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to abrogate
to abolish, repeal, or nullify
Presidents can abrogate laws
abstruse
difficult to understand
Jim from Huck Finn's speech is so __.
abysmal
extremely hopeless or wretched; bottomless
Abyss
accolade
an award or honor
"<A c-cold> Miller-Lite f-for your services."
acerbic
bitter, sour, severe
*bad taste in mouth* "<Ah. Cer>, I c-can bdo eet."
acumen
keenness of judgement; mental sharpness
The female mind is much ACUte to little details than most MEN's.
affable
easy to talk to; friendly
"Around John, I feel like I can say 'Apple' for once instead 'AFFle'!"
aggregate (n, adj.)
collection of things mixed together; the sum total
YOU F-ING NOOB! YOU aggrOED THE WHOLE INSTANCE!
to allocate
to distribute, assign, or allot
"Hope you have LOTs of cake for the whole class..."
aloof
standoffish, uninvolved, keeping one's distance
He's all ALO-O-ne.
to ameliorate
to make better or more tolerable
MELlow out, man!
anachronistic
out of place in time or history
CHRONo = time
anathema
something or someone loathed or detested
I like my MA, but I would hate to have ANATHa'.
ancillary
subordinate; providing assistance
"AN Cending help!"
to annul
to make void, usually refers to marriage
NUL-in-void
antithetical
in opposition, contray to
im ANTI your beliefs/THEories
apostate
one who deserts his or her professed principles or faith
No more church for me on Sundays!
to appropriate
to take without permission; to set aside for a particular use
archetype
an original model or pattern
ARCHietcts have their own TYPEs of building
ardent
passionate
hARD loving in bed
to ascertain
to determine with certainty; to find out definately
I am AS CERTAIN as Sherlock Holmes that I can solve this mystery.
ascetic
hermit-like; practicing self-denial
SCeperated from society
assiduous
hardworking, dilligent, busy
How Acid burns the floor
to assuage
to soothe, pacify, or relieve
The wonders of A maSSaGE
attrition (noun)
gradual wearing away; a natural or expected decrease in size or number
Trite (overused) in # or size
augury
an omen, especially a good omen
"AUGh!" one day means "hURraY!" the next
auspices
protection, support; sponsorship
Awesome SPICEs bodyguard!
avarice
greed
Sumos are like tax-collecters for RICE.
avuncular
kind, helpful, generous; like a nice uncle
like a nice UNCle
to beguile
to delude by guilt or craft; to mislead, divert
BEGging is the wrong path of life. You have been --ed.
behest
a command or order
One of the advantages to BEing tHe bEST
to beleaguer
to surround, besiege, or harass
He's in LEAGUE with the Annoying BELly Bumpers!
bellicose
warlike, belligerent
The savages pound their BELLIes before a fight to pump themselves up.
bequest (noun)
something left to someone in a will
First QUESTion: What do I get?
blithe
carefree, cheerful
Say "perfect BLIss" with braces.
to broach
to open up a subject, often a delicate one, for discussion
To Bug Researcher: Are ROACHes capable of conquering our species?
to burgeon
to expand; to flourish
Eat enough BURGErs a day and within a week, you'll be bigger than toasted bread!
buttress (n, v)
a support for a building or structure; to support
I need my BUTT to sit without falling.
cabal
a group of conspirators; the acts of such a group; a clique
Join my guild at the CAzBA...
to cajole
to persuade with flattery or gentle urging
KAdAJ's way of recuiting Jenova clones
calipers
a pinching instrument used for determining the thickness of objects or the distance between surfaces
Science Tools page 3
candor
sincerity, honesty
CAN stanD on his wORd (See)
canon
a rule or law, especially a religious one; a body of rules or laws; an authoritative list; the set of works by an author that are accpeted as authentic
Rule #1: You CANnOt...
cantankerous
ill-natured, contentious
Only people with bad things in mind use TANKs.
to canvass
to campaign; to seek or solicit orders, votes, etc.
