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livid
extremely angry
pine
long for; yearn; languish from longing or grief; decline
incarnate
endowed with flesh; invested with bodily form; personified; Ex. devil incarnate; V: give bodily form to; embody
extrude
force or push out; thrust out; shape (plastic or metal) by forcing through a die
parlance
language; manner of speaking; idiom; Ex. in legal/common parlance
lascivious
lustful
hortatory
encouraging; exhortive; marked by exhortation; CF. exhort
physiological
pertaining to the science of the function of living organisms; N. physiology - Physical body study
incorporate
introduce something into a larger whole; include; embody; give material form to; ADJ.
sunder
separate; part; CF. asunder (comes from?)
cavil
quibble; make frivolous objections; find fault unnecessarily
malevolent
wishing evil; exhibiting ill will; N. malevolence
pastry
paste of flour and water (eaten when baked)
runic
mysterious; set down in an ancient alphabet; N. rune: one of the letters of an alphabet used by ancient Germanic peoples (cut on stone or wood); magic charm
ardor
extreme vigor or energy: ADJ. ardent
promote
advance in rank; advance; help to flourish; advocate; help actively in forming; publicize or popularize; Ex. Milk promotes health; Ex. promote a match/bill; Ex. promote a new product
chaffing
bantering; joking
omniscient
all-knowing - ROOT: Omni (everything) ROOT: SCI (to know)
bombast
grandiloquent, pompous speech
healthy
possessing good health; healthful
jetsam
things thrown from a ship (to lighten the ship)
abide
dwell; abide by: comply with; put up with; tolerate; Ex. abide by the rules; Ex. I can't abide rude people.
effrontery
rudeness without any sense of shame; shameless boldness; presumptousness; nerve; cheek
feebleminded
deficient in intelligence; very stupid
douse
plunge into water or liquid; dip; immerse; drench; wet throughly; extinguish; throw water over; dowse
sublimate
refine; purify; replace (natural urges) with socially acceptable activities; change between a solid state and a gaseous state HINT: SUB (Subsitute)
chore
daily domestic task (such as cleaning, cooking, and shopping); unpleasant task
stalemate
deadlock; situation in which further action is blocked
iridescent
exhibiting rainbowlike colors; Ex. iridescent oil slick; N. iridescence
admonish
warn or speak to with gentle disapproval; reprove
soluble
able to be dissolved in a liquid; able to be worked out or solved
defunct
dead; no longer in use or existence
labyrinth
maze
igneous
produced by fire; of fire; volcanic; (of rocks) formed from lava; Ex. igneous meteorite
drip
fall or let fall in drops; shed drops; N: action or sound of falling in drops; liquid that falls in drops
meretricious
flashy; tawdry; attractive on the surface but of no real value; Ex. metericious argument/jewel; CF. prostitute
parody
humorous imitation; spoof; takeoff; travesty; V.
elysian
relating to paradise; blissful
compress
force into less space; squeeze; contract; put into fewer words; N: thick mass of cloth pressed to part of the body to stop bleeding or swelling, reduce fever, etc.
vintner
wine merchant; winemaker; seller of wine
lien
legal claim or right on a property
clout
great influence (especially political or social); hard blow with fist
retrench
cut down; cut down expenses; economize
synthesis
combining parts or separate things into a whole; the whole so formed; PL. syntheses; V. synthesize
gargantuan
huge; enormous; gigantic; CF. the hero of Gargantua and Pantagruel
larder
pantry; place where food is kept
historical
connected with history; based on events in history (whether regarded as important or not)
mongrel
plant or animal (esp. a dog) of mixed breed; ADJ.
cacophonous
discordant; inharmonious; N. cacophony: unpleasant mixture of loud sounds
clairvoyant
having foresight; fortuneteller; N. clairvoyance
germinate
if an idea, feeling etc germinates, it begins to develop,if a seed germinates, or if it is germinated, it begins to grow
disband
dissolve; disperse; (of a group) break up and separate; Ex. The club has disbanded.
list
tilt (as of a ship); lean over (to one side)
brag
boast
resolution
determination; resoluteness; ADJ. resolute: firm or determined in purpose
cession
yielding to another; ceding
foster
rear; bring up (for a certain period only); encourage; promote the development of (feelings or ideas); Ex. help foster friendly relations; ADJ: giving parental care although not related by blood; Ex. foster parents
roster
list (of names)
cuisine
style of cooking; Ex. French cuisine
discernible
distinguishable; perceivable; Ex. discernible improvement
encompass
surround; include; Ex. His activities encompass publishing and computers.
