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Affable
Easy to talk to, friendly, kind, gentle
Atrophy
To waste away or deteriorate
Capricious
Likely to change suddenly and for no reason
Complacent
Self-satisfied, unconcerned, smug
Corroborate
To confirm, to support with other evidence
Diligent
industrius, hard working, assiduous
Egregious
remarkably bad, offensive
Epiphany
a sudden realization
Fastidious
not easy to please, particular, daintily refined
guile
slyness, cunning, skillful deceit
Imperious
arrogant, domineering, overbearing
Infamous
having a bad reputation, notorious
Languish
to beome weak, to suffer with longing
Malign
To make evil, harmful statements, to slander
Miserly
greedy and stingy
Omnipotent
having unlimited power
Pious
devoutly religious
Prevail
To be victorious over, to be stronger
Purge
to cleanse or purify by elimination
Reprove
to find fault with, to express disapproval
sedentary
tending to sit too much of the time
surreptitious
stealthy, secret
trite
overused, not original
verbose
wordy, long-winded
wily
sly, clever
acquiesce
to agree passively
antithesis
contrast, exact opposite
bilious
irritable
clemency
a merciful, kind, or leniant act
contrite
feeling regret for wrongdoings
deleterious
harmful
doleful
filled with grief, mournful
enigma
puzzle, mystery
exonerate
to free from blame
garrulous
wordy and rambling, talkative
heinous
grossly wicked, hatefully bad
incite
to provoke and urge on
innocuous
harmless, having no bad effect
levity
lightness of manner or speech
meticulous
extremely careful, concerned with details
nullify
to make invalid, invalidate
perfunctory
done routinely, not thorough
preclude
to make impossible, prevent
prudent
cautious, careful, prude
remote
located far away, faint or slight
sanguine
cheerfully confident, optimistic
subtle
slight, not obvious
tenacious
holding firmly
vacillate
to fluctuate, to sway indecisively
remote
located far away, faint or slight
vacuous
empty, lacking intelligence
adversary
opponent, enemy
arduous
laborious, difficult to do, strenuous
brevity
breifness, shortness, terseness
coercion
the act of forcing to act in a certain way
copious
plentiful, abundant
deprecate
to express disapproval of
duplicity
tricky or dishonest dealing
enmity
deep-seated, often mutual hatred
expedite
to speed up or make easy
glib
done with a natural, offhand ease
heresy
controversial or unorthodox opinion or doctrine
incredulous
disbelieving or skeptical
indict
to charge with having committed a crime
insipid
without flavor, unexciting, dull
loquacious
very talkative
Misanthrope
one who hates or distrusts all people
obliterate
to do away with completely
pariah
a social outcast
pejorative
tending to make or become worse
presumptuous
overstepping proper bounds, too bold or forward
repeal
to revoke, cancel, or annul
scrupulous
conscientious and exact, principled
superfluous
being more than is needed or wanted
terse
brief and to the point
vindicate
to clear from blame, accusation, or suspicion
aesthetic
artistically beautiful or pleasing
assiduous
diligent, unceasing, persistant
cajole
to coax with flattery and insincere talk
compel
to pressure by force
cordial
warm and friendly
didactic
morally instructive, boringly pedantic
eclectic
combining elements from a variety of sources
ephemeral
lasting for a markedly brief time
facilitate
to make easy or easier
gregarious
seeking and enjoying others' company
impede
to delay or obstruct the process of
inept
inappropriate, foolish, incompetent
laconic
terse or concise
lugubrious
exaggeratedly mournful or gloomy
misconstrue
to think of or explain wrongly
obstinate
unreasonably determined to have one's own way
phlegmatic
hard to make excited or active, dull
pretentious
claiming to be more important, elegant, etc. than is so
pugnacious
eager and ready to fight, quarrelsome
reprimand
to scold harshly or formally
scrutinize
to look at carefully or examine closely
surly
bad-tempered, rude and unfriendly
transient
passing away with time, temporary
veracity
truthfulness, accuracy or precision
whimsical
full of or characterized by odd or fanciful notions
Assuage
to make something bad less severe
Carte blanche
unrestricted power or authority
concoct
to devise using skill and intelligence, to prepare by mixing ingredients
demure
modest and reservedly shy
disavow
to disclaim knowledge of, responsibility for, or association with
ennui
boredom, the blues, melancholy
faux pas
a social blunder
impugn
to attack by words or arguments, to expose as false
incessant
continuing without interruption
infallible
incapable of falling or making a mistake
insidious
working or speading harmfully in a subtle or stealthy manner
Malaise
an indefinite feeling of weakness or lack of health
minutia
a small or trivial detail
nebulous
vague, hazy
nonchalance
casual lack of concern
palpable
easily perceived, capable of being touched or felt
perennial
lasting throughout the years, appearing again and again
perspacity
quick understanding, perceptiveness
pliable
easily bent or shaped, easily persuaded
protege
one whose welfare or career is promoted by an influential person
subjective
personal, colored by feelings, unobjective
superficial
trivial, insignificant, shallow
tete-a-tete
a private conversation between two people
unwieldy
difficult to carry or manage because of bulk or shape