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divesture
to give up- to strip from
He had to do a divesture because he was bankrupt.
dispatch
quick efficiency
The police officer reacted with dispatch to save the child quickly.
sedulous
applying oneself faithfully to a task
Chelsey is sedulous when doing her "homework."
indelibility
cannot be removed
The permanent marker was indelible.
insularity
means the state of being isolated or confined
Chelsey was in insularity in the handcuffs.
gossamer
thin delicate
The anorexic model looked gossamer.
ponderous
heavy and possibly cumbersome
The refrigerator was ponderous for the two men.
craven
cowardly
The craven president sat at home while his troops fought the war.
valorous
having valor, corougeous
The warrior was valorous in battle.
indiscretion
an action that violates the established rules
J-walking is a minor indiscretion.
convention
set of rules
Our relationship is based on conventions.
affliction
state of pain or distress
Chelsey is in affliction once a month.
credence
belief in the truth of something
psychoanalysis finds little credence among layman.
profligate
reckless extravagant
The rapper was profligate with his first big check, spending all his money on expensive cars and drugs.
redress
compensation
The constantly discriminated against people felt they deserved redress.
chaff
extra stuff from harvesting corn stalks
winnow
the process of removing the chaff from the harvested crop
vinter
someone who sells wine
cantankerous
bad temper
The alcoholic had a cantankerous when he drank too much.
visceral
relating to a deep inward feeling rather than intellect
Our love is visceral.
seminal
very original and influencing future events and developments
His groundbreaking research was seminal in the field.
cord
specific amount of wood
Chelsey makes me get a cord.
feral
wild and undomesticated
The young horse was feral.
cursory
hasty, performed rapidly with a lack of attention to detail
Because the student procrastinated he performed his paper cursory.
extol
means to praise or euligize
Chelsey extols me every day.
sully
to stain or mar the purity of
The older boyfriend sullied the young virgin.
inter
opposite of exhume, to put into the ground
After the old dog died the family interred it into the ground.
germane
means closely related or relevant
Alcohol and sex are often germane.
dour
sullen gloomy
After her husbands death the widow was dour.
blithe
jouyous or merry
After their first date she was blithe.