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abet
to encourage, assist, aid, support
aver
to affirm, declare confidently
blatant
noisy in a coarse, offensive way; obvious or conspicuous, especially in an unfavorable sense
broach
to bring up or begin to talk about (a subject); to announce, introduce; to break the surface of the water; to turn sideways to the wind and waves; to pierve (a kep or cask) in order to draw off liquid; a spit for roasting; a tool for tapping casks
buttress
to support, prop up, strengthen; a supporting sturcutre
carousal
noisy revelry or merrymaking (often with a usggestion of heavy drinking)
collate
to compoare critcially in order to note differences, similarities, etc.; to arrange in order for some specific purpose
connoiseur
an expert; one who is well qulified to pass critical judgements, especially in one fof the fine arts
disconsolate
deeply unhappy or dejected; without hope, beyond consolation
encumber
to wigh down or burden (with difficulties, cares debts, etc.); to fill up, block up, hinder
foment
to promote trouble or rebellion; to apply warm liquids to, warm
grisly
frightful, horrible, ghastly
herculean
(capital H) realting to Hercules; (lowercase h) characterized by great strength; very hard to do in the sense of requiring unusual strength
impassive
showing no feeling or emotion; inanimate; motionless
inauspicious
unfavorable, unlucky, suggesting bad luck for the future
incontrovertible
unquestionable, beyond dispute
nonplussed
puzzled, not knowing what to do, at a loss
opportune
suitable or convienent for a particular purpose; occurring at an apporpriate time
prolific
abundantly productive; abundant, profuse
rejoinder
a reply to a reply, especially from the defendant in a legal suit