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auspicious
favorable;fortunate
intrepid
very brave; fearless; unshakable
precipice
a very steep cliff; the brink or edge of diasaster
rectify
to make right, correct
reprieve
a temporary relief or delay
revile
To attack with words, to call bad names
arbitrary
unreasonable; based on one's wishes or whims without regards for reason or fairness
morose
having a gloomy or sullen manner' not friendly or sociable
rebut
to offer arguments or evidence that contradicts an assertion; to refute
stagnant
not running or flowing, foul from standing still, inactive, sluggish, dull
succumb
To give way to superior force; yield
atone
To make up for
dilligent
hardworking, industrious, not lazy
doleful
sad; dreary
kew
to shape or cut down with an ax; to hold to
incessant
never stopping, going on all the time
lucid
easy to understand, clear; rational, sane
superflous
exceeding what is sufficien or required
supplant
to take the place of, supersede
taunt
to jeer at, mock; An insulting or mocking remark
tenacious
holding fast; holding together firmly, persistant
assimilate
to absorb fully or make one's own; to adopt as one's own; to adapt fully.
exorbitant
unreasonably high; excessive
interim
The time between; temporary, coming between two point in time
malign
To speak evil of, slander; evil
surly
Angry and bad-tempered; rude
tirade
a long, angry speech, usually very critical
vagrant
An idle wanderer, tramp; wandering aimlessly
assurance
A pledge; freedom from doubt, self-confidence
flippant
lacking in seriousness; disrespectful, saucy
venture
A risky or daring undertaking; to expose to danger; to dare
expedient
A means to an end; advantageous, useful
heterogeneous
composed of differnt kinds, divers
scuttle
To sink a ship by cutting holes in it; to get rid of something in a decisive way; to run hastily, scurry; a pail