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censure
pos: noun
def: blame, reprimand, reprehension
ostracize
pos: verb
def: to exclude someone from a society or group
approbation
pos: noun
def: approval or praise
aberrant
pos: adj
def: deviating from normal or correct
abscond
pos: verb
def: to leave secretly and hide, often to avoid the law
advocate
pos: verb, noun
def: to speak, plead, or argue for a cause, or in another’s behalf. (n) -- one who advocates
catharsis
the release of emotional tnesion after an overwhelming experience, purgation
consolation
relief, comfort received after a loss or dissappointment
inscrutable
difficult to fathom or understand, incomprehensivle, obscure, impenetrable
overweening
overbearing, arrogant, presumptous; exaggerated, excessive
presumptuous
audacious, bold, arrogant, uncivil
aggrandize
to make greater, to increase, to exaggerate
amalgamate
to mix or unite
ambiguous
subject to more than one interpretation; vague
ambrosial
extremely pleasing to the senses, divine or delicious
anomalous
peculiar; unique; contrary to the norm
antediluvian
outmoded; ancient
antipathy
hostility toward, objection or aversion to
arbitrate
to settle a dispute by impulse
assuage
to appease or satisfy, to make less severe
attenuate
weaken
audacious
extremely bold; fearless
aver or avow
to declare
banal
commonplace or trite
amnesty
an official pardon for a group of people who violate the law
verdant
covered with green growth; green with vegetation
aversion
strong or fixed dislike; feeling of repugnance
vainglorious
boastful, pompous
pungent
sharp, stinging, strong
vociferous
Noisy; clamorous
stigma
A mark or token of disgrace or shame
affability
the quality of being easy to talk to and gracious
abash
to make ashamed; to embarrass
encomium
Warm praise; commendation
ARBITRATE
to judge or settle dispute
CONNOISSEUR
(noun): a person with expert knowledge or discriminating tastes
SALIENT
(adjective): Noticeable; prominent
ANACHRONISTIC
(adjective): Out of the proper time
JUNCTURE
(noun): Critical point; meeting
DOCILE
(adjective): Manageable; obedient; teachable
AVENGE
(verb): To inflict a punishment on behalf of another
APOCRYPHAL
(adjective): Of questionable authenticity or authority
SYLVAN
(adjective): Wooded; Characteristic of a forest
COLLOQUIAL
(adjective): conversational, used in informal speech
VOLATILE
(adjective): Tending to vary often; changeable; explosive
BROACH
(verb): To bring up a subject for debate
AGITATION
(noun): A disturbance; a disturbig feeling of upheavel and excitement
PRUDENCE
(noun): Wisdom, caution, showing good discretion
TURBID
muddy, thick, not clear, dense, dark / disturbed, confused, disordered