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serendipity
N.
making a delightful discovery by accident
notorious
Adj.
well known but for negative reasons
toil
V.
to work very hard for a long time with great effort
trivial
Adj.
not important or having little value
balderdash
N.
senselesss jumble of words that has no real meaning
heed
V.
to pay close attention to, listen to, or to take note of
balk
V.
to stop in a stubborn way and refuse to go on
glean
V.
to gather tidbits left behind by others; take in bit by bit such as information or knowledge
delectable
Adj.
very pleasing, delightful, or delicious
judicious
Adj.
showing, having , or using good judgement; being careful and considering the consequences
etiquette
N.
the set of rules, habits, or customs for proper conduct or behavior in polite company
indisposed
Adj.
too sick or weak to preform one's normal duties
pandemonium
N.
a wild up roar, a noisy confusion, or a disordrly outburst
cache
N.
a hiding place for things such as goods
incognito
Adv.
in disguise or with one's true identity hidden
abode
N.
a place where someone lives
misnomer
N.
an error in the name of a person, place, or thing
cliche
N.
a saying or expression that has been over used
canvass
V.
to go door to door getting every information you can get
harbinger
N.
a person or thing that comes before to announce or indicate what to follow
obscure
Adj.
not a lot of people know about
quail
V.
to draw back in fear or to lose courage
bedlam
N.
a state of noisy confusion and uproar
rotund
Adj.
having a rounded,plum shape
bestow
V.
to give something as a gift or a honor
soiree
N.
an evening party or social gathering
wheedle
V.
to try to convince by means of flattery, charm, and sweet talk
reminisce
V.
to remember, talk over, or think about past experiences or events
wane
V.
to gradually get smaller
prognosticate
V.
to make a prediction based on data, or to indicate before hand
bleak
Adj.
cheerless and depressing,loney, and raw
eligible
Adj.
having the necessary qualities or meeting the requirements
eloquent
Adj.
describes a speech that is powerful, persuasive, or moving and that flows with grace, dignity, and emotion
denizen
N.
inhabitant of a certain place or region
conundrum
N.
puzzling question, problem, or riddle
preside
V.
to hold position of authority
innovation
N.
a change made in the unusual way of doing things
ardent
Adj.
enthusiastic
persnickety
Adj.
extremly fussy
mellifluous
Adj.
sweetly or smoothly flowing
askew
Adj.
not strait
scant
Adj.
barely enough or not quite full
knack
N.
a special skill
treskaidekaphobia
N.
a great fear of the number 13
xenophobia
N.
the fear or dislike of strangers or foreigners
ruse
N.
a trick designed to mislead
torrent
N.
heavy downpour
levity
N.
humor, cheerfulness
nebulous
Adj.
hazy, cloudy, or confused
iota
N.
a very small amount
the ninth letter in the greek alphabet
jaunty
Adj.
stylish
skirmish
N.
a brief fight of confrontation
candid
Adj.
honest and open
promenade
v.
to go for a pleasent walk
hallow
V.
to make scared or holy
monogram
N.
a design made up of a person's initials
nostalgic
Adj.
having a bittersweet longing for things in the past
amiable
Adj.
good natured
versatile
Adj.
flexible or useful in many ways