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lilliputian
extremely small
loquacious
talkative
lugubrious
mournful
magnanimity
generosity
magniloquent
boastful, pompous
maladroit
clumsy, bungling
malapropism
comic misuse of a word
malediction
curse
malingerer
feigns illness
manacle
restrain, handcuff
manumit
emancipate, free from bondage
masticate
chew
maudlin
effusively sentimental
mawkish
mushy, overly sentimental, maudlin
meddlesome
interfering
melee
fight
mendacious
lying, habitually dishonest
mendicant
beggar
mercantile
concerning trade
mercurial
capricious, changing
meretricious
flashy, tawdry
meteoric
momentarily brilliant
mettle
courage, spirit
minatory
menacing, threatening
minion
servile, dependent
miscreant
wretch, villain
missive
letter
modicum
limited quantity
mollify
soothe
moratorium
delay of payment
moribund
dying
mottled
blotchedin coloring, spotted
multifarious
vaired, greatly diversified
munificent
very generous
nadir
lowest point
nascent
incipient, coming into being
nepotism
favoritism (to a relative)
nettle
vex, annoy
nexus
connection
niggardly
meanly stingy, parsimonious
noisome
foul-smelling
nostrum
questionable medicine
obdurate
stubborn
obeisance
bow
obfuscate
confuse, muddlem make needlessly complex
oblique
indirect, slanting (deviating froma straightline)
obloquy
slander, disgrace, infamy
obsequious
slavishly attentive, servile, sycophantic
obsequy
funeral ceremony
obsidian
black volcanic rock
obstreperous
boisterous, noisy
obtrude
push in, intrude
obviate
make unecessary, get rid of

i hope this contribution will obviate any need for further funds
occlude
shut, close
odious
hateful, vile
officious
meddlesome, excessively pushy
onerous
burdensome
onomatopeia
words formed in imitation fo sound: gargle, rustle
onus
burden, responsibility
opprobrium
infamy, vilification
oracular
prophetic, uttered as if by divine authority
oratorio
dramatic poem set to music
ossify
change to bone
palliate
ease pain, make less severe
pallid
pale, wan
palpitate
throb, flutter
panacea
cure-all, remedy for all diseases
pander
cater to low desires of others
panegyric
formal praise
pantomime
acting without dialogue
paragon
model of perfection
paramour
illicit lover
parity
equiality, close resemblance
patois
local or provincial dialect
pecuniary
pertaining to money
pedantic
showing off learning
pejorative
negative in connotatoin, belittling effect
pell-mell
confusion
pellucid
transparent, easy to understand
pendulous
hanigng, suspended
penury
great poverty
peon
bond servant, landless agricultural worker
perfidious
treacherous, disloyal
perfunctory
superficial, not thorough, lacking interest, care or enthusiasm
peripatetic
walking about, moving
pernicious
very destructive
perspicacious
having insight, penetrating, astute
perspicuity
clearness of expression, freedom from ambiguity
perspicious
plainly expressed
pertinacious
stubborn, persistent
petulant
touchy, peevish
philanderer
faithless lover
phillistine
narrow-minded, uncuultured, exclusively interested in material gain
phlegmatic
calm, not easily disturbed
piquant
pleasantly tart-tasting
piscatorial
pertaining to fishing
pittance
small allowance or wage
placate
pacify, conciliate
plebeian
common, for common people
polemic
controversial, argument in support of a view
politic
expedient, prudent, well devised
ponderous
weighty, unwieldy
portend
fortell
posterity
future generations, descendants
potable
suitable for drinking
potentate
monarch, sovereign
poultice
sooting application applied to sores
precarious
uncertain, risky
precept
practical rule guiding conduct
precipitate
rash, premature, hasty, suddent

throw headlong, hasten
precipitous
steep; overhasty
preeminent
outstanding superior
prehensile
grasping, holding
premonitory
serving to warn (premonition- forewarning)
prevaricate
lie
probity
uprightness, incorruptibility
prodigal
uprightness, incorruptibility
prodigal
wasteful, reckless with money
prodigious
marvelous, enormous
profligate
dissipated, wasteful, wildly immoral
prognosticate
predict
promulgate
proclaim a doctrine or a law
propinquity
nearness, kinship
propitiate
appease
propitious
favorable
proscribe
ostracize, bansih, outlaw
proselytize
induce someone to covert ot a relgion or belief
protean
versatile, able to make many forms
provenance
original source
provident
displaying foresight, thrifty
provisional
tentative
prurient
having or causing lustful thoughts and desires
puerile
childish
pugnacity
combativeness, disposed to fight
puissant
powerful, strong, potent
pundit
authority on the subject
purport
intention, meaning
purveyor
furnisher of foodstuffs,caterer
pusillanimous
fainthearted
quagmire
soft, wet, boggy. difficult situatoin from which to free oneself
quail
cower, lose heart
qualified
limited, restricted
quarry
dig into

