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