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Assuage
to lessen the intensity of
Malevolent
wishing to harm others; malicious
Foray
a sudden invasion; a raid
Apothecary
one who prepares and sells medicinal drugs
Predilection
a preference
Nebulous
indistinct, vague
Dictum
a noteworthy statement
Repertoire
a list of dramas, operas, pieces, or parts that a person is prepared to play
Indigenous
originated and occuring naturally in a certain place
Vapid
lacking liveliness
Tacit
expressed or carried out without words or speech
Diminutive
extremely small in size; tiny
Benevolence
disposition to do good
Auspicious
marked by favorable circumstances
Prowess
distinguished bravery
Ascertain
to make certain or exact
Aberration
a departure from the ordinary
Dismember
to cut off or disjoin the limbs
Unfathomable
impossible to understand
Arbitrate
to judge or decide
Inordinate
beyond proper limits; excessive
Mausoleum
a grand and stately tomb
Umbrage
resentment
Escapade
a wild prank; a foolish adventure
Deportment
behavior; conduct
Interrogate
to ask a question or questions
Rectitude
rightness of principal or practice
Cantankerous
cross; ill-natured
Ingenuous
free from guile; candid; naive
Obstreperous
noisy; unruly
Apoplectic
subject to loss of consciousness or mobility
Undulate
to move in wavelike motions
Analogous
corresponding; similar
Propensity
a natural tendency
Succinct
concise; brief
Connive
to secretly abet or permit a wrong
Acquiesce
to give consent; to agree
Encumber
to hinder, as with a load; to burden with obligations or difficulties
Elucidate
to make clear; to explain
Criteria
standards for comparison or judgement
Rueful
full of regret; inspiring pity
Duress
the use of force
Purloin
to steal
Irascible
easily angered
Spurious
not genuine
Pinion
to bind a person's arms or hands so they cannot be used
Perforate
to make holes through
Impertinent
disrespectful; not relevant
Heathen
one who does not believe in a religion; uncivilized
Fascist
a person who believes in a dictatorship based on aggressive nationalism, militarism, and racism
Ghetto
a section in which mostly poor minorities live
Deport
to expel from a country
Unremitting
not ceasing
Edict
an official order
Pillage
to rob by force, as in war
Harangue
(n) a long, passionate, insulting, and negative speech
(v) to give a long, insulting, passionate speech
Truncheon
a short club carried as a weapon
Portfolio
a flat, portable case for carrying loose sheets of paper
Guerilla
a member of a band of soldiers (a militia) that harasses the enemy
Constraint
force or restriction
Compulsory
required; mandatory
Abominable
very bad
Infernal
hellish; diabolical
Bestial
beastlike; brutal
Colic
painful to the abdomen
Pious
devout
Nocturnal
of the night
Lucid
easily understood; clear; rational
Congeal
to make or become solid or thick
Hooligan
a young thug or ruffian
Raucous
harsh; rowdy; disorderly
Thrash
to beat thoroughly
Livid
furiously angry
Dysentery
an infectious disease of the intestines
Summarily
without delay
Benediction
a spoken blessing
Reprieve
to delay the punishment of
Knell
the slow, deep sound of a bell
Prostrate
to cast oneself facedown, as in humility
Indeterminate
not precisely determined or established
Spasmodic
convulsive; of or marked by spasms
Dregs
the matter that settles to the bottom of a liquid; the least desirable part of something
Inert
having no inherent power to move, resist, or act
Tether
(n) a rope, chain, etc. for fastening an animal to a stake
(v) to fasten with a rope, chain, etc.
Corrugated
bent into curves and ridges
Ambidextrous
able to use both hands with equal ability
Corrobrate
to support a position or statement with evidence
Acrimonious
sharp or bitter in speech or manner
Tenet
a principle, doctrine, dogma, etc.
Mollify
to make less angry; to make less intense or severe; to soften
Complacent
feeling quiet pleasure or security
Adamant
standing firm; not giving in easily; unyielding
Stolid
unemotional; not easily moved
Vehement
showing strong feeling
Squalid
filthy and repulsive
Furtive
stealthy; sly; shifty
Sordid
morally base; filthy
Expunge
to wipe out; to obliterate
Temerity
rash boldness
Volition
will
Discreet
cautious in conduct or speech; prudent
Glean
to collect information little by little