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Abash
Humiliate, Embarrass
abeyance
postponement
Abstemious
moderate
admonish
warn gently
aegis
that which protects. "under the aegis of missle defense system"
aggregate
total collected into one body, mass
alacrity
swiftness
anathema
curse, accursed
antipodal
exactly opposite
approbation
approval
artless
naive, simple, crude
assiduous
hard working
auspicious
favorable
austere
harsh Spartan
avarice
greed
bellicose
warlike
bucolic
rustic, rural life
cachet
prestige
callow
inexperienced, immature
censure
condemn
chary
cautious
coda
concluding passage (concluding part) that makes the whoele satisfactory
commiserate
empathize
compensatory
redeeming, make up for
credence
belief
demur
take exception to a proposed course of action, to object, n. hesitate
desiccate
dehydrate
desultory
without direction in life
didactic
instructional, having the qualities of a teacher or instructor. "the didactic book"
diffident
shy, reserved, unassertive
disabuse
correct a misconception
discrete
seperate
discretion
prudence
disparate
various
divest
strip, deprive
eclectic
from many sources
effloresce
to bloom
endemic
peculiar to a particular region
enervate
weaken
engender
generate, produce
ennui
boredom
esthetic
artistic
evanescent
fleeting, very brief
extemporize
improvise, to do something extemporaneously (spur of the moment)
filibuster
long speech
filibuster
long speech
fulminate
denounce, to send forth censures invectives, to utter condemnations
furtive
stealthy
gainsay
contradict
germane
relevant
halcyon
serene
harry
harass
histrionic
overly dramatic
impecunious
having very little money
impolitic
unwise
incorrigible
unreformable

corrigible=repairable
indigent
impoverished, totally lacking in something specified.
indolent
lazy
ineffable
inexpressible
inimical
adverse, hostile
insidious
treacherous
insipid
flat, dull
internecine
mutually destructive
intrepid
characterized by fearlessness, fortitude, endurance
inure
accustom, habituate, harden
invective
verbal insult
inveigle
lure
laconic
brief, terse to the point of being rude
lassitude
lethargy
levity
frivolity
malinger
shirk
mitigate
lessen the severity
nadir
low point
neologism
newly coined expression
nonplus
a state in which no more can be done, perplexity, confounded
obtuse
stupid, blunt
obviate
make unneccessary
onerous
burdensome
opprobrium
something that brings disgrace, the disgrace that follows some conduct
paean
a song of praise
paragon
standard of excellence
parsimonious
stingy
penury
poverty
pernicious
destructive
perspicacious
keen
phlegmatic
sluggish
piquant
tart-tasting, spicy
pithy
concise
polemic
a controversy, attack on or refutation of the principles of another

Polemical=controversial, disputatious
precipitate
cause
probity
integrity, uprightness, having highest moral standards
prodigal
wasteful
prodigious
marvelous, enormous
prosaic
uninspired, flat, everyday, ordinary
proscribe
prohibit
protuberance
bulge
pundit
learned expert or teacher
querulous
complaining, fretful, whining, "a querulous voice"
quixotic
impractical, romantic
raconteur
story teller
recalcitrant
stubborn
redoubtable
formidable, steadfast
refractory
obstinate
repudiate
disavow
reticent
reserved, reluctant
sedulous
diligent
solicitous
considerate, concerned
solvent
financially sound
stolid
impassive, incapable of being excited or moved
supercillious
arrogant
surfeit
overabundance
temerity
boldness
torpid
lethargic, inactive
tractable
docile, manageable
trenchant
incisive, penetrating
truculant
fierce, savage
ubiquitous
omnipresent, pervasive
untoward
perverse
virulent
deadly, poisonous
vituperative
abusive