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solicitous
worried; concerned
stint
thrifty; limits
striated
marked with parallel bands; grooved
strut
pompous walk
strut
supporting bar
subpoena
writ summoning a witness to appear
supersede
set aside; obsolete
supposition
hypothesis
tenuous
thin; rare
tortuous
winding; full of curves
tractable
easily managed; docile
transgression
sin
truculence
aggresiveness
viscous
sticky
vituperative
abusive; scolding
wary
cautious
welter
turmoil; bewildering jumble
axiomatic
taken as a given; universal principle
accolade
expression of praise
adulation
praise; adoration
acumen
keen; accurate
aver
state as a fact; declare
acerbic
bitter
alchemy
science of metals
amenable
agreeable
astringent
harsh; severe
contiguous
adjacent; neighboring
alloy
make impure
august
majestic
broach
announce; bring about
brook
endure
cardinal
major
bucolic
rural
canonical
following or in agreement with accepted standards
censure
criticize
chary
cautious
cynicism
negativity; selfishness
dearth
scarcity; small
demur
question; oppose
didatic
intended to teach or instruct
eccentric
deviating from conventions
ennui
dissatisfaction or restlessness
extemporaneous
improvised; done without preparation
filibuster
intentional delaying
evanescent
vanishing
emollient
mollifying
fervent
zealous; emotional
fulminate
attack or denounce
furtive
stealthy
fortuitous
accidentally; lucky
germane
appropriate in subject matter
hackneyed
common
halcyon
calm
hedonism
pleasure pursuit
hegemony
dominance of one ideology over others
glib
lacking in depth
hubris
arrogance
intrepid
courageous
mercurial
moody
grouse
complain
impunity
immunity from punishment
inveigle
obtain by deception or flattery
heretical
violating accepted dogma
hyperbole
exxagerated statement
impecunious
lacking funds; without money
incipient
come into being; become apparent
infelicitous
inappropriate
malevolent
ill-will; hatred
nascent
coming into being
nebulous
vague
neologism
new words, expression, sense
noxious
harmful
obtuse
not clear
obfuscate
make obscure
pervade
permeate
polemical
controversial
pithy
precise or brief
pith
essential or central part
pine
yearn; desire
pedagogy
teaching
perspicacious
acutely perceptive; discernment
pernicious
harmful
peruse
examine with great care
predilection
prefence
prescience
foreknowledge
qualms
reservations
preen
to dress up
prodigious
abundance
putrefy
to rot; decay
quaff
to drink deeply
querulous
prone to complaining
rancorous
bitter
proclivity
a natural predisposition or inclination
profligate
prodigal
prosaic
dull
quixotic
noble deeds; difficult tasks
quotidian
daily; commonplace
refulgent
radiant; shiny
renege
failure
sedulous
diligent
succint
brief
satire
a work that ridicules through humor
sordid
dirty; filth; foulplay
sporadic
occurring occasionally
stymie
block
squalid
dirty; sordid
stoic
indifferent
supplant
take the place of
torpid
sluggishness
ubiquitous
widespread; exisitng everywhere
surfeit
excess
terse
brief
tout
praise or promote
trenchant
perceptive; keen
variegated
multicolored
untenable
not viable
unfeigned
genuine
vilify
defame
urbane
elegant
virulent
harmful
voracious
greedy
abjure
renounce or reject
adumbrate
vague foreshadow
anathema
curse
anodyne
soothe
apogee
zenith; highest point
apostate
one who has abandoned his principles
apotheosis
paragon
asperity
severity
asseverate
to declare; affirm; assert; allege
augury
omen
bellicose
warlike
calumniate
false accusation
captious
find trivial faults
cavil
find fault
celerity
speed
chimera
illusion
contumacious
rebellious
debacle
failure
denouement
outcome; unraveling
descry
catch sight of; discriminate; detect
desuetude
disuse
diaphanous
transparent
encomium
enthusiastic; praise
eschew
avoid
excoriate
tear off; scold
execrate
curse
exegesis
critical explanation or analysis
expiate
give up
extirpate
destroy
fractious
quarrelsome
gainsay
deny; dispute
heterodox
unorthodox
imbroglio
difficult or embarassing situation
indefatigable
not fatigued
ineluctable
certain
inimitable
one of a kind; peerless; incomparable
insouciant
indifferent; carefree
inveterate
habitual
jejune
uninteresting; childish
lubricious
slippery
mendicant
beggar
meretricious
showy; flashy
minatory
threatening
nadir
low point
nonplussed
bewildered
obstreperous
stubbornly defiant
ossified
conventional
palliate
to make less severe
panegyric
eulogy; praiseworthy
parsimonious
cheap; miserly
pellucid
easy to understand
peroration
flowery; effective
plangent
pounding; thundering
prolix
verbose
puerile
immature
puissance
strength
pusillanimous
cowardly
remonstrate
protest
sagacious
like a sage
salacious
lustful
salutary
remedial
sanguine
cheerful; optimistic
saturnine
gloomy
sentenious
moralistic
stentorian
powerful
stygian
gloomy
sycophant
parasite
tendentious
biased
timorous
timid
tyro
novice
vitiate
corrupt; spoil
voluble
fluent