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satiate
to satisfy (as a need or desire) fully or to excess
mortal
causing or having caused death : FATAL
guffaw
a loud or boisterous burst of laughter
trite
not fresh or original
consecrate
dedicated to a sacred purpose
dilate
to enlarge or expand in bulk or extent. to become wide
rueful
mornful, regretful, pity, sympathy
impertinence
1 : the quality or state of being impertinent: as a : IRRELEVANCE.
impertinent: not pertinent, IRRELEVANT
churlish
marked by a lack of civility or graciousness : SURLY, vulgar
lithe
characterized by easy flexibility and grace
appropriation
2 : something that has been appropriated; specifically : money set aside by formal action for a specific use.
to set apart for or assign to a particular purpose or use
preempted
preempt:
1 : to acquire (as land) by preemption
2 : to seize upon to the exclusion of others : take for oneself *the movement was then preempted by a lunatic fringe*
3 : to replace with something considered to be of greater value or priority : take precedence over
muddle
1 : a state of especially mental confusion
2 : a confused mess
intoxicant
a : to excite or stupefy by alcohol or a drug especially to the point where physical and mental control is markedly diminished b : to excite or elate to the point of enthusiasm or frenzy
mirth
gladness or gaiety as shown by or accompanied with laughter
lassitude
a condition of weariness or debility : FATIGUE
castigate
to subject to severe punishment, reproof, or criticism
latent
present and capable of becoming though not now visible, obvious, active, or symptomatic *a latent infection*. LATENT, DORMANT, QUIESCENT, POTENTIAL
manifest
adj: readily perceived by the senses and especially by the sight
verb: to make evident or certain by showing or displaying
pilferage
to steal stealthily in small amounts and often again and again
inveterate
firmly established by long persistence, habitual
impertinent
not pertinent : IRRELEVANT.
not restrained within due or proper bounds especially of propriety or good taste
sagacity
of keen and farsighted penetration and judgment : DISCERNING
incorrigible
incapable of being corrected or amended. not reformable. not manageable : UNRULY
intemperate
opposite of temperate.
which means: marked by moderation: as a : keeping or held within limits : not extreme or excessive : MILD
opalescent
reflecting an iridescent light
monochromatic
having or consisting of one color or hue
impervious
not allowing entrance or passage : IMPENETRABLE
opulent
having a large estate or property : WEALTHY
discursive
moving from topic to topic without order : RAMBLING b : proceeding coherently from topic to topic
transmigrate
to cause to go from one state of existence or place to another
metamorphose
to change into a different physical form especially by supernatural means. to change strikingly the appearance or character of : TRANSFORM
ameliorate
to make better or more tolerable
inexorable
not to be persuaded, moved, avoided, or stopped : RELENTLESS
protean
displaying great diversity or variety : VERSATILE
undeviating
keeping a true course : UNSWERVING
magnanimous
showing or suggesting nobility of feeling and generosity of mind
imperious
marked by arrogant assurance : DOMINEERING
pedantic
one who makes a show of knowledge
dolorous
expressing misery or grief
capricious
IMPULSIVE, UNPREDICTABLE
obfuscate
to make obscure, confuse
decamp
to depart suddenly : ABSCOND
proscribe
to condemn or forbid as harmful or unlawful : PROHIBIT
routinize
to discipline in or reduce to a routine
juxtapose
to place side by side
tumid
marked by swelling : SWOLLEN, ENLARGED
insolent
insultingly contemptuous in speech or conduct : OVERBEARING
provocation
1 : the act of provoking : INCITEMENT
2 : something that provokes, arouses, or stimulates
oblique
not straightforward : INDIRECT
genuflect
to be servilely obedient or respectful
brook
to stand for : TOLERATE
enfranchise
to admit to the privileges of a citizen and especially to the right of suffrage
remiss
negligent in the performance of work or duty : CARELESS
extol
to praise highly : GLORIFY
lionize
to treat as an object of great interest or importance
arable
fit for or used for the growing of crops
luminary
a person of prominence or brilliant achievement, famous
kowtow
to kneel and touch the forehead to the ground in token of homage, worship, or deep respect
deference
respect and esteem due a superior or an elder
condescension
1 : voluntary descent from one's rank or dignity in relations with an inferior
2 : patronizing attitude or behavior
distillation
the process of purifying a liquid by successive evaporation and condensation
laconic
using or involving the use of a minimum of words : concise to the point of seeming rude or mysterious
peccadillo
a slight offense
asperity
1 : RIGOR, SEVERITY
2 a : roughness of surface : UNEVENNESS