The captain orders us to Find and deliver a CAN of whoop-ASS!
to capitulate
to surrender, give up, or give in
PIT = fallen = defeated
capricious
unpredictable, likely to change at any moment
CAPRICE! = Surprise!
to carp
to complain or find fault with someone
Complain At Random People
to castigate
to criticize severly; to chastise
CAST that attack spell you bloody troll!
catalyst
anyone or anything that makes something happen without being directly involved
Black CATs cause bad luck indirectly.
catharsis
purification that brings emotional relief or renewal
reincarnation = reinCATHARAtion
to cavil
to quibble; to raise trivial objections
If someone CAVes in, they could go crazy under the pressure.
to censure
to condemn severely for doing something bad
Consequences ENSUREd
chagrin
humiliation; embarrassed disappointment
Looked at my GRIN and called me a HAG! I;m so humiliated.
chicanery
trickery, deceitfulness, artifice (especially legal or political)
CHICA likes to play tricks on los hombres.
chimerical
imaginary, given to fantasy
CHIMERAs are not real.
choleric
hot-tempered, quick to anger
ClovERIC = pissed off little bro
circumvent
to go around
CIRCLE + Vent = ?
closefisted
stingy
Always ready to take someone's head off
coalesce
to come together as one, to fuse, to unite
CO-OP -> one stronger force
Cogitate
to ponder; to meditate; to think carefully about
Turn that COG in your head and stop rushing in w/o a plan!
Colloquial
ordinary, informal in realtionship to speech
"Collo's a wonderful girl...in bed, heh? Know what I mean?" => Random person at wedding
conscript (verb)
enlisted, drafted, or enrolled; usually refers to mandatory military service
CONStricted by the military
corroborate
to confirm; to back with evidence
CORRected by the Library of Congress. We Know What We're Talking About!
coterie
a group of close associates; a circle of friends
Go "Terry"! We believe in you 100%!
coy
shy, reluctant to make a commitment
COY as a virgin's first (a.k.a Wedding Crashers)
Craven (adj)
cowardly, afraid
CRy + hAVEN = No nightlights during thunderstorm
Curmidgeon
a greedy, irascible, crotchety old person
"Call me a MIDGEt and I'll CURse you out, young whippersnapper!"
Dearth
a shortage or scarcity of something
EARTH's resources are not forever
Debacle
a big disaster
DEBate = a big fight
Deft
very skilled
300/300 Skinning with Finkle's Skinner = ?
dehydrate
to remove water
DE + HYDRO
Deleterious
harmful
DELETing programs is a ___ process b/c it destroys
demagogue
a leader of the people, but more a rabble-rouser
[Crazythrall]: I'm going to 10 man raid Stormwind! Who's with me?
Demography
the statistical study of the characteristics of populations
DEMOcracy = government of the POPULATIONs of people
desalinate
to remove salt from something
DE + SALt
desiccate
to dry out
Dehydrate
diplomatic
tactful; good at negotiating
Diplomacy = Politics
discomfit
to frustrate, to confuse
DISCOMfort = mal conditions and mad emotions
Dither
to vacillate between choices; to tremble with excitement
"DID you finally do it wiTH HER, Hibiki? The world is on the tips of its toes wanting the answer!"
diurnal
ocurring every day; occuring during the daytime
DI-URN w'en do' dat there sun come up?
divisive
creating conflict and disagreement
DIVISIon amongst the crew members
draconian
severe, harsh, cruel
DRACO Malfoy's most well-known chacteristics
ebullient
bubbling with excitement
When you dither, you feel like this,
Eclectic
drawn from many sources
Electricity to Appliances
effigy
a likeness of a person, usually one used to express hatred for that person
an 'eff-ing' illusion of that one guy
egregious
extremely bad, flagrant
GREG has quite the...interesting language.
elliptical
oval; missing a word or words; obscure
ELLIPse __ a shape like an ____.
endemic
native, restricted to a particular region or area, indigenous
DEMons to END of world (location-wise)
ephemeral
lasting a very short time
thE PHEnomenon of Medea's early transformation at spring
equine
relating to horses, horselike
*No comment*
equivocal
ambiguous, intentionally confusing, capable of being interpreted many ways
EQUal choices all around
ersatz (adj.)
serving as a substitute; synthetic, artificial
Robot/ERSATZ : Tree/Nature
Ethereal
heavenly, light, insubstantial
ETHERnet vs. Our World
etymology
the study of words and their meanings
LOGY = ?
