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SOPORIFIC
sleep inducing
DOLT
blockhead
PARAMOUR
an illicit lover
MANQUE
1 to 18 in Roulette,
defect of character
to fall short
ERUDITION
knowledge
SAGACITY
wisdom
INEPT
unskilled
BUNGLING
unskilled
PLETHORA
abundance
INDOLENT
lazy, laid back
LETHARGIC
drowsy, sluggish
LISTLESS
languid, indifferent, spiritless
DILIGENT
constant, painstaking
METICULOUS
precise, thorough, finicky
BESPOKE
custom tailored
SCURRILOUS
obscenely abusive
DEBACLE
sudden collapse, rout
VERACITY
truthfulness
DASHIKI
type of shirt
POSEUR
fakir, someone with an attitude
VOTARY
devoted follower
PEREMPTORYDOCILE
absolute, imperative
PULCHRITUDINOUS
full of beauty
PUSILLANIMOUS
lacking courage, timid
IMPECUNIOUS
poor, penniless
EUPHEMISM
polite expression
BON VIVANT
person who lives the good life
CACOPHONOUS
bad sound
NEFARIOUS
full of bad
IMPLACABLE
unable to calm down
ANTE MERIDIAN
before the middle
first half of the day
ANTE DILUVIAN
before the flood
DOCILE
easily swayed
ANTEBELLUM
before the war
COQUETTE
little chicken
PECCADILLO
little sin
CORPULENT
stout, fat, portly
FROWZY
dirty, slovenly
MISNOMER
wrong name
ALTERCATION
disagreement
REPROOF
condemnation, criticism
PERFIDY
disloyal
COW
intimidate
AGORAPHOBIC
fearful of open spaces
ELEGIAC
sad, mournful
INNOCUOUS
not full of harm
PHLEGMATIC
calm, composed
TRANSGRESSION
trespass
NIBBLE
small bite
ERUCTATION
belch
TUMULTUOUS
wild, chaotic, disorganized
DUPE
double crossed person
ADULATION
hero worship
RETROSPECTION
a look back
PROPHET
one who predicts the future
EXCULPATE
to remove blame
EXONERATE
to remove guilt
COMPROMISE
imperil
PROLIFERATE
to grow in number
PERTURB
exasperate, annoy, harass
DESSICATE
dry out, remove moisture
ENERVATE
devitalize, weaken
SANCTION
restrict
CHICANERY
trickery in matters of the law
ATTENUATE
make slender, thin, diluted
EMACIATED
attenuated, gaunt
DEROGATE
denounce, critical
EPITHET
descriptive term, critical
TOADY
over-flatterers, kiss-ass
SYCOPHANT
ass kissing Army Nurse
MISER
cheapskate, stingy
RECLUSE
hermit
PEDANT
teacher, precise, didactic
PRODIGY
talented person
BLUESTOCKING
learned woman, literary circle
BELLICOSE
belligerent, hostile
BENEFACTOR
person who does good
BEGUILING
tricking, confusing
TACITURN
not talkative
NARCISSIST
over flowing with self-love
CHARISMATIC
inspiring loyalty
IMBECILE
feeble minded person
OBSEQUIOUS
excessively flattering
CANTANKEROUS
grumpy
LOQUACIOUS
talkative
QUAGMIRE
bog
CADGING
beg or scrounge
SUPPLANT
displace, push out
CONNOTATION
association, implication
FROWARD
stubborn
PERORATION
summing up
SALUBRIOUS
healthful, wholesome
SANCTION
restrict
CHICANERY
trickery in matters of the law
ATTENUATE
make slender, thin, diluted
EMACIATED
attenuated, gaunt
DEROGATE
denounce, critical
EPITHET
descriptive term, critical
TOADY
over-flatterers, kiss-ass
SYCOPHANT
ass kissing Army Nurse
MISER
cheapskate, stingy
RECLUSE
hermit
PEDANT
teacher, precise, didactic
PRODIGY
talented person
BLUESTOCKING
learned woman, literary circle
BELLICOSE
belligerent, hostile
BENEFACTOR
person who does good
BEGUILING
tricking, confusing
