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licentious
morally unrestrained
immoral; lewd chaste, pure
numismatist
a coin collection
paucity
a scarcity, lack
insufficiency abundance
fatalistic
believing that all events in life are inevitable and determined by fate
obtrude
to force oneself into a situation uninvited
impose; intrude extricate
pensive
dreamily thoughtful
reflective; meditative silly; frivolous
lackadaisical
uninterested; listless
spiritless; apathetic; languid enthusiastic; inspired
alienate
to turn away feelings or affections
estrange; set against endear; unite
elated
in high spirits; exultantly proud and joyful
overjoyed depressed
epigram
a witty saying expressing a single thought of observation

aphorism; bon mot; quip
amalgamate
to combine
unite; blend; merge; consolidate

splinter; disunite
demented
mentally ill; insane
deranged; insane sane
hone
to sharpen
dull
beleaguer
to besiege by encircling (as with an arymy); to harass
surround; annoy evade
gorge
to eat or swallow greedily
antiquated
no longer used or useful; very old
obsolete; out of date; archaic

modern
opiate
a narcotic used to cause sleep or bring relief from pain
stimulant
caricature
an exaggerated portrayal of one's features
mockery; cartoon
dally
to waste time; to dawdle
dawdle; loiter hasten; hurry
felonious
pertaining to or constituting a major crime
criminal
edifice
a large, elaborate; an imposing building
fortress hovel
ambidextrous
equally skillful with either hand
belated
delayed
tardy; late quell
animate
to give life or motion to
enliven; encourage; excite

quell
knead
to work dough or clay into a uniform mixture
squeeze; rub; press
chauvinist
one having a fanatical devotion to a country, gender, or religion, with contempt for other countries, the opposite sex, or other beliefs
egalitarian
promoting equal rights for all people
ant: elitist
berserk
in a state of violent or destructive rage
frenzied placid; complacent
ostentatious
marked by a conspicuous, showy, or pretentious display
grandiose unobtrusive; bland
delude
to mislead; to fool
deceive enlighten
elude
to escape notice; to get away from
avoid; evade; lose attract
fallow
inactive; unproductive
idle; barren fertile; productive
blight
anything that destroys, prevents growth, or causes devaluation
affliction; disease enhancement
obsequy
a funeral rite or ceremony
denizen
an occupant; inhabitant
resident emigrant; alien
fealty
obligated loyalty or faithfulness
devotion; fidelity; allegiance
disloyalty; treachery
entice
to attract by offering reward or pleasure
tempt, lure discourage
gratify
to please
satisfy; indulge displease; disappoint
laggard
a slow person, especially one who falls behind
straggler; dawdler leader
gambit
maneuver or action used to gain an advantage
strategy; ploy; maneuver
blunder
jaded
worn out; dulled, as from overundulgence
exhausted; wearied fresh
gist
the main point
idea; essence
advocate
to recommend; to speak in favor of
promote; encourage oppose; contest
efface
to obliterate; to wipe out
erase enshrine
charisma
personal appeal or attraction; magnetism
charm
ogre
a brute; a large monster; a frightful giant
mesmerize
to hypnotize
captivate; entrance bore
entity
anything having existence, either physical or mystical
bandy
to exchange words; to discuss casually
dastardly
cowardly and treacherous
dishonorable; shameful righteous
nepotism
favoritism shown to family or friends by those in power, especially in business or hiring practices
begrudge
to resent another's success; to envy
mandarin
an influential person; a member of an elite group
glutinous
gluey, sticky
enmity
deepseated hostility, often mutual
declaim
to speak in a dramatic, impassioned, or blustering manner
imbue
to inspire or influence; to saturate
fagg
a pole with a large hook on one end
quaff
to drink in large quantities; to gulp
bibliophile
a lover of books
gird
to prepare for an event or an action
daunt
to make afraid; to discourage
flux
a state of continual change or movement
hovel
a wretched living place; an open shed
cadaverous
of or like a corpse; pale, gaunt, thin
gothic
of the middle ages; of or relating to a mysterious, grotesque, and desolate style of fiction
penury
extreme poverty
egress
an exit; a means of going out
felicity
happiness; bliss
despot
a dictator with absolute power
beget
to produce; to make happen
educe
to draw or bring out
glean
to collect bit by bit; to gather with patient labor
chafe
to wear or irritate, often through rubbing or friction
effrontery
shameless boldness
imbibe
to drink (especially alcohol)
feign
to pretend
desist
to stop; discontinue
allude
to hint at, to refer to indirectly
elite
the choice members or best of a group