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abated
verb: to lessen
aberration
noun: a deviation
abeyance
noun: the condition of being temporally suspended
abraded
verb: to wear down
abrogate
verb: to do away with
abscond
verb: to sneak off and hide away
abstemious
adjective: to eat or drink moderately
accretion
noun: the act of increasing in growth or size
acrimonious
adjective: bitter or harsh
acquisitiveness
adjective: having a strong desire to own
admonish
verb: to scold
adroit adjective
: skillful
aesthete
noun: a person who is highly sensitive to beauty
lugubrious
adjective: extremely depressed
magnanimous
adjective: generous and noble; kind-hearted
maladroit
adjective: inept; incapable
malinger
verb: to act sick to avoid work
malleable
adjective: capable of being shaped
mar
verb: to damage
metamorphose
verb: to transform
meticulous
adjective: detailed and precise
milieu
noun: environment
mimicry
noun: the act of mimicking; mocking
misanthrope
noun: person who hates mankind
miser
noun: a person who hoards money; penny-pincher
mitigate
verb: to alleviate
morose
adjective: sad
multifarious
adjective: great variety
myopic
adjective: short-sighted
narcissist
noun: a person who loves themselves
nascent
adjective: beginning to exist
nave
noun: central part of the church or the center of a wheel
occult
adjective: relating to the supernatural
ossified
verb: to harden or become bone
ostentatious
adjective: pretentious and boastful
ostracism
noun: the act of excluding
outmoded
adjective: out of fashion
overtly
adv: out in the open
palpable
adjective: touchable or evident
peccadillo
noun: a small misdeed
peripatetic
adjective: traveling by foot noun: someone who is walking
perpetuating
verb: to cause to continue forever
persevere
verb: to not give up
pervasive
adjective: the quality of invading or permeating'
philistine
noun: one who is ignorant in certain areas like art
pirate
noun: one who robs at sea verb: to steal
placate
noun: to calm or appease someone who is angry
plasticity
noun: the quality of being like plastic
plausible
adjective: believable
polemic
adjective: relating to controversy
poseur
noun: someone who pretends to be something they're not to impress others
precursor
noun: something that comes before
preempt
verb: to take the place of
preponderate
verb: to be heavier in weight
primacy
noun: the condition of being first
prodigy
noun: person with great talent
profundity
noun: great wisdom and depth
proliferate
verb: to reproduce at a rapid rate
propagate
verb: to reproduce
propitiatory
adjective: offered as a way of seeking forgiveness
prudery
noun: the state of being excessively modest
puerile
adjective: childish
pundit
noun: a critic or learned source of opinion
pusillanimous
adjective: cowardly
quagmire
noun: an uncertain situation or predicament
raconteur
noun: a skilled storyteller
rarefy
verb: to make thin
recluse
noun: a hermit; a person who hides from the world
recompense
verb: to compensate; to pay
regale
verb: to entertain
repentant
adjective: showing remorse for sins
reproof
verb: to scold or rebuke
repudiate
verb: to reject as untrue
repugnant
adjective: repulsive
requiem
noun: church service for a deceased person
reverie
noun: a daydream
rogue
noun: a scoundrel
ruffian
noun: a thug; a tough person
rumination
noun: the act of thinking deeply OR the process of chewing cud
sagacity
noun: intelligence and wisdom
sage
noun: one admired for wisdom noun: a herb
satirize
noun: to ridicule with sarcasm
scrupulous
adjective: conscientious and detailed
scurvy
noun: a disease caused by the lack of Vitamin C
sextant
noun: a device used by sailors to navigate
sodden
adjective: soaked with water
specious
adjective: something that seems believable but is false
spendthrift
noun: person who wastes money
spurious
adjective: illegitimate; false
squelch
verb: to squash
subjugate
verb: to conquer
subtlety
noun: the quality of being subtle or sly
synapse
noun: space between 2 nerve endings
tedium
noun: the condition of being tedious; boring
thwart
verb: to prevent
titillate
verb: to excite or stimulate
touting
verb: to obtain votes or customers in a shameless manner
tractable
adjective: easily managed
transitory
adjective: short-lived
transmuted
verb: to transform