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egregious (adj)
Remarkably bad; outstanding in an undesirable way
carp (verb)
To find fault; to criticize words or actions without reason or ill-naturedly.
recant (verb)
Take back, admit an error.
sedulous (adj)
Carefully organized, diligent, painstaking.
lampoon (noun)
Written work using satire to belittle or attack someone.
debacle (noun)
A disaster or failure.
promontory (noun)
A high point of land; a part that projects outward.
ennui (noun)
A feeling of weariness and disgust; tedium.
preponderance (noun)
A great amount (of something. Could refer to weight, quantity, power, influence, etc.)
stodgy (adj)
Dull; uninteresting; plain; unattractive; unfashionable.
retrench (verb)
To cut off; to pare away.
repast (noun)
A meal; the food and drink served at a meal.
dowdy (adj)
Not stylish; unattractive.
obtrude (verb)
To thrust impertinently; to present without warrant or solicitation.
prodigious (adj)
Of great size, power or amount; amazing..
indignant (adj)
Feeling wrath, as when a person
rotund (adj)
Plump, chubby..
overt (adj)
Open to view; public; apparent; manifest.
quandary (noun)
State of uncertainty or perplexity.
jibe (verb)
To be in accord, to agree, to fit together conceptually.
paucity (noun)
A lack of something.
indelible (adj)
Unable to be removed, washed away, blotted out, or effaced.
culpable (adj)
Guilty, responsible, deserving blame.
exertion (noun)
Vigorous effort.
subjugate (verb)
Subdue, bring under control.
blatant (adj)
Glaringly obvious; sounding loudly and harshly
ferret (verb)
Search out and bring to light; to drive out from a hiding place.
vagrant (noun)
Person who wanders from place to place; one lacking a set place to live.
persevere (verb)
To pursue steadily any project or course begun
squabble (verb)
To scuffle; to struggle; to wrangle; to quarrel.
egregious (adj)
Remarkably bad; outstanding in an undesirable way.
preclude (verb)
Prevent, make impossible.
complicity (noun)
Partnership in wrong-doing.
surreptitious (adj)
Obtained, done, or made by clandestine or stealthy means
furtive (adj)
Characterized by stealth; surreptitious
jibe (verb)
To be in accord, to agree, to fit together conceptually
subjugate (verb)
Subdue, bring under control.
willful (adj)
Having a set purpose; self-determined.
upshot (noun)
Final issue; conclusion; the end result.
ferret (verb)
Search out and bring to light; to drive out from a hiding place.
mawkish (adj)
Excessively and objectionably sentimental.
incense (verb)
To cause to be extremely angry; infuriate.
hoodwink (verb)
To take in by deceptive means; deceive.
aseptic
Free of pathogenic microorganisms;
abdicate
To relinquish (power or responsibility) formally.
abject
Brought low in condition or status.
adduce
To cite as an example or means of proof in an argument
appal
To fill with consternation or dismay
peramble
A preliminary statement, especially the introduction to a formal document that serves to explain its purpose
perambulator
a baby carraige
animadversion
Strong criticism; A critical or censorious remark
equanimity
The quality of being calm and even-tempered; composure.
antipodes
Any two places or regions that are on diametrically opposite sides of the earth.
antiphony
A composition that
aquatint
A process of etching capable of producing several tones by varying the etching time of different areas of a copper plate so that the resulting print resembles the flat tints of an ink or wash drawing.