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jeer
to make fun of
jest
to joke (court jester)
parody
a humorous imitation
recreation
something done for fun, a hobby or game
skit
a short comic scene
adjunct
an accessory, something added on (ad+junc/join)
coalesce
to come together (esce)
congeal
to thicken, or change from liquid to solid (con)
consensus
an agreement (con)
contiguous
lying side-by-side (con)
fission
a splitting apart
fusion
a joining together
integrate
to bring together and make whole (integer)
juxtapose
to place side by side
pact
a formal agreement between two countries; a bargain
rendezvous
a meeting, usually secret
abdicate
to give up power (ab)
accord
to be in agreement
allege
to declare that something is true without proof
assess
to evaluate or determine the worth of
condone
to approve
conventional
traditional, ordinary (con+vent)
counsel
to advise
debunk
to prove false
decree
an order or a command
inquiry
to request for information (in)
ratify
to approve, usually a law
sustain
to support
ambiguous
unclear
amorphous
without shape (a+morph+ous)
itinerant
nomadic, constantly moving
kinetic
moving
obscure
hidden or dark, hard to see (ob)
remote
far away, distant (remote control)
writhe
to twist
egress
exit (verb)
epoch
a period of time
intangible
not able to be touched to sensed (in+tang+ible)
polymorphous
having many shapes(poly+morph+ous)
morph=shape
prolific
fertile, very productive (pro)
scull
a small rowboat or an oar for a rowboat; a crew boat
sporadic
having no pattern or order; every once in a while
surrogate
a substitute; tofu
variegated
having many parts or colors
vary=many
akin
related to or alike
amiable
friendly, good natured (able)
congenial
agreeable (con+gen)
equivalent
equal (equi)
extol
to praise (ex)
placate
to quiet down, appease (plac)
altruistic
doing good for others
aspirant
someone reaching for something (aspirations)
astute
sharp, shrewd
benevolence
goodness (bene)
animosity
hostility (anim+ity)
debilitating
weakening, harmful (de)
insolent
disrespectful, rude (in)
irate
enraged
notorious
known widely and unfavorably
profane
to abuse or put to ill use
recalcitrant
disobedient, stubborn
warlock
a male witch
aloof
keeping a distance
banal
unoriginal and boring
belligerent
hostile, warlike (bell)
browbeat
bully, to intimidate
garrulous
overly talkative (ous)
incompetent
not able to do something properly (in)
insipid
lacking interest, dull, boring (in)
ostentatious
showy, pretentious (ous) adj.
pedantic
overly scholarly, boring
pugnacious
hostile,ready for a fight (ous)
ravenous
extremely hungry (ous)
sanctimonious
acting morally superior, holier-than-thou (ous)
abyss
a deep narrow pit
barrage
a flood
hovel
a shack
indictment
the situation of having been charged with a crime (im)
quiver
a portable container for arrows
plight
a bad situation, a predicament
rue
to regret
adverse
unfavorable, opposed, going against (ad+verse)
aggravate
to make worse
assailable
vulnerable (able)
corpulent
fat, excessively overweight
impasse
a deadlock, a point at which one can go no further (im)
incumbent
someone who is currently holding a political position
insinuation
a sneaky suggestion of something bad, implication
mar
to spoil, to mark
null
zero value ("null and void")
repudiate
to put down, to renounce
ruse
a clever trick
sedate
to calm, especially by use of a drug
slander
a false and mean-spirited statement meant to injure someone
superfluous
more than what is required or needed (super+ous)
benign
harmless (bene)
exquisite
beautifully made or designed
immaculate
perfectly clean, free from dirt or stain (im)
robust
healthy
clarity
clearness
deft
skillful
meticulous
careful, paying attention to details (ous)
pious
deeply religious (ous)
illuminate
to light up or make clear (lum)
imply
to express indirectly
lament
to express grief for, mourn
reminiscence
a memory, the act of recalling the past (re)
dormant
temporarily inactive, asleep
eradicate
to erase or get rid of
excavate
to dig up (ex)
fundamental
an essential part, basic
innate
possessed at birth, not learned (in+nat)(instinct)
merge
to blend together
adept
very skilled
facet
an aspect of something
ingenuity
innovation, creativity (in+gen+ity)
inscribe
to write or etch words on or into a surface (in+scrib)
novice
a beginner (nov)
procure
to obtain
tenacious
holding firmly, especially to a belief, stubborn(ten+ac+ous) (grandfather)
toil
hard work, or to work hard
vend, vendor
to sell, seller, salesman
vigor
strength, energy
wane
to decrease in size or length
admiring
regarding with approval or respect
ambivalent
having opposing or mixed feelings (such as love and hate) neutral
analytical
intending to understand the nature of something (ical) need proof
biased
favoring one side or opinion over another
brash
bold
cautious
careful (ous)
dubious
doubtful (ous)
ironic
the use of words to express an unintended or contradictory meaning
jubilant
overly joyful
objective
not influenced by personal opinion, just the facts
sarcastic
the use of witty language used to insult or show displeasure
skeptical
doubtful (ical)
somber
serious, dark, or gloomy
subjective
influenced by personal opinion, biased
temperament
your usual mood or behavior
pedestrian
ordinary, dull
uniform
all the same, common
sage
wise
flag
to decrease or diminish
refrain
to hold back, abstain, or restrain
abominable
horrible or unpleasant (able)
arid
very dry
delusion
a false opinion or idea
despair
a feeling of absolute hopelessness, or to lose hope
dread
overwhelming fear or to be very afraid
exasperate
to make very angry or impatient
gaunt
very thin and bony
impediment
an obstacle, something in the way (im)
laden
weighed down with a heavy load, burdened
parch
to make very thirsty