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Malevolent
Evil

MALE volent
males are evil
Diminuitive
small or little

diMINUItive
mini
Contentious
quarrelsome, argumentative
Relic
something from the past, an artifact from the past
Morbid
gloomy, gross, gruesome
taut
tense, tight, strained
Perish
to die
Infallible
trustworth, never fails, sure
Amiably
in a friendly way, sociable

Aunt Sarah's friend AMI is amiable.
Stealthy
sneaky, secret, covert
Impudent
rude or disrespectful
Bovine
cowlike, stupid, dull
Purloined
Stolen

The PURSE was PURLOINED
Ambled
walked around slowly or aimlessly

rAMBLED around
Assuaged
soothed, relieved

the baby's ASS was chapped so the mother ASSUAGED (soothed) the pain with some cream.
Taciturn
silent, doesn't speak a lot

I am so taciTURN I don't even speak when it is my turn
Indigenous
originating in, native

I DIG IN the INDIGENous soil that is native to my home
Apoplectic
so angry they might have a stroke

He was so aPOPlectic, I thought his head might POP
Obscurely
hard to understand, not clear

I couldn't CURE the fog in my head so everything seemed obsCURE and hard to understand.
Austere
severe or stern

Austen's teacher was so stern and auSTERe
Prerogative
right or special privilige

GIVE me my preroGatIVE
GIVE me my rights!!
Formidable
Strong, Powerful, Awe-Inspiring

his giant FORM was so FORMIDABLE that we were scared by his shadow
Adamant
stubborn, unyielding

ADAM is so stubborn, he always wants his way.
Gait
a manner of walking, stepping or skipping

He had a happy GAIT as he skipped through the GATE
Honed
Sharpened

you don't need a HONED knife to spread HONEy!
Inevitable
unable to be avoided

I will NEVer be ABLE to avoid this english test. It is INEVitABLE
Cudgel
a stick or club or bat

He conked me over the head with a cudgel
Maxim
a principle, saying or general rule

"The earlybird gets the worm" is a MAXIM we hear a MAXIMUM number of times
Impudence
Boldness, shamelessness, offensive

the IMPURE children didn't care if they were bothering the old people with their IMPUDENCE
In vain
tried without success

we tried in vain to learn all the vocabulary words in one night.
Emaciated
thin, skinny

EMMA was EMAciated after she went on survivor
Vestige
a trace of something

his VEST had a VESTige of ketchup on it so I knew he had been eating hot dogs
Lacerated
cut, wounded

the blood poured through the LACE on her shirt when she was LACErated with a knife
Commenced
started, began
Ceased
put an end to, finished
Chattel
personal property, a slave

the slave owners didn't usually CHAT with their CHATTEL
loathed
disliked, hated
Deceived
tricked, mislead

he belEIVED the trick but he was decEIVED
sundry
various, miscellaneous, or diverse

On SUNDAY we went to Rite-Aid to buy various miscellaneous items.
Insurrection
rebellion, revolt

the rebels lead an insurrection against the evil dictator
digressing
getting distracted, getting away from the main subject

if you DIG the RESt of the story, then stop DIGRESsing and finish it!
Perdition
hell, damnation
Alleged
claimed with no proof

he ALLeged that ALL he said was true, but he had no proof
annihilate
to destroy, to reduce to ruin

Two, four, six, eight
Who will we annihilate?
The other team!!
we will destroy them
Entitled
to have a right or a claim to something

he claimed that he was enTITLEd to the TITLE of Baron of Birmingham
Commensurate
equal in size, amount, or degree

you can MEASURE and make sure that we both got COMMENSURATE pieces of the brownie
retaliation
revenge

REtaliation is REvenge
Spartan
simple, frugal, plain

her aPARTment was so sPARTan and plain, she had almost no furniture.