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abridge
to shorten
sanguine
optimistic (red colored)
sanction
to give official approval
prologue
an introduction
replete
well provided for, full
radical
extreme
ethics
principles of proper behavior
predilection
preference
lament
to regret, cry, mourn
mollify
to placate, soothe
quandary
dilemna
exhortation
words intended to urge or encourage
supersede
to replace
circuitous
roundabout
sumptuous
lavish, extravagant
endemic
native
exemplary
outstanding
disparage
to belittle
fervent
intensity of feeling
dour
gloomy
vacillate
to fluctuate
chronic
persisting through time
tumult
loud uproar
rancor
bitterness
penchant
preference
discursive
rambling, unfocused
prevaricate
to mislead, lie
penury
extreme poverty
despondent
depressed
chastise
to scold
misgiving
sense of doubt
flagrant
blatant, obvious
munificent
extremely generous
magnanimous
kind, generous
immutable
unchangeable
nullify
to cancel the effect
intransigent
stubborn
illusory
giving a false impression
garrulous
talkative
hedonism
pursuit of pleasure is the sole aim in life
uniform
monotony, sameness
orthodox
conservative, traditional
ameliorate
to improve
rescind
to revoke, cancel
exhume
to dig up a body
enervate
to tire, exhaust
surreptitious
sneaky, stealthy
apathy
lack of caring
ephemeral
short lived, fable
rudimentary
basic, fundamental, primitive