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Adventitious
Accidental
Aesthetic
Pertaining to beauty
Affinity
An attraction to
Affluence
Wealth; Richness
Ambiguous
Open to more than one interpretation
Beguile`
Deceive; Charm
Beseige
Overwhelm and attack
Blanch
Whiten; make pale
Blandishment
Flattery
Bona Fide
In good faith
Bowdlerize
Remove offensive passages from a play, or novel
Cajole
Coax, to persuade
Carcinogen
Causing Cancer
Caveat
A warning
Celibate
Unmarried; Abstaining from sex
Chagrin
Embarassment
Debauchery
Corruption
Demeanor
Behavior
Despicable
Contemptible; hateful
Ebullient
Enthusiastic
Eclectic
Various Sources
Egregious
Remarkably Bad
Elegy
A sad or mournful poem
Emendation
A correction
Empirical
Based on practical experience rather than theory
Ennui
Boredom
Fatuous
Foolish; Inane
Ferret
A small animal of the weasel family; to search for and drive out
Fiscal
Pertaining to finances
Glower
To stare angrily at
Grotesque
Absured; Distorted
Gumption
Courage; Initiative
Hector
To bully or pestor
Hoi Polli
The common people; the masses
Hubris
Excessive pride
Hybrid
Anything of mixed origin
Immutable
Fixed; Unchangeable
Imperious
Domineering; Haughty
Impinge
To strike; to encroach
Kismet
Destiny; Fate; Fortune
Labyrinth
A maze
Languid
Sluggish
Libertine
One who leads and immoral life
Malleable
Easily shaped or transformed
Meretricious
Attractive in a cheap, flashy way
Nebulous
Hazy, vague, uncertain
Obfuscate
Confuse; Bewilder
Obviate
Prevent
Offal
Garbage; Waste parts
Palliate
To ease, lessen, soothe
Panache
Self-confidence
Peccadillo
Minor offense or misdeed
Peruse
To read carefully; scrutinize
Raiment
Clothing; Garments
Rakish
Carefree; Jaunty
Rectify
To correct or make right
Regale
Delight with something pleasing
Sacrosanct
Extremely holy
Shard
A fragment
Sibilant
A hissing sound