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Dubious
doubtful
Enigma
something that is puzzling
Exacerbate
to increase the severity of
Fickle
capricious changeable
Idiosyncrasy
a peculiar trait or form of behavior
Languid
sluggish or listless
Incorrigible
incapable of being corrected, not reformable, delinquent
Jocular
fun loving jolly
Lucid
having full use of one’s mental facilities; clear
Malevolent
malicious or spiteful
Manacle
handcuff
Morose
gloomy or melancholy
Imperial
royal
Imminent
impending or near at hand
Eminent
prominent or notable
Knell
tolling of a bell
Oblige
to make indebted or grateful
Proximity
degree of closeness
Manifest
apparent; clear
Indigent
poor
Lethargy
sluggishness
Tempest
a storm
Lurid
stressing violence or sensationalism
Maudlin
excessively sentimental
Homage
honor attributes
Imperious
domineering
Assail
to attack
Jettison
to through overboard
Kinetic
producing motion
Lackey
a servile attendant
Legacy
anything received by an ancestor, predecessor, or previous era
Malediction
curse
Xenophobia
the fear or hatred of something strange or foreign
Miser
someone who is parsimonious
Mesmerize
to hypnotize
Indolent
idle disinclined to work
Innocuous
harmless
Laudable
praiseworthy
Mercenary
motivated solely by money or gain
Lithe
Flexible supple
Meander
to wander aimlessly
Missive
letter
Nebulous
vague
Hubris
pride arrogance and excessive self conceit
Apostrophe
the adding of an absent person
Ostracize
to banish disgracefully
Obsequious
slavishly attendant; servile
Mettle
courage or spirit
Inundate
to flood or overwhelm
Interment
burial
Miscreant
villain
Mollify
to soften or appease
Lugubrious
mournful
Misnomer
wrong name; incorrect designation
Luminary
shining light or star; person of brilliant achievements
Nadir
lowest point
Numismatist
coin collector
Obdurate
stubborn
Repose
rest
Pallid
Pale
Paramount
supreme
Embellish
to decorate or adorn
Jejune
not interesting or satisfying
Paean
song of praise
Disparage
to belittle
Cursory
hasty
Duplicity
deliberate deception
Edify
to enlighten
Epitome
the perfect example of an entire class or type
Exacerbate
to increase the severity of
Fortuitous
happening by a lucky chance
Garrulous
chatty
Hackneyed
worn out by use; banal, trite
Histrionic
theatrical
Harbinger
a forerunner; an indications of what is to come
Latent
hidden, not apparent