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Pliant
flexible
Empiricist
one who relies on practical experience for knowledge
Perquisite
purchased property
Adroit
skillful
Maladroit
someone who is not skillful
Ameliorate
to ease pain
Circumvent
to avoid, to go around
Eccentric
out of the ordinary
Invocation
a calling for support
Coerce
to persuade by immoral means (threaten)
Surreptitious
secretive
Furtiveness
stealthy
Quixotic
overly chivalrous
Agnostic
skeptical
Demagogue
man of the people
Naivete
simple view of things
Tortuous
complex, winding
Extolled
to praise highly
Belabor
to work on extensively
Effacement
something conducted inconspicuously
Seditious
rebellious
Magnanimity
the quality of being generous, good willed
Esoteric
understood by few
Lucid
clear
Didactic
intended to instruct
Elucidate
to clarify
Intemperance
being indulgent
Acumen
keen insight
Sophistry
using false arguements
Spare
simply, unelaborate
Ingenuous
arising from ingenious
Abstruse
obscure, intellectually complicated
Arcane
known by few
Nihilism
a belief system that holds that no greater order (ex. morals) exists
Disseminate
to disperse and spread
Surfeit
n. excess
v. to satiate
Modicum
small or moderate amount
Juxtapose
to switch or place in contrast
Phlegmatic
calm, unemotional
Conciliatory
willing to compromise
Penurious
miserly
Alacrity
cheerful willingness
Meticulous
thorough and painstaking
Repertory
a series of things (ie. plays) that are presented in succession
Chivalry
knightlymanner, honorable
Despondent
withdrawn, depressed
Foster
to nurture
Penchant
an inclination to be inclined
Cacophony
a large amoung of discordant noises
Consicuousness
the state of being not incognito
Assuage
to alleviate pain
Byzantine
extremely complicated
Dilettante
someone who is knowledgable
Extrapolate
to predict without sufficient evidence
Lackadaisical
lacking zest for life
Slipshod
slovenly, careless
Onerous
burdensome
Venality
something capable of being purchased
Anachronism
a problem in chronology, something taken out of proper time
Predilection
a preference
Paucity
a smallness in number
Derelict
neglectful of duty; dilapidated
Fickle
inconstan in emotion
Glacial
lacking warmth and friendliness
Tremulous
vibrating, quivering
Induce
to persuade
Atrophy
1: a wasting away of the body
2: a stoppage of growth or development
Anomaly
a deviation from rule, out of the norm
Agnostic
those who believe man can neither prove or deny the existence of God
Abdicate
to give up formally; renounce, surrender
Absolution
forgiveness, remission of sin
Recondite
hidden, obscure; dealing with difficult matters
Abrogate
to annul by authority
Abscond
to depart suddenly and secretly
Abjure
to retract or recant, renounce under oath
Abstemious
eating and drinking sparingly
Ablution
a washing or cleansing of the body
Aberrant
straying from the right way or usual course
Exacerbate
to make more intense or severe
Acrid
sharp or bitter taste/smell; bitterly sarcastic
Litigation
a lawsuit
Prodigy
gifted child, monster of nature
Prodigiously
largely, magnificently
Pedagogue
a school teacher; someone narrow minded
Ambit
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Ambivalent
to have contradictory emotions about a person or thing
Equanimity
evenness of mind or temper; composure, calmness
Magnanimous
noble and generous; not petty, mean or jealous
Pusillanimous
weak or cowardly in spirit; lacking strength of mind or courage
Antediluvian
before the flood
Exigent
urgent, very demanding
Alloy
metallic substance; anything that reduces purity; modifier/debaser
Altruist
someone who is unselfishly devoted to the welfare of others
Amatory
exciting or sexual love
Amity
peaceful relations, friendship
Paramour
a lover; mistress
Inamorata
a fiance or mistress
Ambulatory
the ability to walk