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acquiesce
to agree; to accept; to give in
aesthetic
relating to beauty and art
ambivalence
undecided; having mixed emotions about something
ambulatory
able to walk
anecdote
short story of an interesting or amusing event
assess
to estimate the value of something; to measure
blunder
to make a stupid mistake; to move unsteadily
complacent
self-satisfied; unconcerned
comprehensive
of large scope; all-encompassing; including all
confide
to tell someone a secret
conspicuous
easily noticed; obvious
corrugated
formed into wrinkles, folds, or grooves
credulous
believing; gullible
denounce
to speak out against; to condemn
disentangle
to free; to clear up or resolve
disparity
inequality; difference; incongruity
eloquent
fluent and graceful in speach; articulate
elusive
hard to catch; evasive
emulate
to try to equal or excel, especially through imitation
endorse
to approve; to sanction
exemplary
outstanding; setting a good example
exemplify
to serve as an example of
exhaustive
thorough; complete; comprehensive
expendable
not needed after having been used; disposable
expenditure
expense; that which is consumed, used up
extraneous
irrelevant; extra; unnecessary; unimportant; foreign
facilitate
to make easier
fertile
productive or fruitful
flagrant
conspicuously bad; outrageously noticeable
futile
hopeless; ineffective; useless
grave
serious
heed
to listen to; to give careful attention to
hilarity
a state of merriment or high enjoyment; boisterous fun
hypothetical
theoretical; for the sake of argument
inadvertent
accidental; unintentional; not duly attentive; heedless
incessant
unceasing; never ending
incoherent
without logical connection; disjointed; rambling
indifferent
not caring one way or anothing; lacking preference
inevitable
unavoidable; bound to happen
infer
conclude from evidence; deduce; guess; surmise
innate
inborn; inherited; intrinsic
innocuous
inoffensive; harmless
innovate
to introduce something new; to create
ironic
satific; unexpected; using words to say opposite of what is meant
irrational
not based on reason; not capable of reasoning
jovial
characterized by a hearty, joyous humor
lenient
gently tolerant; permissive; indulgent; forbearing
marred
damaged; injured; imperfect; impaired; spoiled
novel
new; unusual; fresh
opaque
not allowing light to pass; not transparent
orthodox
standard; commonly accepted; conventional; customary
peripheral
on the edge; external; surrounding; unimportant
pivotal
important; crucial
preclude
to prevent; to make impossible; to bar
predicament
an unpleasantly difficult or dangerous situation
premature
happening before the proper time
premeditated
planned or considered in advance
provocative
exciting; attracting attention; irritating; evocative; stimulating
rejuvenate
to restore to a youthful vigor or youthful appearance
relevant
important; pertinent; material; applicable
remorse
deep and painful regret for wrong-doing; contrition
renounce
to give up; refuse; resign
repudiate
to refuse to have anything to do with; disown
scrutinize
to examine very closely
solemn
serious; grave; somber; gloomy; formal; ceremonious
solitude
the state of being alone; seclusion; isolation
summon
call together; send for
tentative
not fully worked out or developed; uncertain
trivial
of little importance/significance; ordinaryl commonplace; trite
turbulence
state of unrest or disturbance; atmospheric agitation
uniform
always the same; unchanging; consistent; regular
unprecedented
having no previous example or precedent
viable
capable of surviving or growing; practical and workable
virtue
the quality of moral excellence; righteousness; goodness
willful
governed by will without regard to reason; intentional; stubborn