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ABBERANT
deviating from the norm
ABSCOND
to depart secretly
ABSTEMIOUS:
abstains from certain pleasures. ANTONYM: INDULGENT
ADULTERATE
to corrupt or make impure
AGGRANDIZE
to make larger or greater in power
AMELIORATE
improve
ANACHRONISM
something choronologically inapporpriate
ANOMOLOUS
deviating from the norm, irregular
ANTIPATHY
dislike, hostility, extreme opposition or aversion
ASCETIC
self-denying, absitent, austere
AUDACIOUS
bold, daring, fearless
AVER
to declare to be true, affirm
BANALITY
Trite, unoriginal, hackneyed
BAWDY:
racy or lewd.
BLANDISHMENTS:
Flattering remarks
BURGEON
to sprout of flourish
BUTTRESS
to reinforce or support
CLOYING
too sweet or excessively flattering
COMMENSURATE
proportional
COMPLAISANCE
disposition to please or comply
CONTUMACIOUS
stubbornly rebellious or disobedient
CORNUCOPIA
endless supply
CORROBORATE
to confirm or verify
CULPABILITY
guilt, responsibility
DEARTH
lack of something
DECIMATE
to reduce drastically, to destroy a large part of
DEFER
to show repect or politelness in a submissive way
DESICCATE
to dry completely, to dehydrate
DIATRIBE
bitter, harsh criticism
DIFFIDENT
shy, lacking confidence
DIFFUSE
widely spread out
DIGRESSIVE
to turn aside, to stray from the main point
DISABUSE
to free from error or misconception
DISCRETE
individually distinct, consisting of unconnected elements
DISINTERESTED
unbiased, not interested
DISSEMBLE
to pretend, disguise one's motives
DOGMA
rigidly fixed opinion
EFFICACY
effectiveness
EMULATE
to copy, imitate
ENCOMIUM
expression of high praise
ENDEMIC
belonging to a particular area, inherent
ENERVATE
to weaken, sap strength from
ENIGMATIC
a puzzle, something inexplicable
EPHEMERAL
very short-lived
EQUIVOCAL
Ambiguous
ERUDIATE
learned, scholarly
ESPOUSE
to support or advocate, to marry
EUPHONY
pleasing combination of sounds
FAWN
to flatter excessively, seek the favor of
FEIGNED
pretended
FLORID
gaudy, extremely ornate, ruddy, flushed
FOSTER
to nourish, cultivate, promote
FRENETIC
frantic, frenzied
GARRULOUS
very talkative
GUILE
trickery, deception
HARANGUE
a ranting writing or speech
HERESY
an act opposed to establish religious orthodoxy
HIEROGLYPHIC
pictorial character
ICONOCLAST
one who attacks traditional beliefs
IMPERVIOUS
impossible to penetrate, incapable of being affected
IMPLACABLE
inflexible, incapable of being pleased
IMPUGN
to assail by words or arguments : oppose or attack as false or lacking integrity
INCHOATE
imperfectly formaed or formulated
INSIPID
bland, lacking flavor, lacking excitement
INTRANSIGENT:
Unyielding.
IRASCIBLE
easily angered
LACONIC
one of few words
LATENCY
the condition of being present but hidden
LAUDABLE
deserving of praise
LIBERTINE
highly unrestrained
LOQUACITY
talkative
LUCID
clear and easily understood
MAGNANIMITY
generosity
MALEVOLENT
ill-willed, causing evil or harm to others
MAWKISH:
sickeningly sentimental.
MISER
person who is extremely stingy
MITIGATE
to soften or make milder
MOLLIFY
to calm or make less severe
MUNDANE
worldly, commonplace
OBDURATE
stubborn, unbending
OBVIATE
to make unnecessary, to anticipate and prevent
OCCLUDE
to shut, block
PARSIMONY
excessive frugality
PAVACITY
dearth
PEDANT
uninspired, boring academic
PERENNIAL
present througout the years, persistent
PRAGMATIC
practical, moved by facts rather than abstract ideals
PRATE
babble
PRECARIOUS
uncertain
PRECIPITATE
to cause to happen, to throw down from a height
PRECURSOR
forerunner, predecessor
PREVARICATE
to lie, evade the truth
PRIDE
group
PROBITY
honesty, high-mindedness
PROFUNDITY
depth
PROPENSITY
inclination, tendency
PROPIATE
to win over, appease
PRUDENT
careful, cautious
QUIESCENCE
inactivity, stillness
RAREFY
to make thinner or purer
REPUDIATE
to reject as having no authority
SAGACIOUS
wise
SANCTION
permission, support, law, penalty
SPECIOUS
having a false appearance of truth, showy
SUCCINCT
terse, brief, concise
TRACTABLE
obedient, yielding
TRUNCATE:
To shorten," usually by cutting something off.
TURPITUDE
inherent baseness, depravity, corrupt
UNFETTERED
free, unrestrained
VENERATE:
Esteem greatly, revere
VINDICTIVE
spiteful, vengeful, unforgiving
VITUPERATIVE:
verbally abusive.
WHEEDLE
to influence or entice by flattery
ADIPOSE
fatty
ACERBIC
sour or bitter in taste or manner