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adieu
(int) "Farewell!" (n) a farewell
advent
(n) an arrival; a coming into place or view
apex
(n) the highest point, tip
assimilate
(v) to absorb fully or make one's own; to adopt as one's own; to adapt fully
bogus
(adj) false, counterfeit
exorbitant
(adj) unreasonably high; excessive
interim
(n) the time between (adj) temporary, coming between two points in time
inundate
(v) to flood, overflow; to overwhelm by numbers or size
malign
(v) to speak evil of, slander; (adv) evil
meander
(v) to wander about, wind about; (n) a sharb turn or twist
metropolis
(n) a large city; the chief city of an area
momentous
(adj) very important
obstreperous
(adj) noisy; unruly, disorderly
pensive
(adj) thoughtful; melancholy
perilous
(adj) dangerous
shoddy
(adj) of poor quality; characterized by inferior workmanship
sprightly
(adj) lively, full of life; spicy, flavorful
surly
(adj)angry and bad-tempered; rude
tirade
(n) long, angry speech, usually very critical
vagrant
(n) an idle wanderer, tramp; (adj) wandering aimlessly
assurance
(n) a pledge; freedom from doubt, self-confidence
asylum
(n) an institution for the care of children, elderly people, etc.; a place for safety
console
(v) to comfort; (n) the keyboard of an organ; a control panel for an electrical or mechanical device.
dilate
(v) to make or become larger or wider; to expand upon
dross
(n) refuse, waste products
dwindle
(v) to lessen, diminish
flippant
(adj) lacking in seriousness; disrespectful, saucy
immunity
(n) resistance to disease; freedom from some charge or obligation.
institute
(v) to establish, set up. (n) an organization for the promotion of learning
liability
(n)a debt; something disadvantageous
preposterous
(adj) ridiculous, senseless
pugnacious
(adj) quarrelsome, fond of fighting
rabid
(adj) furious, violently intense, unreasonably extreme; mad; infected with rabies
realm
(n)a kingdom, a region or field of study
rejuvenate
(v) to make young again; to make like new
remunerate
(v) to reward, pay, reimburse
sparse
(adj) meager, scant; scattered
sterling
(adj) genuine, excellent; made of silver of standard fineness
venture
(n) a risky or daring undertaking; (v) to expose to danger; to dare
warp
(v) to twist out of shape; (n) an abnormality
auxiliary
(adj) giving assistance or support; (n) a helper, aid
candid
(adj.) frank, sincere; impartial; unposed
cubicle
(n.) a small room or compartment
drudgery
(n.) work that is hard and tiresome
envoy
(n.) a representative or messenger (as a government)
escalate
(v.) to elevate; to increase in intensity
expedient
(n.) a means to an end; (adj.) advantageous, useful
feign
(v.) to pretend
flair
(n.) a natural quality, talent, or skill; a distinctive style
grievious
(adj.) causing sorrow or pain; serious
heterogeneous
(adj.) composed of different kinds, diverse.
horde
(n.) a vast number (as of people); a throng
impel
(v) to force, drive forward
incredulous
(adj) disbelieving, skeptical
inscribe
(v)to write or engrave; to enter a name on a list
monologue
(n) a speech by one actor; a long talk by one person
prognosis
(n) a forecast of the probable course and outcome of a disease or situation
rasping
(adj) with harsh, grating sound; (n) a harsh shound
repugnant
(adj) offensive, disagreeable, distasteful
scuttle
(v) to sink a ship by cutting holes in it; to get rid of something in a decisive way; to run hastily, scurry; (n) a pail
adept
(adj) thoroughly skilled; (n) an expert
aspire
(v) to have ambitious hopes or plans, strive toward a higher goal, desire earnestly; to ascend
bleak
(adj) bare, dreary, dismal
chide
(v) to blame; scold
despicable
(adj) worthy of scorn, contemptible
diminutive
(adj)small, smaller than most others of the same type
emancipate
(v.) to free from slavery; to release or liberate
erroneous
(adj) incorrect, containing mistakes
exploit
(v) to make use of, develop; to make improper use of for personal profit; (n) a feat, deed
extemporaneous
(adj) made or delivered on the spur of the moment
impair
(v) to make imperfect, damage, harm
invincible
(adj) not able to be defeated, unbeatable
languid
(adj) drooping; without energy, sluggish
mire
(n) mud; wet, swamp ground; a tough situation. (v) to get stuck
obtrusive
(adj) forward; undesirably prominent; thrust out
preamble
(n.) an introduction to a speech or a piece of writing.
render
(v) to cause to become; to perform; to deliver officially; to process, extract
rugged
(adj) rough, irregular; severe, sterm, strong, stormy
skeptical
(adj) inclined to doubt; slow to accept somthing as true
slipshod
(adj) untidy in dress, personal habits, etc.; careless, sloppy
brevity
(n) shortness
comport
(V) to conduct or bear oneself, behave ;to be in agreement
concise
(adj) expressing much in a few words
demure
(adj) sober or serious in manner,modest
depreciation
(N) a lessoning in value; a belittleing
deteriorate
(V) to lower in quality or value; to wear away
divulge
(V) to tell,reveal; to make public
enlighten
(adj) to free from ignorance and false ideas; possessing sound understanding
forestall
(V) to prevent by acting first
garble
(V) to distort in such a way as to make unintelligible
proponent
(n) one who puts forward a proposal; one who supports a cause or belief
quaver
(v) to shake, tremble; to trill
recoil
(v) to spring back, shrink
recoup
(v) to make up for, regain
reek
(n) an unpleasant smell
relentless
(adj) unyielding, harsh, without pity
rivulet
(n) a small stream
squander
(v) to spend foolishly, waste
staccato
(adj) detached or disconnected in sound or style
statute
(n) a law
appreciable
enough to be noticed
autocratic
absolute in power or authority
blanch
to remove the color from; to turn pale
blasphemy
an act showing contempt from something sacred
brawny
strong; muscular
concerted
planned or performed in cooperation with others
contend
to fight, struggle for; compete
humane
kind
illustrious
very famous;distinguished
intolerable
unbearable
irreverent
disrespectful
laborious
not easy, requiring hard work
lithe
bending easily;limber
maltreat
to abuse
ponder
to consider carefully
subversive
intended to undermine or overthrow
synthetic
artificial
temperate
mild, moderate
venemous
poisonous, spiteful; mean
wily
sly, shrewd, cunning