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accord
agreement
acute
sharp
allegory
everything stands for something
parable
allusion
referance to somehting literary
amenable
agreeable, ready
anathema
curse
barbarity
acting like a barbarian; cruelty
beneficent
doing good
cajole
persuade by means of flattery
caveat
a warning or caution
conjecture
surmise
deference
courteous yeilding
deplorable
tragic, aweful
desolate
lifeless
drivel
meaningless talk, nonsense
earnest
determined or sincere
edifice
building that is impossing in size
emanicipate
to free from authority, liberate
emulate
to immitate
enumerate
to count off or name one by one, to list
evanescent
vanishing
exult
to leap for joy
heterodox
contraryor different to acknowleged standard (his teachings were heterodox as he taught us from the top of the table)
hackneyed
overuse, cliche, made commonplace
impertinent
irrelevant
incessant
continuous
incisive
sharp (intelligent)
inclement
severe in temper, or action, harsh
indubitable
most certain
infamy
well known for criminal act
inscrutable
difficult to understand
invariably
constantly, w/o fail
lassitude
tired, weary
lurid
terrible, gruesome
marrow
core
meloncholy
depressed
misdemeanor
lesser type crime
nebulous
cloudy, not definte "Thoreau's ideas are nebulous"
nutriment
anything that aids to development, ailment
orthodox
the norm
pathos
qualityof work to evoke passion or pitiful response
perverse
directed away from what is good and right
physiognomy
physical features
plebeian
crude vulgar, common person "plebeian joke"
precocious
mature for young age, exhibiting early aptitutde
proclivity
natural propensity
prodigious
marvelous, extrodinary in size
propagate
to multiply in number, to breed, to publicize, spread
providence
will of god
quicken
to make faster, accelerate, to make alive
raiment
clothing, apparel
rend
to tear violently, to split
repudiate
to reject the validity of
salient
prominent or conspicious
scathing
bitterly sever as a remark- a scathing review of the play
scintillating
brillinatly clever, animated
scruples
principles, morales
simulate
to create a representation of
stringent
rigorously binding or extracting, strict
sustenance
sojething to sustain you, food just getting by
college student eats roman noodles
tempest
a violent windstorm; furious agitation
throng
crowd, large group of poeple
usually a thorng is like a mob or excited people
toil
to work (neg. connotation) the slaves toiled in the field
transcend
to go beyond what is immediately apparent-transcend the limits of thought
vagrant
vagabond
venerable
workthy of deferenace
vigor
intensity of action or effect, act of bodily restraint or force
vitriolic
corrosive, harsh 'vitriolic criticism
vivacity
livliness, animation- the woman's vivacity on wheel of fortune caused for to jump on pat and then vannah.
wanton
uncalled for "wanton disregard
ameliorate
to imporve, make better
usury
the act of lending money in exorbitant interest
vestment
garment worn as an indication of office or state -pope's vestment, wear vestment of english teacher
aprobation
approval
propinquity
things that are close(2 abstract qualitites), similarity, kinship