ETYMO= Latin?
euphonious
pleasant-sounding, opposite of cacophonous; melodious
EUPHONY = Symphony
evanescent
fleeting, vanishing, happening only for the briefest period
Shinji pondered for a while thinking that a few moments ago inside the EVA, he thought he smelled a SCENT of blood...
To Evince
to demonstrate convincingly; to prove
to execrate
to curse, denounce
EXE-boyfriends are so full of CRAT.
to exhume
to unbury; to dig out of the ground
A profession in HUMor is only for those who can get out of tight spaces.
to exonerate
to free completely from blame
EXited on your "innocent" hONER from the court
expeditious
prompt, speedy; to expediate
EXPEDIa.com is the premier online travel planning and flight-booking site
to expiate
to make amends, to atone
Expunge
to erase, obliterate, to blot out
PLUNGe the toilet and get rid of the waste.
facile
fluent, skillful in a superficial way
ACE: I'LL do anything easily!
fecund
fertile, productive
UNo mas de los FECEES!
fervent
having intense feeling, enthusiastic; fervid
He's so intensely angry that his face is beet red like a FEVER.
feign
to pretend; to make a falasse representation of something
Hunter move: FEIGN death
flaccid
soft and limp
Opposite having legs with LACtic ACCID
florid
very fancy, usuallt referring to intangible objects (e.g SPEECH)
FLOwery RIDdle
flout
to disregard something or someone out of disrespect
Send OUT the maid FLirt.
ford
the shallow part of a river; to cross a river at the shallow part
forensics
the study or art of argumentation and formal debate
fortuitous
accidental, ocurring by chance
Luck = FORTUne
fracas (n)
a big fight
"FRAC ASS!"
"Oh, you going down now!"
*fight*
furrow
a narrow groove made in the ground; to make wrinkles in the face
dig FURRther => grooves
gaffe
a social blunder, an embarrassing mistake, a faux pas
GirAFFE wearing a tie to a party
Galvanize
to startle into sudden activity; to revitalize
"Gah, ALVAN!"
*sleeping => sudden singing*
Gastromony
the art of eating well
GAS goes to the ASTRO if you eat your beef and broccoli
germane (adj.)
relevant, applicable, pertinent
YOUR MAIN point
glower
to look or stare with sullen dislike or anger
Gee! LOWER your brow!
goldbrick
to swindle, to sell something worthless as if it were valuable; a swindle
It's not a BRICK painted! It's real solid GOLD!
grandiloquent (adj.)
using a lot of big, fancy words to sound impressive
GRAND + I (as in self) + eLOQUENT
gratuitous
given freely; uncalled for; unjustified; unprovoked
This tip is between the two of us. (Listen to sound)
glut
surplus, overabundance
Glutton = more than enough food in one man
hackneyed (adj.)
overused, trite, stale
That hack needs some new ideas. (Listen)
halcyon (adj.)
peaceful, serene; carefree
Hal, see beyond der' horizon? Beautiful sea for miles.
harbinger
a forerunner, a signal of
HARBor rINGer means dangeR.
hedonism
the pursuit of pleasure as a way of life
EDON = EDEN (paradise = pleasure)
hegemony
leadership, especially of one nation over another
America Has the EDGE overall in MONEY. (Listen/See)
hermetic
airtight, impervious to external influence
HERMIT crabs use large shells to protect themselves from external harm.
