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FACTIOUS
INCLINED TO FORM FACTIONS; CAUSING DISSENSION "Many nobles sought good government, rather than being factious, and were only forced into war by the king's incompetence"
FACTITIOUS
ARTIFICIAL; SHAM
FAIN
GLADLY, IN A WILLING MANNER “Men and birds are fain of climbing high.”
FECKLESS
futile, irresponsible, inefficient
FEY
OTHERWORLDLY, DOOMED, APPROACHING DEATH, UNDER A SPELL CRAZY, CLAIRVOYANT
FINICAL
TOO FUSSY ABOUT FOOD, CLOTHING, ETC.
FLAGRANT
CONSPICUOUSLY WICKED
FLURRIED
TO BECOME AGITATED AND CONFUSED
FORENSICS
THE STUDY OR ARGUMENTATION AND DEBATE
forfend
to prevent
forswear
renounce, disallow, repudiate
FROWARD
INTRACTABLE, NOT WILLING TO YIELD OR COMPLY, STUBBORN “the forward mule wouldn’t budge”
FROWZY
SLOVENLY; UNKEMPT; DIRTY
FUSTIAN
POMPOUS; BOMBASTIC
GAINSAY
TO DENY, OR DISPUTE
GALL
BITTERNESS, CARELESS NERVE (V.- TO IRRITATE)
GALLANT
A FASHIONABLE YOUNG MAN
GAME
COURAGEOUS
GAMBOL
SKIP, PLAY, FROLIC
GARBLE
MAKE UNFAIR SELECTION FROM FACTS "Moore's movie garbled the facts through editing"
GOSSAMER
DELICATE, TENUOUS, INSINCERE
HECTOR
A BULLY
HIDEBOUND
EXCESSIVELY RIGID, DRY, STIFF
HOARY
VERY OLD, WHITE FROM AGE
HOMILY
A SERMON, A MORALLY UPLIFTING LECTURE, A PLATITUDE
HOMILETICS
ACT OF PREACHING
ILLIMITABLE
LIMITLESS
IMMURE
TO IMPRISION
IMPERVIOUSNESS
ARROGANCE, COMMANDING PRESENCE, OVERBEARINGNESS
IMPERTINENT
NOT TO THE POINT, IRRELEVANT, INAPPLICABLE; TRIFLING;
IMPETUOUS
HASTILY OR RASHLY ENERGETIC, IMPULSIVE AND VEHEMENT
IMPRECATION
AN INVOCATION OF EVIL, A CURSE
IMPUGNED
CHALLENGED, TO BE DOUBTED
IMPUTE
TO ATTRIBUTE TO A CAUSE
INCLEMENT
PHYSICALLY SEVER OR ROUGH, SHOWING NO MERCY
INCORPOREAL
IMMATERIAL, WITHOUT A BODY
INDENTURE
BOUND TO ANOTHER BY CONTRACT
INFLAMMABLE
EASILY LIT
INGLORIOUS
LACKING FAME OR HONOR, SHAMEFUL
INSENSIBLE
UNAWARE
INSCRUTABLE
INCAPABLE OF BEING UNDERSTOOD, MYSTERIOUS
INSOLUBLE
TO ABLE TO BE SOLVED OR EXPLAINED
INTERDICT
PROHIBIT, FORBID, BAN
INTERNECINE
DEADLY TO BOTH SIDES
FERMENT
A STATE OF DISORDER, UNREST
INDOLENCE
LAZINESS
INEXORABLE
RELENTLESS, UNYIELDING, IMPLACABLE
INVEIGH
TO COMPLAIN OR CRITICIZE STRONGLY.. “Reuther never hesitated to inveigh against "poverty, hunger, and disease."
