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yokel
N country bumpkin
waif
N homeless animal or child
vituperative
ADJ abusive, scolding
The grandmother was vituperative in her treatment of the neighbor kids.
viscous
A sticky, gluey
venerate
V revere
venal
capable of being bribed
vapid
A dull and unimaginative
vacillate
v. waver, fluctuate
truculence
N aggressiveness
torpor
N. sluggishness
tenuous
A thin, rare, slim
tangential
A only slightly connected
tacit
A not put into words, understood
substantiate
v establish via evidence
Stint
V. set limits
strut
N supporting bar
stolid
A dull impassive
stint
V be thrifty, set limits
specious
A seemily reasonable but incorrect
soporific
A sleep causing
solictous
A worried
secrete
V Hide away or cache
satiate
v. satisfy fully
salubrious
A healthful
reticent
A reserved
rescind
v. cancel
repudiate
v. disown disavow
relegate
v. banish to an inferior position
reproach
v. express dissapointment
recalcitrant
A obstinately stubborn
rarefied
A made less dense
recondite
A profound, secret
qibble
N minor problem
qualified
A limited, restricted
This section is qualified to only scientists.
propriety
N fitness, correct conduct
proscribe
V ostracize, banish
Stalin proscibed all the political prisoners to Siberia.
propitiate
v. appease
pristine
A unspoiled
phlegmatic
A calm
plasticity
N ability to be molded
plastitude
N trite remark, common place statement
placate
V pacify
Stop fighting and play with us.
pervasive
A spread throughout
perfunctory
A superficial
penchant
N strong inclination
I had a penchant to not sign up for the Army after September 11th.
perennial
N. something long lasting
paucity
N scarcity
THe pope is the ultimate paucity.
partison
A one sided
officious
A meddlesome
oscillate
v. vibrate pendulumlike, waver
ostentatious
A. showy, pretentious
occlude
V shut, close
obsequious
A.slavishly attentive
obdurate
A stubborn
close duration
mundane
A worldy
morose
A ill humored
mitigate
v. moderate
mollify
V soothe
mendacious
A dishonest
magnanimity
N generosity
loquacious
A talkative
laud
v praise
latent
A potential but undeveloped
The latent skills of the child were obvious to Yoda but no one else.
lassitude
N weariness
The lassitude of the troops became evident in Basara.
laconic
A brief
irascible
A irrable
The irascible frat girl never got in to the party.
invective
N abuse
ingenious
A unsophisticated
intransigence
N refusual of compramise
The intrasigence of the Americans and Taliban lead to war.
inured
A accustomed
She became inured to the Alaskan climate.
insularity
N narrowmindedness
insipid
A dull
insensible
A unconscious
innocuous
A harmless
The innocuous sheep
inert
A inactive, lacking power to move.
inchoate
A rudimentary, elementary
impervious
A impenetrable
inperturbable
A calm, placid
implacable
A incapable of being pacified
No spelll could touch the implacable Karn Silver Golem
hyperbole
N exaggeration
iconoclastic
A attacking tradition
harangue
N long passionate speech
guileless
A without deceit
gregarious
A sociable
goad
V. urge on
The toad goaded me on.
garrulous
A wordy
The garrulous speech of the professor put me to sleep
foment
V stir up
The old crime was fomented by the new inspector with dna evidence.
flout
V reject, mock
felicitous
A appropriate
The speech mocking true love at the wedding was certainly not felicitious.
facetious
A joking
The facetious joke was said in face.