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Abase
To lower in rank or self esteem; to humble oneself; to degrade
Abash
to disconcert; to destroy self possession or self confidence of
Abdicate
to cast off; discard; to relinquish; to renounce

"renounce the thrown"
Abject
cast down in spirit
sunk to or existing in a low state or condition
Arbitrary
based on or determinded by individual preference or convenience rather tahn by necessity or the intrinsic nature of something; existing or coming about seemingly at random; capricious
Arbitrate
to decide; determine
Averse
having an active feeling of repugnance or distaste; disinclined
Bandy
to bat to and fro; to toss from side to side or pass about from one to another often in a careless or inappropriate manner
Bode
foretell; to indicate by signsl presage
Circumscribe
to constrict the range or activity of deginitely and clearly; to define or mark off carefully; to surround by as if by a boundary
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Dale
valley; vale
Decry
to depreciate officially or publicly; to express strong disapproval of
Deft
characterized by facility and skill;
Despotic
of or relating to a ruler with absolute power
Dotage
a state or period of senile decay marked by decline of mental poise and alertness
Effete
no longer fertile; having lost chracter, vitality, or strength; marked by weakness or decadence; delicate from pampered existance
Epistle
formal or elegant letter
Extort
to obtain from a person by force intimidation or undue or illegal power; to gain by compelling argument or ingenuity
Exult
to leap for joy; rejoice
Facile
easily accomplished or attained; superficial;ready, fluent; poised assured; readily manifested and often lacking sincerity or depth
Gaunt
excessively thin and angular
Genial
favorable to growth or comfort; mild; gracious
Glut
oversupply; excessive amount
Guerdon
reward; recompense
Haggard
wild in appearance having worn or emaciated appearance; gaunt
Hale
free from defect disease or infirmity; sound; retaining exceptional health and vigor; healthy
Nonage
minority; a period of youth; lack of maturity
Remit
to lay aside party or wholly; to desist from; slacken or relax; to release from the guilt or penalty of; to cancel or refrain from inflicting; postpone
Resilient
capable of withstanding shock without permanent deformation or rupture; tending to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change; elastic
Surfeit
an overabundant supply; excess; disgust caused by excess
Vale
Valley; Dale; world
Cabal
the artifices and intrigues of a group of persons secretly united to bring about an overturn or usurpation especially in public affairs; a group involved in this; plot
Cadre
frame; framework; nucleus or core group especially of trained personnel able to assume control and to train others; group of people having some unifying relationship
Canon
a regulation or dogma decreed by a church council; an accepted principle or rule; a criterion or standard of judgment; the authentic works of a writer
Cant
affected singsong or whing speech; jargon; a set or stock phrase
Clew
a ball of thread, yarn, or cord; a combo of lines by which a hammock is suspended
Corporeal
substantial; material;having or relating to a physical material body
Corpulent
having a large bulky body; obese
Dudgeon
a fit state of indignation
Emit
to give off or out; eject; to issue with authority; publish; to give utterance or voice to
Hiatus
a break in or as if in a material object a gap; an interruption in time or continuity
Ignoble
of low birth or common origin; plebian; mean
Innate
native; inborn; belonging to the essential nature of something; inherent
Inter
to deposit in the earth or in a tomb
Jape
to say or do something jokingly or mockingly; to make mocking fun of
Junta
a council or commitee for political or governmental purposes; especially a group of persons controlling a governement esp. after a revolutionary seizure of power
keep
custody; charge; fortress castle; prison jail; one whose job is to ;
Ken
the range of vision;SIGHT; the range of perception
Loge
a small compartment; booth; small partitioned area;
Lucre
monetary gain
Municipal
of or relating to internal affairs of a major political unit;having local self government; restricted to one locality
Nascent
coming or having recently come into existence
Ordnance
military supplies including weapons etc; a service of the army charge with the procuring, distributing, and safekeeping; cannon artillery
Ovate
shaped like an egg
Plastic
formative; creative; pliable; artifical
Pogrom
an organized massacre of helpless people;
"of the Jews"
Preclude
to rule out in advance; to make impossible by necssary consequence
Quail
wither, decline; to give way; falter; cower
Quittance
discharge from debt or obligation; recompense requittal
Statute
a law enacted by the legislative branch of a government; an acot of a corporationor of its founder intended as a permanent rule
Succor
relief; aid; help
Wont
accustomed; used; inclined; apt
Arrogate
to claim or seize without justification; assume; to claim on behalf of another
Atrophy
decrease in sixe or wasting away of a body part or tissue; degeneration
Carouse
to drink liquor; engage in dissolute behavior
Caulk
to stop and make tight against leakage
Exhume
disinter; to bring back from neglect or obscurity
Forswear
to make a liar of oneself under or as if under oath; to swear falsely;
Rack
a framework for holding fodder for livestock; instrument of torture;
Respite
a period of temporary delay; an interval of rest or relief
Revel
to take part in a revel; CAROUSE; to take intense pleasure or satisfaction
Roseate
resembling a rose; overly optimistic
Sadism
a perversion in which gratification is obtained by the infliction of physical or mental pain on others; delight in cruelty
Salve
an unctuous adhesive substance for application to wounds or sores; soothing influence or agency
Scion
a detached living portion of a plant joined to a stock in grafting and usually supplying solely aerial parts to a graft; descendant; child
Scruple
qualm; an ethical consideration or principle that inhibits action; to show relucatnce:hesitate
Sortie
a sudden issusing of troops; FORAY RAID
Stint
to stop or desist; confine;
restraint; limitation; a period of time spent at a particular activity
Stocky
compact; thick in build;
Surly
arrogant; crabbed; menacing or threatening in appearance
Tedium
the quality or state of being tedious; boredom; a tedious period of time
Temper
to dilute, qualify, or soften by influence of something else; moderate; gvern restrain; mollify; toughen; to mix oil with colors in making paint ready for use
Temperate
marked by moderation; not extreme or excessive; mild; moderate in indulgence of appetite or desire; marked by absence of extravagance
Upshot
final result; outcome
Vapid
flat dull; lacking liveliness tang briskness or force
Wrest
to pull, force, or move by violent wringing or twisting movements; to gain with difficulty by or as if by force, violence, or determined labor
Zealot
memeber of a fantical sect arising in Judea during first century AD; a sealous person; a fanatical partisan
Careen
to sway from side to side; to cause to heel pver; to put on a beach in order to clean caulk etc

