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Proselyte
Acolyte
Acolyte
A servile attendant, assistant, helper
Contumacious
Adamant
Importunate
Adamant
Imprimatur
Approbation
Berm
A mound of earth piled up against a wall or road
Bumptious
Overly and offensively self-assertive
Bodacious
Bumptious, brazen, audacious, overbearing
Effloresce
To bloom or flower, blossom
Inveigle
Cajole, lure, wheedle, coax
jingoism
excessive patriotism
winsome
coquettish/attractive or alluring
deign
to condescend, deem another one worthy in accordance with one's own sense of self-worth
pestiferous
deleterious
dilatory
intentionally causing a delay, dilly-dallying
dint
force, power= puissance. can also mean dent/nick
dupe
person who is easily fooled
mountebank
a fraud (person)
sanguine
optimistic, hopeful, cheerful
emendation
to correct and improve
punctilious
meticulous, fastidious, etc.
provender
fodder; course food for livestock and generally any fuel for human thought and behavior
pabulum
any nourishment for animals or plants
refractory
incorrigble
incorrigible
unmanageable, unruly, uncontrollable, incapable of being reformed
jingoism
excessive patriotism
winsome
coquettish/attractive or alluring
deign
to condescend, deem another one worthy in accordance with one's own sense of self-worth
pestiferous
deleterious
dilatory
intentionally causing a delay, dilly-dallying
dint
force, power= puissance. can also mean dent/nick
dupe
person who is easily fooled
mountebank
a fraud (person)
sanguine
optimistic, hopeful, cheerful
emendation
to correct and improve
punctilious
meticulous, fastidious, etc.
provender
fodder; course food for livestock and generally any fuel for human thought and behavior
pabulum
any nourishment for animals or plants
refractory
incorrigble
incorrigible
unmanageable, unruly, uncontrollable, incapable of being reformed
refractory
incorrigble
obdurate
incorrigble
incumbent
pressed or emphatically urged, curently in ofice
ingenuous noun=ingenuousness
acting or speakign in a candid manner, naive, unsophisticated, innocent
ingenious noun=ingenuity
invective
peregrinations
journeys or travels
laconic
brief and to the point (unlike taciturn or reticent, which mean not wiling to speak)
sententious
laconic
lugubrious
dismal, depressing, or mournful usually exagerratedyl so)
mendicant
living by begging for money or food
mendicity or mendicancy
act of begging
mordant
biting or stinging (remark/expression)
trenchant
mordant
pendant
acrimonious
nugatory
futile, worhtless, of no realvalue
obdurate
unyielding, stubborn , unmoved by persuaion, especiallywith respect tomoral influence
recidivistic
retuning to a life of crime
odious
deservign or causing hatred or scorn, detestable, ofensive
odium
hatred, loathing, antipathy, obloquy
pastiche
assortment or variety
vaunting
behavior of an ostentatious person
opprobrious
deprecatory, derisive
prodigious
adj. for person w/penchant for spending money
risible
adj. for person w/penchant for laughing
perfidy
intentioanl breach of faith or trust
insouciance
diffidence, apathy
baleful
eating a bale of hay is deleterious to your health; pernicious
petulant
irritable, grumpy, iracsible
pusillanimous
cowardly, faint hearted, timid, craven, timorous
recondite
difficult to understand, obscure
refractory
incorrigble
obdurate
incorrigble
incumbent
pressed or emphatically urged, curently in ofice
ingenuous noun=ingenuousness
acting or speakign in a candid manner, naive, unsophisticated, innocent
ingenious noun=ingenuity
invective
peregrinations
journeys or travels
laconic
brief and to the point (unlike taciturn or reticent, which mean not wiling to speak)
sententious
laconic
lugubrious
dismal, depressing, or mournful usually exagerratedyl so)
mendicant
living by begging for money or food
mendicity or mendicancy
act of begging
mordant
biting or stinging (remark/expression)
trenchant
mordant
pendant
acrimonious
nugatory
futile, worhtless, of no realvalue
reconnoiter
to investigate unknown territory ahead
risible
laughable, comical, ludicrous, given to or easily aroused to laughter
sardonic
disdainful, contemptuous, scornful
recalcitrance
sedition
contumacy
sedition
sedulous
diligent, persevering, untiring, indefatigable
assiduous
untiring, diligent, persevering, unflagging, unremitting
solicitous
worried, concerned, anxious, distraught (esp. over the safety and wellbeing of others)
stentorian
booming, resonant, thundering
stultify
to cause to appear foolish, to impair or to render ineffective or futile
taciturn
silent, reserved, uncommunicative
tacit
silent
parity
tantamount, commensurate, akin, cognate
tort
legal term denoting certain non-criminal wrongful acts
sinuous
twisting, curving, winding, not direct or straight, serpentine
travesty
a comical and ludicrous parody, portrayign something as ridiculous, a debased imtation
trenchant
insightful, keen, pentrating
perspicacious
perceptive
turbid
cloudy, muddy
turpitude
depravity, wickednedd
truculnt
fierce, cruel, brutal, ferocious
dissolute
depraved, wicked, sordid
venal
able to be bought, corruptible
vicissitude
change or ariation in the course of smthg- esp in circumstance or fortue in life
vituperate
scold harshly
winnow
separate, scatter, esp sif tout good from bad
vagility
innate ability to disperse
attenuate
to make somthg pleasant and less severe: serena used aspirin to assuage her pounding headache.
