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abstemious
moderate, sparing
censurable
deserving of blame or correction
contingent
possible; dependent on uncertain events or conditions
corroborate
to confirm, make more certain
denizen
a resident; one who frequents a place
discursive
passing aimlessly from one place or subject to another
disseminate
to scatter or spread widely
dowdy
poorly dresses; lacking good taste
florid
highly colored, showy
foist
to impose by fraud; to pass off as worthy or genuine
gauche
awkward, lacking in social graces
heresy
an opinion different from accepted belief
inculcate
to impress on the mind by repetition
palpable
capable of being touched or felt
perceptive
having sympathetic insight or understanding
pernicious
extremely hamrful; deadly
salient
standing out, prominent
satiate
to satisy completely
sear
to char the surface of
specious
deceptive, apparently good
absolve
to clear from blame
caricature
a representation in which the subject's characteristic features are deliberately exaggerated
clangor
a loud ringing sound
contiguous
side by side, touching
cupidity
an eager desire for something
deleterious
harmful, injurious
enhance
to raise to a higher degree
enthrall
to captivate, charm
extenuate
to lessen the seriousness of an offense
implicit
implied though unexpressed
incisive
sharp, keen
ostentatious
marked by conspicuous or pretentious display, showy
paragon
a model of excellence
paraphrase
to restate in other words
politic
prudent, shrewdly conceived and developed
prosaic
dull, lacking in distinction and originality
redundant
extra, excess ; repetitive
sanctimonious
making a show of virtue or righteousness
scintillating
sparkling, exceptionally brilliant, stimulating
winsome
charming, attractive, pleasing
abet
to encourage, assist, aid
aver
to affirm, declare
blatant
obvious or conspicuous
broach
to bring up or begin to talk about
buttress
to support, strengthen
carousal
noisy revelry or merrymaking
collate
to arrange in order from some purpose
connoisseur
an expert
disconsolate
deeply unhappy or dejected
encumber
to weigh down or burden
foment
to promote trouble
grisly
frightful, horrible, ghastly
herculean
characterized by great strength
impassive
showing no feeling or emotion
inauspicious
unfavorable, unlucky
incontrovertible
unquestionable, beyond dispute
nonplussed
puzzled
opportune
occurring at an appropriate time
prolific
abundant, profuse
rejoinder
a reply to a reply
amenable
willing to follow advice or authority
berate
to scold sharply
carnage
large-scale slaughter
credulous
too ready to believe
criterion
a rule, test; a standard for judgment or evaluation
deplete
to diminish greatly
expatiate
to expand on
extraneous
foreign; irrelevant
inception
the beginning, start
infirmity
a weakness or ailment
jejune
lacking in nutritive value, juvenile
obdurate
stubborn, unyielding
potpourri
a collection of diverse items
precocious
showing unusually early development
sadistic
delighting in cruelty
sententious
self-righteous, characterized by moralizing
supplicate
to beg earnestly
surfeit
an excess or overindulgence
tortuous
winding, twisted, crooked
turgid
swollen, bloated
adamant
firm in purpose or opinion
brouhaha
a confused hodgepodge of sounds
bulwark
a strong defense or protection
choleric
easily made angry
cloy
to spoil or destroy an appetite by too much sweets
curtail
to cut short
deference
great respect marked by submission
definitive
conclusive, final
demeanor
the way a person behaves
enigmatic
puzzling, perplexing
impromptu
without preparation
mawkish
excessively sentimental
mollify
to soften, make gentle; to calm
onus
something that is burdensome
presentiment
a vague sense of approaching misfortune
profligate
given over to self-indulgence
remit
to send or hand in (w/ money)
requisite
needed, necessary
sartorial
pertaining to a tailor for men
thwart
to prevent, frustrate