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remunerate
To pay (a person) a suitable equivalent in return for goods provided, services rendered, or losses incurred; recompense.
unprepossessing
creating an unfavorable or neutral first impression
consummate
Complete or perfect in every respect
vintner
A wine merchant.
harangue
A long pompous speech, especially one delivered before a gathering.
cord
A unit of quantity for cut fuel wood
prescience
Knowledge of actions or events before they occur; foresight.
percipient
Having the power of perceiving, especially perceiving keenly and readily.
profligate
Recklessly wasteful; wildly extravagant.
spendthrift
One who spends money recklessly or wastefully.
redress
Satisfaction for wrong or injury; reparation.
restitution
The act of restoring to the rightful owner something that has been taken away, lost, or surrendered.
winnow
To separate the chaff from (grain) by means of a current of air.
chaff
The dry bracts enclosing mature grains of wheat and some other cereal grasses, removed during threshing.
dregs
The sediment in a liquid
silage
Fodder prepared by storing and fermenting green forage plants in a silo.
feral
Existing in a wild or untamed state.
visceral
From the gut.
slothful
Lazy.
jeopardy
Danger.
urbanity
A smooth, polished character.
pliant
Supple, flexible, bending easily
ostentatious
Extremely showy.
brazen
Bold.
peremptory
Putting an end to all debate or action; authoritative.
laudatory
Expressing praise.
decry
To openly disparage or belittle, censure.
delude
Deceive.
inter
To place in a grave or tomb; bury.
sprightly
Lively, animated, vivacious.
corporeal
Of the flesh.
acrimonious
Bitter and sharp in language or tone; rancorous: an acrimonious debate between the two candidates.
torpid
Slow, apathetic, sluggish.
germane
Closely related, relevant.
aseptic
Free from disease-causing germs.
dour
Sullen, gloomy.
deign
Condescend.
preeminent
Superior to or notable above all others; outstanding.
sectarian
Adhering or confined to the dogmatic limits of a sect or denomination; partisan.
desultory
Half-hearted; inconsistent
sententious
Terse and energetic in expression; pithy.
perdition
Damnation.
raconteur
One who tells stories and anecdotes with skill and wit.
retinue
The retainers or attendants accompanying a high-ranking person.
drake
Male duck.
tonic
A medicine the revitalizes and strengthens.
inundate
To cover with water, especially floodwaters.
ruminate
To turn a matter over and over in the mind.
brood
Worry about something at great length.
paean
A song of praise.
dirge
A song of mourning.
manse
A large stately residence.
rectory
The house in which a parish priest or minister lives.
potentate
Monarch
votary
A person bound by religious vows
vicar
a Roman Catholic priest who acts for another higher-ranking clergyman
peregrinate
To journey or travel from place to place, especially on foot.
predestination
previous determination as if by destiny or fate
gyrate
To revolve around a fixed point or axis.
laxity
Lack of discipline; carelessness
proclivity
A natural propensity or inclination; predisposition.
rancor
bitter hate
check
to hinder or restrain
stultify
To render useless or ineffectual; cripple.
promulgate
Publicly promote
propitiate
to conciliate or make favorably inclined
antedate
predate
satiate
fulfill
perfidy
falseness; a deliberate breach of trust
mollify
To allay or calm
puissant
mighty, powerful, potent
antithetical
contrasting or opposing
penury
great poverty
munificence
generosity
disenfranchise
deprive of voting rights
vitiate
To reduce the value or impair the quality of.
misogyny
Hatred of women
tribulation
hardship
prattle
To talk freely and carelessly
dietetics
The science of nutrition
hydrology
The science of water movements
resplendent
briliantly colored
pallid
pale or lacking in color
ineffable
something that can't be expressed in words
excrutiate
To inflict great pain or torment
enrapture
To put someone in a state of ecstasy
chary
Very wary, shy
deft
Quick and skillful; adroit.
tight-lipped
frank
adulterate
Corrupt, make more impure
palliate
lessen, make less serious
abject
miserable, pitiful
vapid
Lacking liveliness, animation, or interest; dull
surly
# Sullenly ill-humored; gruff.
affectation
A pretense or artificial behavior
effrontery
impudence
imprecation
curse
impugn
To attack with words
turgid
Swollen or bloated; overly ornate or full of meaningless rhetoric
inebriety
State of being intoxicated
equanimity
calmness
factious
dissenting
arduous
difficult
interdict
forbid
chimerical
unreal
lassitude
A state or feeling of weariness, diminished energy, or listlessness.
felicity
happiness
torpor
A state of mental or physical inactivity or insensibility.
