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abstemious
adj

Moderate, especially in eating and drinking; temperate
cant
n

The secret slang of beggars, thieves, etc.; special words and phrases used by those in a certain occupation
beleaguer
v

To beset as with difficulties; to harass
debunk
v

To expose the false or exaggerated claims of
elicit
v

To draw forth; to evoke; to cause to be revealed
fecund
adj

Productive; fruitful or fertile; prolific
grandiloquent
adj

Using high-flown, pompous, bombastic words and expressions
hegira
n

Any journey made for the sake of safety or as an escape; flight
impecunious
adj

Having no money; poor; penniless
laudatory
adj

Expressing praise; commendatory
martinet
n

Any strict disciplinarian or stickler for rigid regulations
peremptory
adj

Dictatorial; dogmatic; imperious
obtuse
adj

Slow to understand or perceive; dull or insensitive
pariah
n

Outcast; any person despised or rejected by others
recant
v

To withdraw or renounce beliefs or statements, especially in a public or formal manner
sanguine
adj

Cheerful and confident; optimistic; hopeful
torpid
adj

Slow and dull; apathetic
aspersion
n

A damaging or disparaging remark; slander
venal
adj

That can be readily bribed or corrupted
zenith
n

The highest point; peak