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Disabuse
v.- To undeceive; to set right.
Effrontery
n.- Extreme boldness; presumptuousness.
Enervate
v.- To weaken; reduce in vitality
Equivocate
v.- To use ambiguous language with deceptive intent.
Erudite
adj.- Very learned; scholarly
Exculpate
v.- To exonerate; clear from blame.
Exigent
adj.- Urgent, pressing; requiring immediate action or attention.
Fulminate
v.- To loudly attack or denounce.
Inured
adj.- Accustomed to accepting something that is undesirable.
Irascible
adj.- Easily angered, prone to losing one's temper.
Obviate
v.- To anticipate and prevent or eliminate (difficulties, disadvantages, etc.) by effective measures; render unnecessary.
Onerous
adj.- burdensome, oppressive, or troublesome; causing hardship.
Paean
n.- Song or hymn of praise and thanksgiving.
Perfidy
n.- Intentional breach of faith, treachery.
Perfunctory
adj.- Preformed routinely, cursory; done without care or interest.
Prescience
n.- Foreknowledge of events; foresight.
Prevaricate
v.- To deliberately stray from or avoid the truth; mislead.
Perspicacious
adj.- Acutely perceptive; having keen discernment.
Reticent
adj.- Quiet, reserved; reluctant to express thoughts or feelings.
Relegate
v.- To send or consign to an inferior position, place, or condition.
Truculent
adj.- Fierce & cruel; eager to fight.
Accolade
n.- An expression of praise.
Ascetic
n.-One who pratices rigid self-denial, especially for religious devotion.
Avarice
n.- Greed for wealth & money.
Bucolic
adj.- Rustic & pastoral, rural.
Chary
adj.- Wary, cautious; sparing.
Cogent
adj.- Appealing forcibly to reason; convincing.
Contrite
adj.- Regretful; penitent; seeking forgiveness.
Demur
adj.- To question or oppose.
Didactic
adj.- Intended to teach or instruct.
Ebullience
adj.- The quality of lively or enthusiastic expression of thoughts and feelings.
Elegy
n.- A mournful poem, especially lamenting the dead.
Emollient
adj.- Soothing, especially to the skin, mollifying.
n.- An agent that softens or smooths the skin.
Ephemeral
adj.- Brief, fleeting.
Esoteric
adj.- Intended for or understood by a small, specific group.
Facetious
adj.- Playful; humorous; not to be taken seriously.
Furtive
Adj.- Marked by stealth; covert; surreptitious.
Harangue
v.- To deliver a pompous speech or tirade.
n.- A long pompous speech.
Impecunious
adj.- Lacking funds; without money.
Incipient
adj.- Beginning to come into being or to become apparent.
Intransigent
adj.- Refusing to compromise.
Inveigle
v.- To obtain by deception or flattery.
Penurious
adj.- Penny-pinching; excessively thrifty
Pernicious
adj.- Extremely harmful; potentially deadly.
Redoubtable
adj.- Awe-inspiring; worthy of honor.
Supplant
v.- To take the place of; supersede.
Urbane
adj.- Sophisticated; refined; elegant.
Acumen
n.- keen, accurate judgement or insight.
Aver
v.- To state as a fact; to declare or assert.
Dissemble
v.- To disguise or conceal; to mislead.