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extant
(adj.)

existiting, not destroyed or lost
didactic
1. (adj.) intended to instruct
2. (adj.) overly moralistic
clandestine
(adj.) secret
antediluvian
(adj.) ancient
camaraderie
(n) brotherhood, jovial unity
accost
(v)to confront verbally
accord
(n) an agreement
exalt
(v) to glorify, praise
laconic
(adj.) terse in speech or writing

-- terse == short --
zephyr
(n) a gentle breeze
wallow
(v) to pity oneself indolently, to become or remain helpless
rhapsodize
(v.) to engage in excessive enthusiasm
procure
(v.) to obtain, aquire
magnanimous
(adj.) noble, generous
garrulous
(adj) talkative, wordy
consign
(v) to give someting over to another's care
consensus
(n)an agreement of opinion
consecrate
(v) to dedicate something to a holy purpose
enfranchise
(v) to grant the vote to
manifold
(adj) diverse, varied
privation
(n) lacking basic necesities
reproach
(v) to scold, disapprove
solvent
1.(n) a substance that can dissolve other substances

2. (adj) able to pay debts
static
(adj) stationary, fixed, unchanging, at rest
myriad
(adj) consisting of a very great number
turpitude
(n) depravity, moral corruption
wizened
(adj) dry, shrunken, wrinkled
requisition
(n) a demand for goods, usually made by an authority
prosaic
(adj) plain, lacking liveliness
reputable
(adj.) of good reputation
patent
(adj) readily seen or understood, clear
impinge
1. (v) to impact, affect, make an impression

2. (v) to encroach, infringe
corrosive
(adj.) having the tendency to errode or eat away
confection
(n) a sweet, fancy food
contrite
(adj) penitent, eager to be forgiven
burnish
(v) to polish, shine
antithesis
(n) the absolute opposite
accommodating
(adj) helpful, obliging, polite
captivate
(v) to get the attention of, hold
assess
(v) to evaluate
exasperate
(v) to irritate, irk
disgruntled
(adj) upset, not content
foster
(v) to stimulate, promote, encourage
debase
(v) to lower the quality or esteem of something
coagulate
(v) to thicken, clot
denounce
(v)to criticize publicly
ebullient
extremely lively, enthusiastic
despot
(n) one who has total power and rules brutally
eminent
1. (adj) distinguished, prominent, famous

2. (adj) conspicuous
enthrall
(v) to charm, hold spellbound
felicitous
1. (adj) well suited, apt

2. (adj) delightful, pleasing
forum
(n) a medium for lecure or discussion
heterogenous
(adj) varied, dieverse in character
hackneyed
(adj) unoriginal, trite
incumbent
1. (n) one who holds an office

2. (adj) obligatory
indefatigable
(adj) incapable of defeate, failure, decay
languid
(adj) sluggish from fatigue or weakness
mawkish
(adj.) characterized by sick and sentimentality
obscure
(adj) unclear, partially hidden
nuance
(n) a slight variation in meaning, tone, expression
pariah
(n) an outcast
primeval
(adj) original, ancient
quaint
(adj) charmingly old-fashioned
renown
(n) honor, acclaim
renovate
1.(v) restore, return to original state

2. (v) to enlarge and make prettier, especially a house
remiss
(adj) nigligent, failing to tage care
resolute
(adj) firm, determined
sagacity
(n) shrewdness, soundess of perspective
transgress
(v) to violate, go over a limit
unctuous
(adj) smooth or greasy in texture, appearance, or manner
vicarious
(adj) experiencing through another
zenith
(n) the highest point, culminating point
mores
(n) the moral attitudes and fiexed customs of a group of people
negligent
(adj) habitually careless, neglectful
medley
(n) a mixture of differing things
intimation
(n) an indirect suggestion
partisan
(n) a follower, adherent
affluent
(adj) rich, wealthy
amicable
(aj) friendly
anarchist
(n) one who wants to eliminate all government
zealous
(adj) fervent, filled with eagerness in pursuit of something
umbrage
(n) resentment, offense
blemish
(n) an imperfection, flaw
buffet
1. (v) to strike with force

