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abrogate
v. to repeal, to cancel; to do away with
abstinent
adj. practicing abstinence or refraining from something like food or drink
accolade
n. a ceremony to mark the recognition of a special merit; a mark of acknowledgment like a reward
acronym
n. a word from the first letters of other words
adulate
v. to flatter
aesthetic
adj. sensitive to beauty
agnostic
n. a person who thinks it is impossible to know wheter ther is a god or future life
altruism
n. concern for the welfare of othes
amorphous
adj. shapeless
anachronism
n. something occuring in the wrong time
artisan
a skilled craftsperson
askew
adj. not symetrical, awry; not straight
belligerent
adj. hostile
bumptious
adj. arrogant; pushy
cantankerous
adj. contentious, perverse, grouchy
cauldron
n. a large kettle
charlatan
n. an imposter, a fraud or pretender
churlish
adj.surly, boorish, miserly, unmanerly
clement
adj. lenient, merciful; mild-- usually refers to the weather
construe t
v. to understand or explain the sense of orientation of; interpret
contrite
remorseful
convivial
sociable, jovial
corsair
a privateer, a pirate; a pirate ship
coterie
a group which gathers for social purposes; social circle clique
corsair
a pirateer/pirate/pirate ship
Crone
a withered old woman
coterie
a group of social people
crypt
on underground vault serving as a buriul place
diaphanous
delicate transparent
disconcerting
upsetting frustrating
dissonance
a harsh or unpleasant sound; lack of agreement discord
docile
tractable
dolt
a stupid slow witted person
denovement
the outcome of a plot in a drama story
denovement
the outcome of a plot in a drama story
dotard
a person in his dotage or second childhood; a senile person
elucidate
to make clear; to explain
emporium
a trading center; a large store; a market place
entourage
surroundings, environment, a group of attendants
fervent
hot burning ardent
fiscal
having to do with public money
estrange
to remove to turn away to alienate
florid
rosy ruddy highly colored