banal
predictable, cliched, boring: he sued banal phrases like have a nice day or another day, another dollar.
chauvinist
s.o. prejudiced to a group in which he or she belongs: the attitude that men are inherently superior to women an therfore must be obeyed is comon among male chauvinists.
cogent
convincing and well-reasoned, "swayed by the cogent argument o the defense, the jury had no choice but to acquit the defendant"
chicanery
deception by means of guile and craft "dishonest car salesmen often use chicanery to sell their beat up old cars"
condone
to OVERLOO, ignore, disregard, pardon. "some theorists believe that failing to prosecute minor crimes is the same as conding an air of lawlessness"
credulous
too trusting, gullible "although som four0year old beleiv int eh Easter buny, only the most credulous nine-year olds beleive in him"
deference
respect, courtesy
desiccate
to dry thoroughly out. "after a few weeks of lying on the bakign desert's sand, the cow's carcass had become completely desiccated"
diatribe
an abusive, condemnatory speech
diffident
lackign self confidence "Steve's diffident manner during ht job interview stemmed from his nervous nature and lack of experienc ein hte field"
dilettante
someone with an amaturish and superficial interst in a topic. "Jerrys friends were such dilettantes that they seemed to have new jobs or hobbies every week"
disabuse
to set right, to free from error. "Galileo's observations disabusd scholars of the notion that the sun revolved around the earth"
dissemble
to present a false appearance, to disguise one's real intentions or character
enervate
to reduce in strength
engender
to bring about, cause, produce. "his fear and hatred of clowns was engendered when he witnessed the death of his father at the hands o a clown"
exculpate
to clear from blame, prove innocent
florid
excessively decorated or embellished. "th epalace had been deocratedin an excessivel florid style, every surface had been carved and gilded"
foment
to arouse or incite. "the protestors tried to foment feeling againdt teh war through their speeches and demonstrations"
impetuous
quick to act without thinking. "it is not good for an investment broker to be impetuous, since much thought should be given to all th e possible outcomes"
inchoate
not fully formed, disorganized
ingenuous
showing innocence or childlike simplicity. "She was so ingenuous that her friends feared that her innocence and trustfulness would be exploited when she visited the big city"
intransigent
uncompromising, refusing to be reconciled. "the professor was intransigent on the deadline, insisting that everyone turn the assignment in at the same time"
malinger
to eade responsiblity by pretending to be ill. "a common way to avoid the draft was by malingering- pretending to be physically or mentally ill so as to avoid being taken by the army"
obdurate
hardened in feeling, resistant to persuasion. "the president was completely obdurate on the issue, no amoun of presuasion would change his mind"
obsequious
overly submissive and eager to please. "the obsequious new associate made sure to compliemnt her supervisor's tie and agree with him on every isse"
occlude
to stop up, to prevent the passge of "a shadow is thrown acorss the earth's surface during a solar eclipse, when the light frm the sun is occluded by the moon"
onerous
troublesome, burdensome, oppressive. "the assignment proved so extensive and difficult that it was onerous to the team asssigned to it"
opprobrium
public disgrace. "after the scheme to embezzle the elderly was made public, the treasurer resgend in utter oprobrium"
paragon
model of perfection or excellence. She is th paragon of what a judge should be: honest, intelligent, and just.
precipitate
to throw violently or bring about abruptly, lacking deliberation. "upon learning that the couple married after knowing each other for only two months, friends and family members excptected such a precipitous marriage to end in divorce"
prevaricate
to lie or deviate from the truth. "rather than admit that he overslept again, the amployee prevaricated and claimed that heavy traffic was the reason"
prodigal
lavish, wasteful. "the prodigal son quickyl wasted all of his inheritance on a lavish lifestlye devoted to pleasure"
propitiate
to conciliate, appease. "teh management propitiated the irate union by agreeing to raise wages for its members"
quiescent
motionless. "many animals are quiescent over the winter months, minimizing activity in order to conserve energy"
rarefy
to make thinner or sparser.