adjutant
staff officer assisting the commander; assistant
ponderous
having great weight; weighty; unwieldy; lacking lightness; dull; Ex. ponderous body/style of writing
clemency
disposition to be lenient in deciding punishments; (less severe punishment for a crime)mildness as of the weather; ADJ. clement
leniency
mildness; permissiveness; ADJ. lenient: not severe in judgment or punishment
quip
taunt; clever sarcastic remark; V.
clown
act stupidly; play the fool; N.
imperceptible
unnoticeable; impossible to perceive; undetectable
corpus
collection (of writings or information); Ex. the corpus of Shakespear's works; Cf. corpse
incessant
uninterrupted; unceasing
temper
moderate; make less severe; tone down or restrain; toughen (steel) as by alternate heating and cooling
intrude
put or force in without being asked; trespass; enter as an uninvited person; Ex. intrude one's own opinion into the report; CF. thrust in
monotony
sameness leading to boredom; monotonousness; ADJ. monotonous; CF. monotone
rustle
make slight sounds like silk moving or being rubbed together
fete(f\^ete)
honor at a festival; celebrate or honor with a feast; N. (outdoor) festival or feast; CF. feast
reticent
inclined to silence; uncommunicative; reserved; Ex. He was reticent about the reasons; N. reticence
upright
(sitting or standing) straight up; honest; moral
allegory
story, play, or picture in which characters are used as symbols; fable
pedestrian
ordinary; dull; unimaginative(lacking in imagination); going on foot; Ex. pedestrian prose; N.
antiquated
obsolete; old-fashioned; outdated
facade(fa\c{c}ade)
front or face (of building); superficial or false appearance
relic
surviving remnant (from an extinct culture); memento; keepsake; relics: corpse; Ex. ancient relics; Ex. relics of his travel; Ex. His relics are buried at X.
homogeneous
of the same kind; uniform in composition throughout
pestilential(pestilent)
causing plague; tending to cause death; baneful; N. pestilence: fatal epidemic disease (esp. bubonic plague)
ransack
search thoroughly; pillage (going through a place); Ex. Enemy soldiers ransacked the town.
paean
song of praise or joy; Ex. paeans celebrating the victory
caucus
private meeting of a group of people in a political party to select officers or determine policy; CF. the Caucus club of Boston
besmirch
soil; defile; make dirty
fake
not genuine; N: one that is not genuine; impostor; sham; V: counterfeit; Ex. fake the results of the experiment/the signature
sham
pretend; feign; ADJ: not genuine; fake; Ex. sham jewelry; N: something that is not what it appears; impostor; pretense; Ex. The agreement was a sham.
prize
pry; move with a lever; value highly; esteem; Ex. his most prized possession; N: something captured during war-time (esp. an enemy ship)
affront
insult; offense; intentional act of disrespect; V: insult or hurt the feelings of intentionally
sallow
(of the skin) yellowish and unhealthy-looking; sickly in color; Ex. sallow complexion due to jaundice
beseech
beg; plead with
smattering
slight knowledge; small scattered number or amount; Ex. smattering of German
balmy
soft and mild (of air); fragrant
ordination
ceremony conferring holy orders; ceremony of ordaining a priest
fleck
spot; mark with flecks; N: small mark or spot
fanfare
call by bugles or trumpets; showy display; spectacular public display
reprisal
retaliation
crone
hag; ugly old woman
obloquy
slander; disgrace; infamy
recuperate
recover; return to health; regain; Ex. recuperate losses
felon
person convicted of a grave crime; CF. felony: serious crime
intrinsic
essential; inherent; built-in
frenetic(phrenetic)
frenzied; frantic
imbroglio
complicated situation (as in a play); painful or complex misunderstanding (as in a play); entanglement; confused mass (as of papers); V. embroil
delusion
false belief; hallucination; deluding; Ex. delusions of grandeur; Ex. under the delusion that
cross
bad-tempered; showing ill-humor; angry
menace
threat; V: threaten
sanguine
optimistic; cheerful; hopeful; of the color of blood; red
molt(moult)
periodically shed or cast off hairs or feathers (for replacement by a new growth)
exude
flow out slowly; discharge (gradually); give forth; N. exudation
venturesome
(of a person) bold; adventurous; daring; (of an action) risky
pallet
small poor bed; Ex. straw pallet
obstreperous
boisterous; noisy and uncontrollable
convoluted
coiled around; twisted; involved; complicated; intricate; complex; N. convolution: twist; one of the convex folds of the surface of the brain
institution
instituting; (building for the) organization; established custom, practice, or relationship in a society; mental hospital; Ex. institution of marriage
pillory
punish by placing in a wooden frame or pillory; subject or expose to criticism and ridicule; N.
