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Harangue
v: To rant, berate.
It was the commanders duty to harangue the cadets.
Harbinger
n: One who or that which foreruns and announces the coming of any person or thing.
Warm weather is a harbinger of spring.
Heinous
adj: odiously sinful
The madman committed a heinous crime.
Idiosyncrasy
n: A mental quality or habit peculiar to an individual.
An idiosyncrasy she had was sleeping in shoes.
Inane:
adj: Silly, ridiculous, childish.
His inane comments made him seem silly next to his serious sister.
Inchoate
adj: In the beginning stagesm undeveloped, embryonic.
The puppy goes through the inchoate stage before it becomes a dog.
Juxtapose
v: To place close together as to compare.
She had to juxtapose the two dressed to chose which one was best.
Knavery
n: Deceitfulness in dealing.
He showed his knavery when he cheated at the game.
Lacteal
adj: Milky.
The chocolate candy bar had a lacteal taste.
Latent
adj: Dormant, underlying, or buried.
The virus lies latent for years before it finally kills you.
Laudable
adj: Commendable, worthy of praise or recognition.
Helping an old person cross the stree it a laudable act.
Malady
n: Any physical disease or disorder, especially a chronic or deep-seated one.
She suffers from a rare mallady.
Manumission
n: Emancipation, to set free from bondage.
He believed in the manumission of slaves.
Mellifluous
adj: Sweetly or smoothly flowing.
I spoke polite with a mellifluous, well-educated voice.
Obseqious
adj: Showing a servile readiness to fall in with the wishes or will of another.
His obseqious manner made him a pushover.
Odoriferous
adj: Having or diffusing an odor or scent, especially an agreeable one.
His odoriferous laundry caught the woman's eye.
Panacea
n: A remedy or medicine proposed for or professing to cure all disease.
Aspirin is considered a panacea for aches and pain.
Pandemic
adj: A plague or disease affecting a whole people or all classes.
Pandemic influenza outbreaks can kill millions.
Paroxysm
n: A sudden outburst of any kind of activity; a spasm or fit.
When his father died, he broke into a paroxysm of tears.
Queue
n: A file of persons waitingin order of their arrival, as for admittance; a line.
Computers arrange data into a queue.
Rankle
v: To annoy, to produce irritation or festering.
He turned on the car alarm to rankle the neighbors.
Rebuff
v: To reject, to produce irritation or festering.
She had to rebuff him before he tried to pitch a horrible line.
Rebut
v: To oppose by argument of a sufficient answer.
My lawyer had to rebut his speech in order for our case to win.
Salacious
adj: Appealing to or stimulating sexual desire, lustful or bawdy.
The woman was very salacious while flirting with the man.
Zealot
n: A fanatic, one who exspouses a cause or pursues an object in a immoderately partisan manner.
The zealot was obessed with the singer.
Odious
adj: Arousing strong dislike or intense displeasure.
He was an odious man, always attacking others.