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Abhor
Hate utterly, loathe, detest.
Apposite
Well adapted; suitable or fit; relevant.
Culpable
Guilty, responsible, deserving blame.
Disconsolate
Deeply dejected and dispirited; hopelessly sad; comfortless.
Extirpate
To eradicate; root out; destroy; exterminate.
Indefatigable
Continuing without fatigue; untiring; unflagging.
Inscrutable
Unable to be understood; unfathomable; mysterious.
Myriad
A large and indefinite number.
Perilous
Dangerous.
Torpor
Apathy, profound lack of energy or activity, lethargy, lassitude.
Abate
To decrease; to become less in strength or violence.
Acme
The top or highest point; the culmination.
Acclimate
To habituate to a climate not native.
Afoot
In motion; in action; astir; in progress.
Allegory
A work of art (story, painting, etc) in which a secondary meaning underlies the obvious message.
Aloof
aloof (adj):

Detached, unsympathetic, distant, feeling superior.
Anathema
anathema (adj):

Greatly detested; seen to be accursed or damned.
Ascetic
ascetic (adj):

Extremely rigid in self-denial and devotions; austere; severe.
Avarice
Avarice (noun):

Greediness after wealth; covetousness; an excessive desire of gain.
Balmy
balmy (adj):

Soothing; refreshing; mild.
Belabor
belabor (verb):

To beat soundly (as a point); to work diligently.
Bellicose
bellicose (adj):

Inclined to war or contention; warlike; pugnacious.
Bequest
bequest (noun):

That which is left by will, esp. personal property; a legacy; also, a gift.
Beseech
beseech (verb):

To ask or entreat with urgency; to supplicate; to implore.
Blight
blight (noun):

That which impairs or destroys; mildew; decay
Collateral
collateral (adj):

Acting indirectly; having lesser importance.
Colloqial
colloquial (adj):

Pertaining to, or used in, conversation, especially common and familiar conversation.
Complicity
complicity (noun):

Partnership in wrong-doing.
Copious
copious (adj):

Large in quantity or amount; plentiful; abundant; fruitful.
Decant
decant (verb):

To pour from one vessel into another.
Decrepitude
Decrepitude (noun):

The broken state produced by decay and the infirmities of age.
Deferential
deferential (adj):

Showing courteous or ingratiating respect.
Detain
detain (verb):

To hold back.
Dogma
dogma (noun):

Prevailing code, tenet or doctrine.
Duress
duress (noun):

Compulsion by threat.
Emaciate
emaciate (verb):

To become or to cause to become very thin, as when starving.
Enigma
enigma (noun):

A puzzle; a dark, obscure, or inexplicable saying; something that cannot be adequately explained.
Expatriate
expatriate (noun):

One formerly of a country, now living elsewhere.
Extrapolate
extrapolate (verb):

To expand given knowledge in order to make a prediction or conclusion about the unknown.
Febrile
febrile (adj):

Indicating fever, or derived from it.
Gall
gall (noun):

Impudence; brazen assurance, something bitter or severe.
Galvanize
galvanize (verb):

To plate or coat with metal by means of electricity; to stimulate, rouse, stir.
Gestate
gestate (verb):

To carry in the uterus during pregnancy.
Impassive
impassive (adj):

Not showing emotion; disinterested; unmoved.
Impudent
impudent (adj):

Bold and sassy; marked by disregard for others.
Inclement
inclement (adj):

Physically severe or harsh; rough (as in weather).
Indigent
indigent (adj):

Needy; poor; in want.
Infernal
infernal (adj):

Having the quality of hell.
Inimical
inimical (adj):

Hostile, opposed. Acting against, adverse and damaging.
Introspective
introspective (adj):

Given to self-examination.
Inveigh
inveigh (verb):

To complain or criticize strongly.
Lexicon
lexicon (noun):

A dictionary or a vocabulary particular to a subject.
Locution
locution (noun):

Talk, speech.
Minatory
minatory (adj):

Threatening or menacing.
Mollify
mollify (verb):

Soothe or reassure; make less intense.
Naive
naive (adj):

Innocent, inexperienced in worldly ways; honest, simple and straighforward; easily convinced, credulous, gullible.
Nascent
nascent (adj):

In beginning stages, recently born.
Neophyte
neophyte (noun):

Beginner, novice.
Niggardly
niggardly (adj):

Lacking generosity; stingy.
Nubile
nubile (adj):

Marriable; sexually mature.
Pecuniary
pecuniary (adj):

Relating to money.
Pedantic
pedantic (adj):

Displaying or showing off trivial knowledge; overly concerned with technicalities and rules.
Predominate
predominate (adj):

Most characteristic or most important.
Primeval
primeval (adj):

Belonging to the first ages; primitive.
Prodigious
prodigious (adj):

Of great size, power or amount; amazing.
Profound
profound (adj):

Deep; intense.
Propagate
propagate (verb):

To have young or issue; to be produced or multiplied (as with plants.)
Proponent
proponent (noun):

One who makes a proposal, or lays down a proposition.
Purvey
purvey (verb):

Supply, generally in a business context.
quorum
quorum (noun):

Minimum number of people required to hold an official meeting.
Recourse
recourse (noun):

An attempt to find assistance or protection, a source of aid.
Relegate
relegate (verb):

To remove, usually to an inferior position; to transfer.
Rend
rend (verb):

To tear one's clothes.
Repudiate
repudiate (verb):

To cast off, to refuse to have anything to do with.
Specious
specious (adj):

Seeming to be correct (or beautiful) when not really so.
Staid
staid (adj):

Sober; grave; sedate.
Tawdry
tawdry (adj):

Showy, but without taste or elegance.
Travesty
travesty (noun):

A burlesque translation or imitation of a work; a mockery.
Truncate
truncate (verb):

Cut short, break off.
Usurp
usurp (verb):

To seize, and hold in possession, by force, or without right.
Vexation
vexation (noun):

Agitation; disquiet; trouble; irritation.
Waffle
waffle (verb):

To speak or write in a vague manner; to be unable to decide between things.
Waggish
waggish (adj):

Mischievous in sport; frolicsome.
Waif
waif (noun):

A wanderer; a castaway; a stray; a homeless child.