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Abate
become less in amount or intensity
Less fishing bate
Abberant
markedly different from an accepted norm
ABBnormal BEaR ANT
Abeyance
temporary cessation or suspension
Wagner's Opera Tristan und Isolde oBEYs the emotions of cessation and suspension
Abscond
run away (usually with someone)
CONDi Rice runs away from issues
Abstemious
sparing in consumption (esp. of food and drink)
The plant's STEMious is sparing in its consumption of food and water
Aggregate
a sum total of many heterogenous things taken together
Liberals AGGRIVATE by AGGREGATING many heterogenous cultures and taking them together as one
Alacrity
liveliness or eagerness
ALaCrity Baldwin has a lot of liveliness and has much eagerness to be a jackass.
Amalgamate
to bring or combine something together with something else
AMALGA von Helga loves to MATE so that she can procreate.
Ambivalence
mixed feelings or emotions
The ambulance driver is confused with his mixed feelings towards saving the man who killed his father.
Ameliorate
to make better
AMELIa Kate does NOT make things better by calling every night. So I don't talk to her any more.
Apprise
give information or notice to
Andrew was given a library to hold all the books which he apprised.
Approbation
official approval
Prohibition made a lot of people go on probation because alcohol was not officially approved.
Assiduous
marked by care and consistent effort
A girl is always worried about her ASS and takes consistent effort to care for it.
Assuage
cause to be more favorably inclined; gain good will of
It is best to give your redheaded girlfriend a mASSUAGE to gain her good will and favorable inclination
Attenuate
weaken the consistency of (a chemical substance)
Josh's ATTENsion is weak in its consistency just like a glass of lightly tinted water is surely no excellent iced tea!
Austere
severely simple
Austin Powers is a severely simpleminded comedy.
Aver
report or maintain
In order to AVERt disaster, we must report problems and maintain things.
Banal
obvious and dull
Watching an ANAL person observe a camal swimming in a cANAL is not dull.
Belie
be in contradiction with
My belly is in contradiction with my tastebuds. It's full but they want to taste more food. I hate it when they belie like that.
Bombastic
ostentatiously lofty in style
Hitler's bombastic language is as lofty as his bombers are high in the air.
Boorish
ill-manored and coarse and contemptible in behavior or appearance
Usually people who are always bored are boorish. Their boorishness is generally a symptom of a problem which causes boredom.
Burgeon
grow and flourish
A burgler does not have a burgeoning character, but a boorish one.
Burnish
polish and make shiny
My mother tried to burnish our wood furniture with 409 but only took the varnish off and left us with lumber.
Chicanery
the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually for money)
Mexicans are excellent at chicanery. That's why they call themselves Chicanos.
Coda
the closing section of a musical composition
DaCODA Fanning likes classical music in one of her movies.
Cogent
having the power to influence or convince
A coagent has cogent power and influence on the agent.
Commensurate
corresponding in size or degree
The Commensurate is a group of Prelates who correspond in size and degree to the Consolate.
Convoluted
highly involved or intricate
The evoluted theory is highly involved and intricate in its lies.
Craven
lacking even the rudiments of courage; abjectly fearful
Kraevehn is the coward who betrays Rolphen in the insurrection.
Daunt
cause to lose courage
A daunt task CAUSES fear.
Denigrate
charge falsely with malicious intent; attack the good name of
Deniggars falsely charge whites with a malicious intent.
Deride
treat or speak with contempt
Treat hitchhikers with contempt for taking deride with strangers.
Desiccate
preserve by dehydration
Don't confuse desiccate with desicrate.
Desultory
marked by lack of definite plan or regularity of purpose
The Desultory Sulton on Aladdin lacked definite plan and regularity of purpose.
Diffidence
lack of self-confidence
The diffident don't differ much from the daunt.
Disabuse
free somebody (from false belief)
False belief is abusive to the soul. Disabuse yourself.
Disingenuous
not straightforward or candid; giving false appearance of frankness
Brett is never straightforward with his answers. He often only appears frank.
Disparate
fundamentally different or distinct in kind or quality
Aquinas is very good at making fundamental distinctions. Thomist Disparationism.
Dissemble
make believe with intent to deceive
Rose Jewelry seems to have a dissembling email address that makes you believe with intent to deceive that they are going to respond.
Dissonance
desagreeable sounds
Punk rock
Distend
become wider
Her body distends as she eats more.
Divest
deprive of status or authority
Several Consuls and Prelates were divested by the Princep.
Ebullient
joyously unrestrained
Brett is ebullient.
Effrontery
audacious behavior you have no right to
The rebellious Consuls and Prelates were also accused of effrontery towards the Princep.
Endemic
a disease constantly present to a greater or lesser extent
Liberalism has been endemic in the past several centuries.
Enervate
weaken mentally or morally
Hitler had the power to enervate all whom he met.
Ephemeral
enduring a very short time
Brett's memory is ephemeral
Equanimity
steadiness of mind under stress
Redheads must cultivate equanimity
Exculpate
pronounce not guilty of criminal charges
The Princep exculpated Garus from his false charges
Exigency
a sudden unforseen crisis that requires immediate action
Terri Schaivo's condition was an exigency that was not resolved well.