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lackluster
lacking excitement, enthusiasm, energy, or passion
sublime
beautiful, excellent
pacifist
believer in pacifism
pac/peac
peace.
pact
a formal agreement, as between nations
pacifier
someone that eases anger or agitation of
anxiety
feeling of worry
agitation
nervous anxiety
merit
value, good quality, praiseworthy characteristic of somebody or something
contemplate
consider
radical
basicly
in spite of
despite of, regardless of
excruciate
torture somebody, torment somebody
incapacitating
deprive of effectiveness
deprive
not allow to have; take away, deprive you from your party
tangential
slightly relevant
momentous
highly significant
contemporary
of the same time
bizarre
odd
intolerance
unable to tolerate something
dissent
disagree, disagreement
insistence
maintained assertion
assertion
a statement that something is true
compliance
in compliance with, the state or act of conforming with or agreeing to do something
conform
behave acceptable, following a standard
squander
use something wastefully, squander our existing resources
belie
give false impression
unanimous
agreed on by everyone. be unanimous in something
disposition
personality, behavioral tendency
dispose
make somebody will, not dispose to do something, incline somebody;settle, put in place
ambulate
to walk or move from one place to anther
congenital
describes an unusual condition present at birth, a congenital disorder
witty
using words cleverly
terse
abrupt
discontent
dissatisfied unhappiness
tact
able to avoid giving offences, discretion
discretion
an intuitive sense of what is right or appropriate
oath
solemn promise
merely
only
scruple
moral or ethical consideration
set forth
state
circumscribe
resrict, to limit the power of somebody to act independently
affect
pretending to have
indigent
extremely poor
precocious
mentally advanced in age, ripen early
petulant
ill-tempered, sulky
insipid
dull,flavorless
conspicuous
easily visible
prominent
noticable
desert
abandon place or person, abandon
deficient
lacking, deficient in something
inception
beginning (formal), since inception
conduct
behavior
provoke
make someone angry
verdict
jury decision
inflict
cause suffering
adaptation
something adapted to fit, a film adaptation of a novel
adaptation
something adapted to fit, a film adaptation of a novel
promptly
Done immediately with no delay
vigorours
very healthy
pedant
Somebody too concerned with rules or details
prevaricate
lying by giving equivocal answers
courteous
polite
utmost
of the greatest degree, number or amount
perceive
noticing using senses, understand or comprehend
preclude
to prevent something
informed
have knowledge, fully aware
probity
moral integrity
menace
possible source of danger
plea
urgent request
entreaty
desperate plea
slander
vilify
defame
harm someone's reputation
odious
hateful
readily
promptly, without hesitation
anthology
any collection
disclose
reveal
testimonial
recommendation, reference
slump
collapse
integrate
fit in with group
disintegrate
break into fragments; lose wholeness
undertaking
task
cede
surrender something
indulge
allow yourself or somebody else to experience something enjoyable
infidel
unbeleiver
bitter
strong and sharp in taste; hostile; difficult to accept
resentment
ill feeling
infidelity
unfaithfulness, especially to a sex partner
vile
disgusting, very unpleasant
torment
inflict pain on somebody or something
pessimism
tendancy to expect the worst
treacherous
traitorous
sullen
hostilely silent
grumpy
in bad mood
exaggerate
overstate something
knotty
puzzling or hard to explain, the mystery was knotty
depict
to describe
vantage
position giving an advantage
pallor
lack of facial color
miser
stingy person
mercurial
quick; changeable, the mercurial actions
melodious
pleasing to hear
paradigm
typical example, prototype, model, pattern
conceit
an exaggerated personal opinion, belief was pure conceit
impeccable
perfect,flawless beyond criticism
gravity
seriousness
impecunious
poor;having no money, great depression made families impecunious
contempt
attitude of utter disgust or hatred
abject
of the worst or lowest degree, an abject person
sojourn
temporary stay, the guest remained only for a sojourn
concede
reluctantly accept something to be true; to acknowledge; to admit; to surrender; to abandon one's postion
