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adroit
skillful in the use of hands or the mind
adulterate
to corrupt, make worse by the addition of something of lesser value
affiliated
associated , group
artifice
a skillful or an ingenious device; a clever trick
ascertain
to find out something with certainty, to determine
augment
to make larger, increase
averse
having a deep-seated distaste
bequeath
to give or pass on as in an inheritance
bereft
adj. part, deprived of; made unhappy through a loss
cogent
forceful and convincing
craven
cowardly, lacking in courage
cursory
hasty, not thorough
dearth
a lack, scarcity
demise
a death, especially of a person in a lofty position
deploy
v. to position or arrange; to utilize; to form up
esteem
to value somebody or something highly
extol
to praise extravagantly
facile
easily done or attained
finite
with an end or limit; measurable limitations
fortitude
n. courage in facing difficulties
gibe
v. to utter taunting words
n. an expression of scorn
harass
to persistently annoy, attack or bother
impetus
a moving force, impluse
infalliable
free from error
inoppurtune
coming at a bed time, not appropriate, inconvenient
muse
to think about something in a deep and serious way, gaze thoughtfully
nonchalant
indifferent, calm and unconcerned
nostalgia
a longing for something past
panacea
a cure for all ills
pinnacle
a high peak or point
pliable
easily bent, flexible
precedent
an action or decision that can be used as an example, custom or pratice
rampant
growing without check, running wild
redress
compensation or reparationg for a loss, to make things fair or equal
retrogress
to move backward
scrutinize
to examine closely
sojourn
a short stay at a place, brief visit
solace
comfort relief, console, comfort
stately
dignified, majestic
supple
bending easily, servile, adaptable
temerity
rashness, boldness
tentative
experimental in nature, uncertain, hesitant
tepid
lukewarm
urbane
refined in manner or style
warily
cautiously,with great care