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affability
noun: the quality of being friendly
aggrandized
verb: to make greater, especially in wealth or power
ail
verb: to feel sick
amalgamate
verb: to mix or combine
ambivalent
adjective: indifferent or having mixed feelings
amelioration
noun: the act of making better or improving
anomaly
noun: something unusual or differing from the norm
antiquated
adjective: old or useless
apathy
noun: indifference or lack of interest
arboreal
adjective: relating to trees
ardor
noun: intense emotion, usually of enthusiasm or love
ascribe
verb: to attribute to a source or a cause
asperity
noun: condition of being rough or harsh
assuage
verb: to relieve
atonement
noun: to make amends
audacious
adjective: bold and daring
austere
adjective: simple, spare, unadorned
avarice
noun: greed
avow
verb: to declare openly
belligerent
adjective: hostile and difficult
beseech
verb: to urgently request
bombast
noun: pretentious words
boor
noun: a crude person lacking culture and refinement
bourgeois
noun: people of the middle class
brevity
noun: condition of being brief in duration
buoyant
adjective: tending to float OR being light-hearted and merry
cacophony
noun: a harsh sound or sounds
castigate
verb: to punish severely
caustic
adjective: corrosive OR sharp and biting
chary
adjective: cautious
coagulant
noun: something that causes a liquid to solidify
cogent
adjective: valid or convincing
cohort
noun: a group of people or friends
complaisance
noun: the act of obliging to pleasing others
consternation
noun: the state of being paralyzed with fear
contentiously
adjective: provoking debate or quarrels
conviviality
adjective: enjoying social interaction
convoluted
adjective: coiled together OR complicated
corona
noun: a ring around a celestial body, especially the sun and moon
corpuscle
noun: a microscopic particle, most often a cell
corroborative
adjective: tending to confirm with evidence
covert
adjective: secret
covet
verb: to want or desire
cower
adjective: to curl up in fear
credence
noun: acceptance of a belief as truth
credulous
adjective: gullible; willing to believe
culpability
adjective: worthy of blame
curmudgeon
noun: an ill-tempered person, often penny-pinching and stubborn
decimation
noun: the act of destroying or killing a large population
deference
noun: yielding to the wishes or opinions of others
demagogue
noun: a leader who uses the emotions of the people to achieve power
dereliction
noun: abandonment or neglect
deride
verb: to mock or ridicule
derision
noun: ridicule
desiccant
noun: a medicine used fro drying up a sore
despotic
adjective: characteristic of a ruler with absolute power
destitute
adjective: lacking, especially regarding money
desultory
adjective: moving or skipping from one thing to another
diction
noun: word choice in writing
dilate
verb: to expand
dirge
noun: a mournful song
discern
verb: to understand the difference
disparage
verb: to belittle and dishonor
disputatious
adjective: inclined to dispute or disagree
dissonance
noun: sound that lacks of harmony
divestiture
noun: the act of stripping or selling off
dolt
noun: an idiot
dross
noun: waste or refuse
efficacy
noun: effectiveness
elucidating
verb: explaining or clarifying
emit
verb: to give off
emollient
noun: something that softens the skin
emulate
verb: to imitate
encapsulate
noun: to put in a capsule
entreat
verb: to ask for with sincerity
equivocal
adjective: possible meaning two different things; vague or doubtful
erudition
noun: extensive knowledge
esoteric
adjective: known by only a few
ethos
noun: the spirit and character of a community
exculpate
verb: to acquit or clear of blame
extant
adjective: the opposite of extinct; still existing
extol
verb: to praise
fallacious
adjective: false
feckless
adjective: irresponsible
fervent
adjective: passionate
fissure
noun: a crack
foibles
noun: a flaw in character
foolhardy
adjective: careless
fracas
noun: a noisy disturbance
frieze
noun: a decorative piece in architecture
gainsay
noun: to deny
gaseous
adjective: relating to a gas
gossamer
adjective: gauzy, light
gregariousness
adjective: social
grievous
adjective: causing grief or anguish
gullible
adjective: easily tricked
heckle
verb: to badger and annoy
herbaceous
adjective: relating to a herb
hew
verb: to cut using an ax
hone
verb: to sharpen