affiliated
to connect or associate with
irrepairable
not repariable
haughty
condescending, acting in a superior way and arrogant way
suppress
to bring to and end; to hold back
commiserate
to show sympathy
irreproachable
without blame or faults
abase
to degrade; to humiliate; to disgrace; absed his children whenever they fail
ingenuous
noble; candid; naïve
intrepid
fearless, bold
codify
to organize laws or rules into a systematic collection (code)
garble
distort or confuse
jester
entertainer
inveterate
firmly established
jollity
fun
yoke
harness; collar; bond, by the yoke around its neck and face
solicit
plead for something
specious
apparently, but not actually true
approbatory
approval, approbatory remark
desist
to stop or cease
replete
well supplied, fully equipped, kitchen was replete with food
caprice
impulsive tendency, a sudden unpredictable move
duress
force, held under duress
meticulous
extremely careful and precise
impale
to piece through with a pointed object, knight was impaled by the sharp lance
conundrum
word puzzle
lecherous
expressing lewdness in a way regarded as distasteful
rebuttal
refuting statement
refute
prove something wrong
consternation
terror that causes confusion
pittance
small allowance
coagulate
to become semisolid
saunter
to walk at a leisurely pace, to stroll
condone
to overlook; to forgive
percussion
striking one object against another
luxuriant
grow profusely, luxuriant flowers
burly
strong; bulky; stocky
catalyst
anything which creates a situation in which change can occur
malicious
spiteful, vindictive
malefactor
an evil person
reproach
to blame and thus make feel ashamed; to rebuke
apocryphal
couterfeit; not true
ingratiate
seek to please somebody
scanty
inadequate; sparse
paradigm
typical example; model
nefarious
evil, wicked, villainous, nefarious ruler
lethal
deadly
mandate
order, charge
determinate
distinct limits,exact limits
imbue
to dye or permeate
nostrum
a questionable remedy
remedy
way of putting things right
refurbish
to make new; to renovate
satire
a play or novel that uses humor or irony to expose folly
repudiate
to reject to cancel
noxious
harmful to one's health
halcyon
tranquil; happy
flaccid
lacking firmness, old dogs flaccid tail
innuendo
hint; insinuation
rife
full of, rife with
torpid
lethargic
putrefy
to decompose; to rot
sagacious
wise
inchoate
rudimentary
bungler
a clumsy person
invoke
to call upon, to ask for
evoke
stimulate memories from the past; cause reaction or feeling, evoke childhood memories, evoke a bitter retort
august
splendid
lunge
a sudden strong attacting movement forward
pejorative
expressing disapproval
adversary
foe, an enemy
debilitate
to enfeeble, to wear out
perceptive
full of insight, well aware
tyranny
absolute power, autocracy
wither
to shrivel, to cut down
tensile
undergoing tension
indelible
permanent
polemicist
a person skilled in agruement
stanza
division of poem, group of lines in a poem having a definite pattern
phlegmatic
unexcitable
veracioius
accurate
homage
honor, respect
obsequious
too eager to please or obey
rustic
plain and simple, of or living in the country
sovereign
superiour
premise
the basis for an argument
remorse
guilt; sorrow
impede
hamper, hinder
jocund
jolly
puchritude
beauty
rebuff
a blunt refusal to offer help
raucous
unpleasantly loud,harsh, hoarse
pious
religious
regal
royal, grand, regal castle, regal home
recalcitrant
stubbornly rebellious
inconclusive
not the final or definite result
incredulous
skeptical, unbelieving
repast
food that is eaten
hamper
to interfere with
reticent
silent, the reticent girl
somber
dark and derpessing; gloomy, somber mood
subjugate
force into submission
defer
to give way to the merit of, I defer to your superior knowledge
archetype
prototype
amorphous
having no determinate form
saga
a legend
malleable
easy to shape or bend
indecipherable
illegible
discourse
serious conversations; to communicate in a orderly fashion
stately
impressively weighty and dignified, grand and imposing
condescend
acting in a haughty way
reckless
without thought of danger
elaborate
complex;finely or richly decorated; detailed and thorough
harsh
difficult to endure; punitive;unpleasant to senses
mortify
shame somebody
sedition
a revolt
revolt
to try to overthrow an existing government
debacle
chaotic failure, disaster
steadfast
loyal
rectify
to correct
correlate
