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abate
to reduce or lessen in degree or intensity
abject
being of the most contemptable kind, brought low in condition or status
affable
easy and pleasant to speak to
altercation
a vehament quarrel
animosity
bitter hostility or open emnity
antecendent
going before, preceeding
arrears
an unpaid or overdue debt, an unfufilled obligation
assiduous
constant in application or attention, busy, dilligent
augur
a prophet or soothsayer
aversion
a fixed or intense dislike
cadence
balenced, rhythmic flow,as of poetry or oretory
capitulate
to surrender, give up resistance
caricature
a representation in which distinctive features are deliberately exagerated to procude a comic or grotesque effect
circuitous
a roundabout or lengthy path
clemency
a disposition to show mercy, mildness
commiserate
to feel or express sorry or pity
complacent
ontented to a fault, self satisfied
consign
to entrust, to deliver
conspicuous
easy to notice, obvious
corroborate
to strengthen or support with other evidence, to make certain
deference
courtious respect, submission to the feelings of another
deign
to think appropriat eto one's dignity
despondent
feeling or expressing a dejected mood
deffidence
timidity or shyness
dissipate
to drive away, disperse
efficacy
power or capacity to produce a desired effect
epoch
a particular time in history, age
evanescence
the event of fading or gradually disappearing from sight
expeditious
aciting or done with speed and efficiency
fidelity
faithfulness to obligations, duties, or observences
furtive
characterized by stealth
glib
performed with a natural offhand ease
imperitive
expressing a command or plea, necessary
implacable
impossible to placate or appease
imanimate
lacking qualities associating with activity or life
incorrigible
incapable of being corrected or reformed
incumbant
imposed as an obligation or duty, holding an office
infallible
incapable of falling or erring, certain
inscrutable
difficult to fathom or understand
insolent
presumptuous and insulting in manner or speech, arrogant, rude
inundate
to cover with water, to overwhelm, to swamp
juncture
the act of joining, a point in time, a meeting point
lethargy
a state of sluggishness or inactivity
levity
lightness of manner of speech, frivolity
lucrative
producing wealth, profitable
magnanimous
courageously noble in mind and heart
mercenary
motivated soley by a desire for monetary or material gain
modicum
a token amount
obliterate
to do away with completely
obsequious
full of or exhibiting servile complience
ominous
menecing, threatening
ostensible
representing or as such, obvious
pernicious
tending to cause death or serious injury
perpetuate
to cause or continue indefinately
pilfer
to steal ( a small amount)
propensity
an innate inclination, tendency
rejoinder
an answer, especially to a reply
render
to submit or present, as for consideration, to give or make available, to portray
retaliate
to return like for like, especiually evil for evil
ruminate
to turn a matter over and over in the mind
sagacity
the quality of being discerning, sound in judgement, or farsighted
sallow
a broad covered willow, a sickly appearence, yellowish
sanguine
red of blood, or a healthy demenor, happy
servile
abjectly submissive, slavish
spectral
or or resembling a ghost
stint
a length of time spent in a particular way
stolid
having or revealing little emotion or sensibility
sumptuous
lavish
supercilious
feeling or showing haughty disdain
supplicate
to ask for humbly or earnestly, as if by praying
tremulous
marked by trembling
trenchant
forceful, effective, rigorous
ubiquitous
omnipresent
vermins
loathsome or highly offensive, small insects