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abstemious
moderate, sparing, temperate
censurable
deserving blame/correction,
contingent
conditional, dependent, detachment
corroborate
confirm, bolster, substantiate, refute
denizen
inhabitant, resident, dweller
discursive
digressive, diffuse, wandering
disseminate
scatter, spread widely
dowdy
poorly dressed, shabby, frumpy, drab
florid
highly colored, showy, ruddy, frilly
foist
pass off, palm off, fob off
gauche
awkward, tactless, inept,
heresy
opinion different from accepted beliefs
inculcate
impress on the mind by repetition, instill, implant
palpable
easily seen, tangible, plain, obvious
perceptive
having sympathetic insight/understanding, observant
pernicious
extremely harmful, deadly, fatal
salient
leaping, jumping, notable,
satiate
satisfy, cloy, gorge
sear
char, scorch, harden, parch
specious
deceptive, sophistic, casuistic
absolve
clear from blame, acquit, vindicate
caricature
representation, cartoon, parody
clangor
loud ringing sound, din, clamor, uproar
contiguous
side by side, touching,abutting
cupidity
greed, craving, lust
deleterious
harmful, injurious
enhance
raise to a higher degree, improve, magnify
enthrall
captivate, charm, fascinate, attract
extenuate
lessen the seriousness, diminish
implicit
implied tacit, unspoken
incisive
sharp, keen, acute,
ostentatious
flashy, overdone, flamboyant
paradon
model of excellence, exemplar, ideal,
paraphrase
restate in other words
politic
prudent, tactful,
prosaic
dull, commonplace, literal
redundant
extra, excess, wordy, verbose
santimonious
insincere, making a show of something
scintillating
sparkling, twinkling
winsome
charming, attractive, winning
abet
encourage, hamper, hinder
aver
affirm, declare, assert
blatant
noisy in a corase, offensive way, flagrant
broach
bring up to talk about
buttress
support, bolster, reinforce
carousal
noisy merrymaking, binge
collate
compare critically, sort out, rearrange
connoisseur
expert
disconsolate
deeply unhappy, without hope,
encumber
weigh down
foment
promote trouble or rebellion
grisly
ghastly, gory
herculean
relating to hercules, dificult, mighty,
impassive
showing no feelings, stoical
inauspicious
unfavorable, unlucky
incontrovertible
unquiestionable
nunplussed
confused, puzzled
opportune
suitable, timly, felicitous
prolific
abundant, fruitful
rejoiner
reply to a reply, answer
amenable
willing to follow advice, compliant
berate
scold sharply
carnage
buthcery, massacre
credulous
gullible,
criterion
rule, test, yardstick, gauge
deplete
exhaust, empty,
expatiate
expand on, elaborate
extraneous
coming from the outside, extrinsic
inception
beginning, start, outset
infirmity
weakness, affliction, malady
jejune
lacking in nuritive value
obdurate
stubborn unyeilding
potpourri
a collection of diverse items, farrage, medley
precocious
forward, gifted
sadistic
brutal, inhuman, fiendish
sententious
self-righteous, moralistic
supplicate
beg earnestly, humbly, plead
surfeit
excess, glut, satiate
tortuous
winding, twisted, crooked,
turgid
swolled, bloated, inflated,
adamant
firm in purpose, obdurate, flexible
brouhaha
commotion, furor
bulwark
citadel, stronghold, defense
choleric
easity made angry
cloy
spoil, destroy, stimulate
curtail
cut short, limit, abridge
deference
respect, courtesy
definitive
conclusive, final
demeanor
behavior, conduct
enigmatic
puzzling, mysterious
impromptu
without preparation, spontaneous, unrehearsed
mawkish
excessively sentimental, mushy
mollify
soften, pacify, enrage
onus
burden, duty
presentiment
forboding, hunch
remit
pay, abate, absolve
profilgate
prodigal, spendthrift
requisite
needed, required, incumbent
sartorial
a tailor and his work
thwart
prevent, foil