to bring into mutual relation
ratify
to make valid, confirm
compliant
complying; obeying; yielding
adept
skilled
inaudible
not able to be heard
whet
to sharpen, cooking whetted her appetite
mundane
ordinary, commonplace
slothful
lazy
stoic
impassive, unemotional
foist
to falsely identify as real
waft
move gently by the wind or breeze, the smoke wafted out of the chimney
soporific
causing sleep
solemnity
seriousness
devoid
lacking
conglomeration
mixture; collection
sordid
filthy; base; vile, the sordid gutters
stagnant
motionless, not flowing or moving, inactive, not developing
tenuous
extremely delicate and fine
anecdote
a short account of happenings
bastion
strong supporter; a fortified place or strong defence
mar
to spoil by doing damage
shoddy
of inferior quality; cheap
chastised
to punish; to discipline
liaison
conneciton link, liaison between the faculty and the student body
stridency
harshness or shrillness sound
intercede
to plead on be behalf of another; to mediate
constrain
to force, compel
mesmerize
to hpynotize
aseptic
germ free
undermined
to weaken; to ruin
convoke
to call to assemble
breadth
the distance from one side to antoher
synthetic
insincere, not real, rather artificial
desecrate
insult something holy
knavery
cunning behavior
sarcasm
ironic
tepid
lukewarm, showing little enthusiasm
cower
to crouch down in fear or shame
innocuous
harmless
vendetta
feud
feud
long violent dispute; continuous hostility
fortuitous
happening accidentally by luck
vilify
to speak abusively of, slander, to malign someone
skulk
to move secretly, implies sinister intent
disarray
state of disorder
cant
jargon of a particular group or occupation; insincere statements of high ideals
immutable
unchangeable, permanent
thrify
frugal, economical
amalgamate
to mix; to merge, to combine
infamy
a bad reputation
truculent
fierce; savage; cruel
tranquillity
peaceful state; stillness
tumid
swollen;inflated
ungainly
clumsy and unattractive
guise
appearance
hefty
heavy or powerful
oaf
someone clumsy, unintelligent, noisy oaf
ingenious
inventive, clever and effective
paramount
greatest in importance or significance
sacred
of religion, inviolable
lofty
of highest rank, exalted
exalted
high-spirited, elevated, noble
pertain
have relevance; be appropriate; be part or belong
collude
work secretly with somebody to do something illegal or undesired
analgesic
pain-relieve
truss
to tie something or somebody tightly
confine
to limit something to somebody; limitation; prison
longing
yearning; to want something badly but unattainable
blasphemous
irreligious; away from acceptable standards
epic
long poem, serious of event; very large or heroic
aggression
hostile attitude
bellicosity
warlike
bel
war
burlesque
mockery by ludicrous imitation
ludicrous
absurdly ridiculous
imp
imp; mischievous child
mischievous
playfully naughty and troublesome
diligence
persisent effort
sage
wise person
longevity
long life
crone
woman over 40
amnesia
memory loss
paralysis
loss of movement
premeditation
reflection b4 action
nourish
give food to; helpt to develop
denude
strip bare
adorn
embellish; add decoration, make more beautiful
inflame
to provoke a powerful responce
delimit
establish limits of
antebellum
before the ware
rebel
a person who reisists authority, control, or tradition
belligerent
warlike, given to waging war
spurious
not genuine
defective
faulty
de
away, off, down, completely, reversal
defile
corrupt something; to make dirty
defame
to harm one's reputation
delineate
to describe to explain in detail; draw the outline of
platitute
banal statement
trite
overused
omen
a prophetic sign
prophetic
correctly predicting
portentous
significant in terms of future events
hangar
where airplanes are built and repaired
furtive
secretive
deface
to spoil appeaeance
compel
force somebody, I was compelled to listen.
antediluvian
outdated( humorous)
indignant
angry at unfairness
exalt
praise or promote somebody or something
deteriorate
become worse in quarlity, value, or strength; degenerate
consent
give permission, agree
spectrum
distribution of color light, like a rainbow; range of values( with extreme limits). A spectrum of opinoions between 2 extremes
organsim
living thing
verse
line of poem
scale
series of music notes
forethought
thought for future
headlong
with too much haste, with out forethought
single-handed
unaided