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Abominate
To detest thoroughly; abhor
Abeyance
1. The condition of being temporarily set aside; suspension
Abettor
To approve, encourage, and support (an action or a plan of action); urge and help on.
Opus
A creative work, especially a musical composition numbered to designate the order of a composer's works.
Vindicate
1. To clear of accusation, blame, suspicion, or doubt with supporting arguments or proof
Dire
1. Warning of or having dreadful or terrible consequences; calamitous: a dire economic forecast; dire threats.
2. Urgent; desperate:
Glutinous
Of the nature of or resembling glue; sticky.
Actuate
1. To put into motion or action; activate:
Modicum
A small, moderate, or token amount:
Ichthyology
The branch of zoology that deals with the study of fishes
Diadem
1. A crown worn as a sign of royalty.
2. Royal power or dignity.
Fractious
1. Inclined to make trouble; unruly.
2. Having a peevish nature; cranky
Captious
Marked by a disposition to find and point out trivial faults:
Adjuration
An earnest, solemn appeal.
Mercurial
Quick and changeable in temperament; volatile:
Aegis
1. Protection
2. Sponsorship; patronage
Parry
1. To deflect or ward off (a fencing thrust, for example)
Opprobrious
1. Expressing contemptuous reproach; scornful or abusive
2. Bringing disgrace; shameful or infamous: opprobrious conduct.
Accretion
a. Growth or increase in size by gradual external addition, fusion, or inclusion.
Jettison
1. To cast overboard or off:
2. To discard (something) as unwanted or burdensome: