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aeon
an indefinitely long period of time; an age
affectation
behavior that is assumed rather than natural; artificiality
affluent
wealthy
amalgam
a combination of diverse elements; a mixture
ambivalent
having opposing attitude or feelings about something
archaic
referring to language that was once common but is now used chiefly to suggest an earlier style or period
augment
to increase
austere
having no adornment or ornamentation; bare
avant-garde
a group active in the invention and application of new techniques in a given field, especially in the arts
bane
fatal injury or ruin
belligerent
inclined or eager to fight; hostile or aggresive
bipartisim
supported by two political parties
bog
a wetland
bolster
to support
boon
a benefit bestowed
bowdlerize
to remove offensive portions from a book
bucolic
characteristic of the countryside; rustic
burgeon
to grow and flourish
cantankerous
ill-tempererd and quarrelsome; disagreeable
capitulate
to give up all resisteance; to surrender
chagrin
disappointment
chicanery
deception by trickery or sophistry
clandestine
kept or done in secret, often in order to conceal an illicit or improper purpose
coin
to devise (a new word or phrase)
complaisant
exhibiting a desire or willingness to pleases; cheerfully obliging
complicity
involvment as an accomplice in a questionable act or a crime
condemn
to express strong disapproval of
conjecture
a guess based on incomplete evidence
cordial
friendly
covet
to desire