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abet
to aide, act as accomplice
balk
to refuse, shirk; prevent
carnal
of the flesh
daunt
to discourage, intimidate
alliteration
repetition of the beginning sounds of words
affront
personal offense, insult
bestial
beastly, animal-like
cartography
science or art of making maps
deleterious
harmful,destructive,detrimental
adversarial
antagonistic, competitive
bisect
to cut into two parts
chortle
to chuckle
demystify
to remove mystery from, clarify
copious
abundant;plentiful
analogous
comparable;parallel
bourgeois
middle-class
conglomerate
collected group or varied things
dupe
fool,pawn
dowry
money or property given by a bride to her husband
arrogate
to demand;claim arrogantly
lackadaisical
idle;lazy;apathetic
malcontent
discontented person;one who holds a grudge
nadir
lowest point
obdurate
stubborn
numismatics
coin collecting
ludicrous
laughable;ridiculous
maelstrom
whirlpool;turmoil;agitated stare of mind
neutralize
to balance;offset
omnipotent
all-powerful
nefarious
evil;wicked
luminous
bright;brilliant;glowing
matrilineal
tracing ancestry though mother's line rather than father's
officious
too helpful;meddlesome
libertine
one without moral restraint
menagerie
various animals kept together for exhibition
nondescript
lacking interesting or distinctive qualities
opprobrious
disgraceful;contemptuous
largess
generosity;gift
ebb
to fade away;recede
filibuster
use of obstructive tactics in a legislative assembly to prevent adoption of measure