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callous
uncaring
platitudes
dull remarks
tidings
news, information, data
expurgate
censor
intransigent
unyielding
ineluctable
inescapable
modality
mode
abstemious
abstains from pleasures
mawkish
sickenly sentimental
laudatory
expressing praise
vituperative
verbally abusive
laudatory
expressing praise
bawdy
racy or lewd
ethereal
heavenly
abjure
to renounce or reject solemnly; to recant; to avoid
accretion
growht, increase by successive addition, building up
anodyne
soothing; something that assuages or allays pain or comforts
aver
affirm, assert, prove, justify
beatify
to bless, make happy, or ascribe a virtue to; to regard as saintly
bedizen
to adorn, especially in a cheap, showy manner; festoon,
caparison
belie
to give a false impression of, to misrepresent
boor
a rude or insensitive person; lout; yokel
cadge
to sponge or mooch
captious
calculated to confuse or entrap in argument; hypercritical,
caviling
contemn
to scorn or despise
descant
to comment at length, discourse, expatiate
doggerel
trivial, poorly constructed verse
dross
slag, waste or foreign matter, impurity, surface scum
effrontery
boldness, impudence, arrogance
ephemeral
evanescent, fleeting, short-lived
episodic
loosely connected, not flowing logically
evince
to show clearly, to indicate
foment
to incite, to rouse
gainsay
to deny, dispute, contradict, oppose
garner
to gather and save; to store up
homily
a sermon or morally instructive lecture
hirsute
hairy, shaggy
iconoclastic
attacking cherished beliefs, heretical, heterodox
importune
to ask incessantly, to beg, to nag
indolent
lazy, listless, torpid
insular
parochial, narrow-minded
limpid
transparent, serene, clear, untroubled, pellucid
natty
trimly neat and tidy
noisome
offensive, especially to one's sense of smell; fetid
paradigm
a model, example, or pattern; exemplar
partisan
one-sided, committed to a party, biased or prejudiced;
supporter, adherent
penchant
strong inclination, a liking
pillory
to punish, hold up to public scorn
piquant
stimulating
precept
rule establishing standards of conduct
proscribe
ostracize, banish, outlaw
saturnine
gloomy, dark, sullen, morose
sententious
aphoristic or moralistic; epigrammatic; tending to moralize
excessively
sere
withered, arid
slake
to satisfy or quench
splenetic
bad-tempered, irritable
stanch
to stop the flow of a fluid
stint
to restrain; to be sparing or frugal
stygian
gloomy, dark
turgid
swollen, tumid, thick, pompous, bombastic
umbrage
offense, resentment, pique
vitiate
to pervert, debase, spoil, make ineffective
welter
to writhe, to toss about, to be in turmoil; state of turmoil; a
chaotic mass
prescient
knowledge beforehand
alias
false name
caricature
images where worst features are pronounced
biology
study of life
prodigality
wasteful spending
striate
mark with grooves
panegyric
elaborate praise
triade
outburst (against something)
vehemence
fury
terror
extreme fear
ire
extreme anger
threadbare
wearing old shabby clothing
pejorative
belittling
enterprise
difficult project
sanction
measure used to coerce or
sanction
give approval
flag
lose interest
doublet
under armor, type of clothing
foil
thwart, type of sword
remote
without certainty
eternal
without end
girder
provides support to a building
parry
to thwart off a blow
ruthless
without mercy
scrawl
write in a sloppy manner
amplify
to increase volume
epilogue
concluding part of a novel
mosaic
created of many tiles
privy
knowing a secret
scrupulous
living by a strict code
contentious
looking for an argument
hostile
feeling anger
dull
lacking brilliance
decimated
destroyed
differentiated
to distinguish
flagrant
noticeable
affable
easy to approach
scurilous
abusive
bellicose
eager to fight
miserly
stingy
soporific
provides sleep
enfranchise
to free
elucidate
to make increasingly clear
enervate
to weaken
attentuate
to make weaker
slag
waste produced ina furnace
silo
structure to store grain
taciturn
silence
loquacious
talkative
ascetic
severe
hackneyed
unoriginal
ponderous
not noted for lightness
doggedly
tenaciously
parochial
narrow-minded
salcious
scandalous
ephemeral
short-lived
corral
to take control or possession of
mettle
courage
meddle
interfere
husband
to manage/conserve
appropriate
to take for one's own use
fry
baby fish
die
mold used for shaping piece of metal
sap
deplete/weaken
slight
to insult
strut
a support for a projecting part
hack
a bad writer
temper
moderate/strengthen
lumber
to move without grace
waive
to relinauish
paragon
model of excellence
disabuse
to free from error