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calumny
false and malicious accusation, misrepresentation, slader
camaraderie
trust, sociability amongst friends
cantankerous
disagreeable, quarrelsome
carnivourous
meat-eating
cartographer
someone who makes maps
castigate
to punish, chastise,criticise severely
catnap
short, light sleep
caustic
biting, sarcastic; able to burn
profusion
abundance, extravagance
proliferate
propagate, reproduce; enlarge, expand
promulgate
to make known publicly
propagate
to spread out; to have offspring
propel
to cause to move forward
prophetic
foretelling events by divine means
proponent
advocate, defender, supporter
resilient
quick to recover, bounce back
resolute
determined; with a clear purpose
resplendent
splendid, brilliant, dazzling
restrained
controlled, repressed, restricted
retain
to hold, to keep position of
retract
to take back or draw in
retroactive
applying to an earlier time
revelry
boisterous festivity
revere
to worship, regard with awe
supplant
replace, substitute
supple
flexible, pliant
suppress
to end an activity, e.g., to prevent the dissemination of information
surfeit
excessive amount
surreptitious
secret, stealthy
surrogate
a substitute; one filling in for someone else
swarm
a large number of insects traveling in a group
swerve
to turn from a straight course
sycophant
self-serving flattering; yes-man
vindictive
spiteful, vengeful, unforgiving
virtuoso
someone with masterly skill; expert musician
virulent
extremely infections; irritating, harsh or hateful
viscous
thick, syrupy, and sticky
vitiated
corrupted; impaired
vulgar
crudely indecent; boorish; ostentatious
wane
decline, decrease in size or intensity
foolhardy
reckless, rash
forge
to advance gradually but steadily
forgery
something counterfeit or fraudulent
forlorn
dreary, deserted; unhappy; hopeless, depressing
formidable
arousing fear or dead; inspiring awe or wonder; difficult to undertake
fortitude
strength of mind
forum
public place for discussion; a public discussion
fraud
deception, hoax
disavow
refuse to acknowledge
discern
to perceive something using the senses or intellect
disclose
to make known, expose to view
discomfit
make uneasy, embarrass
discord
lack of agreement; inharmonious combination
discordance
state of disgreement
discourage
dishearten, deprive of hope or spirit
discourteous
rude
enigmatic
puzzling
enmity
hostility, antagonism, ill will
ensemble
group of parts that contribute to a whole single effect
entangle
to complicate, entwine into confusing mass, involve in
ephemeral
momentary, transient, fleeting
epilogue
concluding section of a literary work
epistolary
associated with letter writing
epitaph
engraving on a tombstone, literary piece for a dead person
equitable
fair; just and impartial
indecorous
improper, lacking good taste
indefatigable
never tired
indignant
angry, incensed, offended
indiscernible
difficult to detect
indiscertion
lack of prudence, mistake
indiscriminately
not based on careful distinctions, chaotic
indistinct
vague, unclear
indomitable
fearless, unconquerable
malediction
curse
malinger
to evade responsibility by pretending to be ill
mallet
short-handled hammer
mandate
a command or instruction
manifest
obvious
manual
small instruction book
materialism
preoccupation with wordly goods
matriarch
woman who rules family or clan
maverick
one who breaks away from group conformity and forges a new course