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Abberant
abnormal
Aggrandize
to increase/exaggerate
Ambosial
divine or delicious
Anomalous
peculiar; contrary to the norm
Barefaced
shameless
Bombast
pompous speech
Breach
a lapse, gap or break
Cadge (v)
to get something by taking advantage of someone
Caprice (n)
impulse
Conflagration (n)
a great fire
Corporal (adj)
of the body ("corporal punishment)
Culpable (adj)
deserving of blame
Dearth (n)
lack, scarcity
Descry (v)
to catch sight of
Disparaging (adj)
belittling
dispassionate
calm; unbiased
Dogged (adj)
stubborn or determined
efficacy (n)
effectiveness
effluent
the quality of flowing out
emollient
softening; something that softens
encomium (n)
eulogy or speech of praise
we need to hear the encomium before we ENTOMBmium
enigma (n)
puzzle; mystery
equivocal (adj)
ambiguous; unclear
exculpate (v)
to demonstrate or prove to be blameless
exculpate him before they scalp him
exorbitant (adj)
exceeding normal limits
extant
in existence; still existing
fervid, fervent
highly emotional; hot
florid (adj)
flushed with a rosy color
gossamer (n., adj)
fine cobweb on foliage; fine gauzy fabric; very fine
guileless
honest
hapless
unfortunate
headlong
headfirst; impulsive; hasty
impecunious
penniless; poor
imperious
commanding
improvidence
an absence of foresight; a failure to provide for future needs or events.
incorrigible
not capable of being corrected
indelible
permanent; unerasable; strong
that DELI will be here forever!
ineffable
undescribable
what is an eft? I can't describe it
insular
of or pertaining to an island, thus, excessively exclusive.
intransigent
stubborn; unwilling to change
leviathan
great whale; something very large
loquacious
talkative
lugubrious
excessively mournful, gloomy
lug around that mournful gloomyness
magnanimity
generosity and nobility
malevolent
malicious; evil
misanthrope
one who hates people
misogynist
one who hates women
nefarious
wicked; evil
noisome
harmful, offensive, destructive
obdurate
hardened against influence or feeling; inflexible
the OBBeration left the a "hard, inflexible" scar for the DURATION of his life
obviate
to make unnecessary
it is OBVIOUS that contraceptives will make ovulation unnecessary
ossified
turned to bone; hardened like bone
panegyric (n)
a eulogy; a writing or speech in praise of a person or thing
don't PANEG, do a gyrating jig as you picture the audiance naked while giving your eulogy
peccadillo
a small sin or fault
pedantic
making an excessive display of one's own learning (shoving off books, etc)
perfidious
dishonest
PERFectly hIDIOUS to tell a lie

perfect, valorie again
petulant
easily or frequently annoyed, especially over trivial matters
she's a petulant, always getting annoyed over petty things
ponderous
heavy; massive; awkward; dull
prevaricate
to stray away from or evade the truth
can it be VARIfied? No, CATE strays from the truth.
prodigal
rashly wasteful
Pulchritudinous
beautiful
pusillanimous
cowardly, timid
rarefy
to make or become thin; to purify or refine
reproof
scold
rescind
to repeal or annul
sagacious
very wise
sanguine
cheerful; confident
sate
to satisfy fully or to excess
saturnine
having a gloomy or morose temperament
savant
a very knowledgable person; a genious
quite opposite a savage
sedulous
diligent
tacitum
habitually untalkative or silent
temperate
exercising modertion and self-denial; calm or mild
tortuous
twisted; excessively complicated
tractable
managable
turpitude
depravity; baseness: "Mr. Castor was fired for moral turpitude".
turpentine deprives the trees of sap
tyro
beginner
vacuous
empty
verbose
wordy
viscous
slow moving
volatile
explosive; fickle
voracious
craving or devouring large quantities of
chagrin
vexation; disappointment
CHAG (shag)carpet... it's so plush and nice under the feet...we thought it'd stay around forever, but it harbors all that dust and those mites. what a disappointment.