homily (n)
a sermon (religious speech/ceremony)
HOLY + o MIos dios!
hubris
excessive pride
HUgh and his well-known UBeRness. (Listen/See)
humanist
one who has great concern for human welfare, values, and dignity; a student of the classics
Go HUMANS!
hybrid
formed, bred, or compossed from different elements
HYBe + DRIkell = Hyde + Jekyll
hypodermic
beneath the skin
derm = skin
Hyp-o (deep voice) vs. Hyp-er (high voice)
idiosyncratic
quirky, peculiar, eccentric
IDIOts in SYNChRo = very nerdy and -----
ignominy
shame, disrepute, disgrace
Black sheep = IGNOrant MIne (Listen/See)
importune (verb)
to beg, urge, or insist persistently
Mexicans to America over being IMPORTed
inane
silly, senseless
I NANE id Poopy! *rofl*
incantation
a chant
CANTAR
incarnate
in the flesh
IN la CARNE
incensed
very angry
INC(ai)N + -ed (act of doing or being)
inchoate
incomplete; only partially formed
Example: {Thunderfury, LEFT part]
indignant
angry or insulted, especially as a result of something unjust or unworthy
Genis: For killing my race! INDIGNAtion!
indolent
averse to activity; habitually lazy
Idle = IDOLE
ineffable
incapable of being expressed or described
like INEFFective, but towards intangibles
inexorable
relentless, inevitable, unavoidable
eX marks the spot! *points sword* Now walk!
to inoculate
to protect against disease
Un-Noxious = innocuous (harmless)
insouciant
nonchalant, lighthearted, carefree
SOUcial ANTs have very little to worry about and so many people to talk to!
irascible
easily angered or provoked; irratible
IRAte and unSoCIaBLE (Listen/See)
jaunt (n)
a short pleasure trip
hAUNTing is something fun for once-a-year! (Listen/See)
jejune
lacking maturity or significance; irrelevent
JEJUNE?
What, how's that 25 x 10? And, it's November BTW!
to jettison
to throw or cast off
JET IT.
jingoist
an excessively vigilant patriot; a bellicose chauvinist; a warmongering nationalist
JINGO Justin S.
jurisprudence
the study of law
JURy + PRUDENCE (lots of material; debates)
karma
consequences of one's actions; fate, destiny
Wreck the KAR and MA is bound to find out.
kudos
honor, glory, acclaim, compliment
KUDOS!
to lambaste
to assualt violently with words
to sheepgoat = to LAMBaste but only verbally
to lament
to mourn
LAME END (Listen)
laudatory
praising
appLAUD A sTORY
lax
not strict; careless or negligent
reLAX and be lazy.
lexicon
a glossary or dictionary
Latin tEXt ICON
limpid
transparent, clear, lucid
your eyes are LIt Pools of...
liniment
a medicinal liquid or salve for rubbing on the skin
liquidate
to get rid of; to settle a debt
Solid Ice = Still have to deal with
Therefore, LIQUID it = ?
lugubrious
exaggeratedly mournful
LU BU (Gu) BRIngs me down again for the millionth time?!? The world has a vendetta against me, I'm sure!
luminary (n)
a person who has attained eminence in his/her field
Albert Edison has ilLUMINAted the science world with his invention of the lightbulb.
maudlin (adj.)
silly and overly sentimental
He's MAUD over his test: 95% b/c he forgot to draw the graph of the LINe.
maverick
a nonconformist; a rebel
MAVERICKS are ____ of the android forces in Megaman.
mellifluous
flowing sweetly, usually refers to sounds or voices
What a FLUent Spanish MELody! Exactly like the original!
mendacious
lying, dishonest
MEN to DAmes about CommItment
meritorious
deserving praise or reward
MERITs fOR the hOnest
mirth
amusement or laughter
sMIle foR THe camera, Vincent!
