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adjunct
something added but not essential; temporary
adjunct professor
allure
to attract, facinate, or charm
Beer specials allure poor college students
anneal
to heat, to prvent internal stress; to stregthen
She was not prepared, she needed time to anneal her opinion
arrant
notorious, thorough
Linsdey Lohen is an arrant fool
benevolent
expressing goodwill
charities are benevolent organizations
boon
a favor, something to be thankful for
A margarita is a boon to disomniacs
bucolic
rural; pertaining to shepherds
cauterize
to burn with a hot iron
Pigs our cauterized with our logo
cavil
to raise trivial objections
Lauren cavils at decision I make
celerity
swift, speed
choleric
extremely irritable
I am moody, I have a choleric disposition.
contiguous
touching, in contact, close proximity
he served two contiguous temrs in office.
cow
to frighten with threats
the victim was cowed by the man's harsh words.
cupidity
eager or excessive desire
I recently realized feelings of cupidity for jarrod.
denizen
ihabitant, resident
I am a denizen of Durkins.
dispomania
desire for a drink
Emily suffers from diomania, she likes to drink.
dontrinair
someone who tries to apply a theory, impractical theorist
I am not a doctrinaire, I like logical explainations.
embellish
to beautify or enchance
equanimity
mental or emotional stability
I feel a sense of equanimity when I am with Jarrod.
exhort
to urge, advise, or caution
My friend exhorted my desire to date Jarrod again.
expiate
to atone for, make amends
On Yom Kippur I expiate my sins.
gerontocratic
government by old people
Many condos in Boca Raton have a gerontocratic board of directors.
haggard
having a gaunt or exhausted appearance, wild looking
Haggard is a great way to describe Haggardy.
hummock
a ridge or hill, a mound of earth
Squirrell Hill has a hummocky disposition.
immolate
to sacrifice
Abraham was ordered to immolate Issac.
inimical
unfriendly, harmful, unfavorable.
The situation with Jarrod has had an inimical effect on my happiness.
invective
a violent denunciation, an insulting expression
Sumit often makes invective jokes about Jews.
lechery
excessive indulgence, unrestrained
Jarrod and I have mutual feeling of lechery.
machination
crafty schemes
Snapped depicts stories of deadly machinations.
melee
one to one battle, a confused conflict or mingling
Bars are breeding grounds for melees, people were smashing beer bottles for fun.
neologism
a new owrd, meaning, or phrase
Google is a neoglogistical word spawned from the creation of the internet.
obloquy
discredit, disgrace, or blame publicly
I have had enogh oblogquiries for a lifetime, it is why I had write.
odious
deserving hatred, highly offensive, disgusting
The odious portapotties made me not want to pee.
pernicious
causing harm or ruin, deadly, hurtful
Pernicious women are featured on Snapped.
prodigious
extrodinary in size, abnormal, monstrous
running a marathon is a prodigious feat.
prosody
study of poetic measures
I do not wish to take a class about prosodies, I hate poems and language structure.
provisional
serving for the time, adopted tenatively
Jazzy was a provisional member of Vox, now he is full time.
quail
to lose courage, shrink with fear
I quail when people touch my neck.
quiescence
being at rest, quiet, still
Paralyzed with sadness, I quiescently sat on the beach after speaking with Jarrod.
scotch
to cut or gash, to injure, to block or prop, to stamp out
The idea for the feedback product was scotched after my presentation.
sophistry
subtle, tricky reasoning, a false argument
The reasons I broke up with Jarrod were a sophistry, I was just scared.
tensile
capable of being streched, pertaining to tension
The budget was spent tesilely, every penny was used wisely.
vagrant
a person who wanders, a person without support
Lauren vagrantly navigates through the office, no one wants to talk to her.
virago
a loud voice, ill-tempered, a scolding woman
Bobby, a virago, ruled the sorority house with an iron fist.