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Abstinence
the act of refraining
Anomalous
abnormal
Aver
to declare confidently
Castigate
to criticize severly
Coquette
a flirt
Dilatory
causing delay
Ephermal
short-lived
Fetter
to restrain movement
Halcyon
calm
Incontinently
immediately
Interloper
intruder
Lassitude
lack of energy
Naturalize
to grant full citizenship to
Ostentatious
showy, pretentious
Pragmatic
practical
Puny
of inferior size and stregth
Russet
a reddish-brown color
Slattern
an untidy woman
Tentative
conditional or experimental
Vicarious
experienced by one person in place of another
Acerbic
sarcastic
Aplomb
self-confidence
Bayou
a marshy body of water
Chimerical
unreal or absurd
Cupidity
greed
Disinterred
removed from a grave or tomb
Equivocate
deliberately vague
Foist
to pass off as worthy
Hermetic
airtight
Indefatigable
tireless
Inviolable
sacred or safe
Malevolent
malicious
Nominal
existing in name only
Paragon
a model of excellence
Predatory
preying on others
Querulous
complaining
Sapient
wise
Spare
thin or lean
Transcend
to rise above
Vivid
bright and distinct
Adverse
unfavorable
Approbation
praise
Bovine
resembling a cow
Clangor
a loud and harsh sound
Decadence
the decline of morals
Domestic
tame
Ethical
in accordance with accepted principles of right and wrong
Gable
a triangular architectural section
Ignoble
mean, without honor
Infamous
notorious
Jocund
cheerful
Mawkish
sickeningly sentimental
Nuance
a slight degree of difference
Penury
extreme poverty
Prestigious
prominent and influential
Recede
to move back or turn away from
Scanty
barely enough
Stupendous
astonishing
Trivial
of little importance
Wanton
undisciplined, unmanagable
Altercation
an angry argument
Asperation
a damaging statement
Buttress
to strengthen or support
Commiserate
to sympathize with
Deleterious
harmful
Eccentric
beyond the norm
Exhort
to urge strongly
Generate
to produce
Impecunious
poor, having no money
Ingratiate
to gain favor through deliberate effort
Kindling
small, dry sticks used to start fires
Misconstrue
to misunderstand
Obsidian
black gassy volcanic rock
Petulant
peevish
Procrustean
cruel in enforcing conformity
Reproach
to blame
Sedentary
remaining in one place
Succinct
expressed briefly and clearly
Amnesty
an act of forgiveness
Auroral
resembling the dawn
Capricious
unpredictable, fickle
Connoisseur
an expert
Desecrate
to treat something sacred with disrespect
Embezzle
to steal property entrusted to one's care
Extenuate
to make an offense seem less harmful
Gravity
seriousness
Implement
to put into effect
Innuendo
an indirect suggestion
Laggard
a person who is excessively slow
Motley
very diverse
Offal
the waste parts of butchered animals
Poignant
painfully touching
Poignant
painfully touching
Prosaic
unoriginal
Resurgent
tending to rise again
Sepulchral
extremely gloomy
Surreptitous
intended to escape from observation
Verbose
excessive use of words
Zephyr
a soft warm breeze