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alloy
ALLOY =
to make impure
amenable
AMENABLE = agreeable
anathema
ANATHEMA =
religious curse or something loathed
apogee
APOGEE =
zenith or culmination
apostate
APOSTATE =
one who abandons long-held religious or political beliefs
captious
CAPTIOUS =
pointing out trivial faults
censure
CENSURE =
to severely criticize
chary
CHARY =
wary or cautious
culpable
CULPABLE =
deserving blame
denouement
DENOUEMENT =
an outcome or unraveling of plot
descry
DESCRY =
to discriminate or discern
diaphanous
DIAPHANOUS =
light, airy, transparent
encomium
ENCOMIUM =
glowing praise, panegyric, tribute, elegy
ennui
ENNUI =
boredom, weariness
eschew
ESCHEW =
to shun or avoid
filibuster
FILIBUSTER =
intentional obstruction, esp. prolonged speechmaking to delay political action
fortuitous
FORTUITOUS =
happening by accident or chance
germane
GERMANE =
relevant to the subject at hand
halcyon
HALCYON =
calm and peaceful
hegemony
HEGEMONY =
domination over others
impunity
IMPUNITY =
immunity from punishment
incipient
INCIPIENT =
beginning to be or to become apparent
inimical
INIMICAL = hostile
inimitable
INIMITABLE =
one of a kind
martial
MARTIAL =
associated with war or the armed forces
meet
MEET =
fitting or proper
nebulous
NEBULOUS =
cloudy or vaguely defined
obstreperous
OBSTREPEROUS =
noisy or unruly
neologism
NEOLOGISM =
a new word or expression
palliate
PALLIATE =
to reduce in severity
pedestrian
PEDESTRIAN =
commonplace, trite, quotidian
perspicacity
PERSPICACITY = shrewdness
pith
PITH =
the essential or central part
pithy
PITHY =
concisely meaningful
predilection
PREDILECTION = preference
profligate
PROFLIGATE =
extravagant or dissolute
querulous
QUERELOUS =
complaining, whiny
rancor
RANCOR =
bitter resentment
sententious
SENTENTIOUS =
moralistic or aphorisitc, epigrammatic, tending to moralize excessively
solvent
SOLVENT =
to meet financial obligations or able to dissolve another substance
tortuous
TORTUOUS =
windy or excessively complicated
salacious
SALACIOUS =
lustful or lascivious