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Insular
Narrow Minded
Resilient
springy, elastic, bouncy
Adventitious
Because of chance
Acculturation
The modification of social paterns
Aura
Atmosphere, surrounds like an atmosphere
Extricate
To free from entaglements or difficulties
Expostulate
Protest, complain
Flout
mock
Proclivity
natural or habitual or tendency
Sangfroid
Coolness, self assurance
Seditious
Rebellious
Nominal
to small to be considered or taken seriously
Decadence
Decline, decay,
Transcend
To rise above or beyond
Umbrage
Shade cast by trees
Approbation
Approval
Hackneyed
used so often to lack freshness or originality
Prerogative
Special right or provilege
Elicit
call forth,
Assuage
To make easier, to quiet, calm
Coalition
alliance, league, federation
Innuendo
A hint, suggestion
Petulant
Easily irritated
Meritorious
Worthy, deserving
Unctuos
excessively smooth, trying to hard to give a good impression
Circuitous
not direct, indirect
expedite
to make easy, speed up
querulous
Peevish, complaining
infer
guess
Remonstrate
to argue, protest against
non commitial
no definite, wont say yes or no
Peculate
to steal something that has been given into your trust
equitable
fair, right, reasonable
Sleazy
Thin or flimsy, cheap
Inscrutable
incable of being understood.
irrevocable
cannot be changed
Commiserate
feel sorry for
amorphous
without definite form.
reverberate
re-echo
interloper
one who moves in where he or she is not wanted
ex officio
by virtue of holding a certain office
millennium
period of 1000 years
ameliorate
to improve, make better
inveigh
to make a violent attack in words
exhort
to urge strongly
epitome
summary
bombastic
words intended to conceal a lack of ideas
permeate
to spread
occult
mysterious, supernatural
infringe
to violate, trespass
stringent
strict, stern
aplomb
great self confidence
scourge
to punish severly
gossamer
thin, light, delicate, flimsy
affable
courteous and pleasant, easy to speak to
intercede
to plead on behalf
Hiatus
a gap, opening, break
Simulate
to make a pretense of, imitate
jaded
wornout, dulled
Drivel
saliva or mucus flowing from the mouth or nose
Precipitate
moisutre falling.
abominate
to have intense dislike or hatred for
Ascribe
to assign or refer to
Tenuous
thin, slender, not dense
Vitriolic
bitter, sarcastic
Wheedle
to use coaxing or flattery
Enjoin
to direct or order
disabuse
to free from deception or error
sepulchral
funeral,
Surmise
to believe with evidence
ingratiate
to make oneself agreable
intrinsic
organic
Lurid
causing shock, horror
lassitude
lack of energy
Callow
without experience
Surreptitious
secret
Fetter
shackles on feet
immutable
not subject to change
transmute
to change from one nature to form another
amnesty
a general pardon for an offense against a government
Sedulous
persistent
Scurrilous
abbusive, vulgar
blazon
broadcast
soporific
to cause sleep
percept
a rule of conduct
aggrandize
to increase in greatness or power
erudite
scholarly, learned bookish
propensity
natural
repudiate
to disown, reject
contraband
illegal traffic, smuggled goods
unwieldy
not easily carried
Transient
lasting only a short time
Scathing
bitterly severe
axiomatic
taken for granted
vapid
dull, uninteresting
salutary
helpful
inadvertent
accidental
filch
to steal
fractious
tending to be troublesome
Caveat
a warning, caution
ferment
great excitement
expiate
make up for
straightlaced
extremely strict
autonomy
self government