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licentious
(adj) sexually unrestrained immoral or wicked
corroborate
(v) to confirm or make certain;: esp. for someone's story
malevolent
(ad) evil; wishing evil or harm on others
incredulous
(adj) not believing, skeptical
vindictive
(adj) wanting revenge
trepidation
(n) a fear so great that it causes trembling or quivering
spurious
(adj) not real or genuine, counterfeit OR of illegitimate birth
rancorous
(adj) full of bitterness and resentment, unforgiving
assiduous
(adj) constant, working diligently, persevering
tempest
(n) a violent windostorm OR a violent commotion or distraction
impetus
(n) a driving force, impulse, stimulus
heathen
(n) someone who does not worship the God of the Bible and Koran OR and irreligiuos uncultured or uncivilized person
demagogue
(n) someone who gets power by stimulating peoples' emotions and prejudices
intrepid
(adj) fearless
cajole
(v) to coax, to persuade someone using flattery or promises
anachronism
(n) something outside of its time
ardent
(adj) intense feeling, passionate, burning
audacious
(adj) bold and daring
austere
(adj) serious, strict, severely simple
daunt
(v) to imtimidate or cause a loss of courage
ignominiuos
(adj) humiliating, deserving disgrace or shame
lurid
(adj) shocking, horrible, gruesome, revolting
melancholy
(n,adj) gloomy, sad, depressed
obeisance
(n) a gesture to show respect
palpable
(adj) obvious or tangible (touchable)
pestilent
(adj) harmful and likely to spread; annoying
placid
(adj) calm and peaceful
robust
(adj) strong, healthy, rough
scrupulous
(adj) conscientious, precise, exact
urbane
(adj) socially polished and sophisticated; cool
convivial
(adj) fond of feasting, drinking, and good company, jovial
corpulent
(adj) obese, bulky in body, portly
disconcerting
(adj) disturbing; throwing into disorder or confusion
disparity
(n) a difference, esp. lack of similarity or inequality
exultant
(adj) feeling great joy or happiness, triumphant
gaudy
(adj) showing, flashy, ornamental
infinitesimal
(adj) tiny, immeasurably small
ingratiate
(v) to suck up, put yourself in good favor
juxtapose
(v) to put multiple things close together for comparison or contrast
loquacious
(adj) excessively talkative
portentious
(adj) momentous OR pompous, self-important
punctilious
(adj) strict in following the formalities of conduct
somnambulist
(n) sleepwalker
superfluous
(adj) more than necessary, excessive
truculent
(adj) aggressively hostile, belligerent