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(v)
to make less in amount, degree, ect.; to subside, become less; to nullify; to deduct, omit
abate
(n)
praise or flattery that is excessive
adulation
(n)
an objectof intense dislike; a curse or strong denunciation
anathema
(adj)
shrewd, crafty, showing practical wisdom
astute
(n)
a greedy desire, particularly for wealth
avarice
(adj)
deserving blame, worthy of condemnation
culpable
(adj)
tending to delay or procrastinate, not prompt; intended to delay or postpone
dilatory
(adj)
conspicuous, standing out from the mass (usesd particulary in an unpleasnt sense)
egregious
(v)
to speak or act in a way that allows more than one interpretation; to be deliberately vage or ambiguous
equivocate
(adj)
vanishing, soon passing away; light and airy
evanescent
(adj)
unable to make up one's mind, hesatating
irresolute
(adj)
cloudlike, resembling a cloud; cloudy in color,not transparent; vague, confused, indistinct
nebulous
(n)(adj)
one who is just a beginner at some activity requiring skill and experience
novice
(n)
extreme poverty; barrenness, insufficiency
penury
(adj)
done for show, striving to make a big impression; claiming merit or position unjustifiably; making demands on one's skill or abillities, ambitious
pretentious
(v)
to review a series of facts; to sum up
recapitulate
(v)
to revive, bring back to consciousness or exsistence
resuscitate
(adj)
untidy, dirty, careless
solvenly
(n)
something that is assumed or taken for granted without conclusive evidence.
supposition
(adj)
inactive, sluggish, dull
torpid