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amiss
out of proper order
not in correct shape, faulty
antithesis
direct contrast, oppisition
auspicious
attended by favorable circumstances,


marked by success, prosperous
avaricious
immoderately desirous of wealth or gain, greedy
behoove
to be necessary or proper
belie
to picture falsely, misrepresent

to show to be false
blase (accent on e)
uninterested because of frequent exposure or indulgence,

uninterested, nochalant
calumnious
slanderous or defamatory
anarchy
absence of any form of political authority
anomaly
deviation or departure from the norm
apathy
lack of interest, concern, emotion
admonish
to reprove gently but earnestly

to caution
castellated
furnished with turrets and battlements, castle-like
circumvent
to surround, enclose or entrap; to go around, bypass
cleft
to make by cutting, to split with a sharp instument
coalesce
to grow together; fuse
collateral
parallel; subordinate; a guarentee against an obligation
contrition
sincere remorse for wrongdoing; repentance
crystalline
resembling or composed of crystal
cynical
believing that people are motivated by selfish concerns; pessamistic
autocratic
arrogant
benevolence
an act of kindness
capitulate
to surrender
conjecture
to guess, suppose
dearth
a scarce supply, lack
encompass
to form a circle or ring around, surround
droll
amusingly odd or whimslically comical
depreciate
to lessen in price or value
despotic
a rule with absolute power
desultory
moving or jumping from one thing to another
dire
warding or having dreadful consequences; calumnous
dominion
control or the exercise therof, soverignty
chagrin
embarrassment
congenital
existing at birth but not inherited
convivial
socialble; jovial
convoke
to call together
entreat
to ask for or request earnestly
equivocation
a statement that is not literally false bt cleverly avoids an unpleasent truth- falsification by vague or ambiguous language
expostulate
to reason earnestly in an effort to dissuade or correct
felicity
great happiness, bliss
filial
having or assuming the relationship of offspring to parent
garish
marked by strident color or excessive ornementation, gaudy
hone
to whine, moan, hanker, yearn
idiom
regional speech or dialect; "to keep tabs on"

something that can not be understood through literal interpretation
derision
ridicule
egregious
outragious
facile
easy
immutable
unchangeable
imminent
about to occur, impending
impeccable
having no flaws, perfect
incantation
ritual recitation of verbal chams or spells to produce a magic effect
incarnate
invested with bodily nature or form; personified
incognito
with one's identity disquised or concealed
indiscriminate
not making or based on careful distinctions
inexorable
not capable of being persuaded by entreaty, relentless
inexplicable
difficult or impossible to account for
anachronism
something out of its proper time
dolt
stupid person
digress
to stray from the main topic
eulogy
praise for a dead person
infuse
to put into or introduce, to fll or cause to be filled, to imbue or inspire
jocund
sprighty and lighthearted in disposition, character, or quality
lilting
a cheerful or lively manner of speaking
myriad
constituting a very large or indefinate number
nascent
coming into existance, emerging
nonchalant
seeming to be cooly unconcerned or indifferent
opaque
impenetrable by light, refecting light, unintelligable
pall
a cover for a coffin, a gloomy covering for a situation
lucid
shining, easily understood, clear
ludicrous
ridiculous
magnanimous
generous, noble
malevolent
wishing evil
pedagogical
characterized by a haughty manner
perdition
loss of soul, eternal damnation
peruse
to read or examine
pervasive
having the quality or tendency to pervade or permeate
portentous
full of unspecifiable significance, exciting wonder and awe
precept
a rule or principle prescribing a particular course of action or conduct
prodigal
rashly or wastefully extravegant
proficient
having an advanced degree of competance
misanthrope
hater of mankind
mundane
worldly, earthy
nefarious
extremely wicked
obviate
to prevent
provocative
tending to provoke or stimulate
pulsate
to beat
qualm
an uneasy or suddenly disturbing feeling
quandary
a state of uncertainty or perplexity
rapt
to enchant or sieze with rapture
reiterate
to say or do again or repeatedly
requiem
a mass for a deceased person
rueful
inspiring pity or compassion
panacea
cure-all
perspective
relation of parts to one another and to the whole
pseudonym
assumed name to conceal identity
recalcitrant
not obedient
suave
smoothly agreeable and courtious
subversive
intended to overthrow or undermine
sullen
morose or sulky
superfluous
beyond what is expected or sufficient
surcease
to bring or come to a sudden end
tactual
of the sense of touch
transfix
to fix fast, impale; to render motionless
unbrage
resentment or offense
usurp
to sieze or hold by force without legal authority
voracious
ravanous, marked by an insatiable appetite
zephyr
the west wind, insubstantial and passing
zealot
fanatic