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v. to assert without proof or confirmation
allege
adj. thoroughgoing out and out, shameless, blatant
arrant
n. light and playful conversation
badinage
v. to overcome the distrust of, win over, to appease, pacify, to reconcile, make consistent
conciliate
v. to cancel or reverse one order or command with another that is contrary to the first
countermand
n. one of a series of grades in an organization or field of activity, and organized military unit, a steplike formation or arrangement
echelon
v. to make more violent, severe, bitter, or painful
exacerbate
adj. stupid or foolish in a self-satisfied way
fatuous
adj. impossible to disprove, beyond arguement
irrefutable
n. a massive and inescapable force or object that crushes whatever is in its path
juggernaught
adj. lacking spirit or interest, half hearted
lacksadaisical
n. a prayer consisting of short appeals to God recited by the leader alternating with responses from the congregation, any repetitive chant, long list
litany
adj. grisly, gruesome, horrible, distressing, having death as a subject
macabre
n. an inadequate quantit, scarcity, dearth
paucity
v. to indicate beforehand that something is about to happen, to give advance warning of
portend
v. to tear down, destroy completely, to cut or scrape off or out
raze
v. to withdraw a statement or belief to which one has previously been commited, renounce, retract
recant
v. to soak thoroughly, fill to capacity, to satisfy fully
saturate
adj. of a gloomy or surly disposition, cold or sluggish in mood
saturnine
v. to cast off, discard, to get rid of something objectionable or unnecessary, to plod through as if through mud
n. a mire, a state of depression
slough