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quizzical
questioning
radiant
glowing, beaming; emitting heat
radical
extreme, marked departure from teh norm
rail
to scold with bitter or abusive language
ramble
to roam, wander; to babble, disgress
rancorous
bitter, hateful
rascal
playful, mischievous person; a scoundrel
raspy
rough, grating
raucous
harsh sounding; boisterous
reactionary
marked by extreme conservatism, especially in politics
scruntinise
to observe carefully
scurry
scamper, run lightly
secrete
release fluids
sedative
something that calms or soothes
sequel
literary or artistic work that continues a previous piece
serendipity
habit of making fortune discoveries by chance
servile
overly submissive
setback
change from better to worse
shabby
worn-out, threadbare, deteriorated
tonic
a promoter of physical or mental health
torpic
lethargic; unable to move; dormant
touchstone
something used to test the excellence of others, standard
tourniquet
bandage that pressures an artery in order to stop bleeding
tractable
easily managed or controlled
trait
distinguishing feature; quality
transcribe
to copy; reproduce, record
transient
temporary, short-lived, fleeting
travesty
An exaggerated or grotesque imitation
treachery
willful betrayal of trust
coherent
intelligible, lucid, understandable
cohesion
act or state of sticking together; close union
collaborator
someone who helps on a task
colloquial
characteristic of informal speech
collusion
collaboration, complicity, conspiracy.
combative
eager to fight
commemorate
to serve as memorial to
commentary
series of explanations or interpretations
hallmark
specific feature, characteristic
harangue
pompous speech, tirade
harass
irritate, torment
haughty
arrogant and condescending
hazardous
dangerous, risky, perilous
heckler
someone who tried to embarrass and annoy others
hedonism
pursuit of pleasure as a goal
heed
pay attention to
heinous
shocking, wicked, terrible
hesitant
doubtful, reluntant
hierarchy
ranking system of authority groups
divert
to turn aside, to distract
divination
foretelling the future using supernatural means
divisive
creating disunity or conflict
divulge
to make known
dogmatic
rigidly fixed in opinion, opinionated
drab
faded, dull, dreary
drawback
disadvantage, inconvenience
drub
defeat soundly, beat
exculpate
to clear of blame or fault, vindicate
excursion
short journey, usually for pleasure
exemplary
outstanding, an example to others
exemplify
to show by example
exhaust
to wear out; use up completely
exhortation
speech that advises or pleads
exorbitant
extravagant, greater than reasonable
expedite
to speed up the progress of
expertise
skill or knowledge in a particular area
instantaneous
immediate, without delay
insular
isolated, provincial
integrate
to incorporate, unite
integrity
decency, honesty, wholeness
intemperate
immoderate, extreme
interlocutor
someone taking part in a dialogue
interlude
an intervening period of time
interminable
endless
intransigent
uncompromising, refusing to be reconciled
intrepid
fearless
missive
note or letter
mitigate
to soften or make milder
mock
to deride, ridicule
moderate
ressonable, not extreme
modest
shy; plain, unassuming; moderate in size
modesty
propriety in speech, dress, or behaviour
modicum
small or token amount
modulate
to change pitch, intensity, or tone; to regulate
momentary
short-lived, lasting only for a short time
momentous
very important or significant