2. (n) an arrangement of food set out on a table
acclaim
(n) high praise
audible
(adj) able to be heard
disheartened
(adj) feeling a loss of spirit or morale
deter
(v) to discourage, prevent from doing
deleterious
(adj) harmful
deferential
(adj) showing respect for another's authority
cleave
1. (v) to divide into parts

2. (v) to stick together firmly
vociferous
(adj) loud, boisterous
turgid
(adj) swollen, excessively embellished in style or language
strenuous
(adj) requiring tremendous energy or stamina
staid
(adj) sedate, serious, self-restrained
resilient
(adj) able to recover from misfortune; able to withstand adversity
presumptuous
(adj) disrespectfully bold
impetuous
(adj) rash; hastily done
guile
(n) deceitful, cunning, sly behaviour
florid
(adj) flowery, ornate
evince
(v) to show, reveal
empirical
1. (adj) based on observation or experience

2. (adj) capable of being proved or disproved by experiment
eclectic
(adj) consisting of a diverse variety of elements
elegy
(n) a speech given in honor of a ded person
disrepute
(n) a state of being held in low regard
delineate
(v) to describe, outline, shed light on
commodious
(adj) roomy
cursory
(adj) brief to the point of being superficial
conundrum
(n) puzzle, problem
constrain
(v) to forcibly restrict
complacency
(n) self-statisfied ignorance of danger
abase
(v) to humiliate, degrade
abridge
1. (v) to cut down, shorten

2. (adj) shortened
assail
(v) to attack
ballad
(n) a love song or narrative poem
ascertain
(v) to percieve, learna
arbitration
(n) to process or act of resolving a dispute
apathetic
lacking concern, emotion
truculent
(adj) ready to fight, cruel
timorous
(adj) timid, fearful
stagnate
(v) to become or remain inactive, not develop, now flow
serendipity
(n) luck, finding good things without looking for them
reservoir
1. (n) reserves, large supply

2. (n) location where seomething (often water) is kept
redoubtable
1. (adj) formidable

2. (adj) commanding respect
proscribe
(v) to condemn, outlaw
pert
(adj) flippant, bold
pallid
(adj) lacking color
oblique
(adj) diverging from a straight line or course, not straightforward
morose
(adj) gloomy or sullen
linchpin
(n) something that holds separate parts together
laceration
(n) a cut, tear
interject
(v) to insert between other things
indigenous
(adj) originating in region
haughty
(adj) disdainfully proud
fortitude
(n) strength, guts
entail
(v) to include as a necessary step
egregious
(adj) extremely bad
discomfit
(v) to thwart, baffle
vex
(v) to confuse or annoy
potable
(adj) suitable for drinking
yoke
(v) to join, link
expurgate
(v) to remove offensive or incorrect parts, usually of a book
wistful
(adj) full of yearning, musingly sad
vocation
(n) the wrok in which someone is employed, profession
venerable
(adj) deserving of respect because of age or achievement
tenuous
(adj) having little substance or strength
sophomoric
(adj) immature, uninformed
repose
(v) to rest, lie down
pulchritude
(n) physical beauty
portent
(n) an omen
perfunctory
(adj) shjowing littler interest or enthusiasm
ornate
(adj) highly elaborate, excessively decorated
nomadic
(adj) wandering from place to place
mercurial
(adj) characterized by rapid change or temperamentality
latent
(adj) hidden, but capable of being exposed
inquisitor
(n) one who inqures, especially in a hostile manner
immerse
(v) to absorb, deeply involve, engross
forsake
(v) to give up, renounce
fathom
(v) to understand, comprehend
diffident
(adj) shy, quiet, modest
daunting
(adj) imtimidating, causing one to lose courage
abject
(adj) wretched, pitiful