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antebellum
of the period before a war
bellicose
favoring or inclined to start quarrels or wars
belligerent
inclined to or exhibiting assertiveness, hostility, or combativeness
pacifist
stronly and actively opposed to conflict and especially war
pact
an international treaty or agreement
appease
to bring to a state of peace or quiet
hospice
a place of care and support for the terminally ill
hostel
an inexpensive, supervised lodging place for travelers
inhospitable
providing no shelter or sustenance
amicable
friendly and peaceable
inimical
unfavorable to something
paramour
a lover, especially one in an adulterous relationship
allay
to lessen or relieve
assimilate
to compare, to resemble
capitulate
to surrender unconditionally
debase
to reduce in quality or value
emulate
to try to equal or excel
exacerbate
to increase the severity, bitterness, or violence of
extol
to praise highly
efface
to rub out, erase, or obliterate
fetter
to confine, to restrain
glut
to feed or fill excessively
guild
an orgainzation of persons with related interests, goals, etc.
implore
to beg urgently or piteously, as for aid or mercy
disparage
to speak of in a belittling way
decriminalize
to eliminate criminal penalties for or remove legal restrictions against
incriminate
to accuse of or present proof of a crime or fault
recrimination
to bring a countercharge against an accuser
approbation
official approval or sanction
probity
intergrity and honesty
reprobate
to disapprove, condemn, or censure
gravid
pregnant
gravitas
seriouesness or sobriety
gravitate
to move or tend to move under the influence or gravitational force
alleviate
to make easier to endure
leavening
to cause to rise
levity
lightness or mind, character, or behavior
allegory
a symbolic narrative
avarice
greed or desire for wealth
cacophony
a discordant and meaningless mixture of sounds
catharsis
relieveing of emotional tensisons
charlatan
a person who pretends to have more knowledge or skill than he or she possesses
dogma
a system of principles or tenets
edifice
a large complex or building
enigma
puzzling or inexplicable occurrence or situation
epitome
a person or thing that is typical of or possesses to a high degree the features of a whole class
frivolity
the quality or state of being frivilous; carefree or lighthearted
hiatus
break or interruption in the continuity of work
homage
respect or reverence paid or rendered
innuendo
an indirect intimation about a person or thing
agitate
to upset or disturb
prodigal
wastefully extravagent
synagouge
building or place to meet for worship
advent
coming or arrival or something
provenance
place or source of origin
venturesome
involving risk or danger
incipient
beginning to exist or appear
perceptible
capable of being perceived by the senses or the mind
susceptible
easily influenced, affected, or persuaded
affinity
a natural attraction, liking, or feeling of kinship
definitive
precisely defined or explicit
finite
having bounds or limits; measureable
a-, an-
not, without
agro/o, agri
field, crop production
ante
before
bar/o
pressure, weight
bene
good, well
bi, bin
two, twice
-cide
kill
circum
around
cracy, crat
government, rule, power
dec, dec, deka
ten
dem/o, dem
people
dic, dict
speech, to speak, word
adjacent
lying near, close, or contiguous
conjecture
the formation or expression of an opinion without evidence or proof
dejected
depressed in spirits, disheartened
detract
to take away a part, as from quality, value, or reputation
retraction
withdrawal of a promise, statement, or opinion
intractable
not easily controlled or directed
conductive
having the proerty or capability of transmitting
deduction
the act or process of taking away
induce
to lead or move by persuasion or influence, as to some action or state of mind
consequential
following as an effect, result, or outcome
execute
to carry out; accomplish
obsequious
to show the trait of respect excessively
allusive
having reference to something implied or inferred
elusive
hard to express or define
ambivalent
uncertainty or fluctuation
amiable
showing pleasant, good-natured personal qualities
benevolent
desiring to help others; charitable
capricious
impulsive and unpredictable
chimerical
unreal, imaginary, or highly improbable
craven
cowardly, contemptably timid
dubious
doubtful or uncertain
garrulous
excessively talkative in a rambling, roundabout manner
garish
crudely or tastelessly colorful, gaudy
glib
easy or unconstrained
ambiguous
having several possible interpretations or uncertainty of meaning
ambient
of the surrounding area or environment
ambivalent
uncertainty or fluctuation
ephemeral
lasting a very short time; short lived
epithet
any word or phrase applied to a person or thing to describe an actual or attributed quality
hypochondriac
one who is concerned about their health
hypocrisy
falsely pretending to be virtuous
thermal
pertaining to , or caused by heat or temperature
thermocline
a layer of water in an ocean or certain lakes, where the temperature gradient is greater than that of the warmer layer above and the colder layer below
thermonuclear
pertaining to, or invloving a thermonuclear reaction
hypothetical
supposed but not necessarily true
equ, equi
equal
graph, graphy
writting, written
intra-, intro-
within, inward
ject
thrown
junet
to join
magn, magna, magni
large
man, mani, manu
hand
matr, matri, mater
mother
meter, metr, metry
measure
mano-, man-
one, single, alone
-ology, -logy
study of, science