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attempting to impress with big words or grad gestures
grandiloquent
a meeting of the members of a political party to make descisons; to assemble in or hold a caucus
caucus
a one hunped domesticated camel
dromedary
physically or mentally destructive, or harmful to human beings
noxious
skillful; to be very good at something
proficient
to lecture, berate; a long bombastic speech
harangue
to wither away
atrophy
one who eats or consumes a great deal; having capacty to recieve or withstand something
glutton
to collect or gather; the act of inspection or critical examination
muster
to give birth to; to create
beget
to truncate or abridge; to lessen, usually by cutting away from
curtail
to make easier, to help bring about
facilitate
cowardly
craven
pleasant to be around; social agreeable
congenial
a long narrow inlet from the sea between steep cliffs or hills
fjord
something that one hopes to achive, goal
aspire
a fortress overlooking a city; a stronghold
citadel
a period or condition of depression or inactivity
doldrums
general agreement
consensus
to talk nonsensically
blather
to libel or slander; take away a good name
defame
to pass or go by (said of time)
elapse
fate, destiny, to detect good or bad vibes from someone
karma
to rise after a defeat
resurgent
a worker skilled in a craft
artisan
hard, severe, cruel
draconian
agreeable, responsible to authority, pleasant, willing to give in to the wishes of another
amenable
unsafe, unsteady, unstable
precarious
a standard or rule by which something can be judged; a basis for judgement
criterion
apprearance, semblance
guise
wound, injury, especially one created by a disease
lesion
to encircle as with a belt; to prepare as for action
gird
an object of unreasonable obsessive reverance or attention
fetish
to scatter in various directions; distribute widely
disperse
the breaking up into parts; termination of a legal bond or contract
dissolution
to search or hunt for food and provision
forage
to condemn; to expose critically
denounce
a turning or twistin force
torque
to understand fully; to penetrate the meaning of
fathom
easily taught or controlled; obedient, easy to handle
docile
a small, miserable dwelling, an open low shed
hovel
something that soothes, heals or comforts; an oil or ointment
balm
to foretell a prophecy; to infer, to guess
divine
a person's face, especially the expression
counteanance
to tease, annoy, harass persistently
badger
to decrease gradually
wane
teeming with; laden; full; involving; accompanied by
fraught
a deep opening int he earth's surface; a gorge; differences of opinion, intrests, loyalties
chasm
deeply learned, scholarly
erudite
one who is defeated in a race, election, or other competition;; loser
also-ran
small and sprightly; mischevious, fairylike
elfin
to exaggerate, to cause to appear greater in power, influence
aggrandize
a coordinated outfit or costume; a musical group
ensemble
a person making a claim
claimant
having an evil reputation; extreme disgrace
infamy
favors shown by those in high positions to relatives and friends
nepotism
to defraud, swindle; also the wool of a sheep of similar animal
fleece
to ward off a blow; to turn aside; to avoid skillfully, to evade
parry
the outer most part within a boundary, the outside edge
periphery
the scientific study of insects
entomology
often changing for no reason; not loyal or consistent
fickle
raider, intruder
marauder
to send or give out; to express, utter; to put in circulation as money
emit
to surround or enclose completely
engulf
sense of injury or insult; to take offense, displease
umbrage
extreme hatred, loathing; something despised
abominate
something that fastens two parts together; sldo to hold the attention of
rivet
basic crude, crude, undeveloped; fundamental principles or skills
rudimentry
to shortenl to sondense; to diminish; to curtail
abridge
to generate pus; to become a source of resentment or irritation
fester
to place in or as if in a tomb
entomb
to dig up from a grave; to bring light, uncover
exhume
worthy or deserving of praise
laudable
to argue vehemently. a heated quarrel
altercation
a neglected boy left to run about in the streets
gamin
lower in quality, character or value
debase
to be fearless; unintimidated
dauntless
scold, reprove
chide
to reject with disdain
spurn
to give a false appearance; to pretend
feign
love of mankind, especially through charitable gifts and deeds
philanthropy
someone who hates mankind
misanthropy
stinking; offensive; disgusting
noisome
the violent overthrow of a government by a small group; a victorious accomplishment
coup
to accumulate for future use; stockpile
hoard
to become week or feeble; sag with loss of strength
languish
a trangquil, secluded place
cloister
to eject; to force out; to banish
oust
a person to whom money is owed
creditor
to rob of goods by violent seizure, plunder; to take as spoils
pillage
going before; proceeding, an occurence or event preceding another
antecedent
to give bodily form to; personify; to make part of a system
embody
using exactly the same words, word for word
verbatim
to shorten by cutting off
truncate
a trong feeling of saddness or guilt for having done something wrong
remorse
to abandon, to give up, to renounce
forsake
dexterous, skillfull
deft
the quality of being everywhere (or seeming to) at the same time
ubiquitous
calm and carefree; lighthearted
insouciant
various, several, miscellanous
sundry
