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abate
We abated our trips to Rusty's cause we were getting FAT.
to reduce in amount or severity
abscond
We absconded the expensive restaurant in Dallas.
to leave secretly
adulterate
Pure unadulterated fun
to make impure
aesthetic
Art is aesthetic
concerning beauty
amalgamate
AT&T and Cingular amalgamated
to combine
ameliorate
Claritin ameliorates my allergies.

I need to ameliorate my quiz average to raise my grade
to make better, to improve
anachronism
Far out and groovy
something out of the wrong place and time
antagonize
Daniel loves to antagonize me in the morning
to annoy or provoke
antipathy
I have a strong antipathy for Toby Keith
dislike
arbitrate
The judge has to arbitrate frequently in divorce court
to settle a dispute between two parties
archaic
Dinosaurs are archaic
ancient
ardor
I have an ardor for Daniel.
intense passion
assuage
claritin assuages my allergies
to make something unpleasant less severe
attenuate
The rain attenuated my drive to be productive.
to weaken
audacious
Sky-divers are audacious
fearless
austere
Our living room is austere compared to our bedrooms
undecorated
banal
vocabulary words are so banal
boring, cliche, predictable
bolster
daniel can almost always bolster my attitude
to support
bombastic
ashiq is ridiculously bombastic
pompous in speech and manner
cacophony
crows make cacophonies
harsh noise
candid
candid camera!!
impartial and honest in speech
capricious
i rely on other people to make decisions for me since i am so capricious
changing ones mind frequently
castigate
i eventually left mom's cause she was always castigating me
to punish
caustic
daniel's sense of humor is corny but caustic
biting wit
chicanery
matilda's dad is guilt of chicanery
deception by craft
cogent
jack bauer is very cogent in speech
convincing
condone
Mom: "I can not condone that steph"
to overlook, pardon, disregard
convoluted
I hate physics problems because they seem so convulted
complicated
corroborate
if you want to prove your innocence, you will have to corroborate
to provide supporting evidence
credulous
i am so credulous, especially with men like papa, stan and march.
too trusting, gullible
crescendo
opposite of decrescendo
increase in volume or force
decorum
kyle often lacks decorum
appropriateness of behavior
deference
one must show deference to authority
respect
deride
Daniel always derides me by saying "baaabe"
to mock
desiccate
In chem lab we use a vacuum and filter to dessicate chemicals
to dry out thoroughly
desultory
my thoughts are often desultory, lacking a patterned line of thought
jumping from one thing to another
diatribe
mel gibson
harsh speech/criticism
diffident
he didn't get the job because he was obviously diffident
lacking self-confidence
dilatory
daniel's snooze habits are so dilatory
intended to delay
dilettante
i am no jack bauer dilettante
amateur/superficial interest
dirge
these are a frequent after the death of a loved one
funeral hymn, mournful speech
disabuse
science is continuously disabusing past theories
to free from error
discern
it's easy to discern between black and whtie
to differentiate
disparate
the twins were identically physical but their personalities were disparate
different
dissemble
to be a con artist one has to be good at dissembling
present a false apperance
dissonance
cognitive dissonance
harsh, disagreeable combination
dogmatic
daniel can be rather dogmatic during arguments
dictatorial in one's opinion
dupe
con artists constantly dupe those around them

related to chicanery
to deceive
efficacy
we need to increase the efficacy of our services
effectiveness
elegy
synonym of dirge
mournful speech
eloquent
candidates such as biden and obama are rather eloquent
persuasive
emulate
i try to emulate jenni's attitudes to be a better person
to copy
enervate
synonym of attenuate
to reduce in strength (weaken)
engender
dortch engendered my love for chemistry
to produce
enigma
riddler
puzzle, mystery
enumerate
i LOVE to enumerate everything!
to count, list, itemize
ephemeral
the rain made our tennis trip ephemeral
short-lasting
equivocate
during debates, candidates often dodge the question via an equivocation
double meaning to mislead
erudite
if you graduated from harvard you are no doubt erudite
scholarly
esoteric
the details of quantum physics are esoteric
known to only a few
estimable
jenni is so estimable
admirable
eulogy
i prefer eulogies at funeral rather than dirges or elegies
praiseful speech
euphemism
slept together is a euphemism for had sex
less offensive word in replace of a harsher one
exacerbate
opposite of ameliorate or assuage
to make worse
exculpate
synonym of exonerate
to clear from blame
exigent
this is an exigent matter and demands your immediate attention
urgent
exonerate
synonym of exculpate
to clear from blame
fawn
i fawn over jack bauer
to grove
fervid
i am rather fervid and irascible during that time of the month
intensely emotional
florid
kathleens house is rather florid
excessively decorated
foment
synonym of antagonize
to arouse
garrulous
synonym of loquacious
talkative
gregarious
kristin and daniel are gregarious, but aaron and i arent
outgoing
guile
related to dupe, chicanery
deceit
iconoclast
charley is an iconoclast
one who opposes traditional beliefs
imperturbable
super glue ensures things are imperturbable
unable of being disturbed
impervious
dialysis bags are far from impervious
unable to be penentrated
impetuous
drunkards are often impetuous, feeling regret in the morning for their actions
act without thinking
implacable
root plac
unable to be pleased
inchoate
i get stressed out if my room gets to inchoate
disorganized
ingenous
synonym for naive
innocence
inimical
jack bauer sometimes get rather inimical while interrogating suspects
hostile
innocuous
female black widows are poisonous but male ones are typically innocuous
harmless
insipid
24 is NOT insipid, but the history channel is
lacking interest
intransigent
the professor was intransigent about the deadline, it had to be turned in by 4.
