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foment
(verb) bathe with warm water or medicated lotions; "His legs should be fomented"

(verb) try to stir up public opinion
dissonance
(noun) disagreeable sounds

(noun) the auditory experience of sound that lacks musical quality; sound that is a disagreeable auditory experience; "modern music is just noise to me"

(noun) a conflict of people's opinions or actions or characters
renounce
(verb) cast off or disown; "She renounced her husband"; "The parents repudiated their son"

(verb) turn away from; give up; "I am foreswearing women forever"

(verb) leave (a job, post, post, or position) voluntarily; "She vacated the position when she got pregnant"; "The chairman resigned when he was found to have misappropriated funds"

(verb) give up, such as power, as of monarchs and emperors, or duties and obligations; "The King abdicated when he married a divorcee"
empathy
(noun) understanding and entering into another's feelings
engrossing
(adjective satellite) capable of arousing and holding the attention; "a fascinating story"
discerning
(adjective) having or revealing keen insight and good judgment; "a discerning critic"; "a discerning reader"

(adjective satellite) able to make or detect effects of great subtlety; sensitive; "discerning taste"; "a discerning eye for color"

(adjective satellite) quick to understand; "a kind and apprehensive friend"- Nathaniel Hawthorne

(adjective satellite) unobtrusively perceptive and sympathetic; "a discerning editor"; "a discreet silence"
equilibrium
(noun) a sensory system located in structures of the inner ear that registers the orientation of the head

(noun) a chemical reaction and its reverse proceed at equal rates

(noun) equality of distribution

(noun) a stable situation in which forces cancel one another
explicit
(adjective) precisely and clearly expressed or readily observable; leaving nothing to implication; "explicit instructions"; "she made her wishes explicit"; "explicit sexual scenes"

(adjective satellite) in accordance with fact or the primary meaning of a term
flexibility
(noun) the quality of being adaptable or variable; "he enjoyed the flexibility of his working arrangement"

(noun) the trait of being easily persuaded

(noun) the property of being flexible
haughtiness
(noun) overbearing pride evidenced by a superior manner toward inferiors
dexterous
(adjective satellite) skillful in physical movements; especially of the hands; "a deft waiter"; "deft fingers massaged her face"; "dexterous of hand and inventive of mind"
repast
(noun) the food served and eaten at one time
reproach
(noun) a mild rebuke or criticism; "words of reproach"

(noun) disgrace or shame; "he brought reproach upon his family"

(verb) express criticism towards; "The president reproached the general for his irresponsible behavior"
platonic
(adjective satellite) free from physical desire; "platonic love"

(adjective) of or relating to or characteristic of Plato or his philosophy; "Platonic dialogues"
erratic
(adjective satellite) liable to sudden unpredictable change; "erratic behavior"; "fickle weather"; "mercurial twists of temperament"; "a quicksilver character, cool and willful at one moment, utterly fragile the next"

(adjective satellite) likely to perform unpredictably; "erratic winds are the bane of a sailor"; "a temperamental motor; sometimes it would start and sometimes it wouldn't"; "that beautiful but temperamental instrument the flute"- Osbert Lancaster

(adjective satellite) having no fixed course; "an erratic comet"; "his life followed a wandering course"; "a planetary vagabond"
brevity
(noun) the attribute of being brief or fleeting

(noun) the use of brief expressions
preclude
(verb) keep from happening or arising; have the effect of preventing; "My sense of tact forbids an honest answer"

(verb) make impossible, especially beforehand
clairvoyant
(noun) someone who has the power of clairvoyance

(adjective satellite) foreseeing the future

(adjective satellite) perceiving things beyond the natural range of the senses
phenomenon
(noun) any state or process known through the senses rather than by intuition or reasoning

