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Prodigal
wasteful, extravagant
welter
1. to be in turmoil
2. to become deeply or extensively involved, associated, entangled, etc.: to welter in setbacks, confusion, and despair.
penury
extreme poverty, destitution
infelicitous
Inappropriate; ill-chosen: an infelicitous remark.
Not happy; unfortunate.
wend
to proceed or go one's way
sanctimony
Feigned piety or righteousness; hypocritical devoutness or high-mindedness.
tenacity
persistent determination
stanch
to stop the flow of liquid, esp. blood
splenic
irritable
tautology
needless repetition of an idea, esp. in words other than those of the immediate context, without imparting additional force or clearness, as in “widow woman.”
saturnine
gloomy, sluggish in temperament; taciturn.
impunity
exempt from punishment. Immunity from punishment
stentorian
very loud or powerful in sound: a stentorian voice.
torrid
ardent; passionate: a torrid love
sundry
various
volubility
fluent, glib
sanguine
cheerfully optimistic, hopeful, or confident: a sanguine disposition;
volubility
fluent, glib
usury
the lending or practice of lending money at an exorbitant interest.
supercilious
Disdainfully arrogant; haughty.
sanguine
cheerfully optimistic, hopeful, or confident: a sanguine disposition;
virago
a loud-voiced, ill-tempered, scolding woman; shrew
usury
the lending or practice of lending money at an exorbitant interest.
suppliant
Asking humbly and earnestly; beseeching.
supercilious
Disdainfully arrogant; haughty.
accumen
Quickness of perception or discernment; shrewdness shown by keen insight.
virago
a loud-voiced, ill-tempered, scolding woman; shrew
vaunt
to boast
suppliant
Asking humbly and earnestly; beseeching.
accumen
Quickness of perception or discernment; shrewdness shown by keen insight.
supplicant
beggar
volubility
fluent, glib
surfeit
To feed or supply to excess, satiety, or disgust.
vaunt
to boast
sanguine
cheerfully optimistic, hopeful, or confident: a sanguine disposition;
supplicant
beggar
usury
the lending or practice of lending money at an exorbitant interest.
sidereal
relating to the stars
surfeit
To feed or supply to excess, satiety, or disgust.
salient
relevant
sidereal
relating to the stars
pith
the central part
salient
relevant
supine
1. Lying on the back, or with the face upward._
2. Indolent; listless; inactive; mentally or morally lethargic.
supercilious
Disdainfully arrogant; haughty.
pith
the central part
solder
to fuse
virago
a loud-voiced, ill-tempered, scolding woman; shrew
supine
1. Lying on the back, or with the face upward._
2. Indolent; listless; inactive; mentally or morally lethargic.
suppliant
Asking humbly and earnestly; beseeching.
accumen
Quickness of perception or discernment; shrewdness shown by keen insight.
solder
to fuse
vaunt
to boast
supplicant
beggar
surfeit
To feed or supply to excess, satiety, or disgust.
sidereal
relating to the stars
salient
relevant
pith
the central part
supine
1. Lying on the back, or with the face upward._
2. Indolent; listless; inactive; mentally or morally lethargic.
solder
to fuse
seminal
originative
stygian
gloomy, dark, hellish
sinecure
An office or position that requires or involves little or no responsibility, work, or active service
runic
mysterioius. having secret meaning
tractable
obedient
succor
1. Aid; help; assistance; especially, assistance that relieves and delivers from difficulty, want, or distress._
2. The person or thing that brings relief.

In Asakusa, a crowd sought succor around an old and lovely Buddhist temple, dedicated to Kannon, goddess of mercy.
seine
a fishing net that hangs vertically in the water, having floats at the upper edge and sinkers at the lower.
discrete
detached from others, separate
discreet
judicious in one's conduct of speech, especially pertaining to delicate matters
chronometer
a timepiece with a mechanism to adjust for accuracy
incisive
penetrating, cutting
exorcise
to seek to expel evil spirits by ceremony
disclose
to make known, reveal, uncover
preclude
to prevent the presence, existence, or occurence of
proclivity
inclination, bias
disinclination
aversion
conciliate
to placate, to win over
commesurable
proportionate, suitable in measure
accretion
an increase by natural growth
credo
any formula of belief
crypt
a subterranean chamber or vault
cryptology
the science of interpreting secret writings
cryptography
the process of making and using secret writing
incumbent
holding an indicated position
inculpate
to charge with fault
mea culpa
my fault
indoctrinate
to imbue a person with learning
endemic
peculier to a particular people or locality
dilatory
inclined to procrastination or delay
dichotomy
division in 2 parts, kinds, etc
interdict
to forbid, to prohibit
deign
to think fit or in accordance with one's dignity; condescend: He would not deign to discuss the matter with us.
disseminate
to scatter or spread widely
dissuade
to deter by advice or persuasion
paradox
an opinion or statement contrary to the accepted opinion
indolence
a state of being lazy/slothful
antidote
something that prevents/counteracts ill effects
induct
to install in a posistion with formal ceremonies
duress
compulsion by threat, coersion
dyspepsia
impaired digestion
exonerate
to free or declare free from blame
epigram
a witty, concise saying tersely expressed
err
to go astray in thought or belief
interdict
to forbid, to prohibit
arrant
downright; thorough; unmitigated; notorious: an arrant fool.
deign
to think fit or in accordance with one's dignity
disseminate
to scatter or spread widely
dissuade
to deter by advice or persuasion
paradox
an opinion or statement contrary to the accepted opinion
indolence
a state of being lazy/slothful
antidote
something that prevents/counteracts ill effects
obsolescent
becomming osolete
induct
to install in a posistion with formal ceremonies
duress
compulsion by threat, coersion
dyspepsia
impaired digestion
exonerate
to free or declare free from blame
epigram
a witty, concise saying tersely expressed
err
to go astray in thought or belief
arrant
downright; thorough; unmitigated; notorious: an arrant fool.
obsolescent
becomming osolete
exigency
1. The quality or state of requiring immediate aid or action; urgency, crisis
2. A case demanding immediate action or remedy; a pressing or urgent situation.
3. That which is demanded or required in a particular situation -- usually used in the plural.
incadescence
glowing with heat. shining
eugenics
improvements of the quality of a race through control of inherited characteristics
ineffable
to great for description in words. that which must not be uttered
ratify
to confirm or accept by formal consent

(ratify the constitution)
proffer
to offer
referendum
to vote on a political question open to the entire electorate
affidavit
written statement or oath
fiduciary
Of or relating to a holding of something in trust for another: a fiduciary heir; a fiduciary contract.
Of or being a trustee or trusteeship.
Held in trust
conflagration
large, destructive fire
efflucence
flowing out (as in light, water etc)
inflect
to change or vary the pitch of
genuflect
to bend knee, esp. in worship
fortissimo
very loud
fractious
irritable, peevish
fussilade
a continuous outpouring of firearms or criticism
ignoramus
a person lacking information
egress
going out
ingratiate
to bring oneself into favor
retrospection
looking back on things past
historeography
the body of knowledge and literature dealing with history and the theories of history
hagiagraphy
the study of saints
epigraph
an inscription, esp on a statue
gerund
in Latin, a noun derived from a verb
epistimology
a branch of philosophy that studies human knowledge
dissimilation
the act or process of becomming dissimilar