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mainstay
(n) chief support
vicar
(n) cleric
refectory
(n) college canteen
banality
(n) commonplace
prosaicism
(n) commonplace
prosaism
(n) commonplace
penance
(n) confession in church
curmudgeon
(n) cranky person
commination
(n) curse
imprecation
(n) curse
malediction
(n) curse
malison
(n) curse
cadaver
(n) dead body
demise
(n) death
decorum
(n) decency/order
propriety
(n) decency/order
duplicity
(n) deception
abatement
(n) decrease, reduction
turpitude
(n) depravity, wickedness
scion
(n) descendent, child
atrophy
(n) deterioration
abberration
(n) deviation
votary
(n) devoted person
perfidy
(n) disloyalty
dogma
(n) doctrine
tenet
(n) doctrine
canon
(n) doctrine/law
iniquity
(n) evil act
impunity
(n) exemption
epoch epochal
(n) extended period (adj) influential; defining a time period
allegory
(n) fable
kismet
(n) fate
trepidation
(n) fear
compunction compunctious
(n) feeling of guilt (adj) remorseful
fecundity
(n) fertility
sordid
(n) filthy, vile; contemptible and corrupt
froth
(n) foam
precursor
(n) forerunner, predecessor
amity
(n) friendship/goodwill
husbandry
(n) frugality
providence
(n) frugality/caution/foresight
prudence
(n) frugality/caution/foresight
obsequies obsequious
(n) funeral ceremonies (adj) overly flattering
largess
(n) generosity; gift
amenity
(n) geniality
inamorata
(n) girlfriend
ardor/ardent
(n) great passion (adj) passionate
asperity
(n) harsh, rough
scabbard
(n) holder of a blade
probity
(n) honesty/goodness
enmity
(n) hostility, ill-will
levity
(n) humor, frivolity, gaiety
paradigm
(n) ideal example, model
paramour
(n) ilicit lover
eon
(n) indefinitely long period of time
disesteem
(n) infamy
disrepute
(n) infamy
ignominy
(n) infamy
opprobrium
(n) infamy
odium odious
(n) infamy (adj) hateful, contemptible
obloquy
(n) infamy/abuse/aspersion
fealty
(n) intense loyalty
interregnum
(n) interval between reigns
respite
(n) interval of relief
anvil
(n) iron block used by blacksmith
debilitation
(n) languor
enervation
(n) languor
assize
(n) law
decretum
(n) law
edict
(n) law
precept
(n) law
prescript
(n) law
statute
(n) law
strata
(n) layers
remission
(n) lessening, relaxation
lassitude
(n) lethargy
raillery
(n) lighthearted jesting (witty remark)
abhorrence
(n) loathing, hatred
din
(n) loud-noise
foible
(n) minor weakness or character flaw
potentate
(n) monarch
quintessence
(n) most typical example; concentrated essence
elegy
(n) mournful poem, usually about the dead
sustenance
(n) nourishment
umbrage
(n) offense, resentment
aphorism
(n) old saying or short pithy statement
iconoclast
(n) one who attacks traditional beliefs
libertine
(n) one without moral restraint
progenitor
(n) ancestor in a direct line
amulet
(n) good luck charm
fervor
(n) passion
novitiate
(n) period of being a beginner or novice
rhetoric
(n) persuasive use of language
shard
(n) piece of broken glass
harbinger
(n) omen
alacrity
(n) promptness
augur augury
(n) prophet (v) predict (n) prophecy
reprimand
(n) rebuke (v) reprove
redress
(n) relief from wrong or injury
contrition contrite
(n) repentance (adj) deeply sorrowful for a wrong
assonance
(n) resemblance in sound, especially in vowel sounds; partial rhyme
vestment
(n) ritual robe
dolor
(n) sadness
reprobate
(n) scoundrel; morally unprincipled person
chagrin
(n) shame, embarrassment, humiliation
epigram
(n) short, witty saying or poem
conspicuousness
(n) showiness
ostentation
(n) showiness
diffidence
(n) shyness, lack of confidence
aspersion
(n) slander
calumny
(n) slander
proselyte proselytize
(n) someone got proselytized (v) induce someone to convert to a particular belief or religion
talisman
(n) something producing a magical effect
knell
(n) sound of a funeral bell; omen of death or failure
platitude
(n) stale, overused expression
frankness
(n) straightforwardness
martinet
(n) strict disciplinarian
compendium
(n) summary
proponent
(n) supporter
celerity
(n) swiftness
dispatch
(n) swiftness
haste
(n) swiftness
abeyance
(n) temporary suppression or suspension
recidivism
(n) tendency to repeat previous behavior
distaff
(n) the female branch of a family
fratricide
(n) the killing of a brother or sister
optimum
(n) the most favorable degree
diffident
(n) timid
diatribe
(n) tirade
philippic
(n) tirade
invective
(n) tirade (adj) insulting
harangue
(n) tirade/pompous speech
pique
(n) transient feeling of hurt pride
eulogy
(n) tribute
encomium
(n) tribute (praise)
panegyric
(n) tribute/eulogy
truism
(n) truth/aphorism/commonplace
verity
(n) truthfulness
fortnight
(n) two weeks
sojourn
(n) visit, stay
peregrination
(n) wandering from place to place
spendthrift
(n) wasteful person
seamstress
(n) woman who sews
fledgling
(n) young bird just learning to fly; beginner, novice
doldrums
(n)(pl) boredum
annul
(v) abolish
abrogate
(v) abolish or invalidate by authority
vituperate
(v) abuse verbally
adjoin
(v) abut
denounce
(v) accuse, blame
disculpate
(v) acquit
venerate/veneration
(v) adore (n) adoration
bedeck
(v) adorn
embroider
(v) adorn
prank
(v) adorn (n) trick
load
(v) adulterate/burden
champion
(v) advocate
countenance
(v) advocate/approve (n) facial expression
allay
(v) alleviate
assay
(v) analyze or estimate
propitiate
(v) appeace/conciliate
approbate
(v) approve
expiate
(v) atone for, make amends for
rarefy
(v) attenuate
malinger
(v) avoid responsibility by pretending ill
waffle
(v) babble
prate
(v) babble/brag
decry
(v) belittle
disparage
(v) belittle
fetter
(v) bind, chain, confine
reproof
(v) blame or censure for a fault
slake
(v) calm down or moderate
discomfit
(v) cause perplexity and embarrassment
sidle
(v) cause to turn sideways; to move along one side
admonish
(v) caution or reprimand (criticize)
fulminate
(v) censure/denounce
chortle
(v) chuckle
exculpate
(v) clear of blame or fault
vindicate
(v) clear of blame; support a claim
coalesce
(v) combine
antecede antecedent
(v) come before (adj/n) coming before in place or time
bear out
(v) confirm
impugn
(v) contradict
reprehend
(v) criticize
reprove
(v) criticize or correct
antedate
(v) date prior to the actual occurrence (n) a date assigned prior to the actual occurrence
beguile
(v) deceive
betray
(v) deceive
cozen
(v) deceive
dupe
(v) deceive
flimflam
(v) deceive
hoodwink
(v) deceive
humbug
(v) deceive
take in
(v) deceive
bluff
(v) deceive/pretend
dwindle
(v) decline
ebb
(v) decline
abate
(v) decrease/abolish
debase
(v) degrade/adulterate
excoriate
(v) denounce