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DIATRIBE
LOONG NEGATIVE SPEECH
RANT
TO SPEAK IN LOUND AND ANGRY WAY
INVECTIVE
AN INSULT
INVEIGH
GIVE VENT TO DISAPPROVAL (INVECTIVE)
INVEIGLE
TO PERSUADE BY FLATTERY
FAWN
EXTREMELY NICE
DROSS
WASTE MATTER
ASSAY
TO EVALUATE CONTENTS
PREVARICATION
A LIE
DIFFIDENT
SHY, NOT TRUSTING ONESELF
ENCUMBER
PREVENT FROM MOVING FREELY
MORDANT
SHARPLY SARCASTIC
ACCOLADE
ACTION TO SHOW RESPECT
ALACRITY
BRISK ENTHOUSIASM
APPOSITE
APPROPRIATE
ARCANE
UNDERSTOOD BY FEW
AXIOM
STATEMENT UNIVERSALLY ACCEPTED AS TRUE
BEREAVE
DEPRIVE. TO LEAVE IN A SAD STATE
BOLSTER
STRENGHTHEN
BUCOLIC
RURAL, RUSTIC
CAJOLE
COAX WITH FLATTERY
COAX= PERSUADE GENTLY
CHICANERY
USE TRICKERY TO DECEIVE
SULLEN
BAD TEMPERED
DISMAY
DISCOURAGEMENT
TAWDRY
CHEAP AND SHOWY
SATURNINE
MOROSE= SULLEN AND BAD TEMPERED
MAUDLIN
FOOLISHLY SENTIMENTAL
MISANTHROPE
HATES HUMANITY
JEER
TO UPSET WITH WORDS
LACONIC
OF FEW WORDS
INCHOATE
JUST BEGUN
INELUCTABLE
INEVITABLE
QUERULOUS
COMPLAINING IN AN IRRITABLE WAY
RECALCITRANT
UNWILLING TO COOPERATE
FATUOUS
STUPID
FRUGAL
NOT WASTEFUL
ZEALOT
FANATIC
COMPLAISANT
AGREEABLE
CONDONE
GIVE TACIT APPROVAL, DISREGARD
CONTENTIOUS
QUARRELSOME
DAUNT
TO INTIMIDATE
DETERRENT
DISCOURAGING
DISPARAGE
TO BELITTLE
HARBINGER
SIGN OF SOMETHING TO COME
COGNIZANCE
AWARENES
CURSORY
GO RAPIDLY OVER SOMETHING. PERFORM WITH HASTE
PRESCIENT
KNOWLEDGE OF EVENT BEFORE IT HAPPENS
DELECTABLE
DELICIOUS
PREDILECTION
PREFERENCE
MALINGER
TO FEIGN ILLNESS
PRECARIOUS
DANGEROUSLY UNBALANCED. UNSTABLE
VACUITY
EMPTINESS
ENTICE
ENVEIGLE. TO LEAD ON BY EXCITING HOPE
CAUSTIC
HARSH AND INTELLIGENT. SARCASTIC
HISTRIONIC
OVERLY DRAMATIC
IMPLACABLE
INCAPABLE OF BEING PLEASED
COGENT
CONVINCING
CARCASS
FLESH
EXONERATE
RELIEVE OF BURDEN OF PUNISHMENT
ONEROUS
HEAVY, BURDENSOME
HAPLESS
UNLUCKY
FELICITOUS
WELL PHRASED
ASSUAGE
TO CALM DOWN
DAMPEN
TO MAKE DULL
DAMP
TO EXTINGUISH A SOUND, A VIBRATION
TARNISH
STAIN
HECKLE
TO HARASS A PUBLIC SPEAKER
RAUCOUS
DISORDERLY, BOISTEROUS
RUCKUS
A DISTURBANCE
SINUOUS
NOT STRAIGHT
SINEWY
MUSCULAR BUT THIN
TREPIDATION
FEELING OF FEAR THAT SOMETHING BAD MAY HAPPEN
TREMOR
REFRACTORY
STUBBORN OR DIFFICULT TO CONTROL ABOUT A DISEASE
TECHNICAL HEAT-RESISTANT
INTRANSIGENCE
INFLEXIBLE
VOLUBILITY
SPEAKING EASILY AND AT LENGHT
SORDID
DIRTY REPUTATION OR PAST
ASPERITY
HARSHNESS
DERISIVE
MOCKING
BROACH
BREAK OPEN =BREACH
FELON
CRIMINAL
OFFHAND
NOT THOUGHT
GIST
CENTRAL POINT OF SOMETHING
PITH
CORE. VERY IMPORTANT
DIVESTITURE
STRIP. DIVEST FROM RIGHTS OR PROPERTY
EXTANT
EXISTING. STILL AROUND
EXTRANEOUS
NOT NEEDED. EXTRA
EXTRICABLE
THAT CAN BE DRAGGED OUT
IMPLAUSIBILITY
UNLIKELY
NOISOME
BAD SMELL
CLING
TO HOLD TIGHT
FUMBLE
TO DROP THE BALL
ADROITLY
DEXTEROUS
BOGUS
FAKE
BONAFIDE
AUTHENTIC. YOU CAN TRUST ITS QUALITY
COW
TO INTIMIDATE
BRAZENLY
SHAMELESS, FLRAGRANT.
