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averse, aversion
strong disinclination, disliking
indulgent
lenient treatment especially towards oneself
complex
complicated
dissociate
separate
perpetulate
prolong the existence of something
papyrus
ancient paper made from papyrus plant
compress
contract, reduce in size or volume
epithet
a term or phrase describing or characterizing
bastion
fortification, strong hold
inebriation
to make drunk, to intoxicate
bolt
to move suddenly
girth
size or dimensions--usually the measure around a body
hideous
very ugly, offensive, shocking
obsequious
overly attentive, like a sycophant, servile
crescendo
a gradual increase in volume and intensity
convoke
summon or call together
avarice
greed for wealth
palpable
tangible, perceptive, easily noticeable
combustible
capable of burning
dictum
an authoritative statement
foliage
cluster of leaves
quixotic
idealistic but impractible
distant
chilly in manner
high- handed
overbearing
issue (verb)
to give out, to circulate
neurotic
an emotionally unstable person
deterrent
something that discourages or keeps something from happening
fluid (adj)
smooth and effortless
irrigate
to wet, supply with water
melodeon
a small reed organ
accent (verb)
to stress, to give prominence
legerdemain
sleight of hand, deception or trickery resulting from use of the hands
obstinate
unyielding regardless of reason or logic
ratify
to give formal approval
dogma
a system of belifs or principles
petty
small and insignificant
industrious
skillfully busy or occupied
commiserate
expressing sympathy or pity
disciple
follower of a teacher or philosophy
germinal
being in the earliest stage of development
germinates
sprout, begin to grow, evolve
corrupt (verb)
to ruin or destroy morally
profane
showing contempt toward sacred things
boorish
acting rudely or insensitively
focus
to concentrate
crave
an intense desire
exquisite
perfect or close to perfect in a lovely or delicate way
introvert
one who turns inward and concentrates thoughts uponhimself
comatose
lethargic, unconsious
beguile
decieve, mislead, persuade with charm