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expiate
1. to put an end to
2. (a)to extinguish the guilt incurred by (b)to make amends for
extant
1. standing out or above
2 (a)currently or actually existing (b)still existing; not destroyed or lost
fervent
1. very hot; glowing
2. exhibiting or marked by great intensity of feeling; zealous
florid
1. (a)covered with flowers (b)very flowery in style; ornate (c)elaborately decorated
2.(a) tinged with red; ruddy (b)marked by emotional ferver
3. healthy
4. fully developed; manifesting a complete and typical clinical syndrome
foliage
1. a representation of leaves, flowers, and branches for architectural ornamentation
2. the group of leaves of one or more plants
3. a cluster of leaves, flowers, and branches
forbearance
1. a refraining from the enforcement of something (as a debt, right, or obligation) that is due
2. patience
3. leniency
foreboding
an omen, prediction, or presentiment esp. of coming evil; portent
fugitive
1. running away or intending flight
2. moving from place to place; wandering
3. (a)being of short duration (b)difficult to grasp or retain; elusive (c)likely to evaporate, deteriorate, change, fade, or disappear
4. being of transient interest
furrow
1. (a)a trench in the earth made by a plow (b)plowed land; field
2. something that resembles the track of a plow as (a)a marked narrow depression; groove (b)a deep wrinkle
gaunt
1. excessively thin and angular
2. barren, desolate
gentility
1.(a)the condition of belonging to the gentry (b)gentlefolk, gentry
2.(a)decorum of conduct; courtesy (b)attitudes or activity marked by false delicacy, prudery, or affectatoin (c)superior social status or prestige evindenced by manners, possessions, or mode of life
gratuitous
1.(a)given unearned or without recompense (b)not involving a return benefit, compensation, or consideration (c)costing nothing; free
2. not called for by the circumstances; unwarranted
grievous
1. causing or characterized by severe pain, suffering, or sorrow
2. oppressive, onerous
3. serious, grave
ignominy
1. deep personal humiliation and disgrace
2. disgraceful or dishonorable conduct, quality, or action
imbibe
1. soak, steep
2.(a)to receive into the mind and retain (b)to assimilate or take into solution
3.(a)drink (b)to take in or up
imperious
1.(a)befitting or characteristic of one of eminent rank or attainments; commanding, dominant (b)marked by arrogant assurance; domineering
2. intensely compelling; urgent
implicit
1.(a)capable of being understood from something else though unexpressed; implied (b)involved in the nature or essence of something though not revealed, expressed, or developed; potential
2. being without doubt or reserve; unquestioning
import
1.(a)to bear or convey as meaning or portent; signify (b)express, state (c)imply
2. to bring from a foreign or external source as (a)to bring (as merchandise) into a place or country from another country (b)to tranfer (as files or data) from one format to another usually within a new file
3. to be of importance to; concern
impropriety
1. an improper or indecorous act or remark; esp. an unacceptable use of a word or of language
2. the quality or state of being improper
impugn
1. to assail by words or arguments; oppose or attack as false or lacking integrity
2. (a)assail (b)resist
impute
1. to lay the responsibility or blame for often falsely or unjustly
2. to credit to a person or a cause; attribute
inauspicious
not auspicious; boding ill; ill-omened; unfavorable
incantation
a use of spells or verbal charms spoken or sung as a part of a ritual of magic; a written or recited formula of words designed to produce a particular effect
inclement
lacking mildness as (a)severe in temper or action; unmerciful (b)physically severe; stormy
incongruity
the quality or state of being incongruous (not harmonious; incompatible; inconsistent)
incurious
lacking a normal or usual curiosity; uninterested
indefatigable
incapable of being fatigued; untiring
inextricable
1. forming a maze or tangle from which it is impossible to get free
2.(a)incapable of being disentangled or untied (b)not capable of being solved
infamous
1. having a reputation of the worst kind; notoriously evil
2. causing or bringing infamy; disgraceful
3. convicted of an offense bringing infamy
inopportune
inconvenient; unseasonable
inscrutable
not readily investigated, interpreted, or understood; mysterious