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barefaced
shamelessly undisguised
mealy-mouthed
lack of frankness and directness, overly wary of speaking painly or openly, especially when admitting unpleasant truth
wary
cautious
level-headed
calm, rational and sensible under difficult situations
induce
persuade somebody to do something; produce metal or physical state
sedative
drugs inducing sadation,An agent or a drug having a soothing, calming, or tranquilizing effect.
tranquil
to become tranquil, to sedate
sedate
give sedative to someone
epidemic
fast-spreading disease; rapid development, epidemic of china
undergo
to go through experience
diffuse
spread through become scattered; scattered
inoculate
protect somebody disease
vaccine
inoculation
contagious
able to be passed by contact; capable of transmitting disease; quickly spead. Contagious disease, laughter is contagious
astonish
amaze somebody greatly
reclaim
convert wasteland; extract useful substances
laxative
drugs that promote bowel movements
feces
shit
bowel
intestine
expulsion
dismissal from a place or membership; forcing someone or something out
bowel movements
expulsion of feces
anesthesia
medically induced insensitivity to pain; loss of sensation
anesthetic
substance that dulls pain
numb
will no feeling, as a result of local anesthetic; take sensation away from someone
psychosis
loss of contact with reality
caucus
political meeting
ward
room in hostpital; prison division; custody
wanderlust
desire for traveling
starvation
state of lacking food
avaricious
greedy for wealth
pugilism
sport of boxing
pugnacious
quarrelsome
rash
thoughtless and imepetuous
foolhardy
bold but reckless
timid
lack of courage or self-assurance
counteract
lessen effect of
narcotic
an addictive drug that dulls senses; illegal drug
stimulant
angent producing increase in fuctional activity
relapse
go into former bad state; become ill after recovery
tonic
something that lifts the spirits; a medicine that makes somebody feel better
resuscitate
revive somebody
revive
recover consciousness
stygian
consistently dark and frightening
abysmal
horrible; very deep
None
cataclysm
disaster
pyre
pile of burning material
mortuary
place for dead bodies
burial
disposal of body
centurion
ancient Roman army officer
augury
portent or omen
evanescent
fleeting, disappearing after a short time
onerous
great burden or much trouble
feckless
ineffective; unlikely to be successful, feckless attempts
illusory
imaginary
pliant
supple and bending easily; adaptable; easly influenced
upbraid
scold somebody, to criticize somebody in a harsh manner
dote
show extreme fondness
fond
liking something, feeling affection, fond of something
stray
wander away, become seperated from group
conscience
sence of right and wrong
iconic
admired as an icon
intimate
hint quietly; announce
dictate
speak aloud words to be written; rule or control over people
belittle
to make small; to think lightly of
unruly
not submitting to discipline, disobedient
contraven
to act contrary to; to oppose or contradict
upshot
the final act or result
blasphemous
irreligious; away from acceptable standars
impervious
impenertrable; unaffected
verbose
wordy; talkative
antipathy
a natural dislike
repugnance
a very strong dislike or distaste
viscous
thick and sticky
static
inactive, changeless
superficial
on the surface
blithe
cheerful and carefree
voluble
fluent and talkative
arcane
mysteriously obscure
bereft
hurt by someone's death
profusion
great amount, abundance
wooden
to be expressionless or dull
amass
to collect together, to accumulate
epitome
model, representation
render
to deliever, to provide
respite
brief interval of rest
workaday
commonplace
thwart
to prevent from accomplishing a purpose, to frustrate
zealot
believer; enthusiast, fan
nettle
to annoy, to irritate
itinerary
travel plan
arid
extremely dry
colloquial
informal, casual; conversational
disparity
difference in form, character, or degree
indifferent
unconcern
contiguous
adjoining; bordering
adjoin
to be next to or share a common border; connect
subtlety
quality or state of being subtle, subtle: slight and pleasantly understated
discord
disagreement; lack of harmony
plethora
superabundance
dissent
disagreement
disparate
unequal; dissimilar; different
iota
a very small piece
gibber
to speak foolishly
valance
cover for a curtain rod
connoisseur
expert
trek
to make a journey
venue
location
luminous
emitting light
meander
to go aimlessly
taut
stretched tightly
contentious
quarrelsome
macerate
soften by soaking
commodious
spacious and convenient
quarantine
isolation of person or persons to prevent the spread of disease
peripheral
marginal; outer
decorous
showing decorum
decorum
dignity and propriety
quandary
dilemma
consecrate
to sanctify; to make sacred
