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abate
v. to lessen in intensity or degree
accolade
n. an expression of praise
ascetic
n. one who pratices rigid self-denial, esp. as an act of religious devotion
castigation
n. severe critism or punishment
caustic
a. burning or stinging; causing corrosion
chary
a. wary; cautious; sparing
cogent
a. appealing forcibly to the mind or reason; convincing
contentious
a. argumentative; quarrelsome; causing controversy or disagreement
contrite
a. regretful; penitent; seeking forgiveness
dearth
n. smallness of quantity or number; scarcity; a lack
demur
v. to question or oppose
ebullience
n. the quality of lively or enthusiastic expression of thoughts and feelings
elegy
n. a mournful poem, esp. one lamenting the dead
emollient
soothing, esp. the skin; making less harsh; mollifying; an agent that softens or smoothes the skin
gregarious
a. sociable; outgoing; enjoying the company of other people
harangue
v. to deliver a pompous speech or tirade; a long, pompous speech
incipient
a. beginning to come into being or to become apparent
inveigle
v. to obtain by deception or flattery.
pernicious
a. extremly harmful; potentially causing death
peruse
v. to examinate with great care
preen
v. to dress up; to primp; to groom oneself with elaborate care
quaff
v. to drink deeply
quiescence
n. stillness; motionlessness; quality of being at rest.
redoubtable
a. awe-inspiring; worthy of honor
squalid
a. sordid; wrethed and dirty as from neglect
supplant
v. to take the place of; supersede
torpid
a. lethargic; sluggish; dormant
urbane
a. sophisticated; refined; elegant
vilify
v. to defame; to characterize harshly
viscous
n. thick; sticky