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clairvoyant
(adj) supernaturally perceptive
(n) one who possesses extrasensory powers, seer
direputable
(adj) not respectable, not esteemed
endemic
(adj) native or confined to a particular region or people; characteristic of or prevalent in a field
guile
(n) treacherous cunning, deciet
misconstrue
(v) to interpret wrongly, mistake the meaning of
placate
(v) to appease, soothe, pacify
pretext
(n) a false reason, deceptive excuse
stark
(adj) harsh, unrelieved, desolate
(adv) utterly
abjure
(v) to renounce, repudiate under oath; to avoid, shun
august
(adj) majestic, inspiring admiration and respect
callous
(adj) emotionally hardened, unfeeling
clandestine
(adj) secret, concealed; underhanded
compunction
(n) remorse, regret
conflagration
(n) a large destructive fire
indelible
(adj) not able to be erased or removed
inveterate
(adj) firmly established, long-standing; habitual
platitude
(n) a commonplace, stale, or trite remark
quell
(v) to subdue, put dowhn forcibly
quiescent
(adj) inactive; at rest
ruminate
(v) to mediate, think about at length; to chew the cud
tacit
(adj) unspoken, silent; implied, inferred
trenchant
(adj) incisive, keen; forceful, effective; cutting, caustic; distinct, clear-cut
antipathy
(n) a strong dislike, hostile feeling
decorum
(n) proper behavior, good taste; orderliness
duress
(n) compulsion by threat; forcible confinement
facsimile
(n) an exact copy
imbibe
(v) to drink; to take in, absorb
implacable
(adj) not to be satisfied or pacified; unyielding
infinitesimal
(adj) so small as to be almost immeasurable; minute
patent
(n) exclusive rights over an invention; copyright
(v) to arrange or obtain such rights
(adj) plain, open to view; copyrighted
sedate
(adj) quiet, settled, sober
(v) to admisnister a tranquilizer
prowess
(n) distinguished bravery; superior skill or ability
innocuous
(adj) harmless, inoffensive; insignificant
militate
(v) to have effect or force on or against someone or something, fight against
stentorian
(adj) extremely bold
stipulate
(v) to arrange specifically; to require as a condition of agreement
alacrity
(n) a cheerful readiness; brisk and eager action
alleviate
(v) to relieve, make more bearable
antithesis
(n) the direct opposite, a sharp contrast
bellicose
(adj) warlike in manner or temperment; quarrelsome
droll
(adj) amusingly odd
disparage
(v) to belittle, speak slightingly of; to undervalue
edict
(n) an order issued by someone in authority
dissonant
(adj) not in harmony; disagreeing, at odds
elucidate
(v) to clarify, explain