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tare
weed of grainfields usually; an undesirable element
flange
rib or rim for strength, for guiding, or for attachment to another object; a projecting edge of cloth used for decoration on clothing
mercenary
serving merely for pay or sordid advantage; hired for service in the army of a foreign country
venal
capable of being bought or obtained for money; corrupt bribery
pestle
a usually club-shaped implement for pounding or grinding substances in a mortar; any of various devices for pounding, stamping, or pressing
racous
disagreeably harsh or strident; boisterously disorderly
perfidy
faithless or disloyal
outmoded
to make unfashionable or obsolete
agronomy
a branch of agriculture dealing with field-crop production and soil management
panegyric
formal or elaborate praise
invective
of, relating to, or characterized by insult or abuse
concision
a cutting up or off
insolent
insultingly contemptuous in speech or conduct; exhibiting boldness or effrontery
surruptitiously
done, made, or acquired by stealth; acting or doing something clandestinely
imperiousness
commanding, dominant marked by arrogant assurance
laconic
concise to the point of seeming rude or mysterious
refractory
resisting control or authority
volubility
easily rolling or turning; characterized by ready or rapid speech
divest
to take away from a person
dispatch
to send off ordispose of with promptness or speed; to kill with quick efficiency; obsolete
heedlessness
inconsiderate
sedulous
involving or accomplished with careful perseverance; diligent in application or pursuit
tortuous
marked by repeated twists, bends, or turns; marked by devious or indirect tactics
abrogate
to abolish by authoritative action; to treat as nonexistent
adversary
one that contends with, opposes, or resists
hapless
having no luck
noisome
offensive to the senses and especially to the sense of smell; highly obnoxious or objectionable
propitiate
to gain or regain the favor or goodwill of : APPEASE, CONCILIATE
quixotic
foolishly impractical especially in the pursuit of ideals; especially : marked by rash lofty romantic ideas or extravagantly chivalrous action
diffident
hesitant in acting or speaking through lack of self-confidence; distrustful
intractable
unruly

the intractable teenager was often sent to detention
occult
the witches occult was hidden from sight
limn
to outline in sharp detail

the artitist limned the models features
reflecting every curve
adroit
the adoroit detective found the suspect easliy
vicid
having an adhesive quality

post it notes are vicid
turpitude
the prostitutes turpitude disgusted her family
philistine
some think that business school if full of philistines, but I know plenty that are thoughtful with an appreciation for art
odium
the racists odium for the group was apparent
chary
she charily spent her few pennies only on what was needed
usury
one should try to stay away from the types of usury loans the mafia gives
dynamo
the dynamo for the city is located on electricity street
wheedle
i did not want to give up the secret but she wheedled it out of me
epicure
gormet taste

the restaurant caters to the local epicure