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anodyne
ANODYNE = soothing
asperity
ASPERITY =
harshness or severity
astringent
ASTRINGENT =
harsh or severe
avarice
AVARICE = greed
axiom
AXIOM =
universally recognized principle
axiomatic
AXIOMATIC =
having self-evident truth or taken as a given
bucolic
BUCOLIC =
rustic or pastoral
cavil
CAVIL =
to find fault without reason
chimera
CHIMERA =
an illusion (originally a fire breathing she monster)
contiguous
CONTIGUOUS =
adjacent or bordering
derision
DERISION =
ridicule or scorn
didactic
DIDACTIC =
intended to teach
excoriate
EXCORIATE =
to censure scathingly, severly criticize or to UPBRAID
execrate
EXECRATE =
to curse, feel loathing for, declare as evil
fractious
FRACTIOUS =
troublesome, irritable
hedonist
HEDONIST =
one who believes in pleasure as humans' primary pursuit
hubris
HUBRIS = arrogance
ineluctable
INELUCTABLE =
inevitable or certain
insouciant
INSOUCIANT =
carefree, unconcerned, heedless
mendicant
MENDICANT =
a beggar or supplicant
minatory
MINATORY = menacing
nonplussed
NONPLUSSED = baffled
odious
ODIOUS = instilling hatred
panegyric
PANEGYRIC =
formal praise, eulogy, encomium
pellucid
PELLLUCID =
clear, easily intelligible
pernicious
PERNICIOUS =
extremely harmful or destructive
plangent
PLANGENT =
pounding, thundering, resounding
preen
PREEN =
to dress up or to primp
prescient
PRESCIENT =
to have foreknowledge of events
prosaic
PROSAIC =
plain, lacking liveliness
quail
QUAIL =
to lose courage
refulgent
REFULGENT =
shiny, radiant, brilliant
renege
RENEGE =
to go back on a promise
salutary
SALUTARY =
remedial, wholesome, causing improvement
spurious
SPURIOUS =
false, counterfeit
static
STATIC =
not active, at rest, dormant
stymie
STYMIE =
to block, thwart
synthesis
SYNTHESIS =
the combination of parts to make a whole
torque
TORQUE =
a force that causes rotation
untenable
UNTENABLE =
not viable, uninhabitable or indefensible
vitiate
VITIATE =
to spoil, corrupt or debase
voluble
VOLUBLE = fluent, verbal
wag
WAG =
a joker or a "wit" aka sethi