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abolish
do away with
abridge
lessen, diminish, or curtail
abstemious
sparing: an abstemious diet.
accent
The relative prominence of a particular syllable of a word by greater intensity or by variation or modulation of pitch or tone
accolade
any award, honor, or laudatory notice
acquiesce
to assent tacitly; submit or comply silently or without protest; agree
affirmation
the assertion that something exists or is true
amass
to come together; assemble
ambivalence
uncertainty or fluctuation
ambulatory
adapted for walking, as the limbs of many animals
ameliorate
to make or become better, more bearable
amity
friendship; peaceful harmony
anchor
any similar device for holding fast or checking motion
antediluvian
a very old or old-fashioned person or thing
ascendancy
domination
atrophy
degeneration, decline, or decrease, as from disuse
bane
a person or thing that ruins or spoils
bizarre
odd
blunder
a gross, stupid, or careless mistake
bungle
to do clumsily and awkwardly
burgeon
to grow or develop quickly; flourish
capitulate
to give up resistance
capricious
fanciful or witty
clemency
an act or deed showing mercy or leniency
coalesce
to grow together or into one body
cohere
to stick together; be united
compress
to press together
confide
to have full trust; have faith
confound
to perplex or amaze, esp. by a sudden disturbance or surprise
congeal
to make or become fixed
contaminate
to make impure or unsuitable by contact or mixture with something unclean
converge
to tend to meet in a point or line; incline toward each other
convivial
friendly; agreeable
copious
large in quantity or number; abundant; plentiful
corroborate
to make more certain; confirm
corrugated
to wrinkle
corrupt
guilty of dishonest practices
cursory
hasty
daunt
to overcome with fear
debilitate
to lessen the ability of
deplete
to use up
discrepancy
inconsistency
disentangle
to untangle
disputatious
argumentative
distend
to expand by stretching
drawback
a hindrance or disadvantage
efface
to wipe out
effervescent
lively
enhance
to raise to a higher degree
enigmatic
perplexing
ephemeral
lasting a very short time
equilibrium
in a state of equality
euphony
pleasing effect to the ear
evacuate
to leave empty
evanescent
vanishing, fleeting
expedite
hasten
expendable
considered to be not worth keeping or maintaining
exclude
to shut or keep out
facilitate
to make easier or less difficult
fallow
not in use; inactive
fertile
bearing, producing, or capable of producing vegetation
flourish
to be in a vigorous state
fraudulent
engaging in fraud; deceitful
fruitful
beneficial
garner
to gather, collect, or hoard
guile
Treacherous cunning; skillful deceit
hackneyed
made commonplace or trite; stale; bana
hefty
heavy; weighty
hideous
horrible or frightful to the senses
hilarity
cheerfulness
humane
characterized by tenderness, compassion, and sympathy for people
hypocrisy
saying you are better than what you actually are
innocuous
harmless, boring, innocent
irascible
very irritable
jettison
to discard
kindle
to become aroused or animated
lenient
agreeably tolerant
levitate
to rise or float in the air
listless
indifferent
maladroit
unskillful
mitigate
to make less severe
mobile
capable of moving
munificent
very generous
myriad
a very great or indefinitely great number
nefarious
extremely wicked or villainous
indulgent
benignly lenient
iniquitous
wicked; sinful