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acquiescent
reluctantly agreeable; compliant
amity
friendship
assuage
to relieve; to ease; to pacify
blight
decay; disease; widespread death
capitulate
to surrender; to yield
conundrum
riddle; mystery
deference
the act of yielding to someone else out of respect
deprecate
to disapprove; to belittle
despot
tyrant
dilatory
causing lateness; stalling
doleful
extremely sad
elated
extremely happy; overjoyed
ethereal
heavenly; fine; delicately beautiful
fastidious
difficult to please
furtive
sneaky; secretive
harbor
to provide shelter or refuge; to hide
heresy
an opinion expressed in defiance of generally accepted ideas
inane
silly; insignificant
indolent
lazy
inscrutable
mysterious
kinetic
in motion; active
ludicrous
absurd; ridiculous
malediction
evil speech; curse
opine
to hold or state an opinion
opportunist
someone who takes advantage of the situation
paltry
worthless; insignificant, petty
penchant
a strong liking; attraction
pithy
to the point; concise
platitude
dull, trite statement
reticent
quiet; uncommunicative
sardonic
humorous, but humor tinged with sarcasm or disdain; cynical
slough
to discard; to cast off; to shed
subjugate
to take over; to enslave
truculent
aggressive; savage; cruel
urchin
a playful or mischievous youngster; scamp
upbraid
to criticize severely; to scold
esoteric
known to, or understood by, a limited number of people
culpable
guilty; blameworthy
rampant
unrestrained; widespread
mitigate
to make less severe; mollify