"..."
misanthrope
one who hates people
ANTHRO = humans
MIS = bad
mollify
to soften, soothe, pacify
MAKE OLLIE FINE (Listen) with a vaccine.
moribund (adj.)
dying
MORIR
Narcissism
excessive love of one's body or oneself
WALT WHITMAN (Example)
Nostalgic
long for the past
NOt STALe
nebulous
vague, hazy, indistinct
NEBULas are too far OUt for accurate pictures.
Neologism
a new word or phrase; a new usage of a word
NEO =new
LOGIc = sense/understanding
neophyte
a novice or beginner
NEO = new
PHYsics TEacher subbing in towards the class (students and their inside jokes)
noisome
offensive or disgusting; stinking, noxious
NOSE + TOY (that hasn't been washed since purchase 6 months ago)
nuance
a subtle difference or distinction
SI to SI (con accento)
numerology
study of numbers for the purposes of predicting the future
NUMERO + -LOGY = "I think I know!"... = ?
obdurate
stubborn, insensitive, unyielding resistant to persuasion
OBSTINATE FOR THE DURATION
obeisance
deep reverance; a bow or curtsy
obfuscate
to darken or confuse
obsequious
fawning, subservient, servile, excessively deferential
opaque
not letting light through; difficult to understand
STEAK over your eyes
odometer
instrument that measures how many miles one has traveled
olfactory
pertaining to the sense of smell
oligarchy
government by only a very few people
ornate
very fancy, usually refers to tangible objects
ORNaments by the crATE
palliative (n)
something that provides temporary relief without getting rid of the problem
PALLY's damned Holy Shield is a perfect example
paltry
insignificant; worthless
panacea
something that cures everything
staus ailments wise anyway
panache
flair, verve; dashing elegance
PANAIC OVER THE RICH BARON ENTERING THE ROOM
paragon
a model of excellence
• remember paradigm?
• GONe away to college
peccadillo
a minor offense or error
Co'mo PECCuliar...
pedantic
boringly scholarly or academic; overconcerned with details
PEDiATrICian needs to know it all [before giving the medicine/drug]
penurious
extremely stingy, poor, or miserly; unwilling or unable to spend money
PENNILESS
perfidy
treachery
PERFect and tIDY...A little tooooo perfect and tidy
perfunctory
unenthusiastic, careless
Mechanical Drums work with no FUNK
pernicious
deadly, extremely evil
perquisite (n)
a privilege that goes along with a job; a "perk"
"Perk" WITH IT (Listen)
phillistine
a smugly ignorant person with no appreciation for intellectual or artistic matters
piquant
pleasantly sharp in flavor; interstingly provocative or stimulating
to pique
to pique
to excite; to arouse an emotion or provoke to action
piquant
plebeian
common, vulgar, low-class
poignant
painfully emotional, extremely moving, sharp, or astute
POINT OF A ROMANTIC NOVEL (listen)
polemic (n)
a powerful argument often made to attack or refute a controversial issue
portent (n)
an omen, a sign of something coming
rePORT the END
potentate (n)
a person who possesses great power
Chouji has POTENTial after he has ATE lots of food
predilection
a natural preference for something
preempt
to seize something by prior right
prescient
haivng knowledge of things beofre they exist or happen
profligate (adj)
extravagantly wasteful; wildly immoral
promulgate
to publicly or formally declare something
to preempt
to seize something by prior right
PRE = Before
attEMPT to steal
prescient
having knowledge of things beofre they exist or happen
profligate (adj)
extravagantly wasteful; wildly immoral
promulgate
to publicly or formally declare something
to preempt
to seize something by prior right
PRE = before
'Personal' attEMPT to take
prescient
having knowledge of things beofre they exist or happen
priggish
very fussy, self-righteous, high-maintenance, usually refers to people
profligate (adj)
extravagantly wasteful; wildly immoral
promulgate
to publicly or formally declare something
prosaic
dull, unimaginative
PROSE + ICK!
