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Transcend
v. to surpass
Diffuse
adj. widely spread or scattered
laconic
adj. concise
farce
n. an exaggerated comic play
definitive
adj. complete
empirical
adj. relying on observation
moribund
adj. about to die
lampoon
n. a written piece that jokes or ridicules
noxious
adj. poisonus
adjunct
n. attached in a dependant position
exalt
v. to glorify or praise
austere
adj. severe or stern
raillery
n. good natured teasing
salubrious
adj. favorable to good health
parody
n. a mockery
prostrate
v.to reduce to extreme weakness
regale
v. to entertain
tenuous
adj. flimsy
scourge
n. a cause of great devastation
unscathed
adj. uninjured
maudlin
adj. overly sentimental
irresolute
adj. undecided
dour
adj. marked by harshness, sterness
arcane
adj. mysterious
bowlderize
v. to simplify a work
contumacy
n. a stubborn rebelliousness
educe
v. to draw out
draconian
adj. very severe
eclat
n. brilliant success
fathom
v. to comprehend
Transcend
v. to surpass
Diffuse
adj. widely spread or scattered
laconic
adj. concise
farce
n. an exaggerated comic play
definitive
adj. complete
empirical
adj. relying on observation
moribund
adj. about to die
lampoon
n. a written piece that jokes or ridicules
noxious
adj. poisonus
adjunct
n. attached in a dependant position
exalt
v. to glorify or praise
austere
adj. severe or stern
raillery
n. good natured teasing
salubrious
adj. favorable to good health
parody
n. a mockery
fathom
v. to comprehend
adumbrate
v. to describe vaguely
bedlam
n. noisy confusion
audacious
adj. fearless
limpid
adj. calm, tranquil
obsequious
adj. fawning
impervious
adj. incapable of being affected
obdurate
adj. hardhearted
manifest
v. to reveal
stentorian
adj. extremely loud
pertinacity
n. stubborness
nebulous
adj. cloudy, hazy
stoic
adj. unaffected by feelings
levity
n. a light and humorous manner
pestilence
n. a fatal or epidemic disease
compatriot
n. a colleague
garrulous
adj. wordy
florid
adj. flushed with rosy color
amalgamate
v. to unite
exhort
v. to appeal strongly
avarice
n. extreme greed
conclave
n. a secret meeting
gist
n. the central idea
insatiable
adj. impossible to satisfy
contiguous
adj. adjacent
histrionic
adj. excessively dramatic
inundate
v. to flood with water
buffoon
n. a clown
axiomatic
adj. self-evident
atrophy
v. to wither away
parity
n. equality
polemic
n. a controversial argument
prodigal
adj. wastefully extravagant
diverge
v. to branch out
peremptory
adj. not allowing refusal
parsimony
n. extreme stinginess
synergy
n. the interaction of merged forces resulting in a greater effect
vivacious
adj. lively
replete
v. to replenish
probity
total integrity
belie
to misrepresent
scruplulas
conscientious
forthright
direct, honest
dissemble
to disguise behind a false appearance
perfiduous
trecherous
nefarious
wicked,infamous
spurious
not genuine
cladestire
done in secret
disengenuous
pretending to be unaware, playing dumb
hiatus
a gap, break
transence
an impermanence
pristine
unspoiled
extant
still in existence
eon
an infinitely long period of time
perpetuity
an eternity
concomitant
occuring at the same time
irrevocable
irreversable
inure
to accustom to something undesireable
redress
to right a wrong
clemency
mercy
restitution
compensation
vindicate
to clear of blame
iniquity
wickedness
bilk
to cheat someone out of money
impute
to attribute fault/ to blame
abscond
to leave quickly to avoid arrest
reprehensible
deserving of criticism
contrite
regretful
paradox
a difficult problem
patent
obvious, apparent
adduce
to cite as an example
cryptic
having a hidden meaning
perspicacity
a sharpness
rudimentary
elementary
confound
to make confused
construe
to interpret
equivocate
to use evasive language
conondrum
a dilemma
outlandish
strikingly bizzare
unwonted
unusual
eccentricity
the quality of being unconventional
anomaly
a departure from the norm
paragon
a model of excellence
mundane
a commonplace
incongruous
incompatible
aberrant
abnormal
endemic
common in a certain location
ubiquituous
seeming to be everywhere
avarice
greed
prodigal
lavish
martinet
a rigid military disciplinarian
dialectic
reaching the truth by opposing arguments
parity
equality
cognate
words from two diff languages that sound the same
inflection
a change in tone of voice
orthography
a spelling system
paradigm
a model
philology
the study of the history of language
phonology
the sound system of language
rejoiner
a witty answer
clandestine
done in secret
perfidious
treacherous