arrears
being in debt; money that should have been paid; work that should have been done
economy
efficiency or conciseness in using something; thrifty management of resources
modulate
tone down in intensity; change the intensity or tone of; regulate; change from one musical key to another; Ex. modulate from E to G
stratagem
deceptive scheme; clever trick
idyll(idyl)
short poem idealizing rural life; simple happy period of life (in the country); scene from such a time; Ex. idyll of two young lovers
unconscionable
unscrupulous; not guided by conscience; excessive; beyond reason; Ex. unconscionable demand
indissoluble
permanent; impossible to dissolve or disintegrate
matrimony
state of being married
handsome
large in quantity; generous; Ex. handsome reward
tread
walk; trample; N: grooved face of a tire; horizontal part of a step
amenities
convenient features that helps to make life pleasant; social courtesies
unilateral
one-sided; involving or affecting only one side; Ex. unilateral declaration
indecisive
marked by indecision; inconclusive; Ex. indecisive battle
inroad
hostile invasion; advance that lessens the quantity or difficulty of something; Ex. The long illness made serious inroads on his savings; CF. raid
imply
suggest a meaning not expressed; signify
nonchalance
indifference; lack of concern; composure; ADJ. nonchalant: unconcerned; cool; indifferent; Ex. nonchalant attitude to his debts
vent
release or discharge through a vent; express (esp. unfairly); utter; Ex. He vented his wrath on his family.
undulating
moving with a wavelike motion; V. undulate; CF. und: wave
mannerism
distinctive behavioral trait; affected style in art (according to a set of styles)
fervor
glowing ardor; intensity of feeling; quality of being fervent or fervid; zeal; intense heat
coroner
public official who investigates any death thought to be of other than natural causes
mogul
powerful person; Ex. oil moguls; CF. Mogol, Moghul; CF. Mongolian
urchin
mischievous child (usually a boy); CF. urchin: hedgehog; CF. porcupine: pig with spikes ?; CF. sea urchin
rank
offensive in odor or flavor
stagnant
(of water) not flowing (often bad-smelling); motionless; stale; not developing; inactive; dull; Ex. stagnant industrial output
splice
join together end to end to make one continuous length; fasten together; unite; Ex. splice two strips of tape; N.
inured
accustomed; hardened; Ex. inured to the Alaskan cold; V. inure: make used to something undesirable; harden; CF. unfeeling
indulge
yield to; gratify; allow oneself a special pleasure; Ex. indulge one's every whim/a child/in a big cigarette; N. indulgence
lunatic
insane; Ex. lunatic asylum
visage
face; appearance
defray
provide for the payment of; undertake the payment of; pay
ruminant
animal that ruminates; ADJ.
solicit
entreat; request earnestly; seek to obtain; Ex. solicit votes; CF. solicitor: one who solicits; chief law officer
obstinate
stubborn; hard to control or treat; Ex. obstinate cough; N. obstinacy
episodic
(of a story or play) loosely connected; made up of separate and loosely connected parts; N. episode: incident in the course of an experience
outspoken
candid; blunt
congruence
correspondence of parts; harmonious relationship; CF. congruity
malign
speak evil of; bad-mouth(criticize spitefully); defame; ADJ: harmful; Ex. malign influence
torrent
rushing stream; flood; Ex. The rain fell in torrents.
daunt
intimidate; frighten; discourage; dishearten
trim
make neat or tidy by clipping; reduce by removing what is unnecessary; ornament; decorate (round the edges); Ex. trim the cost; Ex. jacket trimmed with fur; N. ADJ: tidy; in good order
variegated
(esp. of a flower or leaf) many-colored
crossbreed
hybridize; N: hybrid; CF. interbreed; CF. inbreed
circumscribe
limit; confine; draw a line around
elliptical
elliptic; oval; of an ellipse; containing an ellipsis; ambiguous either purposely or because key words have been left out
implication
something hinted at or suggested; implying; implicating
suffuse
spread through or over (with a color or liquid); charge; Ex. A blush suffused her cheeks.
