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abscond
depart secretly and hide
accost
approach and speak first to a person
acquiescent
accepting passively
acrid
sharp; bitteryly pungent
adduce
present as evidence
affray
public brawl
agape
openmouthed
aghast
horrified
alacrity
cheerful promptness
allocate
assign
altruism
unselfish aid to others; generosity
amuck
is a state of rage
annals
records; history
annihilate
destory
apex
tip; summit; climax
aphorism
pithy maxim
appellation
name; title
ardouse
hard; strenuous
artifice
deception; trickery
asinine
stupid
astute
wise shrewd
atrocity
brutal deed
augment
increase
avarice
greediness for wealth
bacchanalian
drunken
beguile
delude; cheat; amuse
biennial
every two years
billious
suffering from indigestion; irritable
bourgeois
middle class
brazler
open pan in which live coals are burned
bulwark
earthwork or other storng defense; son who defends
cache
hiding place
canard
unfounded rumor; exaggerated report
carmine
rich red
cathartic
purgative
cavalvade
procession; parade
cession
yielding to another; ceding
clarion
shrill trumpetlike sound
coadjutor
assistant; colleague
cog
tooth projecting from a wheel
cohorts
armed bands
churlish
borrish; rude
conciliate
pacify; win over
congruence
correspondence of parts; harmonious relationship
consort
associate with
contingent
conditional
contrite
penitent
contustion
bruise
cornice
projectiong molding on a building (usually above collumns)
coy
shy; modest; coquettish
corne
hag
cull
pick out; reject
dastard
coward
decadence
decay
deference
courteous regard for another's wish
deign
condescent
demur
delay; object
deplete
reduce; exhaust
derogatory
expressing low opinion
descry
catch sight of
desultory
aimless; jumping around
devolve
deputize; pass to others
diadem
crown
dichotomy
branching into two parts
disgruntle
make discontented
disquisition
formal systematic inquiry; an explaniton of the results of a formal inquiry
diva
operatic singer; prima donna
doff
take off
domicile
home
duress
forcible restraint, especially unlawfully
egregious
gross; shocking
elucidate
explain; enlighten
enamored
in love
encompass
surround
engender
cause; produce