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allege
v. to assert without proof or confirmation
arrant
adj. throughgoing, out-and-out; shameless, blatant
badinage
n. light and playful conversation
conciliate
v. to overcome the distrust of, win over, to appease, pacify; to reconcile, make consistent
countermand
v. to cancel or reverse one order or command with another that is contrary to the first.
echelon
n. one of a series pf grades in an organization or field of activity; an organized military unit; a steplike formation or arrangement.
exacerbate
v. to make more violent, severe, bitter, or painful
fatuous
adj. stupid or foolish in a self satisfied way.
irrefutable
adj. impossible to disprove; beyond argument.
juggernaut
n. a massive and inescapable force or object that crushes whatever is in its path.
lackadaisical
adj. lacking spirit or interest, halfhearted
litany
n. a prayer consisting of short appeals to GOd recited by the leader alternating with responses from the congregation; any repetitive chant; a long list
macabre
adj. grisly, gruesome; horrible, distressing having death as a subject
paucity
n. an inadquate quantity, scarcity, dearth
portend
v. to indicate beforehand that something is about to happen; to give advance warning of
raze
v. to tear down, destroy completely; to cut out or scrape off or out
recant
v. to withdraw a statement or belief to which one has previously been committed, renounce, retract
saturate
v. to soak thorough, fill to capacity; to satisfy fully
saturine
adj. of a gloomu or surly disposition; cold or sluggish in mood
slough
v. to cast off, discard; to get rid of something objectionable or unnecessary; to plod through as if through mud

n. a mire a state of depression