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abscond
To hide. To leave quickly & secretly. to hide onself.
Clandestinely
concealed or kept in secret
aberrant
departing from the expected or normal course. Aberration
alacrity
cheerful willingness, speed or quickness. alacer = lively
approbation
commendation, praise. official approval.
assuage
to make less burdensome or painful. to ease. to appease or satisfy. calm or pacify
audacious
bold. taking or willing to take risks. unrestrained by convention.
propriety
the quality of being proper. Appropriate
austere
stern or severe: harsh.
lacking adornment: plain
axiomatic
relatin ot an axiom. self-evident. universally recognized truth, an established rule or principle (math & logic)
canonical
officially approved. in agreement with accepted, traditional standards
capricious
inclined to change one's mind. Impulsively erratic. unpredicatable
censure
(NOT censor). an expression of blame or disapproval
chicanery
deception by trickery
subterfuge
a deceptive device or stratagem
stratagem
a military maneuver intended to surprise or deceieve an enemy
disabuse
to free from misconception or delusion
discordant
not in accord: conflicting. not agreeable in sound (harsh)
disparate
completely dissimilar. distinct.
effrontery
impudent boldness
impudent
marked by rude behavior or impertinent disrespect
impertinent
not constrained within established or proper limites especially of manners or good taste
enervate
to deprive (reduce) vitality: weaken
vitality
capacity to live, grow, or develop. physical or intellectual vigor.
ennui
dissatisfaction and restlessness resulting from boredom
equivocate
to use vague or intentionally evasive language
erudite
very learned. scholarly
exculpate
to clear of blame, exonerate
exigent
needing immediate attention or remedy. excessively demanding
extemporaneous
done with little or no prior preparation or practice. improvised.
fulminate
to issue a thunderous verbal attack. to loudly attack or denounce
ingenuous
(NOT ingenious): lacking worldliness or sophistication
inured
to make accustomed to something undesirable: harden. (like mosquitos)
irascible
easily angered. prone to temperamental outbursts
laud
to praise highly
lucid
clear, easily understood
magnanimity
(magnanimous): noble of heart and mind. generous in forgiving: unselfish
martial
associated with war and armed forces
mascent
coming into being, in early developmental stages
neologism
a newly coined word, phrase, or expression
centrifuge
a device consisting of a compartment spun about a central axis to seperate materials of different density or to simulate gravity
lassitude
listless, weakness, or exhaustion
miser
one who deprives oneself of all but the barest essentials in order to hoard money
servile
of or suitable to a servant or slave
precursory
preliminary. suggesting or designating something to follow
implausible
difficult to believe
frenetic
agitated or confused: fantic
scintillate
to emit sparks: flash. to sparkle or shine. to twinkle as a star.
precipitous
a very steep or overhanging mass of rock
strident
harsh, grating and lous (sounds): shrill
lamentation
to act of expressing grief
elegy
a poem written to lament someone who is dead
instigation
instigate. to stir up. to urge on
filigree
delicate and intricate ornamental work. made from gold, silver, etc
supplicant
to make a humble request of: beseech.
beseech
to beg for humbly or earnestly, as by praying.
coquette
a woman who flirts with men
lascivious
marked by lust/sexual desires
morose
sullen. showing gloom
ignominious
marked by shame or disgrace
noxious
injurious to physical health (fumes)
guile
deceit, trick
insidious
designed to entrap
exemplary
worth of imitation. commendable.
prescient
knowledge of events or actions before they happen
sagacious
showing sound judgement and keen perception. wise
penury
poverty, destitution
abet
to incite, encourage or assist (especially in wrong doing)
shinto
a type of religion in japan
collage
an artistic composition of objects and materials pasted onto paper.
gambit
1) a remark intended to open a conversation
2) a carefully evaluated strategy
constrained
to compel by physical, moral, or circumstantial force: oblige. to keep within close bounds: confine
deleterious
harmful, injuruous effect
salutary
designed to effect an improvement promoting health: wholesome
prosaic
ordinary, straight forward
heretical
deviation from established standards or beliefs
excoriated
to censure strongly
upbraid
to scold or criticize sharply
tacit
expressed non verbally, not spoken. Implied by, or inferred from actions or statements.
extolled
to praise lavishly
innocuousness
having no adverse affect. harmless
purporting
to present the appearance, often false, of being or intending
disdaining
to treat or regard with contempt: despise
endeavoring
a concerted effort toward a given end
banal
lacking originality or freshness
hackneyed
overused; trite
trite
devoid of freshness or appear due to overuse
promulgated
to make known by public declaration
lampooned
a satrical piece that ridicules a person, group or institution
obtuse
not sharp, pointed, or acute in shape: blunt
obviate
to prevent or counteract by anticipating
onerous
troublesome or oppressive: burdensome
paean
a song of joyful praise
perfidy
deliberate breach of faith
perfunctory
acting routinely and impersonally
perspicacious
able to perceive or understand keenly. Perspective
prattle
to utter in a silly or childish way
precipitate
verb: to cause or happen before anticipated or required.
adj: moving heedlessly and rapidly, acting with excessive haste or impulse
predilection
partially in favor of something
prescience
knowledge of events or actions before they occur: foresight
prevaricate
to stray from or evate. the truth
equivocate
to use vague or intentionally evasive language
reticent
hesitant or reluctant to talk freely, reserved
maladroit
clumsy
carnal
relating to sensual desires and appetites. earthly
amenable
willing to follow advice or authority. obedient
quotidian
recurring daily. ordinary, everyday.
obsequious
servile, fawning
fawning
to display obsequious affection. to seek favor supporting slavishly every opinion and suggestion of a superiou
obstreperous
noisily and agressively defiant. loud and unruly
acquiescent
to consent or comply without protest
duplicitous
1. deliberate decpetion.
2. the state of being double
insipid
lacking zest or flavor: tastless. lacking stimulation, exitment, or interest
taciturn
uncommunicative
laconic
marked by teh use of few words: concise
garrulous
habitually, excessively, talkative
sordid
dirty or filthy: foul
redact
to write in correct form (like a proclamation). to make a document ready for publication
dearth
lack of, shortage, scarcity
gainsay
to declare false; deny. to oppose by contradiction.
solicitous
being concerned. full of desire. anxious
synthesis
fusion of separate elements/ substances to form the whole
tortuous
1. winding, twisting, turns
2. complex
truculent
savagly cruel; fierce. inclined to fight
veractiy
truthfulness, honesty
virulent
1. extremely poisonous
2. bitterly hostile; hateful