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affable
Friendly, courteous, amiable, cordial, genial, gracious,
allusion
implied or indirect reference; or hinting at
animosity
harsh feelings, enmity, resentment, hatred, antagonism,
arid
very dry
articulate
to speak distinctly; experessiing oneself clearly
austere
strict, stern; unadorned, ascetic, severe
beleaguer
to harass
blunder
to make a mistake as a result of stupidity or carelessness
capitulate
to surrender, defer, relent, bumbit
cite
to quote an authority
colloquial
informal (speech)
conjecture
an inference or conclusion drawn or decuded by surmise or guesswork. Supposition, guess
consecrate
to dedicate or to declare sacred devote, hallow
contempt
scorn, extreme dislike or disdain, despicableness
convivial
fond of good company and of festivity. Friendly
credulous
believing on slight evidence, gullible
declivity
downward slope
degeneration
a state of decline, decadence
demure
serious, reserved, coy
derision
scoffing at, mockery, ridicule
desolate
deserted, without inhabitants, barren
destitution
state of being extremely poor, in extreme want, impecunity
diffuse
to spread in all directions
discern
to differentiate between two or more things
discursive
rambling, moving from one topic to another randomly
disdain
intense dislike; to treat with scorn or comtempt, to reject as unworthy, to be arrogant, high-handed
dormant
inactive, sleeping, abeyant, latent
drone
speaking in a monotonous tone; a continuous low humming sound.
ebullient
overflowing with excitement, showing enthusiasm
eddy
a current of air or water moving contrary to the main current. A whirlpool
efface
to erase, to wear away