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equivocal
open to two or more interpretations
equivocate
be unclear in order to mislead or withhold information
frugal
economical
frustrate
hinder or prevent efforts, plans, or desires of
imply
express or state indirectly; suggest
impugn
attack as false or wrong
impetuous
marked by violent force
implement
apply in a manner consistent with its purpose or design
surreptitious
marked by quiet and caution and secrecy
abscond
run away with something
absolve
forgive a sin
access
ability to enter
accord
concurrence of opinion
accost
speak to someone
acknowledge
declare to be true
acquire
come into possession of something
acquisition
acquiring possession of something
acute
short but serious, as in pain
adjudicate
judge
admirable
deserving admiration
adorn
decorate
adulate
flatter
adulation
exaggerated and hypocritical praise
adversity
affliction
aesthetic
pertaining to art or beauty
affront
an open or public insult
agile
able to move quickly and easily
alacrity
eagerness, readiness to move quickly
alienate
to put off, estrange
ambiguous
having more than one possible meaning
ambivalent
having conflicting feelins about a person or idea
amicable
friendly
animate
to bring to life
apathetic
feeling emotionless, unmoved, disinterested, without care
appalling
creating shock, horror, dismay
ascribe
credit or blame something on a specific cause, event, or person
assert
to declare as true
assiduous
done with great care or attention to detail
astute
clever, shrew, smart
assume
to believe without adequate evidence
audacious
bold, daring, fearless
avarice
greed
barter
to trade goods and services
belligerent
having warlike qualities
beneficial
in someone's interest; helpful
berate
to scold thoroughly
bias
an opinion, a prejudice for one idea or point of view
cajole
to coax with insincere talk
canvass
to look over carefully; seek opinions, esp. about voting
castigate
to punish or bawl out
clarify
make something clear and easier to understand
cohere
stick together, united in action
colloquial
words or expressions from ordinary speech (too informal for writing)
collusion
a secret aggreement (usually illegal)
corroborate
support with evidence
decorous
characterized by good taste in manners and conduct
defiant
boldly resisting authority
deleterious
harmful
demeanor
outward appearance
depict
give a description of
deplore
express strong disapproval of
desolate
devastated or ravaged
despise
look down on with disdain
destitution
poverty
digression
wandering from the main subject or point
discern
distinguish
discretion
freedom to act on one's own
disdain
a feeling of intense dislike
disingenuous
giving a false appearance of frankness
disparage
to discredit; to speak ill of
divulge
to make known; unveil
efficacious
capable of creating the desired effect
egregious
terrible; amazingly bad; horrible
elicit
to draw out; evoke
eloquent
forcefully and professionally spoken
emphatic
expressed with great force
emulate
to imitate a person one admires
endorse
to give approval to; support
enervate
to sap of strength, life, vigor
enigmatic
perplexing; baffling
enmity
hostility
eradicate
get rid of, wipe out; destroy
evident
easily seen; obvious
exacerbate
to incrase or make worse; intensify
exasperation
state of great irritation or annoyance
exclude
keep out; shut out
exculpate
free from guilt or blame
exemplary
a model; something worthy of imitation
exorbiant
above and beyond what is reasonable
expedite
to hasten, speed up, or facilitate
explicit
clearly stated; plain; easy to understand
extricate
to free, release, or disentangle
fallacious
misleading or deceptive; simply untrue
fallible
capable of making a mistake
feasible
doable, possible
fluent
flowing, usually related to language facility
forlorn
deserted or abandoned; sad or abandoned look