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adjunct
connected or attached to in a dependent, subordinate, or auxiliary manner, but not a part of
macabre
horrible; grim
farcical
absurd; ridiculously clumsy
debonair
carefree and self-confident in manner; elegant and gracious
penchant
a strong liking
deplete
to use up gradually
chicanery
the use of tricks or clever talk to deceive or evade
t=feisty
aggressive; lively; energetic
mitigate
to make less severe; to become milder
gull
to cheat; to fool or hoax
nadir
lowest point
equivocal
ambiguous; intentionally vague
genealogy
family history
impervious
incapable of being affected
filial
of, relating to, or befitting a son or daughter
daub
to paint coarsely or unskillfully
admonish
to warn; to caution in counsel
obeisance
a bow or similar gesture expressing deep respect
cache
a concealed store of goods or valuables
affliction
anything causing great suffereing
mendicant
a beggar
aphorism
a concise statement of a truth or principle
oscillate
to swing or move back and forth like a pendulum
delete
to take out; to remove
oust
to drive out; expel; deprive
impermeable
not permitting passage (especially of fluids)
paean
a fervent expression, or song, of joy or praise
imperturbable
not easily excited, even under pressure
lax
careless or negligent
palpable
obvious; capable of being touched or felt
pariah
a social outcast
fluent
able to express oneself easily and clearly
cavort
to leap about in a sprightly manner; romp
pedagogue
a schoolteacher
melee
a noise, confused fight
ensue
to follow as a result
desecrate
to damage a holy place; to treat with irreverence
personification
a person or thing that represents an idea
bias
a prejudiced view (either for or against); a preference
aloof
reserved, distant
gyrate
to rotate or revolve quickly; to spiral
fiat
an official order
fidelity
faithfulness
rambunctios
unruly; uncontrollable
hilarity
gaiety; joviality
genocide
the deliberate destructrion of a group of people
zaftig
having a full, shapely figure
predilection
a preference toward someone or something
faux
artificial; false; not genuine
foray
a surprise attack
conjecture
a judgment or opinion based on little or questionable evidence
allocate
to distribute, allot, or designate
gratis
free; without charge
materialistic
wanting material possessions
belabor
to work at something beyond practicality; to over stress
progeny
offspring; children
quintessential
the most typical; ideal
rudimentary
basic; not refined or well developed
monolithic
massive, uniform, and soid
manifesto
a public declaration of policies or intentions
tantamount
of essentially equal value or significance
subversive
in opposition to authority or government
conducive
tending to cause or bring about
amenable
agreeable; responsive to suggestion or advice
sedentary
characterized by or requiring sitting; motionless
influx
an inward flow
rigorous
severe; relentless; harsh
patina
a sheen on a surface resulting from age and use
placebo
a fake drug used in the testing of medication
junta
a military group ruling a country after seizing power
pinnacle
a peak or climax
mollify
to reduce, soothe, or calm
perjury
the act of lying under oath
plaintive
expressing sorrow; mournful
stricture
a restraint or limit
impasse
a problem or predicament with no obvious resolution
wunderkind
one who excels in a difficult field at an early age
acumen
ability to discern or discriminate; shrewdness
nanotechonology
the use of single atoms and molecules to construct microscopic devices
notarize
to certify legally
piquant
a strong, stimulating taste
malodorous
having an offenseive odor
pungent
a sharp taste; acrid
erroneous
incorrect; mistaken
concurrent
happening at the same time
negligible
of little importance; insifnificant
renege
to break a promise or obligation; revoke
precept
a rule of action; a priniciple to live by
visage
a face or facial expression
irrevocable
impossible to retract or revoke; irreversible
confute
to argue or point out error
meritorious
a deserving of an award or honor
mezzanine
the lowest balcony in a theater; a partial story between main stories in a building
tribulation
an affliction, trouble, or difficult experience
recumbent
resting or lying down
dynasty
a succession of rulers from the same family or group
purport
to claim; to have or to give the false impression of being
forte
an area of expertise or strength
kleptomania
a continual urge to steal regardless of economic motive
renown
state of being well known and honored; fame
ineffable
too sacred or great to be described
fortitude
strength in adversity
botch
to ruin through clumsiness; to bungle
perennial
lasting indefinitely
brinkmanship
pushing dangerous situations to the edge of disaster rather than conceding