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astute
adj, showing practical wisdom, shrewd, crafty, clever
culpaple
adj, deserving of blame, worthy of condemnation
dilatory
adj, not on time,not prompt, late
egregious
adj, standing out from the rest, conspicious
evanescent
adj, soon passing away, vanishing
irresolute
adj, unable to make up one's mind, hesitant
adulation
n, praise or flattery that is excessive
anathema
n, an object of intense dislike, curse, denunciation
avarice
n, a greedy desire particularly for money
abate
v, to make less in amount or degree
equivocate
v, to speak in a way that allows for more than one intepretation, to be deliberately vague
covert
adj, concealed, hidden, secret
equanimity
n, quality or characteristic of being calm and even tempered
accrue
v, to come to someone or something as a gain, increase, or increment; to increase or accumulate
antediluvian
adj, belonging to the era before the flood, very old, atiquated, primitive (my grandmother)
jist
n, central idea or an argument or speech, essence
dun
v, to importune a debtor consistently for payment
annotation
n, a critical or explanatory note, commentary
bedlam
n, any place or situation of noisy uproar and confusion
fortuitous
adj, happening by accident or chance, unplanned
debonair
adj, happening by acident or chance, unplanned
efficacious
adj, capable of producing the desired effect, effective
specious
adj, decptive, apparently good or valid, but lacking real merit
perceptive
adj, having sympathetic insight or understanding, capble of keen appreciation, persepicacious
palpable
adj, capable of being touched or felt, easily seen, heard, or recongnized, tangible, corporeal
satiate
v, to satisfy completely, to fill to excess, sate, gorge, cloy
gauche
adj, awkward, lacking in social graces, tactless, clumsy, borrish uncouth
inculcate
v, to impress on the mind by repetition, teach persistently and earnestly, instill, indoctrinate
sear
v, to make become dry and withered, to char or scorch the surface
heresy
n, an opinion different form the accepted belief
pernicious
adj, extemely harmful, deadly, fatal, baneful, ruinous, virulent
quail
v, to shrink back in fear, lose heart in a difficult/dangerous situation, cower, flinch
salient
adj, prominent, standing out, conspicuous
adenizen
n, one who frequents a place, a "regular," an inhapbitan, resident
contingint
adj, likely but not certain to happen, dependent on certain event or condition, provisional, possible
foist
v, to impose by fraud, pass off as worthy or genuine, misrepresent or falsify
corroborate
v, to make certain, confirm
abstemious
adj, characterized by abstinence and self discipline, moderate, sparing in eating and drinking
disseminate
v, to scatter widely
florid
v, Matt (jk) highly colored or reddish, excessively ornate over decorated
censurable
adj, deserving blame or correction, infamous
discursive
adj, passing aimlessly from one subject to another, rambling
dowdy
adj, poorly dressed, shabby, frumpish
accentuate
v, to emphasize or place stess on, accent
nonplused
adj, puzzled, not knowing what to do
prolific
adj, abundantly fruitful, bountiful, fertile
opportune
adj, suitable or convenient
incontrovertible
adj, unquestionable, beyond dispute, irrefutable
grisly
adj, frightful horrible, ghastly
rejoinder
n, a reply to a reply, especially from a defendent in a legal suit
predilection
n, liking, preference
magniloquent (wtf?)
adj, expressed in lofty or high flowing lagnuage
inauspicious
adj, unfavorable, unlucky, ill-fated, hapless
impassive
adj, showing no feeling or emotion, phlegmatic, stoical
herculean
adj, characterized by great strength, titanic
slovenly
adj, careless about one's appearence, untidy
supposition
n, something which is assumed or taken for granted without conclusive evidence
recapitulate
v, to review a series of facts, to sum up in an orderly way
nebulous
adj, vague, confused indistinct
torpid
adj, inactive, sluggish, dull, indolent, languid
resuscitate
v, to revive
novice
n, one who is just a beginner at some activity requiring skills and experience, neophyte
penury
n, extreme poverty, barrenness
modicum
n, small or moderate amount
prententious
adj, done for show, striving to make a big impression, claiming unjutifiable merit, pompous, grandiloquent
provacative
adj, tending to produce a strong feeling or responce
sedentary
adj, characterized by continued sitting, remaining in one place
imperious
adj, seeking to dominate, overbearing
gratuitous
v, freely given, not called for by the circumstances, unwarrented
procrastinate
v, to delay, defer, or put off unill later
recondite
adj, exceeding ordinary knowledge and understanding, profound abstruse
munificent
adj, extemely generous, lavish, prodigal
inimical
adj, unfriendly, hostile, harmful, rancorous
motley
adj, showing great diversity or variety, composed of many different elements or many colors
invective
n, a strong denunceiation, condemnation, abusive language
reprobate
n, a depraved, vicous, unprincipled person
clangor
n, a loud ringing sound
deleterious
adj, harmful, injurious, detrimental
absolve
v, to clear from blame
enhance
v, to raise to a higher degree, to increase the value
caricature
n, a representation in which a subjects features are deliberately exaggerated
extenuate
v, to lessen the seriousness or magnitude of an offense by making a partial excuse
contiguous
adj, side by side, touching
exude
v, to ooze out, discharge through the pores
implicit
adj, implied or understood though unexpressed, without doubt or reservations, tacit
cupidity
n, an eager desire for something, greed, avarice
enthrall
v, to captivate, charm, hold spellbound
scintillating
adj, sparkling, twinkling
redundant
adj, more than is needed
winsome
adj, charming, attractive
preeminent
adj, superior, outstanding
paragon
n, a model of excellecne or perfection
politic
adj, prudent, shrewed, judicious
sanctimonious
adj, showy virtuousness or righteousness, hypocritical moralism, unctuous
incisive
adj, sharp, keen, penetrating, acute
prosaic
adj, dull, ordinary, lacking distinction
paraphrase
v, to restate in other words
ostentatious
adj, marked by conspicuous or pretentious display, flamboyant
Succinct
adj, expressed briefly and clearly, concise, pithy