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eschew
to shun or avoid
euphemism
the substitution of an agreeable or inoffensive expression for one the may offend or suggest something unpleasant
antipathetic
arousing opposition in feeling
exacerbate
to embitter
diffident
timid (shy)
irascible
quick to anger
pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis
a rare lung disease caused by the inhalation of very fine silicate dust
dour
stern, harsh
tautologous
needlessly repetitive
indigenous
native to
assiduous
dilligent
skew
to take an oblique course, to swerve
meretricious
tawdrily attractive
eviscerate
to deprive of vital content or force
mendacious
given to deception or falsehood
truckle
to act in a subservient matter
sedulous
dilligent in application or pursuit
triskaidekaphobia
psychotic fear of the number 13
monolithic
exhibiting massive uniformity
undulate
to move in a wave like manner
prestigitaion
sleight of hand
laconic
sparing of words
trenchant
cutting, sharp
sacrosanct
most sacred
mellifluous
sweetly flowing
indolent
lazy
approbation
approval
eleemosynary
charitable
inchoate
rudimentary (imperfectly formed or developed) EARLY STAGES
perquisite
monetary or other gain in addition to salary
invidious
tending to cause ill will
implacable
not capable of being appeased or pacified
chivalrous
valiant (brave)
aestivate
to spend the summer in a state of inactivity
feckless
weak
lassitude
laziness
respite
temporary intermission of labor
verdant
covered with fresh vegetation
pseudonym
pen name
patronize
to treat with condescension