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acrimony
words or behavior filled with harshness, anger, or bitterness
affable
friendly, easygoing
avarice
greed
bequeath
to leave behind or hand down through a will; transmit
cacophony
a collection of sounds or voices that don’t blend well; harshness of sound
capacious
large; roomy; spacious
choler
anger
deprecate
disapprove; belittle
desultory
lacking a plan; aimless
enervate
to sap the strength; weaken
eulogize
to praise highly; extol
foment
to stir into action; rouse; incite
hackneyed
unoriginal; trite
heed
to notice; pay attention to
impetuous
making quick decisions and taking sudden action; hasty; impulsive
indigent
very poor
innocuous
harmless; inoffensive
jaunty
lively; perky; sprightly
juxtapose
to place side by side, especially for comparison or contrast
laconic
quiet; of few words; terse
lament
to express sorrow; complain
lofty
of a great height; noble
malign
to say evil or harmful things about someone; defame; vilify
myriad
a large number; many
nefarious
extremely evil
obviate
to eliminate the need for something; to make unnecessary
onerous
burdensome; oppressive
parity
equality or equivalence; balance among a group of rivals
phlegmatic
calm; unemotional
precocious
mature at a young age
querulous
constantly complaining
redolent
strongly scented; fragrant
salubrious
promoting health
seditious
trying to incite a revolt against an authority figure
specious
having a false or misleading appearance; seemingly true, but actually false
tangent
a comment that is off the main topic
tenuous
thin; flimsy
undulate
to move in a wavy manner
vacuous
empty; stupid; purposeless
zenith
the highest point; apex
adroit
skillful in the use of hands, or in handling difficult situations
anathema
a religious curse, or the thing being cursed
banal
boring; trite; insipid
bombast
speech or writing intended to impress the audience; pompous
bumptious
pushy; obnoxiously self-assertive
convivial
fond of parties; sociable
cupidity
greed, especially for money
disparate
different
distended
swollen; extended
efface
erase
endemic
native to a particular country or among a particular group
fallacious
false; misleading
fulminate
to explode, either with sound or anger
hiatus
gap; interruption; a pause
imbue
to fill, as with a strong dye or a strong feeling
incredulous
unwilling or unable to believe
insipid
dull; flat; without sparkle or flavor
jubilant
filled with joy
languish
to lose energy or motivation; to become weak or depressed
loath
reluctant; unwilling
loquacious
talkative
lugubrious
mournful
mellifluous
smooth; sweetly flowing; sweet-sounding
neophyte
beginner; novice
obdurate
stubborn; unyielding
obsequious
behaving like a meek, spineless servant; subservient; sycophantic
partisan
blindly devoted to a cause or organization
perspicacity
mental sharpness; keen insight; shrewdness
petulance
grouchiness
repudiate
to disown; to reject
resign
to give in; to acquiesce; to relinquish
sententious
short and to the point; terse
spurious
false; fake; misleading
succor
help; assistance; relief
tantamount
equal; comparable
tenacious
strong; persistent; determined to hold on
ubiquitous
existing everywhere at the same time
unerring
without making a mistake
vacillate
to move back and forth between choices; unable to decide
wax
to grow gradually larger