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Proprietary
Correct Behavior
Desiccate
To Dry out Throughly
Laconic
Using Few Words
Audacious
Fearless and Daring
Capricious
Changing ones mind quickly and often
Pedant
someone who shows off learning
Engender
to produce, cause or bring about
Vacillate
to sway physically
Loquacious
talkative
Adulterate
to make impure
Laudable
worthy of praise
mitigate
to soften or lessen
pragmatic
practical as opposed to idealistic
acumen
keen insight, quick accurate knowledge/insight. Insightful acuity
abscond
to depart secretly, to steal off, to hide
aberrant
deviating from the norm
abate
lessen in intensity; supress; slake; omit
abjure
to renounce or reject solemnly; recant; avoid; abstain from
abrogate
to abolish; annual by authority; nullify
acerbic
having a sour or bittter taste or character; harsh in temper/expression
accreation
the process of growth or increase by buildup or external addition
abscission
act of cutting off; removal; natural seperation
prodical
lavish, wasteful
tribute
tax levied by a ruler; mark of respect
tenacious
holding fast(as to a belief); persistent
testator
marker of a will
traduce
expose to slander
torrent
rushing stream; flood
throes
violent anguish
tautological
needlessly repetitious
taciturn
habitually silent; talking little
tremulous
tremblish; wavering
tarry
linger; delay in starting or going; dawdle
trepidation
fear; nervous apprehension
travail
strenuous work; toil; painful labor
terse
concise; abrupt; pithy
talisman
charm
titular
of a title; in name only
tender
offer formally
tipple
drink (alcoholic beverages)
tenet
doctrine; dogma
trenchant
cutting; incisive; keen
tessellated
mosaic; inlaid
tanner
person who turns animal hides into leather
transmute
transform; change
tonsure
shaving of the head especially by person entering religious orders
ignoble
dishonorable, common, undignified
apprise
give notice to, inform
apostate
one who abandons long held-religious or political convitions
intractable
unruly, refractory, stubborn
loquacious
talkative
turbid
muddy, having the sediment stirred up
desuetude
cessation of use; disuse
assay
an analysis, examination, test
audacious
daring; bold
piquant
agreeably pungent, stimulating
luculent
easily understood, lucid, clear
aver
affirm, assert, prove, justify
venal
corruptible, bribable, unprincipled
pillory
to punish, hold up to public scorn
contumacious
insubordinate, rebellious
exscind
to cut out, cut away
insouciant
unconcerned, carefree
dross
waste product, sludge; something worthless, common or trivial
harrow
to distress, create stress or torment
felicitous
apt; suitably expressed, well chosen
credulous
guillible, too willing to believe
tenacity
firmness, persistency, adhesiveness, tending to hang on
provident
frugal; looking to the future
salient
conspicuous, highly relevant, prominent
garrulity
talkativeness
veritable
unquestionable, true
extirpate
to destroy, exterminate, cut out
diaphanous
transparent, gauzy
antipathy
aversion, dislike
dynamo
a generator, something that produces electric current, an energetic person
castigate
to chastise, correct by punishing
bellicose
belligerent, pugnacious, warlike
striated
striped, grooved, or banded. Having stripes
perfunctory
superficial, listless, not thorough
fervid
intense, zealous
apropos
appropriate to the situation; apt
denouement
an outcome or solution; the unraveling of a plot
urbane
elegant, refined in manner
imbroglio
difficult or embarrassing situation
refractory
stubborn, unmanageable, intractable
wend
to go, proceed
inveigle
wheedle, led astray
sodden
soaked, saturated
impetuous
impulsive, forceful, with energy
overweening
presumptuously arrogant, overbearing, immoderate
effete
infertile, worn out, weak
recreancy
cowardice, a cowardly giving up
equipoise
equal distribution of weight, equilibrium
auspicious
favorable, successful, prosperous
reprobate
person hardened in sin; one devoid of decency
penchant
strong inclination, a liking
raffish
disreputable; tawdry
ossify
to turn to bone; to settle rigidly into an idea or practice, become closed minded
dessicate
to dry up, dehydrate
indefatigability
not easily exhaustible; tirelessness
phlegmatic
calm, sluggish temperament; unemotional
impassive
without feeling, not affected by pain
pusillanimous
cowardly, craven
hirsute
hairy, shaggy
remonstrate
to protest, object
malinger
to fake illness or injury in order to shirk a duty
baleful
harmful, ominous, causing evil
ardor
warm interest, passion, enthusiasm, zeal
abysmal
extreme; low, like an abyss
multifarious
varied, motley, greatly diversified
squalid
foul, filthy
perfidious
violating good faith, treacherous, dishonest
upbraid
reprove, reproach
dulcet
melodious, harmonious
dilatory
causing delay, procrastinating
lachrymose
causing tears, tearful
gainsay
deny
intrepid
fearless, brave, undaunted
hapless
unlucky, unfortunate
prevaricate
stray from or avoid the truth; equivocate
guileless
without deceit, honest
arabesque
a complex, ornate design. Also a dance position