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alacrity
n. a cheerful readiness, brisk and eager action
alleviate
v. to relieve, make more bearable
antithesis
n. the direct opposite, a sharp contrast
appall
v. to fill with dismay or horror
bellicose
adj. warlike in manner or temperament; quarrelsome
disparage
v. to belittle, speak slightingly of; to undervalue
dissonant
adj. not in harmony; disagreeing, at odds
droll
adj. amusingly odd
edict
n. an order issued by someone in authority
elucidate
v. to clarify, explain
laud
v. to praise
loll
v. to act in a lazy manner, to lounge, to recline, droop
loquacious
adj. talkative, wordy, fond of talking
magnanimous
adj. generous in forgiving, above small meanness
mandatory
adj. required, obligatory
nondescript
adj. ordinary, not outstanding, not easily classified
phlegmatic
adj. slow-moving, sluggish, unemotional
rescind
v. to repeal, cancel
vivacious
adj. lively, sprightly, full of energy
whet
to sharpen, put an edge on; to make keen or eager