INVOLUTE
COMPLEX
JUNKET
TRIP ESPECIALLY ONE TAKEN FOR PLEASURE BY AN OFFICIAL AT PUBLIC
KEN
RANGE OF KNOWLEDGE
LABILE
UNSTABLE
LAGNIAPPE
TRIFLING PRESENT GIVEN TO A CUSTOMER, AN UNEXPECTED BENEFIT (ALSO CALLED A "BOOT")
LAPIDARY
WORKER IN PRECIOUS STONES
LARDER
PLACE WHERE FOOD IS STORED
LASCIVIOUS
LEWD, LUSTFUL
LEGERDEMAIN
TRICKERY
LIBERTINE
AN IMMORAL PERSON
LIMPID
CLEAR AND SIMPLE, SERENE, TRANSPARENT, UNTROUBLED
LINIMENT
MEDICINAL LIQUID USED TO EASE PAIN
LISSOME
EASILY FLEXED, LIMBER, AGILE
LIST
LEAN TO ONE SIDE
LODE
METAL BEARING VEIN
LOUT
CLUMSY PERSON
LOW
TO MAKE A SOUND LIKE A COW
LUCUBRATE
WRITE IN A SCHOLARLY FASHION
LURID
HARSHLY SHOCKING, GLOWING
MACULATED
HAVING SPOTS OR BLOTCHES, BLEMISHES.. (ANT = IMMACULATE)
MACROBIOTICS
ART OF PROLONGING LIFE BY DIET OF ORGANIC, NON-MEAT SUBSTANCES
MAINSTAY
CHEIF SUPPORT
MANNERED
ARTIFICIAL OR STILTED
MANUMISSION
RELEASE FROM SLAVERY
MALINGER
TO FEIGN ILLNESS SO AS TO AVOID WORK
MAUNDER
TO TALK OR MOVE AIMLESSLY, MUTTER
METTLESOME
COURAGEOUS, HIGH-SPIRITED
MIDDLING
FAIRLY GOOD BUT NOT VERY GOOD
NETTLE
TO IRRITAE, STING, VEX
NIBBLE
SHOW SOME INCLINATION TO ACCEPT (AN OFFER)
NICE
1) SCRUPULOUS/HARD TO PLEASE OVERDELICATE OR FASTIDUOUS, FUSSY
NICETY
DELICATE FEATURE, MINUTE DISTINCTION
NIGGLING
TRIFLING, PETTY
NONDESCRIPT
DULL, LACKING INTERESTING OR DISTINCTIVE QUALITIES
NONPLUSSED
AT A TOTAL LOSS OF WHAT TO SAY OR DO
NOSEGAY
A BUNCH OF FLOWERS
NOSTRUM
PLACEBO, A QUACK REMEDY
NOVITIATE
A PERIOD OF BEING A BEGINNER OR NOVICE
NUMISMATICS
COIN COLLECTING
OBLOQUY
ABUSIVELY DETRACTIVE LANGUAGE, SHARP CRITICISM, ILL REPUTE
OBSEQUY
FUNERAL CEREMONY
OBSTREPEROUS
NOISY, LOUDLY STUBBORN
OBTUSE
BLUNT/STUPID, INSENSITIVE
ONTOLOGY
THEORY ABOUT THE NATURE OF EXISTANCE
OPPROBRIOUS
DISGRACEFUL, CONTEMPTUOUS
OROTUND
POMPOUS
OVERWEENING
PRESUMPTUOUSLY ARROGANT, OVERBEARING, IMMODERATE, BEING A JERK
PAEAN
SONG OF HIGH PRAISE
PALAVER
IDLE TALK
PANACHE
FLAMBOYANCE, VERVE
PANOPLY
IMPRESSIVE ARRAY
PARE
TO TRIM
PATENT
OBVIOUS, UNCONCEALED
PECULATION
THEFT OF MONEY OR GOODS
PEDIMENT
TRIANGULAR GABLE ON A ROOF OR FACADE
PERCIPIENT
DISCERNING, ANBLE TO PERCIEVE
PERTINACIOUS
PERSISTANT, STUBBORN
PENUMBRA
PARTIAL SHADOW
PERCIPIENT
DISCERNING, ABLE TO PERCIEVE
PERTINACIOUS
PERSISTANT, STUBBORN
PERVADE
TO PERMEATE THROUGHOUT
PETTISH
FRETFUL
PEREMPTORY
DISALLOWING DELAY, COMMANDING, EXPRESSING URGENCY; DECISIVEAND IMPERIOUS..
PHILISTINE
A SMUG IGNORANT PERSON; ONE WHO LACKS KNOWLEDGE
PHARISICAL
HYPOCRITICALLY SELF-RIGHTEOUS AND CONDEMNATORY, SANCTIMONIOUS
PLANGENT
POUNDING, THUNDERING, RESOUNDING, WAILING SOUND
PLEBIAN
CRUDE, LOWER-CLASS, VULGAR
PLOD
CONTINUE TO DO SOMETHING WITHOUT RESTING
PONDEROUS
HEAVY, BULKY, DULL
PORE
TO STUDY CLOSELY
PRECIS
SHORT SUMMARY OF FACTS
PRESCIENT
HAVING FORESIGHT
PRESTIDIGITATION
SLEIGHT OF HAND
PROFLIGATE
CORRUPT
PROPITIATE
TO WIN THE FAVOR OF; TO CAUSE TO BECOME FAVORABLY INCLINED; TO APPEASE “propitiate the gods with a sacrifice”
PROPITIOUS
AUSPICIOUS, PRESENTING FAVORABLE CIRCUMSTANCES “the clearing of the sky was a propitious omen that the storm had passed”
PROPOUND
TO OFFER FOR CONSIDERATION; TO EXHIBIT (PROOPUND AN ARGUMENT)
PROXY
THE POWER TO ACT FOR ANOTHER
PRUNE
SILLY PERSON
PRURIENT
LEWD
PRURIENT
LEWD
QUIZZICAL
BANTERING, COMICAL, HUMOROUSLY SERIOUS
PONDEROUS
Having great weight.