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abstinence
teh practice of abstaining, doing w/o
ambulatory
able to walk, up n about
diatribe
a bitter abusive criticism
diffident
tmid, shy, lacking in cnofidence
garrulous
very talkative
mandatory
required
morbid
gloomy matters, horrible
munificent
very generous in giving
scoff
to show derision or mocking contempt
didactic
intended to instuct, guide or teach
acclaim
to greet w/ loud approval or praise
acquiesce
to agree or consent quietly w/o protest
assimilate
to takin in, or be taking in by a larger group
delirious
to be in a temporary state of extreeme mental confusion or excitement
diffusion
the process of widely spreding or scattering
diminution
teh act or process of diminishing or decreasing
disdain
aloof contempt or scorn, to look down upon
magnanimous
noble in heart and mind
malignant
having an evil influence, very harmful, likely to cause death
meander
to wander aimlessly
alleviate
to make more bearable, to ease the pain
analogous
similar or parallel in certain ways
dismantle
to take apart, disassemble
distraught
extremely troubled or agitiated, worried
dormant
a sleep-like condition during which life processes slow down, inactive
maim
to diable, to criple
meticulous
extremely or excessively careful about details
murky
not clear, foggy
narcissism
excessive admiration of one's self, self-love
squabble
to engage in a minor quarrel
animosity
hatred or hostility that is shown openly
anonymity
the condition of benig anonymous,unknown
bibliophile
one who loves books
ebb
to flow or fall back,as the tide does
effervescent
high-spirited, lively
elusive
tending to avoid, hard to capture
nemesis
anyone or anything which seems to be teh cause of someone's downfall or defeat
nepotism
favoritism shown by people in high places to relatives or close friends
nonchalant
carefree and casually unconcerned or seeming so
solicitude
the state of showing care or concern
antagonism
the state of being opposed or hostile to another
ardent
warm or intense in feeling, passionate
arid
having little or no rainfall, very dry
assuage
to make less burdensome or less painful, relieve
embellish
to decorate or improve by adding details, to dress up
engender
to give rise to, to cause, to bring about
enigma
someone or something that is hard to fiure out, a mystery
menagerie
a collection of animals that people can view
nostalgia
a bittersweet longing for the things of the past
obliterate
to do away w/completely, to destroy
atrophy
the wasting away of the body, its organs, or tissue
aversion
a strong dislike for
equivocate
to speak ambiguously in order to mislead or deceive
esoteric
inteded for or understood by only a small group of people
eulogy
a speech or written tribute praising a person or thing, especially someone who has recently died
obstrusive
intruding and offensive
officious
to be so excessively forward in offering one's services that noe becomes annoying
onomatopoeia
teh sue or sound of a work tah timitated or resembles what it stands for or descibes
overt
open
scrupulous
attentive to details
bedraggled
wet, limp, messy
behoove
to be necessary, righ or proper for
euphemism
an inoffensive term substituted for 1 that is offensive
evanescent
lasting only a short time, vanishing
exacerbate
to increase the severity of, to aggravate
exemplary
commendable
opaque
not letting light pass through
opulent
having or showing great wealth
ornate
made w/ elaborate or lavish decorations
sequester
to set off or apart, separate
bequeath
to leave something in a will to another
blasphemous
disrespectful and impious of God or sacred things
fervor
intensity of emotion, passion
fledgling
a young, inexperienced person
forlorn
miserable, abandoned
occult
of or dealing w/ magic or the superonatural, mysterious
parsimonious
stingly, tight w/ $
partisan
a strong supporter of a cause
serene
peaceful and calm
solemn
impressive, serious
blatant
unpleasantly loud
bludgeon
a short heavy club
bravado
a show or pretense of defiance or courage
buffoon
a clown or jester
ghastly
terrifying
gibe
a derisive remark
glutton
a perosn who eats to excess
paucity
in short supply
peerless
unique
perceptive
having the ability to see or understnad what is beneath surface