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Conciliate
to gain by pleasing acts; to make compatible; reconcile; appease; to become friendly or agreeable; pacify
Deferent
showing or expressing respect and esteem due a superior or an elder; for another's wises
Enigma
an obscure speech' something hard to understand or explain; an inscrutable or mysterious person; mystery

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Gild
to overlay with or as if with gold; to give money;
covered with gold or gilt
gold or something resembles gold; money
Lucid
suffused with light; luminous; intelligible; clear; having full use of one's faciulcties; sane; clear to the understanding
Mean
occupying middle postion; average; intermediary; humble; dull; lacking in mental discrimination; contemptible; base; excellent effective; sordid;ignoble; abject
Mendacious
givien to or characterized by deception or falsehood
Mien
appearance; aspect; demeanor
Mode
prevailing fashion or style; a form or manner of expression; style; a rhythmical scheme;
Naught
nothing; zero; none
Nebulous
indistinct; vague
Obloquy
a strongly condemnatory utterance; abusive language; the conition of one that is discredited; bad repute; abuse
Officious
kind obliging; dutiful; volunteering one's services when not needed; meddlesome; impertinent
Pare
to trim off an outside excess or irregular part of
Peal
the loud ringing of bells; a complete set of changes on a give number of bells; a loud sound or succession of sounds;

to utter or give forth loudly
Quaff
to drink deeply
Rend
to remove from place by violence; wrest; to split or tear apart in pieces; to lacerate mentally or emotionally; to pierce with sound; TEAR
Rogue
VAGRANT; TRAMP; dishonest worthless person: SCOUNREL a mischievous person ; scamp
Salient
moving by leaps or by springs; jetting upwards; a projecting beyond a line; PROMINENT
Swagger
BOAST; BRAG to conduct oneself in an arrogant manner; bully; ostentatious display or bravado; self condfident outlook
Tableau
a graphic description or representation; picture

a depiction
Argot
an often more or less secret vocabulary and idiom peculiar to a particular group
Caprice
a sudden impulsive seemingly unmotivated notion or action; a sudden change or series of change
Circumspect
careful to consider all circumstances and possible consequences; prudent
Dirge
song or hymm of grief or lamentation

