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accost
to approach and speak to
anisha
accolade
award; honor
a kool aid for my achievements
affected
fake
a-FAKE-ed
alacrity
cheerful promptness
a lack of it in the morning
altercation
violent dispute
at the altar when getting married, well maybe...
amass
to collect/get a bunch of
austerity
severity/strictness
also has -ity in the definition
averse
opposed, unwilling
averse to writing this verse
awry
twisted; askew; wrong
a-WR-y
apocryphal
of doubtful authenticity

apo=away from
incisive
clear in expression

cis=cut (clear cut)
exculpate
free from blame

culp=blame
epitaph
inscription on tombstone

epi=upon
proponent
supporter; advocate

ponere=to place
circumscribe
to determine the limits of; to draw a line aroun

scribe=write
orthodox
traditional

ortho=straight (orthodontist)
obsequious
overly submissive

sequi=to follow
peripatetic
wandering from place to place

peri=around
impulsive
acting on impulse

pel,pul = to push
sacrosanct
holy;sacred

sanctus = holy
convocation
assembly or meeting

vocare=to call
tractable
easily manageable

tract=together
irreverent
disrespectful

vereri=respect
verus=truth
paramount
of extreme importance

para=beside, next to, beyond
levity
state of being light; frivolous

levis=light in weight
incite
to provoke

citare=to summon/call
propensity
a tendency

pro=forward
theocracy
government ruled by religious authority

theo=god
denigrate
to speak poorly of; belittle

de=down, off
tenacity
persistance

tenere=to hold
misanthrope
hates humankind

mis=bad, wretched hatred
equanimity
calmness; even tempered
magnanimous
noble

anima=life, spirit
abject
miserable; think "dejected"

ab=away
complement
to complete the whole

plere=to fill
anarchy
without government

an=w/o
cur-
run, course
laconic
speaks little
concord
consensus
schism
division into groups/factions
incisive
having strong insight; shrewd
keen
strong; "keen insight"
acute
sharply perceptive
jur-
oath/law
leg
law
judicious
showing sound judgement; prudent
adjudicate
hear and judge a case
prudent
sensible; using good judgement
jurisdiction
sphere of authenticity
adjure
to command solemnly
adjudge
to judge
acus-
sharp
acumen
keenness of judgement
allegation
formal accusation
legare
dispute
rupt-
break
-mut
change
morph
shape
meta
change; beyond
rupture
break open
transmute
transform
mercurial
subject to wild changes in behavior; erratic
protean
capable of assuming dif forms
fickle
likely to change opinion unpredictably
vacillate
change mind repeatedly
amend
change; improve
benefactor
one who helps
vole
to wish
benediction
good wishes
ingratiate
to "suck up"
beneficiary
one who receives benefits
gratuity
payment in thanks
gratis
free of charge
gratify
to please
euphoria
state of extreme happiness
euphonious
sweet sounding; mellifluous
loqu
talk
verb
word
loquatious
talkative
circumlocation
talking around the subject
colloquial
using everday language
grandiloquent
pompous speech
elocution
expressive delivery of speech
pontificate
pompous speech
verbatim
word-for-word
dicursive
staying away from topic
perfidious
untrustworthy