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abdication
giving up control
your abs give up control with this electric workout device
abet
help, encourage
abhor
to hate; to detest
abrogate
repeal or annul
abrocadabra, we can have our magician marrage from vegas unnulled
abstruse
obscure
accolade
praise; approval
accretion
grow together (2 into 1)
accretion of a tree-shun and a fence
accrue
accumulate
admonitory
containing warning
before I admonish you I am warning you!
adulteration
making unpure; poorer in quality
affable
[likable]; polite and friendly
atta boy! they like you!

meets approval
agog
eager; excited
egad!!!
aleck
I'm smarter than you
alloy
to debase by mixing with something inferior
aloof
indifferent
ambivalent
having both of two contrary meanings
apartheid
brutal racial discrimination
arabesque
a complex, ornate design
the arabs are really good at these
arrant
in the highest degree
ascetic
practicing self-denial
ascribe
consider to be the origin of or belonging to
the scribes say Jesus is the origin
aseptic
surgically clean
asperity
ill temper
makes an disparaging ass of himself with his asperity/ill temper
aspersion
slander
your aspersion will disperse the people, renouncing thier liking of us
assiduous
diligent
attune
bring into harmony
augury
omen
audry sends the omen
auspicious
successful
suspicious of how she became so successful
aversion
strong dislike
baleful
harmful
belabor
beat hard
benign
mild
bereft
deprived of something
think berieve, which sounds like grieve, which is what you would do if you lost everything
bigot
narrow-minded person
bilge
bulge
blandishment
buttering up
blandness
polite manner;

uninteresting
broach
bring up; announce
brook
to tolerate, endure
cabal
a plot; a group of plotters
calipers
metal supports attached to the legs; measuring instrument
calumny
slander
cantankerous
quarrelsome
canvass
discuss thoroughly; sort of touting
censure
blame or disapproval
I feel censure for those who fight against the act to censor
centurion
leader of a unit of 100 soldiers
chary
wary
churl
bad-tempered person
who knew that chirley was a churl? (she threw the coffee pot in the break room!)
clamor
with a lot of noise
clinch
come to grips
cloture
closing device; to end a debate by voting
cogitate
meditate
cognizant
being fully aware
commodious
having plenty of space for what is needed; [accomodating]
compunction
regret (for one's action)
I regret punctchin you
conceit
of too much pride
concur
agree
conduce
to bring about
condone
forgive
conjoin
to join together
consequential
pompous
consternation
dismay
the blowing up of a constellation would leave us feeling this way
consummate
perfect/complete
contemn
to despise; [condemn]
contiguous
touching
contumacious
rebellious
rebel against consummating the marriage
convoke
summon; [evoke]
cordon
line of people (of police acting as a guard)
cordon in blue
cornucopia
abundant supply
corporeal
of the body
cravat
piece of linen worn as a necktie
crese
line made by crushing; white line on the ground in cricket
credulity
very trusting; tendency to believe readily
curmudgeion
bad-tempered person
want to curtail that smudge sitting at the table...
cursory
quick; hurried
cursit man, we're late again
curtail
make shorter than was planned
debacle
sudden disaster
to be shackled would be a sudden disaster
decree
order given by authority
decry
disapprove of
defer
1: postpone

2: give way (to show respect)
deferential
showing respect
demure
1: shy, modest, reserved; coy

