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buoyant
lighthearted, gay
convergence
the state of separate elements joining or coming together
abdicate
to give up a throne
catalog
to classify
addendum
something intended to supplement
adulation
excessive flattery or admiration
braggart
someone who boasts offensively and immodestly
catacomb
an underground burial place
connoisseur
an expert (usually in food)
cacophonous
having a harsh, unpleasant sound
avant-garde
innovative; especially in the arts
brag
to show excessive pride
camaraderie
goodwill and lighthearted rapport between or amoung friends
callow
lacking adult maturity of experience; immature
castigate
to scold; criticize; rebuke; punish
abridge
to reduce the amount of text
bombast
gradiloquent; pompous speech or writing
aberration
a departure from the normal
clandestine
kept or done in secret; to conceal an illicit purpose
caricature
a portrait that is mocking in nature
chronical
a long historic description
caustic
biting or sharp
benign
kind
acrimonious
bitter and sharp in language or tone; rancorous
benevolent
characterized by or suggestive of doing good
cathartic
purifying; refreshing
buffer
shock absorber; barrier, sheild
chimerical
fantastic; wild fancies
accessory
partener in crime
ambiguous
open to more than one interpretation
convivial
merry; festive
acumen
keen insight
amiable
lacking hostility
chime
a sound made by a bell
abstinence
refraining from indulging an appetite, as for food
censure
to criticize harshly
certify
to make official
chaos
a disorderly situation
brusque
abrupt in manner or speech; curt, discourteously blunt
convoluted
a confusing twisty plot or other storyline
adversity
a state of hardship of affliction
clairvoyant
having the supposed power to see objects or events that cannot be precieved by the senses; exceptionally insightful
congregation
a body of assembled people or things; a gathering
circumscribe
to limitnarrowly; restrict; to limit the freedom of
autocrat
a despotic ruler; a tyrant
circuitous
being taken in a round about, lengthy course
aesthetic
beautiful; roger-like
altruism
self-denying to help others
clan
a group of relatives
agenda
the order of things to be discussed for a meeting
allay
to lessen fear
aghast
extreme horror
confrontation
a fight
conformist
a person who complise with accepted rules and customs
alacrity
speed or quickness; celerity
aviary
a large enclosure for holding birds in confinement
byzantine
highly complicated; intricate and involved
anemic
lacking vitality; listless and weak
condemn
to express strong disapproval of
cintemporary
current or modern
abbreviate
to make shorter
commandeer
to seize for military use; confiscate
bipartisan
having to do with two partie; usually political
bureaucracy
an inefficient organization
archipelago
a group of islands
anecdote
a short account of an interesting or humorous incident
beleaguered
beseiged; harassed
adroit
skillful; being an expert at
amicable
characterized by or exhibiting friendliness or goodwill
bog
an area of soft, naturally waterlogged ground
anachronistic
out of proper time or chronological order
analyst
someone who studies data
blurb
a short notice
archaic
no longer current of applicable
anesthetic
medicine that lessens sensation of pain
conflict
a situation that lakes accord
colloquial
informal speech
audacious
bold; lacking timidity
bureau
a chest of drawers, especially a dresser for holding clothes
conspicuous
easy to notice
collaborate
to work together, especially in a joint intellectual effort
ape
to immitate; to mimic slavishly but often with an absurd result
cleave
to split open
antagonist
foe, opponent, adversary
anonymous
nameless, without a disclosed identity
coin
to make a word
apathetic
lack of emotion or feeling; impassive
antipathy
strong hatred
comely
pleasing and wholesome in appearance
arcane
known or understood by few
collaborator
a partener in a prject
appease
to deal with a demand
bilious
having a peevish disposition; ill-humored
accentuate
to put emphasis on
cliche
a hackneyed remark
appalled
shocked and horrified
bestial
acting like an animal (beast)
approbation
an expression of warm approval; praise
appraise
to determine worht
arboreal
pretaining to trees
benchmark
a very high standard
apt
exactly suitable; appropriate
constellation
a chain of stars
assiduous
constant in aplication or attention; dilligent
auditory
pretaining to hearing
compunction
a strong uneasiness caused by a sense of guilt
conciliate
to regain or try to regain(friendship) by pleasant behavoir
archive
a storage of documents
compassion
deep awareness of the suffering of another coupled with the wish to relieve it
conscientious
characterized by dilligence
compromise
a settlement of differencesin which each side makes concessions
belabor
to discuss repeatedly at length; harp on
balked
to stop short and refuse to go on; to refuse abruptly
conditional
of, pretaining to , of charateristic of an action or operation that takes placed based on whether or not the condition is true
arid
extremely dry; dull and boring
bask
to expose to warmth
condement
a sauce or relish
banish
to put in exile
banter
casual conversation
condescending
possessing an attitude of superiority
concord
harmony or agreement of interests or feelings
blandishment
flattery
asylum
a place offering protection and safety; a shelter
abstruse
difficult to understand
automaton
one that behaves or responds in a mechanical way
busybody
a person who pries or meddles into the affaris of others
belie
to show to be false
asymmetrical
lacking balance
conflated
fused together; not distinct
burlesque
a drama that is mocking in nature