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Abrogate
v. to repeal, cancel, declare null and void
Affront
n. an open or intentional insult; a slight
v. to insult to one's face, confront
Agnostic
n. one who believes that nothing can be known about God
Allay
v. to calm or pacify, set to rest
Amenity
n. that wish is pleasant or agreeable; attractive features
Animadversion
n. a comment indication strong criticism or disapproval
Arrogate
v. to claim or take without right
Attenuate
v. to make thin or slender; to weaken or lessen in force
Badinage
n. light and playful conversation
Banal
adj. hackneyed, trite, commonplace
Behemoth
n. a creature of emormous size, power, or appearance
Benign
adj. gentle, kind; having favorable or beneficial effect
Bucolic
adj. characteristic of the countryside, rural; relationg to shepherds and cowherds
Cacophonous
adj. harsh sounding, racuous, discordant, dissonant
Canard
n. a false rumor, fabricated story
Chicanery
n. trickery, deceptive practices or tactics
Coherent
adj. holding or sticking together; making a logical whole ; comprehensible
Collusion
n. secret agreement or cooperation
Convivial
adj. festive, sociable, having fun together
Countermand
v. to cancel or reverse one order or command with another that is contrary to the first
Coup
n. a highly successful stroke, act, plan, or stratagem
Credence
n. belief, mental acceptance
Cynosure
n. the center of attraction, attention, or interest
Decorous
adj. well behaved, dignified, socially proper
Decry
v. to condemn, express strong disapproval
Demur
v. to object or take exception to
Desiccated
adj. thoroghly dried out; divested of spirit or vitality
Eclectic
adj. drawn from different sources
Effrontery
n. shameless boldness, impudence
Embellish
v. to decorate, adorn, touch up; to improve by adding details