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bilk
to cheat, defraud
blandish
to coax with flattery
brusque
short, abrupt, dismissive
in a conversational way, not rude fashion. keep it short and sweet
calumny
to spoil someone's reputation with lies
think gossip
capricious
subject to whim and fickle
someone or something that changes alot like someones mood or the weather
carp
to annoy or pester
caucus
a meeting held to discuss or work towards the same goal
cavort
leap about, behave in a boisterous manner
censure
Harsh criticism
clamor
loud noises, to loudly insist
" disturb the calm"
clandestine
secret
clemency
mercy
cloying
sickenly sweet
colaesce
to come together, to fuse
collusion
secret agreement or conspiracy
complacency
self-satisfied with unawareness of danger or trouble
compunction
the distress caused by feeling guilty
concomitant
accompanying with
condone
to refuse or deliberately overlook
conduit
a passageway through which medium passes through
conflagration
great fire
confluence
gathering together
confound
to frustrate or confuse
congeal
to thicken into a solid
consecrate
to dedicate someone in a religious manner
construe
to interpret
contenious
tendency to get into disputes
contravene
to contradict or opposeq
contrite
eager to be forgiven
convival
characterised by feasting and merriment
curtail
to reduce, lessen
corpulence
extreme fatness
corroborate
to support with evidence
coup
1.) brilliant and unexpected act
2.) overthrown of government
convert
secretely engaged in
credulity
readiness to believe something is true
culpable
deserving blame
cupidity
greed, strong desire
cursorary
brief and to the point of ebing superficial
curt
abruptly and rudely short
curtail
to reduce, lessen
corpulence
extreme fatness
corroborate
to support with evidence
coup
1.) brilliant and unexpected act
2.) overthrown of government
convert
secretely engaged in
credulity
readiness to believe something is true
culpable
deserving blame
cupidity
greed, strong desire
cursorary
brief and to the point of ebing superficial
curt
abruptly and rudely short
dissent
to disagree
dissonance
lack of harmony or consistency
dissuade
to persuade something to not do something
divulged
means to reveal something secret
dogmatic
aggressively or arrogantly certain about unproved principles
dour
stern, joyless
dubious
doubtful, of uncertain quality
duplicity
craft dishonesty
duress
hardship, threat
ebullient
extremely lively, enthusiastic
edict
an order
efface
to wipe away, obliterate, rub away
effervescent
bubbly, lively
efficacious
efficient
effrontery
impudence, nerve, insolence
effulgent
radiant, splendorous
egregious
extremely bad
elegy
a speech given in honor of a dead person
elicit
to bring forth, draw out, evoke
elucidate
to clarify, explain
elude
to evade, escape
emaciated
very thin
emend
to correct or revise
emollient
soothing
emote
to express emotion
encumber
to weigh down, burden
enervate
exhausts, tires
enfranchise
vote granted to
engender
to create
enmity
ill, hatred, hostility
ennui
boredom, weariness
ephemeral
short-lived, fleeting
epistolary
related or contained in letters
equanimity
composure
equivocal
ambiguous, uncertain
erudite
learned
eschew
to avoid
esoteric
understood by a few
espouse
to take up, support
ethereal
heavenly, exceptionally delicate
evanescent
fleeting, momentary
evince
to show or reveal
exalt
glorify, praise
exculpate
free from guilt or blame
execrable
loathsome, detestable
exhort
to urge, spur
exigent
urgent, critical
exonerate
free from guilt or blame
exorbitant
excessive
expedient
advisable, advantageous, serving one's self-interest
expiate
to make amends for
expunge
to remove offensive parts or incorrect ones out of a book
extant
existing
extol
praise
extricate
to disentangle
exult
to rejoice
facade
deceptive appearance or attitude
facile
I. simple,easy
II. superficial
fastidious
demanding and often attainable standards
fecund
fruitful, fertile
felicitous
I. well suited, apt
II. delightful, pleasing
feral
wild
fervent
passionate
fetid
having foul odor
fetter
to chain, restrain
flabbergasted
astounded
flaccid
limp, not firm
flagrant
offensive, egregious
florid
flowery
flout
to disregard or disobey openly
foil
to frustrate, defeat
forbearance
patience, restraint,
forestall
to prevent, stall
forlorn
lonely, abandoned, hopeless
forsake
to give up, renounce
fortitude
strength, guts
fractious
troublesome or irritable
frenetic
frantic
furtive
secretive
garish
in bad taste
garrulous
talkative, wordy
genial
friendly
gluttony
over-indulge in food and drink
goad
to urge, incite into action
gourmand
someone fond of food and drink
grandiloquence
lofty, pompous language
gratuitous
uncalled for
gregarious
drawn to other people's company, sociable
greivous
injurious, serious or in grave danger
guile
deceitful
hackneyed
unorginal
hallowed
holy
hapless
unlucky
harangued
ranting speech
hardy
robust, capable of surviving through harsh conditions
harrowing
greatly distressed
haughty
arrogantly proud
hedonist
one who believes pleasure should be the primary pursuit of humans
hegemony
domination over others in social and political context
heinous
utterly wicked in regards to a person or wrongful act
hypocrisy
the practice of claiming to have moral standards or beliefs to which one's own behaviour does not conform