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Engender
cause to exist
Vitiate
make impure
Pacify
calm someone down
Dearth
lack
Indolence
lazy
marred
damaged or bruised
Indolent
lazy
Supercilious
haughty; habitually lazy
Squander
to spend wastefully or extravagantly
Ardent
passionate
Beset
to trouble persistently; harass
Countenance
appearance- especially the expression of the face; face
Cursory
performed with haste and scant attention to detail
Charisma
magical attractiveness; rare personal quality
Demagogue
a leader who obtains power by means of impassioned appeals to the emotions an dprejudices of the populace; rabble-rousing leader
Placate
pacify
Indigenous
native
Labyrinth
maze
Exacerbate
make worse
Incense
make very angry
Daunt
make fearful; discourage
Rudimentary
basic
Credulous
eager to believe; gullible; disposed to believe too readily
Lucid
easy to understand; intelligible; easily understood
Sacrosanct
sacred
Docile
easily taught; teachable; read and willing to be taught
Impartial
fair (neutral); not partial or biased; unprejudiced; not on one's side
Precedent
an act of instance that may be used as an example in dealing with subsequent similar instances; earlier example
Figurative
based on figures of speech; metaphorical
Reiterate
say again; repeat
Prudent
careful; provident; careful in regard to one's own interest
Negligence
carelessness
Innocuous
harmless
Lax
Careless; not diligent
Precipitate
cause to happen abruptly
Equivocate
say confusing things
Assiduous
hard working; diligent
Aptitute
a talent
Circumspect
cautious
Metamorphosis
magical change in form
Substantive
real; actual
Nepotism
favoritism
Solicitous
eager and attentive
Inclement
bad, as in weather; stormy; unmerciful
Obscure
hard to understand; ambiguous or vague
Jeopardy
danger
Nebulous
vague; lacking definite form or limits
Diverse
varied
Stratum
layer
Anarchy
lawlessness
Acrimonious
harsh; bitter, sharp, ill-natured animosity, especially as it is exhibited in speech or behavior
Abstruse
hard to understand
Elusive
difficult to define or describe
Taciturn
naturally untalkative
Ephemeral
lasting for a very short time
Quantitative
having to do with quantity
Relegate
banish; to send to a place of exile
Conciliatory
making peace; reconcile
Concurrent
happening at the same time
Complicity
participation in wrongdoing
Lampoon
a broad satirical piece that uses ridicule to attack a person, a group, or an institution; satirize
Reparation
paying back
Parochial
narrow in point of views
Monolithic
massive and unyielding; something suggestive of a large block of stone, as in immovability, massiveness, or uniformity
Patriarch
male head of the family
Sensory
having to do with senses
Qualitative
having to do with quality
Misanthropic
hating mankind
Felicity
happiness
Obsequious
fawning; to show affection
Equitable
fair; just and impartial
Expropriate
take property officially
Noxious
harmful
Chivalrous
demonstrating the qualities idealized by knighthood, bravery, courtesy, honor, and gallantry toward women
Apathy
lack of interest or concern
Cacophony
harsh mixture of sounds
Exalt
to glorify, praise, or honor
Poignant
distressing to the mind or feeling; painfully emotional
Predilection
an attitude of mind that predisposes one to favor something
Propensity
a tendency
Sloth
laziness
Existential
having to do with existence
Auspicious
favorable
Heterogeneous
varied
Fickle
unpredictable
Indiscreet
lacking discretion (the ability to make responsible decisions)
Constitute
make up
Ameliorate
improve
Consonate
harmonious
Concord
harmony
Deleterious
harmful
Peripatetic
wandering
Loquacious
talkative
Propitious
auspicious; marked by favorable signs; presenting favorable circumstances
Vestige
last trace of something that once existed
Notorious
famous for something bad
Polarize
to break up into opposing factions or groupings
Implement
carry out; to put into practical effect
Viable
capable of living under favorable conditions
Arbitrary
random
Endemic
native
Vacuous
lacking intelligence
Provincial
narrow in outlook; limited in perspective
Chasm
gaping hole; an abyss
Contrived
labored
Consecrate
make sacred
Paternal
fatherly
Inherent
involved in the constitution or essential character of something
Gesticulate
make gestures while speaking as for emphasis
Insatiable
impossible to satisfy
Blithe
carefree
Belittle
make to seem little
Coherent
making sense
Vitriolic
bitterly scathing (to do harm with); caustic (causing to destroy)
Apartheid
racial oppression
Corollary
natural consequence; a result
Parody
satirical imitation; a literary or artistic work that imitates the style of an author or a work for comic effect
Idyllic
naturally peaceful
Ponderous
massive and clumsy; lacking grace or fluency
Wanton
malicious; unjust
Secular
having nothing to do with religion
Recondite
hard to understand
Inveterate
habitual
Malleable
easy to shape or being formed
Martial
warlike; relating to war
Virtuoso
masterful musician
Copious
abundant
Patent
obvious
Conspicious
obvious
Amenable
obedient
Ambulatory
able to move or walk around
Forsake
abandon
Hindrance
an obstruct or delay to progress
Farcical
absurd
Elliptical
obscure
Prolific
producing abundant works or results
Assimilate
absorb
Celibacy
abstinence from sexual intercourse, especially by reason of religious vows
Palpable
obvious
Grandiose
absurdly exaggerated
Despot
a ruler with absolute power
Reverberate
echo
Rogue
scoundrel or rascal
Pathology
science of diseases
Frugal
economical
Autonomous
independent
Machination
scheming evil activity