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Cogent
cogent (adj)

Having the power to compel conviction or move the will..
Squabble
squabble (verb)

To scuffle; to struggle; to wrangle; to quarrel..
Insolent
insolent (adj)

Rude and lacking in respect; bold..
facade
façade (noun)

The face of a building; the front of something (often having implications that the thing's appearance from the front does not reflect the rest of thing.).
Guttural
guttural (adj)

Harsh or raspy; emanating from the throat
Expatiate
expatiate (verb)

To enlarge or elaborate upon something; to go on in great detail..
Attenuate
attenuate (verb)

To lessen the amount, force, or value of; to make less complex; to weaken..
Slough
slough (verb)

To shed or throw off.
Rigamorale
rigmarole (noun)

A complicated and ritualistic procedure; meaningless, confused locution..
Ventral
ventral (adj)

Of, pertaining to, or situated near, the belly or front
Variegate
variegated (adj)

Marked with different colors; diversified in appearance
Besiege
besiege (verb)

To beset or surround with armed forces
Tempestuous
tempestuous (adj)

Stormy
Placate
placate (verb)

To calm, soothe or appease, often through concessions or offerings
Vanguard
vanguard (noun)

Front group, leading edge
Quiescent
quiescent (adj)

Lacking activity, quiet
Compendium
compendium (noun)

A short review of a particular subject or issue
Mores
mores (noun)

Customs; habits
Supple
supple (adj)

Strong and flexible, limber, able to bend without breaking, adaptable..
Vacillate
vacillate (verb)

To fluctuate in mind or opinion; to be unsteady or inconstant; to waver
Epigram
epigram (noun)

A witty or sharp thought expressed briefly, often in verse
Liberal
liberal (adj)

Giving freely.
Curtail
curtail (verb)

To abbreviate or shorten
Ceremonious
ceremonious (adj)

Formal or proper
Pugilist
pugilist (noun)

Boxer, fighter..
Inundate
inundate (verb)

To flood; to overflow; to fill with an abundance
Incorrigible
incorrigible (adj)

Impossible to correct
Preclude
preclude (verb)

Prevent, make impossible.
Quandary
quandary (noun)

State of uncertainty or perplexity
Negligible
negligible (adj)

Can be disregarded, or left out of consideration; small or inconsequential.
Pugnacious
pugnacious (adj)

Disposed to fight
Subjugate
subjugate (verb)

Subdue, bring under control
Corporeal
corporeal (adj)

Having a body; pertaining to the body
Talisman
talisman (noun)

Figure superstitiously believed to bring wonderful effects
Bait
bait (verb)

To provoke and harass; to give a portion of food and drink to, upon the road
Alimony
alimony (noun)

An allowance paid by one spouse to another upon legal divorce
Miser
miser (noun)

One who hoards money and is hesitant to spend it
Dubious
dubious (adj)

Doubtful, uncertain, open to questioning
Vegabond
vagabond (noun)

One who moves from place to place without a settled habitation; a homeless wanderer
Cleave
cleave (verb)

To adhere closely; to stick; to hold fast; to cling
Caldron
caldron (noun)

A large kettle or pot made of metal
Prime
prime (verb)

To prepare; to get something ready to function
Austere
austere (adj)

Unadorned; unembellished; severely simple
Detrimental
detrimental (adj)

Prone to injure, harm or diminish
Abacus
abacus (noun)

A device for adding and multiplying by sliding beads along rods.
Analogous
analogous (adj)

Corresponding to or bearing some resemblance to something else
Commingle
commingle (verb)

To blend or mingle; coexist
Temper
temper (verb)

To make more moderate, soften, dilute
Dissipate
dissipate (verb)

To scatter completely; to disperse and cause to disappear
Forthright
forthright (adj)

Straightforward.
Defeatist
defeatist (adj)

Expecting or anticipating loss
Scurry
scurry (verb)

Hasten away, move along rapidly.
Static
static (adj)

Not moving; stationary
Reactionary
reactionary (noun)

One who favors reaction, or seeks to undo political progress or revolution
Quay
quay (noun)

A bank or wharf jutting into water from which boats may be loaded and unloaded.
Nadir
nadir (noun)

The lowest point, directly opposite to the zenith
Bounty
bounty (noun)

Generous gift, payment; generosity.
Cynic
cynic (noun)

One who attributes all actions to selfish motives.
Indulge
indulge (Verb)

To grant free rein, to allow
Censor
censor (noun)

Person whose job it is to suppress immoral or offensive content
Stoke
stoke (verb)

To poke or stir up, as a fire
Consolidate
consolidate (Verb)

Strengthen; unite; make firm and compact
Larceny
larceny (noun)

Theft
Subterfuge
subterfuge (noun)

A trick employed to escape censure or to justify opinions or conduct; a shift; an evasion.
Inculcate
inculcate (verb)

Teach something by frequent repetition or repeated warnings
Gesticulate
gesticulate (verb)

To make gestures or motions, especially while speaking
Impervious
impervious (adj)

Incapable of being injured, influenced or affected
Cringe
cringe (verb)

To cause to shrink or wrinkle.
Infidel
infidel (noun)

One who does not believe in the prevailing religious faith
Disconcert
disconcert (verb)

To make uncomfortable, upset; to disturb (someone's) self-possession; to confuse
Disparate
disparate (adj)

Distinct and different
Palette
palette (noun)

A set of colored paints used in artwork, or the board which holds these paints.
Juxtapose
juxtapose (verb)

To place side by side
Adjudicate
adjudicate (verb)

To try and determine, as a court
Rebuff
rebuff (verb)

To turn away