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abase
lower; degrade
abeyance
suspended action
abjure
formally renounce
ablution
washingt
abnegation
renunciation; self-sacrifice
abrogate
abolish
abscission
removal by cutting off
abtruse
obscure; profound; esoteric
abut
border upon
accede
agree
accilivity
sharp upslope of a hill
accoutre
equip
accretion
growth; increase
actuate
motivate
adjutant
assistant
adriot
skillfull
adventituous
accidental; causal
affected
artificial; pretended
advert
refer to
agape
open-mouthed
agog
highly excited
alloy
to make impure
alluvial
pertaining to soil deposits left by running water
amalgamate
combnie
alacrity
cheerful promptness
anathema
solemn curse
animadversion
critical remark; criticism
animus
hostile feeling or intent
anneal
reduce brittleness and improve toughness by heating and cooling
anodyne
drug that removes pain
antediluvian
extremely ancient
antic
extravagantly odd
antipathy
extreme dislike
apiary
place where bees are kept
apostate
one who abandons faith
aphasia
loss of speech due to injury
apothegm
pithy compact saying
apotheosis
elevation to godhood
appellation
name or title
apposite
appropriate, fitting
approbation
approval
appurtenances
subordinate possessions
arabesque
style of decoration
arable
fit for growing crops
arcade
covered passageway with shops
archetype
prototype
ardor
heat, passion, zeal
arduous
hard, strenuous
aria
operatic solo
array
to clothe; adorn
arrears
being in debt
arroyo
gully
artful
cunning, crafty, sly
artifice
trickery or guile
artless
open and honest
ascetic
practicing self-denial, austre
asinine
stypid
askance
with a sideways look
asperity
sharpness of temper
aspersion
slanderous remark
ascetic
austere; practicing self-denial
asinine
stupid
askance
sideways look
askew
slanted
asperity
sharpness of temper
aspersion
slanderous remark
assiduous
diligent
assuage
ease or lessen
atavism
resemblance to ancestors, reversion to earlier type, throwback
astringent
binding, causing contraction, severe
augury
omen, prophecy
august
majestic
automaton
imitation of human action
avarice
greed
aver
assert confidently or declare fact
avuncular
like a uncle
awl
pointed tool for piercing
bacchanalian
drunken
badinage
teasing conversation
banal
trite, commonplace
baleful
threatening, menacing
baneful
destructive
bate
let down; restrain
bawdy
obscene
beatific
showing or producing joy
beatify
bless or sanctify
beatitude
blessedness
bedizen
dress with vulgar finery
belabor
explain or go over excessively
beleaguer
besiege or attack
bellicose
warlike
beneficient
kindly, doing good
benison
blessing
bent
natural talent or inclination
bereft
lacking, deprived of
beset
harass or trouble
besmirch
soil or defile
betoken
signify or indicate
bevy
large group
biennial
every two years
bilious
suffering from a liver problem, ill-humored
bilk
to cheat
bivouac
temporary encampment
blanch
bleach or whiten
blandish (verb)
cajole, coax with flattery
blandishment
flattery
blithe
carefree and unconcerned
bluff (adjective)
rough but good-natured
bombastic
pompous, overstated
boorish
rude
bowdlerize
expurgate
braggadocio
boasting
brindled
tawny or greyish with streaks or spots
browbeat
bully or intimidate
bucolic
rustic or pastoral
bulwark
stronghold
burgeon
grow forth
burlesque
imitation that ridicules
burnish
make shiny by rubbing, polish
cadge
beg or mooch
calorific
heat-producing
calumny
malicious misrepresentation or slander
canard
false or unfounded story, fabricated report
canny
shrewd or thrifty
cant
insincere expressions of piety
callow
youthful, inexperienced
capacious
spacious
capitulate
surrender
caprice
whim
capricious
unpredictable, fickle
captious
faultfinding, overly critic
carapace
shell covering the back
carillon
set of bells to play
carousal
drunken revel
cavalcade
procession or parade
cavalier
causal and offhand, arrogant
cavil
make frivolous objections
celerity
speed or rapidity
censorious
overly critical
centurion
roman soldier
cerebration
thought
