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Remonstrate
to object
Discursive
rambling
Egregious
conspicuous
Inept
not capable
Concoct
to devise
Precipitate
to cause to happen before expected
Supposition
something that is assumed
Carousal
noisy revelry
Whimsical
playful and unpredicatable
Equanimity
composure
Pillage
to loot
Raconteur
a person skilled at telling stories
Infringe
to violate, trespass
Vitrolic
bitter and sarcastic
Mordant
biting or sarcastic
Oscillate
to vary between opinions
Expiate
to make up for
Heinous
offensive
Grandiose
pretentious
Puerile
childish or immature
Resourceful
able to deal effectively with the situation
Versatility
having a variety of functions
Arid
dry, barren
Nexus
a bond or tie between members of a group
Labryinth
a maze
Bizarre
extremely strange
Keel
the "backbone" of a ship
Lethargic
drowsy and sluggish
Proclivity
tendency
Acclimate
to accustom to a new climate or situation
Cajole
to coax
Chagrin
embarrassment
Bumptious
excessively self-assertive
Nonplussed
puzzled
Cobbled
mended or patched
Invective
abusive language
Deplete
to use up or exhaust
Incriminate
to involve in a crime
Mendicant
a beggar
Apathy
lack of emotion or interest
Initiative
the ability to begin and follow through with a plan
Circuitously
in a roundabout manner
Deface
to spoil the appearance of
Marred
damaged or defaced
Subtle
not immediately obvious
Fledgling
someone young and inexperienced
Impalpable
intangible or imperceptible
Quatrain
a stanza or poem of four lines
Obese
extremely fat
Simulate
imitate
Amenity
an attractive or desirable feature
Premonition
a feeling that something is about to happen
Transmuted
transformed
Reverberate
to echo
Pervasive
spreading throughout
Pendantic
book-smart but not practical
Scourge
a means of vengeful punishment
Apothesis
an exalted or glorified example
Aggrandize
to increase in greatness, power or wealth
Hindrance
an impediment
Implacable
incapable of appeasement
Debauched
morally corrupt
Ocular
relating to the eye
Tawdry
gaudy and cheap
Vulnerable
open to attack
Thwart
to prevent
Straitlaced
prudish
Intemperate
lacking in self-control
Gauche
lacking social grace
Inadvertant
unintentional
Attribute
an essential quality
Anarchy
marked by chaos or confusion
Yeti
the abominable snowman
Enjoin
to prohibit
Exacerbate
to make worse
Autonomy
independence
Segueing
proceeding to what follows without delay
Languish
to become weak or feeble
Umbrage
offense or resentment
Sonorous
having an impressive sound
Satiate
to satisfy completely
Salutary
beneficial
Dun
to demand the payment of a debt
Erudite
scholarly
Prognosticate
to predict
Portico
porch
Venal
capable of being bribed
Falsetto
a male voice above normal range
Banshee
an Irish female spirit who foretold death by wailing
Culpable
deserving blame
Guerilla
a member of an irregular military force
Adulation
excessive praise
Jaded
wearied or worn out
Absolve
to free from blame
Detrimental
causing harm or damage
Palingenesis
rebirth or regeneration
Nadir
the lowest point
Diversion
something that distracts and entertains
Fraility
infirmity
Contrive
to invent