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Obdurately
Hardened against feeling; Not giving in to persuasion
Bob obdurately refused to allow his enemies' taunts to make him cry.
Auspiciously
Attended by favorable circumstances; Prosperous
Jane's life was auspicious, allowing her to have all she ever wanted.
Facile
Done with little effort; Superficial
Ted's attempt to take the GRE was facile since he already aced it once.
Nominally
Existing in name only; Insignificantly small
King Paul's rule was nominal only since he had no say in the parliament.
Improvident
Not providing for the future; Rash; Incautious
Marie's trip was improvident since she had not planned out how she would get there.
Lithesome
Gracefully slender; Moving and bending with ease
The ballerina was lithesome during her most recent ballet.
Piquant
An agreeable pungent taste; Provocative; Delighting
The author's piquant writing was entertaining and enjoyable.
Belied
Misrepresented; Contradicted
Pamela's shy natured belied her inner wild child.
Exacerbate
To increase the severity of
Throwing another dung bomb only exacerbated Fred's punishment.
Portent
Indication of something to happen
The crow's caw was a prophetic portent of the upcoming storm.
Inured
Toughen; Harden
Years of work in the field inured Tom's hands in contrast to his wife's tender touch.
Mein
Evil; Mischievous
The villain's mein way was ultimately his downfall.
Daft
Senseless; Foolish; Stupid
Daffy Duck made daft decision ending up with an anvil falling on his head.
Privation
Lack of the comforts of life; Deprived
Tom's privation from society eventually took a toll on his health.
Ineluctable
Not to be avoided
Shelley and Ansley's confrontation was ineluctable due to the fact they share a room.
Inimitable
Incapable of being imitated
Fred's large stature made him inimitable to Joe's insults.
Rectitude
Rightness of principle
Jane's rectitude kept her on track when her other friends started into drugs.
Aplomb
Self confident assurance; Poise
Stacey's aplomb made her come across as put together and ready for anything.
Reprobate
Morally depraved person
Buddy went to a reprobate to get cigarettes when he was underage.
Arbiter
An arbitrator; Decide matters of issue
Leslie has to act as an arbiter between her feuding parents.
Promulgating
Make known openly
Tarzan's call promulgated that he was upset that the hunters stole Jane.
Eschewing
To avoid; Shun
The cats were eschewing the dog when they tiptoed around him while he was sleeping.
Repudiating
To cast off; To disown; To reject
Tim's dad was repudiating him when he wrote him out of his will.
Supercilious
Haughtily disdainful; Contemptuous
Fay's supercilious behavior gave away you hate for opera.
Amenable
Answerable; Readily yielding; Cooperating
Patty was amenable to the lawyer's questions making her look innocent.
Acquiescent
Comply without protest
The prisoner went acquiescently with the police so as not to make a scene around his family.
Demure
Reserved; Shy; Modest
Caitlin's demure did not accurately show her passion for books.
Abnegation
To refuse or deny oneself; Reject; Renounce
Betty's routine of cutting herself displayed her abnegation.
Bemused
Confused
The smoke only bemused the audience instead of having any functional purpose.
Enervated
Weakened
Taking a shot in the chest enervated the soldier.
Nonplussed
Perplexed
The word problem nonplussed the students since it solved to 1 = 2.
Seminal
Original or creative
The seminal artwork proved how that the artist was a huge rebel to tradition art.
Abstruse
Difficult to comprehend
The piece of artwork was abtruse since not even the most accomplished critic could not analyze it.
Stupefaction
Stupified
She showed her stupefaction when she let her mouth drop at the finale.