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collate
v- to compare critically in order to note differences, similarities, etc.; to arrange in order for some specific purpose
foment
v- to promote trouble or rebellion; to apply warm liquids to, warm
abet
v- to encourage, assist (especially in nsomething wrong or unworthy)
encumber
v- to weigh down or burder (with difficulties, cares, debt, etc.), to fill up, block, hinder
connoisseur
n- an expert; one who is well qualified to pass critical judgments, especially in one of the fine arts
blatant
adj- noisy in a coarse, offensive way; obvious or conspicuous, especially in an unfavorable sense
disconsolate
adj- deeply unhappy or dejected; without hope, beyond consolation
buttress
v- to support, prop up, strengthen;
n- a supporting structure
aver
v- to affirm, declare confidently
carousal
n- noisy revelry or merrymaking (often with a suggestion of heavy drinking)
broach
v0 to break the surface of the water, to turn sideways to the wind and waves; to bring up or begin to talk aboiut (a subject); to announce; to pierce (a keg or cask) in order to draw off liquid; n- a spit for roasting, a tool for taping casks
nonplussed
adj- puzzled, not knowing what to do, at a loss
prolific
adj- abundantly productive; abundant, profuse
opportune
adj- suitable or convenient for a particular purpose; occurring at an appropriate time
incontrovertible
adj- unquestionable, beyong dispute
grisly
adj- frightful, horrible, ghastly
rejoinder
n- a reply to a reply,, especially from the defendant in a legal suit
predilection
n- a liking, preference
magniloquent
adj- expressed in lofty or high-flown language (often in the sense of being pompous or over-elaborate)
inauspicious
adj- unfavorable, unlucky, suggesting bad luck for the future
impassive
adj- showing no feeling or emotion; inanimate; motionless
herculean
adj- relating to Hercules; characterized by great strength; very hard to do in the sense of requiring unusual strength