uncompromising
inundate
hurricane katrine inundated new orleans
to overwhelm, to cover with water
irascible
i am often fervid and irasible during that time of the month
easy to anger
laconic
opposite of verbose
using few words
lament
stan laments the loss of cherokee
to greive
laud
mom never forgets to laud me, constantly reminding me how proud she is of me
to give praise
lavish
mantle pays janie lavishly.
to give unsparingly, extravagant
loquacious
synonym of garrulous
talkative
lucid
the quizzes in biochem lab are never lucid, but always confusing
clear
malinger
playing hookie
evade responsibility by pretending to be ill
misanthrope
oscar the grouch
someone who dislikes others
mitigate
tony's sentence may be mitigated since he served the country
to soften, to lessen
mollify
the arugment was so intense even a compromise would not mollify it
to calm or make less severe
obdurate
daniel is rather obdurate in his political beliefs
hardended in feeling, resistant to persuasion
obsequious
i am so obsequious, doing anything to make my friends happy
overly submissive, eager to please
obstinate
redheads are obstinate
stubborn
obviate
the rain obviated the need to water the grass
to prevent, to make unneccessary
occlude
a cork occludes a wine bottle
to stop
onerous
the lab report was so extensive it was onerous
troublesome
opporbium
scarlet letter led to opporbium
public disgrace
ostentation
the ostentation of the king was evident in his lavish palace
excessive showiness
paragon
she was such a good student teachers referred to her as a paragon
a model of excellence
pedant
he was such a pedant, always boasting of his knowledge
one who shows off learning
perfidious
the actress' friend was perfidious, telling all to the journalist
willing to betray the trust of others
perfunctory
after so much time at a job, daily tasks were perfunctory
done in a routine way, indifferent
placate
root plac
to soothe or pacify
pragmatic
opposite of idealistic
practical
precipitate
related to impetuous in a way
to throw violently or bring about abruptly, lacking deliberation
pervaricate
i had to prevaricate about my absence in class
to lie
pristine
in pristine condition
fresh and clean
prodigal
unlike mom and i who use every last drop of everything
lavish, wasteful
propitiate
unfortunately, sometimes the president must propitiate a terrorists demands
to conciliate, to appease
propriety
as dgs, there is a certain propreity we must maintain
correct behavior
prudence
she showed prudence by getting a job as well as excelling in school
wisome, caution, restraint
pungent
too much garlic can be pungent
harsh to the senses
quiescent
juliet lay on her bed quiescent
motionless
rarefy
i wish i did not have to go on a diet to rarefy myself
to make thinner or sparser
repudiate
claimes are repudiated by opposing evidence
to reject the validity of
reticent
synonym of taciturn
silent, reserved
satiate
sat = saturated
to satisfy fully or overindulge
soporific
turkey has a chemical that makes it a soporific food
causing sleep
specious
his lie was specious, he was obviously not where he said he was
plausible but fallacious
stolid
solid-unwavering-->
unemotional
sublime
sublime is sublime
grand
tacit
extreme of laconic
done without using words
taciturn
synonym of reticent, opposite of loquacious or garrulous
silent, not talkative
tirade
mel gibson
long harsh speech or verbal attack
torpor
after the long hike we all experienced torpor
mental and physical sluggishness
transitory
transition, synonym of ephemeral
temporary
vacillate
i often vacillate between diet coke or diet mountain dew
to sway physically, to be indecisive
venerate
i venerate my papa, the most intelligent man i know
to respect deeply
veracity
root ver
filled with truth
fallible
capable of being wrong
fickle
inconstant
endemic
indigenous, unique to area
seminal
influential
enigmatic
mysterious
vinter
someone who sells wine
harangue
tirade
credence
belief in the truth of something
obtuseness
dullness
percipient
quick-witted
omniscience
all-knowing
prescient
know something before it happens
deference
submission, groveling
profligate
spendthrift, recklessly extravagant
cantankerous
grouchy
restitution
payment for wrongdoing
grievance
complaint, expect payback
winnow
to remove chaff (grain husks) from harvested crops
feral
wild, opportunity of domesticated
visceral
intuitive
elastic
resilient
jeopardy
danger
amity
friendship
urbanity
smooth character
pliant
flexible
peremptory
authoritative
