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audacious
bold, daring, fearless
augment
to expand, extend
auspicious
having favourable prospects, promising
authoritarian
demanding absolute obedience to authority
autonomous
separate, independent
avian
of, or relating to, birds
Awe
reverence, respect, wonder
balk
to refuse, shirk; prevent
banality
the quality of being trite, commonplace, or predictable
morality
concerned with right and wrong
morass
marsh, an area of soggy ground
morose
gloomy, sullen, or surly
muddle
to jumble, to confuse; to bungle
mundane
ordinary; commonplace
munificent
generous
mutter
to grumble or complain
mystify
to confuse or puzzle, to make obscure
mythical
fictitious element belonging to ancient stories
naive
lacking experience and understanding
reap
to obtain a return, often a harvest
rebate
deduction in amount to be paid
rebuff
to bluntly reject
recall
remember; cancel, revoke; to take back
reckless
careless, rash
reconciliation
the act of agreement after a quarel, the resolution of a dispute
recrimination
counter accusation
redouble
to make intensity twice as great
redundancy
unnecessary repetition
refinement
improvement, elegance
shroud
to shut off from sight
shun
avoid deliberately
signpost
indication, guide
skepticism
doubt, disbelief; uncertainty
skirt
to evade; pass close, circle around
sluggish
lazy, inactive
smug
excessively self-satisfied
sociable
friendly, gracious
socialise
take part in group activities
solace
comfort in distress; consolation
solicitous
concerned, attentive; eager
treatise
formal discourse on a subject
tremulous
trembling; quivering; fearful, timid
trigger
to set off, initiate
trivialise
cause to appear insignificant
trove
collection of valuable items
truculent
fierce, scathing; disposed to fight
turmoil
state of extreme confusion or agitation
turpitude
inherent vileness, foulness, depravity
unalterable
unchangeable
undermine
to sabotage, thwart
compelling
urgently requiring attention, forceful
compensate
to repay or reimburse
complacence
self-satisfaction, lack of concern
compliant
submissive and yielding
composed
serene, calm
comprehensive
very large in scope
hindrance
impediment, clog; stumbling block
hindsight
perception of events after they happen
hodgepodge
jumble, mixture of assorted objects
hoist
lift, raise
humane
merciful, kindly
hypocrisy
the profession of beliefs that one doesn't really possess
hypothesis
assumption, theory requiring proof
idealist
someone that is unrealistic and impractical in their beliefs
illegible
unreadable, undecipherable
illuminate
to ill with light
dubious
arousing doubt, doubtful
duplicate
an exact copy
duplicity
deception, dishonesty, double-dealing
dwarf
to make look small by comparison
ebb
to fade away, recede
eccentric
abnormal, unconvetional
eclectic
made up of elements from different sources
ecstasy
intense joy or delight
ecstatic
joyful
exploit
take advantage of
expropriate
forcibly take one's property
expurgate
to censor
extant
still in existence
extensive
large in range, comprehensive
extenuating
partially excusing
exterminate
destroying completely, annihilate
external
exterior, relating to an outer part
extol
to praise
extravagant
lavish; unreasonably high, exorbitant
intricate
elaborate, complex
intruder
a trepasser
intrusion
trespass, invasion of another's privacy
inundate
to cover with water, to overwhelm
invariable
constant, unchanging
inventory
the quality of goods on hand
investigate
examine, look into
investment
a commitment of time, support, or money
inviolable
safe from violation or assault
iridescent
showing many lustrous colours