pugnacious
quarrelsome, combative, always ready to fight
a PUG NAmed viCIOUS
pulchritude
physical beauty
PULmon's prize goes to CHyRistalles (the shiny cocoons for butterflies)
queue
a line; to line up
Q
quiescent
motionless; at rest; still
QUIET, 50 CENT! Die and stay Down!
quixotic
idealistic to a foolish or impractical degree, like Don Quixote
quotidian (adj)
daily; everday; ordinary
"So, what's the QUOTe del DIA?"
raze
to completely destroy or level something
rebuke
to criticize sharply
recapitulate
to review or summarize
Let's get a RECAP on this CAPITULo for the test, yeah?
recidivism
the act of repeating an offense
redolent
fragrant
renege
to go back on a bet or promise
Tsunade-sama & DEBT
retrenchment
cutting down or off, reduction
rhetoric
the study or art of using language well; the use of undue exaggeration
sacrosanct
sacred, held to be inviolable
sanguine
cheerful, optimistic, hopeful
SHE SANG WE WILL WIN
sardonic
mocking, scornful
saturnine
gloomy or taciturn
scrupulous
strict, careful; hesitant for etihical reasons
Don't want to SCREW UP. (Listen)
semantic
pertaining to the meaning of words or symbols
semaphore
a system of signaling, usually through the use of flags
serendipity
accidental good fortune, discovering good things without looking for them
skinflint
a mean, penny-pinching person
You're not worth a FLINT off of my SKIN!
smidgen (noun)
a very small amount
a ___ of flour
somber
depressing, dismal, gloomy
specious
deceptively plausible or attractive; misleading; like an answer choice Joe Bloggs would fall for
SPEeCh Is bOgUS
stand (n)
a group of trees
sublime
of great intellectual, moral, or spiritual value
subsidy
a gift of money
subterfuge
deceptive strategy used to conceal, escape, or evade
supercilious
haughty, patronizing
supplicate
to ask or beg humbly
tenable
valid, capable of being argued sucessfully
threadbare
falling apart, meager, poor, old
truculent
fierce, cruel, savagely brutal
TRolls and CUte animaLs dont have TRUCEs
turbid
unclear or opaque; lacking clarity or purity
uncanny
extraordinary, mysterious, uncomfortably strange
unilateral
involving one side only; done on behalf of one side only
usury
the practice of lending money at a high rate of interest
vacuous
empty of content; lacking in ideas
VACUum OUt +S
vapid
dull, spiritless
rAPIDness in Void
verdant
covered with green plants; leafy; inexperienced
coVEReD with plANTs
vernacular
everyday speech, slang, idiom
vestige
a remaining bit of something, a last trace
the rEST has Vanished
vilify
to say vile things about, to defame
VILlain-IFY
wane
to decrease in strength or intensity; to fade away; to decline in power
the waters wane down the drain
wanton
malicious, unjustifiable, unprovoked, egregious
I WANT ONe, God Damnit!
wizened
shriveled, withered, shrunken
old wizard
zeitgeist
the mood or spirit of the times
zenith
the highest point; peak; pinnacle
lucrative
producing wealth; profitable
LUKE CRAFTS glass EYES for the wealthy.
fastidious
difficult to please, exacting
impetrable
Capable of being obtained or moved by petition
impacable
Not to be appeased or quieted
IMPervious to ABLE ACes (in your choice of field)
impetuous
characterized by sudden energy or emotion; impulsive and passionate
IMPULSE GET TO US (Listen)
corpulent
excessively fat
COURSE, YOU WENT to McDonalds. Figures.
obstetric
Of or relating to the profession of obstetrics or the care of women during and after pregnancy
inept
inappropriate, awkward, clumsy
IN A PET should be INEPT
modish
stylish
MODern trend +ISH
haphazard
random
HAPpy HAZARD day! Light the office on fire and make a wish! ^_^
to somnambulate
to walk in one's sleep
SOMe don't just NAPU LATE.
jaunty
Having a buoyant or self-confident air; brisk
Jordan Baker's attitude over golf
fratricide
the killing of one's siblings
FRAteRnIties are Close like family
Also, think homicide
repertories
A place, such as a storehouse, where a stock of things is kept; a repository
insipid
1) Lacking flavor or zest; not tasty.
