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Guile
deciet, trickery
Since he was not fast enough to catch the road-runner on foot the coyote resorted to guile in an effort to trap his enemy
Fanatical
acting excessively enthusiastic
The stormtroopers were fanatical in their devotion to the emperor.
Zeal
Passion, Excitement
She brought her typical zeal to the project, sparking enthusiasm in all.
Volatile
changeable or explosive
Whimsical
unpredictable, lightly acting in a fanciful manner
Intransigent
rigid uncomprimising

the teacher on his deadline
Gregarious
highly sociable
Laconic
of few words
Implacable
hard to be calmed
After finishing the bottle of jim beam he was implacable
Latent
unrealized or non apparrent potential
fawn
to grovel
ingenuous
child-like, innocence, candid
explicit
clearly stated
fortuitous
by fortune or chance
lament
to grieve
Inchoate
not fully formed, disorganized
Garrulous
tending to talk a lot
Foment
To incite or arouse
The rebels fomented the revolution through their attacks
Frugality
cheapness
Fervid
intensley emotional, feverish
Florid
excessively decorated
Irascible
easily angered
think irritable
Waver
to mull over two choices
Viscous
Thick or adhesive
Verbose
Wordy
Vex
to annoy
Lavish
highly charitable, extremely generous
Iconoclast
one who goes against what is accepted
Impervious
inpenetrable
Innocous
harmless
The gentle giant was innocous
Lethargic
Sluggish
Lucid
Easily understood, clearly stated
Malinger
to fake illness to avoid responsibility
Metaphor
a symbol for something
Permeate
to penetrate,
Perfidious
willing to betray ones trust
Prefunctory
indifferent
Apathy
Pedant
someone who shows off learning
Meticulous
extremely careful about details
Malleable
easy to shape
Luminous
glowing
Insipid
bland
Laud
praise or glorify
Inimical
unfriendly
Even after the cease fire the two sides were inimical
Lassitude
state of diminished energy
Loquaciuos
talkative
Placate
to soothe or pacify
the burgular tried to placate the dog with a treat
Philanthropy
giving to charity
Phlegmatic
calm and cool
Pervasive
penetrating, to be present throughout
Rarefy
to make thinner or sparser
Proclivity
natural inclination or predisposition
archaic
old, out dated
apocryphal
from questionable authority
AREA 51
Attenuate
to weaken in force
Antipathy
extreme dislike
Apathy
lack of interest or emotion
Assuage
to make something unpleasant less severe
USE ALCOHOL
ardor
intense and passionate feeling
burgeon
to grow and flourish
Bombastic
pompous in speech and manner
Caustic
biting in wit
Banal
bland, boring
Analogous
similar to or alike in some way
Arbitrate
judge a dispute between two parties
Coalesce
to grow together to form a single whole
decorum
propriety
Cacophony
harsh, jarring noise
"loud noises"
Chicanery
deception by guile
Credulous
innocent, trusting
Circumspect
think about all the potential consequences of every action
Burnish
polish
Crescendo
increasing in volume
Chauvinist
predjuiced in favor of own group
Corroborate
support, give evidence for
Aesthetic
concerning the appreciation of beauty
Adulterate
to make impure
Ameliorate
To make better, improve
Abstain
To choose not to do something

during lent catholics abstain from meat
Amalgamate
to combine, mix together
Condone
to overlook, pardon or disregard
Arbitrary
determined by chance or impulse
Austere
severe or stern in appearance, undecorated
Capricious
changing one's mind quickly and often
Convoluted
complicated, and intricate
Candid
impartial and honest in speech
Catalyst
something that brings about a change in something else
Chaos
disorder
Bolster
support, prop up
Connoisseur
a person with expert knowledge
Aggrandize
To increase in power, influence, or reputation
Advocate
speak in favor of
Anachronism
Out of place
Abyss
deep dark whole
Ambigous
something that is able to be interperted in multiple ways
Abscond
to leave secretly
Alleviate
to make more bearable
Articulate
to speak clearly and expressively
Anomaly
something out of the ordinary
Antagonize
to annoy
Audacious
Fearless
Approbation
approval and praise
Cogent
convincing and well reasoned
SWAYED BY THE COGENT ARGUMENT OF THE DEFENSE, THE JURY HAD TO ACQUIT
Castigate
to punish, or critisize harshly
Dilatory
intended to delay
Abate
to reduce in amount, degree, or severity
AS THE HURRICANE WINDS ABATED THE SEA CALMED
Desultory
Jumping from one topic to another
Deride
to speak of or treat with contempt, to mock
Deference
respect, courtesy
Desiccate
to dry out thoroughly
COWS CARCASS
Diatribe
an abusive, condemnatory speech
WHAT THE TRUCKER SAID TO THE PERSON WHO CUT HIM OFF
Dilate
to make larger, expand
Alacrity
cheerful readiness
Aberrant
Abnormal
Impetuous
quick to act without thinking
Inundate
to overwhelm, to cover with water
Imperturbable
Not capable of being disturbed
EXPERIENCED TEACHER WITH KIDS THROWING TANTRUMS
Homogenous
of similar kind
Diffident
lacking self confidence
Anorexic women are often diffident
Dissemble
to present a false appearance, to disguise one's real intentions or character
Dogma
a firmly held opinion, especially a religous belief
Dirge
a funeral hymn or mournful speech
AMADEUS
Disparate
fundamentally different; entirely unlike
twins with disparate personality
Dissonance
A harsh and disagreeable combination, especially of sounds
COGNITIVE DISSONANCE OCCURS WHEN AN INNER CONFLICT IS CAUSED BY NEW EVIDENCE THAT CONTRADICTS LONG STANDING BELIEFS
Disabuse
make up for, straighten out
Dilettante
someone with an amateurish and superficial interest in a topic
Elegy
A sorrowful poem or speech
Embellish
to add ornamental or fictitious details
Eclectic
selecting from or made up from a variety of sources
BUDAPESTS ARCHITECTURE IS AN ECLECTIC MIX OF EASTERN AND WESTERN STYLES
Discern
to perceive or recognize
Efficacy
effectiveness
Eloquent
persuasive and moving, especially in speech
Emulate
to copy, to try to equal or excel
IMITATE, SIMULATE
Gullible
easily deceived
Probity
complete honesty and integrity
GEORGE WASHINGTON
Quiescent
motionless
ANIMALS HIBERNATING
Prevaricate
to lie or deviate from the truth
Prudence
wisdom, caution or restraint
Pristine
fresh and clean, uncorrupted
Pungent
sharp and irritating to the senses
Precipitate
to throw violently or bring about abruptly; lacking deliberation
Propriety
Acting in a proper manner, obeying rules and customs
Pragmatic
practical as opposed to idealistic.
