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amenable
willing to follow advice or authority, tractable, submissive, responsive, liable to be held responsible. agreeable, compliant, docile
berate
to scold sharply, chide, rebuke, reprove, reprmand
carnage
large-scale slaighter or loss of life. butchery, bloodbath, massacre
credulous
to ready to believe, easily deceived. gullible
criterion
a rule, test, a standard for judgement or evaluation. yeardstick, touchsone, gauge, canon
deplete
to use up as a result of spending or consumption; to diminish greatly. exhaust, empty, drain, bankrupt
expatiate
to expand on, write or talk at length or in detail, to move about freely. elaborate, ,enlarge, descant, wander, roam
extraneous
coming from the outside, foreign, present but not essential, irrevelant. incidental, extrinsic
inception
the beginning, start, earliest stage of some process, institution, etc. commencement, inauguration, outset
infirmity
a weakness or ailment, affliction, malady, defect
jejune
lacking in nutritive value, lacking in interest or substance; immature, juvenile. vapid, insipid, puerile, childish
obdurate
stubborn, unyielding. obstinate, adament
potpurri
a collection of diverse or misc. items, a general mixture, petals mixed w/ spices for scent. hodgpodge, melange, farrogo, medly
precocious
showing unusially early develpment. formward, gifted, advanced
sadistic
dellighting in cruelty, excessivlely cruel. brutal, vicious, inhuman, fiendish
sententious
self-righteous, characterized be moralzing; given to use of maxims or adages, saying much in few words, pithy. aphoristic, epigrammatic, moralistic
supplicate
to beg earnestly and humbly. plead, petition, implore, entreat
surfeit
an excess or overdulgance, as in eating or drinking, causing disgust, to feed or supply w/ anything to excess. excess, glut, cloy, satiate.
tortuous
winding, twisted, crooked, highly involved, complex, devious. circuitous, serpintine, labyrinthe
turgid
swollen, bloated, filled to excess; overdecorated ot excesive in lnaguage. inflated, pompous, bombastic, overblown