specious
deceptively attractive, seemingly plausible bu fallacious
vacillate
to sway physically, to be indecisive. "the customer held up the line as he vacillated between ordering chocolate chip or rocy road ice cream"
act/ag
to do, to drive, to force, to lead. agile, agitate, litigate, prodigal, synagogue
ad/al
to toward near. adapt, adjacent, address, adhere, advocate, etc.
al/ali/alter
another, other. alias, alien, alter ego, allegory, etc.
am
love. amateur, enamored, amicable, amity, amenity, etc.
ante
before. anterior, antebellum, antediluvian
apo
away. apology, apostle, apocolypse, apostacy (deserting ones relgion, beliefs), etc.
bel
war. antebellum, belligerent, rebel, etc
ben/bon
good. benefit, bonus, bna fide, etc.
cad/cid
to fall, happen by chance. accident, conincidence, decadent (decaying), cascade, recidivist, etc.
cap/cip/cept
to take, to get. capture, anticipate, susceptible, percipient (discerning), etc.
propitiate
to conciliate, appease. "teh management propitiated the irate union by agreeing to raise wages for its members"
quiescent
motionless. "many animals are quiescent over the winter months, minimizing activity in order to conserve energy"
rarefy
to make thinner or sparser.
specious
deceptively attractive, seemingly plausible bu fallacious
vacillate
to sway physically, to be indecisive. "the customer held up the line as he vacillated between ordering chocolate chip or rocy road ice cream"
act/ag
to do, to drive, to force, to lead. agile, agitate, litigate, prodigal, synagogue
ad/al
to toward near. adapt, adjacent, address, adhere, advocate, etc.
al/ali/alter
another, other. alias, alien, alter ego, allegory, etc.
am
love. amateur, enamored, amicable, amity, amenity, etc.
ante
before. anterior, antebellum, antediluvian
apo
away. apology, apostle, apocolypse, apostacy (deserting ones relgion, beliefs), etc.
bel
war. antebellum, belligerent, rebel, etc
ben/bon
good. benefit, bonus, bna fide, etc.
cad/cid
to fall, happen by chance. accident, conincidence, decadent (decaying), cascade, recidivist, etc.
cap/cip/cept
to take, to get. capture, anticipate, susceptible, percipient (discerning), etc.
propitiate
to conciliate, appease. "teh management propitiated the irate union by agreeing to raise wages for its members"
quiescent
motionless. "many animals are quiescent over the winter months, minimizing activity in order to conserve energy"
rarefy
to make thinner or sparser.
specious
deceptively attractive, seemingly plausible bu fallacious
vacillate
to sway physically, to be indecisive. "the customer held up the line as he vacillated between ordering chocolate chip or rocy road ice cream"
act/ag
to do, to drive, to force, to lead. agile, agitate, litigate, prodigal, synagogue
ad/al
to toward near. adapt, adjacent, address, adhere, advocate, etc.
al/ali/alter
another, other. alias, alien, alter ego, allegory, etc.
am
love. amateur, enamored, amicable, amity, amenity, etc.
ante
before. anterior, antebellum, antediluvian
apo
away. apology, apostle, apocolypse, apostacy (deserting ones relgion, beliefs), etc.
bel
war. antebellum, belligerent, rebel, etc
ben/bon
good. benefit, bonus, bna fide, etc.
cad/cid
to fall, happen by chance. accident, conincidence, decadent (decaying), cascade, recidivist, etc.
cap/cip/cept
to take, to get. capture, anticipate, susceptible, percipient (discerning), etc.
propitiate
to conciliate, appease. "teh management propitiated the irate union by agreeing to raise wages for its members"
quiescent
motionless. "many animals are quiescent over the winter months, minimizing activity in order to conserve energy"
rarefy
to make thinner or sparser.
specious
deceptively attractive, seemingly plausible bu fallacious
vacillate
to sway physically, to be indecisive. "the customer held up the line as he vacillated between ordering chocolate chip or rocy road ice cream"
act/ag
to do, to drive, to force, to lead. agile, agitate, litigate, prodigal, synagogue
ad/al
to toward near. adapt, adjacent, address, adhere, advocate, etc.
al/ali/alter
another, other. alias, alien, alter ego, allegory, etc.
am
love. amateur, enamored, amicable, amity, amenity, etc.
ante
before. anterior, antebellum, antediluvian
apo
away. apology, apostle, apocolypse, apostacy (deserting ones relgion, beliefs), etc.
bel
war. antebellum, belligerent, rebel, etc
ben/bon
good. benefit, bonus, bna fide, etc.
cad/cid
to fall, happen by chance. accident, conincidence, decadent (decaying), cascade, recidivist, etc.
cap/cip/cept
to take, to get. capture, anticipate, susceptible, percipient (discerning), etc.