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acrimonius
stinging, bitter in temper or tone
bovine
resembline a cow or ox; sluggish, unresponsive
consternation
dismay, confusion
corpulent
fat; having a large, bulky body
disavow
to deny responsibility for or connection with
dispassionate
impartial; calm, free from emotion
dissension
disagreement, sharp difference of opinion
dissipate
to cause to disappear; scatter, dispel; to spend foolishly, squander; to be extravagant in pursuit of pleasure
expurgate
to remove objectionable passages or words from a written text to cleanse, purify
hypothetical
based on an asumption or guess; used as a provisional or tentative idea to guide or direct investigation
ignoble
mean, low, base
impugn
to call into question; to attack as false
intemperate
immoderate, lacking in self-control; inclement
odium
hatred, contempt; disgrace or infamy resulting from hateful conduct
perfidy
faithlessness, treachery
gauntlet
an armored or protective glove; a challenge; two lines of ment armed with weapons with which to beat a person
relegate
to place in a lower position; to assign, refer, turn over; to banish
squeamish
inclined to nausea; easlily shocked or upset; excessively fastidious or refined
subservient
subordinate in capacityor role; submissively obedient; servint to promote some end
susceptible
open to; easily influenced; lacking in resistance
abate
to make less in amount, degree, ect; to subside, become less; to nulify; to deduct, omit
adulation
praise or flattery that is execssive
anathema
an object of intense dislike; a curse or storng denunciation
astute
shred, crafty, showing practical wisdom
avarice
a greedy desire, particularly for wealth
culpable
deserving blame, worthy of condemnation
dilatory
tending to delay or procrastinate, not prompt, intended to delay or postpone
egregious
conspicuous, standing out from the mass
equivocate
to speak or act in a way that allows for more thant one intrepetation; to be deliberately vague or ambiguous
evanescent
vanishing, soon passing away; light and airy
irresolute
unable to make up one's mind, hesitating
nebulous
cloudlike, resembling a cloud; cloudy in color, not transparent; vague, confused, indistinct
novice
one who is just a beginner at some activity requiring skill and experience
penury
extreme poverty, barrenness, insufficiency
pretentious
done for show, striving to make a big impression; claiming merit or positon unjustifiably, making demands on one;s skill or abilities, ambitious
recapitulate
to review a series of facts; to sum up
resuscitate
to revive,bring back to consciousness or existence
slovenly
untidy, dirty, careless
supposition
something that is assumed or taken for granted without conclusive evidence
torpid
inactive, sluggish, dull