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interdiction
words or statement that forbids, stops, or prohibits, an action
intimidation
a threat, fear
invective
cursing, abusive language
inveigle
leading someone astray, set a trap for, tempt or trick someone to do wrong
inveterate
deep-rooted habit,
inviolate
unharmed, unable to be harmed
irascible
uncooperative, bad tempered
judicious
using good judgement
lenient
not harsh, easy with rules
manifest
to show, obvious
mendicant
beggar, pauper, indigent
modicum
small amount
mortify
embarass to death
multifarious
many different ways
oblivion
forgetfulness, unconciousness, nothingness
obscure
cloudy, hard to see
obviate
to solve the problem
odious
hateful, repulsive
opulence
great wealth
ostentatious
showy, pretentious
pecuniary
about money
pejorative
negative
pernicious
wicked
perpetrate
to start an action
persevere
persist
placid
peaceful
portentous
carries a warning of danger
pragmatic
practical, sensible
predilection
a preference for something
prerogative
absolute right
presage
warming about the future, forshadowing
propensity
a habit, tendency
propitiate
make up for something bad one has done
purloin
steal a small item
purveyor
merchant, seller
pusillanimous
cowardly, lacks courage, craven
querulous
complaining
recluse
one who lives alone
remonstrated
protested, objected
reticent
holding back
retinue
group of followers
retribution
punishment for a wrong
sagacity
wisdom
salient
jumping out or sticking out
sedate
calm, peaceful, serene
scrutiny
examine closely and carefully
sequestered
held apart
solace
comfort given to someone who is sad
sonorous
having a deep, rich sound
specter, spectral
ghost, ghostly
speculative
thinking about and looking at something thoughtfully
steeped
soaked, saturated
supplicate
to beg, entreat, to pray
tacit
understood but not spoken
temerity
bold, speaking out of turn
vagaries
unusual, erratic or extravagant actions
vindicated
freed from blame
viscosity
stickiness
vulnerable
open to harm