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abase
lower; humiliate
abash
embarass
bacchanalian
orgiastic; like wild drunken revelry
baleful
something which foreshadows evil
baneful
describes something poisonous or deadly
cache
hiding place
cacophonous
terrible and generally unpleasant to listen to
dais
raised platform
daunt
to intimidate; frighten
ebullient
bubbly; overflowing with excitement
edify
to enlighten; educate
Fabricate
to invent or make up something (often in order to deceive)
Facet
side or aspect; face of something
gainsay
to deny dispute; say something against what someone else says
garbled
screwed up
hackneyed
overused;trite
haggard
unruly;wild;wasted;worn
iconoclast
destroyer of tradtion
ignoble
not noble
jaded
wearied, especially by too much of the good life
jingoism
extreme patriotism
ken
range of knowledge
kiosk
pavilion or small open booth where items are bought or sold
labyrinth
complicated maze or winding series of corridors
lacerate
to rip, maul, tear, mutilate, or mangle
macabre
gross; ghastly; suggestive of horrible death and decay
magnanimous
noble; generous; forgiving; magnificently kind
nadir
absolutley lowest point
naive
lacking in worldly wisdom or experience
obdurate
hardened against good influence
oblivion
state of being totally forgotten
palatable
acceptable to the taste; sufficiently good to be edible (think:plate-able)
palliate
to moderate the severity of, abate
quagmire
difficult situation thats hard to get out of
quail
to draw back in fear
rampage
(n.) course of wild behavior
rampant
unrestrained
saga
long adventure story
sagacious
wise
table
to remove from consideration
taciturn
untalkative; uncommunicative
ubiquitous
being or seeming to be everywhere at the same time; omnipresent
unassuming
not pretentious; modest
vacillate
to waver from one side to the other; oscillate
vacuity
emptiness; vacuum
wanton
immoral; unchaste; cruel
whim
capricious, freakish idea
yummy
delicious
zany
crazy; insane
zeal
enthusiasm
abate
to lessen
abominate
to loathe; hate
abstruse
profound; difficult to understand
accentuate
to stress; emphasize
barrister
lawyer
bawdy
obscene; coarse; humorous
beatific
displaying or imparting joy
begrudge
to envy, to resent
cadaver
corpse
cajole
to coax
callous
unfeeling; unsympathetic
calumniate
to slander
dauntless
bold
dearth
scarcity
debase
to lower in quality or value; adulterate
decoy
a lure or bait
ebullient
bubbly; overflowing with excitement
educe
to elicit
efface
to erase; rub out
effete
tired; barren; decadent
effigy
dummy, usually for symbolic torturing
facetious
joking or jesting
fallacious
false; wrong; incorrect
fastidious
careful about details; impossible to satisfy
fatuous
inane; foolish; fatheaded
fawning
groveling; overly admiring
garrulous
very talkative; loquacious
genre
category
germane
relevant; appropriate
gestate
to transform and grow, like a baby inside the womb
hallowed
holy; sacred
harangue
mean, nasty, angry speech
harbinger
forerunner; somethign that signals the approach of something; omen
haughty
proud; vain; arrogant
ignominy
dishonor; disgrace
imbibe
to drink in; absorb
imbue
to make wet; saturate; to inspire
imminent
about to occure; impending
jocose
merry; joking
jocular
jolly; joking
jocund
merry; jolly
kismet
fate
kleptomaniac
compulsive stealer
knave
clever bad guy
knavery
dishonest, mischievous dealing
lackadaisical
uncaring; lacking in interest or spirit
laconic
not saying much; brief; terse; concise; succinct
lambaste
to thrash, maul, beat, whip, or bludgeon with big things and other fun stuff; to scold sharply or rebuke
languid
lacking energy; weak
malaise
a feeling of illness or depression
malediction
a spoken curse
malevolent
wishing evil on others; malicious
malice
the desire to do bad to others; spite
nascent
coming into being; emerging
nefarious
evil
nemesis
vengeful enemy
neologism
a newly coined word, phrase, or expression
neophyte
beginner
obsequious
fawning; too easily compliant
obsolete
out of style; outdated
obstreperous
unruly; defiant; boisterous
obtrude
to force oneself or one's ideas on others; to extrude; to stick out
pallid
having an extremely pale complexion
palpable
capable of being touched or felt; real
paragon
model or example of perfection
parch
to make very dry, especially by heating
qualm
doubt; uneasiness; sudden pang of sickness or faintness
quandary
state of uncertainty; dilemma
qualitative
having to do with a quality
quantitative
capable of being expressed as, or having to do with, a number or quantity
rant
to rave, to speak wildly
rapacious
plundering; ravenous; greedy
rapprochement
reconciliation (think: re-approachment)
ratiocination
logical, methodical thinking
salacious
lecherous; erotically stimulating
sanguine
reddish, blood-colored, optimistic; cheerfull
scanty
insufficient; small
scrutiny
inspection; study; careful searching
tact
skill in dealing with people in difficult situations
tangible
existing materially; palpable; able to be touched
tedious
boring; tiresome trivial
temerity
recklessness; wild crazziness; lack of regard for danger
unawares
by suprise; unexpectedly
uncouth
crude; unrefined; awkward
uncouth
crude; unrefined; awkward
unruly
difficult to govern; impossible to discipline
unscrupulous
unprincipled; lacking ethical values
valor
courage; bravery
vehement
with ardor; energetically or violently forceful
ver-
has something to do with truth
verbose
excessively wordy
wily
crafty
wistful
yearning; wishful with a hint of sadness
wow
of or pertaing to golly-gee-whillikers
wrath
anger; rage
zealous
full of zeal
zenith
peak; summit; acme
zest
gusto; happy and vivacious enjoyment
zyzzyva
any of various tropical weevils of the genus Zyzzyva, often destructive to plants
abhor
to hate, dislike intensely