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Austere
severe or stern in manner, forbidding, rigorous, subdued
Beneficent
performing acts of kindness/charity, charitable
Cadaverous
pale, guant, corpse-like
concoct
to prepare by combing ingredients
Crass
coarse, unfeeling; stupid
Debase
lower in character
Desecrate
commit sacrilege upon, pollute, profane, violate
disconcert
confuse, upset, rattle, faze
grandiose
grand in an impressice or stately way; majestic, bombastic
inconsequential
trifling, unimportant
infraction
breaking a law or obligation
mitigate
to make milder/softer, lessen
pillage
to rob of goods, sack, loot
prate
to talk a great deal in a foolish fashion. chatter, prattle, blabber
puncitilious
very careful and exact, attentive to fine points, precise
redoubtable
inspiring fear or awe, fearsome, awesome
reprove
to find fault with, rebuke, chastise, reproach
restitution
act of restoring someone or something , compensation, restoration
stalwart
strong/ sturdy, stout, intrepid, mainstay
vulnerable
open to attack, defenseless, exposed, unguarded
acrimonious
stinging, bitter in temper or tone, biting
bovine
cowlike, sluggish, unresponsive, stolid, slow
consternation
dismay, confusion, shock
corpulent
fat, bulky body
disavow
to deny responsibility, disown, disclaim
dispassionate
impartial; calm, unbiased
dissension
disagreement, strife, discord
dissipate
cause to disappear
expurgate
remove passages/words,purge, censor, bowdlerize
gauntlet
an armored or protective glove; challeng, dare
hypothetical
based on an assumption or guess, supposed
ignoble
mean, low, base, unworthy
impugn
call into question; attack as false, challenge, dispute
intemperate
immoderate, lacking in self-control, extreme, unrestrained
odium
hatred, contempt; disgrace, shame
perfidy
faithlessness, disloyalty
relegate
place in a lower position, transfer, consign
squeamish
nauseated
subservient
subordinate in capactiy/role, secondary, servile, uselful
susceptible
open to; easily influenced, vulnerable
abate
to make less in amount
adulation
praise or flattery, adoration
anathema
an object of intense dislike
astute
shrewd, crafty
avarice
greedy desire, cupidity,
culpable
deserving balme, worthy of condemnation
dilatory
tending to delay or procrastinate, slow
egregious
conspicuous, glaring, flagrant
equivocate
speak or act in a way that allows for more than one interpretation, palter
evanescent
vanishing, light and airy, tranitory
irresolute
unable to make up one's mind, indecisive, wavering
nebulous
cloudlike, hazy, fuzzy
novice
one who is just a beginner
penury
extreme poverty; want, indigence
pretentious
done for show, inflated, obstentatious
recapitulate
review a series of facts, sum up, review, summarize
resuscitate
to revive,bring back to consciousness, revitalize
slovenly
untidy, dirty
supposition
somethign that is assumed
torpid
sluggish, dull, lethargic
accrue
to grow or accumulate over time, collect
annotation
citical or explanatory note or comment
bedlam
state or scence of uproar and confusion
covert
hidden, undercover
debonair
pleasant, coureous, lighthearted
dun
to demand insistently, hound, nag
efficacious
effective, producing results, potent
equanimity
calmness, composure, imperturbability
fortuitious
accidental, occuring by a happy chance
gist
the essential part, main point, essence
gratutitous
freely given, voluntary
imperious
overbearing, domineering, magisterial
invective
strong denunciation or condemnation; abusive language
motley
showing great variety
munificent
extremely generous, lavish
procrastinate
to delay
provovative
tending to produce a strong feeling or response
recondite
exceeding ordinary knowledge,
reprobate
vicious, scoundrel, wicked, corrupt,
sedentary
remaining in one place
abstemious
moderate, temperate, sober
censurable
deserving of blame or correction
contingent
likely but not certain to happen, conditional, dependent
corroborate
confirm, make certain, refute, contradict
denizen
inhabitant, resident, dweller
discursive
passing aimlessly for one place to another, rambling, wandering
disseminate
scatter or spread widely
dowdy
poorly dressed, shabby
florid
highly colored, reddish, showy
foist
impose by fraud; pass off as worthy or genuin
gauche
awkward, lacking in social graces, clumsy
heresy
an opinion different from accepted belief, unorthodox
inculcate
impress on the mind by repetition, instill, implant
palpable
capable of being touched or felt, tangible, plain
perceptive
having sympathetic insight or understanding, observant
pernicious
extremely harmful, fatal
salient
leaping, jumping, strcking, notable, protrusive,obvious
satiate
to satisfy completely; to fill to excess, gratify, cloy
sear
to make or become dy and withered; char or scorch
sepecious
deceptive, apparently good or valid but lacking real merit
absolve
to clear from blame, pardon
caricature
cartoon, parody, lampoon
clangor
loud ringing sound, din, clamor, uproar
contiguous
side by side, adjoining, next door to
cupidity
an eager desire for something; greed
deleterious
harmful; injurious, detrimental
enhance
to raise to a higher degree, improve, magnify
enthrall
captivate, charm, fascinate, enchant
extenuate
lessen the seriousness or magnitude or an offense; mitigate, diminish
implicit
implied, unspoken, unconditional
incisive
sharp, keen, penetrating, acute, cutting
ostentatious
marked by conspicuous or pretentious display, flashy, overdone
paragon
model of excellence or perfection
paraphrase
to restate in other words, reword, rephrease
politic
prudnet, shrewdly developed, tactful
prosaic
dull,lacking in originality, commonplace
redundant
extra excess, ore than is needed, wordy, repetetive
sanctimonious
making a show of virtue or righteousness
scintillating
sparkling, twinkling, stimulating, lively
winsome
charming, attractive, engaging