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aposite
apt, relavant (as in information)
arable
suitable for plowing (land)
welter
turmoil; confused mass
macerate
soften by steeping in liquid (can include stomach juices)
commodious
roomy, spacious
voluable
fluent, talkative
blithe
merry, cheerful
contravene
to act contrary to, against
truculent
fierce, savage
cant
jargon of a group; hypocritical statements of high ideals
convoke
call to assemble
foist
to pass off as real
cogitate
to ponder
recalcitrant
stubbornly rebellious
veracious
truthful; conforming to fact
polemicist
person skilled in debate
tensile
undergoing or exterting tension
parsimony
excessive thrift
august
imposing or magnificent
torpid
sluggish, lethargic
nostrum
a questionable remedy
knotty
puzzling, hard to explain
munificent
lavishly generous
apocryphal
counterfeit
luxuriant
grown with energy and in great abundance
approbatory
approving, sanctioning
invenerate
a habit/practice settled into over a long period of time
intrepid
fearless, bold
abase
to degrade, humiliate
abject
the worst or lowest degree
adament
not yielding, firm
adroit
clever; expert
sunder
to break; to rip in two
unwonted
not usual
aspirant
ambitious person
pernicious
dangerous, harmful
chagrin
distress, shame
choloric
grumpy, cantankerous, irascible
chimera
an impossible fancy
baneful
deadly; harmful; causing distress
recondite
hard to understand; known to few (scholars)
livid
irate; black and blue
anchorage
something that can be relied on
hackneyed
commonplace, trite
zephyr
gentle wind, breeze
abstemious
sparing in use of food or drink
disapprobation
disapproval
gainsay
to deny; to speak against
coterie
a social clique
astringent
something that causes tightening; stern; austere
cloture
a parlimentary procedure to end debate and begin a vote
penurious
extremely needy or poor; producing little; miserly
citadel
fortress up high to defend city
maculate
stained, impure
parochial
narrow-minded; religious
pique
resentment at being slighted; to provoke
diffident
unsure of oneself; shy; demure
catholic
all-encompassing or wide-ranging; pertaining to the catholic church
obtuse
dull, insensitive
paean
a song or hymn sung as an expression of praise
perfidy
intentional treachery
perspicacious
keenly perceptive or understanding; discerning
percipitate
to cause to occur sooner than planned or desired; hasten

rash or hasty; impetuous
torque
the measured ability of a force to produce turning or twisting
redoubtable
inspiring respect, reverence, or fear
opprobrium
disgrace, shame, ignominy
neophyte
a beginner or novice