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Serendipity
Making fortunate discoveries by accident
Zenith
The highest point
Cleave
To split, also, to cling
Abject
At a low state
Faux Pas
A social blunder
Dearth
A lack of
Panache
dash, verve
Ineffable
Incapable of being expressed
Facetious
Playfully jocular
Pliant
Bendable
Adulate
To admire excessively
Affinity
A natural liking for
Amorphous
Able to morph into different shapes
Commensurate
Of the same standard as another
Corpulent
Fat
Obdurate
Stubborn
Perfunctory
Done routinely with little care
Benign
Harmless
Enervate
to weaken
Imminent
coming soon
Eminent
standing above others
Prosaic
dull
Peremptory
Putting an end to debate
Nefarious
imfamously wicked
Epiphany
A sudden comprehension of reality
Cavalier
a gentleman
Resolute
firm and unwavering; determined
Spurious
seemingly real or genuine
Eclectic
Selecting from varied sources
Collusion
Secret meeting to plot
Unbridled
unrestrained
Copious
Abundant
Cataclysmic
consiting of a violent change, such as a flood or earthquake
Obsequious
too eager to please
Diatribe
a bitter statement towards a certain person or group
Prudent
careful to avoid errors
Morose
sullen, gloomy
Implicit
implied; understood
Sagacious
wise
Glean
to collect
Exacerbate
to worsen
Iniquity
a sin
Nepotism
to act of hiring relatives over others
Penultimate
second to last
Iconoclastic
Rebellious
Vacillate
to waver
Capacious
spacious
Duplicity
decption in speech or conduct
Melee
a brawl or fight
Incredulous
Refusing belief; skeptical
Laborious
Requiring much labor
Abscond
To get away from the scene of the crime
Acrimonious
bitterly sarcastic
Antipathy
Hatred
Manifesto
an official declaration of an organized group
Minutia
small detail
Loquacious
talkative
Prodigious
enormous in size or quantity
Venerate
to praise or admire
Prognosis
a prediction or forecast
Bravado
false bravery
Truncate
to reduce
Truncate
to reduce
Redundant
unneccessarily repetitive
Pandemonium
chaos; an uproar
Sequester
to place apart; to separate
Chasm
an opening in the earth's surface
Jaded
world-weary; cynical
Capricious
unpredictable
Trepidation
apprehension
Ubiquitous
omnipresent
Nominal
so slight as to be hardly worth naming
Exhort
to urge by earnest appeal
Fallacious
deceptive
Lucid
easily understood
Indolent
idle, inactive
Ruminate
To ponder
Contentious
quarrelsome
Plethora
a variety
Ephemeral
Lasting only a short time
Efficacious
efficient
Foray
to venture out to raid
Juxtapose
to put contrasting things next to each other
Milieu
a niche
Immutable
not changing or altering
Leery
suspicious
Lacerate
to cut or tear
Impromptu
not planned
Acclimate
To adapt
Corroborate
to confirm or support
Insatiable
can't be satisfied
Reverie
daydream
Feign
To fake or pretend
Unremitting
not stopping
Insidious
causing harm
Gesticulate
to make gestures
Invincible
cannot be defeated
Pariah
a social outcast
Tacit
inferred
Flagrant
notorious
Parable
a short tale with a lesson
Impetus
incentive
Expansive
able to expand
Vapid
boring
Ambiance
atmosphere
Raze
to destroy, esp. a building
Incendiary
inciting riot
Truculent
cruel
Finesse
subtle skill or style
Imbue
to drill into the mind
Compliant
willing to comply
Incisive
Sharp or penetrating
Comport
to conduct oneself
Recant
to withdraw a formally held belief
Paradigm
a pattern or example
Daunted
intimidated
Curtail
to cut short
Engender
to produce
Innocuous
having no harmful qualities
Ambivalent
having contradictory emotions
Demure
modest; coy
Aesthetics
relating to the arts
Misogyny
Hatred of women
Myriad
a large number of something
Erratic
irregular
Veracity
a real statement, thing,
Pristine
pure, uncontaminated
Rendezvous
a meeting or appointment
Effervescence
to have lively spirits; bubbly
Ingenuous
innocent; artless
Deviation
a course different from the norm
Utopia
paradise
Indict
to charge with a crime
Optimum
a most efficient
Harry
To harrass
Virtuoso
an extremely talented musician
Thespian
an actor
Lackluster
dull
Fortuitous
occurring by chance; lucky
Arid
dry
Abeyance
a suspension
Avant-Garde
a style ahead of one's time
Quandary
A problem
Aggrandize
to make larger
Maverick
a rebel
Refurbish
to renovate
Prodigal
wastefully extravagant
Nuance
a slight degree of difference
Adamant
Impervious
Nirvana
heaven
Infirmity
a weakness
Sporadic
having no pattern; occurring at intervals