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INTERPOLATE
to insert; change by adding new words or material
INTERSTICE
a space between things (interstitial space--biological sense)
INTIMATION
clue, suggestion
INURE
to harden; accustom; become used to
INVETERATE
confirmed, long-standing, deeply rooted
INVIDIOUS
likely to provoke ill will, offensive
ITINERANT
wandering from place to place, unsettled
JIBE
to shift suddenly from one side to the other
JINGOISM
belligerent support of one's country
KNELL
sound of a funeral bell; omen of death or failure
LAPIDARY
relating to precious stones
LARGRESS
generosity; gift
LASSITUDE
lethargy, sluggishness
LEGERDEMAIN
trickery
LEVITY
humour, frivolity, gaiety
LICENTIOUS
immoral; unrestrained by society
LINIMENT
medicinal liquid used externally to ease pain
LIONIZE
to treat as a celebrity
LISSOME
easily flexed, limber, agile
LUGUBRIOUS
sorrowful, mournful
MARTINET
strict disciplinarian; one who rigidly follows rules
MAUDLIN
overly sentimental
MAWKISH
sickeningly sentimental
MENDACIOUS
dishonest
MENDICANT
beggar
MERCURIAL
quick, shrewd and unpredictable
MINATORY
menacing, threatening
MOLT
to shed hair, skin, or an outer layer periodically
MORDACIOUS
caustic, biting
MOTE
small particle, speck
MULTIFARIOUS
diverse
MUNIFICIENT
generous
NADIR
lowest point
NIHILISM
belief that existence and all traditional values are meaningless
NUMISMATICS
coin collecting
OBFUSCATE
to confuse, obscure
OBSTREPEROUS
troublesome, boisterous, unruly
OMNISCENT
having infinite knowledge
PAEAN
a song of praise or thanksgiving
PALLIATE
to make less serious, ease
PANEGYRIC
elaborate praise; formal hymn of praise
PANOPLY
impressive array
PARLEY
discussion, usually between enemies
PAROCHIAL
of limited scope or outlook, provincial
PARSIMONY
stinginess
PASTICHE
peice of literature or music imitating other works
PECULATION
theft of money or goods
PENULTIMATE
next to last
PERAMBULATE
walk about
PERIPHRASTIC
using circumlocution
PERSPICACIOUS
shrewd, astute, keen-witted
PERTINACIOUS
persistent, stubborn
PHALANX
massed group of soldiers, people or things
PHILISTINE
narrow-minded person, someone lacking appreciation for are or culture
PLANGENT
resounding; plaintive
PNEUMATIC
relating to air; worked by compressed air
POLEMIC
controversy, argument; verbal attack
PRECEPT
principle; law
PREDILECTION
preference, liking
PRESCIENT
having foresight
PRIVATION
lack of usual necessities or comforts
PROBITY
honesty, high-mindedness
PROLIX
tedious; wordy
PROMULGATE
to make known publicly
PROPINQUITY
nearness
PROPITIOUS
favourable, advantageous
PROSELYTIZE
to induce someone to convert to a particular belief or religion
PROSTRATE
lying face-down, lying flat on the ground
PROVIDENT
prudent, frugal
PRURIENT
lustful, exhibiting lewd desires
PUERILE
childish, immature, silly
PULCHRITUDE
beauty
PUNDIT
an authority or critic
QUOTIDIAN
occuring daily; commonplace
RACONTEUR
a witty, skillful storyteller.
RAILLERY
lighthearted jesting
RANCOR
bitter hatred
RAPACIOUS
greedy; predatory
RAPPROACHEMENT
reestablishing a cordial relationship
RAZE
to tear down, demolish
RECIDIVISM
tendency to repeat previous behaviour
RECONDITE
relating to obscure learning; known to only a few
RECREANT
disloyal; cowardly
REDRESS
relief from wrong or injury
REJOINDER
response
RENEGE
to go back on one's word
RENITENT
resisting presure, obstinate
REPAST
meal
REPROBATE
morally unprincipled person
REQUITE
to return or repay