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convoluted
complicated
credulous
too trusting
crescendo
steadily increasing
dessicate
to dry out
desultory
jumping around
diatribe
abusive speech
diffident
lacking self confidence
dilatory
intended to delay
dilettante
amateurish interest
dirge
funeral hymn
disabuse
set right
discern
to recognize
disparate
entirely unlike
dissemble
present false appearance
dupe
to deceive
elegy
sorrowful poem, speech
enervate
reduce in strength
ephemeral
fleeting
equivocate
expressions double meaning to mislead
erudite
learned
esoteric
known by only a few
estimable
admirable
euphemism
inoffensive word in place of more distasteful
exculpate
prove innocent
exigent
urgent
fawn
grovel
fervid
intensely emotional
florid
overly decorated
foment
arouse
garrulous
talking alot
imperturbable
not capable of being disturbed
impervious
impossible to penetrate
impetuous
quick to act
implacable
unable to be calmed down
inchaote
not fully formed
ingenuous
showing innocence
inimical
hostile
innocuous
harmless
insipid
lacking interest
intrasigent
uncompromising
irascible
easily angered
laconic
using few words
lament
express sorrow
malinger
evade responsibility by pretending sick
misanthrope
dislike others
mollify
make calme less severe
obdurate
hardened, resistant to persuasion
obsequious
overly submissive
obviate
make unecessary, prevent
occlude
prevent passage of
onerous
burdensome
opprobrium
public disgrace
obstentation
excessive showiness
pedant
shows off learning
perfidious
willing to betray trust
perfunctory
done in routine way
precipitate
bring about abruptly
prevaricate
lie
propitiate
appease
propriety
obedience to rules
prudence
wisdom, restraint
quiescent
motionless
rarefy
make thinner
repudiate
reject validity
reticent
silent reserved
soporific
causing sleep
specious
deceptively attractive
stigma
mark of shame
torpor
extreme mental and physical sluggishness
venerate
deeply respect
veracity
filled with truth
vex
to annoy
compedium
an abstract
ancillary
subordinate to
countenance
look of support
espouse
give loyalty to
mainstay
chief support
munificent
liberal in giving
stalwart
firm and resolute
bilious
ill-humored
pettish
peevish
petulant
unreasonably irritable
pique
feel resentment
waspish
easily irritated
neophyte
beginner, novice
proselyte
beginner novice
callow
lacking maturity
incipient
beginning to exist
acrimonious
sharp language, tone
mordacious
caustic
trenchant
forceful, caustic
fatuous
unconsciously foolish
hackneyed
overuse leading to overfamiliarity
quotidian
commonplace
trite
uninteresting
dissipated
disperse
iniquity
immorality
libertine
without moral restraint
libidinous
having lustful desires
licentious
lacking moral discipline
reprobate
morally unprincipled
ribald
indulging lewd humor
facsimile`
exact copy
factitious
artificial
quintessence
pure essence of
vicarious
serving in place of
calumny
false statement
castigate
criticize severely
excoriate
censure strongly
gainsay
declare false
inveigh
protest
lambaste
berate
objurgate
scold
obloquy
calumny (false statement)
opprobrium
disgrace, contempt
pillory
rediculed and abused
remonstrate
plead in protest
revile
assail with abusive language
vituperate
criticize harshly
knell
mournful sound
obsequies
funeral rite
wraith
ghost
sepulchral
suggestive of grave
abnegate
renounce
temperate
self-restraint
peremptory
imperative
bemusing
to confuse
inscrutable
difficult to understand
recondite
abstruse
turbid
muddled
invidious
rouse resentment
rebarbative
irritate
limpid
transparant clearness
pellucid
clear
aberrant
deviating from norm
chagrin
annoyance, embarassment
compunction
unneasiness
contrition
sincere remorse
diffidence
shy
expiate
atone
foible
minor weakness
gaucherie
lack of tact
rue
feel regret
tantamount
equal in value
canard
deliberately false
chicanery
trick
duplicity
deliberately deceptive
ersatz
imitation
prevaricate
evade the truth
specious
seems true but actually not
spurious
not genuine
consanguine
of the same origin
distaff
characteristic of women
endogamous
within the limits of tribe
filial
relationship child to parent
scion
heir
doctrinaire
attached to practice
tendentious
partisan
exculpate
clear of guild
expiate
atone
chortle
joyful laugh
droll`
amusingly odd
gibe
make jeering remarks
raillery
banter
riposte
retort
simper
smile in silly way
arperture
opening
hiatus
gap space or time
interregnum
temporary suspension
interstice
space, esp. small
respite
short interval of rest
clement
mild merciful
largess
liberally bestowing gifts
magnanimous
couragously noble
unstinting
bestowed liberally
diaphanous
translucent
venal
open to bribery
rapacious
greedy
penurious
stingy
baleful
portending evil
dour
sternness
sardonic
cynically mocking
truculent
express bitter opposition
vitriolic
caustic
vituperation
abusive censure
deleterious
injurous
pernicious
deadly
raucous
harsh
strident
harsh, discordant
anathema
curse, formal ban
enmity
deep hatred
odium
contempt
rancor
deep ill-will
salubrious
favorable to health
salutory
healthy
churlish
bad disposition
tyro
beginner in learning
fulsome
insincere
ostensible
appearing as such
unctuous
characterized by insincere earnestness
descry
to discover by careful observation
indolent
habitually lazy
languid
lacking energy
lassitude
listlessness
torpid
lethargic
amulet
talismen
auspicious
encouraging, favorable
kismet
fate fortune
nemesis
source of harm
portentous
foreboding
propitiate
appease
providential
resulting from divine intervention
admonish
reprove gently
cavil
to find fault
exhort
urge by argument
hector
bully
martinet
rigid military discipline
reproof
rebuke, find fault
askance
with distrust
carom
collision with rebound
circuitous
taking roundabout way
sidle
move sideways
undulating
smooth, wave like
bombastic
gradiloquent, pompous speech or writing
circumlocution
use of unecessary wording
turgid
gradiloquent
propitiate
appease
slake
satisfy
esurient
hungry
inpecunious
poor
encomium
warm glowing praise
augur
soothsayer
fey
having visionary power
harbinger
a forerunner
presage
omen
prescient
one having foresight
fetter
restriction
forfend
to avert
occlude
obstruct
disconsolate
cheerless
elegiac
of mourning
lugubrious
dismal
threnody
poem song of mourning
intractable
stubborn
renitent
not pliant
succinct
concise and terse
diurnal
daily
craven
cowardly
pusillanimous
cowardly
recreant
disloyal
fealty
allegiance
probity
integrity
peripatetic
walking about
ambulatory
capable of walking
expatiate
speak, write and length
itinerant
traveling place to place
peregrination
traveling on foot
sojourn
temporary stay
stultify
to cripple
aphorism
terse statement of truth
apothegm
maxim
bromide
commonplace remark
dictum
authoritative pronouncement
epigram
concise, clever thought
sententious
pithy, terse energetic
abeyance
suspension
abjure
renounce under oath
abnegation
self-denial
abrogate
abolish
retrograde
reverting, moving backward