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Abate
to reduce in amount degree or severity
abscond
to leave secretly
The guy absconded from the restuarant without paying his bill
aggrandize
to increase in power, influence and repultation.
Nick sought to aggrandize himself by claming that his groups achievments were his own
amalgamate
to combine, to mix together

warner brothers amalgamated with time warner to form the world domination corp
anachronism
something out of place in time

the aged hippe used anachronistic phrases like jerry was the best
Antipathy
extreme dislike
Ardor
intesnse and passionate feeling

Jordan's ardor for poetry was immediate when he began discussing shakespeare.
Audacious
Fearless and daring.
Her audacious nature allowed her to pursue her dream of skydiving.
Banal
predictable or boring
He used banal phrases like have a nice day
Capricious
changing one's mind quickly and often
Castigate
To punish or critize harshly

Singapore authorities castigate members of society for offense we deem permisible
Caustic
Biting wit
Chauvinist
somone prejudiced in favor of a group to which he or she belongs
Chicanery
deception by means of craft of guilt

Dishonest car salesman used chicanery to sell their beat up cars
Credulous
too trusting, gullible

Credulous 9 year olds believe in the easter bunny
crescendo
steading increasing volume or force

The crescendo of volume become unbearable as evil knievel prepared the jump