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Affectation
fake behavior; artificilaity
bane
fatal injury/ruin
boon
a benefit bestowed
bowdlerize
to remove offensive portions from a book
burgeon
to grow and flourish
capitulate
to surrender
chagrin
keen feeling of mental unease, as of annoyance or embarassment
clandestine
done in secret
complaisant
cheerfully obliging
complicity
involvement as an accomplice in a questionable act or crime
effusive
unrestrained emotional expression; gushy
exonerate
to free from blame
extemporize
to perform w/o prior preparation
impecunious
lacking money
imperious
arrogantly domineering
impetus
a stimulus
impugn
to attack as false or questionable
incantation
ritual recitation or verbal charms/spells
inundate
to flood
jocular
characterized by joking
lambaste
to denounce
marginal
barely within a lower standard or limit of quality
maudlin
excessively sentimental
mitigate
to lessen
momentous
of utmost importance
obsequious
fawning; kissing up
panache
spirited quality; verve
petulant
irritable
precarious
unstable
prescience
foresight
quibble
to find fault or criticize for petty reasons; cavil
redolent
suggestive; reminiscent
slighting
disparaging; belittling
strident
loud, harsh, grating; discordant
ungainly
lacking grace
vernal
pertaining to the spring season
vignettes
brief descriptive sketches
guileless
not deceitful or crafty