2) Lacking qualities that excite, stimulate, or interest; dull
IN YOU SIP; THEN SPIT
to upbraid
to remove sharply
to abet
to encourage and support
A BET gave Naruto the strength to learn Rasengan in a week
to eschew
to avoid, shun
O NO! IT'S YOU! (Listen)
*mash ESC button*
to obfuscate
to make obscure or unclear
OBSCURE
to cull
to pick out from others; select
brothel
a house of prostitution
to inculcate
to teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions (Constant reminding gets it stuck in your head)
symptomatic
Of or relating, based on symptoms
facade
a showy misrepresentation intended to conceal something unpleasant
to epitomize
To be a typical example of
idiosyncrasy
a behavioral attribute that is distinctive and peculiar to an individual
Why do IDIOts SYNG CRASY?
to rescind
to annul, make void
RESet the mIND of knowledge
to rescind
to annul, make void
RESet the mIND of knowledge
taciturn
habitually reserved and uncommunicative
TACtItians' attitudes when is their TURN
to inure
to become accustomed to something
This place is okay IN YOUR head now.
capricious
impulsive, inconsistent
convoluted
complex, intricate
a CONch has a VOLUTE (spiral) shell
antagonistic
hostile, opposing
ANT A'GONNA be ballISTIC
to diffuse
to spread out
extant
Still in existence; not destroyed, lost, or extinct
NAught EXtiNcT
to belie
To picture falsely; misrepresent
officious
Eager to render services or help others
OFFering ICe cream for free!
irreverent
disrespectful
You're so irreveLent to me and my plan!
myopic
unable to see distant objects clearly
MY eyes are OPen, but no "IC".
punctilious
Precise; scrupulous
PUNCTUAL IS US
to admonish
To reprove gently but earnestly
provisionary
under terms not final or fully worked out or agreed upon
ATM, it's only a VISION
meticulous
Extremely careful and precise
MEga-parTICULar (+OUS)
placid
Undisturbed by tumult or disorder; calm or quiet [Everything that enters acid is in turmoil though the acid just sits there, undisturbed as something dissolves in it]
PLAin as aCID
dilatory
frequently late; extremely slow at work, causing delays
THE LATE TORY (Tories supported the British during the Amer. Rev.)
to denude
to make bare
think of as "to NUDE"
to deliberate
to discuss for a long time
DELIVER LATE (not sure what truck to use for couch delivery)
to stockpile
To accumulate and maintain a supply of for future use
The Pokemon move like Bide
amalgam
A combination of diverse elements; a mixture
AMy + ALex + GAMmy
to occlude
to close up or block off
O what a CLUDDER on the 5!
obsequious
Full of or exhibiting servile compliance; fawning [whip = slave= having a master = working for someone]
OBSessed with QUIStis
husbandry
the practice of cultivating the land or raising stock
Old time husband work
to extirpate
To remove; To destroy totally; exterminate
erroneous
not true, correct, or right; containing an error or errors
NEw so full of ERROrs
empirical
Relying on or derived from observation or experiment.
modicum
a small or moderate or token amount
to surfeit
to feed or supply to excess, satiety, or disgust.
SURF IT (too much surfing for one day)
phlegmatic
Having or suggesting a calm, sluggish temperament; unemotional
PHLEGMy
reputable
Having a good reputation; honorable
PUT in a good name for RE, ok? *wink*
frugal
inexpensive
Gift FRom the RUrAL (countryside) lands
pragmatic
concerned with practical matters
PRACTICAL, NOT ROMANTIC
facetious
playfully humorous
FACE TIps yOU off, perhapS with a wink
aural
tactile
odoriferous
hearing, touch, smell
applies to certain senses
adroit
skillful, deft
add right (pertains to correct = right)
rectitude
righteousness, honest and trustworthy
lamentable
pathetic
"Your RAMEN tastes like a TABLE!"
manifesto
A public declaration of principles, policies, or intentions, especially of a political nature.
