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venerate
To regard with respect
contrition
Sincere remorse for wrongdoing; repentance
mercurial
Quick & changeable in temperament; volatile
limn
1. To describe
2. To depict by painting or drawing
cordon
A line of people or ships around an area to guard it.
sextant
A navigational instrument
caliper
An instrument used to measure thickness and distance
burgeon
To grow or blossom
occult
1. Relating to supernatural forces
2. Available only to the initiate; secret
ennui
A feeling of weariness and disgust; tedium
indignant
Feeling wrath
aegis
Sponsorship; protection
auspice
Patronage, assistance or protection ; a sign or omen (as in prophecy)
aver
To declare true
pique
To wound the pride of; to sting; to stimulate
solicitous
Eager to obtain something desirable
assuage
To make something more pleasant or agreeable
precipitate
To throw violently or bring about abruptly
erudite
Learned, scholarly, bookish
oscillate
to waver
vacillate
to sway from side to side
vagrant
a wanderer
irenic
promoting peace
vociferous
blatant; noisy
querulous
expressing complaints
laconic
using few words
taciturn
not talkative; quiet
panegyric
elaborate praise
solecism
violation of etiquette
incandescence
emission of visible light; glow
refulgent
shining radiantly
mountebank
a quack in medicine
jermiad
a complaint; a prophecy of doom
permonish
to forewarn
acumen
quickness; insight
mollify
to calm
dolor
sorrow; grief
rue
to feel regret
cauterize
to burn or sear; to callous
inscrutable
difficult to understand
intransigent
stubborn; difficult to sway
contravening
to oppose
arduous
demanding great effort
maladroit
inept
gregarious
sociable
abstruse
difficult to understand; ambiguous
despoiling
to deprive of something valuable
polemic
controversial argument
emit
to give or send out
broach
to bring up (a topic)
diverstiture
the sale of a corporate division
noisome
harmful; dangerous
amalgamate
to combine
incursion
an invasion
hapless
unlucky
sedulous
perservering
insularity
isolated
prevarication
to stray from the truth
amortize
to write off as an expenditure
emaciation
to become very thing
minatory
threatening
lambaste
to scold or beat harshly
extol
to praise highly
turpitude
a corrupt act
philistine
lacking knowledge
aesthete
having an excessive appeciation of art/beauty
odium
strong dislike
pragmatic
practical
disparate
distinct or different
fortuitous
happening by accident or chance
tacit
not spoken; implied
saccharin
very sweet
dross
waste or impure matter
assay
analyzed
derelection
neglect
fracas
noisy fight
harrow
to break up; to plunder
assuage
to calm
hackneyed
overfamiliar
sodden
thoroughly saturated
gainsay
to oppose
jaunty
self-confident
intrepid
fearless
fecund
intellectual productivity; frutiful
raze
to level; to demolish
remunerate
to compensate for
iota
very small amount
improvident
not providing for the future; thriftles
plucky
showing courage
reclusive
seeking isolation
impetus
an impulse
duplicity
deliberate deceptiveness in speech
winnow
to scatter