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abjure
v/ to reject, to renounce
abrogate
v/ to abolish, usually by authority
acerbic
adj/ biting, bitter in tone or taste
acrimony
n/ bitterness, discord
acumen
n/ keen insight
adumbrate
v/ to sketch out in a vague way
alacrity
n/ eagerness, speed
anathema
n/ a cursed, detested person
antipathy
n/ a strong dislike, repugnance
approbation
n/ praise
arrogate
v/ to take without justification
ascetic
adj/ practicing restraint as a means of self-discipline, usually religious
aspersion
n/ a curse, expression of ill-will
assiduous
adj/ hard-working, diligent
blandish
v/ to coax by using flattery
boon
n/ a gift or blessing
brusque
adj/ short, abrupt, dismissive
buffet
v/ to strike with force

n/ an arrangement of food set out on a table
burnish
v/ to polish, shine
buttress
v/ to support, hold up

n/ something that offers support
cacophony
n/ tremendous noise, disharmonious sound
cajole
v/ to urge, coax
calumny
n/ an attempt to spoil someone else's reputation by spreading lies
capricious
adj/ subject to whim, fickle
clemency
n/ mercy
cogent
adj/ intellectually convincing
concomitant
adj/ accompanying in a subordinate fashion
conflagration
n/ a great fire
contrite
adj/ penitent, eager to be forgiven
conundrum
n/ puzzle, problem
credulity
n/ readiness to believe
cupidity
n/ greed, strong desire
cursory
adj/ brief to the point of being superficial
decry
v/ to criticize openly
defile
v/ to make unclean, impure
deleterious
adj/ harmful
demure
adj/ quiet, modest, reserved
deprecate
v/ to belittle, depreciate
deride
v/ to laugh at mockingly, scorn
desecrate
v/ to violate the sacredness of a thing or place
desiccated
adj/ dried up, dehydrated
diaphanous
adj/ light, airy, transparent
diffident
adj/ shy, quiet, modest
discursive
adj/ rambling, lacking order
dissemble
v/ to conceal, fake
dither
v/ to be indecisive
ebullient
adj/ extremely lively, enthusiastic
effrontery
n/ impudence, nerve, insolence
effulgent
adj/ radiant, splendorous
egregious
adj/ extremely bad