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abet
to help or incite someone, especially in wrong doing
abyss
a bottomless pit, profound depths, a gulf too deep to be measured
adhere
to stick fast, to cling
aggregation
an accumulation of things into a whole or mass
amalgamate
to mix, to unite, combine, consolidate
apathetic
unmoved, indifferent, showing no emotion
bas-relief
sculpture in which the figures project slightly from the background
candor
frankness, impartiality, being open-minded or fair
coalesce
to fuse, blend, grow together
condign
adequate, deserved, especially regarding punishment
debilitate
to enfeeble, to weaken
disseminate
to scatter seed, to sow, spread widely
duress
coercion, compulsion, imprisonment
emissary
an agent sent on a mission, especially a secret mission
ephemeral
short-lived, transitory
esoteric
understood by only a few, confidential, private
exonerate
to free of guilt, absolve
extrovert
one more interested in others or outside thingsthan in himself, an outgoing person
feign
to make believe, to invent or imagine something
flamboyant
ornate, showy
fractious
unruly, rebellious, irritable
genre
a type or kind, especially said of art and literature
hackneyed
stale, commonplace, trit
hierarchy
a system of grading priests in church government, any group of persons or things arranged in rank according to importance