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doleful
(a) sad, full of grief
timidity
(n) lacking courage, shy
hurtle
(v) rush headlong
entreat
(v) to ask earnestly
disparage
(v) belittle, degrade
denizen
(N) dweller
intrinsic
(a) originating within
antagonistic
(a) opposing actively
intrepid
(A) fearless, undaunted
implore
(v) to ask earnestly, beg
imprecate
(v) invoke evil or a curse upon
matrimony
(n) state of marriage
proselytize
(V) to convert from one belief or faith to another
auspicious
(a) promising good fortune
salubrious
(a) healthful
antiquated
(a) obsolete, out of date
heinous
(a) grossly wicked, odious, vile
ephemeral
(a) transitory, short-lived
allege
(V) declare, assert to be true without proof
perspicuous
(A) plain to the understanding
salutary
(a) beneficial, heathful
beseech
(v) to ask earnestly, beg
garish
(A) loud, flashy, gaudy, tawdry
prolixity
(N) wordiness, tediousness
succinctness
(N) the state of being brief, concise
abyss
(n) bottomless pit
meander
(V) wander aimlessly
asperity
(n) harshness, bitterness
emblematic
(a) symbolic
diffident
(a) shy, lacking confidence
protocol
(N) etiquette, forms of ceremony for diplomats and heads of state
hedonist
(N) pleasure lover
complacency
(N) contentment, self-satisfaction, smugness
acuity
(n) keeness, sharpness, acuteness
atheist
(N) one who denies the exisistence of god
sapidity
(N) the quality of being flavorful or pleasing to the mind
tremulous
(a) quavering
deftness
(n) skill, dexterity, adroitness
deprecate
(V) to express dissaproval of, belittle
limpid
(a) clear
ribald
(a) crude, offensive
imcipient
(a) commencing, beginning
dessicate
(V) to dry out, to dovest of spirit
pelagic
(A) pertaining to open oceans
vixen
(n) female fox, shrewish woman
ascetic
(n) one who leads a life of austere self-discipline
pelagic
(A) pertaining to open oceans
condone
(v) pardon, excuse
churlish
(A) boorish, vulgar, intractable
Promulgate
(v) announce officially, make publicly known
integrate
(v) to unify, make into a whole
magnanimous
(A) generous, gracious, unselfish
amicable
(A) friendly, peaceable
magnanimity
(N) generosity
patent
(A) open, obvious, honest
remiss
(A) lax in attending to duty, slack
acrimony
(n) harshness, bitterness
inebriated
(a) intoxicated
avid
(a) eager, enthusiastic, ardent
furtive
(a) stealthy
curvaceous
(a) full-figured, shapely
concupiscene
(n) lust, abnormally strong desire
hirsute
(a) hairy
materialistic
(A) preoccupied with material rather than spiritual or intellectual things
contiguous
(A) adjoining, adjacent
sinister
(A) evil
averse
(A) oposed, reluctant
mitigate
(v) soften, exenuate
rejoin
(v) reply, respond, answer
exonerate
(v) exculpate, free from blame
paucity
(n) scarcity
amenable
(A) tractable, obedient
delude
(V) deceive, mislead
diffuse
(A) scattered
gregarious
(A) sociable
torpid
(a) sluggish
seemliness
(N) mannerliness, having good taste
unilateral
(A) one sided
motley
(A) variegate in color
impropriety
(n) being improper, an improper act
invidious
(A) causing envy or resentment
rustic
(a) bucolic, typical of country life
plaudit
(n) enthusiastic approval
menacing
(a) threatening
tepid
(a) lukewarm
sullied
(a) soiled, tarnished
facetious
(A) joking, im jest
ghastly
(A) terrifying, having a death-like pallor
avaricious
(A) greedy
calumny
(n) slander
macabre
(a) suggesting the horror of death and decay
peremptory
(a) in a commanding way
blithe
(A) happy, carefree
villainous
(a) viciously wicked
missappropriation
(N) embezzlement
pertinent
(a) relevant
propensity
(n) intense leaning
indecisivw
(a) unable to decide