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abridge
to shorten or diminish
abrogate
to abolish
afoot
developing or in the process of happening
anomaly
irregularity; straying from the norm
antiquated
obsolete; out of fashion; no longer usable
baseness
the quality of lacking higher values
bestial
brutal without reason; having the attributes of a savage
bourgeois
pertaining to the middle class
brazen
shameless; insolent; disrespetful
carnal
marked by sexuality that is often frank and unrelieved by higher emotions
chary
careful; cautious
chide
to voice disapproval; to scold
circumscribed
restricted or limited
clemency
leniency
cognate
related
communal
pertaining to a group or community
compliance
a yielding; acquiescence
confound
to cause one to become confused
conjecture
an inference or conclusion drawn or deduced by surmise or guesswork
consonance
agreement or harmony
convocation
an assembly where there is a coming together
cursory
superficial
desultory
disconnected; rambling
dexterous
skillful and active with the hands; manually adroit and skillful
discord
a lack of agreement; strife; tension
edifying
instructing and improving spiritually or morally
ensconce
to place securely; to conceal
entreaty
a plea; an earnest request
equivocal
ambiguous; usually intended to deceive
extant
still in existence
factitious
artificial
felicitous
happy or delightful
felling
cutting down or knocking down a tree; killing
forbearance
patience; lenience
forestalled
prevented or delayed beforehand
fret
to worry or be annoyed
galling
very irritating
germane
important to the issue at hand; pertaining to
gilded
covered with gold or having a golden color; having a background of wealth
grate
to cause irritation
gratis
free
gravity
seriousness; importance
heed
to give attention
hie
to go quickly; to hasten
homage
a reverential regard; respect shown by external action
impalpable
vague; not easily understood
importunity
an insistent and pressing demand
incorporeal
having no material or tangible form
ingenuity
cleverness; inventiveness; resourcefulness
inter
to deposit a dead body into a grave
invidious
causing ill will; offensive
jaded
weary from overuse; surfeited
jocund
sprightly and lighthearted in disposition, character or quality
malinger
to feign sickness
martial
of, related to, or suggesting of war
maudlin
tearfully sentimental
meretricious
showily attractive, tawdry
misanthrope
hater of mankind
mote
a very small particle; a speck
mutinous
rebellious; unruly
neophyte
beginner, convert
oblivion
a state of being forgotten
obsequious
overly attentive; servile
obstinate
unyielding regardless of reason or logic
obstreperous
noisy; boisterous
opulence
wealth
ostentatious
showy; pretentious
ostracize
to banish
palpable
tangible; perceptible; easily noticeable
paradoxical
something that appears false or contradictory but is actually correct
parch
to become dry from heat; to shrivel from heat
partisan
one who exhibits extreme or possible blind allegiance to a group
pedant
one who possesses mere book learning
peevish
fretful; obstinate
perdition
utter damnation; ruin
peremptory
dictatorial; unconditional
perfunctory
mechanical; indifferent
pernicious
very destructive or harmful; deadly
peruse
to read or examine
pithy
concise or meaningful
plausible
seemingly acceptable; believable or possible
ponderous
very heavy; unweildy from weight
potent
powerful; having a strong effect
prate
to talk idly and foolishly at great length
precursor
something that comes before; a forerunner
profane
showing contempt towards sacred things
promontory
land or rock projecting into a body of water
quaint
unusual in character or experience
qualm
misgiving
ratify
to give formal approval
relish
to take great pleasure or delight in
remuneration
compensation
requite
to make repayment or to return
retrograde
reverting to an earlier or inferior condition
rhapsodize
to express in an overly enthusiastic manner
rouse
to awaken; to become active
sanctify
to set apart for sacred use; to make holy; to purify
scant
barely sufficient
scintillate
sparkle
sedulous
industrious
sovereign
possessed of controlling power
spurn
to reject or to refuse with hostility
suspire
to breathe; to sigh
tantamount
equivalent
tempestuous
turbulent; stormy
tenable
capable of being maintained in argument; rationally defensable
tryst
a meeting, usually secret in nature
volition
act of determination
wanton
immoral; lewd
zealot
fanatic