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nuance
n. a subtle or slight degree of difference
shrill
adj. high-pitched, piercing in sound quality. portraying some strong emotion or attitude in an exaggerated amount, as antagonism or defensiveness. marked by great intensity
lout
n. an awkward, stupid person; clumsy, ill-mannered
v. to flout; treat with contempt; scorn
flout
v. to treat with disdain, scorn, or contempt; scoff at; mock. to disregard with disrespect
contempt
n. the feeling with which a person regards anything considered mean, vile, or worthless; disdain, scorn
voluble
adj. characterized by a ready and continuous flow of words; fluent; glib; talkative
boorish
adj. insensitive, crude, unmannered
truculent
adj. fierce; cruel; savagely brutal. aggressively hostile; belligerent
gaffe
n. a social blunder; faux pas
brevity
n. shortness of time or duration; briefness. the quality of expressing much in few words
abdicate
v. to step down from a position of power

ABDICATE- A Bush DICtATor should ABDICATE
abridge
v. to shorten, condense or lessen in length

ABRIDGE - A BRIDGE -shortens- the distance from one mountain to another
absolve
v. to forgive or free from blame

ABSOLVE - ABacus will SOLVE the crime -to forgive- the wrongfully accused victim -from blame-
abysmal
adj. extremely wretched, bottomless

ABYSMAL - A BYu student is SMALl and -extremely wretched-
acquiesce
v. to comply passively, to give in

ACQUIESCE - A Cunty QUIEf is Silently -Complying Easily-
affinity
n. sympathy, attraction, kinship

AFFINITY - -Attraction- of inFINITY
aggrandize
v. to make great
allusion
n. an indirect reference
altruistic
adj. unselfish concern with the welfare of others
anomalous
adj. irregular, abnormal, unusual
arduous
adj. difficult to do, laborious

ARDUOUS - AaRDvarks have a difficult and laboriOUS task in finding ants to eat
augment
v. to increase or enlarge

AUGMENT - AUGMENTin increases an amoxicillin by adding clavulanic acid to it
austere
adj. stern in manner or appearance, strict in morals

AUSTERE - AUStralian STEeR are stern in manner with strict morals
aversion
n. strong or fixed dislike, a feeling of repugnance

AVERSION - I hated it but I Ate the new VERSION of windows vista.
banal
adj. commonplace, trite, unoriginal

BANAL - it is very common and unoriginal for Boys to fuck ANALly
baroque
adj. extravagantly ornate, flamboyant, characterized by bold ornamentation

BAROQUE - BARack Obama is very -flamboyant-
begrudge
v. to envy another's possessions, to concede reluctantly

BEGRUDGE - It is stupid to BE holding a GRUDGE against someone because you -envy their possessions-
benediction
n. a blessing, a good wish

BENEDICTION - eggs BENEDICT give anyone who eats them a -blessing or good wish-
benign
adj. gentle, not harmful, kind

BENIGN - a tumor that doesnt spread is BENIGN, it does not spread and is not harmful
blanch
v. to turn pale

BLANCH - BLANCH the vegetables, they will -turn pale-
blithe
adj. happily, lighthearted, joyful

BLITHE - Bob LIT HErman on fire, surprisingly, herman was -lighthearted and joyful- about it.
botch
v. to bungle up, to foul up

BOTCH - The doctor -fucked up- the BOlivian croTCH surgery
bracing
adj. invigorating
v. to prepare

BRACING -
broach
v. to open up a subject for discussion

BROACH - the Big ROACH -opened up the subject for discussion-
buffoon
n. clown or fool
bulwark
n. something used as a defense, a strong protection
cache
n. a hiding place, something hidden in a secret place
callous
adj. unfeeling and insensitive
candor
adj. truthfulness, great honesty, frankness
capitulate
v. to surrender, to stop resisting
catharsis
n. an emotional purification, an emotional release
caustic
adj. biting in humor
censure
n. the act of blaming or condeming
chastise
v. to criticize severely
chronic
adj. constant, lasting a long time
circumspect
adj. careful, thought through
clemency
n. disposition towards mercy, mildness
clique
n. an exclusive group
coalesce
v. to come together as one, to fuse or unite
coherent
adj. making sense, organized and logical
colloquial
adj. conversational, used in informal speech
compatible
adj. able to get along well
convey
v. to transport, to conduct, to communicate
conviction
n. determination, a state of being convinced
copious
adj. abundant, lavish
corroborate
v. to support with evidence
craven
adj. cowardly
criterion
n. standard for judging
cursory
adj. brief, without much attention to detail
dearth
adj. a shortage
deference
n. respect, courtesy
deft
adj. skillful
delineate
v. to describe or picture in words, to detail
delude
v. to deceive, to have false illusions
depravity
n. moral corruption
desecrate
v. to treat with disrespect
destitute
adj. very poor, totally lacking
diatribe
n. a denunciation, a biting speech
didactic
adj. instructive, intended to educate
diffuse
adj. not concentrated
v. to spread widely
discerning
adj. keenly perceptive, shrewd
diva
n. an opera singer, prima donna; a tempermental, conceited person
dogmatic
adj. arrogantly assertive, positive about unproven ideas
dormant
adj. as though asleep, not actively growing
dupe
v. to deceive, to trick
ebb
v. to decline, to recede
eccentric
adj. unconventional, a little kooky
eclectic
adj. drawn from many sources
efface
v. to erase, to rub away the features, to obscure
egocentric
adj. self-involved, selfish
egregious
adj. extremely bad, flagrant