heretic
skeptic
teetotal
oppose to alcohol
ire
anger
wag
merry person
macerate
to make or become soft by soaking in water
macerate that old laceration (in the tub)
mince
pronounce or speak affectedly; euphemize
blithe
cheerful; carefree
though we are not cheerful about it, we are FREE from the chestnut trees killed by teh blithe
fetter
to shackle or put in chains
skiff
small boat
salutary
wholesome
insouciant
unconcerned; carefree
the insociable fellow as disconcerned about what society thought of him
eclat
great brilliance, as of performance or achievement
prodigious
enormous; wonderful
impervious
inpenetrable; not allowing to pass through (of materials )
unable to pervade
immutable
that cannot be changed
brash
hasty, rush
pellucid
transparent; easy to understand
lachrymose
causing tears; tearful
lack morose feeling for those crying
decorum
propriety; properness
I hope the decor is proper for the magazine shoot
purvey
provide supply
purvey for the scurvey
ruddy
reddish, healty-looking
glean
gather facts in small quantities
lionize
treat as a famous person
propitiatory
appeasing, mitigating
proper to appease you again
ominous
threatening
fracas
noisy quarrel
obfuscate
to darken; make obscure
an OBtUSe cover on a FUbar thing
trepidation
alarm; excited state of mind
lackluster
(of eyes) dull
pungency
sharpness; stinging quality
connotation
suggestion in addition to
rebuff
snub
indomitable
not easily discouraged or subdued
cant dominate him with your discouragement
excoriation
severe criticism
CORI is an EX friend because of Sean's "severe criticism"
bellicose
inclined to fighting
obloquy
sharp criticism
Kenny isn't OBLigated to take the KEY of sharp criticism
undulate
to move in a wavelike fashion; fluctuate
slake
to assuage, satisfy
foible
defect of character (one is wrongly proud)
sere
make hard and without feeling
nascent
coming into existence; emerging
somatic
of the body
precepts
rules establishing standards of conduct
incursion
a raid; sudden attack
INCUR a sudden attack
rubicund
red and healthy
rubi
pyre
a large pile of wood for burning
mettlesome
courageous; high-spirited
multifarious
greatly diversified
sagacius
perceptive; shrewd, wise
synopsis
summary or outline
eddy
circular or spiral movement (of wind)
piquant
agreeably pungent; stimulating; spicy
acarpous
no longer fertile; worn out
"a": against; no longer
CARPOUS: this happens to carpet eventually.
imprecation
a curse
there are implications to this incantation
sedulous
perservering
aplomb
self-confidence
limn
paint or portray
voluble
fluent
berate
scold sharply
you be'r of ate yo' apple, cause I'm commin to kick yo ass
rotund
rich;deep;plump;round
voluble
fluent
argot
jargon; slang
punctilious
meticulous
emote
stir up; excite
refulgent
shining; brilliant
it's almost fulgar how much of a shining/brilliant gentleman you are
spurious
false
anger is spurred when I hear a lie
obdurate
inflexible; stubborn
ob: against
durate: the duration

He was obdurate during the entire bargaining
impiety
lack of reverence or dutifulness
don't behave this way in front of the diety!
stygian
dark, gloomy
reminds of a dark stallion riding up to the spooky castle. How's the weather???
benevolence
wish or activity in doing good
assail
attack violently with
manacle
chains for the hands or feet
incense
make angry
paean
song of praise or triumph
PAEAN (payin') our respects and praise first thing at church
pusillanimous
faint-hearted; mean-spirited; cowardly
exculpate
to clear from charge of guilt
exculpate him before they scalp him
puerile
childish; trivial
like children, this is pure
splenetic
bad-tempered; irritable
your company is not splendid, it's making me irritable

your bad temper/irretablity is giving me a splitting headache
exigency
emergency or urgent situation
sententious
short and pithy; full of proverbs
the Orlando SENTinal is short and to the point, full of little stories
recreancy
cowardice
if you wish to RECREAte this situation, you'll have to give us all your CURRENCY, coward
gaucherie
socially awkward; tactless behavior
(french accent): "MonCHERIE", says the dope whose eyes they want to GAUCH out.
effluvia
outflow in a stream of particles; a noxious odor or vapor
rueful
dejected; downcast
this guy was "dejected", and has been reduced to making RUE.
eabrogate
repeal or annul
I'll have this thing annulled because you licked my EAr without using colGATE.
