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Adroit
Skillful,clever
Adulterate
To make impure, to contaminate
Adventitious
Accidental, nonessential
Aegis
A shield
Aesthetic
Pertaining to beauty
Affectation
A phony attitude
Affinity
An attraction to
Affluence
Wealth
Agape
Open-mouthed
Aggrandize
To enlarge
Altruism
A Concern for others; generosity
Ambiguous
Open to more than one interpretation
Amoral
Lacking a sense of right and wrong
Amorphous
Shapeless,Formless
Animosity
Hatred
Antipathy
an intense dislike
Antithesis
an exact opposite; an opposite extreme
Badinage
playful
banal
common
baroque
overly decorated
bauble
showy but useless thing
bedlam
a noisy uproar
beguile
to deceive
besmirch
to make dirty
bestial
savage
besiege
to overwhelm
bilious
bad tempered
blanch
to whiten
bland
mild, tasteless
blandishment
flattery
bombast
impressive but meaningless language
bona fide
in good faith
boor
a rude or impolite person
bovine
pertaining to cows or cattle
bowdlerize
to remove offensive passages of a play. to censor
brevity
briefness
bucolic
pertaining to countryside
cajole
to coax, to persuade
callow
young and inexperienced
carcinogen
causing cancer
carnal
sensual, sexual
carrion
decaying flesh
cataclysm
violent change
cataract
large waterfall, abnormality of the eye
caveat
a warning
celibate
unmarried; abstaining from sex
censure
to criticize sharply
cessation
a stopping; a discontinuance
chaff
a worthless matter
chagrin
embarrassment;
chimerical
imaginary
coalesce
to blend, to merge
debacle
a complete failure
debauchery
corruption, self indulgence
deference
respect, consideration
defile
to pollute
deign
to lower oneself before an inferior
delineate
to describe, to depict
demeanor
behavior, manner of conducting oneself
denouement
an outcome, result
deride
to ridicule
desiccated
dried up
despicable
hateful
desultory
wandering from subject to subject
deviate
to turn aside
diadem
a crown
diaphanous
very sheer and light
dichotomy
a divison into two parts
ebullient
enthusiastic
eclectic
choosing from various sources
edify
improve someone morally
effete
worn out
egregious
remarkably bad
elegy
a sad or mornful poem
elicit
2 draw forth, to call forth
elixir
medicine
elucidate
to make clear
emanate
to come forth
emendation
a correction
empathy
an understanding of another persons feeling
empirical
based on practical experience rather than theory
endemic
confined to a particular country or area
enervate
to weaken
ennui
boredom
ephemeral
lasting only a short time
epitome
a typical example
ergo
therefore
erotic
pertaining to sexual love
eschew
to keep away from
facetious
comical, joking