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compliance
n.

readiness to yield, conformity in fulfilling requirements
contentions
adj.

quarrelsome
hamper
v.

obstruct
defiled
v

a narrow gorge or pass that restricts lateral movement, as of troops

a march in a line
deception
n.

act of deceiv ing someone; fraud
discard
lack of harmony; conflict
deft
dextrous, skillful
dowager
a widow endowed w/ property from her husband

a dignified- looking elderly woman
galvanize
adj.

-shock or stimulate, as by electricity
-plate or coat w/ metal by means of electricty
voluble
adj.

speaking fluently
effulgence
n.

radiantly bright
foundered
v.

fill and sink as a ship, fail utterly
voluted
n.

a spiral or whorled formation
deranged
adg.

disarrange, disorder the mind
resolute
adj.

having a fixed purpose, unwavering
Ambivalence
the state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes
Pernicious
adj.

tending to cause death or serious injury, deadly
quailed
-to shrink back infear, cower
contempt
n- skorn, disdain
amenable
adj

-willing to agree, readily managed
defiance
n.

-refusal to yield, resistance
indict
v.
-charge
obdurate
adj.
-hardened against feeling, hard hearted
- not giving into persuasion, intractable
availed
v.
-To be of use or advantage
-to help
execrate
v.
-to declare to be hateful
-to feel loathing for
servile
submissive, slavish
a) of or suitable to a slave or servant
b) of or relating to servitude or forced labor
scourging
n.
- a source of widespread dreadful affliction and devastation such as that caused by pestilence or war
- A means of inflicting severe suffering
- A whip used to inflict punishment
ineffable
adj.

incapable of being expressed, indescribable or unutterable
profligate
adj.
-given over to dissipation, dissolute
-recklessly wasteful, wildly extravagant
admonished
v.
-to reprove gently but earnestly
-to counsel (another) against something too be avoided, caution
morose
sullenly melancholy, gloomy
rouse, v
to arouse from slumber, apath, or depression
amenities
n.
- the quality of being pleasant or attractive, agreeableness
-something that contributes to physical or material confort
vermillion
n.
-a vivid red to reddish orange
volatile
adj
-changeable, explosive
hindrance
v.
-block, obstacle
indigent
adj.
destitute, poor, needy
stratagems
n.
-a m military maneuver designed to deceive or surprise an enemy
melamine
n.
a white crystalline compound used in making melamine resins and for tanning leather
environs
to encircle, sorround
aversion
firm dislike
dismiss
refuse to consider seriously
commend
praise, citeapprovingly, entrust
assert
state with confidence
listlessly
lack of energy
degeneracy
state of being degerneratred, corruption
girded
confine with a belt, make fast by binding, encircle
inviolate
not desecrated, infringed, impared
not to be violated
meek
quiet and obedient, spiritless
insolent
contemptuously rude, disrespectful or insulting
doff
to take off (hat)
manacled
a shackle, handcuff,restrain, make fast or secure
flourish
thrive, prosper, be active
facade
the chief exterior face of a building
the superficial aspect of something
diffidence
want of self-confidence, shyness
coalesce
combine; fuse
adapt
alter, modify
paradox
statement that looks false but is actually correct; a contradictory statement
contagion
infection
sarcasm
scornful remarks; stinging rebuke
bias
prejudice
obscure
dark;vague;unclear
ambiguous
unclear or doubtful in meaning
conformity
harmany, agreement with established standards
vacillate
waver, fluctuate
contemplative
thoughtful and observant, reflective
didactic
teaching, instructional
condemnation
strong censure of disapproval;judicial sentencing
deficiency
lack, inadequacy, weakness
confirm
corroborate, verify, support
taciturn
habitually silent, talking little
serenity
calmness, placidity
refute
disprove
pretentious
ostentatious, self-important, pompous, overly ambitious
confine
shut in, restrict
determination
resolve, measurement or calculation, decision
precedent
something precing in time that may be used as an aouthority or guide for future action
inevitable
unavoidable
indifferent
unmoved, lacking concern
imperceptible
unnoticable, undetectable
imputation
the act of imputing or ascribing, attribution
something imputed, ascribed, or attributed
exculpate
to clear of guilt or blame
immutable
not subject or susceptable to change
infernal
of or relating to hell, diabolical
redress
to make amends to; to adjust
perdition
loss of the soul, eternal damnation
prudence
the state, quality or fact of being prudent
cudgel
a short heavy stick, a club
vigor
active strength
brittle
easily broken, difficult
alleviate
relieve
agressor
attacker
alienate
make hostile, separate
congenial
pleasant, friendly
degenerate
become worse, deteriorate
digression
wandering away from the subject
disinterested
unprejudiced
disperse
scatter
enhance
advance; improve
ingenious
clever
symmetry
arrangement of parts so that balance is obtained
monotony
sameness leading to boredom
momentous
very importnat
innovative
novel, introducing a change
immune
exempt
humble
modest, not proud
eclipse
darken;extinguish
compromise
adjust or settel by making mutual concessions
comparable
similar
censor
to examine in order to suppress contents considered objectionable
benign
kindly, faborable, not maligant
benevolent
generous, charitable
beneficial
helpful, useful
implication
taht which is hinted at or suggested
candor
frankness
vulnerable
susceptable to wounds
inconsolably
unable to console someone
miniscule
very small, tiny
cul-de-sac
a dead-end street
onomatopoeic
the formation or use of words such as buzz that imitate the sounds associated with the objects or actions or actions they refer to
nomenclature
a system of names used in art of science
oblong
deviating from a square

oval
assimilation
the act or process of assimilating
the state of being assimilated
pensive
deeply, often wistfully or dreamily thooughtful
suggestive or expressive of melancholy thoughtfulness
sartorial
pertaint to a tailor or his work
tawny
a light brown to brownish orange
tumeric
indian plant used for making a condiment, a yellow dye.
retract
to take back, disabow
to draw back or in
endorse
approve, support
heed
pay attention to, consider
incongruity
lack of harmony, absurdity
recluse
hermit
laud
praise
dismay
discourage, frighten
embossed
represent in raised designes or relief
naivete
quality of being unsophisticated
philanthropist
lover of mankind, doer of good
impudence
the quality of being offensively bold
offensively bold behavior