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abase
verb
to lower in rank, office, prestige, or esteem; to humble or humiliate; to degrade
abash
verb
to destroy the self-possession or self-confidence of: Disconcert; Embarrass
abate
verb
1 a : to put an end to b: NULLIFY 2 a: to reduce in degree or intensity: MODERATE b: to reduce in value or amount: to make less especially by way of relief 3: Deduct, Omit; 4 Deprive; intransitive senses 1: to decrease in force or intesnsity 2a: to become defeated or become null or void b: to decrease in amount or value
abdicate
verb
1: to cast off: Discard 2: to relinquish (as soveriegn power) formally; intransitive senses: to renounce a throne, high office, dignity, or function
abject
adj
1: sunk to or existing in a low state or condition 2a: to cast down in spirit: SERVILE, SPIRITLESS b: showing utter hopelessness or resignation 3: expressing or offered in a humble and often ingratiating spirit
admonition
noun
1: gentle or friedly reproof 2: counsel or warning against fault or voersight
annihilation
noun
nullification; complete destruction of the substance or force of; destruction
append
verb
1: ATTACH, AFFIX 2: to add as a supplement or appendix (as in a book)
arbitrary
adj
depending on individual discretion and not fixed by law
arbitrate
verb
1. decide, determine 2: to act as arbiter upon
congeries
noun
aggregation, collection
prudent
adj
marked by wisdom or judiciousness; shrewd in the management of practical affairs; Wise
laxity
noun
the quality or state of being difficient in firmness
lascivious
adj
lewd, lustful
burlesque
adj
a literary or dramatic work that seeks to ridicule by means of frotesque exaggeration or comic imitation; Caricature
brute
adj
of or relating to a beasts; Cruel, Savage
discomfit
verb
to frustrate the plans of: THWART; to put into a state of perplexity and embarrassment: Disconcert; Embarrass
blanch
verb
to take the color out of; to make ashen or pale; to become white or pale
evade
verb
to slip away; to elude by dexterity or stratagem; Escape
enraptured
adj
filled with delight
pallor
noun
deficiency of color especially of the face: PALENESS
fair
adj
pleasing to the eye or mind esp. b/c of fresh, sharming, or flawless quality; Clean, Pure
ameliorate
verb
to make better or more tolerable
indignant
adj
filled with or marked by anger aroused by something unjust, unworthy, or mean
base
adj
being of comparatively low value and having relatively inferior properties: Degrading
pious
adj
marked by or showing reverence for deity and devotion to divine worship: Religious; marked by self-conscious virtue: Virtuous; deserving commendation: Worthy
flail
verb
to strike with or as if with a flail; to move swing, or beat as if wielding a flail
daft
adj
1: silly foolish 2: mad, insane
inept
adj
1: lacking in fitness or aptitude: Unfit; generally incompetent
lechery
noun
inordinate indulgense in sexual activity: LASCIVIOUSNESS
grapple
verb
1: to seize with or as if with a grapple 2: to come to grips with: WRESTLE 3: to bind closely
grave
adj
1: important, significantly serious 2: drab in color: SOMBER; Serious
contentious
adj
likely to cause contention; exhibiting an often perverse and wearisome tendency to quarrels and disputes; BELLIGERENT
deposition
noun
1: an act of removing from a position of authroity 2a: a testifying esp. before a court b: DECLARATION 3: an act or process of depositing 4: something deposited: DEPOSIT
mute
adj
1: unable to speak: DUMB 2: characterized by absence of speech 3: remaining silent, undiscovered, or unrecognized
anonymity
noun
the quality or state of being anonymous
immaculate
adj
1: having no stain or blemish: PURE 2: containing no flaw or error
confounded
adj
1: CONFUSED, PERPLEXED 2: DAMNED
probity
noun
adherence to the highest principles and ideals: UPRIGHTNESS; HONESTY
sublime
adj
1a: lofty, grand, or exalted in thought, expression, or manner b: of outstanding spiritual, intellectual, or moral worth c: tending to inspire awe usually b/c of elevated quality or transcendent excellence; SPLENDID
dumfound
verb
to confound briefly and usually with astonishment
transfix
verb
1: to pierce through with or as if with a pointed weapon: IMPALE 2: to hold motionless by or as if by piercing
gull
verb
to take advangated of: DECEIVE
rile
verb
to make agitated and agry: UPSET; IRRITATE
beguile
verb
1: to lead by deception 2: HOODWINK 3: to while away esp. by some agreeable occupation 4: to engage the interest of by or as if by guile
adamant
adj
unshakable or immovable esp. in opposition: UNYIELDING; INFLEXIBLE
sibilance
noun
something having, containing, or producing the sound of or a souund resembling that of the s or sh in sash
tantalize
verb
to tease or torment by or as if by presenting something desirable to the view but continually keeping it out of reach
incredulous
adj
1: unwilling to admit or accept what is offered as true: SKEPTICAL
perplexed
adj
1: filled with uncertainty: PUZZLED 2: full of difficulty