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abash
embarrass
abate
lessen; decrease
abominable
disgusting
abridge
to cut to fewer words
beleguer
to beset; harass
abut
to touch at one end or edge
beneficent
kind; doing good
acquiensce
to give in quietly
accost
approach someone and speak
acquisition
something obtained
bestow
to confer as a gift or honor
betrothed
engaged to be married
blithe
carefree
browbeat
to frighten through the use of harsh words
brunt
the main force of a blow or attack
cite
to quote as an authority
comely
pleasant-looking
concerted
arranged by agreement; done together
connotation
an implied meaning
deference
a delay; setting aside for the future
defile
to make disgusting; to spoil
degenerate
to decline in physical, mental, or moral qualities
deign
courteous respect or regard
deluge
a flood; overwhelming amount of something
deprecate
disparaging; belittling; showing an unfavorable opinion
derogatory
to express disapproval of something
dissipate
to scatter; to waste
exacting
strict; make severe demands
exhaustive
thorough; compregensive
exonerate
to prove blameless; to excuse completely
expedite
to make a task easier
expletive
an oath or exclamation
faction
a group of people within a large group, usually causing conflict
factious
causing disunity
fallible
capable of erring
fastidious
hard to please; particular
felicitous
well chosen for the occasion
fidelity
faithfulness; accuracy
filial
expected of a son or daughter
gird
to prepare for action; surround
goad
to prod into action
heinous
grossly hateful and wicked
idiomatic
characteristic of a particular language
imperious
overbearing; arrogant
impetuous
acting on impulse
impotent
powerless
impromptu
spontaneous
ingratiate
to bring oneself into someone's good graces
inherent
essentially part of
innocuous
having no injurious or adverse effects
insatiable
incapable of being satisfied
insidious
treacherous; working in a hidden but dangerous way
insular
isolated; narrow-minded
interminable
endless
lucrative
profitable
malevolent
showing or having ill will toward others
martyr
one who sacrifices greatly for the sake of a belief