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collate
V. to compare critically, to note differences
foment
V. to promte trouble or rebellion
abet
V. to encourage or assist, especially in something wrong or unworthy
encumber
V. to weigh down or burdon
connoisseur
N. an expert, one well qualified to pass critical judgments
blatent
adj. noisy in a coarse offensive way
disconsolate
adj. deeply unhappy or dejected, without hope
aver
V. to affirm, maintain allege
buttress
N/V. to support, prop up, strengthen
carousal
N. a noisy revelry or merrymaking
broach
V. to bring up something, begin to talk about a subject
jejune
adj. lacking in nutritive valure, lacking in interest or substance
credulous
adj. too ready to believe, easily decieved
infirmity
N. a weakness or ailment
berate
V. to scold sharply, upbraid
expatiate
V. to expand on, write or talk at length or in detail
deplete
V. to use up
extraneous
adj. coming from the outside, foreign
inception
N. beginning, start, earliest stage
criterion
N. a rule, test, or standard of judgment
amenable
adj. willing to follow advice or authority
carnage
N. large scale slaughter
tortuous
adj. winding, twisted, crooked,l
sententious
adj. self-rightous, characterized by moralizing
obdurate
adj. stubborn, unyielding
precocious
adj. showing unusual early development
providential
adj. happening as through divine intervention, characterized by good fortune
ostensible
adj. apparent, professed, appearing to be true
surfeit
N. excess or overindulgence as in eating or drinking
expatiate
V. to expand on, write or talk at length or in detail
deplete
V. to use up
extraneous
adj. coming from the outside, foreign
inception
N. beginning, start, earliest stage
criterion
N. a rule, test, or standard of judgment
amenable
adj. willing to follow advice or authority
carnage
N. large scale slaughter
tortuous
adj. winding, twisted, crooked,l
sententious
adj. self-rightous, characterized by moralizing
obdurate
adj. stubborn, unyielding
potpourri
N. a collection of diverse or miscellaneous items
precocious
adj. showing unusual early development
providential
adj. happening as through divine intervention, characterized by good fortune
sadistic
adj. delighting in cruelty, exceedingly cruel
turgid
adj. swollen, bloated, filled to excess
supplicate
V. to beg earnestly and humbly
brouhaha
N. a confused hodgepodge of sounds
cloy
V. to spoil or destroy an appetite by too much indulgence
demeanor
N. the way a person behaves, overall impression made by comportment
deference
N. courteous yielding to the wishes or ideas of another
enigmatic
adj. puzzling, perplexing
definitive
adj. conclusive, final
bumptious
adj. offensively self-assertive
choleric
easily made angry,
bulwark
N/V. a strong defense or protection, a solid wall-like structure for defense
curtail
V. to cut short, bring to a halt
adament
adj. firm in purpose or opinion
profligate
adj. given over to dissipation and self-indulgence
mawkish
adj. excessively and objectionably sentimental, sickening
thwart
V. to oppose successfully
onus
N. something that is heavy or burdensome
requisite
adj. needed, necessary, regarded as essential
mollify
V. to soften or make gentle, to calm or allay
sartorial
adj. pertaining to a tailor and his/her work
presentiment
N. a vague sense of appraching misfortune
impromptu
adj. without preperation, offhand, suddenly
forbearance
N. tolerance and self-control
remite
V. to send or hand in money, to cancel a punishment
subservient
adj. subordinate in capacity or role
perfidy
N. faithlessness, treachery, treason
hypothetical
adj. based on an assumption or guess, conjectural
impugn
V. to call into question, challenge
odium
N. hatred, contempt,
intemperate
adj. immoderate, lacking self-control
ignoble
adj. mean, low, base
squeamish
adj. easily shocked or upset, sensitive
susceptible
adj. open to, vulnerable
guantlet
N. an armored or protected glove, a challenge to combat
relegate
V. to place in a lower position, consign, remand
infraction
a breaking of a law or obligation
redoubtable
inspiring fear or awe
pillage
to rob of good by open force
vulnerable
open to attack
stipend
a fixed sum of money paid periodically for services or to defray expenses
prate
to talk a great deal in a foolish or aimless fashion
restitution
the act of restoring something to the rightful owner
punctilious
careful and exact
stalwart
strong or sturdy
reprove
to find fault with
mitigate
to make milder or softer
desecrate
to commit sacriliege
inconsequential
trifling, trivial
concoct
to prepare by combining ingredients
disconcert
to confuse, to disturb composure
cadaverous
pale, gaunt
grandiose
grand in an impressive way
debase
to lower in character, value, or quality
beneficent
kind, charitable
crass
coarse, unfeeling
desist
to cease doing something
austere
severe or stern in manner
vouchsafe
to give or furnish condescendingly
megalomania
a delusion marked by a feeling of power
surreptitious
stealthy, secret, clandestine
transmute
to change from one nature to another
immutable
not subject to change
transgress
to go beyond a limit or boundary
heinous
very wicked
insurgent
one who rebels or rises against authority
fetter
a chain or shackle placed on feet
sinecure
an easy job
vicarious
one person in place of another