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ambiguous
unclear / doubtful in meaning

Her low voice made it very ambiguous to understand what she was saying.
presumptuous
overconfident

She was presumptuous walking up the man and asking him on a date.
pessimism
belief that life is bad / evil

His pessimsim dragged down our hope that he will get better soon.
abstract
odd / strange / bewildered

The bear cubs felt abstract, leaving their den for the first time.
inherent
established by nature or habit

His blue eyes were inherented by his father.
opaque
dark / not transparent

The opaque windows kept the sunlight out.
opportunist
someone who takes advantages with circumstances

Gary is such an opportunist, he doubled his prices in the store when the hurrican hit.
predecessor
former occupant

I hope I can do as good of a job as my predecessor.
digression
opposite of progression / slowly difting away from subject

Mike's digression in class effected his grades horribly.
adulation
admiration / flattery

The rock star thrived on the adulation of his groupies and fans.
profane
violate / treat unworthily

Please do not use profane language in school.
ponderous
weighty / heavy / awkward

His jokes were never funny but rather ponderous.
proximity
nearness

The proximity of birds here are 10,000 as an estimate.
oblivion
forgetfulness

The animals were oblivion to their predators as they ate their precious meal.
notoriety
disrepute / ill fame

Tom Cruise has a notoreity after the crazy things he has done.
abridge
shortened

The novel was too long to be read in class so the teacher ordered abrdiged versions of the novel.
piety
religious devotion / godliness

The nuns were awarded for their piety to the church; worshiping and serving as much as they can.
enhance
increase / inhance

The enhanced versions of the games satisfied much more players.
advocate
urge / plead for

The student advocated the teacher to letting him go to the cafeteria.
acclaim
applaud / announce with great approval

People acclaimed once Kylie Minogue came out of the hospital cancer-free.
adversity
poverty / misfortune

The adversity these homeless people went through were more than horrifying.
adversary
opponent

The player came up with tactics to defeat his adversary.
ironic
strange / unexpected

How we both said the same exact things at the same thing was very ironic.
nurture
nourish / educate / foster

The mother cat nurtured kittens of a different litter as her foster kittens.
alleviate
to relieve

The medication alleviated her throbbing headache.
censure
blame / criticize

The woman censured the other driver for crashing into her.
apathy
lack of caring

The apathy governor caused multiple problems in his city.
belie
false impression

The man belied himselfo n thei nternet, spreading out misinformation.
philanthropist
lover of mankind / doer of good deeds

Any one who donates to the cancer foundations are philanthropists.
brevity
conciseness

Brevity is important when sharing adresses and phone numbers.
commemorate
honor the memory of

The statue commemorates the times of war and freedom.
aesthetic
artistic

His aesthetic senses were very inpressed by the student's artwork.
altruistic
concerned about others / generous

His altruistic behavior were awarded greatfully.
benevolent
generous / charitable

Her benevolent behavior made it possible for homesless people to have a great dinner.
ascendancy
domination

She is ascendancy with her husband in their relationship.
capricious
unpredictable

The storm came capriciously, no one had expected this.
astute
wise / keen

The painter was an astute observer, making sure everything was perfect.
articulate
effective

Her articulate presentation impressed the company, giving them new ideas.
coercion
use of ofrce to make someone obey

The slave masters used coercion to the slaves to make them follow ever order.
embellish
ornament

The embellish on her wedding dress was expensive and outstanding.
redundant
excessively wordy / repetitious

Her redundant stories always went on for hours, boring us quickly.
fervor
intensity of feeling / glowing ardor

His fervor for the girl across the room grew by minutes, so tempted to approach her.
prodigal
reckless with money / wasteful

Dont be so prodigal spending my money!
peripheral
outer / marginal

The peripheral of Earth isthe crust.
ostentious
show-off / attention grabber

The ostentious outdoor surrounding of the restuarant attracted people to eat there.
gravity
seriousness

The gravity of his voice hinted to us that he was not joking around.
garrulous
talkative / wordy

She is so garrulous, sometimes it can be quite annoying.
furtive
sneaky / stealthy

The furtive man always found his way through and around the building without anyone noticing him.
innate
inborn

His inborn talent of singing suprised everyone at the studios.
ingenious
clever / resourceful

This ingenious man will help you study and pass your test very well.
indict
charge

If the grand jury indicts the suspect, he will go to trial.
incorrigible
not correctable

some things in life are incorrigible, we must accept the way they are even if we don't agree.
frivolous
lacking in seriousness

His frivolous behavior must stop for he is in dangerous situations in his life.
flagrant
outrageous

Please do not be so flagrant, respect these people!
fastidious
difficult to please

He is very fastidious, he hasnt had a girlfriend in years.
fallacious
false / misleading

It was fallacious of you to give that woman the wrong directions even if you knew.
exuberance
overflowing abundance / joyful

He was exubernance when his favorite football team won the superbowl.
extricate
free / disentangle

The officer helped the bird extricate from the wires around his foot.
extol
praise / glorify

The people extolled their president who has helped them in areas no other president has.
explicit
totally clear / definite

It is explicit that there will be no more cursing in this classroom.