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objurgate
to rebuke
obloquy
widespread cnsure or abuse; or disgrace from
dolorous
full of pain or grief
knell
sound of bell at funeral; warning of death; to sound slowly, ominously
obsequies
funeral rites/solemnities
wraith
an appaition; thin/pale person
spartan
rigorously severe; trained to endure privation
turbid
muddy, thick, disordered
abash
to diconcert; mortify
chagrin
which wears the mind; annoyance
gaucherie
tactless act
canard
false rumor
dissemble
to pretend; assume a false appearance
craven
a coward, spiritless; cowardly
pussilanimous
lacking firmness of mind; cowardly
recreant
surrendering; a craven
fealty
intense loyalty
feckless
worthless; inefficient
expatiate
talk/write at length
stultify
cause to appear foolish and so without effect; to dull the mind
vitiate
to render faulty; to taint
apothegm
a startling/paradoxical aphorism
baleful
full of evil (bale = evil)
baneful
destructive (bane = destruction)
minatory
menacing
strident
loud and grating
churlish
of a rustic ill bred person
fulsome
gross to senses; profuse in praise; full/complete
unctous
oily; ostentatiously holy or fervent; too suave
assay
to test
indolent
idle; lazy
impudent
shamelessly bold; insolent
languid
feeble, sluggish, spiritless
cavil
to make empty objections
hector
to annoy, play the bully
martinet
a strict disciplinarian
dyspepsia
indigestion
effigy
crude figure of a hated person
fusillade
continuous discharge of firearms
junta
government after (military) coup
adjure
to charge on oath
abjure
to renounce on oath
obstreperous
noisy, unruly
pertinacious
holding strongly to an opinion/purpose; hard to gte rid of
impetuous
impulsive; done with sudden headlong energy
munificence
great liberality in giving; bountifulness
dudgeon
resentment
pettisd
peevish; sulky
umbrage
suspicion of injury; offense
waspish
spiteful
tyro
one learning a skill; not yet well-aqauinted with it
acidulous
sharp/bitter/acid in manner
mordacious
biting in style/manner (also mordant)
ribald
a low caharacter; licentious, foul-mouthed
factitious
produced artificially
noisome
injurious to health; foul-smelling
careen
to lean/cause to lean sideways; tilt
sidle
move sideways, esp. to edge along
turgid
swollen; bombastic
slake
quench, satisfy
fey
fated; strange and unusual
forfend
to protect/preserve
disconsolate
dejected, forlorn
lugubrious
mournful, esp. exaggeratedly
plaintive
mournful (plaint = lamentation)
refractory
unruly, unmanageable
untoward
not easily guided; perverse; unseemly
tendentious
having a deliberate tendency
palliate
extenuate; soften by favorable representations
droll
odd; amusing
raillery
mockery; good-natured banter
riposte
retaliatory maneuver
simper
smile in an affected, silly manner
abate
make or become less
interstice
crack; crevice
clement
mild; kind, merciful
mercenary
done for money only
venal
able to be sold or bought for a price; mercenary/coorupt
dour
obstinate, sullen , grim
fell
cruel, fierce, bloody, deadly
mordant
biting and caustic
sardonic
forced or bitter (of a smile)
truculent
very fierce and threatening
importune
to ask urgently and repeatedly
exercrate
detest utterly (execrable)
insidious
marked by treachery; more dangerous than seems evident
insensate
without regard for feeling; cold
dissolute
loose (in morals)
extenuate
to make (a crime, etc.) seem less
pettish
ill-tempered
carom
collide and rebound
esurient
hungry; greedy
canny
shrewd with own things; frugal
unstinting
bestowed liberally
tractable
easily managed or taught
adventitious
coming from outside, added by chance
verdure
greenness, freshness of growth