certitude
certainty
chaff
worthless products of an endeavor
chaffing
bantering or joking, badinage
catholic
wide-ranging, universal
chary
cautious, shrewd, sparing, restrained
chimerical
fantastically impossible
chisel
swindle or cheat
choleric
hot-tempered
churlish
boorish, rude
ciliated
minute hairs
cipher
non-entity, worthless
circumlocution
unnecessarily long-winded
circumspect
prudent, cautious, chary
canglor
loud noise
clarion
trumpet-like sound
clime
region or climate
cloying
distasteful in excess
coeval
living at the same time in history
collation
light meal, think colacion
colloquy
informal discussion
comity
courtesy or civility
commensurate
corresponding in extent, degree, etc
commodious
spacious and comfortabel
complaisant
trying to please
complicity
involvement (in criminal activity)
compunction
remorse
concatenate
link
conclave
private meeting
condign
appropriate or deserved, in terms of severity or punishment
conflate
meld or fuse
connubial
relating to marriage
consanguinity
kinship
consequential
pompous, self-importance
consign
deliver officially
consummate
wholly without flaw
continence
self-restraint
controvert
oppose with arugments
contumacious
disobedient
cornice
projecting or molding on building
phlegmatic
apathetic
imprecation
curse
opprobrium
dishonor
noisome
fetid
obdurate
stubborn
quiescent
inactive
specious
spurious, false
trenchant
cogent, keen
slake
satiate
irascible
easily angered
hoary
showing age
voluble
loquacious
inchoate
incomplete, newly begun
perspicacious
astute, keen, trenchant
saguine
cheerful, confident, optimistic
inmical
hostile
surly
hositle
glib
easily fluent
stolid
unemotionable
ignoble
not noble
torpor
sluggishness
vim
energy
invective
abusive language
panegryric
lauding speech, praise
prolix
wordy
arrogate
to state without claim, falsely
audacious
bravely, fearless, daring
burgeon
growing
circumspect
chary, cautious
cloying
saccharine sweet, annoying
contrite
very repentant
cosset
pander
credulous
too trusting, gullible
deference
civility, respect
deleterious
unexpected negative effect
demagogue
leader that leads by emotion
demur
take argument with
desultory
disconnected thoughts
diaphanous
transparent
diffident
shy, lacking confidence
dilate
expand
dilatory
delaying
dilettante
amateurish and varied interests
disabuse
set correct, set free from error
dissemble
to evade, present false apparence
distaff
female side of family
dither
procrastinate, without clear purpose
dyspeptic
indigestion-inclined, ill-tempered
ebullient
excited, enthused
edify
to teach morally or spiritually
effrontery
audacity, boldness
enervate
sap energy
engender
produce, cause
epicure
person with refined taste
ersatz
false
estimable
admirable
ethos
governing spirit
exculpate
remove guilt
exigent
to demand action
exponent
one who champions or advocates
expurgate
censor
fallow
dead or unused
sedulity
assiduousness, diligence
germane
relevant, cogent
winnow
filter, remove impurities
dour
unpleasant, dark, brooding
cow
terrorize, intimidate
cozen
cheat, bilk
culvert
artificial channel for water
debauch
corrupt
dauntless
fearless, audacious, bold
peregrination
travel
laxity
act of being lax
propitiate
make peace with
perfidy
break in trust
puissant
powerful
default (noun)
failure to act
deign
condescend, stoop to
denigrate
blacken, tarnish (the image of)
denouement
outcome, final development
depredation
plundering
descry
catch sight of
despoil
steal valuables
desuetude
state of disuse
diffidence
shyness
diffuse
wordy, rambling
dint
means, efforts
disabuse
remove from error
disconsolate
sad
discursive
digressing, rambling
disgorge
surrender something, eject
disport
amuse
disputatious
argumentative
disquietude
uneasiness, anxiety
disquisition
a formal systemic inequity
dissemble
disguise, pretend
dissimulate
pretend, conceal by feigning
distrait
inattentive, distracted often by anxiety
doff
take off
doggerel
poor verse
doleful
mournful; causing sadness
dotage
senility
dross
waste
dissipate
squander