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Abridged
Verb- Shorten
Banal
Adjective- Dull or stale because of overuse
Cacophony
Noun- lack of harmony; loud and unpleasant noise; a racket
Debacle
Noun; a failure or breakdown; a collapse that is often nonsensical
Ebullient
Adjective- filled with a bubbly excitement
Fanatical
Adjective full of great enthusiasm or devotion
Garrulous
Adjective- talkative
Hackneyed
Adjective- made commonplace by overuse; trite
Impassioned
Adjective- filled with passionate emotion
Jocular
Adjective- Friendly, liking to be with people
Labyrinth
Noun- A maze in which it is hard to extricate oneself.
Magnanimous
Adjective- Generous in overlooking insult or injury by others; rising above pettiness.
Narcissistic
Adjective- Having to do with extreme self-adoration, and a feeling of superiority to everyone.
Obscure
Adjective- hard to understand; abstract
Pacify
Verb- to calm; to make peaceful; to restore to a tranquil state
Quagmire
Noun- A difficult or troubling situation; a swampy ground; bog
Raconteur
Noun- A skillful storyteller
Sagacious
Adjective- wise
Taciturn
Adjective- Silent; sparring of words; close-mouthed
Uniformity
Noun- sameness
Vapid
Adjective- Lacking freshness or zest
Wary
Adjective; cautious, careful
Zealous
Adjective- filled with enthusiasm; fervent
Abstemious
Adjective- Holding back from eating or drinking too much.
Baneful
Causing ruin; harmful; pernicious
Candor
Noun- Honesty; sincerity
Debunk
Verb- To prove wrong or false.
Eclectic
Adjective- taken from many different sources.
Fastidious
Adjective- Very attentive to detail; fussy; meticulous
Gingerly
Adverb- Very Carefully
Hamper
Verb- To prevent something from happening
Impassive
Adjective- Lacking emotion or drive
Judicious
Adjective- Showing wisdom in judging people and situations
Lackluster
Adjective- Lacking vitality, energy, or brightness; boring
Malicious
Adjective- Intending to hurt or harm another; spiteful
Nefarious
Adjective- Very mean; wicked
Obsequious
Adjective- Obeying or performing a service for some one in an overly attentive manner.
Palatable
Adjective- pleasing to the taste buds.
Quandary
Noun- A dilemma; a confusing or puzzling situation.
Aloof
Adjective- Uninterested; showing no concern; emotionally removed or distant.
Saturate
Verb- To wet or soak completely; to totally fill up.
Tentative
Adjective- Hesitant; not definite.
Unobtrusive
Adjective- Inconspicuous; not easily noticed
Altruistic
Adjective- Showing an unselfish concern for others.
Whimsical
Adjective- Fanciful
Accessible
Adjective- Available; ready for use.
Bellicose
Adjective- Of a quarrelsome nature; eager to fight; war-like
Cantankerous
Adjective- Bad-tempered; quarrelsome.
Delectable
Adjective- Delicious
Effervescent
Adjective- Lively; full of up-lifted spirit; vivacious
Fawning
Verb- Gaining the favor of another by acting overly kind, or by flattery.
Glacial
Adjective- Very cold or very slow-moving.
Hardy
Adjective- Healthy and strong; robust.
Impudent
Adjective- rude; disrespectful
Laconic
Adjective- Using few words in speech.
Mediate
Verb- To act as a go-between in settling conflicts or disputes.
Negligible
Adjective- able or likely to be neglected by smallness or lack of importance.
Obsolete
Adjective- Old; out-dated; as in no longer in use.
Panegyrize
Verb- To praise a person or event in a formal speech or in writing; to praise highly.
Quell
Verb- To pacify, to subdue, to quiet down.
Rancorous
Adjective- Deeply hateful; spiteful; malicious.
Savory
Adjective- Tasty or good smelling.
Terse
Adjective- Using only the words that are needed to make the point.
Unprecedented
Adjective- Novel; unparalleled
Venerate
Verb- To feel or show deep respect for, especially due to age or tradition; to honor
Willful
Adjective- Stubborn.
Acclaim
Verb- To express strong approval or praise; hail
Belligerent
Adjective- Taking part in war or fighting, ready to fight.
Captious
Adjective- Made for the sake of quarreling; quibbling.
Deleterious
Adjective- Harmful to ones health or welfare; pernicious
Egotistical
Adjective- Excessively self-absorbed; very conceded.
Haughty
Adjective- Having great pride in ones self and dislike for others.
Fervent
Adjective- Filled with passion or intensity.
Glutton
Noun- One who overindulges in food or drink.
Languor
Noun- A weak or lifeless feeling.
Mellifilous
Adjective- Sweet, and smooth sounding.
Ameliorate
Verb- To make better; to lessen pain, difficulty, or tension.
Obdurate
Adjective- Resistant to persuasion or softening; stubbornly persistent in wrong-doing.
Pariah
Noun- A social outcast.
Parsimonious
Adjective- Overly thrifty or miserly.
Querulous
Adjective- Whining, complaining.
Rant
Verb- To talk very loudly, even wildly.
Savvy
Adjective- Smart; informed.
Animosity
Noun- Hatred; ill-will.
Unwavering
Adjective- Firm and determined.
Verbose
Adjective- Using too many words; wordy; long-winded.
Accolade
Noun- An award given as a sign of appreciation or respect.
Benevolent
Adjective- Giving freely to others; charitable.
Carp
Verb- To find fault; to be critical.
Delusion
Noun- A false opinion or belief.
Eloquence
Noun- Artful ease with speaking; speech that can impact people's feelings.
Grandiloquent
Adjective- Using big and fancy words when speaking to impress others.
Fleeting
Adjective- Short-lived.
Hedonist
Noun- A person who lives for pleasure.
Impugn
Verb- To oppose or attack something as false or refutable.
Largess
Noun- Generous giving.
Mercenary
Adjective- Greedy for self gain; Thinking only of money-making.
Nonchalant
Adjective- Casual and indifferent; not showing any great concern or worry about anything.
Obstinate
Adjective- Stubborn; inflexible.