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indefatigable
adj. tireless; incapable of fatigue
innocuous
adj. harmless
chaste
adj. morally pure in thought
titular
adj. relating to a title
obstreperous
adj. noisily and stubbornly defiant
tempestuous
adj. tumultuous; stormy
umbrage
n. offense; resentment
curmudgeon
n. a person full of stubborn emotions
sanctimonious
adj. feigning piety or righteousness
emendation
n. an alteration intended to improve
demure
adj. modest or reserved in demeanor
adroit
adj. dexterous; deft
impertinent
adj. improperly forward
becloud
v. obscure
cadence
n. rhythmic flow; beat of movement
peroration
v. speak at length in an grandiloquent manner
asperity
n. roughness or harshness of surface
menage
n. household; living together as a unit
augury
n. a sign of something coming
tete-a-tete
adv. without a third party; in intimate privacy
encomium
n. warm glowing praise
inimitable
adj. defying imitation; matchless
pestiferous
adj. bothersome; annoying
traduce
v. cause humiliation or disgrace by making malicious false statements
discursive
adj. tending to depart from the main point; digressive
resplendent
adj. splendid; dazzling
cavil
v. find fault unnecessarily; quibble, carp
imprimatur
n. official approval; sanction
flippant
adj. disrespectful levity or casualness
pert
adj. trim and stylish in appearance
voluble
adj. ready flow of speech
vivacious
adj. full animation of spirit
jaunty
adj. self confident air or brisk
incorrigible
adj. incapable of being corrected or reformed
gendarme
n. police officer
cupidity
n. excessive desire; avarice
quixotic
adj. idealistic without regard to practicality
supercilious
adj. showing arrogant superiority or haughty disdain
bereave
v. to leave desolate or alone
curt
adj. rudely brief or abrupt
enigmatic
adj. not clear to the understanding; puzzling
double entendre
n. figure of speech that can be understood two ways
forbearance
n. patience in the face of provocation
mercurial
adj. quick and changeable in temperament
effusion
adj. an unrestrained outpouring of feeling
punctilious
adj. attentive to minute details; precise; scrupulous
pantomime
n./v. communication by gesture and facial expression
temerity
n. recklessness; foolhardy disregard
sublime
adj./n. inspiring awe; impressive; majestic; highly noble
inhere
v. to belong; as attributes or qualities
rapacious
adj. greedy; ravenous; taking by force; plundering
timorous
adj. timid; full of apprehension
iniquity
n. wicked; gross immorality
palaver
n./v. idle chatter
dirigiste
adj. directed by a central authority
vixen
n. woman regarded as quarrelsome; shrewish
beguile
v. deceive; delude; cheat
laconic
adj. terse; concise
renascent
adj. showing renewed strength or vigor
eviscerate
v. to take away a vital part
prevaricate
v. to stray from or evade
supine
adj. offering no resistance
iconoclast
n. someone who tries to destroy traditional ideas and institutions
commodious
adj. roomy; conveniently spacious
enervate
v./adj. to weaken or destroy the strength of
improvident
adj. lacking foresight or forethought
cataract
n. a great waterfall over a precipice
lampoon
n./v. ridicule or satirize
congenial
adj. having the same tastes; habits; or temperament
propitious
adj. presenting favorable circumstances
obverse
adj./n. counterpart; complement; the more obvious of two alternatives
pelagic
adj. living in the open seas
paucity
n. scarcity; dearth
res nullius
objects not yet the subject of rights (terra nullius "no man's land")
jus gentium
n. international law
vexatious
adj. full of annoyance and distress
vulpine
adj. cunning; clever
sandbagged
v. treaty harshly or unjustly
languid
adj. lacking energy or vitality; weak
peculation
v. embezzlement
wiseacre
n. a person who is disagreeably egotistical
braggart
n. /adj. one given to loud empty boasting
sotto voce
adj. in soft tones; so as not to be overheard
raison d'etre
n. reason to be
entente
n. an informal alliance between countries
palliate
v. to make less severe or intense
coup de grace
n. a finishing stroke; decisive event
un peu fache
a little annoyed
schadenfreude
n. pleasure derived from the misfortunes of others
vermillion
n./adj. a vivid red to reddish orange
status quo ante bellum
as things were before the war
bete comme la paix
stupid as the peace
prima facie
adv./adj. on the face of it; at first glance
remonstrate
v. to reason or plead in protest
entrepot
n. distribution center; market center
vertiginous
adj. affected with vertigo; tending to cause dizziness
efficacious
adj. capable of producing a desired effect
mulct
n./v. a penalty; a fine
bona fides
n. credentials; reputation; standing
askance
adv. with dissaproval or suspicion; sidelong glance