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abstemious
A person who is abstemious in his alcohol intake might not be welcome by that fraternity.

sparing; temperate
allure
A child tried to allure the stray dog into her yard with a piece of bread
aperture
the farmer discovered an aperture in his fence that allowed some cows to escape
articulate
An announceer must be articulate. A good politition must be able to articulate his views
atone
He atoned for his stealing by repaying his victims.

to make up for...
benevolence
His benevolence was shown when he set up soup kitchens for the poor.
bequeath
I bequeathed my gym shorts to my brother after I graduated from high school
bestial
the bestial traits of the man were offensive to refined ladies

savage, bruiltly
cajole
I will not be cajoled into allowing you to stay up past your bed time
chaste
The King insisted that the woman who would become his wife be chaste and pure.

moraly pure
cherubic
The cherubic expression on the child's face concealed his guilt in the affair.
chronic
The chain smoker is often plaugued by a chronic cough.

long lasting and frequently occuring
converge
The cars converged at the intersection at the same time and crashed.
coquette
The young woman flirted coquettishly with the man.

A coquette is a flirt; coy
credulous
Because the ladys horoscope said that she should stay inside, the naive and credulous woman did not go to work.

naive
decorousness
A gentleman's behavior is known for its decorousness.

Proper. A Decorum is a book teaching young men how to be proper lads.
defile
The gang defiled the school with obscene graffiti.

To make dirty or pollute
defunct
The company went bankrupt and is now defunct.

No longer exsisting; dead
demur
Kenedy's demur (hesitate) in the Cuban Missile Crisis to not move in and blow up the missile sites, led to a peaceful resolution.
elated
I am elated about the 100 that I made on the test.

Very happy
emaciated
As a result of reciving very little food, most prisoners of concentration camps became extreamely emaciated.
estrange
His estranged wife had left him two years ago.

estrange - to alienate; to leave
estranged - alienated; left(to leave)
evocative
The play was so evocative in that it made me think of my youth.

calling to the mind; evoke a conclution
ferocity
A tiger is an animal that has ferocity. (n)

ferocious (adj)
fertile
The fertile soil was ready to planting.
furtive
(looks)
During the test, he made some furtive glances at other classmates' papers.

The girls gave furtive glances to the new stud that walked into the classroom.

stealthy
fuse
to join
germinal
The project was still in its germinal stages when it was cancelled.

earliest stage of development; like the germination of seeds - the first stage in reproduction
heretical
His heretical statements were offensive to many believers.

contradicting church doctorine
hideous
very ugly
hypothesize
Before you begin your experiment, you should hypothesize.

before reading a conclution - "Hypothetically speaking"
Ignoble
I do not like his ignoble ideas.

not noble
lowly; with out honor