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to decrease or diminish
arid
very dry
gaunt
very thin and bony
revile
to criticize with abusive language
deleterious
harmful to one's health
(ous)
penurious
extremely stingy or miserly
quandary
a state of uncertainty
recuperate
to heal or return to good health
hackneyed
over-used and old-fashioned
hoary
very old or gray from old age
obsolete
no longer useful, out of date (ob)
posterity
all of a person's descendants (post)
absolved
free from guilt or blame (ab)
contrition
deep regret of doing something wrong
obdurate
stubborn (ob)
penitent
feeling or expressing remorse for a wrongdoing
adage
old saying usually considered to be true
assert
to state a viewpoint
cumulative
increasing through successive addition
oration
a formal speech
preamble
an introduction to a formal document (pre)
deteriorate
to get worse (de)
quibble
to complain about little things
rift
a narrow break
squalid
appearing dirty or wretched
cacophony
jarring and unpleasing sounds
evanescence
lasting a short time, fading away gradually (esce)
mercurial
fickle
volatile
easily changeable, quick to explode
rout
an overwhelming defeat or to defeat
livid
discolored, bruised, or very angry
opulent
rich, characterized by wealth
tome
book, esp. large & scholarly one
adamant
stubborn and persistent
wily
cunning and crafty
capricious
unpredictable and impulsive(ous)
contemptuous
expressing disdain or extreme dislike(ous)
rancorous
showing hatred or ill-will(ous)
staid
straightlaced and serious
candor
honesty, openness
correlation
connection between facts or events
tryst
secret meeting
languid
slow-moving
tepid
neither hot nor cold
burly
very stocky and muscled
dexterity
mental skill or quickness
exuberant
overflowing with joy or happiness
felicity
joy and happiness
frugal
not wasteful or extravagant
idiosyncratic
a characteristic peculiar to an individual, a quirk
paramount
having superior power and influence
prudent
sensible and wise
venerate
to regard with deep respect
contiguous
lying side-by-side
sustain
to support
itinerant
nomadic, constantly moving
prolific
fertile, very productive
scull
small rowboat or oar for rowboat
extol
to praise
debiliatating
weakening, harmful
profane
to abuse or put to ill use
recalcitrant
disobedient, stubborn
banal
boring
browbeat
intimidate
choleric
irritable
garrulous
overly talkative
pugnatious
hostile
assailable
vulnerable
founder
to sink
incumbent
someone currently holding a political position
benign
harmless(bene)
lament
to mourn
eradicate
to get rid of
tenations
holding firmly, stubborn