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Acrimonious
(adj.) stinging, bitter in temper or tone
Corpulent
(adj.) fat; having a large, bulky body
Dissipate
(v.) to cause to disappear; to scatter, dispel; to spend foolishly, squander; to be extravagant in the pursuit of pleasure
Hypothetical
(adj.) based on assumption or guess; used as provisional or tentative idea to guide or direct investigation
Intemperate
(adj.) immoderate, lacking in self-control
Susceptible
(adj.) open to; easily influenced; lacking resistance
Adulation
(n.) praise or flattery that is excessive
Astute
(adj.) shrewd, crafty, showing practical wisdom
Avarice
(n.) a greedy desire, particularly for wealth
Equivocate
(v.) to speak or act in a way that allows for more than one interpretation; to be deliberately vague or ambiguous
Irresolute
(adj.) unable to make up one's mind, hesitating
Novice
(n.) one who is just a beginner at some activity requiring skill and experience
Pretentious
(adj.) done for show, striving to make a big impression; claiming merit or position unjustifiably; making demands on one's skill or abilities, ambitious
Recapitulate
(v.) to review a series of facts; to sum up
Slovenly
(adj.) untidy, dirty, careless
Accrue
(v.) to grow or accumulate over time; to happen as a natural result
Annotation
(n.) a critical or explanatory note or comment, especially for a literary work
Bedlam
(n.) a state or scene of uproar and confusion
Covert
(adj.) hidden, disguised, purposefully kept secret; sheltered, secluded; (n.) a sheltered place, a hiding place
Fortuitous
(adj.) accidental, occurring by a happy chance
Motley
(adj.) showing great variety' composed of different elements or many colors; (n.) a jester's costume; a jester
Recondite
(adj.) exceeding ordinary knowledge and understanding
Reprobate
(n.) a depraved, vicious, or unprincipled person, scoundrel; (adj.) wicked, corrupt, or unprincipled; (v.) to disapprove of, condemn
Sedentary
(adj.) characterized by or calling for continued sitting; remaining in one place
Abstemious
(adj.) moderate, sparing (as in eating and drinking); characterized by abstinence and self-discipline
Contingent
(adj.) likely but not certain to happen, possible; dependent on uncertain events or conditions; happening by chance; (n.) a representative group forming part of a larger body
Corroborate
(v.) to confirm, make more certain, bolster, substantiate, verify
Dowdy
(adj.) poorly dressed, shabby; lacking smartness and good taste
Heresy
(n.) an opinion different from accepted belief; the denial of an idea that is generally held sacred
Palpable
(adj.) capable of being touched or felt; easily seen, heard or recognized
Pernicious
(adj.) extremely harmful; deadly, fatal
Satiate
(v.) to satisfy completely; to fill to excess; (adj.) full, satisfied
Absolve
(v.) to clear from blame, responsibility, or guilt
Contiguous
(adj.) side by side, touching; near; adjacent in time
Deleterious
(adj.) harmful, injurious
Enthrall
(v.) to captivate, charm, hold spellbound; to enslave; to imprison
Implicit
(adj.) implied or understood though unexpressed; without doubts or reservations, unquestioning; potentially contained in
Ostentatious
(adj.) marked by conspicuous or pretentious display, showy
Redundant
(adj.) extra, excess, more than is needed; wordy, repetitive; profuse, lush
Sanctimonious
(adj.) making a show of virtue or righteousness; hypocritically moralistic or pious, self-righteous, canting, holier-than-thou
Blatant
(adj.) noisy in a coarse, offensive way; obvious or conspicuous, especially in a n unfavorable sense
Disconsolate
(adj.) deeply unhappy or dejected; without hope, beyone consolation
Herculean
(adj.) relating to Hercules; characterized by great strength; very hard to do in the sense of requiring unusual strength
Impassive
(adj.) showing no feeling or emotion; inanimate; motionless
Nonplussed
(adj.) puzzled, not knowing what to do, at a loss
Prolific
(adj.) abundantly productive, abundant, profuse
Amendable
(adj.) willing to follow advice or authority, tractable, submissive; responsive; liable to be held responsible
Berate
(v.) to scold sharply
Carnage
(n.) large-scale slaughter or loss of life
Credulous
(adj.) too ready to believe, easily deceived
Extraneous
(adj.) coming from the outside, foreign, present but not essential, irrelevant
Inception
(n.) the beginning, start, earliest stage of some process, institution
Obdurate
(adj.) stubborn, unyielding
Precocious
(adj.) showing unusually early development (especially in talents and mental capacity)
Sententious
(adj.) self-righteous, characterized by moralizing; given to use of maxims or adages; saying much in few words, pithy
Tortuous
(adj.) winding, twisted, crooked; highly involved, complex; devious
Adamant
(adj.) firm in purpose or opinion, unyielding, obdurate, implacable, inflexible; (n.) an extremely hard substance
Curtail
(v.) to cut short, bring to a halt or end sooner than expected; to reduce
Deference
(n.) courteous yielding to the wishes and ideas of another person; great respect marked by submission, as to superior (T-Dub)
Definitive
(adj.) conclusive, final, representing the limit of what can be done
Demeanor
(n.) the way a person behaves, overall impression made by comportment, manner; facial appearance, mien
Mollify
(v.) to soften, make gentle, pacify; to calm, allay (as an emotion), assuage, appease, placate; to reduce in intensity
Presentiment
(n.) a vague sense of approaching misfortune
Remit
(v.) to send or hand in (as money); to cancel (as penalty or punishment), to forgive, pardon; to lessen, diminish; to put off, postpone, defer
Requisite
(adj.) needed, necessary, regarded as essential or indespensable
Thwart
(v.) to oppose successfully; to prevent, frustrate