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"blight"
"decay; disease; widespread death"
"capitulate"
"to surrender; to yield"
"deference"
"the act of yielding to someone else out of respect"
"despot"
"tyrant"
"dilatory"
"causing lateness; stalling"
"heresy"
"an opinion expressed in defiance of generally accepted ideas"
"inane"
"silly; insignificant"
"ludicrous"
"absurd; ridiculous"
"mitigate"
"to make less severe; mollify"
"paltry"
"worthless; insignificant
"penchant"
"a strong liking; attraction"
"rampant"
"unrestrained; widespread"
"sardonic"
"humorous
"slough"
"to discard; to cast off; to shed"
"truculent"
"aggressive; savage; cruel"
"upbraid"
"to criticize severely; to scold"
"subjugate"
"to take over; to enslave"
"assuage"
"to relieve; to ease; to pacify"
"amity"
"friendship"
"conundrum"
"riddle; mystery"
"doleful"
"extremely sad"
"elated"
"extremely happy; overjoyed"
"esoteric"
"known to
"fastidious"
"difficult to please"
"reticent"
"quiet; uncommunicative"
"malediction"
"evil speech; curse"
"pithy"
"to the point; concise"
"platitude"
"dull
"hackneyed"
"unoriginal; trite"
"banal"
"boring; trite; insipid"
"sententious"
"short and to the point; terse"
"urchin"
"a playful or mischievous youngster; scamp"
"opportunist"
"someone who takes advantage of the situation"
"opine"
"to hold or state an opinion"
"kinetic"
"in motion; active"
"inscrutable"
"mysterious"
"indolent"
"lazy"
"harbor"
"to provide shelter or refuge; to hide"
"furtive"
"sneaky; secretive"
"ethereal"
"heavenly; fine; delicately beautiful"
"deprecate"
"to disapprove; to belittle"
"culpable"
"guilty; blameworthy"
"acquiescent"
"reluctantly agreeable; compliant"
"wax"
"to grow gradually larger"
"vacillate"
"to move back and forth between choices; unable to decide"
"unerring"
"without making a mistake"
"ubiquitous"
"existing everywhere at the same time"
"tenacious"
"strong; persistent; determined to hold on"
"spurious"
"false; fake; misleading"
"tantamount"
"equal; comparable"
"succor"
"help; assistance; relief"
"resign"
"to give in; to acquiesce; to relinquish"
"repudiate"
"to disown; to reject"
"perspicacity"
"mental sharpness; keen insight; shrewdness"
"petulance"
"grouchiness"
"obdurate"
"stubborn; unyielding"
"neophyte"
"beginner; novice"
"mellifluous"
"smooth; sweetly flowing; sweet-sounding"
"lugubrious"
"mournful"
"loquacious"
"talkative"
"loath"
"reluctant; unwilling"
"languish"
"to lose energy or motivation; to become weak or depressed"
"incredulous"
"unwilling or unable to believe"
"imbue"
"to fill
"hiatus"
"gap; interruption; a pause"
"fulminate"
"to explode
"fallacious"
"false; misleading"
"efface"
"erase"
"disparate"
"different"
"cupidity"
"greed
"convivial"
"fond of parties; sociable"
"bombast"
"speech or writing intended to impress the audience; pompous"
"adroit"
"skillful in the use of hands
"vacuous"
"empty; stupid; purposeless"
"undulate"
"to move in a wavy manner"
"tenuous"
"thin; flimsy"
"specious"
"having a false or misleading appearance; seemingly true
"seditious"
"trying to incite a revolt against an authority figure"
"salubrious"
"promoting health"
"redolent"
"strongly scented; fragrant"
"querulous"
"constantly complaining"
"precocious"
"mature at a young age"
"phlegmatic"
"calm; unemotional"
"parity"
"equality or equivalence; balance among a group of rivals"
"onerous"
"burdensome; oppressive"
"obviate"
"to eliminate the need for something; to make unnecessary"
"nefarious"
"extremely evil"
"malign"
"to say evil or harmful things about someone; defame; vilify"
"lofty"
"of a great height; noble"
"lament"
"to express sorrow; complain"
"laconic"
"quiet; of few words; terse"
"innocuous"
"harmless; inoffensive"
"indigent"
"very poor"
"impetuous"
"making quick decisions and taking sudden action; hasty; impulsive"
"desultory"
"lacking a plan; aimless"
"deprecate"
"disapprove; belittle"
"choler"
"anger"
"capacious"
"large; roomy; spacious"
"bequeath"
"to leave behind or hand down through a will; transmit"
"avarice"
"greed"
"affable"
"friendly
"heed"
"to notice; pay attention to"
"foment"
"to stir into action; rouse; incite"
"eulogize"
"to praise highly; extol"
"enervate"
"to sap the strength; weaken"
"jaunty"
"lively; perky; sprightly"
"acrimony"
"words or behavior filled with harshness
"partisan"
"blindly devoted to a cause or organization"
"obsequious"
"behaving like a meek
"jubilant"
"filled with joy"
"insipid"
"dull; flat; without sparkle or flavor"
"endemic"
"native to a particular country or among a particular group"
"distended"
"swollen; extended"
"bumptious"
"pushy; obnoxiously self-assertive"
"anathema"
"a religious curse
"zenith"
"the highest point; apex"
"tangent"
"a comment that is off the main topic"
"myriad"
"a large number; many"
"juxtapose"
"to place side by side
"cocophony"
"a collection of sounds or voices that don’t blend well; harshness of sound"