engrossing
taken up all the time or attention; writing in large or formal
spurn
reject
your bURN me, I'll SPUR you.
onus
responsibility; burden
Honest, you're not a burden to me

A "burden" like this can make the donkey ONerus.
nostrum
an untested cure
put this up your NOSTRol and you will be cured for sure.
denigrate
sully; defame
like degridate
quell
crush, extinguish, quiet, suppress
water from the the quell will extinguish your thirst

let me "quiet" the sting of the porcupine QUiLL
ubiquitous
present everywhere
UBI like OMNI; UBI (oobi) is everywhere you go.
inured
accustomed to; adapted
I am not INURED to being INJURED.
deprecate
protect against; express disapproval of
deprecate against depreciation
poignant
deeply moving
not a deeply moving word, but it means "deeply moving"
malapropism
misuse of a word
mala: wrong
propism: like a verbal proposal.
diaphanous
transparent
cant see diaphne because she is [pretending to be] a ghost
gourmand
a person devoted to eating and drinking in excess
think GOURMet
verisimilitude
appearing true or real
Valerie SIMULATED being "true or real", too.
obtrusive
undesirably noticeable
I can see that obtrusive eyesore
alcove
recess/partially enclosed place
luculent
easily understood
apostate
one who abandons long-held convctions
the apostles abandoned much of what they church said, and followed Jesus
sanguine
cheerful; confident; optimisitic
happy as a pig (swine) after having drank sambuca!
ostracism
shut out from society; refuse to meet/talk
OSTRICH's were shunned by other birds, too, for being so tall, as well as unable to fly
didactic
intend to instruct
I DID "intend" to instruct you with my tACTIC
verisimilitude
appearing true or real
look for SIMILIT = similar to the truth/what is real
subsume
include under a rule
assumed: included under teh sub section of rules
pundit
pedant authority on a subject
PUNDt the others, I am the PENDANT authourity on this subject
vestige
trace or sign
the powers invested in me were given by a trace or a sign
heresy
belief contrary to what is generally accepted
congeal
make or become stiff and solid
coaggulated blood has congealed
verdant
fresh and green
think verde
narcissism
self love
antithetical
direct opposing
thetical: thespians must be directed
anti: against
umbrage
offense; resentment
UMB...not RAGE, but offended, which I resent
impecunious
impoverished
idyll
a carefree episode or experience
idyll worship is free from caring about God's feelings
reactionary
opposing progress
Jeremy's reactionary to the rats (and everything else)
piquant
agreeably pungent, stimulating
egress
way out; exit
so far regressed, we left the situation
libertine
immoral person
the statue of LIBERTY now stands for today's people, who are ____
heretic
skeptic, protestant
think: heresy
discourse
speech; lecture
perhaps DIS COURSE can help me to speak better
auxiliary
helping; supporting
this is what the college's auxiliary panal is good for
countenance
to favor or approve of
we count you in; approval
detumescence
diminishing or lessening of swelling
will reduce the swollen body (due to fluids) durin the course of enTOMBment.
imbroglio
complicated and embarrassing situation
wearing uMBROs in the presence of EmiLIO Esteves
propinquity
proximity
meretricious
attractive on the surface, but of little value
looked like it had MERET, but we were TRICked
penurious
poor;stingy
hirsute
hairy; shaggy
Kalmia hirsuta: hairy laurel
pernicious
harmful, injurious
PER vICIOUS attack: harmful/injurious
enmity
hatred; being an enemy
I "hate" trying to say the word "enmity"... I am an "enemy" of this word
extol
to praise highly
like exhault
upbraid
scold; reproach
I will scold you for up braiding my hair
retrograde
receding; reverting
retro: go back
pariah
an outcast; a rejected person
mARIAH Carey must've been one, 1/2 black, 1/2 white
sadistic
cruel
abacus
frame with balls for calculating
a BACward way of calculus
abut
border on
one mexican but on the border wall
imutable
that cannot be changed
evince
to show; to indicate
you'll have to "show" it to me if you are to conVINCE me.
vagary
strange act or idea
why is he being so vague? (how strange)
stint
to be thrifty; to set limits
like STUNT the growth of a dangerous idea; set limits
redoubtable
formidable; causing fear
I DOUBT this is a good idea
abjure
promise to give up
don't jure me in the side, I promise I'll give it up!