cursory
hasty
pedigreed
purebred
extol
laud
decry
belittle
sully
to stain
exhume
dig dead body out of the ground
sprightly
lively
torpid
slow
corporeal
of the body or flesh
pallid
pale
acrimonious
bitter
blithe
joyous
germane
relevant
callow
young, immature
dour
gloomy
modish
stylish
exhaustive
thorough
sanguine
calm
sententious
full of pithy maxims
desultory
inconsistent
acrimonious
caustic, bitter
futility
hopelessness
perdition
damnation
bull
male moose
ruminate
extreme of reflect
brood
extreme of worry
allay
to relieve or lessen
panegyric
praise
paean
praise
rectory
where clerics live
potentate
monarch
manse
mansion
mendicant
beggar
refectory
dining hall
votary
ex-nun
vicar
cleric
peregrination
act of traveling
gyration
act of revolving
extraneous
irrelevant
elusive
hard to pin down
laxity
carlessness, lack of discipline
buoyancy
lightness
proclivity
inclination, tendency
anomalous
abnormal
promulgate
publically advocate
reticence
taciturn
merecurial
changeable, erratic
antedate
pre-date
prognosticate
tell the future
appraise
rate
puissant
powerful
evanescent
short-lived
copious
plentiful
paucity
scarcity
penury
great poverty
destitute
ppor
munficence
generosity
windfall
bonus
resplendent
brilliantly colored
torrid
extremely hot
pallid
pale
ineffable
can't be expressed in words
enrapture
cause to feel great pleasure
consecrate
to bless
hidebound
extreme of rigid
chary
shy
palliate
to lessen
ostracize
to banish, exclude
abject
miserable
exalted
elevated
affectation
pretense or arficial behavior
artlessness
naturalness
decimation
complete destruction
effrontery
impudence (disrespect)
imprecation
curse
impugn
verbal attack
turgid
swollen, overly ornate
pithy
writing to the point
equanimity
calmness
factious
dissenting (ant: cooperative)
arduous
difficult
interdict
to forbid
sanction
to permit
chimerical
unreal
vitriol
severe criticism, abuse
tedium
boredom
trepidation
apprehension
jettison
get rid of
puritanical ant
permissive
espouse
favor
reconcile
settle a dispute
heretical
against religion
travail
hard work
indolence
laziness
impudence
disrespectful
insolence
disrespectful
eminence
high rank
epistles
letters
ditties
songs
ingenuity
inventively talented
misapprehended
misunderstood
recant
reverse a statement of belief
conscription
forced
rapprochment
reestablish relations between countries
cobbler
shoe-maker
chandler
candle-maker
executrix
women to execute
inflammable
easily ignited
truss
provides support
skein
length of yarn in loose coil
legerdemain
skill used by magician
unscathed
lacks damage
protraction
increase duration
altercation
argument
parody
characterization altered for comic effect
concilating
pleasing
proponent
one who supports a theory
adherent
one who argues a belief
outfox
win by superior strategy
blandishments
flattering to coax
platitudes
trite dull remarks
deposed
kicked out
tidings
news, info
exercise
annoy, make uneasy
apocryphal
of doubtful authenticity
phelgm
sluggishness of termperament
dither
act without purpose
inure
become used to
rejoinder
response
proclivity
predisposition
prudence
wisdom
scintilla
trace amount
umbrage
offense
noisome
stinking
multifarious
diverse
maudlin
overly sentimental
cupidity
greed/materialistic
largess
generous giving
hegemony
domination by one group
intrepidity
fearless courage
antipathy
strong dislike
cosset
to pamper
lampoon
ridicule with satire
ossify
to harden
husband
manage economically
sardonic
cynical
salubrious
healthful
gaunt
thin
etheral
heavenly
abet
aide
sentinent
aware
stoic
expressionless
prolix
wordy
diaphanous
delicate
intrepidity
fearless courage
antipathy
strong dislike
cosset
to pamper
lampoon
ridicule with satire
ossify
to harden
husband
manage economically
sardonic
cynical
salubrious
healthful
gaunt
thin
etheral
heavenly
abet
aide
sentinent
aware
stoic
expressionless
prolix
wordy
diaphanous
delicate
trinchant
incisive
kindle
ignite, inspire
burnish
to polish
slake
calm down
furtive
secret
foment
arouse, incite
quash
suppress
hoary
very old
tangential
digressing, extraneous
unconscionate
unfair
monastic
austere
voluble
talkative
tawdry
gaudy, cheap
intrepid
fearless
lachrymose
tearful
perspicacious
keen-witted, caustic
inimical
hostile
surly
rude
glib
easily fluent, insincere attitude
ignoble
low moral standards
wily
clever, deception
judicious
sensible
lionize
treat as celebrity
palliate
mitigate
vim
vitality, energy
polemic
verbal attack
invective
abusive language
cognizant
be aware
bawdry
racy
superfluous
unneccessary