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abeyance
n. suspended action, inactivity, dormant, latent
opprobrium
n.infamy, vilification, evil
platitude
n. trite remark, common statement
exculpate
v. clear from blame
morose
adj. ill-humored, sullen, meloncholy
quiescent
adj. at rest, dormant, temporarily inactive
decorum
n. proper, orderliness and good taste in manners
reproach
v. express disapproval/disappointment
aver
v. state as fact, confirm, support
fervor
n. glowing ardor, intensity of feeling, passion
perfunctory
adj. superficial, not thorough, lacking interest care or enthusiasm
desiccate
v. dry up
precipitate
adj. rash, premature, hasty, sudden
repudiate
v. disown, disavow
inured
adj. accustomed, hardened
capricious
adj. fickle
inadvertently
adj. unintentionally, by oversight, carelessly
precarious
adj. uncertain, risky
esoteric
adj. hard to understand, known only to chosen few
propensity
n. natural inclination
imperturbable
adj. calm, placid
propriety
n. fitness, correct conduct
approbation
n. approval or praise
reprobate
n. person hardened by sin, devoid of a sense of decency
torpor
n. lethargy, sluggishness, dormancy
propitiate
v. appease
insipid
adj. lacking in flavor, dull
tirade
n. extended scolding, denunciation, harangue
inchoate
adj. recently begun, rudimentary, elementary
castigation
n. punishment, severe criticism
intrasigence
n. refusal of any compromise, stubborn
stolid
adj. dull, impassive