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Pedestrian
ordinary, dull
Uniform
all the same, common
Sage
wise
Flag
to decrease or diminish
Refrain
to hold back, abstain or restrain
Abominable
horrible or unpleasant
Arid
very dry
Delusion
a false opinion or idea
Despair
a feeling of absolute hopelessness, or to lose hope
Dread
overwhelming fear or to be very afraid
Exasperate
to make very angry or impatient
Gaunt
very thin and bony
Impediment
an obstacle, something in the way
Laden
weighed down with a heavy load, burdened
Parch
to make very thirsty
Pungent
a sharp, biting smell or taste
Rancid
having a nasty smell or test, rotting
Repugnant
highly disgusting, offensive
Revile
to criticize with abusive language
Scorn
to abuse or treat with no respect, or a strong feeling of dislike
Authentic
genuine and true, not false
Era
a period of time (usually in the past)
Extinct
no longer existing
Hackneyed
over used and old-fashioned
Hoary
very old, or gray from old age
Obsolete
out of date, no longer useful
Posterity
all of a person's descendants
Premise
an essential fact that others are based on
Retrospect
the review of past events, hindsight
Absolved
freed from guilt or blame
Concede
to give in or surrender
Contrition
deep regret for doing something wrong
Implore
to beg or ask earnestly
Indignant
feeling angry or insulted from an injustice or wrongdoing
Obdurate
stubborn
Obstinate
stubborn
Pardoned
forgiven
Penitent
feeling or expressing remorse for a wrongdoing
Placate
to please, or make less angry
Revere
to deeply respect or admire
Abridge
to shorten in length or duration
Academic
having to do with school or education
Adage
an old saying usually considered to be true
Assert
to state a viewpoint
Cumulative
increasing through successive addition
Genre
a specific style of art or literature
Oration
a formal speech
Preamble
an introduction to a formal document
Ail
to suffer from sickness
Bewilder
to cunfuse
Confound
to puzzle or confuse
Crevice
a narrow crack, especially in a rock
Decompose
to rot or decay
Deteriorate
to get worse
Dilute
to weaken, especially by adding water to a solution
Distort
to bend or twist something out of its normal shape
Quibble
to complain about little things
Rift
a narrow break
Squalid
appearing dirty and wretched
Circulate
to move around freely, to spread widely
Evacuate
to leave or withdraw, as from a dangerous area
Exclusion
not being allowed to enter or join
Exile
to banish someone from their native country
Fluctuate
to shift back and forth without regularity
Linger
to delay or be slow in leaving
Ramble
to move or speak without direction
Recede
to move away or become smaller
Rout
an overwhelming defeat or to defeat
Audible
able to be heard
Dingy
dirty, dull, or shabby
Elaborate
very detailed, or to explain something in greater detail
Elongate
to lengthen
Embroider
to decorate an object with needlework
Emulate
to copy or imitate
Fringe
the edge or outer portion
Hue
the color or shade of an object
Livid
discolored, bruised, or very angry
Lush
juicy and tender or covered with plant life
Opulent
rich, characterized by wealth
Plumage
the feathers on a bird
Stark
bare, without decoration
Sublime
without equal, awe-inspiring
Tome
a book, especially a large and scholarly one
Translucent
almost transparent, able to be seen through clearly
Virtuoso
a person with great skill, especially a musician
Vivid
very distinct and sharp, realistic
Adamant
stubborn and persistent
Condescend
to act as if you are better than someone
Contradict
to disagree
Egotistic
a self-centered or conceited person
Glutton
one who eats and drinks too much, greedy
Imperious
arrogant, behaving like royalty
Plunder
to steal
Shun
to avoid deliberately
Timid
shy
Wily
cunning and crafty