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abscond
to leave secretly
I absconded from the restaurant, avoiding paying for my bill.
adulterate
to make impure
The restaurateur made his ketchup last longer by adulterating it with water.
amalgamate
to combine, to mix together
Giant industries amalgamated with mega products to form Giant Mega Products Inc.
antagonize
to annoy or to provoke to anger
The child discovered that he could antagonize that cat by pulling its tail.
antipathy
extreme dislike
The antipathy between the French and the English regularly erupted into open warfare.
ardor
intense and passionate feeling
Bishops' ardor for landscape was evident when he passionately described the beauty of the scenic Hudson Valley.
attenuate
to reduce in force or degree; to weaken
The Bill of Rights attenuated the traditional power of government to change laws at will.
banal
predictable, cliched, boring
He used banal phrases, like "have a nice day," or "another day, another dollar."
bolster
to support; to prop up
The presence of giant footprints bolstered the argument that Sasquatch was in the area.
capricious
fickle
Queen Elizabeth I was quite capricious; her courtiers could never be sure which of their number would catch her fancy.