veracious
(of a person) truthful
patent
obvious; easily seen; open for the public to read; of or protected by a patent; Ex. patent to everyone; N.
debilitate
weaken (esp. through heat, hunger, illness); enfeeble
inopportune
untimely; inappropriate or ill-timed; poorly chosen
graphite
black form of carbon used in lead pencils
sonorous
resonant; producing a full deep sound; producing sound
egress
exit; opening for going out; act of going out; OP. ingress
arduous
hard; strenuous; Ex. arduous work
shunt
move (a railway train) from one track to another; turn aside; divert; sidetrack; Ex. shunt traffic around an accident; N.
tout
promote or publicize (one's goods or service); praise excessively (as a form of advertisement); CF. advertise
inebriated
habitually intoxicated; drunk; N. inebriety
damn
condemn; criticize severely; condemn to everlasting punishment; doom; bring to ruin; N. damnation
oath
solemn promise; blasphemous use of sacred words to express strong feelings; swear-word; Ex. ``For Christ's sake''
artery
blood-vessel; CF. vein
strangle
kill by choking or suffocating; suppress
outcast
one that has been excluded from a society; ADJ.
putrescent
becoming putrid; putrefying
savory
pleasant in taste; tasty; pleasing, attractive, or agreeable; Ex. savory reputation
implement
put into effect; enforce; carry out; supply with tools; Ex. implement the plan/suggestion; N: tool or instrument
fabricate
build; lie; make up (a story) in order to deceive; Ex. fabricate the whole story; CF. fabric: underlying structure; Ex. fabric of society
plethora
excess; overabundance; Ex. a plethora of excuses
sedition
conduct or language inciting rebellion; rebellion; resistance to authority; insubordination; ADJ. seditious
disenfranchise
disfranchise; deprive of a civil right; OP. enfranchise
outlaw
fugitive from the law (excluded from legal protection); V: declare (someone) to be an outlaw; deprive of the protection of the law; declare illegal; Ex. Drinking has been outlawed.
placid
peaceful; calm; Ex. placid child/lake
convene
come together; assemble; call to meet; Ex. convene the council
generate
cause; produce; create
decry
express strong disapproval of; condemn openly (something dangerous to the public); disparage; Ex. decry the violence of modern films
coiffure
hairstyle
puny
tiny; weak; insignificant
euthanasia
mercy killing
tact
skill or sensitivity in dealing with people without causing offence
canny
shrewd in money matters; thrifty
slag
glassy residue from smelting metal; dross; waste matter
spatula
broad-bladed instrument used for spreading or mixing
rent
tear made by rending; rip; split
creep
move with body close to the ground; move stealthily or slowly; N.
hackles
hairs on back and neck, especially of a dog; Ex. make someone's hackles rise
brittle
hard but easily broken; difficult; unstable; Ex. brittle situation
maroon
leave helpless on a deserted island or coast; ADJ. red brown
postmortem
autopsy; ADJ: occurring after death; of a postmortem
forerunner
predecessor; one that comes before and indicates the approach of another
slander
defamation; utterance of false and malicious statements; V. ADJ. slanderous
annul
make void
consign
send to a person or place for sale; deliver officially; entrust; put into the care of another; set apart (for a special purpose); N. consignment; CF. consignor, consignee
remnant
remainder
errant
wandering (esp. in search of adventure); straying from proper moral standards; Ex. knight-errant
revile
attack with abusive language; vilify(slander)
irretrievable
impossible to recover or regain; CF. retrieve
largess
generous gift (given to people who do not have enough)
append
attach
welter
wallow (as in mud or high seas); lie soaked (as in blood); Ex. The victims weltered in their blood.
coddle
treat gently; indulge excessively; pamper; mollycoddle; baby; cook in water just below boiling point; Ex. coddled eggs
vacillate
waver (in opinion); fluctuate; sway to and fro; N. vacillation
torque
twisting force; force producing rotation
epitaph
inscription in memory of a dead person (as on a tombstone)
witticism
witty saying; wisecrack(clever joking remark)
adjoin
be next to
genesis
beginning; origin
flick
light stroke as with a whip; V: move with a light quick blow; strike with a light quick blow (as from a whip); Ex. flick the switch
pervasive
spread throughout; V. pervade: (of smells, ideas, feelings) spread throughout; charge; permeate
stock
standard; kept regularly in stock or supply; typical; routine; common; Ex. stock sizes of paper; Ex. stock excuse/character; N: goods for sale in a shop; OP. unique
quay
dock; wharf; pier; landing place (for boats)
sullen
silently showing ill humor or resentment; dark; gloomy
execrable
very bad; detestable
calamity
disaster; misery
snicker
half-stifled(suppressed) laugh; V.