RUTHLESS
MERCILESS
LAMBASTE
HARSH CRITIC. BEATEN
EXCORIATE
TO WEAR AWAY THE SKIN
EXTOL
PRAISE
VISCID
STICKY
PRONE
LYING FACING DOWNWARD.
LIKELY TO DO IT
TURPITUDE
MORAL DEPRAVITY
PHILISTINE
NO REGARD TOWARD ANYTHING ARTISTIC OR CULTURAL
ICONOCLAST
CHALLENGES TRADITIONAL BELIEFS
INFATUATION
INTENSE CRUSH WITH SOMEONE
AGRAPHIA
INABILITY TO WRITE
EVANESCENT
BEGINNING TO DISAPPEAR
QUIESCENT
RESTING OR STILL
GRANDILOQUENT
POMPOUS, BOMBAST
VERASIMILAR
APPEARS TO BE TRUE
LIKE SOMETHING ELSE
AVER
TO ASSERT, TO CLAIM SOMETHING IS TRUE
AVERT
TO PUSH ASIDE
AVERSION
DISLIKE
ADVERT
TURN SOMEONE'S ATTENTION TO
VERDANT
GREEN. SPRING TIME
VERNACULAR
NATIVE OR LOCAL LANGUAGE. COMMON
LEViTY
LIGHTNESS OF MOOD
FELICITY
PUT IN GOOD WORDING
INFELICITOUS
PUT IN WRONG LANGUAGE
RABID
FAR TOO ENTHOUSIASTIC
PEDANTIC
SHOWING OFF KNOWLEDGE FROM BOOK LEARNING
CHARY
CAUTIOUS, ON THE GUARD, WARY
CONFLATE
TO MERGE IDEAS
OCCLUDE
CLOSE-OFF
HARANGUE
TO SPEAK TO AN ASSEMBLY. LONG POMPOUS SPEECH. TIRADE=DIATRIBE
ELEGY
MOURNFUL POEM
DIRGE
MOURNING SONG OR POEM
ENCOMIUM
SPEECH OF PRAISE
PANEGYRIC
PRAISE
PAEAN
A PRAISE
HULL
PROTECTION OF A SEED
LITURGY
FORM FOR PUBLIC RELIGIOUS WORSHIP, RITUAL
PRECIPITATED
LED TO HAPPEN
SWINDLE
CHEAT SOMEONE OUT OF MONEY
HUSTLE
TO WORK ENERGETICALLY.
SLANG: TO GET SOMETHING FROM ILLICIT MEANS
IRASCIBLE
EASILY ANGERED
REQUIEM
MUSIC FOR DEAD
AMENABLE
WILLING TO COOPERATE OR BE PERSUADED
(AMENER)
MISCREANT
EVIL DOER
SQUANDER
TO WASTE (RESOURCES, $, TALENT)
PRODIGAL
WASTEFUL
LIBERALITY
FREE WITH MONEY
WHEEDLE
TO ENVEIGLE= PERSUADE BY FLATTERY
GUILE
(N) CLEVER BUT DISHONEST
TICKERY, FRAUD
PRUDERY
SOMEONE WHO WANTS TO SHOW CORRECT BEHAVIOUR (-)
FLAG
DECREASE VIGOR
OBVIATE
RENDER SOMTHING UNNECESSARY
INADVERTENT
UNINTENTIONAL
ANTAGONIZE
TRY TO PICK UP A FIGHT
SUMMARILY
WITHOUT FOLLOWING THE NORMAL PROCEDURES. SUMMARILY FIRED!
