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abrogate
(v) to repeal, cancel, declare null and void
ambient
(adj) completely surrounding, encompassing
asperity
(n) roughness, severity; bitterness or tartness
burnish
(v) to make smooth or glossy by rubbing, polish;
(n) gloss, brightness, luster
cabal
(n) a small group working in secret
delectable
(adj) delightful, highly enjoyable; deliciously flavored, savory.
(n) an appealing or appetizing food or dish.
deprecate
(v) to express mild disapproval; to belittle
detritus
(n) loose bits and pieces of material resulting from disintegration or wearing away; fragments that result from any destruction
ebullient
(adj) overflowing with enthusiasm and excitement; boiling, bubbling
eclectic
(adj) drawn from different sources;
(n) one whose beliefs are drawn from various sources
flaccid
(adj) limp, not firm; lacking vigor or effectiveness
impecunious
(adj) having little or no money
inexorable
(adj) inflexible, beyond influence; relentless, unyielding
moribund
(adj) dying, on the way out
necromancer
(n) one who claims to reveal or influence the future through magic, especially communication with the dead; in general, a magician or wizard
onerous
(adj) burdensome; involving hardship or difficulty
rife
(adj) common, prevalent, widespread, happening often; full, abounding; plentiful, abundant, replete
rudiments
(n. pl.) the parts of any subject or discipline that are learned first; the earliest stages of anything
sequester
(v) to set apart, separate for a special purpose; to take possession of and hold in custody
winnow
(v) to get id of something unwanted, delete; to sift through to obtain what is desirable; to remove the chaff from the wheat by blowing air on it; to blow on, fan
aesthetic
(adj) pertaining to beauty; sensitive or responsive to beauty
defunct
(adj) no longer in existence or functioning, dead
discomfit
(v) to frustrate, thwart, or defeat; to confuse, perplex, or embarrass
espouse
(v) to take up and support; to become attached to, adopt; to marry
fetish
(n) an object believed to have magical powers; an object of unreasoing devotion or reverence
gregarious
(adj) living together in a herd or group; sociable, seeking the company of others
hapless
(adj) marked by a persistent absence of good look
impeccable
(adj) faultless, beyond criticism or blame
importune
(v) to trouble with demands; to beg for insistently
interpolate
(v) to insert between other parts or things; to present as an addition or correction
irreparable
(adj) incapable of being repaired or rectified
laconic
(adj) concise, using few words
languish
(v) to become weak, feeble, or dull; to droop; to be depressed or dispirited; to suffer neglect
mendacious
(adj) given to lying or deception; untrue
nadir
(n) the lowest point
omnipresent
(adj) present in all places at all times
perfunctory
(adj) done in a superficial or halfhearted manner; without interest or enthusiasm
plaintive
(adj) expressive of sorrow or woe, melancholy
requite
(v) to make suitable repayment, as for a kindness, service, or favor; to make retaliation, as for an injury or wrong; to reciprocate
tantamount
(adj) equivalent, having the same meaning, value, or effect