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annul
(v.) to reduce to nothing, to make ineffective or inoperative, to declre legally invalid or void
cancel abolish invalidate nullify
blase
(adj.) indiffernet, bored as a result of having enjoyed many pleasures, apatheic
antienthusiastic antipassonate
bolster
(v.) to support, give a boost, (n.) a long pillow or cousion a supporting post
strengthen reinforce buttress validate
deplore
(v.) to feel or express regret or disapproval
lament bemoan bewail
frivolous
(adj.) of little importance not worthy of serious attention not meant seriously
silly foolish inane petty trifling
muster
(v.) t obring together for serivce or battle to gather or summon to amount to, comprise, include, (n.) a list of men for military serivce a gathering accumulation
(v.) moblize marshal (n.) roster, inventory
nonenity
(n.) a person or thing of no importance
nobody
obsess
(v.) to trouble, haunt, or fill the mind
preoccupy
ornate
(adj.) elaborately decorated, showily wplendid
fancy elaborate flashy flamboyant
oust
(v.) to remmove, drive out of position or place
expel eject
peruse
(v.) to read thoroughly and carefully
study pore over scrutinize
porous
(adj.) full of tiny holes, able to be penetrated by air or water
leaky permeable
promontory
(n.) a high point of land extending into watert
cliff headland
prone
(adj.) lying face down inclined, likely
prostrate liable apt
qualm
(n.) a pang of conscience, uneasiness, misgiving, or doubt, a feeling of faintness or nauesa
regret, second thought, scruple
recourse
(n.) person or thing turned to for help or advice the act of seeking help or protection
redress remedy resort
residue
(n.) a remainder, that which remains when a part has been used up or removed
remnant, remains, leavings
solicitous
(adj.) showing concern or care, fearful or anxious about someone or something
concerned
staid
(adj.) serious and dignified, quiet or subdued in character or conduct
sedate, sober, prim
rehabilitate
(v.) to make over in good form,to restore to good condidtion or to a former position
reclaim, rebuild, reform
sustain
(v.) to support, nourish, keep up, to suffer, undergo, to bear up under, withstand, to affirm the validity of
foster, maintain
aghast
(adj.) filled with amazement, disgust, feaer, or terror
shocked, horrified, stupefied

delighted overjoyed unmoved
ample
(adj.) more than enough, large, spacious
sufficient, adequate, considerable

insufficient inadequate
apparition
(n.) a ghost or ghostly figure, an unexplained or unusual appearance
phantom, specter
assert
(v.) to declare or state as truth, maintain or defend put forward forcefully
affirm, avow
cower
(v.) to crouch or shrink away from in fear or shame
cringe flinch

stand up to
disdain
(v.) to look upon with scorn, to refuse, scornfully, (n.) a feeling of contempt
spurn, reject

revere, venerate, esteem, respect
epitaph
(n.) a brief statement written on a tomb or gravestone
tombstone inscription
ethical
(adj.) having to d owith morals, values, right and wrong, in accordance, with standards of right conduct, requiring a prescription for purchase
uprighth, virtuous, honorable

immoral, unscrupulous, dishonest
faceitous
(adj.) humorous, not meant seriously
comical, witty, tongue-in-cheek

serious, humorless
inaudible
(adj.) not able to be heard
faint, indistinct

audible, easily heard
indiscriminate
(adj.) without restraint or control, unselective
haphazard, random, uncritical

selective, discriminating, judicious
intrigue
(n.) crafty dealings, underhanded plotting, (v.) to form and carry out plots, to puzzle or excite the curiosity
(n.) scheme, plot, conspiracy

fair play
jurisdiction
(n.) an area of authority or control, the right to administer justice
purview
plausible
(adj.) appearing true, reasonable, or fair
believeable, probable

improbable, far-fetched
prodigal
(adj.) wastefully extravagant, lavishly or generously abundant, (n.) one who is wasteful and self-indulgent
(adj.) improvident (n.) spendthift, wastrel adj.-frugal, economical, stingy, miserly
plebeian
(adj.) common vulgar belonging to the lower class (n.) a common person, member of lower class
(adj.) lowborn, proletarian, coarse, unrefined

aristocratic, refined, cultivate
proimity
(n.) nearness, closeness
distance remoteness
pulverize
(v.) to grind or pound to a powder or dust, to destroy or overcome (as though by smashing into fragments)
crush demolish
sequel
(n.) that which follows, a result, a literary work or film continuing the story of one written or made earlier
follow-up continuation

preclude, overture curtain-raiser
volatile
(adj.) highly changeable, fickle tending to become violent or explosive, changing readily from the liquid to the gaseous state
unstable, erratic

stable, steady, static, inert, dormant
abashed
(adj., part.) embarrassed, ashamed, or nonplussed
unembarrassed, unashamed
aloof
(adj.) withdrawn, standing apart from others (usually as a matter of choice)
distant, cold, standoffish

involved, sociable
anguish
(n.) great mental suffering, distress, or pain (v.) to be deeply tormented pain or sorrow
(n.) misery, woe, torment

(n.) joy, delight, peace of mind
articulate
(v.) to pronouce distinctly, to express well in words, to fit together into a system (adj.) albe to use language effectively, espressed clearly and forcefully
(v.) enunciate, expound (adj.) glib, eloquent

adj. tongue-tied mumbled, incoherent
bask
(v.) to be in, or expose oneself to , pleasant warmth, to take pleasure in or derive enjoyment from
wallow revel
defect
(n.) an imperfection, flaw, or blemish of some kind (v.) to desert a casue or organization
finesse
(n.) delicate skill, tact and cleverness, (V.) TO ACCOMPLISH something by cleverness, good judgement, or skillful evasion
(n.) delicacy, subtlety

clumsiness, awkwardness
repercussion
(n.) an effect or consquence of some action or event, result, an echo or reverberation
cause, source
resolute
(adj.) bold, determined, firm
steadfast, unflinching

weak, spineless, indecisive
retentive
(adj.) able to hold, keep, or recall, retaining knowledge easily
porous, forgetful
scapegoat
(n.) a person or thing carrying the blame for others
fall guy, whipping boy
flaunt
(v.) to wave or flutter showily, to display in a conceited, offensive way
show off

hide downplay
forthright
(adj.) frank, direct, straightforward
candid, blunt

indirect, evasive, decietful, two-faced
genial
(adj.) cordial, pleasantly cheerful or warm
friendly, amiable

cold, unfriendly, unsociable
instill
(v.) to add gradually, to introduce or cause to be taken in
implant, infuse, inculcate

root out, eradicate, extirpate
ostracize
(v.) to exclude from a group, banish, send away
cast out , expel, blackball, snub

fraternize with, associate with
premonition
(n.) forewrning or foreboding of a future event
presentiment
pseudonym
(n.) a pen name, name assumed by a writer
nom de plume
purge
(v.) to wash away impurities, clean up (n.) the process of getting rid of something or someone decisively
(v.) cleanse, purify

pollute, contaminate, defile