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abeyance
suspendend action

The deal was held in abeynace until her arrival.
abrogate
abolish


The king intended to abrogate the decree issued by his predecessor.
abstemious
sparing in eating and drinking, temperate.
abstruse
obscure, profound, difficult ot understand
acclivity
sharp upslope of a hill
adage
wise saying, proverb
aerie
nest of large bird of prey
alimentary
nourishing, supplying nourishment,of food or nutrition
alliteratoin
repition of beginning sound in poetry
anathema
Solemn curse, One that is cursed or damned
ancillary
serving as an aid, accessory
antedilluvian
antiquated, extremely ancient
apogee
highest point
aplomb
poise, assurance
apostate
abandons his religious faith
apologist
writes in defense of a cause or institution
apothegm
pithy compact saying
apprise
inform
aquiline
curved, hooked
arable
fit for growing crops
argot
slang
aseptic
preventing infection
asperity
sharpness of temper
aspersion
slanderous remark
assiduous
diligent
asunder
into parts, apart
atavism
resemblance to remote parents rathre than to parents
augury
omen, prophecy
august
impressive, majestic
aver
state confidently
avuncular
like an uncle
baleful
deadly, having a malign influence, ominous
baroque
highly ornate
bastion
stronghold, a source of protection
bedizen
dress gaudily with vulgar finery
bedraggle
wet thoroughly
beneficent
kindly, doing good
benison
blessing
besmirch
soil, defile
blandishment
flattery
bevy
large group
blithe
gay, joyous
boorish
rude
brackish
somewhat saline
bucolic
rustic
buttress
support, prop up
cadence
rhythmic rise and fall
canard
unfounded rumor
calumny
malicious misrepresentation, slander
callow
youthful, immature, inexperienced
canny
shrewd, thrifty
capacious
spacious
capitulate
surrender
caprice
whim
capricious
unpredictable, fickle
captious
faultfinding, critical
carping
petty criticism
carrion
rotting flesh
categorical
without exception
catholic
universal
caucus
private meeting of members of a party to select officers or determine policy
cauterize
burn with hot iron
cavalcade
parade, processoin
cavalier
casual, offhand
celerity
speed, rapidity
censorious
critical
centrifugal
radiating, departing from center
centripetal
tending towards the center
chaff
worthless products of an endeavor
chaffing
bantering, joking
chary
cautious
chicanery
trickery
chimerical
fantastically improbable, imaginative
churlish
boorish, rude
cipher
secret code
cipher
secret code
circumscribe
limit, confine
circumspect
cautious, prudent
coeval
occuring at the same time r place as. Contemporary
colloquy
informal discussion
collusion
conspiring in fraudulent scheme
commodious
spacious and comfortable
compendium
brief comprehensive summary
complacency
self-satisfactoin, smugness
complicity
participation
comport
behave, bear ones self with composure
compunction
remorse
conifer
pine tree, cone bearing
contentious
quarrelsome
contiguous
adjacent to, touching upon
continence
self-restraint, sexual chastity
contumacious
disobedient, resisting authority
coterie
group that meets socially, select circle
cozen
cheat, swindle, hoodwink
craven
cowardly
credulity
gullibility, naivetee, belief based on slight evidence
debacle
sudden downfall, complete disaster
decant
pour off gently
deciduous
fallig off as in leaves
declivity
downward slope
decry
espressing strong disapproval
default
failure to act
deference
courteous regard for one's wishes
defray
provide payment for
deign
condescend, stoop
demotic
pretaining to the common people,
Of or relating to a form of modern Greek based on colloquial use
denigrate
blacken
denizen
resident, inhabitant, regular visitor
denouement
finality, outcome
derivative
obtained from original source, unoriginal
descry
catch sight of, froma distance
desecrate
profane, violate the sanctity of
despoil
plunder
desultory
aimless, haphazard, digressing in random
diffidence
shyness
dirge
lament with music
disabuse
correct a false impression
disaffected
disloyal
discursive
digressing, rambling
dissemble
disguise
divest
strip, deprive
elegy
poem or song expressing lamentation
enervate
weaken
enmity
ill will, hatred
equanimity
calmness of temperment, composure
