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DISSOLUTION
disintegration
ERRANT
traveling
EXTEMPORANEOUS
improvised
CARDINAL
basic, primary
AUDACIOUS
bold, daring
EFFRONTERY
boldness, extreme
ARTLESS
without guile, natural
CREDULOUS
gullible
DIRGE
mourning song/poem for the dead
DULCET
melodious, good sounding
ELEGY
mournful poem
EULOGY
speech to honor the dead
ARDUOUS
taxing, require effort
ASSIDUOUS
diligent
DIAPHANOUS
transparent
EFFUSIVE
apparent, clearly
EXPATIATE
to discuss at length
ELOQUENT
well-spoken
EPITOME
perfect example
BALEFUL
sinister
ENORMITY
evilness
EXIGENT
urgent
ARRANT
completely such
BEDIZEN
to adorn in cheap/showy manner
BOMBASTIC
pompous
CONSEQUENTIAL
self-important
EPICURE
devoted to sensual pleasure (ex. food)
AUSPICIOUS
favorable,successful
DIDACTIC
intended to teach
ERUDITE
scholarly
ESOTERIC
jargon, words intended for a specific group
CADGE
to beg, sponge
BANE
cause of injury
CAPRICIOUS
feckle, changeable
DESULTORY
random, thoughtless
EPHEMERAL
brief
EVANESCENT
vanishing
CARNALITY
relating to body
CONTIGUOUS
sharing border, touching
CHARY
wary, cautious
DISCRETION
reserved in speech
EQUANIMIY
composed (as in manner)
APPROBATION
approve
COUNTENANCE
to approve or tolerate
BROOK
tolerate
AUGUST
majestic
BLANDISH
to coax with flattery
COGENT
convincing
ABJURE
to reject, avoid
ABROGATE
to abolish
ESCHEW
to avoid
AMALGAMATE
to mix
COALESCE
to fuse/unite
ECLECTIC
a mixture of different elements
DEBACLE
complete failure
DISCOMFIT
to defeat
CHIMERA
untrue, illusion
ARABESQUE
complex design
BYZANTINE
complex, labyrinthine
CONVOLUTED
complex
APOCRYPHAL
of doubtful origin
DOGGEREL
a piece of trivial, poorly constructed verse
CONTENTIOUS
argumentative
DEPREDATE
to destroy
EXTIRPATE
to destroy
ANTIPATHY
dislike
APATHY
lack of interest
ANTITHETICAL
of opposing stance
BELLICOSE
warlike
CHOLERIC
tend towards anger
DISPARAGE
to belittle
EPITHET
belittling words
EXCORIATE
to censure, criticize
DEMUR
to question/oppose
DENIGRATE
to blacken/belittle
DEPRECATE
to belittle
DERISION
scorn, ridicule
DIATRIBE
harsh criticize
ADMONISH
to disapprove
ASPERSION
to defame
CASTIGATION
to severely criticize/punish
CENSURE
criticize severely
CONTEMN
to scorn, despise
BOISTEROUS
loud, noisy
BOOR
rude person
CHURLISH
boorish, rude
DIN
loud consistent moise
DISSEMBLE
to disguise/mislead
EQUIVOCATE
use ambiguous word to deceive
BELIE
to misrepresent
CALUMNIATE
to slander
CHICANERY
trickery
COZEN
to deceive
DETRACTION
verbal attack
EVINCE
to show clearly
EXHORT
to make urgent appeal
APPRISE
to inform
AVER
to state as fact
BROACH
to announce
DIVULGE
to disclose a secret
EDIFYING
enlightening
EXACERBATE
to make worse
ABATE
to lessen
ASSUAGE
to lessen, pacify
ATTENUATE
to weaken, lessen
DAMP
to diminish the intensity of
ENERVATE
to weaken
AMENABLE
agreeable, soothing
ANODYNE
willingness to comply
EMOLLIENT
soothing, mollify
ALACRITY
eager, enthusiastic
BLITHE
carefree, happy
DYNAMO
generator, energic person
EBULLIENCE
lively expression of thought and feeling
EXTANT
existing
AUSPICE
support or protect
BOLSTER
to support
ABSTAIN
to refrain from activity
ASCETIC
one who abstains
ASTRINGENT
harsh, severe
AUSTERE
simple, bare
CONTRITE
regretful, remorse
CULPABLE
deserving blame
EXPIATE
to make amends for
ACERBIC
sour, bitter character
ANTAGONIZE
to irritate
ASPERITY
severity, harshness
CAUSTIC
burning, corrosive
ACCRETION
growth, increase
BURGEON
to flourish
CRESCENDO
gradual increase
ADUMBRATE
to vaguely foreshadow
AUGURY
a omen
ACUMEN
quick, keen
ADROIT
adept, dexterous
ESTIMABLE
worthy
ENNUI
boredom
APOSTATE
abandon a cause
DESUETUDE
disuse
AGGRANDIZE
increase in power
AMELIORATE
to make better
APOGEE
highest point
ZENITH
highest point
PERIGEE
lowest point
NADIR
lowest point
ENGENDER
to cause, to give rise to
ACCOLADE
to praise
ADULATION
excess praise
APOTHEOSIS
glorification
BEATIFY
to bless, make happy
ENCOMIUM
glowing praise
ABERRANT
deviate from normal
ANOMALY
not normal
DISPARATE
fundamentally different
DISTRAIT
distracted
CORRIGIBLE
correctable
DISABUSE
to undeceive
EXCULPATE
clear of blame
EXONERATE
to remove blame
EXPURGATE
to purify
AMBIVALENCE
having opposing feelings
ABSCISSION
to cut off, remove
DENOUEMANT
outcome, conclusion
EFFICACY
the ability to produce the desired outcome
EGRESS
exit
APPOSITE
appropriate
COMMENSURATE
matching, corresponding
ADULTERATE
to make impure
DROSS
waste, scum, impurity
CRAVEN
lacking courage
DIFFIDENT
timid
DILETTANTE
amateur