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schism
SCHISM =
noun
1. division or disunion, esp. into mutually opposed parties.
2. the parties so formed.
3. Ecclesiastical.
volition
VOLITION =
noun
the act of willing (choosing)
will
pertinent
PERTINENT =
relevant
pertaining directly to the matter at hand
boon
BOON =
a blessing or a favor someone asks for

adj. = convivial or merry
sinecure
SINECURE =
–noun 1. an office or position requiring little or no work, esp. one yielding profitable returns.
2. an ecclesiastical benefice without cure of souls.
eminently
EMINENTLY =
adjective 1. high in station, rank, or repute; prominent; distinguished: eminent statesmen.
2. conspicuous, signal, or noteworthy: eminent fairness.
3. lofty; high: eminent peaks.
imminently
IMMINENTLY =
impending, likely to occur at any moment

or overhanging
surreptitious
SURREPTITIOUS =
secret, unauthorized, clandestine
tantamount
TANTAMOUNT =
adjective equivalent, as in value, force, effect, or signification: His angry speech was tantamount to a declaration of war.
epicure
EPICURE =
a connoisseur, a person who cultivates a refined taste, esp. in food and wine;
prophylactic
PROPHYLACTIC =
adj/noun
preventative or protective, defending from disease or infection
extant
EXTANT =
in existance, existing
blithe
BLITHE =
happy
allusive
ALLUSIVE =
referring to
florid
FLORID =
rosy or showy
strident
STRIDENT =
harsh or grating (sound)
fulvous
FULVOUS =
tawny
gaucheness
GAUCHENESS =
tactless
redact
REDACT =
to revise, edit
taciturn
TACITURN =
inclined to silence
deprecate
DEPRECATE =
to disprove or belittle
exegesis
EXEGESIS =
a critical examination
fulminate
FULMINATE =
to attack, denounce
execrate
EXECRATE =
to loathe or curse
profligate
PROFLIGATE =
extravagant or dissolute (immoral)
temerity
TEMERITY =
boldness, recklessness
tome
TOME =
a large book
turgid
TURGID =
inflated, bombastic or pompous language
turpitude
TURPITUDE =
moral corruption, depravity
unctuous
UNCTUOUS =
suave or greasy
vicissitude
VICISSITUDE =
event that occurs by chance
vagary
VAGARY =
a whim
wizened
WIZENED =
dry, wrinkled
solipsistic
SOLIPSISTIC =
believing oneself is all that exists
somnolent
SOMNOLENT =
sleepy, drowsy
ribald
RIBALD =
crudely humorous
pulchritude
PULCHRITUDE =
physical beauty
precocious
PRECOCIOUS =
advanced, developing ahead of time
plaudits
PLAUDITS =
applause, enthusiastic approval
penultimate
PENULTIMATE =
next to last
prurient
PRURIENT =
indicating a huge interest in sex
protean
PROTEAN =
multi-faceted, able to change shape
semaphore
SEMAPHORE =
a visual signal
turpitude
TURPITUDE =
depravity, moral corruption
morass
MORASS =
a bog, something that traps and confuses
nefarious
NEFARIOUS =
villainous
pacific
PACIFIC =
adj.
soothing
terrestrial
TERRESTRIAL =
adj.
relating to land
umbrage
UMBRAGE =
n.
resentment, offense