equitable
fair, impartial
equivocal
ambigious, intentionally misleading
equivocate
lie, mislead, attempt to conceal the truth
esoteric
hard to understand, known only by a chosen few
euphemism
mild expression in place of an unpleasant one
exculpate
clear from blame
execrate
curse, express abhorrence for
exegesis
explanation, esp. of biblical passages
exhort
urge
exigency
urgent situation
expatiate
talk at length
expiate
make amends for (a sin)
expropriate
take possession for
expurgate
clean, remove offensive parts from
extenuate
weaken
facetious
joking
fallacious
false misleading
fastidious
difficult to please
fatuous
foolish, inane
fecundity
fertility, fruitfulness
felicitous
apt, suitable, favorable, suitably expressed
felicity
happiness, appropriateness
ferret
drive or hunt out of hiding
fervor
glowing ardor
fetid
malodorous
flag
droop, grow feeble
flagrant
conspiciously wicked
fledgling
inexperienced
flotsam
drifting wreckage
flout
reject, mock
fodder
coarse food for cattle, horses, etc
foment
stir up, instigate
foppish
vain about dress and appearance
foray
raid
forbearance
patience
formidable
menacing, threatening
fortitude
bravery, courage
fortuitous
accidental, by chance
fracas
brawl
fulminate
thunder, explode
gadfly
animal-biting fly, irritating person
gaffe
social blunder
galvanize
stimulate by shock, stir up, revitalize
garrulous
talkative, wordy, loquacious
glib
fluent, facile, slick
goad
urge on
grandiloquent
pompous, bombastic, high-sounding language
gregarious
sociable
guileless
easily deceived, naive
gustatory
affecting the sense of taste
halcyon
calm, peaceful
harangue
long, impassioned speech, vehement
hegemony
dominance, esp one nation over another
hermitage
home of a hermit
heterodox
unorthodox, unconventional
hyperbole
exaggeration
iconoclastic
attacking cherished traditions
ignoble
unworthy
ignominy
deep disgrace, shame
imbue
saturate, fill
immutable
unchangeable
impassive
without feeling, imperturbable
impecunious
without money
impenitent
nor repentent
imperious
domineering, haughty
implacable
incapable of being pacified
impudence
impertinence, insolence
impugn
dispute, contradict
impuissance
powerlessness, feebleness
inalienable
not to be taken away, nontransferable
inaugurate
install in office, begin formally
incense
enrage, enfuriate
inchoate
recently begun, rudimentary, unformed
incipient
beginning, in early stages
incongruity
not harmonious, absuridity
incontinent
lacking self-restraint, licentious
indefatigable
tireless
indigence
poverty
indigenous
native
indolent
lazy
indomitable
unconquerable, unyielding
ineffable
unable to be expressed
ineluctable
irresistible, not to be escaped
inexorable
relentless, unyielding, implacable
ingenuous
naive, trusting
inimical
unfriendly, hostile, harmful, detrimental
inimitable
matchless, not able to be imitated
iniquitous
wicked, immoral, uprighteous
innocuous
harmless
insalubrious
unwholesome, not healthful
insipid
lacking in flavor, dull
insularity
narrow-mindedness, isolation
insurgent
rebellious
inter
bury
interdict
prohibit, forbid
interloper
intruder
interpolate
insert between
intractable
unruly, stubborn, unyielding
intransigence
refusal of any compromise
intrepid
fearless
inured
accustomed, hardened
invective
abuse
inveigle
lead astray, wheedle
invidious
designed to create ill will or envy
inviolable
secure from corruption, or violatoin. unassailable.

batman's word to protect Gotham city was invoilable.
irascible
irritable
irresolute
weak, uncertainhow to act
jocular
said in jest
juggernaut
irresistible crushing force
labile
likely to change, unstable
lachrymose
producing tears
lackadaisical
lacking purpose or zest, halfhearted
laconic
brief and to the point
laggard
slow, sluggish
lambaste
beat, thrash verbally or physically
languid
wearysluggish, listless
languor
lassitude, depression
lassitude
languor, weariness
levee
earthen or stone embakment to prevent flooding
levity
lack of seriousness or steadiness, frivolity
libertine
debauched person, roue
licentious
lascivious, lewd
insouciant
indifferent, without concern or care
castigation
sever criticism, punishmnet
gainsay
to declare to be untrue or invalid
2 : CONTRADICT, OPPOSE