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avarice
excessive greed; desire for wealth
balk
to stop short and refuse to continue; to obstruct
banter
teasing; good-natured joking
bastion
a strong defense; a fort
bawdy
idecent; humorously obscene
bigot
one who is intolerant of another's beliefs, opionions, or values
cajole
to persuade with false promises and flattery
candid
1. outspoken, blunt

2. informal, unposed
capricious
guided by whim rather than reason; changing one's mind suddenly
castigate
to criticize or punish for the purpous of correction
caustic
biting, burning, severe; sharp or sarcastic
charlatan
one who pretends to have more knoledge or skill than he or she really has, especially in the field of medicine
chastise
to punish severely
expound
to explain; to set forth point by point; to interpret
expunge
to erase
extol
to praise highly
extradite
to turn a prisoner over to the jurisdiction of another country or state where the crime was allegedly committed
extraneous
not belonging; foreign; nonessential
extrovent
one who is outgoing, friendly; one who is more intesesting in what is going on around him or her than in his or her own inner being or thoughts
exult
to rejoice over a success or victory
fallacy
a false or mistaken idea
feasible
reasonable, likely; capable of being carried out
fiasco
a complete, ridiculous falure
cynical
inclined to distrust or deny the goodness or sincerity of human motive
decorum
conformity to accept standards of conduct; proper behavior
demagogue
a leader who appeals to the emotions and prejudices of people, especially to advance his own power
demure
quiet and modest
deprecate
to express disapproval of; to depreciate one's effort
destitute
extremely poor; lacking necessities like food and shelter.
diffident
lacking in self-confidence; shy