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abscond
v to depart clandestinely; to steal off and hide
arduous
adj strenuous, taxing, requiring significant effort
belie
v to give a false impression of, to misrepresent
bombastic
adj pompous; grandiloquent
castigation
n severe criticism/punishment
censure
v to criticize severely; to officially rebuke
chicanery
n trickery/subterfuge
craven
adj contemptibly fainthearted, pusillanimous, lacking any courage
denigrate
v blacken, belittle, sully, defame, disparage
derision
n score, ridicule, contemptuous treatment
diatribe
n a harsh denunciation
discomfit
v to defeat, put down
dissemble
v to disguise/conceal; to mislead
furtive
adj marked by stealth; covert; surreptitious
garrulous
adj pointlessly talkative, talking too much
harangue
v to deliver a loud, pompous speech or tirade
impudent
adj shamelessly bold; insolent; impertinent
irascible
adj easily angered; prone to temperamental outbursts
malevolent
adj having or showing often vicious ill will, spite, or hatred
martial
adj associated with war and the armed forces
misanthrope
n one who hates humankind
morose
adj sad, sullen, melancholy
obdurate
adj unyielding, hardhearted, inflexible
obsequious
adj exhibiting a fawning attentiveness; subservient
onerous
adj troubling, burdensome
opprobrium
n disgrace, contempt, scorn
pedantic
adj ostentatious display of learning, excessive attention to minutiae and formal rules, unimaginative
recalcitrant
adj obstinately defiant of authority or guidance, difficult to manage
specious
adj seeming true, but actually false, misleadingly attractive
spurious
adj lacking authenticity or validity, false, counterfeit
tirade
n a long and extremely critical speech, harsh denunciation
vexation
n annoyance, irritation
acarpous
adj effect; no longer fertile; worn out
asseverate
v to aver; to allege; to assert
bilge
n bulge; the protuberance of a cask
cachinnate
v to laugh loudly
cadge
v to sponge/mooch
caparison
v to adorn or bedizen
captious
adj calculated to confuse/entrap in argument; hypercritical; caviling
cavil
v to find fault without good reason