cajole
to coax with insincere talk
ubiquitous
omnipresent
utopia
imaginary land with perfect social and political systems
docile
manageable; obedient, gentle
disentangle
to free from confusion
pedestrian
dull, ordinary
salient
noticeable, prominent,conspicuous
solace
hope; comfort during a time of grief
yore
former period of time
succumb
to give in; to yeild
vital
important, crucial; lively
vaunt
to boast
juncture
critical point
welter
a confused mass; turmoil
turmoil
state of great confusion; event causing confusion
ingratitude
ungratefullness, lack of gratitute
serrated
having a saw-toothed edge
pungent
sharp; stinging
deem
to consider to be
arable
suitable for plowing
placate
to appease or pacify
craven
coward; abject person
generic
common; general; universal
accede
to comply with
transpired
to take place
petty
unimportant; of subordinate standing
subordinate
lower in rank
relegated
to put to a lower position
callow
young and immature
superfluous
more than necessary
essential
necessary; basic; defining characteristic
apposite
suitable; apt; relevant
apt
very appropriate
stoke
to feed fuel to , especially a fire
guffaw
boisterous laughter
xenophobia
fear of foreigners
vogue
modern fashion
allude
to refer indirectly to something
ember
buring fragment
indecent
unacceptable and offensive to accepted standards, especially in sexual matters; improper, inappropriate
lewd
indecent, sexual in an offensive way
gourmet
food expert
pale
having little coler; fence stake
slat
thin strip of wood or metal
stake
thin pointed post in ground
dismay
discourage somebody; alarm somebody; feeling of discouragement; loss of courage
reluctant
not eager
scour
clean something by rubbing; search something carefully
ramify
branch; have complicated results
harbinger
somebody or something that foreshadows or anticipates a future event
perplex
puzzle somebody; complicate something
stickler
puzzle; somebody fussy about details
fussy
concerned with minor things
diadem
royal crown
avid
keen, eager for or enthusiastic about something
testy
impatient and easily upset or annoyed
spangle
small shiny decorations
phobia
strong fear and dislike of something
emolument
payment for work, compensation
sap
take away someone's energy
indict
to charge with a crime
embezzle
misuse entrusted money or property
entrust
give somebody responsibility for
superlative
of the highest kind or degree, superlative example…
glutton
overeater
adamant
not yielding, firm
bemuse
bewildered
bewilder
to confuse or puzzle someone completely
orthodox
traditional; accepted
euphony
pleasant combination of sounds
gauntlet
a protective glove
urbane
showing sophistication, refinement, or courtesy
melancholy
depression; gloom
wane
to grow gradually smaller
debase
to make lower in quality
churlishness
crude or surly behavior; behavior of a peasant
afoul
into conflict or trouble with someone
surly
bad-tempered, unfriendly, rude, and somewhat threatening, a person with a surly manner
crude
in raw state; vulgar
vulgar
lacking courtesy and manners
calamity
disaster
valiant
full of courage or bravery
acrid
sharp; bitter,arcid odor
odor
smell
incognito
unidentified; disguised
fatuous
unintellligent
ardent
passionate; enthusiastic
indigence
the condition of being extremely poor
salvage
to rescue from loss
savage
violent, brutal,undomesticated
hyperbole
an exaggeration
replica
copy
deprecate
to express disapproval of
resilient
recovering quickly; elastic
adroit
skillful
dogma
religious blief; a collection of beliefs
abhor
to detest, to hate
din
loud persistent noise
oust
to drive out; to eject
dichotomy
a divisio into two parts or kinds
tantallize
to tempt, to torment
demise
somebody's death; end of something
impugn
to question one's truthfulness or integrity; to criticize or cast doubt on
incidental
extraneous; unexpected
extraneous
not relevant
arbiter
one who si authorized to judge or decide
limber
supple
cynic
one who believes that others are motivated entirely by selfishness
fervor
passion; intensity of feeling
ornate
excessively decorative
fledgling
young birds with new flight feathers; inexperienced person; beginner
dolt
idiot
repeal
undo law, end the valdity of the law
annul
make something invalid
deduce
reach conclusion
bud
unopened flower
evident
obvious
cobweb
dusty spider's web
perdition
complete destruction
deter
restrain from taking action
restive
uneasy and resisting control; impatient
rousing
inciting emotion; lively
striated
marked with parallel stripes
partisan
biased supporter
disinterest
impartiality, lack of bias or self interest
flourish
be healthy or grow well
zest
exciting and enjoyable quality
plunder
rob place or steal goods
prevalent
found frequently
embrace
adopt something; make use of something; hug somebody
commend
