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abscond
to steal off and hide
ameliorate
to make better
austere
very plain
axiom
universally recognized principle
bucolic
rustic and pastoral
disabuse
to set right; to undeceive
effrontery
extreme boldness
ephemeral
brief
extemporaneous
improvised
fulminate
to loudly attack
hyperbole
exaggerated statement
oxcillation
steady rhythm
penurious
penny pinching
perfidy
intentional treachery
pernicious
extremely harmful
perspicacious
acutely perceptive
pious
extremely religiously devoted
precipitate
acting impulsively
predilection
disposition in favor of something
prolific
producting large amounts
reticent
quiet & reserved
sordid
characterized by filth
squalid
wretched & dirty
squander
to use irresponsibly
torpid
lethargic
ubiquitous
existing everywhere at the same time
veracity
honesty
vilify
to defame
virulent
extremely harmful
churlish
vulgar; difficult
coalesce
to come together
coeval
coexisting
commensurate
matching; corresponding
contemn
to scorn; to despise
contumacious
insubordinate
cozen
to deceive
curmudgeon
hates people
debacle
complete failure
defalcate
to embezzle
deposition
build layer by later
deprecate
to put down; belittle
depredate
to destroy
descant
to comment at length
descry
to discriminate or discern
desultude
disuse
desultory
random; thoughtles
detraction
verbal attack
diaphonous
transparent
diffident
reserved or shy
dilatory
causing delay
din
loud sustained noise
dirge
songe of grief
discomfit
to defeat; to put down
discursive
passing from one topic to another
distrait
distracted
doggerel
trivial
dross
waste or foreign matter
dulcet
melodious
edacious
voracious; devouring
effulvia
outflow in stem of particles
effusive
excessively demonstrative
egress
exit
encomium
enthusiastic praise
endemic
restricted to a certain region
epicure
devoted to sensual pleasure
episodic
loosely connected
epithet
disparaging word/phrase
eqaunimity
compusure; self-possession