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Aborigine
natives
Adroit
skillful in a physical or mental way
Altruism
unselfish concern for welfare of others; thoughtfulness
Animosity
felling of strong dislike or hatere; hostility
Apposite
suited to the purpose; appropriate, apt.
Bourgeois
person whose beliefs, practices are conventionally middleclass
Cerebration
using one’s brain; thinking
Coadjutor
an assistant; helper
Concomitant
accompanying; attendant
Corroborate
make the validity more certain; confirm, strengthen
Culpable
deserving blame, censure; guilty
Dichotomy
division into two groups, parts or classes
Dotage
feeble and childish state due to old age; senility
Enigma
a perplexing, usually ambiguous statement; riddle
Fecundity
fruitfulness or production; fertility
Flamboyant
brilliant in form or color; showy, extravagant
Forte
special accomplishment or strong point; specialty
Gamut
the entire ranger or extent; scale
Hypothetical
assumed, supposed; theoretical
Impetus
anything that stimulates activity, motion; driving force
Inchoate
in the early stages; incipient
Indolence
disliking or avoiding work; laziness
Innocuous
does not injure or harm; inoffensive
Invidious
tending to cause envy, discontent, or animosity; envious, injurious
Licentious
morally unrestrained; lewd, libertine
Maimed
injury causing loss of bodily function; crippled, disabled
Meretricious
based on pretence or insincerity; specious
Nadir
the lowest point, time of great dejection or depression
Nexus
connection, link between members of a series
Nonentity
state of not existing, unnoticed person
Obviate
prevent by effective measures; make unnecessary
Opulent
having much wealth or property; rich
Paucity
small number;scarcity; dearth
Petulant
impatient or irritable over a petty annoyance; peevish, querulous
Placid
undisturbed, tranquil; calm
Profligate
extremely wasteful; recklessly extravagant
Puissant
powerful, strong; mighty
Querulous
finding fault; complaining; peevish
Recondite
dealing with difficult subjects; profound, abstruse
Retinue
train of attendants, servants, followers, entourage
Salient
standing out from the rest; noticeably consipicuous
Saturnine
sluggish or gloomy; morose, grave
Sonorous
having a powerful, impressive sound; resonant, deep rich sound
Spurious
not true or genuine; false
Succulent
full of interest, vitality; juicy, delicious
Turbid
muddy or cloudy; dense, confused, muddled
Torpid
sluggish in functioning, slow apathetic
Uxorious
dotingly fond of or submissive to one’s wife
Virago
a quarrelsome, shrewish woman; termagant
Voluble
talking much and easily; glib
Abort
to fail to be completed; to terminate
Affinity
close relationship; connection, attraction
Amalgamate
to join together into one; unite; combine
Apex
the highest point; peak, vertex
Aspersion
a damaging remark; slander, innuendo
Bovine
having oxlike qualities; slow dull, stupid
Chimerical
imaginary or fantastic; unreal, absurd
Coalesce
to unite or merge into a single body, mix
Cogitate
to think seriously and deeply; ponder
Condign
deserved, appropriate, suitable