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Abominable
hateful, disgusting
Abhor
to hate, loathe
Abide
to remain, continue, stay
Abjure
to abstain from
Adage
an old familiar saying
Anoint
to apply oil to esp. as a sacred rite
Appall
to overcome with horror
Apparition
superbatural appearance
Appease
to cause to subside
Assay
to subject, judge
Augment
enlarge
Augur
to give promise, to foretell
Avarice
excessive desire for wealth
Bane
a source, harmful
Beguile
to take away from by cheating
Benediction
closing blessing
Bestow
to give something formally
Blanch
to become pale with shock
Blaspheme
saying disrespectful things about God
Braggart
boaster
Breach
breaking of a law or obligation
Chafe
to warm by rubbing
Circumscribe
to draw a line around
Cleave
to divide by force
Cliche
a trite phrase or expression
Colloquial
characteristic of conversation and esp of formal and informal conversation
Confound
to throw into disorder
Conjure
to implore earnestly or solemnly
Corporal
noncommissioned officer ranking below a sergeant
Countenance
the human face
Coy
marked by artful playfulness
Credulous
easily convinced
Cumbersome
hard to handle or manage
Deft
quick and neat in action
Demented
mad, insane
Dire
very horrible, extreme
Disdain
the feeling that deserves no attention or respect
Dispatch
to attend to rapidly or efficiently
Disposition
the act or power of disposing
Dolorous
mental suffering or anguish
Elocution
the art of effective public speaking
Embodiment
give definite form or expression to
Eminence
a person of high rank or position
Entrails
the insides of an animal
Epicure
person with fastidious taste especially in food and wine
Equivocator
a person connectedly acquainted with
Expedite
to carry out promptly
Fortify
to strengthen by military differences
Fortitude
a strength of mind that enables a person to meet danger or bear pain
Franchise
a special privelege granted to an individual or group
Fret
to make by wearing away
Grapple
to seize or hold with or as if with a hook implement
Haggard
having a worn or emaciated appearance
Harbinger
a person sent ahead to provide lodgings; one that foreshadows
Homely
lacking beauty or proportion
Impediment
something that hinders or obstruct
Impervious
incapable of being penetrated
Implicit
understood though not directly stated
Infatuate
to inspire with a foolish or extravagant love or admiration
Innovate
to introduce or as if new;make changes
Intemperance
lack of moderation
Interdict
to prohibit by decree
Intrenchant
to establish solidly
Invigorate
to give life and energy to
Jovial
full of laughter
Judicious
having exercising judgement
Knell
to summon, announce
Languish
to become dispirited
Largess
great generosity especiall with money
Laud
celebrate
Levy
the imposition or collection of assessment
Malady
disease or disorder
Malice
desire to cause injury
Malignity
harmful,likely to cause death
manifestation
easily understood
Mete
measure
Mettle
quality of temperament
Minion
follower or underling
Mirth
gladness accompanied with laughter
Mortify
to subdue by implicting pain
Multitude
a great number
Niggardly
a stingy person
Notion
an idea or belief especially one that is uncleat and unreasoonable
Pall
to lose in interest or attraction
Palpable
capable of being touched
Parley
conference over matters in dispute
Pernicious
very destructive or injurious
Perseverance
to persist in spite of difficulties
Perturbation
to disturb greatly esp. in mind
Perverse
turned away from what is right or good
Petty
having a secondary rank
Piety
fidelity to natural obligatiions
Poignant
painfully affecting the feelings
Posterity
the descendants from one ancestor
Potent
to produce alot
Prate
to talk long and idly
Pristine
having a purity of its original state
Profound
marked by intellectual depth or insight
Purgative
strong laxative
Purveyor
supplier usually for buisness
Quell
to put an end to by force
Rabble
the lowest class of people
Ratify
to approve and accept formally
Ravish
to seize and take away by violence
Rebuke
to reprimand sharply
Quell
to put an end to by force
Rabble
the lowest class of people
Ratify
to approve and accept formally
Ravish
to seize and take away by violence
Rebuke
to reprimand sharply
Recoil
to draw back
Remorse
a gnawing distreess arising from a sense of guilt
Retribution
something administered or exacted in recompensee
Rigmarole
confused or senseless talk
Rue
to feel regret
Scepter
a staff borne by sovereign as an emblem of authority
Scorn
an emotion involving both hatred and anger
Seditious
resistance against a government
Sinister
crazy
Soliloquy
the act of talking to oneself
Spurn
to kick away or trample on
Stealth
an aircraft design intended to produce a weak radar return
Subtlety
hardly noticeable
Succumb
to yield to superior strength or force
Surcease
a temporary delay
Surmise
presume, suppose
Tantalize
to tease or torment
Taper
a slender wax candle
tarry
to stay in or at a place
Temperate
not extreme or excessive
Tempest
a violent storm
Trammel
something impeding activity or freedom
Transpire
to become known
Travail
to labor hard
Treatise
systematic written exposition or agreement
Trepidation
nervous agitation
Trifle
something of little or no important value
Undaunted
undismayed; not discouraged; not forced to abandon purpose or effort
Usurp
to use without authority or right; employ wrongfully
Verity
something that is true, as a principle, belief, idea, or statement
Vile
wretchedly bad
Voluptuous
full of, characterized by, or ministering to indulgence in luxury, pleasure, and sensuous enjoyment
Warrant
authorization, sanction, or justification
Wrath
vengeance or punishment as the consequence of anger.