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abate
reduce
abscond
to leave secretly
abyss
deep hole
aesthetic
concerning the appreciation of beauty
aggrandize
increase in power/influence
amalgamate
combine, mix
anachronism
out of place in time
analogous
similar, equivalent, comparable
anomal y/ous
abnormal, irregular
antagonize
provoke to anger, annoy
antipathy
dislike
apathy
lack of interest, emotion
aberrant
abnormal, deviant
abeyance
suspended action
abstemious
Eating and drinking in moderation
arbitrate
judge a dispute between two opposing parties
archaic
ancient, old-fashioned
ardor
intense and passionate feeling
articulate
speak clearly and expressively
assuage
make something unpleasant less severe, ease, soothe
attenuate
reduce, weaken
audacious
fearless and daring
austere
sever or stern, undecorated
admonish
warn, reprove
alacrity
promptness, eagerness
ambivalence
Uncertainty or indecisiveness, coexistence of opposing attitudes or feelings
ameliorate
improve
appease
pacify, soothe
apprise
inform
approbation
approval
appropriate
acquire
arduous
hard
artless
open and honest
ascetic
self-denying and austere, e.g. hermit
assiduous
diligent
autonomous
self-governing
aver
state confidently
banal
predictable, lacking originality
belie
contradict, give a false impression
bolster
support
boorish
rude, insensitive
burgeon
grow forth
burnish
shiny, polish
buttress
support
cacophon y/ous
inharmonious, discordant
candid
impartial and honest; candid nature
capricious
unpredictable, fickle
castigate
punish
caustic
sarcastically biting
chicanery
deception, trickery
cogent
convincing and well reasoned
condone
overlook, pardon, disregard
convoluted
intricate, complicated
corroborate
provide supporting evidence
credulous
too trusting, gullible
crescendo
increase in volume or intensity
coagulate
thicken, clot
coda
concluding section of some musical, literary piece
commensurate
Of the same size, extent
compendium
brief, summary
complaisant
trying to please
conciliatory
reconciling, soothing
confound
confuse
connoisseur
someone who appreciates, knows about fine art
contention
assertion , thesis.... bone of contention
contentious
quarrelsome
contrite
Feeling regret and sorrow for one's sins or offenses; penitent
conundrum
riddle; difficult problem
craven
cowardly
deference
respect, courtesy
deride
redicule, mock, make fun of
desiccate
dry out
diatribe
abusive speech, scolding, invective
desultory
aimless, haphazard, disconnected
diffident
lacking self-confidence, shyness
dilate
expand
dilatory
delaying
dilettante
amatuer
dirge
funeral hymm or mournful speech
disabuse
free from error
discern
perceive, recognize
disparate
fundamentally different
dissemble
present a false appearance, disguise
dissonance
discord, opposite of harmony
dogma
firmly held opinion
dogmatic
dictatorial in one's opinion
dupe
deceive
daunt
frighten
default
failure to act
delineate
portray, depict
denigrate
defame; belittle
dichotomy
split
dirge
lament with music
discrete
separate, unconnected
disingenuous
not naive, sophisticated
disparage
belittle
disseminate
spread, distribute
distend
expand
eclectic
made up of a variety of sources
elegy
sorrowful poem or speech
emulate
imitate, to copy, to try to equal
enervate
reduce in strength
engender
cause, bring about
equivocate
lie, mislead
erratic
unpredicatble, haphazard
erudite
learned, scholarly
esoteric
hard to understand, understood only by a few
estimable
admirable
eulogy
speech in praise of someone
euphemism
mild expression in place of an unpleasant one
exacerbate
to make worse
exigent
urgent
ebullient
excitement, enthusiasm
effrontery
shameless boldness
elicit
draw out by discussion
embellish
ornament, enhance
empirical
based on experience
endemic
prevailing among a specific group of people
equanimity
calmness of temperament, composure
extrapolation
conjecture
fawn
grovel, flattering
fervid
Marked by great passion or zeal
foment
arouse; insite; promote the growth of
frugality
thrift, Wise economy in the management of money
facetious
joking
fallacious
false
fatuous
foolish
felicitous
appropriate, well chosen, suitably expressed
fervor
intensity of feeling
fledgling
inexperienced
flout
reject; mock
garrulous
tending to talk a lot; loquacious
gregarious
outgoing; sociable
guile
deceit
gullible
easily deceived
gainsay
deny
goad
urge on
gouge
overcharge
grandiloquent
bombastic
harangue
speech
iconoclast
one who opposes established beliefs, customs
imperturbable
not capable of being disturbed
impetuous
quick to act without thinking
implacable
unable to be calmed down
inchoate
not full formed; disorganized
ingenuous
showing innocence
inimical
unfriendly; hostile
innocuous
harmless
insipid
lack of interest, flavor
intransigent
uncompromising
inundate
overwhelm; cover with water
irascible
easily made angry
impassive
without feeling
impede
hinder
implode
burst inward
inadvertently
unintentionally
incongruity
lack of harmony
indigence
poverty
indolent
lazy
insinuate
hint; imply
insularity
narrow mindedness; isolation
intractable
unruly; stubborn; not easily managed
invective
abuse
laconic
using few words; brief and to the point
lament
express sorrow; grieve
laud
praise
lucid
clearly and easily understood
luminous
bright
lassitude
weariness; languor
latent
dormant; hidden; undeveloped
levity
lack of seriousness
malinger
one who feigns illness to escape duty
malleable
capable of being shaped
misanthrope
a person who dislikes others
mitigate
soften; lessen
mollify
calm; make less severe
monotomy
lack of variation
maverick
rebel
mendacious
lying; habitually dishonest
metamorphosis
change of form
morose
melancholy; Sadness or depression
mundane
wordly; everyday
neophyte
beginner
obdurate
obstinate
obsequious
eager to please
obviate
prevent
occlude
stop
onerous
troublesome
opprobrium
public disgrace
officious
meddlesome
paragon
model of perfection
pedant
showing off learning
perfidious
willing to betray ones trust
perfunctory
indifferent
philanthropy
charity; desire to do good
placate
soothe; pacify
plethora
excess
pragmatic
practical
precipitate
hasty; quick; sudden
prevaricate
to lie
pristine
pure
proliferate
increase
propitiate
conciliate; appease
prudence
wisdom; caution
partisan
one-sided; prejudiced
paucity
scarcity
penchant
strong inclination; liking
penury
poverty
perennial
long lasting
pervasive
spread throughout
phlegmatic
calm
platitude
trite remark; commonplace statement
precarious
uncertain; risky
presumptuous
arrogant; taking liberties
probity
uprightness
propensity
natural inclination
proscribe
outlaw
quiescent
motionless
repudiate
reject the validity
reticent
silent; reserved
rhetoric
effective writing or speaking
recalcitrant
stubborn
recant
confess
recluse
hermit; loner
recondite
profound; secret
refractory
resistant; stubborn
relegate
banish to an inferior position
reproach
express disapproval
reprobate
devoid of decency
rescind
cancel
specious
deceptively attractive; misleading
stigma
mark of shame
stolid
unemotional
sublime
grand
tacit
without words
tirade
verbal attack
torpor
lethargy
transitory
temporary
vacillate
indecisive; unpredictable
venerate
to respect deeply
veracity
filled with truth
vex
annoy
waver
fluctuate between choices
whimsical
unpredictable (whimsical fantasies)
zeal
passion; excitement
salubrious
healthy
savor
have a distinctive flavor, smell
shard
fragment