unfeeling, insensitive; having calluses
callous
scarcity; lack
dearth
to reguard with great devotion or respect, to honor
revere
exceptional skill and bravery
prowess
general rather than specific; to form a genereal conclusion
generalize
something handed down from one who has gone before or from the past; a bequest
legacy
a persistent, illogical fear
phobia
to come between; to mediate, to occur between times
intervene
to make numb with amazement; to stun unto helplessness
stupefy
depressing, discouraging, harsh, cold, barren, raw
bleak
to object,to make exception
demur
ane motional or psychological cleansing that brings relief or renewal
catharsis
to make less severe; to relieve, to lessen
alleviate
a territory over which one rules, has influence or powers
domain
truthfulness, sincere honesty
candor
events following some occurence; a consequence of
aftermath
a natural attraction, kinship, similarity
affinity
to tempt or persuade by using deception or flattery
inveigle
a leader who obtains power by appealing to the emotions and prejudices of them
demagogue
extremely unconventional or far-fetched
bizarre
careless, negligent; not tense, slack
lax
about; at an estimated historical time period
circa
mulit-colored especially of more than one color in patches
pied
a substance used to destory plants, especially weeds
herbicide
situated in front
anterior
to beautify by adding ornaments; to add fanciful or fictitious details to
embellish
ill humor, irritable, cranky
petulant
to soothe, to make less severe; to satisfy, ease, lessen
assuage
to criticize harshly, usually with the intention of correcting wrong doing
castigate
pull away, take by violence
wrest
stubborn, contrary, intractable
perverse
snakelike in shape of movementl winding as a snake
serpentine
border upon; to adjoin
abut
to seperate or keep aparts from others
segregate
grand and impressive, especially flashy and showy
grandoise
occuring by accident or chance
fortuitous
to delight, to thrill or give pleasure
enrapture
craft, cunning, deceitfulness, artfulness
guile
to assemble together for the purpose of doing something; also an officer in the police or military
marshal
to dry out completely; dehydrate
dessicate
to give up doing, professing, or intending, to surrender, give in
relinquish
a beginner, a novice
tyro
a behavioral quirk, a person's idea about behavior different from others
idiosyncrasy
something connected or added to another in a subordinate position; an assistant
adjunct
former days, an era long past
tore
bottomless pit, a yawning gulf; a prfound depth or void
abyss
to attempt to equal or surpass; especially through imitation
emulate
not typical, abnormal
atypical
to wheedle, coax, or persuade someone to do something they didn't want to do
cajole
to be left along, especially through the death of another
bereave
instead of; in place of
lieu
to summon forth, call to mind, awaken, produce, suggest
evoke
to disable or disfigure, to cripple
maim
to come to a conclusion by reasoning from teh evidence
deduce
a dictionary; vocabulary terms used in or of a particular profession, subject or style
lexicon
a collection of live wild animals on exhibit
menagerie
to flow or spread through; penetrate
permeate
to make larger, louder, or more powerful
amplify
to confirm formally; verify
certify
the division of something into partsl an intereiod structure diving a larger area
partition
one that depresses or restrains
damper
one who is made an object of blame for others
scapegoat
management of resources, especially in agriculture
husbandry
to move to action; an incentive
spur
inclined toward conflict; eager to fight
trulucent
a sudden calamitious downfall; collapse or failure
debacle
the most advantageous; the best condition, degree or amount
optimum
fashion and fashion designers
couture
to take the place of
supplant
state of perplexity; difficult or uncertain situation
quandry
producing sound, especially deep and rich, resonant
sonorous
advocating the doctrin of equal rights for all citizens
egalitarian
hardship, restraint, confinement
duress
an act of choosing, using one's own will in a conscious choice
volition
to ask earnestly; to implore, plead, beg
entreat
a powerful ruler; an important person
potentate
to belittle, say uncomplimentary things; to put down
disparage
to harass; to surround
beset
to fill with dismay; causing horror or consternation
appalling
asleep or inactive
dormant
to pnder; mediate; think about at length
muse
irritation, resentment stemming from wounded pride, also to arous curiosity
pique
to drive away' to dissipate
dispel
a branching out; a development growing out of and often comlicating a problem or pain
ramification
to entice with something desirable; tempt
allure
spacious, roomy, capacious
commodious
exhibit affection; seek favor through slave-like flasttery; to suck up to something
fawn
laziness, tiredness, languos
lethargy
to hate very much, to detest utterly
abhor
a condition of situation, especially a distressing one
plight
immature and inexpierienced
callow
pleasing to the ear
euphonious
a peculiarity of behavior; an unaccountable act or event
quirk
customeary cultural standards; moral attitudes, manners, habits
mores
to consist of; to include, to contain, to be made up of
comprise
a hiding place, pr the object hidden in a hiding place
cache
rural or rustic in nature, country-like
bucolic
sworn written statement
affidavit
hard to understand
abstruse
at an angle; indirect or evasive
oblique