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acquisitive
avle to get and retain ideas or information
arrogate
to claim or take without right
banal
commonplace
belabor
to work on excessively
carping
tending to find fauly
coherent
holind or ticking together, making a logical whole
congeal
to change from liquid to a solid
emulate
to imitate with the intent of equaling or surpasing the model
encomium
a formal expression of praise
eschew
to avoid or shun
germane
relevant, appropriate
insatiable
so great or demanding as not to be satisfied
intransigent
refusing to compromise
invidioius
offensive, hateful, tending to cause bitterness and resentment
largesse
generosity in giving, lavish or bountiful contributions
reconnaissance
survey made for military purposes, any kind of preliminary inspection
substantiate
to establish by evidence, prove
taciturn
habitually silent or quiet
temporize
to stall or act evasively in order to gain time
tenable
capable of being held or defended
accost
to approach and speak to first, to confront in a challengin or aggressive way
animadversion
a comment indicating strong criticism or disapproval
avid
desirous of something to the point of greed
brackish
having a salty taste and unpleasant to drink
celerity
swiftness, rapidity of motion or action
devious
straying or wanering from a s traight or direct course; done or acting in a shfty or underhand way
gambit
in chess, an opeing move that incolves risk or sacfrifice of a minor piece in order to gain a later advantage
histrionic
pertaining to actors and thier techniques, tehatrical
incendiary
deliberately setting or cauing fires, designed to start fires
maelstrom
a whirlpool of great size and violence
myopic
nearsighted, lacking a broad, realistic view of a situation
overt
open, not hidden, expressed or revealed in a way that is easily recognized
pejorative
tending to make worse; expressing disapproval or disparagement, derogatory, belittiling
propriety
the state of being proper, approbriateness
sacrilege
improper or disresepctful treatment of something held sacred
summarily
without delay or formality; breifly, concisely
suppliant
asking humbly and earnestly, or one who makes a request humble and earnestly
talisman
an object that sevees as a charm or is believed to confer magical powers
undulate
to move in waves or with a wavelike motion
articulate
to pronounce distinctly; to express well in words; to connect by a joint or joints
cavort
to romp or prance merrily; to make merry
credence
belief, mental acceptance
decry
to condemn
dissemble
to disguise or conceal
distraught
very much agitated or upset as a reslut of emotino or mental conflict
eulogy
a formal statement of commendation (death)
evince
to display clearly; to make evident
exhume
to remoce from a grave; to bring to light
feckless
lacking in spirit and strength
murky
dark and gloomy, obscure
nefarious
wicked, depraved
piquant
stimulating to the taste or mind; spicy, pungent
primordial
developed or created at the very beginning; going back to the most ancient times or earleist stage
propinquity
nearness in place or time
unwonted
not usual or expected; not in character
utopian
founded upon or involving a visionary view of an ideal world
verbiage
language that is too wordy
verdant
green in tint or color; immature in experience or judgement
viscous
having a gelatinous or gluey quality
halcyon
a legendary bird or of or realating to the halcyon; calm peaceful; happy; golden