(2: raise objections)
denouement
the unraveling of a plot
think novel
deprave
corrupt
deprecate
protest against; express disapproval of
dereliction
deserting and leaving to fall into ruins
desert to go to a new dialect
derision
riducle
fuh-rizzle (ridicule snoopy dog)
derogatory
insulting
descry
catch sight of
desiccant
substance used to absorb moisture
desuetude
disuse
desue: dis-, and rearrange "sue" to = "use"
detraction
slandering
discomfit
confuse; embarrass
disconcert
embarrass; frustrate
discountenance
refuse to approve of
discredit
refuse to believe
discreet
careful/prudent
discrete
individually distinct
disencumber
free from encumbrance
disheveled
untidy
disproof
proof of the contrary
dissemble
speak or behave so as to hide something (in mind)
divestiture
taking off; getting rid of; giving up
de-vest
doggerel
Crudely or irregularly fashioned verse
dogmatic
intolerant; no room for discussion; narrowminded
droll
ammusingly odd or whimisical
drone
male bee; person who isn't self-employed
dud
something that fails
duplicity
deliberate deception
ecumenical
representing the whole Christian world
edacious
voracious
bodaciously hungry
effete
infertile; worn out; weak
effrontery
boldness; arrogance
elegy
like a eulogy; a lament
embezzle
use in a wrong way for one's own benefit
encomium
eulogy; warm or glowing praise
encumbrance
burden
endemic
epidemic
ensign
flag/badge
entreat
ask earnestly
epicurean
devoted to pleasure
esoteric
difficult to understand (intended only for a small circle of)
espouse
marry; give one's support to
evince
to show clearly; to indicate
exoneration
to set free from blame
exorbitant
[exceeding]; much too high or great
expedient
potentially purposeful
expiation
ending; expireing
exploit
develop; use selfishly
expostulate
argue earnestly; protest
should happen in court
expurgate
to remove obscenity; purify
extempore
unprepared
ex: not
tempore: well thought out
extenuate
lessen seriousness of
extending the curtosy of lessening the seriousness of...
extirpate
exterminate
extort
obtain by threats or violence
extralegal
outside the law
exuberance
being full of life
facile
easily done
fagged
too tired; exhausted
falter
waver; move in an uncertain manner
feint
pretend
ferment
become excited
ferocity
ferociusness
ferret
search
fervid
showing earnest feeling
fervor
warmth of feelings; earnestness
fetid
stinking
the bottom of a ferret cage
finical
too fussy about food, clothing, etc.
fixate
stare at
flak
criticism
fledged
trained; experienced
forbearance
patience; willingness to wait; [opposite forbear]
ford
shallow place in a river (to cross)
forestall
prevent by taking action in advance; preempt
forge
workshop for the shaping of metal; to shape metal
forswear
renounce; disallow
froward
stubborn
fulmination
bitter protest
this fulmination was an abomination to peace
fulsome
disgusting; offensive
glib
ready and smooth, but not sincere; Showing little thought, preparation, or concern:
glimmer
weak/unsteady light
glut
glutton
gregarious
living in societies; likeing the company
hallow
to make holy
harbinger
future (fortune) teller
hermetic
like a hermit

Completely sealed, especially against the escape or entry of air.
highbrow
(person) with superior tastes
hoi
the masses; the rabble
holster
leather case for a pistol
homiletics
act of preaching
hone
stone used for sharpening tools
hubris
arrogant pride
idolatry
excessive admiration of
ignoble
dishonorable; common; undignified
ignominious
shameful,; dishonorable; disgraceful
illicit
unlawful; forbidden
impetuous
impulsive
impiety
lack of reverence or dutifulness
no impiety before the diety
implicate
show that someone has a share
implicit
implied
importune
beg, urgently solicit (of a prostitute)
looking for a fortune in the prostitues @%&$
impromptu
without preparation
impudent
rash; indiscreet
sounds like impetant, which is where the hoohoo is... rash
inane
silly; senseless
inasmuch
since; because
incessant
often; repeated; continual
incise
engrave; make a cut in
inculcate
fix firmly by repetition
culculculculcul
incumbents
official duties
indefatigability
not easily exhaustible; tirelessness
indelible
cannot be rubbed out
indigence
poverty
dig in your pockets
indigenous
native
indistinct
not distinct
indulgent
inclined to indulge
ineluctable
inevitable
can't elect when it will happen, but it is inevitable
inept
unskillful
inimical
harmful; unfriendly
inimitable
can't be imitated
insensible
unconscious; unresponsive; unaffected
insipid
w/o taste or flavor
insularity
narrow-mindedness; isolated
insurrection
rising of people; to open resistance to
interdict
prohibit; forbid
intrepid
fearless; brave; undaunted
introspection
examining one's own thoughts and feelings
inured
accustomed to; adapted
invective
abusive language
inveigh
to attack verbally
Leigh-ah (leah); at the end, she and tracey would like to have verbally attacked each other
inveterate
deep-rooted; long-established
involute
complex
involuntarily complex

