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ANATHEMA (noun)
A formal ecclesiastical ban, curse, or excommunication; One that is cursed or damned
AMBLE (verb)
to walk at an easy pace; walk slowly
GUSTATORY (adj)
related to the sense of taste
MILLINERY (noun)
Articles, especially women's hats, sold by a milliner
WANE & WAX (verbs)
wane: to become smaller; wax: to grow larger
ARIA (noun)
a solo in an opera or oratorio
SHOAT (noun)
a young pig
PUSILLANIMOUS (adj)
faint hearted; lacking courage
IMPECUNIOUS (adj)
lacking money; poor
MENDICANT (noun)
Depending on alms for a living; practicing begging
BLOWHARD (noun)
a very boastful and talkative person
APOSTATE (noun)
one who abandons one's religion or party
CABAL (noun)
small group of people united for secret intrigue
PULVERIZE (verb)
crush to powder or dust; demolish
MASTICATE (verb)
To chew (food)
INTERPOLATE (verb)
To insert or introduce between other elements or parts or conversation
VOCIFEROUS (adj)
conspicuously and offensively loud; vehement outcry
DIRGE (noun)
funeral hymn; slow, mournful music
EVINCE (verb)
To show or demonstrate clearly; manifest
MENDACIOUS (adj)
Lying; untruthful
BELIED (verb)
To picture falsely; misrepresent; to show to be false; to contradict
AGGRANDIZED (verb)
To increase the scope of; extend. To make greater in power, influence, stature, or reputation.
REGALE (verb)
to provide with great enjoyment; entertain.
COUNTENANCE (noun)
a look of expression indicative of encouragement or of moral support; support or approval
DIFFIDENT (adj)
Lacking or marked by a lack of self-confidence; shy and timid
PROMULGATE (verb)
To make known (a decree, for example) by public declaration; announce officially.
BANAL (adj)
Drearily commonplace and often predictable; trite
DUBIOUS (adj)
Fraught with uncertainty or doubt; undecided.
MALADROIT (noun)
An inept person; clumsy
CARNAL (noun)
Worldly or earthly; temporal
ACQUIESCENT (adj)
willing to carry out the orders or wishes of another without protest
OBSTREPEROUS (adj)
Noisily and stubbornly defiant.
IMPROMPTU (adj)
Prompted by the occasion rather than being planned in advance
ADMONISH (verb)
to provide counsel
ABROGATE (verb)
to void; cancel; declare null and void
EFFERVESCENT (adj)
bubbly; energetic
OFFICIOUS (adj)
marked by excessive eagerness in offering unwanted services or advice to others
EFFUSIVE (adj)
unrestrained or excessive in emotional expression; gushy
PLACID (adj)
Undisturbed by tumult or disorder; calm or quiet; Satisfied; complacent
PUISSANCE (noun)
power to influence or coerce
INDELIBILITY (adj)
Impossible to remove, erase, or wash away; permanent (ex. indelible ink)
INSULARITY (adj)
the state of being isolated or detached; confined to a limited area, esp an island
CRAVEN (adj)
cowardly; lacking even the rudiments of courage
VALOROUS (adj)
Marked by or possessing great personal bravery; valiant; courageous
PETULANT (adj)
bad tempered; peevish
SAVANT (noun)
A learned person; a scholar
GIST (noun)
The central idea; the essence
SOLDER (verb)
Something that joins or cements; To serve as a bond between; join
EXTANT (adj)
still existing; not destroyed
INCURSION (noun)
intrusion (aggressive) into another's territory
ANTIPATHY (noun)
A strong feeling of aversion or repugnance
IMPERIOUSNESS (adj)
Arrogantly domineering or overbearing; Urgent; pressing
ABYSMAL (adj)
unfathomable; very profound; limitless; very bad
STYGIAN (adj)
Gloomy and dark; infernal; hellish
AUGURY (noun)
sign of something coming; an omen