praise someone or something(formally); prove something worthwhile
endorse
approve formally
offspring
descendants
inflict
cause suffer; to impose a burden on another, force on somebody
corpulence
obesity
connotative
implied additional meaning; containing associated meanings in addition to the primary one
reverent
respectful; feeling or showing deep love, respect, or awe
concise
in few words; brief; condensed
complaisance
the quality of being agreeable or eager to please
communal
shared or common ownership
trite
commonplace; overused
mimicry
imitation
cohesion
joining or working together; the act of holding together
embrace
adopt something; make use of something; hug somebody
endorse
approve something formally; promote some product; support someone or something; sign receipt
cosmopolitan
made up of diverse people; showing cultural diversity; knowledge and refinement from traveling;well-traveled person
futile
in vain, no practical effect or useful result
vain
excessively pround; unsuccessful
jut
stick out
content
satisfied and happy
recant
reject belief
coffer
a chest where money or valuables are kept
nautical
of the sea; having to do with sailors, ships, or navigation
sunder
break something apart; to break; to split in two
discrete
separate; individally distinct; composed of distinct parts
chortle
to make a gleeful, chuckling sound
censor
to examine and delete objectionable material
fluency
ability to write easily and expressively
berate
to scold; to reprove; to reproach; to critize
circumlocution
a roundabout or indirect way of speaking; not to the point
attenuate
to make thin or slender; to weaken or dilute
unwonted
not ordinary; unusual
harmonious
having proportionate and orderly parts
complacent
content; self-satisfied; smug
defamation
to harm a name or reputation; to slander
mire
thick mud; to cause to get stuck in wet, soggy ground
capricious
changeable; fickle
jeopardy
danger; peril
aloof
uninvolved or unwilling to become involved with other people or events; distant in interest; reserved; cool
cacophonous
sounding jaring
tycoon
wealthy leader
penitent
feeling sorry for what one has done
distention
inflation or extension
conventional
traditional; common; routine
cherish
to feel love for
insubordinate
disobedient to authority
inanimate
to be dull or spiritless; not animated; not endowed with life
diatribe
an abusive criticism
bombasic
pompous; wordy; turgid
promontory
a piece of land jutting into a body of water
ceremonious
very formal or proper
aviary
a large place or cage to keep birds
retroaction
effect, as of a law, of things done prior to the enactment
quiescent
inactive; at rest
cacophony
a harsh, inharmonious collection of sounds; dissonance
intransigent
uncompromising
baroque
extravagent; ornate
fealty
loyalty
accomplice
co-conspirator; partner; partner-in-crime
azure
the clear blue color of the sky
avarice
a greed for wealth
autocrat
an absolute ruler
juxtapose
to place side-by-side
austere
harsh; severe; strict; very plain, lacking ornament
coda
in music, a concluding passage
audacious
fearless; bold
atypical
something that is abnormal
conciliation
the act of bring disputing sides together; an attempt to make friendly or placate
astute
"clever and perceptive: shrewd and discerning, especially where personal benefit is to be derived
aspirant
a person who goes after high goals
asperity
harshness
condescending
to come down from one's positition or dignity
resolute
having determination
aspire
having particular ambition
vice
immoral habit, conduct
inert
motionless
insomnia
difficult to sleep
compromise
agreement; something accepted rather than wanted; agree by conceding(receiving less)
contend
state something; compete; struggle or deal with something; debate with somebody
erode
wear away land; destroy something gradually
multifarious
diverse
fallacy
mistaken belief or idea
erroneous
incorrect
divulge
reveal secret
prosecution
pursuit of legal action
prostitution
work of prostitute
extort
to obtain something by force or coercion
coercion
forcing of somebody to do something
underwrite
subsidize something; issue insurance;
underbid
offer less
stipulate
specify something,(conditions on agreements); demand something; make formal promise
patronize
to be condescending to; support somebody
rejuvenate
make someone young again; return original good state
deposition
witness's testimony; ousting from office; the accumulation of natural materials by a gradual procces
congeal
become or make liquid think; become or make firm
distill
create something from essential elements; emerge slowly
condense
chagne from gas to liquid; make text shorter; form denser
recuperate
regain health; get back (money)
resurrect
bring back to life
morose
gloomy
repine
feel dissatisified and complain