terminal
part that forms the end; railroad or bus station; ADJ. forming an end; ending in death; fatal; Ex. terminal cancer
distinctive
clearly different from others of the same kind
parry
ward off a blow; deflect; Ex. He parried the unwelcome question very skillfully; N.
callus
area of thick hard skin
onomatopoeia
words formed in imitation of natural sounds
address
direct a speech to; speak to; deal with or discuss; direct one's efforts or attention to; make with a destination; N: formal speech
jaundiced
yellowed; prejudiced (envious, hostile, or resentful) from long and disappointing experience of human affairs; Ex. with a jaundiced eye
rectify
set right; correct; CF. rect-: right
apolitical
having an aversion or lack of concern for political affairs
scavenge
hunt through discarded materials for usable items or food; search, especially for food; N. scavenger: one who scavenges; animal that feeds on refuse and carrion
dribble
flow or fall in drops; let saliva flow out slowly from the mouth; move a ball; N.
aberration
deviation from the normal; mental disorder
illusory
illusive; deceptive; not real
glossary
brief explanation of words used in the text
inquisitive
eager for knowledge; unduly curious
noncommittal
neutral; refusing commitment to a particular opinion; unpledged; undecided
supercilious
haughty; arrogant; condescending; patronizing; CF. eyebrow, cilium
inculcate
teach (ideas or principles); instill
depreciate
lessen in value; belittle; represent as of little value
incongruity
lack of harmony; absurdity; ADJ. incongruous: lacking in harmony; inappropriate
diffuse
wordy; verbose; rambling; spread out (like a gas); V: spread out in all directions; disperse; N. diffusion; CF. suffuse
convulsion
violent uncontrollable shaking movement (caused by illness); V. convulse; ADJ. convulsive
prune
cut away; trim
spurn
reject disdainfully; scorn; Ex. She spurned all offers of help.
illusive
deceiving; based on illusion; causing illusion; deceptive
devout
pious; deeply religious; sincere; earnest; Ex. my devout hope
verdant
green; covered with green plants or grass; lush in vegetation; Ex. verdant meadows
ubiquitous
being everywhere; omnipresent; N. ubiquity
beleaguer
besiege or attack (with an army); harass; beset
actuary
someone who advises insurance companies
inadvertently
unintentionally; by oversight; carelessly
ostentatious
showy; trying to attract attention; pretentious; N. ostentation: showy display
pulmonary
pertaining to the lungs
cameo
shell or jewel carved in relief; star's special appearance in a minor role in a film
ebullient
showing excitement; overflowing with enthusiasm; boiling; N. ebullience; N. ebullition: state of boiling
adversary
opponent; enemy
bantering
joking talk; good-naturedly ridiculing; N.V. banter
craft
skill (esp. with one's hands); skill in deceiving people; guile; ADJ. crafty: cleverly deceitful; cunning
missive
letter; written statement; CF. sent
felicitous
(of a word or remark) apt; suitably expressed; well chosen
nascent
incipient; coming into being or existence; Ex. nascent ability in music
comely
attractive; agreeable; having a pleasing appearance
abortive
unsuccessful; fruitless
frustrate
thwart; defeat; prevent from accomplishing a purpose
sanctimonious
displaying ostentatious or hypocritical devoutness; N. sanctimony: hypocritical piety
inane
silly; senseless; Ex. inane remarks; N. inanity
shed
small roofed structure for storage and shelter; V: pour forth; lose by natural process; repel without allowing penetration; radiate; cast; Ex. shed tears/light/water/skin/leaves
valid
logically convincing; sound; legally acceptable; effective; Ex. valid reasoning/passport
redoubtable
formidable; causing fear
analgesic
causing insensitivity to pain; N.
