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Desultory
Erratic
Impetuous
Impulsive
Desultory
Erratic
Impetuous
Impulsive
Exigent
Urgent
Dilatory
Intended to Delay
Burnish
Polish
Rostrum
Stage for speaking
Retinue
Entourage, group of attendants
Restive
Edgy, restless
Reprehend
To criticize
Reprove
To criticize
Respire
To breath
Refractory
Obstinately resistant
Recalcitrant
Resistant to control
Punctilious
Careful to observe rules of ceremony
Propitious
Favorable, advantageous
Provident
Frugal, Prudent
Providential
Lucky, Prudent
Prolix
Tediously wordy
Pneumatic
Relating to air
Precept
Law
Perpend
To reflect or ponder
Penumbra
Partial shadow
Peculation
Theft of money or goods
Parity
Equality
Patent
Obvious (adj) or Unconcealed

(as well as being the document)
Panopoly
Impressive array
Orotund
Pompous
Opprobrious
Disgraceful, contemptuous
Obstreperous
Troublesome, unruly
Obsequy
Funeral ceremony
Opportune
Appropriate
Obloquy
Abusive languange

Ill repute
Obdurate
Stubborn
Obsequious
brownnoising
Objurgate
To scold or criticize
Noisome
Stinking, putrid
Numismatics
Coin Collecting
Nadir
Lowest point
Niggling
Petty
Niggardly
Stingy
Munificent
Generous
Mordacious
Hurtful, caustic, biting
Minatory
Threatening
Mendicant
Beggar
Manifold
Diverse, variegated
Maladroit
Clumsy, tactless
Limpid
Clear and simple style
Lissome
Easily flexed, limber, agile
Lithe
Moving with ease, graceful
Loquacious
Talkative
Luxuriance
Excessive lavishness, abundance
Lassitude
Lethargy, sluggishness
Laxity
Carelessness
Legerdemain
Trickery, chicanery
Languid
Slow
Abase
To humble or disgrace
Abjure
To reject formally
Abnegate
To deny or renounce
Abscond
To depart secretly
Abrogate
To invalidate or destroy
Abstruse
Difficult to understand
Accede
To agree to
Acidulous
Bitter or sour to taste
Adumbrate
To sketch or outline in a shadowy way
Adventitious
Accidental
Adverse
Unlukcy, unfavorable

Do not confuse with Averse
Aerie
Nest high in the air
Anodyne
Something to brings relief to pain
Antepenultimate
Third from last
Aphelion
Point in a planet's orbit where it is furthest from the sun.
Apothegm
A short, instructive saying
Arrogate
To demand or claim arrogantly
Assay
To analyze or estimate
Asservate
To assert
Enervate
To weaken or make less
Benighted
Unenlightened
Benison
Blessing
Betoken
To give evidence of, to signify
Bilious
Bad-natured
Billet
Lodging and board for troop
Blandish
To coax with flattery
Brigand
An outlaw or bandit
Bromide
A dull commonplace idea or personh
Callow
Lacking sophistication, immature
Careen
To lean to one side
Carom
To strike or rebound
Cavil
To quibble

To raise trivial objections
Chagrin
Shame, embarrassment
Complaisant
1) Friendly

2) Willing to accept status quo
Circumlocution
Roundabout, lenghthy way of speaking
Cognomen
Name, any name
Colloquy
Conference, dialogue
Commensurate
Proportionate
Compunctious
Feeling guilty, having misgivings or remourse
Consanguineous
Related by blood

Kin

Of the same origin
Consign
To commit or entrust
Contravene
To contradict
Coquette
A woman who flirts
Contumacious
Rebellious
Cosset
To pamper
Countermand
To annul, cancel or make a contrary order
Credulous
Gullible, trusting
Cygnet
Young swan
Deride
To mock
Diffidence
Shyness, lack of confidence
Distaff
The female half of a family
Dyspeptic
Gloomy and irritable

Suffering from indigestion
Effrontery
Impudent boldness
Effluvia
Outpouring of gasses or liquids
Effulgent
Brilliantly shinning
Expatiate
To wander, to discuss at length
Expurgate
To censor
Gibe
To heckle

(a taunt, a heckle)

noun or verb
Hideboud
Stiff, ver rigid, inflexible
Hector
A bully or braggart
Impecunious
Poor
Pedant
Someone who shows off learning
Propitiate
To Appease
Attenuate
To reduce in force or weaken
Circumspect
Cautious
Abate
To reduce in amount, degree, severity


Abatement: reduction of damage
Quiescent
Motionless
Specious
Deliberately attractive
Perfunctory
Done in a routine way, indifferant

Obligatory but no more
Phlegmatic
Calm, unemotional in temperment
Insouciance
Nonchalance
Panegyric
A speach in praise of something
Ponderous
Slow and clumsy
Sere
Dry
Clement
Mild or merciful
Lachrymose
Tearful
Malediction
Curse
Sedulous
Showing dedication, dilligence
Convivial
Friendly, social, gets along well with others
Saturnine
slow and gloomy
Propitiate
To win favor and appease

The opposite of provoke
Improvidence
Lacking foresight
Obviate
To forfend
Cozen
To trick or deceive
Cadge or Wheedle
Cozen

To obtain something you have no claim to, perhaps deceptively
Depredation
The act of preying or plundering
Ingenuous
Credulous

Guillible and naive
Deprecration
To belittle, put down or mock
Ragose
Having many wrinkles or ridges
Insensible
1) Without one's faculties
2) Unaware, indifferent
3) Callous
4) Too small to be perceived
Callow
Immature
Craven
Cowardly
Ingenuous
Hopelessly straightforward
Innocent, Gullible
Credulous
hortatory
Tending to exhort, to urge or press someone
Emulate vs Imititate
Emulate means to pattern your behaviour or demeanor after someone

Imititate is just to copy
Descry

versus

Decry
Descry: To make open or plain by saying, to declare

Decry: To condemn
Discomfit
To make someone feel uneasy or embarrassed
Flaut

versus

Flaunt
Flaut: to show obvious disregard

Flaunt: to brazenly or pretentiously show-off