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PRECIPITATE
adj
acting with excessive haste or impulse
precipitate
verb
to cause or happen before anticipated or required
precursor
noun
one that precedes and indicates or announces another
predilection
noun
a disposition in favor of something;preference
prolific
adj
producing large volumes or amounts;productive
qualms
noun
misgivings;reservations;causes for hesitancy
quiescence
noun
stillness;motionlessness, quality of being at rest
recant
verb
to retract, esp a previously held belief
redoubtable
adj
awe-inspiring;worthy of honor
reticent
adj
quiet;reserved;reluctant to express thoughts and feelings
satire
noun
aq literary work that ridicfules or criticizes a human vice through humor or derision
sordid
adj
characterized by filth, grime, or squalor,foul
squaldid
adj
sordid;wretched and dirty as from neglect
squander
verb
to waste by spending or using irresponsibly
stoic
adj
indiffernt to or unaffected by pleasure or pain
stymie
verb to
block;thwart
The football player wanted to stymie the ball
supplant
verb
to take the place of;supersede
He wanted to suplant a salad for fries
synthesis
noun
the combination of parts to make a whole
torpid
adj
lethargic;sluggish;dormant
The patient was torpid
torque
noun
a force that causes rotation
ubiquitous
adj
existing everywhere at the same time;constantly encountered;widespread
The small pox outbreak was ubiquitous
veracity
noun
truthfulness;honesty
The witnesses veracity of the story was compelling
vilify
verb
to defame;to characterize harshly
virulent
adj
extremely harmful or poisonous;bitterly hostile or antagonistic
churlish
adj
boorish;vulgar;loutish;difficult and intractable
coalesce
verb
to come together;to fuse or unite
coda
noun
concluding section of a musical or literary piece
coeval
adj
of the same period;coexisting
commensurate
adj
matching;corresponding or proportionale in degree, size or amount
contemn
verb
to scorn or despise
contumacious
adj
insubordinate;rebellious
corrigible
adj
capable of being set right;correctable;reparable
countenance
verb/noun
to approve of or tolerate;face;composure
contemn
to scorn or despise
cozen
verb
to decieve;beguile or hoodwink
craven
adjective
contemptibly fainthearted;;lacking any courage
curmudgeon
noun
a crusty, ill tempered coot;a misanthrope
daunt
verb
to cow or dismay
debacle
noun
rout;fiasco;complete failure
decorous
adj
correct;formal;marked by decorum
defelcate
verb
to embezle;or misapporpriate
denigrate
verb
to blacken;belittle;sully;defame;to disparage
denouement
noun
an outcome or solution;the unraveling of a plot
depositon
noun
accretion;depositing;building up layer by layer;official testimony
deprecate
verb
to diparage or belittle;put down
depredate
verb
to plunder;pillage, ravage, or destroy;to exploit;in a predatory manner
The Indians plan was to depredate the village
derivative
adj
unoriginal;obtained from another source
descant
verb
to comment at length
The Mayors response to the question was descant
descry
verb
to discriminate or discern
Many white people still descry against blacks
desuetude
noun
disuse
desultory
adj
random;thoughtless;marked by a lack of plan or purpose
detraction
noun
slandering;verbal attack;aspersion
diaphanous
adj
transparent;gauzy
diffident
adj
reserved, shy, or unasuming;lacking in self confidence
digress
verb
to stray from the point;to go off on a target
dilatory
adj
causing delay;procrastinating
din
noun
loud, sustained noise
dirge
a song of grief or lamentation
noun
disaffect
verb
estrange or alienate the affection of
discomfit
verb
to defeat;to put down