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verb: to reduce to nothing; to make ineffective or inoperative; to declare legally invalid or void
annul
adjective: indifferent, bored as a result of having enjoyed many pleasures; apathetic
blase`
verb: to support, give a boost to; noun: a long pillow or cushion; a supporting post
bolster
verb: to feel or express regret or dissapproval
deplore
adjective: of little importance, not worthy of serious attenetion; not meant seriously
frivolous
verb: to bring together for service or battle; to gather or summon; to amount to, comprise, include: noun: a list of men for military service; a gathering, accumulation
muster
noun: a person or thing of no importance
nonentity
verb: to trouble haunt or fill the mind
obsess
adjective: elaborately decorated: slowily splendid
ornate
verb: to remove, drive out of position or place
oust
verb; to read thoroughly and carefully
peruse
adjective; full of tiny holes; able to be penetrated by air or water
porous
noun a high point of land extending into water
promontory
adjective; lying face down; inclined, likely
prone
noun; a pang of conscience, uneasiness, misgiving, or a doubt; a feeling of faintness or nausea
qualm
noun; a person or thing turned to for help or advice; the act of seeking help or protection
recourse
noun; a remainder, that which remains when a part has been used up or removed
residue
adjective; showing concern or care; fearful or anxious about someone or something
solicitous
adjective; serious and dignified; quiet or subdued in character or conduct
staid
verb; to support, nourish, keep up, to suffer, undergo, to bear up under, withstand; to affirm the validity of
sustain
adjective; filled with amazement, disgust, fear, or terror
aghast
adjective; more than enough, large, spacious
ample
noun; a ghost or ghostly figure; an unexplained or unusual appearance
apparition
verb; to declare or state as truth, maintain of defend, put forward forcefully
assert
verb; to crouch or shrink away from in fear or shame
cower
verb; to look upon with scorn; to refuse scornfully; noun; a feeling of contempt
disdain
noun; a brief statement writtten on a tomb or gravestone
epitaph
adjective; having to do with morals, values, right and wrong; in accordance with standards of right conduct; requiring a prescription for purchase
ethical
adjective; humorous, not meant seriously
facetious
adjective; not able to be heard
inaudible
adjective; without restraint or control; unselective
indiscriminate
noun; crafty dealings, underhanded plotting; verb; to form and carry out plots; to puzzle or excite the curiosity
intrigue
noun; an area of authority or control; the right to administer justice
jurisdiction
adjective; appearing true, reasonable or fair
plausible
adjective; common, vulgar; belonging to the lower class; noun; a common person, member of the lower class
plebeian
adjective; wastefully extravagant; lavishly or generously abundant; noun; one who is wasteful and self-indulgent
prodigal
noun; nearness, closeness
prozimity
verb; to grind or pound to a powder or dust; to destroy or overcome (as though by smashing into fragments)
pulverize
noun; that which follows, a result, a literary work or film continuing the story of one written or made earlier
sequel
noun; that which follows, a result, a literary work or film continuing the story of one written or made earlier
sequel
adjective; highly changeable; fickle; tending to become violent or explosive; changing readily from the liquid to the gaseous state
volatile
adjective; embarrawsed, ashamed, or nonplussed
abashed
adjective; withdrawn, standing apart from tohers (usually as a matter of choice)
aloof
noun; great mental suffering, distress, or pain; verb; to be deeply tormented by pain or sorrow
anguish
verb; to pronounce distinctly; to express well in words; to fit together into a system; adjective; able to use language effectively; expressed clearly and forcefully
articulate
verb; to be in, or expose oneself to, pleasant warmth; to take pleasure in or derive enjoyment from
bask
defect
noun; an imperfection, flaw, or blemish of some kind; verb; to desert a cause or arganization
finesse
noun; delicate skill; tact and cleverness; verb; to accomplish something by cleverness, good judgement, or skillful evasion
flaunt
verb; to wave or flutter showily; to display in a conceited, offensive way
forthright
adjective; frank, direct, straightforward
genial
adjective; cordial, pleasantly cheerful or warm
instill
verb; to add gradually; to introduce or cause to be taken in
ostracize
verb; to exclude from a group, banish, send away
premonition
noun; forewarning or foreboding of a future event
pseudonym
noun; a pen name, name assumed by a writer
purge
verb; to wash away impurities, clean up; noun; the process of getting rid of something or someone decesively
rehabilitate
verb; to make over in good form; to restore to good condition or to a former position
repercussion
noun; an effect or consequence of some action of event, result; an echo or reverberation
resolute
adjective; bold, determined; firm
retentive
adjective; able to hold, keep or recall ; retaining knowledge easily
scapegoat
noun; a person or thing carrying the blame for others