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Aggrandize
Aggrandize - to increase in power, influence and reputation
Anachronism
Anachronism - something out of place in time
Apocryphal
Apocryphal - of questionable authority or authenticity
Audacious
Audacious - fearless and daring
Capricious
Capricious - changing one's mind quckly and often
Caustic
Caustic - biting wit
Chicanery
Chicanery - deception by means of craft or guile
Cogent
Cogent - convincing and well-reasoned
Dilatory
Dilatory - intended to delay
Ephemeral
Ephemeral - lasting a short time
Fervid
Fervid - intensely emotional, feverish
Inchoate
Inchoate - not fully formed, disorganized
Maligner
Maligner - to evade responsibility by pretending to be ill
Obdurate
Obdurate - hardened in feeling, resistant to persuasion
Obviate
Obviate - to prevent; to make unnecessary
Perfidious
Perfidious - willing to betray one's trust
Prodigal
Prodigal - lavish, wasteful
Quiescent
Quiescent - motionless
Soporific
Soporific - causing sleep or lethargy
Stolid
Stolid - unemotional, lacking sensitivity
Viscous
Viscous - thick and adhesive, like a slow flowing fluid
Adulterate
Adulterate - to make impure
Abscond
Abscond - to leave secretly
Amalgamate
Amalgamate - to combine, to mix together
Antagonize
Antagonize - to annoy or provoke to anger
Arbitrate
Arbitrate - to judge a dispute between two opposing parties
Articulate
Articulate - able to speak clearly and expressively
Bolster
Bolster - support, prop up
Burnish
Burnish - to polish
Convoluted
Convoluted - intricate and complicated
Crescendo
Crescendo - steadily increasing in volume or force
Deride
Deride - to speak of or treat with contempt, to mock
Diatribe
Diatribe - an abusive, condemnatory speech
Eclectic
Eclectic - selecting from or made up from a variety of sources
Eloquent
Eloquent - persuasive and moving, especially in speech
Dogmatic
Dogmatic - dictatorial in one's opinions
Efficacy
Efficacy - effectiveness
Embellish
Embellish - to add ornamental or ficttious details
Engender
Engender - to produce, cause, or bring about
Erudite
Erudite - learned, scholarly, bookish
Eulogy
Eulogy - speech in praise of someone
Exculpate
Exculpate - to clear from blame, prove innocent
Explicit
Explicit - clearly stated or shown; forthright in expression
Fortuitous
Fortuitous - happening by chance, fortunate
Gregarious
Gregarious - outgoing, sociable
Homogenous
Homogenous - of a similar kind
Impervious
Impervious - impossible to penetrate; incapable of being affected
Innocuous
Innocuous - harmless
Inundate
Inundate - to overwhelm, to cover with water
Lament
Lament - to express sorrow, to grieve
Laud
Laud - to give praise, to glorify
Loquacious
Loquacious - talkative
Meticulous
Meticulous - extremely careful about details
Mollify
Mollify - to calm or make less severe
Opaque
Opaque - impossible to see through, preventing the passage of light
Paradox
Paradox - a contradiction or dilemma
Pervasive
Pervasive - to be present throughout, to permeate
Placate
Placate - to soothe or pacify
Pragmatic
Pragmatic - practical as opposed to idealistic
Pristine
Pristine - fresh and clean, uncorrupted
Propriety
Propriety - acting in a proper manner, obeying rules and customs
Reticent
Reticent - silent, reserved
Taciturn
Taciturn - silent, not talkative
Transitory
Transitory - temporary, lasting a brief time
Veracity
Veracity - filled with truth and accuracy
Whimsical
Whimsical - lightly acting in a fanciful or capricious manner; unpredictable