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arable
fit for cultivation
enervate
weaken
Mendacious
equoivocal, misleading, untruthful
Ruminate
ponder
Penury
penniless, destitute, indigent
prosaic
mundane, pedestrian, banal
Profligate
extravagant, wasteful, reckless
stoic
one who is emotionally unresponsive
Fulsome
effusive, excessive, generous
hackneyed
over familiar through overuse (esp. pertaining to adages); trite (esp
salacious
lustful, bawdy, lascivious
Languid
lethargic, lazy, relaxed, unrushed
Flippant
Marked by disrespectful levity or casualness; pert.
pert
High-spirited; vivacious.
Impudently bold; saucy.
deference
respecting or curteously yielding to the wishes, opinions, or judgements of another
Ambivalent
unsure, undecided, of two minds
Impecunious
impoverished, indigent, poor
Furtive
secretive, stealthy, sly
Voracious
insatiable, ravenous, gluttonous
Munificent
generous, bountiful, liberal
Hedonist
Pursuit of or devotion to pleasure, especially to the pleasures of the senses
Miser
One who lives very meagerly in order to hoard money.
A greedy or avaricious person.
av·a·ri·cious
Immoderately desirous of wealth or gain; greedy.
allay
alleviat, assuage
EPHEMERAL
short-lived, passing, fleeting, temporary
volatile
unconstant, ephemeral
evanescent
vanishing or likely to vanish quickly, of short duration
PERENNIAL
constant, lasting, returning (for flowers 2x per year)
Diurnal
Relating to or occurring in a 24-hour period; daily.
Occurring or active during the daytime rather than at night: diurnal animals.
SOPHISTICATE
n: A sophisticated person.

v: To cause to become less natural, especially to make less naive and more worldly.
To make impure; adulterate.
To make more complex or inclusive; refine.
Tyro
novice, learner, neophyte, trainee
Pummel
to beat with fists
Prosody
The study of the metrical structure of verse.
A particular system of versification.
Covert
clandestine, secret
Ingenuous
frank, honest, candid, innocent, naive, guileless
Wile
trick, ploy, subterfuge, con, scam, hoax, deception
paltry
Lacking in importance or worth. See Synonyms at trivial.
Wretched or contemptible.
Conscript
n.
One compulsorily enrolled for service, especially in the armed forces; a draftee.

adj.
Enrolled compulsorily; drafted.

tr.v. con·script·ed, con·script·ing, con·scripts (kn-skrpt)
To enroll compulsorily into service; draft.
Trite
hackneyed
Sybarite
A person devoted to pleasure and luxury; a voluptuary.
Philanderer
To carry on a sexual affair, especially an extramarital affair, with a woman one cannot or does not intend to marry. Used of a man.
To engage in many love affairs, especially with a frivolous or casual attitude. Used of a man.
Ruse
trick, subterfuge
Hamlet
village, settlement, rural community, sm. town
Axiomatic
self-evident, obvious, clear
Inviolate
Not violated or profaned; intact
Conciliate
to appease, to reconile, to attempt to gain friendship of.
Cathartic
therapeutic, healing, a bowl stimulant
HONE
sharpen, whet, perfect
Burnish
polish, shine, wax
Adjudge
judge, deem, consider
Abrogate
To abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority.
ESCHEW
to avoid, to shun, to want/have nothing to do with
Ostracize
to exclude from a group
Ostentatious
pretentious, showy
Concatenate
To connect or link in a series or chain
RACONTEUR
a narrator or conversationalist
Ruffian
a tough or rowdy person, or a ganster or thug
Spendthrift
One who spends money recklessly or wastefully.
recluse
hermit, loner, outsider,
tawdry
cheap, gaudy, flashy, showy, flamboyant
Intrinsical
Intimate; closely familiar
bibulous
1. Of, pertaining to, marked by, or given to the consumption of alcoholic drink.
2. Readily absorbing fluids or moisture.