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allusion
indirect reference
eminent
prominent
imminent
impending
immanent
existing within
morale
mental condition
prophecy
prediction of the future
prophesy
to declare or predict
denotation
the direct, explicit meaning of a word
amorphous
having no determinate form
banal
common; petty; ordinary
blithe
happy; cheery; merry
caustic
burning; sarcastic; harsh
censure
to criticize or disapprove of
coalesce
to combine or come together
complacent
content; self-satisfied; smug
concede
1. to acknoledge; to admit

2. to surrender; to abandon one's position
conspicuous
easy to see; noticeable
consternation
amazement or terror that causes confusion
contrite
regretful; sorrowful
deference
a yielding to the opinion of another
denounce
to speak out against; condemn
ephemeral
temporary; brief; short lived
equivocal
doubtful; uncertain
euphony
pleasant sound
expedient
helpful; practical
extol
to praise; to commend
fallacious
misleading
frivolity
giddiness; lack of seriousness
furtive
secretive; sly
guile
slyness; deceit
hackneyed
commonplace; trite
heed
to obey; to yield to
heresy
opinion contrary to popular belief
illusory
unreal; false; deceptive
immutable
unchangeable; permanent
impetuous
1. rash; impulsive

2. forcible; violent
indolent
lazy; inactive
indulgent
lenient; patient
innocuous
harmless; innocent
insipid
uninteresting; bland
languid
weak; fatigued
levity
silliness; lack of seriousness
magnanimous
forgiving; unselfish
morose
moody; despondent
ominous
threatening
pernicious
dangerous; harmful
preclude
to inhibit; to make impossible
prodigal
wasteful; lavish
prodigious
exceptional; tremendous
profusion
great amount; abundance
prosaic
tiresome; ordinary
relegate
to banish; to put in a lower position
rescind
to retract; to discard
reticent
silent; reserved; shy
reverent
respectful
sagacious
wise
sanguine
1. optimistic; cheerful

2. red
scrupulous
honorable; exact
sycophant
flatterer
taciturn
reserved; quiet; secretive
tumid
swollen; inflated
vehement
intense; excited; enthusiastic
venerate
to revere
virulent
deadly; harmful; malicious
vital
important; spirited
volatile
undependable
wane
grow gradually smaller
whimsical
fanciful; amusing
wither
to humiliate; wilt or shrivel
zealot
believer; enthusiast; fan
zenith
point directly overhead in the sky
abase
to degrade; humiiliate; disgrace
abominate
to loathe; hate
absolve
to forgive; acquit
accede
to comply with; to consent to
affable
friendly; amiable; good-natured
alacrity
1. enthusiasm; fervor

2. liveliness; sprightliness
anoint
1. to crown; to ordain

2. to smear with oil
awry
1. crooked(ly); uneven(ly)

2. wrong; askew
baleful
sinister; threatening; evil; deadly
baroque
extravagant; ornate
behoove
to be advantageous
berate
to scold
bereft
hurt by someone's death
bombastic
pompous, wordy
chagrin
distress; shame
choleric
cranky; cantankerous
craven
cowardly; fearful
deign
to condescend; to stoop
demur
to object
derision
ridicule; mockery
duress
force; constraint
ebullient
showing excitement
educe
draw forth
effervescence
bubbliness; enthusiasm; determination
ferret
to drive or hunt out of hiding
fledgling
inexperienced person; beginner
flux
current; continuous change
hubris
arrogance
ignoble
shameful; dishonorable
imbue
to inspire; to arouse
impale
to fix on a stake; to stick; to pierce
knakery
rascality; trickery
laggard
a lazy person
larceny
theft; stealing
lascivious
indecent; immoral
lecherous
impure in thought and act
malediction
curse; evil spell
nettle
to annoy; irritate
obdurate
stubborn; inflexible
obsequious
slavishly attentive; servile
pallid
sallow; colorless
pervade
to occupy the whole of
phlegmatic
without emotion or interest
pittance
small allowance
privy
private; confidential
quiescent
inactive; at rest
raucous
disagreeable to the sense of hearing; harsh
recluse
solitary and shut off from society
retroaction
an action elicited by a stimulus
reverie
trance
skulk
to move secretly
sojourn
temporary stay; visit
sordid
filthy; base; vile
steadfast
loyal
stupor
a stunned or bewildered condition
suave
effortlessly gracious
sunder
to break; to split in two
tacit
not voiced or expressed
tarry
to go or move slowly; to delay
terse
concise; abrupt
torpid
lacking alertness and activity; lethargic
truculent
aggressive; eager to fight
tycoon
wealthy leader
ubiquitous
ever present in all places; universal
ulterior
buried; concealed
uncanny
of a strange nature; weird
unwonted
not ordinary; unusual
usury
act of lending money at illegal rates of interest
vagrant
1. homeless person

2. rambling; wandering; transient
vaunted
boasted of
veracious
conforming to fact; accurate
vex
to trouble the nerves; to annoy
vindicate
to free from charge; to clear
vogue
modern fashion
voluble
fluent
wanton
unruly; excessive
wheedle
to try to persuade; to coax
whet
to sharpen
wry
mocking; cynical
yoke
harness; collar; bond
yore
former period of time
zephyr
a gentle wind or breeze