REALISTIC INSTEAD OF OPTIMISTIC
Propitiate
to conciliate, to appease
After cheating on his wife the man propitiated her by bringing flowers
Plethora
excess
Proliferate
to increase in number quickly
Plastic
able to be molded, altered or bent
Prodigal
lavish wasteful
PRODIGAL SON OF RICH DAD, WASTES MONEY ON LAVISH LIFESTYLE
Dogmatic
dictatorial in one's opinions
NARROW MINDED- ONLY BELIEVING IN OWN OPINIONS
My Uncle is dogmatic, he boycotts disney because of their association with gays.
Dupe
to deceive or a person who is easily deceived
GULLIBLE
Erratic
wandering, unpredictable
Ephemeral
lasting a short time
Enigma
a puzzle or mystery
Enervate
to reduce in strength
GUERILLA ATTACKS ENERVATE OPPOSING FORCES
Erudite
learned, scholarly
equivocate
use expressions of double meaning in order to deceive
Enumerate
to count list
Engender
to produce, cause, or bring about
Exonerate
to clear of blame
Exculpate
to clear from blame, prove innocence
Euphemism
using more proper words
MORE POLITICALLY CORRECT ETC
Estimable
Admirable
MOTHER TERESA
Exigent
urgent, requiring immediate attention
Exacerbate
to make worse
His failure to follow the doctors recommendations only EXACERBATED his injury
Esoteric
known or understood only by a few
Eulogy
speech and praise of song
Naive
lacking experience
obdurate
hardened in feeling , resistant to persuasion
PRESIDENT ON THE WAR
mollify
to calm or make less severe
WEED MOLLIFIES CHELSEY
monotony
no variation, tediously the same
obstinate
stubborn or unyielding
OBSTINATE CHILD NOT EATING GREEN BEANS
George Bush is obstinate about the war
obsequious
overly submissive, eager to please
OBSEQUIOUS NEW ASSOCIATE AND BOSS
Mitigate
to soften or lessen
PRISON SENTENCE BEING MITIGATED BECAUSE CRIME COMITTED OUT OF NEED
Misanthrope
a person who dislikes others
THE GRINCH
Paradox
contradiction
Paragon
model of excellence or perfection
STUART
Opprobirium
public disgrace
AFTER THE SCHEME TO EMBEZZLE FROM THE ELDERLY THE EMBEZZLER FELT OPPROBIRIUM
Ostentation
excessive showiness
Oneros
troublesome, burdensome
THE ASSIGNMENT WAS ONEROS
Opaque
impossible to see through, preventing the passage of light
Obviate
to prevent, to make unnecessary
THE RIVER WAS SHALLOW ENOUGH TO WADE ACROSS WHICH OBVIATED THE NEED FOR A BRIDGE.
Occlude
to stop up, prevent the passage of
TOILET
Venerate
to respect deeply
Repudiate
to reject the validity of
Vacillate
to physically sway or be indecisive
WAVER
Torpor
extreme mental and physical sluggishness
AFTER THE SURGERY THE PATIENT EXPERIENCED TORPOR AFTER THE ANESTHESIA
Transitory
temporary, lasting a brief time
Sublime
lofty or grand
Taciturn
silent not talkative
THE CLERKS TACITURN EARNED HIM THE NAME SILENT BOB
Tacit
done without using words
ALTHOUGH NOT A WORD WAS SAID EVERYONE NEW WHAT COURSE OF ACTION NEEDED TO BE TAKEN
Reticent
silent and reserved
Rhetoric
effective writing or speaking
Satiate
to satisfy fully or over indulge
Soporific
causing sleep or lethargy
SOPORIFIC MOVIE PUT ME TO SLEEP
Specious
deceptively attractive; seemingly plausible but fallacious
Stigma
a mark of shame or discredit
SCARLET A
Stolid
unemotional, lacking sesitivity
PRISONER TO SENTENCE
Tirade
long harsh speech or verbal attack
MANAGER TO EMPLOYEE OVER MINOR MISTAKE
Veracity
filled with truth and accuracy