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acrid
adj
sharp and harsh or unpleasantly pungent in taste or odor: IRRITATING
autonomy
noun
1. the quality or state of being self-governing 2. a self-governing state
careen
verb
1. to put on a beach esp in order to clean, caulk or repair 2. to sway from side to side: LURCH
carp
verb
to find fault or complain querulously

noun
complaint
cavil
verb
to raise trivial and frivolous objection
cavort
verb
to engage in extrvagant behavior: PRANCE
cite
verb
1. to call upon officially or authoritatively to appear 2. to refer to
conciliate
verb
1. to gain (as good will) by pleasing acts 2. to become friendly or agreeable
decorum
noun
the convention of polite behavior: ORDERLINESS
defame
verb
to harm the reputation of by libel or slander
deferent
adj
showing or expressing deference
demented
adj
MAD, INSANE
dole
verb
to give or distribute as a chairty

noun
a giving or distribution of food, money, or clothing to the needy
enigma
noun
1. something hard to understand or explain 2. an inscrutable or mysterious person
gild
verb
to give an attractive but often deceptive appearance

adj
of the color of gold

noun
gold or something that resembles gold laid on a surface; superficial brilliance
heathen
adj
of or related to heathens

noun
an uncivilized or irreligious person; STRANGE, UNCIVILIZED
keel
verb
to fall in or as if in a faint

noun
the chief structural member of a boat or ship that extends longitudinally along hte center of its bottom and that often projects from teh bottom
knave
noun
1. a maile servant 2. a man of humble birth or position 3. a tricky deceitful fellow
lackey
noun
1. FOOTMAN, SERVANT; someone who does menial tasks or runs errands for another
libel
noun
1. a written statement in which a plaintiff in certain courts sets forth the cause of action or the relief sought 2. a written or oral defmatory statement or representation that coveys an unjustly unfavorable impression

verb
to make libelous statements
loom
verb
1. to appear in an impressively great or exaggerated form 2. to take shape as an impending occurrence
lucid
adj
1. suffused with light: LUMINOUS 2. clear to the understanding
Syn: CLEAR
malice
noun
1. desire to cause pain, injury, or distress to another 2. intent to commit an unlawful act or cuase harm without legal justification or excuse
mean
adj
1. occupying a middle position: AVERAGE 2. lacking distinction or emiinence: HUMBLE 3. lacking in mental descrimination: DULL 4. of poor shabby inferior quality or status 5. lacking dignity or honor: BASE 6. causing trouble or bother 7. excellent, effective
meddlesome
adj
given to meddling (meddle: to interest oneself in what is not one's concern)
memento
noun
something that serves to warn or remind: SOUVENIR
mendactious
adj
given to or characterized by deception of falsehood or divergence from absolute truth; syn: DISHONEST
mendicant
noun
1. beggar 2. a member of a religious order combining monastic life and outside religious activity and orginally owning neither personal nor community property: FRIAR
mettlesome
adj
full of mettle; spirited
mien
noun
1. air or bearing esp as expressive of attitude or personality: DEMEANOR 2. APPEARANCE, ASPECT
mode
noun
1. a prevailing fashion or style: FASHION 2. a form or manner of expressiong: STYLE 3. an arrangement of the 8th diatonic notes or tones of an octave according to 1 of several fixed schemes of their intervals
modest
adj
1. placing a moderate estimate on one's abilities or worth; syn: SHY, CHASTE
muse
verb
1. to become absorbed in thought 2. WONDER, MARVEL

noun
1. a state of deep thought or dreamy abstraction 2. [captilized] any of the 9 sister goddesses in Greek mythology presiding over song and poetry and the arts and sciences 3. Poet
naught
noun
nothing
nebulous
adj
1. of relating to or resembling a nebula 2. INDISTICT, VAGUE
negate
verb
1. to deny the existence or truth of 2. to cuase to be ineffective or invalid; Syn: NULLIFY
oblique
adj
1. neither perpendicular nor parallel: INCLINED 2. INDIRECT

noun
1. something that is oblique 2. any of several oblique muscles
obloquy
noun
1. a strongly condemnaatory utternace: abusive langauge 2. the condition of one that is discredited: bad repute; syn: ABUSE
officious
adj
1. dutiful 2. volunteering one's services where they are neither asked nor neededL MEDDLESOME 2. INFORMAL, UNOFFICIAL
pacific
adj
1. tending to lessen conflict: CONCILIATORY 2. having a shoothing apperance or effect 3. mild of temper: PEACEABLE 4. [cap.] or, relating to, bordering on, or situated near the Pacific Ocean
pagan
noun or adj
1. HEATHEN 2. a follower of a polytheistic religion 3. one who has little or no religioin and who delights in sensual pleasures and material goods
pare
verb
1. to trim off an oustide, excess, or irregular part 2. to diminish or reduce by or as if by paring
peal
noun
1. the lound ringing of bells 2. a loud sound or succession of sounds

verb
1. to give out peals 2. to utter or give forth loudly
petty
adj
1. having secondary rank or importance: MINOR, SUBORDINATE 2. having little or no importance or significance 3. marked by or reflective of narrow interests and sympathies: SMALLMINDED
picayune
adj
of little value: PETTY
placid
adj
1. serenely free of interruption or distrubace 2. CALM
prodigy
noun
1. a prtentous even: OMEN 2. something extraordinary or inexplicable 3. an extraordinary, marvelous, or unusual accomplishment, deed, or even 4. a highly talented child or youth
prying
adj
impertinently or officously inquisitive or interrogatory: CURIOUS
purport
noun
meaning conveyed, professed, or implied: IMPORT

verb
to have the often specious appearance of being, intending, or claiming
quaff
verb
to drink deeply
quota
noun
a proportional part of share
rend
verb
1. to remove from place by violence: WREST 2. to split or tear apart or in pieces by violence
rogue
noun or adj
1. VAGRANT, TRAMP: a dishonest or worthless person: SCOUNDREL 2. a mischeivious person
sage
adj
1. wise trhough reflection and experience; WISE

noun
one distinguished for wisdom
saliet
adj
1. moving by leaps or springs: JUMPING 2. jetting upward; PROMINENT, NOTICEABLE

noun
something that projects outward or upward from its surroundings
swagger
verb
to conduct onesle in an arrogant or superciliously pompous manner: BOAST, BRAG

noun
arrogant or conceitedly self-assured behavior: COCKINESS
tableau
noun
1. a graphic description or representation: PICTURE 2. a depiction of a scene usually presented on a stage by silent and motionless costumed participants
vend
verb
to sell [with machines]; to utter publicly
vogue
noun
1. popular acceptation or favor: POPULARITY

verb
to strike poses in campy imitation of fashion models especially as a kind of dance
writhe
verb
1. to twist to as to distort: WRENCH 2. to twist in pain 3. to twist from or as if from pain or struggling 3. to suffer keenly