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acrimony
words or behavior filled with harshness, anger, or bitterness
affable
friendly, easygoing
"f"
avarice
greed
nevar lasting urge
bequeath
to leave behind or hand down through a will; transmit
"be"hind
cocophony
a collection of sounds or voices that don’t blend well; harshness of sound
capacious
large; roomy; spacious
s"pacious"
choler
anger
ang"er"
deprecate
disapprove; belittle
"depre"c"ate

b + c + "d"
desultory
lacking a plan; aimless
not "de"dicated thus team falls apart.
why?
enervate
to sap the strength; weaken
weak"en", no "ener"gy
eulogize
to praise highly; extol
e + l, "go"d
foment
to stir into action; rouse; incite
mo"men"tum to strike
hackneyed
unoriginal; trite
banal, platitude
heed
to notice; pay attention to
Diana's beauty
impetuous
making quick decisions and taking sudden action; hasty; impulsive
"imp" is one word

evident in battlefield in terms of orders
indigent
very poor
parts of india
innocuous
harmless; inoffensive
nn vs ss one word;

match between Turkey and Brazil did not turn into an innocuous ending.
jaunty
lively; perky; sprightly
juxtapose
to place side by side, especially for comparison or contrast
laconic
quiet; of few words; terse
was not in a laconic for the night. A lot of chaos occurred.
lament
to express sorrow; complain
people lament verbally at funerals to the unfortunate family of the lost one
lofty
of a great height; noble
The lofty king dominated the Roman realm.
malign
to say evil or harmful things about someone; defame; vilify
when you're angry, you tend to malign people. these words will break feelings.
myriad
a large number; many
nefarious
extremely evil
"e" 4 letters
obviate
to eliminate the need for something; to make unnecessary
A peaceful solution would obviate the need to argue and hold grudges for one another.
onerous
burdensome; oppressive
the onerous duties of motherhood

"o" with one and flip "ne" to en 2
parity
equality or equivalence; balance among a group of rivals
equilibrium. "p"erfect
phlegmatic
calm; unemotional
A phlegmatic man will usually be more successful than the rest in job atmospheres.

a phlegmatic man at the funeral is unlikely.
precocious
mature at a young age
A precocious child, she went to university at the age of 15.
querulous
constantly complaining
somewhat similar to lament.
redolent
strongly scented; fragrant
"ent" = aromatic

The mountain air was redolent with the scent of pine needles.
salubrious
promoting health
He doesn't live in a very salubrious part of town. The air is horrible. They sometimes wear masks to avoid cancer.
seditious
trying to incite a revolt against an authority figure
She was arrested after making a speech that the government considered to be seditious.
specious
having a false or misleading appearance; seemingly true, but actually false
a specious argument, like in political debates
tangent
a comment that is off the main topic
tenuous
thin; flimsy
"t" makes one word 4 letters, n -1= m 2nd

We were only able to make a tenuous connection between the two robberies.
undulate
to move in a wavy manner
undulating waves
vacuous
empty; stupid; purposeless
a vacuous remark/question/expression/smile
zenith
the highest point; apex
adroit
skillful in the use of hands, or in handling difficult situations
She became adroit at dealing with difficult questions.
anathema
a religious curse, or the thing being cursed
banal
boring; trite; insipid
she just sat there making banal remarks all evening.

hackneyed, platitude
bombast
speech or writing intended to impress the audience; pompous
a bombastic preacher

pompous - self-important etc
bumptious
pushy; obnoxiously self-assertive
convivial
fond of parties; sociable
a convivial atmosphere/host
cupidity
greed, especially for money
similar to avarice
disparate
different
"di" makes a word
distended
swollen; extended
efface
erase
I will never efface my memories of her.
endemic
native to a particular country or among a particular group
fallacious
false; misleading
"Fal" one word 5 letters;
fulminate
to explode, either with sound or anger
I fulminated at her for being late to my freakin competition.
hiatus
gap; interruption; a pause
The company expects to resume production of the vehicle again after a two-month hiatus.
imbue
to fill, as with a strong dye or a strong feeling
I was imbued with sadness when the words were thrown at me.
incredulous
unwilling or unable to believe
I was accepted into Harvard: such an incredulous moment.
insipid
dull; flat; without sparkle or flavor
jubilant
filled with joy
languish
to lose energy or motivation; to become weak or depressed
After languishing in obscurity for many years, her early novels have recently been rediscovered.
He has been languishing in jail for the past twenty years.
The ruling party is languishing in third place in the opinion polls.
loath
reluctant; unwilling
I'm loath to spend my life in the freakin military and not have a chance to be with Diana.
loquacious
talkative
Sarah is one of these.
lugubrious
mournful
you're like this at funerals
mellifluous
smooth; sweetly flowing; sweet-sounding
melody-like
neophyte
beginner; novice
neo is new thus...
obdurate
stubborn; unyielding
she won't listen and go by the ideal concepts. She is an obdurate person.
obsequious
behaving like a meek, spineless servant; subservient; sycophantic
partisan
blindly devoted to a cause or organization
perspicacity
mental sharpness; keen insight; shrewdness
sre s + h + r

