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To decline, decay or deterioration;
Decadence
To attempt to dissuade someone from some course or decision;
Expostulate
A combination, union, or merger for some specific purpose;
Coalition
The expression of approval or favorable opinion, praise;
approbation
To draw forth, bring out from some source;
Elicit
To make easier or milder, to relieve;
Assuage
Used so often as to lack freshness or originality;
hackneyed
A gap, opening, break;
haitus
A hint, indirect suggestion;
Innuendo
To plead on behalf of someone else;
Intercede
Wearied, worn-out, dulled
Jaded
Causing shock, horror, or revulsion;
Lurid
Worthy, deserving recognition and praise;
Meritorious
Peavish, annoyed by triffles, easily irritated and upset;
petulant
A special right or privilage;
prerogative
Excessively smooth or smug;
Unctuous
To make a pretense of, imitate;
simulate
To rise above or beyond, exceed
Transcend
Shade cast by trees;
umbrage
Pertaining to an outlying area;
Provincial
To improve, make better;
ameliorate
Poise, assurance, great self-confidence;
Aplomb
Pompous or overblown in language;
bombastic
Without experience; immature, not fully developed;
callow
Saliva or mucus flowing from the mouth or nose;
drivel
A summary, condensed account
epitome
To urge strongly, advise earnestly
exhort
By virtue of holding a certain office
ex officio
To violate, trespass, go beyond recognized bounds;
infringe
To make oneself agreeble and thus grain favor or acceptance by others.
ingratiate
One who moves in where he or she is not wanted, an intruder;
interloper
Belonging to someone or something by its very nature;
intrinsic
To make a violent attack in words;
inveigh
Weariness of body or mind, lack of energy
lassitude
A period of one thousand years;
millenium
Mysterious, magical, supernatural; secret, hidden from view;
occult
to spread through, pernetrate;
permeate
To fall as moisture, to cause or bring about suddenly;
precipitate
Strict, severe, rigorously or urgently binding or compelling;
stringent
To think or believe without certain supporting evidence;
surmise
To have an intense dislike or hatred for;
abominate
The modification of the social patterns, traits'
acculturation
Resulting from chance rather than from an inherent cause or characters;
Adventitous
To assign or refer to;
ascribe
Roundabout, not direct
ciruitous
To sympathize with, have pity or sorrow for;
comiserate
To direct or order, to prescribe a course of action in an authoriative way;
enjoin
To make easy, cause to progress faster
expedite
To make amends, make up for;
expiate
A state of great exitement
ferment
Resulting from or marked by lack of attention;
inadvertent
Existing in name only, not real'
nominal
Not decisive or definate, unwilling to take a clear position or to say yes or no
noncommital
To steal something that has been given into one's trust
peculate
A natural or habitual inclination or tendency
proclivity
Composure or cooless, especially in trying circumstances;
sanfroid
Resistant of lawful authority;
seditious
Thin, slender, not dense;
tenuous
BItter, sarcastic;
vitriolic
To use coaxing or flattery to gain some desired end
wheedle
Courteous and pleasant, socciable, easy to speak to;
affable
To increase in greatness, power, or wealth;
aggrandize
Shapeless, without definate form;
amorphous
That which surrounds, atmosphere;
aura
illegal traffic, smuggled goods;
contraband
Scholarly, learned, bookish;
erudite
Thin, light, delicate, insubstantial;
gossamer
To find out by reasoning;
infer
Incapable of being understood
inscrutable
Relating to, characteristics of, or situated on an island;
insular
Incapable of being changed or called back
irrevocable
A natural inclination or predilection toward;
propensity
Peavish, complaining, fretful;
querulous
To urgue or plead with someone agaist something;
remonstrate
To disown, reject, or deny the validity of;
repudiate
Able to return to an original shape or form;
resilient
To re-echo, resound,;
reverberate
Coarsely abusive, vulgar or low;
scurrilous
Persistent, showing industry and determination
sedulous
Thin or flimsy in texture, cheap;
sleazy
A general pardon for an offense agaist goverment
Amnesty
Self-goverment;;
autonomy
Self-evident, expressing a universally accepted principle or rule
axiomatic
To adorn or embellish, to display;
blazon
A warning or caution to prevent misunderstanding or discourage behavior
caveat
Fair, just, embodying principles of justice
equitable
To free from entanglements or difficulties;
extricate
To steal, especially in a sneaky way and in petty amounts;
filch
To mock, treat with contempt;
flout
Tending to be troublesome
fractious
A rule of conduct or action
precept
Benificial, helpful;
salutary
Bitterly servere, withering;
scathing
To whip, punish serverly
scourge
Funeral, typical of the tomb;
sepulchral
Tending to cause sleep, relating to sleepiness or lethagy;
soporific
Extremely strict in regard to moral standards and conduct;
straitlaced
Lasting only a short time, fleeting;
transient
Not easily carried, handled, or managed because of sized or complexity
unwieldy
Dull, uninteresting, tiresome;
vapid
Abnormal, irregular, departing fromt he usual
anamalous
A damaging or derogatory statement;
aspersion
Extremely strange, weird;
bizzare
Abrupt, blunt, wiht no formalities
brusque
To coax, persuade through flattery or artifice;
cajole
To punish severely; to criticize serverly
casitage
to plan wiht ingenuity, invent;
contrive
a leader who exploits popular prejudices and false claims;
demagogue
To free from deception or error,
disabuse
Weariness and dissatisfaction from lack of occupation or interest;
ennui
A chain or shackle placed on the feet
fetter
very wicked, offensive, hateful
heinous
Not subject to change, constant
immutable
One who rebels or rises agaist authority;
insurgent
A delusion marked by a felling of power, wealth, talent;
megalomania
a position requiring little or no work;
sinecure
Stealth, secret, intended to escape observation;
surreptitious
To go beyong a limit or boundary;
transgress
To change from one nature, substance;
transmute
Performed, suffered, or otherwise experienced by one person in place or another;
vicarious