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sullen
adj. showing silent anger and unwillingness to be pleasant to people
unkempt
adj. sloppy; messy; unclean
intrinsic
adj. relating to the essential nature of a something
contentious
adj. always ready to argue; quarrelsome
regimen
n. set of rules, usually followed for theraqeutic effect
belie
v. to picture falsely; to contradict
diligent
adj. painstaking and steady
effect
v. to bring abouto
countenance
n. appearance, esp. the expression of the face

v. to tolerate
ephemeral
adj. lasting for a short time; fleeting
captivate
v. to capture the attention or affection of, as by beauty, excellence, etc.
indolent
adj. lazy
kindling
n. dry sticks of wood used to start a fire
uniform
adj. consistent; the same for everyone
congenital
adj. present since birth; being an essential characteristic
repudiate
v. to reject as invalid or untrue
collective
adj. done by a number of people working as a group
mentor
n. a counselor or teacher
municipal
adj. relating to local government
jurisdiction
n. the extent of authority or control; the right and power to interpret and apply the law
ruthless
adj. having no compassion or pity
hue
n. a shade of color
respite
n. temporary relief
painstaking
adj. very thorough; careful
vernacular
n. informal speech; native language
civic
adj. pertaining to a city or citizen
prolific
adj. producing a lot
conflagration
n. large, disastrous fire
scale
to climb
formidable
adj. inspiring fear or dread
formidable
adj. inspiring fear or dread
liable
adj. legally obligated; likely (w/ reference to an unfavorable outcome)
facetious
adj. playfully humorous
urban
adj. relating to a city
itinerant
adj. traveling from place to place, esp. for work
trek
v. to travel or migrate, esp. slowly or with great difficulty
barbarous
adj. cruel; brutal
deploy
v. to station or assemble troops or forces in position
ineffable
adj. incapable
harange
n. a long pompous speech; a speech or piece of writing expressing strong emotion; a tirade
superfluous
adj. unnecessary; extra
revel
v. to delight, to enjoy
aethetic
adj. relating to beauty
unseemly
adj. not decent or proper
feat
n. an act or accomplishemnt showing skill
myraid
n. an indefinitely large number
amiable
adj. friendly and agreeable; sociable
bizarre
adj. very odd in manner; groteque; strange
emaciated
adj. made thin unnaturally; abnormally thin due to starvation
feign
v. to pretend; to fake
extraneous
adj. not an essential part of; unimportant
genesis
n. birth; beginning; origin
harass
v. to bother; torment
voluble
adj. talkative
parochial
adj. restricted; limited; narrow; local
culminate
v. to reach the highest point
determinate
adj. havingexact limit; final; firm in purpose
lugubrious
adj. sad or mournful esp. in a way that seems exaggerated or ridiculous
conception
formation of an idea in the mind; the start of pregnancy