Our dreams/goals MANIFEST in front of your eyes
nondescript
lacking distinct or individual characteristics; dull and uninteresting
NO DESCRIPTive features
tremulous
1) marked by trembling, quivering, or shaking.
2) Timid or fearful
TREMeRs outside and inside
lithe
gracefully slender; moving and bending with ease
LIgHT as a fEather, but sting like a bee
contiguous
Sharing an edge or boundary; touching
partisan
devoted to a cause or party
Bush-SAN is in a PARTy.
pernicious
Tending to cause death or serious injury; deadly
plasticity
Capable of being shaped or formed
Think LIQUID plastic
tenet (n)
An opinion, doctrine, or principle held as being true by a person or especially by an organization
prospectus
a manifesto
tangential
Merely touching or slightly connected
TANGENT of the Circle = Only hits
baneful
Causing harm, ruin, or death; harmful
Vajor's BANE = poisonous sword on Golden Sun
entrenched
established firmly and securely
WWI soldiers to their TRENCHES for fear of being shot
to debilitate
to make weak
astringent
Sharp and penetrating
(Medicine => Constrictive [Band-aids] )
STRING it around the mAST tight so it won't break loose!
celibacy
Abstinence from sexual intercourse, especially by reason of religious vows
CELL it to us, your BAbY! (Listen/See)
soporific
causes sleep
SO POOR, I want good dreams again!
malaise
a vauge feeling of bodily discomfort, like before an illness
MA' LAIgS are shaking...
lassitude
A state of weariness
A guy's attITUDE before a beautiful young LASS
to whet
to sharpen
think of "whittling"
bastion (2 definitions)
a fortified place; anything seen as preserving or protecting some quality, condition
1) to protect the Heartless secret...
2) Secret Garden guarded...!
vagaries
An extravagant or erratic notion or action.
BAG ARES! WTF?!?!?!
transient
not lasting or permenant
Transient Twilight Town in Roxas' POV
swarthy
having a dark complexion or color
to amalgamate
to unite, merge, coalesce
Eureka + Renton
loquacious
very talkative
There he LO's again, QUACking away.
friable
easily crumbled; brittle
ABLE to FRY
tenable
capable of being argued/ maintained in argument
ENABLE Terry's dad to fight for ya!
trenchant
forceful, effective, vigorous
Te power of thee wRENCH is...
frangible
easily broken, breakable
FReaking! Wrong ANGle and it didn't stand a chance!
postprandial
after a meal
posterior (adj.) -can be noun too
Located towards the back or rear of an object
eremite (n)
a hermit or recluse
venereal
transmitted by sexual intercourse
venial
easily excused or forgiven; pardonable
VENt your rage elsewhere; this problema es GENIAL.
repute
reputation
(acronym)/ (slang)
prerogative
An exclusive right or privilege held by a person or group, especially a hereditary or official right.
to prevaricate
to stray from or evade the truth
PREVent; ARI CAnT know!
exorbitant
greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation
1) "Ex-" =
2) thought process is in ORBIT
genesis
an origin, creation, or beginning
Location in the Bible
compendious (adj.)
Briefly stating the gist of a subject; the essentials
Compendiums from WoW. aka Librams
ostentatious
pretentious; intended to attract notice from others
Naruto's orange jumpsuit
acrimony
bitter, sharp, animosity of nature or speech
ACRId testiMONY
callow
immature
CALvin's alLOWed mindset
bionic
superhuman; corresponds to human parts replaced mechanically or electronically
YA RLY!
minaret (n)
Tall, slender tower attached to a mosque
gibbets
gallows (like for pirates)