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divulge
to tell; to reveal (as a secret)
abet
to assist or encourage, especially in wrongdoing
domgatic
arrogant and stubborn about one's (often unproven) beliefs
insipid
lacking flavor; dull; not at all stimulating
extraneous
inessential; not constituting a vital part
coerce
to force by using pressure, intimidation, or threats
jaundiced
prejudiced; hostile
meticulous
extremely, sometimes excessively, careful about small details; precise
temerity
recklessness; a foolish disregard of danger
gregarious
sociable; fond of the company of others
heresy
the crime of holding a belief that goes against establish doctrine
docile
easy to teach or manage
libation
a drink, especially an alcoholic one
anathema
1. a hated, repellent person or thing
2.a formal curse
banter
teasing; playful conversation
castigate
to criticize or punish severly
gauche
lacking social graces; tactless
ignominy
public shame, disgrace, or dishonor
motley
made up of dissimilar parts; being of many colors
emaciated
extremely thin; wasted away
avarice
greed; desire for wealth
furtive
stealthy; secretive
bacchanalian
wild and drunken
extradite
to turn over or deliver to the legal jurisdiction of another government or authority
copious
numerous; large in quanity
irascible
easily angered
mercenary
a professional soldier hired by a foreign army
bastion
a strong defense or fort (or one likened to it)
jettison
to cast overboard; to discard
ostracize
to banish; to shut out from a group or society
bigot
one who is intolerant of differences in others
expunge
to erase or elminate
candid
outspoken; blunt
argot
special words or phrases used by a specific group of people
negligence
careless neglect, often resulting in injury
appease
to calm; to make satisfied (often only temporarily)
strident
harsh sounding; gratein
chaos
complete disorder
augment
to enlarge; to increase in amount or intensity
jingoism
extreme, chauvinistic patriotism, often favoring an aggressive, warlike foreign policy
rancor
extreme hatred or ill will
inexorable
unrelenting; unavoidable
extol
to praise highly
clement
merciful; lenient
cliché
a worn out idea or overused expression
adamant
unyielding; firm in opinion
diffident
lacking in selfconfidence; shy
opus
a creative work, especially a numbered compostiotn
ostensible
professed but not necessarily true
disparity
inequality; difference
condone
to forgive or overlook an offense
nuance
a slight or subtle degree of difference
connoisseur
an expert in matters of culture, food, or wine
enigma
a mystery; something seemingly inexplicable
apathey
lack of interest; state of not caring
officious
excessiveley eager to deliver unasked for or unwanted help
credence
belief or trust
jaunty
having a bouyant self confident air; brisk and crisp
dilettante
one who merely dabbles in an art or a science
cult
an unorganized group of people with an obsessive devotion
cynical
doubtful or distrustful of the goodness or sincerity of human motives
ambiavalent
having opposing attidues or feelignstoward a person thing or diea; unable to decide
demagogue
a leader who appeals to citiens' emotions to obtain power
demure
quiet and modest; reserced
intrepid
without fear; brave
destitute
extremely poor; lacking necessities like food and shelter
erudite
scholarly; learned
dilemna
a choice between two unpleasant or difficult options
culmination
the highest point of attainment; the end of climax
concur
to be of the same opinion; to agree with
abate
to lessen in violence or intensity
decorum
conformity to accepted standards of conduct; proper behavior
abhor
to detest; to hate strongly
dole
to distribute; to give out sparingly
gamut
the whole rang or extent
extrovert
one who is outgoing; one who is energized rather than drained by interactions with others
droll
amusing in an odd or whimsical way
duplicity
intentional deceit in speech or conduct
effigy
a crude dummy or image representing a hated person or group
austere
stern; severe; plain
emulate
to strive to be equal to; to imitate
sere
dry and withered
enhance
to increase the value or beauty of something
contrite
feeling regret for having committed some wrongdoing
magnanimous
noble; generous in forgiving; free from petty feelings or acts
enunciate
to state clearly and distinctly; to pronounce
collaborate
to work with another toward a goal
impound
to confine; to retain in legal custody
impeccable
faultless; without sin or blemish
evoke
to summon forth
inane
without sense or meaning; silly
unctious
exaggeratedly or insincerely polite
expatriate
someone who chooses to live outside of, or renounces, his or her native country
frowzy
unkempt
heinous
hatefully or shockingly evil