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Cognizant
being fully aware or having knowledge of something.
Pulchritude
physical beauty.
Imperious
commanding, arrogant, bossy, haughty or domineering.
expurgate
to remove words or passages considered offensive or unsuitable from a book before publication
amicable
characterized by or done in friendliness, without anger or bad feelings. ADJECTIVE; adverb = amicably
scrutinize
to examine somebody or something closely and carefully. VERB; noun = scrutiny
diminutive
very small or much smaller than is usual. ADJECTIVE
taciturn
habitually uncommunicative or reserved in speech and manner. ADJECTIVE
aggrandize
to make somebody or something seem bigger or better than is actually the case, especially through exaggerated praise. VERB
elicit
to cause or produce something as a reaction or response to a stimulus of some kind. VERB
Prerequisite
an object, quality, or condition that is required in order for something else to happen. NOUN
embellish
to make an account or description more interesting by enhancing or adding details.
articulate
able to express thoughts, ideas, and feelings coherently.
paraphrase
to restate something using other words, especially in order to make it simpler or shorter.
ignominious
involving a total loss of dignity and pride and making somebody or something appear shamefully weak and ineffective.
altercation
a heated argument, quarrel, or confrontation.
instigate
to cause trouble, especially by urging somebody to do something destructive or wrong.
elucidate
to explain or clarify something.
acquiesce
to agree to or comply with something passively rather than expressing approval or support.
paradox
a statement, proposition, or situation that seems to be absurd or contradictory, but in fact is or may be true.
premonition
a strong feeling, without a rational basis, that a particular thing is going to happen.
succumb
to give in to somebody or something powerful.
vanquish
to prove convincingly superior to somebody in a contest, competition, or argument.
infallible
incapable of making a mistake
abhor
to dislike or reject something very strongly.
innocuous
harmless; not intended to cause offense or provoke a strong reaction and unlikely to do so.
tacit
understood or implied without being stated openly.
aesthetic
arts sensitive, or appreciative of art or beauty.
surfeit
an excessive number or quantity of something, especially so much of it that people become sickened, repelled or bored by it.
replete
amply, completely, or fully supplied with something. * Say "replete with."
superfluous
that is in excess of what is needed.
renounce
to formally give up a claim, title, position, or right.
revere
to regard somebody with admiration and deep respect.
miser
somebody who holds money, hates spending it, and as a result, though rich, lives as if he or she were poor.
penchant
strong liking, taste, or tendency for something
precarious
dangerously unstable, unsteady, uncertain, or insecure.
apathy
lack of interest in anything.
vacillation
indecision in speech or action.
slander
a false and malicious statement that damages somebody's reputation
truncate
to shorten something by cutting off or removing a part.
satiate
to satisfy hunger or another appetite completely
exploit
to take selfish or unfair advantage of a person or situation, usually for personal gain.
prodigal
spendthrift or extravagant to a degree bordering on recklessness.
vociferous
shouting in a noisy and determined way.
trite
overused and consequently lacking in interest or originality.
elusive
difficult to understand, define, or identify.
truant
somebody who is absent without permission or good reason, especially from school.
rebuttal
a statement that refutes the truth or accuracy of another statement or criticism.
rectify
to correct something or put something right
vivid
strikingly bright or intense in color; also clearly; strikingly
indelible
impossible to remove and therefore remaining forever.
urbane
showing sophistication, refinement or courtesy
verbosity
expressed in or using language that is too long-winded or complicated.
succinct
showing or expressed with brevity and clarity, with no wasted words
mundane
commonplace, not unusual and often boring
superfluous
that is in excess of what is needed.
exacerbate
to make an already bad or problematic situation worse.
slothful
Lazy or disliking work or any form of physical exertion
reticent
unwilling to communicate very much, talk a lot, or reveal all the facts.
taciturn
habitually uncommunicative or reserved in speech and manner.
satiate
to satisfy hunger or another appetite completely
exploit
to take selfish or unfair advantage of a person or situation, usually for personal gain.
prodigal
spendthrift or extravagant to a degree bordering on recklessness.
vociferous
shouting in a noisy and determined way.
trite
overused and consequently lacking in interest or originality.
elusive
difficult to understand, define, or identify.
truant
somebody who is absent without permission or good reason, especially from school.
rebuttal
a statement that refutes the truth or accuracy of another statement or criticism.
rectify
to correct something or put something right
vivid
strikingly bright or intense in color; also clearly; strikingly
Serene
a word used in the titles of members of certain European royal families, for example, that of Monaco.
transcendent
superior in quality or achievement.