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alacrity
n. a cheerful readiness; brist and eager action
alleviate
v. to relieve, make more bearible
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
phylegmatic
adj. slow-moving, sluggish; unemotional
rescind
v. to repeal, cancel
vivacious
adj. lively, sprightly, full of energy
whet
v. to sharpen, put an edge on; to make keen or eager