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inauspicious (adj)
Ill-omened; unfortunate; unlucky.
ECUMENICAL
Encompassing a wide variety of faiths or beliefs, often in reference to religion.
salubrious (adj)
Favorable to health
expiation (noun)
Atonement, the making of amends..
inveigh (verb)
To complain or criticize strongly..
venal (adj)
Capable of being bought; corrupt..
propitiate (verb)
To win the favor of; to cause to become favorably inclined; to appease..
eleemosynary (adj
pertaining to charity; charitable..
parry (verb)
To ward off, evade, or turn aside something, as a blow, argument, etc..
indignant (adj)
Feeling wrath, as when a person is exasperated by unworthy or unjust treatment, by a mean action, or by a degrading accusation.. Here is an example of it in use:


Indignant about the press coverage concerning her personal life, the pop star vowed she would never speak to reporters again.
hypocrisy (noun)
The act of pretending to be or believe something which is not true.. Here is an example of it in use:


The blatant hypocrisy of the politician's remarks was evident to most in the audience.
SINECURE:
Office or appointment that requires little responsibility
connotation (noun)
An implied or associated meaning.. Here is an example of it in use:


She explained that the word secretary has negative connotations in English -- it has become associated with trivial or demeaning tasks like getting the boss coffee, or picking up his dry cleaning.
parry (verb)
To ward off, evade, or turn aside something, as a blow, argument, etc
gambit (noun)
An opening maneuver..
foment (verb)
To nurse to life or activity; to encourage..
INTRANSIGENCE:
unwilling to compromise, stubborn
sinecure (noun)
Office or appointment that requires little responsibility.
excoriate (verb)
To criticize severely
MOLLIFY
Soothe or reassure; make less intense.
immolate (Verb)
To sacrifice; to kill, as a sacrificial victim, especially by fire.
Here is an example of it in use:



Many people remember television pictures of the Buddhist monks who would immolate themselves in protest of the Vietnam war; the vivid images of the monks setting themselves on fire have endured decades after the war
unmitigated (adj)
Without restraint or qualification.
lugubrious (adj)
Mournful; indicating sorrow, often ridiculously so.
guy (noun)
A rope or chain used to steady something.
artless (adj)
Characterized by simplicity and sincerity; sincere; ignorant; unskilled.
sybarite (noun)
Person devoted to luxury and pleasure..
appurtenance (noun)
An adjunct; an appendage; an accessory..
PEDANTIC:
Displaying or showing off trivial knowledge; overly concerned with technicalities and rules
bilious (adj)
Ill-tempered
stentorian (adj)
Extremely loud; powerful
PERFUNCTORY
Routinely done, done with disinterest
redoubtable (adj)
Formidable; valiant; terrible to foes..
exegesis (noun)
An elaboration or explanation of a passage or article.
resolve (verb
To analyze by dividing into constituent parts, solve, decide, bring to a conclusion; to make a determined effort
gambit (noun)
An opening maneuver.
propitiate (verb)
To win the favor of; to cause to become favorably inclined; to appease.
inveigh (verb)
complain or criticize strongly
parry (verb)
To ward off, evade, or turn aside something, as a blow, argument, etc.
inauspicious (adj)
Ill-omened; unfortunate; unlucky
sinecure (noun)
Office or appointment that requires little responsibility..
peripatetic (adj)
mobile, itinerant
redoubtable (adj)
Formidable; valiant; terrible to foes..
unction (noun)
The act of anointing or rubbing with an oil, or ointment, especially for medical purposes or as a symbol of consecration
tautology (noun)
Repetition; something true by definition
venal (adj)
corrupt
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.
hirsute (adj)
Hairy..
subjugate
subdue, bring under control
cordon (verb)
surround with a barrier
abide (verb)
Endure, bear; dwell, remain
propound (verb
To offer for consideration; to exhibit..
regale (verb
Entertain sumptuously, delight, provide amusement
traduce (verb
To expose to contempt or shame; to represent as blamable; to calumniate; to vilify; to defame
insiduous
intended to entrap, characterized by deceit
sententious (adj)
Full of meaning, terse and energetic in expression..
obsequious (adj
Excessively attentive or overly humble
vitiate (verb
To make void or destroy; to render defective
currency (noun)
General acceptance or reception; a passing from person to person, or from hand to hand; circulation.. Here is an example of it in use:


While Darwin's theory of evolution is widely accepted, it still has not gained universal currency. Recently, members of Kansas' board of education had the theory removed from public school curriculum.
ABROGATE:
To repeal, as in a law; to annul something through an authoritative act.
parry (verb)
To ward off, evade, or turn aside something, as a blow, argument, etc.
venal (adj)
Capable of being bought; corrupt.
INELUCTABLE
Not to be changed or avoided
unmitigated (adj
Without restraint or qualification
unmitigated (adj
Without restraint or qualification
propitiate (verb)
To win the favor of; to cause to become favorably inclined; to appease.
EDIFY:
Elevate spiritually and morally, instruct and improve.
ABSOLVE
vs
Abide
absolve= to release from obligation, debt, or guilt

abide (verb) is Endure, bear; dwell, remain.. Here is an example of it in use:


No longer able to abide her children's rotten behavior, the frustrated mother escaped to her bedroom.
traduce (verb
To expose to contempt or shame; to represent as blamable; to calumniate; to vilify; to defame. . Here is an example of it in use:


Not satisfied with expelling Shelley from their clique, the high school girls went on to traduce her by starting a series of vicious rumours.
propound (verb
To offer for consideration; to exhibit..
fulminate (verb)
To make a loud, sudden noise; to send forth decrees with force or authority..
propitiate
vs
ingratiate
propitiate=To win the favor of; to cause to become favorably inclined; to appease..

ingratiate=become popular with?
tautology (noun)
Repetition; something true by definition..
unction (noun)
The act of anointing or rubbing with an oil, or ointment, especially for medical purposes or as a symbol of consecration
DILETTANTE
An admirer or lover of the fine arts - especially one who follows an art or a branch of knowledge for amusement only; popularly, an amateur.
omen, harbinger, what's the other word?
omen, harbinger, what's the other word?