a slow solemn mournful piece (funeral memorial)
Dredge
to dig gather or pull out with or as if with a dredge; to bring to light by deep searching; an apparatus usually in the form of an oblong iron frame with an attached bag net used especially for gathering fish and shellfish; a machine for removing earth
Edict
a proclamation having the force of law; order; command;
Expend
spend; utilize; to make use of for a specific purpose; to pay out;
Expiate
to put an to ; to extinguish the guilt incurred by; to make amends for
Harry
ASSAULT; to force to move along by harassing
Impotent
lacking in power strength vigor; helpless; sterile; ungovernable
Laden
to put a load or burden on or in; LOAD
to put or place as a load; ship; ladle; to take cargo
Latent
present and capable of becoming though not now visible obvious or active
Parry
to ward off a weapon or blow; to evade or turn aside something; to ward off; to evade esp. by an adroit answer
Rue
regret sorrow; to feel penitence remorse or regret for
Saturnine
cold and steady in mood; slow to act or change; of a gloomy or surly disposition; having a sardonic aspect
Throe
PANG SPASM; a hard or painful struggle
Vagary
an erratic unpredictable or extravagant manifestation action or notion; caprice
Vigil
a watch formerly kept on the night before a religious feast with prayer or other devotions; the day before a religious feast

WATCH
Wraith
the exactlikeness of a living person seen usually just before death as an apparition; GHOST SPECTER; an insubstantial form or semblance
Casuistry
specious argument RATIONALIZATION
Expatiate
to move about freely or at will; wander; to speak or write at length or in detail
Fulminate
to utter or send out with denunciation
Maudlin
drunk enough to be emotionally silly; weakly and effusively sentimental
Tenable
reasonable; logical defensible
Anthology
a collection of selected literary pieces or passages or works of art or music; assortment
Ardor
an often restless or transitory feeling
extreme vigor or energy
intensity or loyalty zeal
Assiduous
markey by careful unremitting attention or persistent application; BUSY
Aural
of or relating to the ear or to the sense of hearing
Berth
a sufficient distance from a ship; safe distance; accomodation; place to sit or sleep; job position
Bevy
a large group or collection
Callous
being hardened and thickened having calluses feeling no emotion feelingno sympathy for others
Censure
estimate; judge; to find fault with and criticize as blameworthy
Coddle
to cook eggs in liquid slowly and gently just below boiling point; to treat with extreme care; pamper
Condole
grieve; to express sympathetic sorrow;
Drone
PARASITE; remote control vehicle; drudge
Drove
a group of animals driven or moving in a body; a large number CROWD
Ebb
to recede from the flood; to fall from a higher to a lower level;
Felicitate
tomake happy; to consider happy or fortunate;
Hovel
Hut; an open shed or shelter; tabernacle; a small wretched and often dirty house
Indigence
a level of poverty in which real hardship and deprivation are suffered and comforts of life are wholly lacking
Languor
weakness in body or mind; listless indolence or inertia
Moor
a boggy area; one that is peaty and dominated by grasses and sedges; to secure a boat by mooring; anchor
Nonentity
something that does not exist or exists only in the imagination
Opulence
WEALTH; AFFLUENCE; abundance; profusion
Palatable
agreeable to the palate or tast; agreeable or acceptable to the mind
Perfidy
the quality or state of being faithless or disloyal
Podunk
a small unimportant and isolated town
Pommel
POUND BEAT

"pummel"
Posthumous
born after the death of the father; published after the death of the author; following or occuring after death
Redress
to set right; REMEDY; to make up for; COMPENSATE AVENGE HEAL CORRECT
Refuse
the worthless or useless part of something; trash; leavings; garbage
Restitution
an act of restoring or a condition of being restored; a legal action serving to casue restoration of a previous state
Rhetoric
the art of speaking or writing effectively; the study of speaking or writing
DISCOURSE
VERBAL COMMUNICATION
Rife
prevalent especialy to an increasing degree; abundant common; abounding
Slake
MODERATE; SATISFY; QUENCH; CRUMBLE; ABATE
Slothful
inclined to sloth; indolent
Stifle
REPRESS; SMOTHER; DETER
Stratosphere
part of the Earth's atmosphere
very high or the higehest region on or as if on a graded scale
Subterranean
being lying or operating under the surface of the earth; existing or working in secret; hidden
Vacillate
to sawy through of equilibrium; FLUCTUATE to waver in mind will or feeling
Venerate
to regard with reverential respect or with admiring defereence; to honor with a ritual act of devotion
Virile
energetic; vigorous; masterful; masculine; forceful
Voluble
rotating; talkative; easily rolling or turning chracterized by ready or rapid speech glib; fluent
Wallop
to boil noisily to move with reckless or disorganized haste advance in a headlong rush; wallow flounder; to thrash soundly; to beat by a wide margine; trounce; to hit with force: sock
Wan
a suggestive of poor health
sickly
pallid
lacking vitality
feeble
dim faint languid
Wane
to decrease in size extent or degree dwindle as to diminish in phase or intensity to become less brilliant or powerful dim to flow out ebb to fall gradually