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affinity
a natural attraction or liking
fledling
new and untried; inexperienced; newly hatched
hackneyed
overused; stale; trite
incessant
constant; without stopping
opulence
luxury
proximity
closeness
sagacious
wise; sensible
supplant
to take the place of
unassailable
impossible to deny
voluminous
big; bulky
brusque
rudely abrupt; curt
dispassionate
not influence by emotion; impartial
effervescent
bubbling with high spirits; exhilarated
indefatigable
untiring
misanthrope
a person who hates or distrusts mankind
morose
very gloomy or sullen
nonchalance
casual indifference; lack of concern
progeny
children; descendants
stoic
seemingly unaffected by pain or discomfort
voracious
ravenous; consuming or eager to consume large amounts; insatiable
coalesce
to merge to form one whole
decadence
a condition of moral deterioration; decay
exemplary
worthy of imitation; praiseworthy
exuberance
high-spirited enthusiasm
incidental
occuring as a minor consequence of something more important
insolvent
unable to pay debts; penniless
parsimonious
too thrifty; stingy; miserly
prodigal
wasteful and reckless with money
surreptitious
done in a secret or sly way: stealthy
write
to twist and turn, as in pain or discomfort
brevity
briefness; shortness of duration
clemency
mercy in judging; leniency
frivolous
not sensible; not properly serious; silly
heist
a theft
lampoon
to attack or ridicule through humorous imitation
querulous
complaining; whining
reproach
blame; a rebuke
respite
a short period of rest or relief; time out
torpor
a state of mental or physical inactivity; sluggishness
unscathed
not harmed or injured
copious
abundant; in plentiful supply
dearth
a scarcity; lack
eloquent
extremely expressive and persuasive
jargon
the specialized language of people in the same profession
levity
lightness of manner or speech
meander
to move aimlessly; wander lazily; stray
peripheal
of minor importance or relevance; only slightly connected with what is essential; irrelevant
substantiate
tp prove the truth of; confirm; verify
unobtrusive
not readily noticeable or eye-catching; inconspicuous
vacillate
to sway indecisively between two opinions
apall
to horrify; dismay
cognizant
aware
commiserate
to sympathize, express compassion
expedient
self-serving; convenient
hindrance
an obstacle; impediment
kindle
to stir up; arouse
lavish
extravagant
ludicrous
laughable
negligent
careless
scrutinize
to examine
clamor
a loud outcry; hubbub
contract
to reduce in size; become compressed
duplicity
deliberate deceptiveness; deceit
equivocal
open to more than one inter
irresolute
uncertain how to think or act; undecided
rescind
to repeal; take back
stagnant
not moving; not flowing; motionless
uniform
all or always the same; without variety
untenable
unable to be held or defended; insupportable
vilify
to make abusive statements about
affable
friendly; easy to get along with
apocryphal
of doubtful authenticity; not genuine
desultory
moving from one thing to another in an unplanned way
garbled
mixed up to such an extent as to be misleading or incomprehensible
irascible
easily angered; irritable
loquacious
very talkative
obtuse
slow to understand; dull
opaque
difficult to understand; obscure; incomprehensible
paucity
a scarcity; an insufficiency
recapitulate
to summarize or repeat briefly
accolade
praise
assuage
to relieve; lessen
cacophony
harsh, discordant sounds
censure
blame; a rebuke
diatribe
a bitter, abusively critical speech or piece of writing
edifice
a building; especially of large; imposing size
gravity
severity; weighty importance
infraction
a breaking of a law or rule
profane
showing disrespect or contempt for sacred things
somber
solemn; sad and depressing; melancholy
accolade
praise
assuage
to relieve; lessen
cacophony
harsh, discordant sounds
censure
blame; a rebuke
diatribe
a bitter, abusively critical speech or piece of writing
edifice
a building; especially of large; imposing size
gravity
severity; weighty importance
infraction
a breaking of a law or rule
profane
showing disrespect or contempt for sacred things
somber
solemn; sad and depressing; melancholy
blashphemy
disrespect toward something sacred or important; irreverence
enmity
hatred
erroneous
mistaken
garner
to collect
heretic
a person who holds unpopular or unaccepted beliefs; dissenter; nonconformist
incite
to stir up
languish
to lose strength; fail in health; be week
peruse
to examine; read with great care
recluse
a person who leads a solitary life; someone who withdraws from others
renounce
to reject; give up; cast off