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(adj.) aware, knowledgeable, informed
cognizant
(v.) to think it appropriate or suitable to one's dignity to do something, to condescend
deign
(adj.) regretful for some misdeed or sin plaguied by a sense of guilt; thoroughly penitent
contrite
(adj.) extremely difficult to understand
abstruse
(n) a false rumor, fabricated story
affront
(adj.) well behaved, dignified, socially proper
decorous
(n.) the power to produce a desired result
efficacy
(n.) the center of attraction, attention, or interest; something that serves to guide or direct
cynosure
(n.) an open or intentional insult; a slight; (v.) to insult to one's face; to face in
canard
(adj.) thoroughly dried out; divested of spirit or vitality; arid and uninteresting
desiccated
(adj.) excessively ready to find fault; given to petty criticism; intented to trap; confuse or show up
captious
(n.) a crafty, scheming, or underhanded action designed to accomplish some (usually evil) end
machination
(v) to seize upon to the exclusion of others, take over or appropriate; to be presented in place of, displace
preempt
(n.) teh front or face of a building; a surface appearance ( as opposed to what may lie behind)
ethereal
(adj) generally regarded as such, reputed; hypothesized, inferred
putative
(n) disgrace arising from shameful conduct; infamy; contempt, reproach
opprobrium
(adj) highly oversimplified, simpleminded
simplistic
(v) to hypnotize, to fascinate, enthrall
mesmerize
(v.) to bring into existence, give rise to, produce; to come into existence, assume form
engender
(adj.) revolting in an unnatural or morbid way, suggestive of someone who robs graves or otherwise preys on the dead
ghoulish
(adj.) not in keeping, unsuitable, incompatible
incongruous
(adj.) light, airy, delicate, highly refined, suggesting what is heavenly
ethereal