decorous
proper (in behavior, conduct, or appearance)
retard
delay (in development); ADJ. retarded: (as of a child) slower in development
outgoing
sociable; eager to mix socially with others
intimidate
frighten; N. intimidation
regal
royal; of a monarch; Ex. regal manner
lechery
gross lewdness; lustfulness; ADJ. lecherous; N. lecher: lecherous man
guile
deceit; duplicity; wiliness; cunning; Ex. persuade her by guile
wizardry
sorcery; magic
contumacious
stubborn and disobedient; resisting authority (esp. disobedient to an order made by a court)
morose
ill-humored; sullen; sullenly melancholy
stigma
token of disgrace; brand; V. stigmatize: mark with a stigma; characterize as disgraceful
bleak
cold or cheerless; frigid; unlikely to be favorable; depressing
ameliorate
improve
gawk
stare foolishly; look in open-mouthed awe
oatmeal
crushed oats used for making porridge
repine
fret; complain; be annoyed; Ex. repine over the undone work
conjecture
surmise; guess; V.
lofty
very high
amoral
nonmoral; having no understanding of right and wrong
suspense
state of being undecided; anxiety or apprehension resulting from uncertainty
magnanimity
generosity; ADJ. magnanimous: generous
devise
think up; invent; plan; bequeath; N: bequest
munificent
very generous in giving; Ex. munificent benefactor; N. munificience
augury
omen; prophecy; sign of coming events; V. augur: predict; foretell; be a sign of (something in future)
ration
fixed portion; V: distribute as rations
choreography
art of representing dances in written symbols; arrangement of dances
arboreal
of or living in trees
bauble
trinket; cheap jewel; trifle
institutionalize
make into an institution; put or confine in an institution
qualms
uneasy feelings; misgivings; uneasy fears especially about matters of conscience; Ex. I have no qualms about giving this assignment to Helen.
bucolic
rustic; pastoral
halting
hesitant; faltering; not fluent; Ex. halting steps/voice; V. halt: proceed or act with uncertainty; falter; hesitate; waver; stop
scorch
sear; N.
pallid
pale; wan; Ex. pallid complexion
stoop
bend forward and down; lower or debase oneself; fall to a lower standard of behavior by doing something; condescend; Ex. stoop to lying
primogeniture
seniority by birth; state of being the first-born child; right of the eldest child (to inherit the entire property of one or both parents)
vernacular
living language (as compared to the official language); language spoken in a country or region; natural style; Ex. lapse into the vernacular
mural
wall painting
nuance
shade of slight difference in meaning or color; subtle distinction
glaring
(of something bad) highly conspicuous; harshly bright; shining intensely and blindingly
tortuous
winding; full of curves; Ex. tortuous mountain road
apropos
with reference to; regarding; Ex. remarks apropos (of) the present situation; ADJ. ADV.
inundate
flood; overflow; submerge; cover completely; Ex. inundated with work
anarchy
absence of governing body; state of disorder
voyeur
Peeping Tom; person who derives sexual gratification from observing the sexual acts of others
troth
pledge of good faith especially in betrothal; betrothal; Ex. by my troth
devotee
enthusiastic follower; enthusiast; Ex. devotee of Bach
plaster
paste that hardens to a smooth solid and is used for coating walls; V.
habitat
natural home of a plant or animal; CF. habitation
revulsion
sudden strong feeling of disgust; sudden violent change of feeling; negative reaction; Ex. revulsion from the scenes of torture
precarious
unsafe; lacking in stability; uncertain; risky; Ex. precarious living
exonerate
acquit; exculpate; free from blame or guilt
quagmire
bog; marsh; soft, wet, boggy land; predicament; complex or dangerous situation from which it is difficult to free oneself
impermeable
impervious; not permitting passage through its substance; impossible to permeate
invulnerable
incapable of injury; impossible to damage or injure
anonymity
state of being nameless; anonymousness; ADJ. anonymous
impale
pierce (with a sharp point); Ex. impaled by the spear
reconcile
make friendly again (after quarrel); make consistent (two ideas in opposition); correct inconsistencies; Ex. reconcile one's political principles with one's religious beliefs
embark
commence; go on board a boat; begin a journey
milieu
social environment; means of expression; Ex. feel out of one's milieu; Ex. His proper milieu is watercolor.
shun
keep away from; avoid deliberately; Ex. She has been shunned by her neighbors.
untoward
unexpected and adverse; unfortunate or unlucky; Ex. untoward encounter
rehabilitate
restore to proper condition (health or useful life); restore the former rank of
din
continued loud noise; V: make a din; instill by wearying repetition
credential
evidence concerning one's authority; written proof of a person's position; Ex. The new ambassador presented his credentials to the court.
covenant
binding agreement between two groups or people; compact; V: enter into a covenant; promise
commemorative
remembering; honoring the memory of; Ex. commemorative stamp