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imperceptible
exhibiting keen awareness of one's environment through physical sensation; very slight, subtle, not perceived
dragooning
vb. forcing or attempting to force into submission; compelling or coercing
truculent
adj. feeling or showing ferocity; aggressively self-assertive
shiftless
adj. lazy, inefficient, lacking in resourcefulness
mordant
adj. caustic, acerbic, scathing, penetrating, biting
dissolution
n. closure, disbanding, termination, suspernsion, conclusion
emanating
adj. originating, starting, coming, beginning, stemming, springing, deriving
diffidently
adv. shyly, self-effacingly, timidly, hesitantly
illusory
adj. deceptive, unreal, illusive; producing, based on, or having the nature of delusion
petulant
adj. impatient or irratible; peevish
fatious
adj. complacently stupid or inane; silly, foolish
sublime
adj, n, v. elevated or lofty in thoughts, language, etc.
impervious
adj. incapable of being penetrated
pedagogy
n. the function or work of a teacher
atoll
n. a ring shaped coral reef of a string of closely spaced small coral islands
pariah
n. somebody dispised and avoided by other people
rend
v. to tear apart forcibly
pusillanimous
adj. cowardly
demur
v. to object
condole
v. to express sympathy
noisome
adj. harmful or offensive esp. to the sense of smell
ken/ kenning
n. range of sight or understanding
wanton
adj. done maliciously or unjustifiable; extravagant or excessive; lascivious, lewd
consternation
n. a sudden, alarming amazement or dread that results in utter confusion
apathy
n. abscence or supression of passion, emotion, or excitement
empathy
n. the identification of feelings or thoughts of another
conjecture
n. the formation or expression of an opinion or theory wihtout sufficient evidence or proff
obsequiously
adv. in a complying or fawning manner
ensconded
v. to be settled or established
tractable
adj. capable of being easily led, taught, or controlled; docile, easily handled, managed, or wrought; malleable
taciturn
adj. temperamentally disinclined to talk
intimated
past tense v. communicated delicately and indirectly, hinted
whelp
v. to give birth to; to bring forth
retinue
n. a group of retainers or attendants
incumbent
ajd. required; obligatory; holding a specified office, lying, resting or pressing with its weight on something else
intermet
n. the act or ritual of interring
pervade
v. to spred throughout; permeate
salient
adj. projecting or jutting beyond a line; stiking, conspicuous, prominent, noticeable
inveigle
v. to lead astry or win over by deceitful flattery; to obtain by cajolery
contentious
adj. always ready to argue; quarrelsome
convalescence
n. gradual recover after illness; the perious of such recovery
droll
adj. amusingly odd, whimsically comical
irate
adj. arising from anger
mire
n. heavy and often deep mud or slush

v. to stick or sing in or as if in mud
castrate
v. to deprive of sex glands
disparage
v. to lower in rank or reputation, degrade; belittle
staunch
adj. firm, strong, steadfast, loyal, resolute

v. to stop a liquid from flowing; to stop a wound from bleeding
alacrity
n. cheerful readiness
din
n. a lound confused mixture of noises
pernicious
adj. destructive, very harmful
topid
adj. lethargic, sluggish
lurid
adj. vivid, glaring, shocking, sensational
auspicious
adj. showing promise, favorable
impassively
adj. in a manner not susceptible to pain or suffering; apathetically, in an unmoved manner
deference
adj. submission or sourteous yielding to the opinion, wished, or judement of another; courteous respect
dirge
n. a slow, mournful musical composition; a funeral hymn or lament; a mournful or elegiac poem or other literary work
transgress
v. to go beyond or over (a limit or boundary); to act in violation of
untrammeled
adj. not limited or restricted, unrestrained
entrails
n. internal parts, organs
welter
n. a confused mass, a jumble
v. to wallow, roll, or toss about, as in mus or high seas
knave
n. an unprincipled, crafy fellow; a male servant
countenance
n. appearance, especially of the face; face or facial feature; support or approval
cogitation
n. thoughtful consideration, meditation, a serious thought
construe
v. interpret, to make sense of, analyze the structure or; translate
dank
adj. aisagreeably dark or humid
render
v. to submit or present; to make available or provide; to give what is due or awed, to return, to surrender
augur
v. to predict or fortell from omens

n. a seer or prophet
unassailiable
adj. impossible to dispute or to disapprove; undeniable
rend
v. to tear at something violently out of anguish or rage; to distress somebody
(at) bay
n. a position of no escape
proscription
n. the act of condemning or forbidding something, the condition of having been denounced or exiled
garrulous
adj. excessively talkative
penchant
n. inclination, strong liking
refractory
adj. obstinate; resistant to treatment
abscond
v. to hide, run away, esp to avoid punishment for a wrongdoing
cache
n. a secret hiding place; a store of weapons or treasures, a store of food left for use by travelers to place in a chachet
canard
n. false, deliberately made up word or story
collusion
n. secret agreement for a decietful peace, conspiracy
connive
v. to cooperate secretly with someone for a deceitful purpose; conspire
duplicity
n. double-dealing; hypocritical deception
subterfuge
n. trick or plan to conceal one's true objective; strategem, deception
inchoate
adj. just begun, only party in existence, incomplete
tyro
n. beginner in learning something, novice; neophyte
tome
n. one volume, or "cut", of a work of two or more volumes; any heavy, large, or scholarly book
postprandial
adj. occurring after a meal, after dinner
prescient
adj. seeming to have knowledge of events before they occur; gifted with foresight
decry
v. to depreciate officially or publicly; to express strong disapproval of; disparage
perturbed
v/ adj. distrubed greatly in mind; disquiet; thrown into confusion; disorder, discomposed
tenor
n. a drift of something spoken or written; an exact copy of a writing
abject
adj. cast down in spirit; showing utter hopelessness or resignation
prate
v. to talk longly and idly
raucous
adj. disagreeable harsh or strident; hoarse; boisterously disorderly
licentious
adj. lacking legal or moral restraints; marked by disregard for strict rules of correctless
abeyance
n. a lapse in succession during which there is no person in whom a title is vested; temporary inactivity; suspension
lugubriously
adv. mournfully (esp. exaggeratedly or affectedly mournful, dismally)
truncated
adj. cut short; lacking an expected or normal element at the beginning or end
extricated
v. to distinguish from a related thing; to free or remove from an entanglement or difficulty; to free or umbind from what hold back-- implies care or ingenuity
mendacious
adj. given to or characterized by decption or fasehood which often is not intended to genuinely mislead or delude
temerity
n. unreasonable or foolheardy contempt of danger or opposition; an act or instance of temerity
portent
n. somthing that foreshadows a coming event
succinct
adj. marked by compace precise expression without wasted words
rancor
n. bitter, deep-seeded ill will
forbearance
n. a refraining from the enforcement of something that is due
credulity
n. inclination toward belief on slight evidence
prosaic
adj. laking imagination or excitement; factual, dull