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acquisitive
concerned with acquiring wealth or property
arrogate
to take without right
banal
boring, common
belabor
to thrash soundly, to overwork something
carping
tending to find fault, in a nasty way
coherent
meaningful, makes sense
congeal
change from a liquid to a solid
emulate
to imitate in a good way
encomium
formal expression of praise
eschew
to shun
germane
relevant
insatiable
unquentiable
intransigent
refusing to compromise
invidious
offensive
largesse
generosity in giving; big lavish contributions
reconnaissance
a survey made for military purposes
substantiate
to prove or back up with evidence
taciturn
silent or quiet
temporize
to stall in order to gain time
tenable
capable of being held or defended
accost
to approach and speak to first, to confront
avid
greedy for something
brackish
salty and unpleasant
celerity
swiftness
devious
wandering from a direct course
gambit
chess move
halcyon
calm peaceful
histrionic
artificially dramatic
maelstrom
a whirpool of great size and violence
myopic
nearsighted
articulate
to pronounce distinctly
cavort
to prance around
credence
belief acceptance
decry
to comdemn
dissemble
to disguise or conceal
distraught
agitated because of mental conflict
eulogy
a formal high praise
evince
to display clearly
exhume
to remove from a grave
feckless
lacking in spirit and strength, innefective
nefarious
wicked
piquant
spicy
primordial
created at the very beginming
propinquity
closeness
unwonted
not in character, not expected
utopian
founded apon a visionary idea
verbiage
language that is very wordy
verdant
green in colour
viscous
gelatinous
atrophy
the wasting away of a body organ or tissue
bastion
stronghold
concord
a state of agreement or harmony
consummate
to perfect to bring to completion
disarray
disorder, confusion
exigency
urgency, pressure
flotsam
floating debris
frenetic
frenzied
glean
to gather bit by bit
grouse
a type of game bird, to complain
incarcerate
to imprison
incumbant
required
jocular
humorous
ludicrous
ridiculous
mordant
biting or caustic in though
nettle
plant, to arouse displeasure
pecuniary
of or relating to money
pusillanimous
contemptibly cowardly or mean spirited
recumbent
in a reclining position
stratagem
strategy
acuity
sharpness
delineate
to portray, sketch
depraved
marked by evil and corruption
enverate
to weaken or lessen the mental viggor of
esoteric
intended for or understood only by a select few, secret
fecund
fruitful in offspring or vegetation, intelectually productive
fiat
an arbitrary order or decree
figment
a fabrication of the mind
garner
to aquire as the result of effort
hallow
to set apart as holy or sacred
idiosyncrasy
a peculiarity that serves to distinguish or identify, mannerism
ignominy
shame and disgrace
mundane
earthly, concerned with what is ordinary
nuance
a subtle or slight variation, shade difference
overweening
conceited
penchant
a strong attraction or inclination
reputed
according to reputation or general belief
sophistry
reasoning that seems plausible but is actually unsound
sumptous
costly, magnificent
ubiquitous
present or existing everywhere