involute like convolute like confounded because of its complexity
irksome
tiresome
irresolute
undecided
irrevocable
final and unalterable
jibe
make fun of
jocular
meant as a joke
judicious
sound in judgement; wise
laudatory
expressing or giving praise
levee
formal reception/embankment
libel
false statement that damages reputation
liberality
free giving; generosity
lien
legal claim until a debt is repaid
lucubrate
write in scholarly fashion
loll
rest; to sit or stand in a lzy way; hang (dog's tongue)
macabre
gruesome; suggesting death; [think: massacre]
machination
plot scheme (esp. evil)
malign
injurious; speak ill of; tell lie
matriculation
be admitted; enter a university as a student
matrimony + ciricullum
maudlin
sentimental in a silly or tearful way
mendacity
dishonesty
mendacious missy
mercurial
quick-changeable; in character; fleeting
middling
fairly good, but not very good
miser
one who loves wealth and spends little
mite
a very small amount, portion, or particle
myriad
very great number
nadir
lowest, weakest point
nexus
a connection, tie, or link
nonplused
greatly surprised
noxious
harmful
nugatory
worthless
obdurate
inflexible; stubborn; hardened and unrepenting
obfuscate
to darken; make obscure; muddle
obstreperous
noisy; loud
occluded
blocked up
odium
dislike
officious
too eager to help or offer advice
opprobrious
showing scorn or reproach
ostensible
professed; seeming or appearing as such
overhaul
examine thoroughly
overweening
arrogant; overbearing; being a jerk
palatial
magnificent
palliate
lessen the severit of
paradigm
a model example
parley
negotiation; discussion between enemies
parsimonious
miserly
scrooge won't even share from his persimmon tree
pellucid
transparent; easy to undderstand
penitent
feeling or showing regret
like penence
peregrination
traveling about; wandering
peremptory
urgent; imperative
per this emptory stomach, it is imperative that we get food soon!
perfidious
treacherous; faithless
peripatetic
wandering
perjury
willul false staement; unlawful act
pernicius
harmful; injurious
who knew that pernicius could do such a thing?
perpetrate
commit (a crime)
personable
attractive
perspicacity
quick judging and understanding
petrified
taken away power (to think, feel, act)
petrify
to make hard, rocklike
petrous
like a rock; hard; stony
philistine
a smug, ignorant person; one who lacks knowledge
picaresque
involving clever adventurers
pied
of mixed colors
pine
waste away through sorrow or illness
pious
dutiful to parents, devoted to relition
pique
1: To cause to feel resentment

2: To arouse: The portrait piqued her curiosity.

hurt the pride or self-respect; stir (curiosity)
pitfall
covered hole as a trap; unsuspected danger
pith
essential part; force; soft liquid; substance
plaintive
mournful; sorrowful
plead
to ask earnestly
plod
continue doing something w/o resting
plumb
get to the rood of
plunge
move quickly, suddently, and with force
portent
omen
important to pay attention to that portent (omen)
preclude
prevent
precursory
preliminary
predominate
have more power than others
preponderance
greatness in number, strength, weight
preponder about mel gibson in braveheart
presage
warning sign
the burning sage gave the natives the warning sign before there was trouble
prim
neat; formal
proclivity
inclination
pro: yes
cliv, like cleavage

men are inclined there = inclination
profane
having contempt for God; worldly
profligacy
shameless immorality
if I were God, I would flog those showing profilgacy
profundity
depth
prolix
Tediously prolonged; wordy
my fish speech
prosaic
everyday; mundane; trite
the everyday mosaic
proscribe
1: outlaw

