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aboriginal
original or earliest known; native; indiginous;primoridial
abrogate
To abolish by formal or officials means; annul; end; rescind; revoke; void; terminate
accede
To give consent or approval; adherence; assent; acquiesce
adduce
To bring forward in an argument; cite as evidence; claim
aggrandize
Tow iden in shaope; enlarge; extend; magnify
altercation
A heated or angry dispute; noisy argument
anachronism
Chronological error, where someone/thing is misplaced in history; metachronism; prolepsis; solecism
ancillary
subordinate; subsidiary; auxilary; assisting;
anomaly
deviation from the normal course; abberation
apotheosis
the evalation or exulation of one as a god; diefy
assidious
constant in application or effect; work dilligently; industrious; tenaciousl sedulous
assuage
To make milder or less severe; relieve; ease; mitigate
baleful
Full of menacing or maligning influences; pernicious
bilious
peevish; irritable; crankyl testy; cantankerous
canard
a false or baseless, usually derogatory story or rumor
carnal
characterized by the flesh of the body; merely human
circumlocution
a round about way of speaking; verbosity; garrulity
clandestine
Done in secrecy for the purposes fof of deception; covert; surreptitious
cogent
to the point, relevant, pertinent, forcibly convincing
collusion
Secret agreement for treacherous purposes, conspiracy
compunction
Any uneasiness or hesitation about rightness of an action, regret, remorse, contrition
concomitant
Existing or pccurring with something else, often in a lesser way
cupidity
Greeg, especially for money or possessions; avarice
defile
to corrupt or ruin something; degrade; decay
deleterious
Having a harmful or damaging effect on somebody; injurious hazardous; pernicious
denigrate
To attack someone's character or reputation; defame; belittle; malign; vilify
devious
Not straight foward, sincere, or honest about motives.
didactic
Containing a political or moral message
diffident
Lacking self confidence; shy
eclectic
made up of parts from various sources; multiferious
emulate
To try and equal or surpass someone that is admired
enervated
Weakened someone's physical, mental, or moral vitality or stamina; fatigued; exhausted; dedicated
enigmatic
Having a quality of ambiguity, and so hard to understand or interpret
erudite
Having or showing great knowledge from studying; sapiant
euphemism
A word substituted for another as to be less offensive
excoriate
To severely censor someone or something; denounce. To tear off skin of; chafe
extirpate
To completely get rid of something considered undesirable; exterminate; obliterate; annihilate
fortuitous
Happening by chance, especially giving rise to a fortunate outcome, unplanned
heinous
Shockingly evil or wicked; despicable; abominable
ignominy
Total loss of self respect, or incurring dishonor, infamy, or public disgrace
impassive
Showing no outward sign of emotion; apathetic; insensate
Impecunious
Having little or no money; impoverished; indigant
importune
To ask somebody consistantly and forcefully; implore; supplicate
incontrovertible
Incapable of being disproven. Irrefutible, un-deniable, un-questionable
indolence
Lazy/sluggish. Giving little effort, lethargy, inertness
Inexorable
Not to be persuaded. Un-relenting, stubborn, un-yielding, inflexible, intractable, obdurate
inordinate
Beyond proper ;imits. Excessive; disproportionate
intercede
Mediate a dispuite between two parties; intervene, arbitrate, mediate
internecine
Accompanied by mutual slaughter; extremely destructive; ruinous; a holocaust
intransigent
Refusing to compromise; uncompromising; inexorable
irascible
Easily provoked to anger. Bad tempered, cantankerous, testy, prone to angry out bursts.
lethargic
Disinclined to move; sluggishl; slow; lazy; inert; passive; apathetic; languid
malevolence
Wishing evil to others; hatred; hostile; resentment; malice; acrimony
mendacious
Un-true, untruthful; deceitful; treacharous; false; perfidious
meretricious
Deceitfully alluring; tawdry; pseudo; fraudulent
moribound
In a dying state or near death; doomed
obdurate
Resisting entreaty; hard hearted; cynical
odious
Deserving of hatred; repugnant; spiteful; vile; abominable
officious
Meddling; obtrusive; arrogant. Excessive in offering advice.
onus
A burden, disagreeable respnsibility, a liability
ostensible
Appearing outwardly, professed; seemin; implied
overt
In plain view; open. Not done in secrecy
palliate
Relieve without curing, as a disease. Mitigate, alleviate, assauge, relieve.