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n. greed; desire for wealth
*acquisitiveness*
avarice
adj. stealthy; secretive
*surreptitious, sneaky*
furtive
adj. wild and drunken
bacchanalian
v. to turn over or deliver to the leagal jurisdictionof another government or authority
*deport*
extradite
adj. numerous; large in quantity
*profuse*
copious
adj. easily angered
*irritable, ill-tempered*
irascible
n. a professional soldier hired by a foreign army
mercenary
n. a strong defense or fort (or one likened to it)
*stronghold*
bastion
v. to cast overboard; to discard.
*deploy, throw away*
jettison
v. to banish; to shut out from a group or society by common consent
*exile*
ostracize
n. one who is intolerant of differences in others
*racist, extremist*
bigot
v. to erase or eliminate
*obliterate*
expunge
adj. outspoken; blunt
*frank, direct*
candid
n. special words or phrases used by a specific group of people
*jargon*
argot
n. careless neglect, often resulting in injury
*carelessness*
negligence
v. to calm; to make satisfied (often only temporarily)
*mollify*
appease
adj. harsh sounding; grating
*shrill*
strident
n. complete disorder
*confusion, jumble*
chaos
v. to enlarge; to increase in amount or intensity
*expand, supplement*
augment
n. extreme, chauvinistic patriotism, often favoring an aggressive, warlike foreign policy
jingoism
n. extreme hatred or ill will
*animosity, enmity*
rancor
adj. unrelenting; unavoidable
*relentless, certain*
inexorable
v. to praise highly
*exhalt, laud*
extol
adj. merciful; lenient
*forbearing, benign*
clement
n. a worn-out idea or overused expression
*platitude, banality*
cliche
adj. unyielding; firm in opinion
*stubborn*
adamant
adj. lacking in self-confidence; shy
*timid*
diffident
n. a creative work, especially a numbered composition (plural opera)
opus
adj. professed but not necessarily true
*supposed*
ostensible
n. inequality; difference
*gap*
disparity