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abjure
ABJURE =
to reject or renounce
acumen
ACUMEN =
keen judgment
adumbrate
ADUMBRATE =
to foreshadow or sketch out vaguely
alchemy
ALCHEMY =
medieval science
bellicose
BELLICOSE = belligerent
calumniate
CALUMNIATE =
to slander
(i remember by "she slandered me in her column")
canon
CANON =
an established set of principles
canonical
CANONICAL =
following accepted standards
dearth
DEARTH =
scarcity, lack
demur
DEMUR =
to question
eccentric
ECCENTRIC =
departing from norms
emollient
EMOLLIENT =
soothing or lubricating
expiate
EXPIATE =
to atone for
fell
FELL =
inhumanely cruel
hackneyed
HACKNEYED =
unoriginal or trite, quotidian, commonplace
imbroglio
IMBROGLIO =
difficult or embarassing situation
impecunious
IMPECUNIOUS = poor
inveterate
INVETERATE =
stubbornly established by habit
jejune
JEJUNE =
dull, immature
malevolent
MALEVOLENT =
having spite
nadir
NADIR =
the lowest point of something (nadir=to swim in spanish, remember "bottom of the ocean")
nascent
NASCENT =
in the process of being born
obfuscate
OBFUSCATE =
to confuse
paean
PAEAN =
a song of praise
pedagogy
PEDAGOGY =
principles of teaching
perusal
PERUSAL =
a careful review
pirate
PIRATE =
to illegally use
polemic
POLEMIC =
controversy
puerile
PUERILE =
juvenile or immature
quaff
QUAFF =
to drink deeply
quixotic
QUIXOTIC =
idealistic or impractical
rail
RAIL =
to bitterly complain about
remonstrate
REMONSTRATE =
to protest
saturnine
SATURNINE =
dark, gloomy, stygian
sedulous
SEDULOUS =
diligent, persistent, hard working, assiduous
squalid
SQUALID =
sordid or wretched and dirty
stentorian
STENTORIAN =
extremely loud and powerful
surfeit
SURFEIT =
an excess
tendentious
TENDENTIOUS =
biased (root: tendency)
timorous
TIMOROUS = timid
ubiquitous
UBIQUITOUS =
widespread or existing everywhere
variegated
VARIEGATED =
diversified
or distinctly marked
vexation
VEXATION = irritation