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denizen
an inhabitant, resident; one who frequents a place
contingent
likely but not certain to happn, possible; dependent on uncertain events or conditions
to impose by fraud; to pass off as worthy or genuine
foist
to confirm, make more certain
corroborate
moderate, sparing (as in eating and drinking)
abstemious
to scatter widely
disseminate
highly colored, reddish; excessively ornate, overdecorated
florid
deserving of blame or correction
censurable
passing aimlessly from one place or subject to another, rambling
discursive
poorly dressed, shabby; lacking smartness and good taste
dowdy
to emphasize, place stress on
accentuate
deceptive, apparently good or valid but lacking real merit
specious
having sympathetic insight or understanding, capable of keen appreciation
perceptive
capable of being touched or felt
palpable
to make or become dry and withered; to char or scorch the surface of
sear
to statisfy completely; to fill to excess; full satisfied
satiate
awkward, lacking in social graces
gauche
to impress on the mind by repetition
inculcate
an opiniion different from accepted belief; the denial of an idea held sacred
heresy
extremely harmful; deadly, fatal
pernicious
to shrink back in fear, lose heart in a difficult or dangerous situation
quail
leaping, jumping, or springing forth; prominent, standing out
salient
loud ringing sound; to make loud ringing noise
clangor
harmful, injurious
deleterious
ato clear from blame or guilt
absolve
to raise to a higher degree; incrase the value
enhance
a representation with exaggerated features
caricature
to lessen the seriousness or magnitude of an offense by making partial excuses
extenuate
side by side, touching; near
contiguous
to ooze out; discharge throuh the pores
exude
implied or understood though unexpressed
implicit
an eager desire for something; gread
cupidity
to enslave; to imprison; to captivate, charm
enthrall
sparkling, twinkling, exceptionally brilliant
scintillating
extra, excess, more than is needed; wordy
redundant
charming, attractive
winsome
superior, outstanding
preeminent
a model of excellence or perfection
paragon
prudent, shrewdly conceived
politic
making a show of virtue or righteousness
sanctimonious
sharp, keen, penetrating
incisive
dull, ordinary, lacking indistinction
prozaic
to restate in other words
paraphrase
marked by conspicuous or pretentious display, showy
ostentatious
to compare critically in order to note differences
collate
to promote trouble or rebellion; to apply warm liquids to
foment
to encourage, assist
abet
to weigh down or burden; to fill up, block, hinder
encumber
an expert; one who is well qualified to pass critical judgments
connouisseur
noisy in a coarse, offensive way; obvious
blatent
deeply unhappy or dejected
disconsolate
to support, prop up, strengthen
buttress
to affirm, declare confidently
aver
noisy revelry or merrymaking
carousal
to break surface of the water
broach
puzzled, not knowing what to do
nonplussed
abundantly productive
prolific
suitable or convenient for a particualr purpose
opportune
unquestionalbe, beyond dispute
incontrovertible
frightful, horrible, ghastly
grisly
to reply to a reply
rejoinder
a liking, preference
predilection
expressed in lofty or high-flown language
magniloquent
unfavorable, unlucky
inauspicious
showing no feeling or emotion
impassive
relating to Hercules
herculean
lacking in nutritive value; immature, juvenile
jejune
too ready to believe, easily deceived
credulous
a weakness or ailment
infirmity
to expand on, write or talk at length or in detail
expatiate
to scold sharply
berate
to use up as a result of spending or consumption; to diminish greatly
deplete
coming from the outside, foreign
extraneous
the beginning, start, earliest stage
inception
a rule, test; standard for judgment
criterion
willing to follow advice or authority
amenable
large-scale slaughter or loss of life
carnage
winding, twisted, crooked; highly involve
toruous
self-righteous, characterized by moralizing
sententious
stubborn, unyielding
obdurate
a collection of diverse or miscellanious items
potpourri
showing unusually early develpment
precocious
happening as though through divine intervention
providential
apparent, appearing to be true or actual
ostensible
excess or overindulgence
surfeit
delighting in cruelty
sadistic
swollen, bloated
turgid
to beg earnetly and humbly
supplicate
a confused hodgepodge of sounds, hubbub
brouhaha
to spoil or destroy an appetite by too much indulgence
cloy
the way a person behaves, overall impression
demeanor
courteous yielding to the wishesand ideas of another person
deference
puzzling, perplexing
enigmatic
conclusive, final, representing the limit
definitive
offensively self-assertive; excessively and arrogantly self-confident
bumptious
easily made angry
choleric
a strong defense or protection, solid wall-like structure
bulwark
to cut short
curt
firm in purpose or opinion
adament
given over to dissipation and self-indulgence
profligate
excessively and objectionably sentimental
mawkish
to oppose successfully; to prevent, frustrate
thwart
something that is heavy or burdensome
onus
needed, necessary, regraded as essential
requisite
to soften, make gentle
mollify
vague sense of approaching misfortune
presentiment
without preparation
impromptu
tolerance and self-control
forbearance
to send or hand in, to cancel as a penalty or punishment, forgive, pardon; to lessen
remit