unfettered
free and unrestrained
obloquy
disgrace or public censure
recompense
Amends made, as for damage or loss.
callow
immature
enervate
weaken
dilatory
not prompt
enfeeble
To deprive of strength; make feeble.
circumspect
Heedful of circumstances and potential consequences; prudent.
mores
accepted rules of social behavior
martinet
one who insists on strict obedience of all regulations
paragon
A model of excellence or perfection of a kind; a peerless example
extemporaneous
spontaneous
injudicious
unwise or imprudent
perturbation
confusion or disorder
contemporaneous
Originating, existing, or happening during the same period of time
crotchety
complaining, grouchy or irritable
intrigue
plot and scheme; arouse interest
trenchant
perceptive
incipient
about to happen in the immediate future
frenetic
frantic
apposite
fitting, characterized by relevance
apposite
fitting; characterized by relevance
incipient
Beginning to exist or appear
nettle
irritate
ennoble
to make noble or excellent
recant
to take back a statement
umbrage
offense or displeasure
primacy
the state of being first or foremost.
maleficent
producing harm or evil
palpable
obvious
execrate
to curse, denounce or detest
abrade
To wear down or rub away by friction; erode.
spurious
false or counterfeit
antiquated
old
munificent
generous
slovenly
messy, careless
fulsome
disgusting or offensively excessive
fastidious
Possessing or displaying careful, meticulous attention to detail.
subsume
To classify, include, or incorporate in a more comprehensive category or under a general principle
conflate
combine
numismatist
coin collector
bibliophile
book collector
boor
crude, vulgar person
stoic
someone unaffected by emotion
sublimate
To modify the natural expression of (a primitive, instinctual impulse) in a socially acceptable manner.
ruffle
To disturb the smoothness or regularity of; ripple.
curmudgeon
grumpy person
plutocrat
One whose wealth gives him power or influence
arboreal
relating to trees
hyperbole
exaggeration
simile
expression of comparison using "like" or "as"
expansive
broad and encompassing
imperiousness
quality of being overbearing or domineering
illimitable
limitless
circumscribed
limited
belie
to misrepresent; to expose as false
timorous
timid
inured
made used to by long exposure
retort
talk back
mitigate
to lessen; make less severe
equable
uniform, steady, unvarying, or even
meager
Deficient in quantity, fullness, or extent; scanty.
inveterate
long-standing, deeply rooted, or persistent
piquancy
the quality of being pleasantly pungent in taste or smell
meritorious
Deserving reward or praise; having merit.
controvert
to contradict or refute (an argument)
buttress
support (an argument)
hallmark
a seal
whit
the smallest particle imaginable
confounded
confused; befuddled
bemused
dazed or lost in thought
wizened
dried up, withered
compunction
remorse
contravention
violation
foolhardy
overly courageous
intrepid
bold
anatomize
to discuss or examine to the most minute detail
stymie
To thwart; stump
dote
to care to the point of excess
discordant
disagreeing or not harmonious
graver
a tool used to cut into metal
rotundity
roundness
gaunt
thin
sedulity
industriousness
protagonist
a character in a drama
germane
relevant
tortuous
winding, crooked
maladroit
clumsy
opulence
richness and luxury
petulant
Unreasonably irritable or ill-tempered; peevish.
complacent
satisfied or smug
preternatural
abnormal; supernatural
pariah
outcast
lion
one welcomed and respected by society
gull
A person who is easily tricked or cheated; a dupe.
peripatetic
wandering or itinerant
stolid
hard to move to emotion
episodic
Composed of a series of episodes
amalgam
A combination of diverse elements; a mixture
denigrate
To attack the character or reputation of; speak ill of; defame.
certitude
The state of being certain; complete assurance; confidence.
dogmatism
Arrogant, stubborn assertion of opinion or belief.
garrulous
Given to excessive and often trivial or rambling talk; tiresomely talkative.
jocular
Characterized by joking
epitomize
to serve as a typical example of
scabbard
sword holder
abstemious
refraining from overindulgence in food or drink
sate
To satisfy (an appetite) fully.
pandemic
epidemic
nosegay
A small bunch of flowers; a bouquet.
picayune
insignificant, not worthy of attention
hector (v)
to bully
maelstrom
whirlpool
conflagration
large fire
tenable
defendable
largess
great generosity; liberality in giving
parsimony
stingyness
penchant
a strong and continued liking for something
engender
To bring into existence; give rise to
acclivity
an upward slope
rectitude
correct conduct; moral virtue
depravity
Moral corruption or degradation.