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aggrandize
increase in power
ameliorate
to make better
attenuate
reduce in force or degree
austere
severe or stern in appearance
caustic
biting in wit
chauvinist
prejudiced to own group
dessiccate
dry out thoroughly
desultory
jumping from one thing to another
diatribe
abusive, condemnatory speech
dilatory
intended to delay
dirge
funeral hymn
disabuse
to set right
dissemble
to present a false appearance
dogmatic
dictorial in opinions
eclectic
selecting from/ made from many sources
elegy
a sorrowful poem or speech
enervate
to reduce in strength
engender
to produce, cause, bring about
erudite
learned, scholarly
estimable
admirable
exculpate
to clear from blame
exigent
urgent, requiring immediate action
fawn
to grovel
florid
excessively decorated
foment
to arouse or incite
garrulous
tending to talk a lot
impetuous
quick to act without thinking
inchoate
not fully formed; disorganized