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acrimony
words or behavior filled with harshness, anger, or bitterness
affable
friendly, easygoing
avarice
greed
bequeath
to leave behind or hand down through a will; transmit
cacophony
a collection of sounds or voices that don’t blend well; harshness of sound
capacious
large; roomy; spacious
choler
anger
deprecate
disapprove; belittle
desultory
lacking a plan; aimless
enervate
to sap the strength; weaken
eulogize
to praise highly; extol
foment
to stir into action; rouse; incite
hackneyed
unoriginal; trite
heed
to notice; pay attention to
impetuous
making quick decisions and taking sudden action; hasty; impulsive
indigent
very poor
innocuous
harmless; inoffensive
jaunty
lively; perky; sprightly
juxtapose
to place side by side, especially for comparison or contrast
laconic
quiet; of few words; terse
lament
to express sorrow; complain
lofty
of a great height; noble
malign
to say evil or harmful things about someone; defame; vilify
myriad
a large number; many
nefarious
extremely evil
obviate
to eliminate the need for something; to make unnecessary
onerous
burdensome; oppressive
parity
equality or equivalence; balance among a group of rivals
phlegmatic
calm; unemotional
precocious
mature at a young age
querulous
constantly complaining
redolent
strongly scented; fragrant
salubrious
promoting health
seditious
trying to incite a revolt against an authority figure
specious
having a false or misleading appearance; seemingly true, but actually false
tangent
a comment that is off the main topic
tenuous
thin; flimsy
undulate
to move in a wavy manner
vacuous
empty; stupid; purposeless
zenith
the highest point; apex