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accede
(v)To give one's consent, often at the insistence of another; concede
The defeated troops acceded to the demands of the victors.
malfeasance
(n) Misconduct or wrongdoing, especially by a public official.
The governor was impeached for his malfeasance.
amicable
(adj) Characterized by goodwill or friendliness
The parties reached an amicable settlement of their dispute.
amiable
(adj) Friendly, good-natured
The amiable student was both talented and popular.
malefactor
(n) Criminal, evildoer
The governor promised that malefactors would be punished severely under his administration.
malign
(v) To make evil or harmful, and often untrue, statements about; to speak ill of
It's common for political candidates to malign their opponents.
malapropism
(n) ludicrous misuse of a word, especially by confusion with one of a similar sound
No one laughed aloud at the president's malapropism, but everyone was amused.
pro bono
(adj) straight from Latin "pro bono publico" (= for the public good). Done without pay for the public good.
The lawyer enjoyed doing pro bono work for the conservation organization.
resurgence
(n) A restoration to acceptance, activity, or vigor; a revival
After many years out of power, the political conservatives enjoyed a resurgence
magnanimous
(animus = soul) (adj) 1. Courageously noble, 2. Generous in forgiving, not seeking revenge
The magnanimous victors let the defeated soldiers return to their farms.
magnate
(n) A powerful or influential person, especially in business or industry:
The oil magnate used his money to finance his bid for the governorship.
caress
(v) (can also be a noun) A gentle, affectionate touch.
The mother caressed the baby's forehead.
colloquial
(adj) 1. characteristic of spoken, informal speech or language, 2. relating to conversation
Colloquial English may not be acceptable in a formal paper.
allude
(v) make an indirect reference to (ad = toward, ludus = game/school, ludit = (s)he plays)
The candidate alluded to his opponent without mentioning her name.
collusion
(n) A secret agreement between two or more parties for a fraudulent, illegal, or deceitful purpose. (verb = collude)
The prosecutor was unable to prove collusion between the executive and her stockbroker.
desiccated
(adj) thoroughly dried out
They found only the desiccated bones of the traveler who had gotten lost in the dessert
querulous
(adj) Given to complaining, arguing or grumbling
No one liked the querulous student.