victim, object of a hunt
quash
subdue, crush, squash
querulous
fretful, whining
quiescent
at rest, dormant, temporarily inactive
quietude
tranquility
quixotic
idealistic, but impractical
quotidian
daily, commonplace, customary
raconteur
story-teller
raiment
clothing
rancor
bitterness, hatred
rankle
irritate, fester
rapacious
excessivley grasping, plundering
rarefied
made less dense
recalcitrant
obstinately stubborn
recant
disclaim, disavow, openly confess error, retract previous statment
recapitulate
summarize
recidivism
habitual return to crime
recondite
abstruse, profound, secret
rectitude
uprightness, moral virtue, correctness of judgment
recumbent
reclining, lyin down completely or in part
redolent
fragrant, oderous
refractory
stubborn, unmanageable
refulgent
bightly shining, gleaming
reprobate
person hardened by sin, devoid of decency
repudiate
disown, disavow
reputable
respectable
rescind
cancel
ribald
wanton, profane
rococo
highly decorated, ornate
sacrosanct
most sacred, inviolabe
sagacious
perceptive, shrewd, having insight
salacious
lascivious, lustful
salubrious
healthful
sanguine
cheerful, hopeful (sanguinary- bloody)
sardonic
disdainful sarcastic, cynical
sartorial
pertaining to tailors
scurrilous
obscene, indecent
sedition
resistance to authority, insubordination
sedulous
diligent
sentinal
lookout
sepulcher
tomb
seine
net for catching fish
sextant
tool for navigating to determine ships lattitude longitude
sibylline
prophetic, oracular
sidereal
relating to stars
sinecure
well-paid position with little responsiblity
sinuous
winding, bending in and out
solicitous
concerned, interested in the well-being of others
soliloquy
talking to oneself
somnambulist
sleepwalker
somnolent
half asleep
sophist
ueses fallacious reasoning
soporific
sleep-causing
specious
seeimingly reasonable but incorrect
spendthrift
wastes money
spurious
false, counterfeit
stolid
dull, impassive
stricture
severe and adverse criticism
strident
loud and harsh, insistent
stultify
cause to appear or become stupid or inconsistent
stygian
gloomy hellish, deathly
sublime
exalted, noble and uplifting
subsume
include, encompass
succor
aid, assist, comfort
supercillious
arrogant, condescending, patronizing
supine
lying on the back
supplant
replace, usurp
supplicate
petition humbly, pray to grant a favor
surfeit
satiate, stuff, indulge to excess
surreptitious
secret, furtive, sneaky
sycophant
servile flatterer, bootlicker, yes man
syllogism
logical formula conisting of a major premise, a minor premise, and a conclusion

deceptive, specious argument
tacit
understood, not put into words
tangential
peripheral, only slightly connected
tantamount
equivalent in effect or value
tautological
needlessly repetitious
temerity
boldness, rashness
tendentious
having an aim, biased, deisgned to further a cause
tensile
capable of being stretched
tenuous
thin, rare, slim
timorous
fearful, demonstrating fear
toady
servile flatterer, yes man
tome
large volume
tonsure
shaving of the head, esp. by religious people
torpor
lethargy, sluggishness
tractable
easily manageable, docile
truculence
aggressiveness, ferocity
turbid
muddy, having sediment disturbed

made difficult to comprehend
ubiquitous
being everywhere
unction
act of anointing with oil
unequivocal
plain, obvious
unmitigated
unreleieved, absolute, immoderate
untenable
indefensible, not being able to be maintained
untoward
unfortunate, unlucky, adverse unexpected

stubborn
upbraid
severely scold, reprimand
usurp
seize another's power
venal
capable of being bribed, corruptable
venial
forgivable, trivial
veracious
truthful
verdigris
green coating on copper once exposed to weather
versimilitude
appearance of truth. likelihood (versimilar)
vicissitude
change of fortune
vitiate
spoil the effect of, make inoperative
vituperative
abusive, scolding
wanton
unrestrained, willfully malicoius, unchaste
zephyr
gentle breeze, west wind
trenchant
cutting, keen
vitreous
of or resembling glass, glassy