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meretricious (adj)
Alluring by false show; gaudily and deceitfully ornamental..
PROFLIGATE
Wasteful, extravagant, dissipative, without concern for planning or moderation.
waggish (adj)
Mischievous in sport; frolicsome..
preclude (verb
prevent, make impossible
ignonomous
igenuous
disengenuous
hard words to distinguish between
INDETERMINATE:
vs
transitory
INDETERMINATE:Not certain or fixed; indefinite

transitory (adj) is Temporary, short-lived, brief.
Here is an example of it in use:

Aside from a transitory period in his youth where he listened to punk music, Josh had always listened exclusively to classical music.
SEDITIOUS:
Disposed to arouse, or take part in, violent opposition to lawful authority.
effulgent (adj)
Diffusing a flood of light; shining; luminous; beaming; bright; splendid.

What's the opening word starting with an e that sounds like effulgent?
meretricious (adj)
Alluring by false show; gaudily and deceitfully ornamental.
tendentious (adj)
Favoring a certain (often unpopular) point of view..
VINDICATE
To support or maintain as true or correct; to release from fault.
cordon (verb)
Surround with a barrier..
repugnant (adj)
Hostile; disposed to war; offensive..
DAUNT:
Discourage by reason of difficulty, intimidate, overwhelm, instill fear or lessen courage.
saturnine (adj)
Heavy, gloomy, dull..
EXHORT:
To incite by words or advice; to animate or urge by arguments.
PERSPICACIOUS
Having the power of seeing clearly; quick-sighted; sharp of sight.
expatiate (verb
To enlarge or elaborate upon something; to go on in great detail..
expatiate
To enlarge or elaborate upon something; to go on in great detail..
scurrilous (adj)
Using indecent language; offensive
enjoin (verb)
To give an injunction to; to direct with authority; to order..
inchoate (adj
Formless; partially but not fully in existence or operation..
vituperative (adj
Containing, or characterized by, abuse; scolding
mendacious (adj)
Given to deception or falsehood; lying..
locution (noun
Talk, speech
torpid
vs turgid
torpid= tired, sluggish

turgid= distended
eleemosynary (adj)
pertaining to charity; charitable
SACROSANCT
Inviolable, sacred
Supplant
vs
suppliant
supplant= to displace

suppliant=Asking earnestly and submissively; entreating..
TRADUCE
To expose to contempt or shame; to represent as blamable; to calumniate; to vilify; to defame
consort (verb)
To unite or to keep company; to associate with..
EXTIRPATE
To eradicate; root out; destroy; exterminate.
bate (verb
To lessen by deducting or reducing.
invective (noun)
Abusive, insulting language.
CASTIGATE:
vs
Fulminate
CASTIGATE:Strongly criticize or punish
vs
fulminate = To make a loud, sudden noise; to send forth decrees with force or authority.
insidious (adj)
Intended to entrap; characterized by treachery and deceit.
collusion (noun)
A secret agreement for fraudulent, illegal, or treacherous purposes.
MINATORY
Threatening or menacing.
tendentious (adj)
Favoring a certain (often unpopular) point of view.
middling (adj
Average, mediocre
Words that describe people
apostate
quisling
talisman (noun)
apostate = one who has foresaken their previous beliefs
quisling= traitor
talisman (noun)= Figure superstitiously believed to bring wonderful effects.
imperious
vs
impertinent
imperious = Commanding; domineering or arrogant; urgent, imperative.
vs
impertinent = Not to the point, irrelevant, inapplicable; trifling; frivolous; against good manners
EDIFY:
Elevate spiritually and morally, instruct and improve.
instantiate (verb)
To represent by a concrete example.
renege (verb)
To revoke; to turn back on (as a promise).
panegyric (noun)
Eulogy, speech or writing in praise of someone..
bilious (adj)
Ill-tempered..
vituperative (adj
Containing, or characterized by, abuse; scolding..
RESCIND:
To repeal or take back (especially a decree or law).
castigate (verb)
Strongly criticize or punish..
collusion (noun
A secret agreement for fraudulent, illegal, or treacherous purposes.. Here is an example of it in use:


The fact that all gas stations set very similar prices has led many to suspect collusion by the oil companies.
sobriquet (noun)
Nickname
ICONOCLAST:
One who challenges and criticizes established beliefs.
apartheid (noun)
A government policy of keeping different races separate..
PURVEY:
Supply, generally in a business context
consort (verb)
To unite or to keep company; to associate with..
salacious (adj)
Having a propensity to be lustful or lecherous..
MENDICANT
A beggar
guy (noun)
A rope or chain used to steady something..
nepotism (noun)
Favoritism shown to family (especially in politics or business)..
talisman (noun)
Figure superstitiously believed to bring wonderful effects..
recondite (adj
Learned, profound and difficult to understand, abstruse..
foment (verb)
To nurse to life or activity; to encourage..
sybarite (noun)
Person devoted to luxury and pleasure..
bequest (noun)
That which is left by will, esp. personal property; a legacy; also, a gift..
machinations (noun)
Complex dealings and schemes..
meretricious (adj
Alluring by false show; gaudily and deceitfully ornamental..
REPUDIATE
to cast off, to refuse to have anything to do with
INTRANSIGENCE:
Unwillingness to compromise; stubborness
sinecure (noun)
Office or appointment that requires little responsibility..
redolent (adj)
Fragrant; spreading sweet scent..
decry
publically condemn or belittle, find fault with
impugn (verb)
To contradict; to assail; to call in question; to make insinuations against..
reprove (verb)
To accuse, reprehend, express disapproval..
argot (noun)
Jargon, lingo, the language of a particular class.. Here is an example of it in use:


In the argot of medical professionals, a "code blue" is a term for a patient who needs immediate resuscitation.
REPUDIATE:
To cast off, to refuse to have anything to do with
efface (verb)
To rub out; to erase
cordon (verb)
Surround with a barrier..
RECOMPENSE
Give compensation to, reimburse, repay.
caluminate
to slander or defame
misanthrope (noun
A hater of humanity..
URBANE:
Courteous in manners; polite; refined; elegant.
sedulous (adj
Carefully organized, diligent, painstaking..
stalwart (adj)
strong in body and mind
ennui (noun)
A feeling of weariness and disgust; tedium..
PERFIDIOUS:
Violating good faith or vows; false to trust; treacherous.
auspice (noun)
Patronage, assistance or protection (often given by a large entity to a smaller one); a sign or omen (as in prophecy)..
solicitous (adj)
Eager to obtain something desirable..
affected (adj )
Insincere, artificial
suppliant (adj)
Asking earnestly and submissively; entreating..
sundry
Various; miscellaneous
pique (verb)
To wound the pride of; to sting; to stimulate..
how do you find the straight line distance between a series of points?
The square of the straight line distance between (1, 2) and (5, 5) is:
(5 - 1)2 + (5 - 2)2 = 16 + 9 = 25
So the distance is 5, and x must be either -4 or 6.
suppliant (adj)
Asking earnestly and submissively; entreating.
enjoin (verb)
To give an injunction to; to direct with authority; to order.
WAIF:
A wanderer; a castaway; a stray; a homeless child.
panegyric (noun)
Eulogy, speech or writing in praise of someone.