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respite
n. a period of relief or rest
S: interval, intermission, lull, breather
retribution
n. a repayment; a deserved punishment
S: recompense, requital, just deserts
profess
v. to affirm openly; to state belief in; to claim, pretend
S: assert, declare, proclaim, purport
lamentable
adj. to be regretted or pitied
S: deplorable, regrettable, distressing
misnomer
n. an unsuitable or misleading name
S: misnaming, malapropism
covet
v. to desire something belonging to another
S: crave, yearn for, hunger for
crestfallen
adj. discouraged, dejected, downcast
S: despondent, disconsolate
disheveled
adj. rumpled, mussed; hanging in disorder
S: untidy, disarranged, tousled, unkempt
acquiesce
v. to accept without protest; to agree or submit
S: comply with, accede, consent, yield
allure
v. to entice, tempt; to be attractive to
n. a strong attraction; the power to attract, charm
S: v. beguile, tantalize
n. temptation, enticement
askew
adj, adv. twisted to one side, crooked; disapprovingly
S: awry, lopsided, cockeyed
blithe
adj. cheerful, lighthearted; casual, unconcerned
S: carefree, nonchalant, indifferent
contentious
adj. quarrelsome, inclined to argue
S: argumentative, disputatiouis, combative
exponent
n. one who advocates, speaks for, explains, or interprets
math. the power to which a number, symbol, or expression is to be raised
S: defender, champion, interpreter
garrulous
adj. given to much talking, tediously chatty
S: talkative, loquacious, long-winded
insuperable
adj. incapable of being overcome
S: invincible, insurmountable
wastrel
n.
a wasteful person, spendthrift; a good-for-nothing
sinuous
adj. winding, having many curves; lithe and flexible
sonorous
adj.
full, deep, or rich in sound; impressive in style
vanguard
n.
the foremost part of an army; the leading position in any field