ensconse
to settle (oneself) securely or comfortably
settle the sconse securely and comfortable over there
palliate
lessen the severity of
a little salt will palliate the food and make it more pallitable
august
majestic
a majestic time of year
suppliant
asking humbly; beseeching
ask humbly for the supplies
pervade
spread through every part of
covert
disguised
covered under the covert
sanctimony
self-righteousness
SANCTIfy himself ...so self-righteous!
odious
repulsive; hateful
If ODI had a brain, he'd feel this way toward Garfield
mettle
quality of endurance or courage
his courage is worthy of a mettle
maladroit
tactless, clumsy
morphodite
halcyon
calm and peaceful
halo, zion, heaven
inscrutable
incapable of being discovered or understood
Hollywood is unable to scrutinize all the others and discover me!
bequest
arrangement to give something at death
bequeath
sodden
soaked; saturated
SOD is soaked for delivery
expiation
expiring
EXPIdiA moves you very quickly from start to EXit/"end"
palpitate
tremble; beat rapidly and irregularly
travesty
parody/imitation; a feeble or ridiculous imitation
a tragecal imitation
crass
stupid
lithe
bending; twisting
drawl
slow way of speaking
summarily
briefly; without delay
think: summary
redoubtable
formidable; causing fear
equivocal
having a double or doubtful meaning; suspicious
minatory
menacing; threatening
the miniature man is a menacing threat
stanch
to stop the flow of a fluid
the stench was so strong the lava came to a stanch
apropos
appropriate to the situation
agile
active; quick-moving
protracted
prolonged
our use of the protractor in geometry class was way too prolonged
verve
spirit; vigor; enthusiasm
coeval
of the same period; coexisting
co: together
eval: as in evalution...time period
vagary
strange act or idea
vagina -- OBGYN is a STRANGE act/idea
equable
steady; regular
like equal, steady, regular
profligate
wasteful; extravagant
think: prolifferous, too much, we have to flog that wasteful amount
concord
harmony, agreement
sedulous
persevering
odium
contempt; dislike; aversion
squalid
foul; filthy
a squal will leave a foul/filthy mess
transgress
break; go beyond (a limit)
trans: to break into
gress: like progress
resigned
as in a resignation; to give up
argot
jargon; slang
astute
clever
astute students are clever
antithetical
direct oppossition
I disagree with your thesis
incipient
beginning
IN the beginning, you CIP your drink
excoriation
severe criticism
contiguous
touching; neighboring; near
frenetic
frantic; frenzied
tonic
something giving strength or energy
hew
make by hard work; cut (by striking)
hew a tree
presumption
arrogance
untoward
unfortunate; inconvenient
inconvenient truth: towers of industrial pollution, unfortunate and inconvenient
protracted
prolonged
perfidy
treachery; breaking of faith
PERfect, valorie again
break fidelity/loyalty/faith
hubris
arrogant pride
it was HUBRIS to think they were above the HUMIS from heaven
dubious
feeling doubt
trencherman
person who eats a lot
the glutton will wind up in a trench
eschew
avoid
shoo away
impute
to attribute to a cause or source
attribUTE
exscind
to cut out; cut away
excise
atonement
repayment; death of Jesus
chastened
corrected; punished
preternatural
not normal or usual
PRETER: it's be PRE-deTERmined that this is not NATURAL
defer
postpone
collusion
secret agreement fo a deceitful purpose
there will be a COLLiSION with that tangled web you weave!
expatiate
to roam; wander freely
EX, as in EXIT, as in outdoors...wandering free, Pati (pashe)like space
mellifluous
sweetly flowing
melli: like sweet melon
fluous: like flowing fluid
duress
Constraint by threat
threaten to undress, take prisoner
avow
admit
ostentation
to obtain admiration/envy
recondite
"deep", only the really smart ones can figure it out
no morphadite can understand
dulcet
melodious; harmonious
cant
insincere talk/jargon
if you won't recant the situation, I am forced to believe this talk is insincere
disinter
dig up from the earth
we're digging up the DISINTERgraded materials
chastisement
punishment
forbear
refrain from be patient; ancestor
for I can't bear this any longer!
