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alacrity
(n) a cheerful readiness; brisk and eager action
alleviate
(v) to relieve, make more bearable
antithesis
(n) the direct apposite, a sharp contrast
appall
(v) to fill with dismay or horror
bellicose
(adj) warlike in manner and temperament; quarrelsome
disparage
(v) to belittle, speak slightly of; to undervalue
dissonant
(adj) not in harmony; disagreeing, at odds
droll
(adj)amusingly odd
edict
(n) an order issued by someone of authority
elucidate
(v) to clarify, explain
laud
(v) to praise
loll
(v) to act in a lazy manner; to lounge; to recline, droop
loquacious
(adj)talkative, wordy; fond of talking
magnanimous
(adj)generous in forgiving, above small meanness
mandatory
(adj)required, obligatory
nondescript
(adj)ordinary, not outstanding; not easily classified
phlegmatic
(adj)slow-moving, sluggish; unemotional
rescind
(v) to repeal, cancel
vivacious
(adj) lively, sprightly, full of energy
whet
(v) to sharpen, put an edge on; to make keen or eager