2: To denounce or condemn.
provisional
Provided only for the time being; temporary
provoke
make angry
prudence
careful forethought
puissance
strength
putrefacation
becomming rotton
quack
person dishonstly claiming to something
quaff
drink deeply
quail
turn chicken

lose courage; turn frightened
qualm
feeling of doubt; temporary feeling of sickness
quandary
state of doubt or perplexity
quell
suppress; subdue
quibble
try to avoid by sophistication
quixotic
generous; unselfish
rabble
mob; crowd; the lower classes of populace
raconteur
person who tells anectotes
raffish
tawdry
ramify
to be divided or subdivided; to branch out
ram the wood until it splits

there will be ramification to splitting up!
rancorous
feeling bitterness, spitefulness
rapacious
greedy
reciprocity
one hand washes the other
recompense
make payment; to reward, punish
like a compensation
regicide
crime of killing a king
remonstrate
to protest; [like: demonstrate]
repast
meal
REvisit the PAST and think of Jeremy's dinner table
repine
be discontented with
reproach
scold
repudiate
disown
refuse to own
requite
repay; give in return
requite (we quite) would like to be repaid!
resigned
submissive
resort
to frequently visit
restive
reluctant to be controlled
rift
split; crack
rivet
secure; metal pin
salacious
obscene
reminds me of salivate, which, if I saw someone salivate excessively, I'd think it pretty obscene
sanction
approval (by authority); penalty
scurvy
mean
survile
like a slave, lacking independence
survey how the slaves live...
shrewed
showing sound judgement
shunt
lay aside; evade discussion
simper
give a silly/self-conscious smile
sinuous
winding; undulating
like undulating around sin...winding around that web
sophistry
faulty logic
it LOOKS like sophisticated logic, but it's faulty
soporific
producing sleep
spenetic
bad-tempered; irritable
spen around and around with her bad temper
spurious
false
stentorian
extremely loud and powerful
Lord Farquar
stipple
paint with dots
stipulate
a necessary condition (a stipulation)
striated
striped, grooved, or banded
stymie
to hinder
suborn
To induce (a person) to commit perjury/a crime
sub: lying in the supin position
born: a criminal was born

delilah, sheba,
subpoena
written order requiring a person to appear in a low court
sumtuous
magnificent
sundry
various; misc; separate
supercilious
disdainful; characterized by haughty scorn
superfluous
more than is needed or wanted
supersede
take the place of
surcharg
additional load/charge
sycophant
person who flatters to the rich and powerful
tamp
tap or drive down by repeated light blows
tangential
subdly changeable (as moving along a tanget)

Merely touching or slightly connected.
tautology
a repetition
temerity
boldness
temperance
self-control
tenacity
firmness; persistency; tending to hang on
tenuous
flimsy; weak
like tennis: if you make that shot, I'll keep my promise; jay's promises
tepid
lukewarm
testiness
rritated, impatient, or exasperated; peevish

(2. witness;evidence)
timorous
timid
transitory
temporary
trenchant
Distinct; clear-cut.

Forceful, effective, and vigorous: a trenchant argument. See Synonyms at incisive.
like a trench cut in the ground, this also means incisive; clear-cut and distinct
trifling
[trivial]; unimportant
truculence
aggressiveness
come truckin' at me
turgid
swollen (think: plants)
turpitude
vile; shameful
ulterior
[ulterior motive]
uncouth
rough; awkward
untoward
unfortunate; inconvenient
urbane
elegant; refined in manners
vacillation
being uncertain; hesitating
variegate
to mark with different shade or colors
paint the gate with a variety of colors
venel
ready to do something dishonest
veracity
truth
veritable
real, rightly named
verifiable? Yes.
vilivy
slander; say evil things
[think: villian]
virago
a loud domineering woman; a scold or nag
visceral
of the internal organs of the body
it does get slippery in surgery
vitiate
lower the quality; weaken the strength
let's viciously weaken the other guy
vituperate
curse; abuse in words
vit-like a pit vipor, snake = evil = curse
volubility
fluency; easy use of spoken language
voluble
fluent
waffle
talk vaguely and without much result
welter
turmoil
swelter in turmoil
wend
to go proceed
writ
written order
xenophile
a person who is attracted to foreign peoples, cultures, or customs