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expurgate
to remove obscenity, purify, censor
extant
existing, not destroyed or lost
extemporaneous
improvised; done without preparation
extirpate
to destroy, exterminate, cut out, pull out by the roots
fallow
untilled, inactive, dormant
fatuous
slly, inanely foolish
fawn
to flatter or praise excessively
feckless
ineffectual; irresponsible
felicitous
apt; suitably expressed, well chosen, apropos; delightful
fell
a barren or stony hill; an animal's hide
fervent
greatly emotional or zealous
fetid
stinking, having a heavy bad smell
fetter
to shackle, put in chains, restrain
filibuster
intentional obstruction, usualy using prolonged speechmaking to delay legislative action
filigree
an ornamental work, especially of delicate lacelike patterns; resembling such a pattern
flag
v. to sage or droop, to become spiritless, to decline
flip
adj. sarcastic, impertinent
florid
adj flushed with color, ruddy, ornate
flout
v. to demonstrate contempt for
foment
v. to stir up, incite, rouse
forbearance
n. patience, willingness to wait
forswear
v. to remounce, disallow, repudiate
fracas
n. noisy fight or quarrel, brawl
fractious
adj. quarrelsome, rebellious, unruly, cranky
froward
adj. intractable, not willing to yield or comply, stubbornly disobedient
fulminate
v. to attack loudly or denounce
furtive
adj. marked by stealth; covert; surreptitious
gambol
v. to skip about playfully, frolic
garner
v. to gather and save, store up, acquire
gauche
adj. crude, awkward, tasteless
germane
adj. relevent to the subject at hand; appropriate in subject matter
glib
adj. marked by ease or informality; nonchalant; lacking in depth; superficial
gossamer
adj. delicate, insubstantial or tenuous; insincere
grandiloquence
n. pompous speech or expression
gregarious
adj. sociable; outgoing; enjoying the complany of other people
grouse
v. to complain or grumble
guile
n. trickery, duplicity, cunning
guy
n. a rope or cord attached to something as a brace or guide
hackneyed
adj. rendered trite or commonplace by frequent usage
halcyon
adj. calm and peaceful, prosperous
hallow
v. to set apart as holy
harrow
v. to distress, create stress or torment
hermetic
adj. airtight, impervious to outside influence
heterodox
adj. unorthodox, heretical, iconoclastic
hirsute
adj. hairy, shaggy
homily
n. a sermon or morally instructive lecture, a platitude
hubris
n. arrogant presumption or pride
hyperbole
n. an exaggerated statement, often used as a figure of speech
idyll
n. a carefree, light-hearted pastoral or romantic episode or experience; a literary or musical piece describing such
ignominious
adj. shameful, dishonorable, ignoble, undignified, disgraceful
imbroglio
n. difficult or embarrassing situation
immutable
adj. not capable of change
impecunious
adj. lacking funds; without money
imperious
adj. commanding, masterful, arrogrant, domineering, haughty
impetuous
adj. hastily or rashly energetic; impulsive and vehement
importune
v. to ask incessantly, beg, nag
impugn
v. attack or assail verbally, censure, execrate, deny
impunity
n. immunity from punishment, penalty or harm
impute
v. to attribute to a cause or source, ascribe, assign as a characteristic
incipient
adj. beginning to come into being or to become apparent