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to become accustomed to a new enviornment or situation; adapt
acclimate
an indefinitely long period of time; an age
aeon
behavior that is assumed rather than natural; artificiality
affectation
wealthy
affluent
a combination of diverse elements; a mixture
amalgam
having opposing attitude or feelings about something
ambivalent
describing something that is out of its proper order or time
anachronistic
agonizing physical or mental pain; torment
anguish
one that precedes another
antecedent
strong dislike
antipathy
self-confident assurance; poise
aplomb
to the point
apropos
characteristic of words and language that were once common but are now used chiefly to suggest an earlier style or period
archaic
to stop
arrest
to increase
augment
favorable
auspicious
having no adornment or ornamentation; bare
austere
a robot; one that behaves or responds in a mechanical way
automaton
independence
autonomy
a group active in the invention and application of new techniques in a given field, especially in the arts
avant-garde
fatal injury or ruin
bane
to harass; beset
beleaguered
to be counter to; contradict
belie
inclined or eager to fight; hostile or aggressive
belligerent
supported by two political parties
bipartisan
a wetland
bog
to support
boister
a benefit bestowed
boon
to remove offensive portions from a book
bowdlerize
to grow and flourish
burgeon
to criticise severely
castigate
disappointment
chagrin
to halt; to hold in restraint
check
deception by trickery or sophistry
chicanery
to avoid or get around
circumvent
to devise a new word phrase
coin
exhibiting a desire to please;cheerfully obliging
complaisant
involvement as an accomplice in a crime or questionable act
complicity
to express strong disapproval of
condemn
a guess based on incomplete evidence
conjecture
thorough and assiduous
conscientious
quarrelsome or controversial
contentious
intricate;complicated
convoluted
friendly
cordial
to desire
covet
to cut short
curtail
discouraging
daunting
a scarce supply;a lack
dearth
to sap the strength or energy of; envervate
debilitate
lacking an essential quality or element
deficient
authoritative an complete
definitive
skillful
deft
having a harmful effect;injurious
deleterious
a leader who obtains power by means of impassioned appeals to emotions and prejudices of the populace
demagogue
describing statistical data referring to distribution and growth of the human population
demographic
marked by the open expression of emotion
demonstrative
criticize; to condemn openly as being evil or reprehensible
denounce
devatation;ruin
desolation
to dislike intesely;abhor
detest
the characteristic of being shy and reserved
diffidence
having fallen into a state of disrepair or deterioration
dilapidated