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Exuding
tr. verb. producing from inside yourself.
..he was excuding a nasty attitude after loosing the game
peripatetic
adj. walking about on foot
legerdemain
noun. a show of skill or magic.
...the magicians legerdemain was awesome.
Duplicity
noun, lack of honesty.
...her duplicity allowed her to trick her parents into not going ot school.
complacency
noun.a feeling of self-satisfaction.
...there is no time for complacency when you get an F on your report card.
Grit
noun. strong spirit,
Renege
intr. verb. to fail to carry out a promise.
...don't renege on our deal, i'll be very mad if you don't do it.
voraciously
adv. consuming large amounts
Impasse
noun. a road or passage having no exit.
THe debate had reached an impasse, as neither side would compromise.
fecundity
noun. productivity
Fractious
Adj. disobedient . John got detention fractious behavior in class.
Blithe
adj. carefree and lighthearted.
...the boy blithely ran around after winning his game..
Tether
noun. a restraint.
We tethered the dog to a tree so he wouldn't run away. THe dog broke free of his tether and wildly ran around.
ubiquitous
adj. seeming to be everywhere at the same time.
Pique
noun. a feeling of annoyance. I felt a great deal of pique when my brother wouldn't stop annoying me.
portend
tr. verb. to serve as an omen, to indicate.
Panache
noun. an enthusiastic way of doing things.
The boy game to the team with great panache and helped them to win the championships.
hearken
intr. verb. to listen attentively
Genteel (gentility)
noun. Polite. Anna had a very genteel manner compared to her sloppy brother. ... the gentility of her manners....
melancholy
adj. sadness
...Her mood was melancholy after something depressing happened.
Eclectic
adj. choosing what seems to be the best style from a varied source.
Sally came to school with an eclectic look because of the wierd outfit she was wearing.
firebrand
noun, a person who causes trouble.
...the firebrand got in trouble when he broke into the store.
Draconian
adj. very severe. The principal gave draconian punishments even for little trouble.
shun
tr. verb. to consistantly avoid
Jettison
tr. verb. to discard
I jettisoned the milk that went sour. I had to jettison the sour milk.
detritus
noun. debris
Bastion
noun.something with a well-fortified position.
Her bastion of accurate facts enabled her to win the debate.
Conundrun
noun, a difficult problem.
...she had to face the conundrum of her math test...
Novice
Noun. a beginner.
Since i was a novice to the game of football the coach had to explain the rules to me.
Deft
adj. quick and skillful
Ardent
adj. Passionate. The ardent look on Janes face told me that she really loved her job as a doctor.
Abstemious
adj. sparing.
...he has led an abstemious life since he lost his job and became poor.
Vex
tr. verb. to irritate or bother
I vexed my brother by asking him the same question over and over again.
Quells
tr. verb. to suppress.
Rachel quells her nasty feelings toward the teacher because she doesn't want a bad grade.
Woo
tr. verb. to seek interest.
Joey wooded Alex by sending her flowers.
Recount
tr. verb. to tell or relate.
SThe teacher told the class to recount the facts of the book before the test.
Gaffe
noun. clumsy social error.
The punctuation gaffe Sally found got her extra credit. I made a real gaffe; i started eating before everyone was served.
Gingerly
adj. with great care or delicacy. carefully.
Jane gingerly climbed the high mountain so that she wouldn't fall.
Ire
noun. anger.
The girl felt extreme ire after she found out the girl who won the spelling bee cheated.
Conglomerate
noun. large group.
There was a conglamerate around the playlist because everyone wanted to kow their part.