my perspicacity will put me in the lead when I apply for AFA
petulance
grouchiness
when you get out of bed you're like this
repudiate
to disown; to reject
I repudiated numerous. I am TAKEN.
resign
to give in; to acquiesce; to relinquish
g -> q 1. other q. 2 3rd g.
sententious
short and to the point; terse
laconic
spurious
false; fake; misleading
I try not to be spurious when I present new philosophy to seniors in ROTC

SPecial not but fake. opposite
succor
help; assistance; relief
referees in soccer provide succor throughout the game
tantamount
equal; comparable
t = t
tenacious
strong; persistent; determined to hold on
s"t" rong,

marines possess persistence and determination
ubiquitous
existing everywhere at the same time
u bi here u tou here

you be everywhere

lol
unerring
without making a mistake
kasparov shows an unerring performance as he handles Deep Blue on a 3 hour match.
vacillate
to move back and forth between choices; unable to decide
you move everywhere when you "vac"uum. You don't know which part of the carpet to cover first :0
wax
to grow gradually larger
wax it every other day for 20 min
acquiescent
reluctantly agreeable; compliant
amity
friendship
affable
assuage
to relieve; to ease; to pacify
assuage the tension between one another
blight
decay; disease; widespread death
His arrival cast a blight on her wedding day. :(
capitulate
to surrender; to yield
Their forces capitulated five hours after the Allied bombardment of the city began.
conundrum
riddle; mystery
inscrutable
culpable
guilty; blameworthy
deference
the act of yielding to someone else out of respect
He treats her with such deference.
deprecate
to disapprove; to belittle
despot
tyrant
Hitler was regarded as having been a enlightened despot.
dilatory
causing lateness; stalling
dilatory behaviour on the battlefield will result in loss of allies.
doleful
extremely sad
lugubrious, opposite of jubilant and elated
elated
extremely happy; overjoyed
jubilant
esoteric
known to, or understood by, a limited number of people
arcane
ethereal
heavenly; fine; delicately beautiful
fastidious
difficult to please
furtive
sneaky; secretive
harbor
to provide shelter or refuge; to hide
heresy
an opinion expressed in defiance of generally accepted ideas
She committed the heresy of playing a Madonna song on a classical music station.
inane
silly; insignificant
whap quizzes online were not inane. Some of them showed up on the test :)
indolent
lazy
inscrutable
mysterious
kinetic
in motion; active
ludicrous
absurd; ridiculous
the rapper, everything he says he ends up making ludicrous comments. Retarded and unreasonable.
malediction
evil speech; curse
anathema [ somewhat]
mitigate
to make less severe; mollify
It is unclear how to mitigate the inflation in Turkey.
opine
to hold or state an opinion
opportunist
someone who takes advantage of the situation
paltry
worthless; insignificant, petty
Student grants these days are paltry since they have to pay them so many years later. Companies don't want to deal with it anymore.
penchant
a strong liking; attraction
my penchant for black and pink on diana
pithy
to the point; concise
sententious
platitude
dull, trite statement
hackneyed, banal
rampant
unrestrained; widespread
rampant inflation in Turkey
reticent
quiet; uncommunicative
laconic
sardonic
humorous, but humor tinged with sarcasm or disdain; cynical
showing a lack of respect in a humorous but unkind way, often because you think that you are too important to consider or discuss a matter:
a sardonic smile/look/comment
slough
to discard; to cast off; to shed
snakes slough their skin
subjugate
to take over; to enslave
US Resisted Hitler's subjugation.
truculent
aggressive; savage; cruel
truculent teenager
urchin
a playful or mischievous youngster; scamp
upbraid
to criticize severely; to scold
She upbraided the uprising governmental reforms in Colombia