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juxtaposition
n/ the act of placing two things next to each other for implicit comparison
laconic
adj/ terse in speech or writing
languid
adj/ sluggish from fatigue or weakness
largess
n/ the generous giving of lavish gifts
latent
adj/ hidden, but capable of being exposed
legerdemain
n/ deception, slight-of-hand
licentious
adj/ displaying a lack of moral or legal restraints
limpid
adj/ clear, transparent
maelstrom
n/ a destructive whirlpool which rapidly sucks in objects
magnanimous
adj/ noble, generous
malediction
n/ a curse
malevolent
adj/ wanting harm to befall others
manifold
adj/ diverse, varied
maudlin
adj/ weakly sentimental
mawkish
adj/ characterized by sick sentimentality
mendacious
adj/ having a lying, false character
mercurial
adj/ characterized by rapid change or temperamentality
modicum
n/ a small amount of something
morass
n/ a wet swampy bog; figuratively, somthing that traps and confuses
multifarious
adj/ having great diversity or variety
munificence
n/ generosity in giving
myriad
adj/ consisting of a very great number
nadir
n/ the lowest point of something
nascent
adj/ in the process of being born or coming into existence
nefarious
adj/ heinously villainous
neophyte
n/ someone who is young or inexperienced
obdurate
adj/ unyielding to persuasion or moral influences
obfuscate
v/ to render incomprehensible
oblique
adj/ diverging from a straight line or course, not straightforward
obsequious
adj/ excessively compliant or submissive
obstreperous
adj/ noisy, unruly
obtuse
adj/ lacking quickness of sensibility or intellect
odious
adj/ instilling hatred or intense displeasure
officious
adj/ offering one's services when they are neither wanted nor needed
opulent
adj/ characterized by rich abundance verging on ostentation (ie. too much!)
palliate
v/ to reduce the severity of
pallid
adj/ lacking color
panacea
n/ a remedy for all ills or difficulties
paragon
n/ a model of excellence or perfection
pariah
n/ an outcast
parsimony
n/ frugality, stinginess
pathos
n/ an emotion of sympathy
paucity
adj/ small in quantity
pejorative
adj/ derogatory, uncomplimentary
pellucid
adj/ easily intelligible, clear
penurious
adj/ miserly, stingy
perfidious
adj/ disloyal, unfaithful
perfunctory
adj/ showing little interest or enthusiasm
pernicious
adj/ extremely destructive or harmful
perspicacity
adj/ shrewdness, perceptiveness