(noun) a remarkable development
loquacious
(adjective satellite) full of trivial conversation; "kept from her housework by gabby neighbors"
notoriety
(noun) the state of being known for some unfavorable act or quality
ascendancy
(noun) the state that exists when one person or group has power over another; "her apparent dominance of her husband was really her attempt to make him pay attention to her"
replete
(verb) fill to satisfaction; "I am sated"
stanch
(verb) stop the flow of a liquid; "staunch the blood flow"; "them the tide"
rapacious
(adjective satellite) devouring or craving food in great quantities; "edacious vultures"; "a rapacious appetite"; "ravenous as wolves"; "voracious sharks"

(adjective satellite) excessively greedy and grasping; "a rapacious divorcee on the prowl"; "ravening creditors"; "paying taxes to voracious governments"

(adjective satellite) living by preying on other animals especially by catching living prey; "a predatory bird"; "the rapacious wolf"; "raptorial birds"; "ravening wolves"; "a vulturine taste for offal"
emaciated
(adjective satellite) very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold; "emaciated bony hands"; "a nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys"; "eyes were haggard and cavernous"; "small pinched faces"; "kept life in his wasted frame only by grim concentration"
eclectic
(noun) someone who selects according to the eclectic method

(adjective satellite) selecting what seems best of various styles or ideas
redundant
(adjective satellite) repetition of same sense in different words; "`a true fact' and `a free gift' are pleonastic expressions"; "the phrase `a beginner who has just started' is tautological"; "at the risk of being redundant I return to my original proposition"- J.B.Conant

(adjective satellite) use of more words than required to express an idea; "a wordy gossipy account of a simple incident"; "a redundant text crammed with amplifications of the obvious"

(adjective satellite) more than is needed, desired, or required; "trying to lose excess weight"; "found some extra change lying on the dresser"; "yet another book on heraldry might be thought redundant"; "skills made redundant by technological advance"; "sleeping in the spare
repercussion
(noun) a movement back from an impact

(noun) a remote or indirect consequence of some action; "his declaration had unforeseen repercussions"; "reverberations of the market crash were felt years later"
stridency
(noun) having the timbre of a loud high-pitched sound
diminution
(noun) the act of decreasing or reducing something

(noun) the statement of a theme in notes of lesser duration (usually half the length of the original)

(noun) change toward something smaller or lower
ephemeral
(adjective satellite) enduring a very short time; "the ephemeral joys of childhood"; "a passing fancy"; "youth's transient beauty"; "love is transitory but at is eternal"; "fugacious blossoms"
verbatim
(adjective satellite) in precisely the same words used by a writer or speaker; "a direct quotation"; "repeated their dialog verbatim"

(adverb) using exactly the same words; "he repeated her remarks verbatim"
oscillation
(noun) a single complete execution of a periodically repeated phenomenon; "a year constitutes a cycle of the seasons"

(noun) (physics) a regular periodic variation in value about a mean

(noun) the process of oscillating between states
mundane
(adjective satellite) belonging to this earth or world; not ideal or heavenly; "not a fairy palace; yet a mundane wonder of unimagined kind"; "so terrene a being as himself"

(adjective satellite) found in the ordinary course of events; "a placid everyday scene"; "it was a routine day"; "there's nothing quite like a real...train conductor to add color to a quotidian commute"- Anita Diamant

(adjective satellite) concerned with the world or worldly matters; "mundane affairs"; "he developed an immense terrestrial practicality"
unbridled
(adjective satellite) not restrained or controlled; "unbridled rage"; "an unchecked temper"; "ungoverned rage"
reconciliation
(noun) getting two things to correspond; "the reconciliation of his checkbook and the bank statement"

(noun) the reestablishing of cordial relations
polemic
(noun) a controversy (especially over a belief or dogma)

(noun) a writer who argues in opposition to others (especially in theology)

(adjective satellite) of or involving dispute or controversy
static
(noun) angry criticism; "they will probably give you a lot of static about your editorial"

(noun) a crackling or hissing noise cause by electrical interference

(adjective satellite) showing little if any change; "a static population"

(adjective satellite) not active or moving; "a static village community and a completely undynamic type of agriculture"; "static feudal societies"

