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absolve
pardon (an offense); free from blame
accessible
easy to approach; obtainable
acrimony
bitterness of words or manner
adverse
unfavorable; hostile
affable
easily approachable; warmly friendly
affinity
kinship; attraction to
alleviate
relieve; lessen
altruistic
unselfishly generous; concerned for others
ambivalence
having contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes
amenable
readily managed; willing to give in; agreeable; submissive
antagonism
hostility; active resistance
apathy
lack of caring; indifference
apprehension
fear; discernemnt; capture
aspire
seek to attain; long for
assumption
something taken for granted; taking over or taking possession of
aversion
firm dislike
banal
hackneyed; commonplace; trite; lacking originality
benign
kindly; favorable; not malignant
brittle
easily broken; difficult
buoyant
able to float; cheerful and optimistic
candor
frankness; open honesty
captivate
charm; fascinate
caricature
distortion; burlesque
chronicle
(v) report; record
circumspect
prudent; cautious
cliche
phrase dulled in meaning by repetition
coalesce
combine; fuse
compliance
readiness to yield; conformity in fulfilling requirements
composure
mental calmness
compromise
adjust or settle by making mutual concessions; endanger the interests or reputation of
condone
overlook voluntarily; forgive
conformity
agreement or compliance; actions in agreement with prevailing social customs
consistency
harmony of parts; dependability; uniformity; degree of thickness
consolidation
unification; process of becoming firmer or stronger
contentious
quarrelsome
convoluted
complex and involved; intricate; winding; coiled
dawdle
loiter; waste time
dearth
scarcity
debilitate
weaken; enfeeble
decorous
proper; decorum (n)
decry
express strong disapproval of; disparage
deference
courteous regard for another's wish
defiance
opposition; willingness to resist
degenerate
become worse; deteriorate
demean
degrade; humiliate
derision
ridicule; mockery
derivative
unoriginal
detached
emotionally removed; calm and objective; indifferent
deterrent
something that discourages; hindrance
didactic
teaching; instructional
diffident
shy; lacking confidence; reserved
digression
wandering away from the subject
discernible
distinguishable; perceivable
discord
lack of harmony; conflict
discrepancy
lack of consistency; contradiction; difference
disgruntled
discontented; sulky and dissatisfied
disinterested
unprejudiced
disparage
belittle
disparate
basically different; unrelated
dispatch
speediness; prompt execution; message sent with all due speed
dispel
scatter; cause to vanish
dissipate
squander; waste; scatter
divulge
reveal
docile
obedient; easily managed
dogmatic
opinionated; arbitrary; doctinal
eclectic
composed of elements drawn from disparate sources
eclipse
darken; extinguish; surpass
elated
overjoyed; in high spirits
elicit
draw out (by discussion)
elusive
evasive; baffling; hard to grasp
embellish
adorn
enigma
puzzle; mystery
entice
lure; attract; tempt
enumerate
list; mention one by one
ephemeral
short-lived; fleeting
esoteric
hard to uderstand; known only to the chosen few
espouse
adopt; support
exonerate
acquit; exculpate
expedite
hasten
fallacious
false; misleading; fallacy (n)
farce
broad comedy; mockery
fastidious
difficult to please; squeamish
fawning
seeking favor by cringing and flatering; obsequious
fervor
glowing ardor; intensity of feeling
flippant
lacking proper seriousness
forthright
outspoken; frank
garrulous
loquacious; wordy; talkative
gluttonous
greedy for food
gratify
please
gregarious
sociable
hackneyed
commonplace; trite
halting
hesitant; faltering
hamper
obstruct
hypocritical
pretending to be virtuous; deceiving
iconoclastic
attacking cherished traditions
immutable
unchangeable
imperceptible
unnoticeable; undetectable
implacable
incapable of being pacified
implication
something hinted at or suggested
incarcerate
imprison
inconsequential
insignificant; unimportant
indict
charge
industrious
diligent; hard-working
inept
lacking skill; unsuited; incompetent
infallible
unerring; faultless
ingenuous
naive and trusting; young; unsophiscated
ingrate
ungrateful person
inherent
firmly established by nature or habit
initiate
begin; originate; receive into a group
innate
inborn
innocuous
harmless
inscrutable
impenetrable; not readily understood; mysterious