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accrue
to accumulate
apiary
a place where bees are kept
bas-relief
carving or sculpture where the figures are slightly raised
cherubic
chubby and innocent looking
culvert
artificial channel for water
disdain
a feeling of contempt or scorn
equitable
fair
flout
to mock
heresy
an opinion differing from the accepted belief
inculcate
to teach persistently
inveigh
express strong disaproval
malapropism
misuse of words
noisome
harmful
panache
dashing elegance, flamboyance
preclude
prevent
quench
to drown out
sang fraud
composure or coolness
soporific
tending to cause sleep
torpid
inactive
vituperation
bitter and abusive language
amiable
agreeable, socialable
aura
a distinctive air
callow
without experience, immature
concupiscence
lust
derivative
copied or adapted from the work of others
elicit
to bring out
expurgate
to purify
gratuitous
freely given
implausible
not believable
innovative
creative
laconic
terse
mortify
to humiliate
odium
hatred
plumage
feathery bird covering :)
propensity
natural inclination
restitution
the act of making up for a loss
senescence
the aging process
surmise
to guess
venial
capable of being forgiven
zenith
the highest point
adventitious
resulting from chance
apprehension
dread
bombastic
pretentious in speech or writing
citadel
a fortress
debonair
polished, urbane
divination
the act of foretelling
ethereal
highly refined, exquisite
frangible
brittle
hypothetical
a guess
inexorable
relentless
jaundice
yellow discoloration of the skin
maudlin
weakly sentimental
nostalgia
longing for the past
pendulous
hanging loosely or freely
prerogative
special privilege
rankle
to irritate or anger constantly
scaffold
a temporary platform for holding workers
stringent
strict
tremulous
fearful, timid
waif
someone who is orphaned or unclaimed
abstemious
moderate
anathema
object of intense dislike
avant garde
something before its time
cashiered
dissmissed from service
conundrum
a riddle
dilapidated
in a condition of ruin or decay
ennui
boredom
hackneyed
trite, overused
inconsequential
unimportant
intercede
to plead on someone else's behalf
langour
sluggishness
narcotic
a drug that dulls the senses
ostensible
apparent or seeming
potpourri
a mixture
pungent
sharp, biting, stimulating
rout
to poke around, dig with the snout
sinecure
an extremely easy job
temerity
foolish boldness
vestige
a trace of something that is no longer present
allusion
an indirect reference
ascribe
to refer to
burnished
glossy or polished
collate
to arrange in order
deference
submission to the wishes of others
dupe
a person easily tricked or fooled
excise
to remove or cut out
gauche
tasteless, crude
impassivity
showing no emotion
ingenuity
inventive skill or imagination
kilter
good condition
meritorious
praiseworthy
obscure
difficult to understand
pestilential
dangerous, harmful
procrastinate
to put off until later
remorseful
having pity or compassion
scurrilous
vulgar, foul-mouthed
subversive
intending to overthrow
unctuous
excessively smooth and smug
winsome
charming