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instigate
tocause; start trouble
sage
a wise person
predecessor
someone who came before another
jeopardy
danger
tangible
touchable; significant
indulgent
pampering oneself; satisfying desires
remorse
sadness; regret
pivotal
important; crucial; critical
scrupulous
careful; diligent; moral
refute
to disprove
respite
a rest; a break; a pause
stoic
indifferent to pleasure or pain
volatile
changeable; unstable; explosive
peripheral
on the egde; surrounding
hedonistic
pleasure-seeking
idiom
a peculiar, untranslatable expression
benefactor
a generous donor
brevity
briefness
apocryphal
of doubtful origin; false
virtuoso
an accomplished musician
slander
to defame; to speak maliciously of someone
animposity
hatred
deplete
use up; to reduce; lessen
amity
friendship
stringent
strict; harsh; severe
voluminous
very large; spacious
auspicious
favorable; looking up
fickle
capricious; whimsical; unpredictable
lethargic
tired, languid
hackneyed
banal; overused
amass
accumulate
willful
stubborn
bastion
stronghold; fortress
trepidation
fear
desecrate
to profane a holy place
fortuitous
accidental; happening by chance
vehement
urgent; passionate
assuage
to soothe
prodigious
very large
torpid
sluggish; lethargic
furtive
secretive
supercilious
haughty; arrogant
prudent
careful; cautious
verbose
wordy; overly talkative
pedestrian
common; ordinary; banal
innocuous
harmless
fanatic
one who is extremely devoted to a cause or idea
enhance
to make better; to augment
retract
to take back
paucity
scarcity, lack
rescind
to repeat; to take back formally
zeal
zest; enthusiasm
benign
not causing harm
compliant
submissive; easy to persuade or control
emulate
to copy something admired; to imitate
innumerable
too may to number or to count; many
meander
to wander slowly; like a winding river
authoritarian
like a dictator
brawn
bulk; muscles
contrite
deeply apologetic; remorseful
exemplify
to serve as an example of
facilitate
to make easier
hypothetical
theoretical; for the sake of argument
recalcitrant
stubbornly disobedient
ambulatory
able to walk; walking
diffidence
shyness
drone
to talk on and on in a dull way
gullible
overly trusting; willing to believe anything
marred
damaged; bruised
nullify
to make unimportant
parsimony
stinginess
propriety
properness; correctness
rejuvenate
to make young and strong again
skeptical
doubting
tenacious
tough; hard to defeat
animated
alive; moving
authentic
real
blased
not neutrak; on one side or the other
blithe
free-spirited
dearth
a lack
divert
to change the direction of; to alter the course of; to amuse
enthrall
to thrill
heed
listen to
hinder
to obstruct; get in the way of
irascible
irritable
merger
a joining or a marraige
nostalgic
yearning for the old days
pretentious
pompous; self-important
saccharin
sickly sweet; falsely sweet
stanza
a section of a poem; verse
animated
alive; moving
authentic
real
blased
not neutrak; on one side or the other
blithe
free-spirited
dearth
a lack
divert
to change the direction of; to alter the course of; to amuse
enthrall
to thrill
heed
listen to
hinder
to obstruct; get in the way of
irascible
irritable
merger
a joining or a marraige
nostalgic
yearning for the old days
pretentious
pompous; self-important
saccharin
sickly sweet; falsely sweet
stanza
a section of a poem; verse
exemplify
to serve as an example of
facilitate
to make easier
hypothetical
theoretical; for the sake of argument
recalcitrant
stubbornly disobedient
ambulatory
able to walk; walking
diffidence
shyness
drone
to talk on and on in a dull way
gullible
overly trusting; willing to believe anything
marred
damaged; bruised
nullify
to make unimportant
parsimony
stinginess
propriety
properness; correctness
rejuvenate
to make young and strong again
skeptical
doubting
tenacious
tough; hard to defeat
facilitate
to make easier