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obscure
dark; unknown; hard to understand
hinder
to slow or impede the progress of
glutton
someone who consumes too much foood or drink
kindle
to start a fire; ignite; arouse
artisan
a person who is skillful with his/her hands
vernacular
everyday speech; slang
enhance
to intensify; improve
delineate
to describe accurately
obliterate
to destroy completely
hiatus
a break or vacation
efface
to erase; rub out
querulous
grumbling; grumpy
copious
abundant; plentiful
engender
to create; to cause
nefarious
extreme wickedness
brawn
muscular strength
tout
publicly brag
extol
to praise highly
quell
to calm; pacify
pugnacious
eager to fight
incandescent
brilliant; giving off heat or light
sage
a wise man; to be wise through experiencec and reflection
assail
to attack with words or force
amorous
feeling loving, especially in a sexual sense
vacuous
lacking ideas or intelligence
volatile
highly unstable; explosive
discordant
lacking harmony or agreement
expedite
to speed up the progress of
corroborate
to confirm; to back up with evidence
scrutinize
to examine very carefully
didactic
intended to teach; morally instructive
exasperate
to annoy thoroughly
idyllic
naturally peaceful
juxtapose
to place side by side
decorous
proper; in good taste
distend
to swell; to extend
fecund
fertile; productive
histrionic
overly dramatic
benevolent
generous, kind
deride
to ridicule
nonchalant
not showing any concern or worry
belabor
to go over repeatedly or to an absurd extent
gesticulate
to make gestures, especially when speaking
discrete
unconnected; separate; distinct
soporific
causing sleep; very boring
pretentious
making ridiculous claims
reiterate
to say again; to repeat
discreet
sneaky; unnoticeable
strident
shrill; high pitched
anarchy
lawlessness; an absence of government or control
ludicrous
absurd; ridiculous
abridge
to shorten or condense
laud
to praise; to applaud
malleable
easy to shape or bend
conflagration
a huge fire; inferno
convivial
fond of partying
gullible
easily deceived
bucolic
charmingly rural
induce
to cause to happen
fabricate
to lie
recondite
hard to understand; over one's head
avarice
greed; excessive desire for riches
penurious
stingy, relating to great poverty
eccentric
unconventional; a little kooky
extraneous
irrelevant; unnecessary
insuperable
incapable of being overcome or solved
predator
one that preys or destroys
indulgent
lenient; yielding to desire
lethargy
sluggishness; laziness
assuage
to soothe; to relieve
archaic
ancient; outdated
conspicuous
standing out; obvious
imminent
just about to happen
debunk
to prove wrong
coalesce
to fuse or unite
assiduous
hardworking, busy
exult
to celebrate
squander
to waste
incantation
a chant
exalt
to glorify
maudlin
wallowing in self-pity
virulent
extremely poisonous; full of hate
repudiate
to reject, disown, or renounce
prevaricate
to deviate from the truth
superficial
relating to the surface; shallow
imperceptible
difficult to preceive by the senses; barely noticeable
primordial
formed long ago; primitive
lucid
easy to understand
contemptuous
expressing disdain; showing a lack of respect
farcical
absurd; ludicrous
diverse
different; various
contrite
admitting or feeling guilt
vibrant
lively; full of vitality
provincial
limited in outlook; narrow
labyrinth
a maze (or something similar)
mellifluous
sweetly flowing
desiccate
to dry out
loquacious
talking a lot or too much
enigma
a mystery
incessant
unceasing