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Acerbity
acidity, harshness
Apposite
fitting, relevant
Execrate
curse
Extemporaneous
spontaneous
Fulsome
offensively excessive
Innocuous
harmless
Mores
accepted rules of social behavior
Obloquy
disgrace
Potentate
monarch
Reticent
reserved, not speaking freely
Spurious
false or counterfeit
Statutes
laws
Trenchant
perceptive
Umbrage
offense or displeasure
Acrimonious
bitter, hostile, or spiteful
Amicable
friendliness
Ape
imitating
Apian
having to do with bees
Chased
ornamented with grooves or indentations
Chimera
an illusion
Chimerical
unreal, lies
Circumlocution
using too many words to get to a point
Desiccate
dry out completely
Desultory
random
Duplicity
deceptive, dishonest, misleading
Efficacy
usefulness, value, or worth
Factious
dissenting, as in a faction
Febrile
feverish, hysterical
Imprecation
a curse
Inauspicious
future doesn’t look good
Interdict
to forbid
Inveterate
habitual, established
Jejune
boring, insipid
Laconic
using very few words
Loquacious
talkative
Macerate
to make it thinner, emaciate
Martinet
person who is stupidly strict, from a French drill sergeant (Loius)
Mendicant
beggar
Mettlesome
spirited and courageous
Mollify
make it feel better or calmer
Oblique
indirect
Pelagic
having to do with oceans
Peregrination
traveling
Perfidy
faithlessness, break of trust, such as adultery
Pettifogging
deceit or trickery, chicanery
Pithy
small or short and to the point
Proclivity
inclination or tendency
Promulgate
advocate, publicly promote, my father promulgates John Kerrey
Propitiate
to make favorably
Prosaic
dull or unimaginative
Quixotic
idealistic
Refectory
institution dining hall
Solicitude
a state of uneasiness, anxiety, or concern
Spendthrift
somebody who spends money extravagantly and often recklessly
Turgid
swollen or bloated, meaningless rhetoric, too many words
Veracity
the truth, accuracy, or precision of something
Votary
person bound by religious vows, as a nun