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Adapt
to adjust or change to suit conditions
Abdicate
To resign
Appease
To make calm, soothe, to relieve
accord
agreement, harmony
dovetail
to fit together exactly
conventional
in line with accepted ideas or standards
gallantry
heroic courage, respect and courtesy
falter
to hesitate, stumble, lost courage
Caustic
able to burn or eat away by chemical action
foreboding
a warning or feeling that something bad will happen
impart
to make known, tell, give, pass something on
devise
to think out, plan
shiftless
lazy, lacking in ambition and energy
impediment
a physical defect
embargo
an order forbidding the trade in or movement of commercial goods
dexterous
skillful with hands or body
fallacy
a false notion or belief, an error in thinking or reasoning
taint
a stain or spot; a mark of corruption or dishonor
to stain or contaminate
engross
to occupy the complete attention
plunder
to rob by force, especially during wartime
habituate
to become used to
impending
about to happen
steadfast
firmly fixed, constant
negate
to nullify, deny, bring to nothing
trepidation
fear, fright, trembling
pivotal
vitally important
veritable
actual, true, real
wry
twisted, turned to one side, cleverly and often grimly humorous
tenet
an opinion belief
voracious
having a huge appetite
collaborate
to work with, work together
Decree
an order having the force of law
discordant
disagreeable in sound, jarring, lacking harmony
excerpt
a passage taken from a book, article, etc.
revert
to return, go back
Vigil
a watch, especially at night, watchful attention
antics
ridiculous and unpredictible behavior or actions
detriment
harm or loss, a disadvantage
durable
sturdy, not easily worn out or destroyed
frugal
economical, avoiding waste and luxury
gingerly
with extreme caution or care
incognito
in a disguised state, under an assumed name
invalidate
to make valuless, take away all force and effect
oblique
slanting or sloping not straight forward
amass
to bring together, collect gather
audacious
bold, adventurous, recklessly daring
grapple
an iron hook used to grab and hold
incapacitate
to deprive of strenght or ability
perspective
viewpoint from which different things are viewed
prodigious
immense, extraordinary in bulk, size or degree
tether
a rope or chain used to fasten something
vie
to compete, to strive for victory
annul
to reduce to nothing to make ineffective
bolster
to support give a boost
muster
to bring together collect gather
ornate
elaborately decorated, showily spendid
porous
full of tiny holes and able to be penetrated
prone
Lying face down, inclinded, likely
recourse
a person or ting turned to for help or advise
sustain
to support, nourish, keep up , to undergo
ample
more than enough, large
assert
to declare or state as truth, maintain
desdain
to look upon with scorn
facetious
humorous, not meant seriously
epitaph
a brief statement written on a tomb
inaudible
not able to be heard
indiscriminate
without restraint or control
plausible
appearing true, reasonable
aloof
withdrawn, standing apart from others
articulate
to pronounce distinctly, to express well
flaunt
to wave ir flutter in a conceited way
genial
cordial, pleanantly cheerful or warm
repercussion
an effect or consequence of some action or event
resolute
bold,determined, firm
retentive
able to hold or keep
instill
to add gradually to introduce
convey
to transport, to transmit, to communicate
haggard
thin, pale, and careworn as a rusult of worry
juncture
a joining together
predatory
preying on, plundering
stance
a way of holding
unassuming
not putting on airs, modest
wallow
to roll about in a lazy, clumsy way
waver
to move to and fro
abut
to join at one end
avail
to be of use or benefit to
divergent
going in different directions
gaunt
thin and bony
infiltrate
to pass through or gain entrance to gradually
nullify
to make no value of
proxy
an agent, subsitute, written permission
unflagging
tireless, continuing with vigor
apt
suitable, fitting, likely, quick to learn
capitulate
to end resistance
defile
to make unlcean or dirty
disgruntled
in bad humor, disconnected
emcroach
tp advance beyond the usual or proper limits
impunity
freedom from punishment
pertinent
related to the matter at hand
recluse
a person who leads a life shut up or withdrawn.