STOLID
UNDISTURBABLE. IMPERTURBABLE. IMPASSIVE=NO FEELINGS
ARTLESS
SINCERE. PLAIN AND SIMPLE. AN ARTLESS RESPONSE...
ARTFUL
COULD BE DECEPTIVE TALK
DESULTORY
JUMPING AROUND WITHOUT METHOD
INIMICAL
HARMFUL
DETRIMENTAL
HARMFUL
LUMBER
TO MOVE WITHOUT GRACE
DISSEMBLE
TO FEIGN, TO PRETEND
WAVER
TO VASCILLATE
SERE
DRY, ARID
REAGENT
SUBSTANCE THAT INDICATES THE PRESENCE OF SOMETHING ELSE
BIND
TO TIE AND BOUND
RECLUSE
AVOIDS HUMANITY
MISER
GREEDY
COMPEL
TO FORCE, OBLIGE, COERCE
BELIE
TO MISREPRESENT THE FACTS
OR
TO SHOW TO BE FALSE, CONTRADICT
SLACK
A LOOSE PIECE OF ROPE
TAUT
TIGHTENED
JOCULAR
JOKING
AVOW
TO ACKNOWLEDGE OPENLY. TO CONFESS
DISLODGE
TO REMOVE FROM A TIGHT PLACE
SAP
(V) TO DRAIN STRENGTH
(N) GUM OF TREE
FELL
TO CAUSE TO FALL
RENT
PAST PARTICIPLE OF REND, TO SPLIT APPART.
NICE
PRECISE. ABOUT A STATEMENT
HOLD FAST
HOLD FIRMLY
CONTROL
GROUP NOT EXPERIMENTED ON
RECONDITE
UNDERSTOOD BY FEW PEOPLE
ABSTRUSE
HARD TO UNDERSTAND
ABSTRACT
HARD TO UNDERSTAND
RAREFIED
HARD TO UNDERSTAND. UNFREQUENTLY SEEN
DISINTER
EXHUME... DIG SOMEONE UP
HOODWINK
TO DECEiVE
SPENDTHRIFT
WASTEFUL, PRODIGAL
THRIFTY
CAREFUL WITH MONEY
HACKNEYED
LACKING MEANING, CLICHE, OVERUSED
TRITE
OVERUSED, LACKING MEANING
PLATITUDE
TRITE OR BANAL REMARK
STALE
LOST IT'S JUICE. NOW HAS NO MEANING
GAFFE
CLUMSY SOCIAL ERROR
BOLD
DARING, CONFIDENT
SCURVY
RUDE AND ROUGH. (SOMEONE SCURVY MIGHT MAKE A GAFFE AND BREACH DECORUM)
KILLJOY
PARTYPOOPER
CHASM
BIG LONG DEEP CUT OF THE LAND
CLEAVE
TO CUT IN TWO. CLEFT= DIVISION. (CLEFT PALET, CLEFT CHIN)
RIFT
A BREAK BETWEEN TWO THINGS
DIFFERENCE IN OPPINION
TO BREAK OPEN
REBUTTAL
ANSWER TO A CRITICISM
FUMBLE
TO BE CLUMSY WITH YOUR HANDS
TORPOR
LASSITUDE, TO LACK ENERGY=LETHARGY
RAZE
DESTROY
ARTIFICE
CRAFTY STRATAGEM
INNOCUOUS
HARMLESS
INJUNCTION
AN ORDER BY A COURT. A STRONG WARNING
INSIPID
BLAND=WITHOUT DISTINCTIVE QUALITIES
INSOLVENT
BANKRUPT
GOSSAMER
DELICATE THIN FIBER