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Abdicate
To denounce
To discard
To abandon
Aberration
Something not typical
Deviation
Abhorrence
Repugnance
Detestation
Abjure
To renounce upon oath
Abnegation
Self Denial
Abrogate
To break, as a treaty of law
Abscond
to depart secretly; to hide
Absolve
to set free from obligation or consequence of guilt
Abstruse
hard to understand; hard to grasp
Accolade
an award or honor; high praise
Acquiesce
to agree silently
Acument
keenness
Arid
dull; unimaginative
Broach
to make known for the first time
Brook
to bear or tolerate
Cache
something hidden in secure place
Cajole
to persuade; to coax
Capitulate
to surrender; to give in
Carp
to complain
Choleric
hot tempered, easily angered
Clandestine
secret
Cynosure
center of interest
Dauntless
fearless
Debonair
sohpisticated, suave
Decorous
proper, in good taste, correct
Duplicity
concealment of ones true intentions by misleading words; deception
Eclectic
from many sources; varied
Effete
exhausted; worn out
Egress
exit
Exigent
urgent; requires prompt attention
Expunge
to erase
Fallacious
misleading;
Feckless
feeble; worthless
Fervid
Very hot; intense
Gainsay
to deny; contradict
Garner
collect; to accumulate
Gauche
lacking social grace; crude
Goad
to urge; to incite
Hiatus
a gap or interruption
Hone
to sharpen
Idyllic
carefree; lighthearted
Imbue
to permeate or influence
Impugn
to attack
Inimical
hostile, unfriendly
Jejune
immature; child-like
Jocose
witty or funny
Kindle
to inspire
Kinetic
related to motion
Laconic
concise
Lassitude
fatigue; weariness
Levity
not serious
Lurid
gruesome, shockin
Maverick
rebel; nonconformist
Mitigate
to soften; extenuating
Moot
questionable
Munificent
lavish, extravagent
Nuance
subtle variation; small detail
Obdurate
unyielding
Officious
meddling; interfering
Onus
burden
Paucity
a small amountl; scarce
Peruse
to study; to read carefully
Quell
to suppress
Quisling
a traitor
Quixotic
foolish; impractical
Quondam
former; sometime
Raze
demolish; destroy
Sanguine
hopeful
Satiric
using ridicule or sarcasm
Tacit
unspoken; implied
Tepid
lukewarm; room temperature
Terse
refined; concise
Umbrage
feeling of offense
Undulate
to fluctuate
Unduly
excessive
Vapid
spiritless
Verbose
wordy
Viable
able to stand; capable
Vilify
to slander
Volatile
easily aroused; explosive
Wan
pale; sickly
Whet
stimlulate; make more intense
Wroth
very angry
Zealot
one who is enthusiastic; sometimes fanatical about a cause