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Vagary
Caprice/Whim
Spume
Froth or foam
Palimpsest
Parchment used for a manuscript that the words have been scraped off to be used again.
Perquisite
Any gain over stipulated salary
Valetudinarian
Invalid
Interstices
Cracks, crevasses
Penury
Extreme poverty
Trencherman
Good eater
Parley
Conference
Madrigal
Pastoral song
Niggardly
meanly stingy; parsimonious
Decollete
having a low-necked dress
Bombastic
pompous; using inflated language
Ravening
rapacious; seeking prey
Vituperative
Abusive, scolding
Intrepid
Fearless
Postprandial
After dinner
Recherche
choice, sought after; rare
Invividious
designed to create ill will or envy
Effectual
Efficient
Deride
Scoff at
Despoil
Plunder
Comport
Bear one's self, behave
Truncate
Cut the top off
Harry
To raid
Promulgate
Make known by official proclamation or publication
Rubicund
Healthy Reddish color, ruddy, florid
Pithy
Concise, meaty
Perspicuous
Plainly expressed
Sirocco
warm, sultry wind blown Africa to southern Europe
Augury
Omen, premonition
Peculation
Embezzlement, theft
Diadem
Crown
Refectory
Dining Hall
Remunerative
Compensating, rewarding
Nascent
Incipient; coming into being
Dilatory
Delaying
Lissome
Agile, lithe
Pendent
Suspended, jutting, pending
Vanguard
Forerunners; advance forces
Miscellany
Mixture of writing on various subjects
Jeremiad
Lament, complaint
Piquant
pleasantly tart-tasting; stimulating
Dissolute
loose in morals
Furtive
Stealthy
Afferent
Carrying towards the center
Apropos
With reference to, properly
Pertinacious
stubborn; persistent
Querelous
fretful; whining
Stentorian
extremely loud
Untoward
Improper, unfortunate, annoying
Veracious
truthful
Uxorious
Excessively devoted to one's wife
Gerrymander
change voting district lines in order to favor a political party
Obtrude
push into prominence
Plenipotentiary
fully empowered
Mutable
Changing in form, fickle
Ukase
Official decree, usually Russian
Invective
Abuse
Tyro
Beginner, novice
Parvenu
upstart; newly rich person
Comestible
Fit to be eaten
Tureen
Deep table dish for holding soup
Lucre
Money
Carillon
Set of bells to be played
Conjecture
Surmise, guess
Supposititious
assumed; counterfeit; hypothetical
Morganatic
Describing a marriage between a member of a royal family and a commoner
Lachrymose
Producing tears
Diaphanous
Sheer, transparent
Pellucid
Transparent, Limpid, easy to understand
Desultory
aimless; jumping around
Declivity
downward slope
Benighted
Overcome by darkness
Vaunted
Boasted, bragged, highly publicized
Expurgate
clean; remove offensive parts of a book
Quail
Cower, lose heart
Cogent
Convincing
Epicure
Connoisseur of food and drink
Oratorio
dramatic poem set to music
Debacle
breaking up; downfall
Calumny
Malicious misrepresentation, slander
Inveigh
denounce; utter censure or invective
Proscribe
ostracize; banish; outlaw
Wheedle
Cajole; coax; deceive by flattery
Perjorative
Having a deteriorating or depreciating effect on the meaning of a word
Abstruse
Obscure: profound: difficult to understand
Cruet
Small glass bottle for vinegar, oil, etc
Durance
Restraint; imprisonment
Reverie
Daydream, musing
Improvident
Thriftless
Indemnify
Make secure against loss; compensate for loss
Deign
Condescend
Sublimate
Refine; purify
Martinet
Strict disciplinarian
Solstice
Point at which the sun is farthest from the equator
Parity
Equality; close resemblance
Recreant
Coward; betrayer of faith
Sciolism
Quackery; superficial information
Dross
Worthless impurities, waste matter
Vociferous
Clamorous; noisy
Winsome
Agreeable; gracious; engaging
Castigate
Punish
Prate
Speak foolishly; boast idly
Gainsay
Deny
Endue
Provide with some quality; endow
Foment
Stir up, instigate
Congruence
Correspondence of parts; harmonious relationship
Melange
Medley; miscellany
Fanfare
Call by bugles or trumpets