(adjective satellite) not in physical motion; "the inertia of an object at rest"

(adjective) concerned with or producing or caused by static electricity; "an electrostatic generator produces high-voltage static electricity"
endearing
(adjective satellite) lovable especially in a childlike or naive way
magnanimous
(adjective satellite) generous and understanding and tolerant; "a heart big enough to hold no grudges"; "that's very big of you to be so forgiving"; "a large and generous spirit"; "a large heart"; "magnanimous toward his enemies"

(adjective satellite) noble and generous in spirit; "a greathearted general"; "a magnanimous conqueror"
skulk
(verb) move stealthily; "The lonely man skulks down the main street all day"

(verb) avoid responsibilities and duties, e.g., by pretending to be ill

(verb) lie in wait, lie in ambush, behave in a sneaky and secretive manner
pandemonium
(noun) a state of extreme confusion and disorder
pellucid
(adjective satellite) (of language) transparently clear; easily understandable; "writes in a limpid style"; "lucid directions"; "a luculent oration"- Robert Burton; "pellucid prose"; "a crystal clear explanation"; "a perspicuous argument"

(adjective satellite) transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity; "the cold crystalline water of melted snow"; "crystal clear skies"; "could see the sand on the bottom of the limpid pool"; "lucid air"; "a pellucid brook"; "transparent cristal"
relinquish
(verb) relinquish to the power of another; yield to the control of another

(verb) release, as from one's grip; "Let go of the door handle, please!"; "relinquish your grip on the rope--you won't fall"

(verb) turn away from; give up; "I am foreswearing women forever"

(verb) part with a possession or right; "I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest"; "resign a claim to the throne"

(verb) do without or cease to hold or adhere to; "We are dispensing with formalities"; "relinquish the old ideas"
opaque
(adjective) not clear; not transmitting or reflecting light or radiant energy; "opaque windows of the jail"; "opaque to X-rays"

(adjective satellite) not clearly understood or expressed
slothful
(adjective satellite) disinclined to work or exertion; "faineant kings under whose rule the country languished"; "an indolent hanger-on"; "too lazy to wash the dishes"; "shiftless idle youth"; "slothful employees"; "the unemployed are not necessarily work-shy"
dexterity
(noun) adroitness in using the hands
irresolute
(adjective satellite) lacking decisiveness of character; unable to act or decide quickly or firmly; "stood irresolute waiting for some inspiration"

(adjective) uncertain how to act or proceed; "the committee was timid and mediocre and irresolute"
encapsulate
(verb) put in a short or concise form; reduce in volume; "capsulize the news"

(verb) enclose in a capsule or other small container
debacle
(noun) a sudden and violent collapse

(noun) a sound defeat

(noun) flooding caused by a tumultuous breakup of ice in a river during the spring or summer
profound
(adjective satellite) situated at or extending to great depth; too deep to have been sounded or plumbed; "the profound depths of the sea"; "the dark unfathomed caves of ocean"-Thomas Gray; "unplumbed depths of the sea"; "remote and unsounded caverns"

(adjective satellite) (of sleep) deep and complete; "a heavy sleep"; "fell into a profound sleep"; "a sound sleeper"; "deep wakeless sleep"

(adjective satellite) coming from deep within one; "a profound sigh"

(adjective satellite) of the greatest intensity; complete; "a profound silence"; "a state of profound shock"

(adjective) showing intellectual penetration or emotional depths; from the depths of your being; "the differences are profound"; "a profound insight"; "a profound book"; "a profound mind"; "profound contempt"; "profound regret"

(adjective satellite) far-reaching and thoroughgoing in effect especially on the nature of something; "the fundamental revolution in human values that has occurred"; "the book underwent fundamental changes"; "committed the fundamental error of confusing spending with extravaga
eradicate
(verb) kill in large numbers; "the plague wiped out an entire population"

(verb) destroy completely, as if down to the roots; "the vestiges of political democracy were soon uprooted"