deluge
great flood; heavy rush of water
amortize
end (a debt) by setting money aside
we're going to immortilize this debt by setting a plan of action
impugned
challeged; to be doubted
that pug-nosed girl has challenged me!
obtuse
blunt/stupid
how stupid for that obtuse triangle to hang out in the open so bluntly!
scabbard
sheath for the blade
like a scab, a sheath for a wound, inflicted by a blade
garrulity
talkativeness
imperious
commanding; haughty; arrogant
severence
severing
dolt
stupid fellow
jennifer holtz, when hanging out with us
flax
pale yellow (hair); a plant
astringent
substance that shrinks
listerine shrinks the amount of bacteria
didactic
intended to instruct
I DID ACT to instruct you
mendicant
a beggar
opposite a merchant
tout
to solicit customers, votes, or patronage
trout don't need to tout customers, etc
seminal
like a seed constituting a source originative
it BEGINS with SEMEN
peregrination
traveling about; wandering
PER ERIN'S GReat ideas, we're wandering about this NATION....
countervail
counterbalance
itinerate
to travel from place to place
force the ITINERARY, we're traveling about
fidelity
loyalty; accuracy
foppish
like a man who pays too much attention to his clothes
dissent
have a different opinion
if he wants to descend down the mountain because he thinks it's a better idea, then let him
nebulous
cloud-like; hazy; vague; indistinct
baneful
causing harm or ruin; destructive
rain of destruction; a baneful could be painful
apotheosis
glorification to godliness
apocolipto, like god
theosis, like an act, like glorification
perfidious
treacherous; faithless
PERFectly hIDIOUS to lose faith; treacherous, too
interim
as an installment
like an internship, it's just a small installment for the future
coruscate
sparkle; flash
of CORUS the SKATE rink is flashy and sparkely
propitious
presenting favorable circumstances
it is PROvidential that we will take PITI on you, and present you with favorable circumstances
bedizen
to adorn, especially in a cheap showy manner
think: bedazzle
interdict
prohibit, forbid
parents INTERfere and prohibit and forbid, contradicting the vows they made at 16.
refulgent
shining; brilliant
it's almost FULGER how brillENT that is shining
supplicate
to humbly petition
SUPPLY CATE with a humble petition
garble
make unfair selection from facts
demagogue
person appealing not to reasons
here they look to something else
expurgate
to remove obscenity; purify; censor
PURGe
garner
to gather and save; to store up
garner today so that you may garnish the table tomorrow
predilection
special liking; mental preference
I've already PREdetermined that I will favor your DILECT
warmonger
person who stirs up war
contumacious
insubordinate; rebellious
CONTUMplate a vicious feeling for your customs, and rebel against them
barrage
artificial obstacle built across a river
equipoise
equal distribution of weight; equilibrium
equally poised
coalesce
come together
succor
assistance; relief in time of distress
succor (super)! I thought you'd never get here!
avid
eager; greedy
cajole
use flattery or deceit to persuade
umbrage
offense
I resent this braid in my hair!
strut
a supporting bar
strut around in the balet arena
terse
brief and to the point
balk
purposly ge in the way of
derivitive
obtained from another source
vanquish
conquer
first vanquish, then banish
palpability
can be felt, touched, understood
touch,feel, understand my palpating heart
harrow
to distress; create stress or torment
profligate
wasteful
quandry
state of uncertainty
the horse felt quandry in the quarry
peremptory
urgent; imperative
imPEREtive
toady
obsequious flatterer
the obsequious toad aims to flatter and be kissed
countenance
to favor or approve of
countenance of the countess
incite
stir up
my INCITEfulness will stir in you questions and knowledge and curiousity
germane
relevant or pertinent to
germane tayolor was relevant/pertinent to saving that girls life
quotidian
banal everyday
on groundhogs day, he could QUOTE everyone word for word
extricable
that can be freed
all you have to do is extract it!
lope
move along with strides
but an antelope moves along with leaps
provident
frugal; looking to the future
epistle
letter
the apostles wrote many epistles, which now comprise the bible
opprobrious
showing scorn or reproach
your opprobrious attitude is inappropriate in church
figurehead
carved image on the prow of a ship
poor angel on the prow of a ship... I hope it doesn't get cracked with the champagne bottle!