TACITURN
not talkative, of few words
NARCISSIST
overflowing with self-love
CHARISMATIC
inspiring loyalty
IMBECILE
feeble minded person
OBSEQUIOUS
excessively flattering
CANTANKEROUS
grumpy
LOQUACIOUS
talkative
QUAGMIRE
bog
CADGING
beg or scrounge
SUPPLANT
displace, push out
CONNOTATION
association, implication
FROWARD
stubborn
PERORATION
summing up
SALUBRIOUS
healthful, wholesome
IRASCIBLE
hot tempered, easily angered
MENDACIOUS
lying, dishonest
MENDICANT
beggar
FRANGIBLE
breakable
REFULGENT
shining, radiant, gleaming
HISTRIONIC
theatrical, hysterical, dramatic
PALLIATE
soften, lessen, assuage
FULMINATINGLY
loud noise, detonate, condemnation
STRIDENTLY
shrill sound, character
STENTORIANLY
loud in sound
BENIGNLY
gracious, propitious, salubrious
AMIABLY
affable, humbly
DECOROUSLY
proper conduct, manners
LUGUBRIOUS
sad, mournful, dismal
EBULLIENT
boiling, agitated
INDOLENT
lazy, laid back
SUPERCILIOUS
patronizingly haughty, stuck up, conceited
ENIGMATIC
mysterious
SESQUIPEDALION
foot & half long
DISSONANCE
clashing sounds
SONOROUS
good sound
CACOPHONY
bad sound
EUPHONY
good sound
HOMOPHONE
words that sound the same
ANTIPATHY
dislike
IMMUTABLE
not changeable, constant
MUTE
silent
AMORPHOUS
without shape
ELOCUTION
proper speech
PROLIX
very talkative
CREDULOUS
trusting, naive
CREDIBLE
trustable, believable
MISOGYNIST
woman hater
MISANTHROPE
people hater
PUGNACIOUS
ready to fight
PROLIFIC
great deal of written material
PROGNOSTICATE
predictor
PROCLIVITY
natural tendancy toward
PRESCIENT
forethought or knowledge ahead of time
OMNISCIENT
all knowing
ELUCIDATE
make clear
PAUCITY
lack or scarcity
ULTIMATE
the last
PRODIGIOUS
wonderful, monsterous
VORACIOUS
large appetite
HEINOUS
hateful, reprehensible
EFFULGENT
brilliant, radiant
FLOUNDERING
clumsily
DEPICT
delineate, portray
CONFLAGRATION
destructive fire
FATHOM
6 feet, comprehend
FASTIDIOUS
hard to please
WRETCHED
despicable, contemptible
INCENSED
upset, burning mad
PRECIPICE
vertical fave of cliff, great peril
INERT
no action, stationary
DISPARAGING
belittle, to bring reproach
INCREDULOUS
skeptical, showing disbelief
DOGGED
despicable man or youth
RUEFULLY
deplorable, causing sorrow, pity
TYRO
novice, beginner
CADGE
borrow with no intent to repay
OMNIPOTENT
almighty, GOD, infinite
DESCRY
discern, discover, detect
LEVIATHON
sea monster, Thomas Hobbs
SAGACIOUS
shrewd, acute mental discernment
SUPERFICIAL
shallow, insignificant
INDISCRIMINATE
selectivity, lacking in care
VISAGE
countenance, facial expression
OBVIATE
prevent
LAUD
praise
SOLECISM
mistake, inconsistency
DUPLICITY
deception, two-faced
RETICENT
shy, holding back
EFFRONTERY
shameless boldness, audacity
STOICISM
showing no feeling or pain
MUNDANE
common, worldly
DEARTH
lack of
VESTIGIAL
not fully developed
PECUNIARY
money matters
PENURIOUS
poor, needy, destitute
PRECIPITATE
hasty, rash
DESULTORILY
aimlessly, not methodical
SARDONIC
sarcastic
QUIXOTIC
idealistic, impractical
PRODIGAL
squader, profuse waste
ARTIFICE
clever or artful skill
EFFACEMENT
eliminate, make indistinct
EPHEMERAL
lasting one day or short time
PERMANENCE
durability