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austere
severe or stern in manner; without adornment or luxury, simple, plain; harsh or sour in flavor
forbidding, rigorour puritanical, subdued
beneficent
performing acts of kindness or charity; conferring benefits, doing good
adj. charitable
cadaverous
pale, gaunt, resembling a corpse
adj. corpselike, wasted, haggard
concoct
to prepare by combining ingredients, make up (as a dish); to devise, invent, fabricate
v. create, fashion rustle up
(adj.) coarse, unfeeling; stupid
crass
crude, vulgar, tasteless
(v.) to lower in character, quality, or value; to degrade, adulterate; to cause to deteriorate
debase
cheapen, corrupt, depreciate
(v.) to commit sacrilege upon, treat irreverently; to contaminate, pollute
desecrate
profane, defile, violate
disconcert
(v.) to confuse; to disturb the composure of
(adj.) grand in an impressive or stately way; marked by pompous affectation or grandeur absurdly exaggerated
grandiose
majestic, bombastic, highflautin
inconsequential
(adj) trifling, unimportant
(n.) a breaking of a law or obligation
infraction
violation, trandgression, offense
mitigate
(v.) to make milder or softer, to moderate in force or intensity -- lesslessen, relieve, diminish
(v.) to rob of goods by open force (as in war), plunder
(N.) the act of looting; booty
pillage
v. ravage sack loot n. booty
(v.) to talk a great deal in a foolish or aimless fashion
prate
chatter, prattle, blab
punctilious
(adj) very careful and exact, attentive to fine points of etiquette or propriety precise
(adj.) inspiring fear or awe; scold, chastise
redoubtable
punctilious
(adj) very careful and exact, attentive to fine points of etiquette or propriety precise
(adj.) inspiring fear or awe; fearsome, awesome
redoubtable
reprove
(v.) to find fault with, scold, chastise
(n.) compensation - act of restoring someone or something to the rightful owner
restitution
stalwart
(adj.) strong and sturdy; brave; resolute
(n.) a brave, strong person
(adj.) defenseless, unprotected, esposed, unguarded
vulnerable
acrimonious
(adj) stinging, bitter in temper or tone -- biting, peevish
(adj.) resembling a cow or ox, sluggish, unresponsive
bovine
consternation
(n.) dismay, confusion, bewilderment, shock
corpulent
(adj.) fat, having a large, bulky body, over weight, heavy, obese, stout
(v.) to deny responsibility for , disown, disclaim
disavow
dispassionate
(adj.) free from emotion, disinterested
(n.) dissagreement, strife, contention
dissension
dissipate
(v.) to cause to disappear, disperse, to scatter
(v.) To remove objectionable passages or words from a written text; to cleanse, purify, censor
expurgate
gauntlet
(n.) dare, provocation, punishment, a challenge, an ordeal
(adj.) based on an assumption or guess; used as a direct investigation, assumed, supposed
hypothetical
ignoble
(adj.) mean, low, base, unworthy, dishonorable
(v) to call into question, to attak as false, challenge, deny, query, question
impugn
intemperate
(adj.) immoderate, lacking in self-control, excessive, extreme, unrestrained
(n.) hated, contempt, disgrace resulting from hateful conduct, shame
odium
perfidy
(n.) faithlessness, treachery, betrayal, disloyalty, treason
(v.) to place in a lower position, to assign, refer turn over, banish, transfer
relegate
squeamish
(adj) inclined to nausea; easily shocked or upset, queasy, delicate, oversensitive
(adj) subordinate in capacity or role, submissively obident, useful
subservient
susceptible
(adj.) open to; easily influenced, lacking in resistance, vulnerable
(v.) to make less in amount, degree, etc.; to subside, become less, diminish, decrease
abate
adulation
(n.) praise or flattery that is excessive, adoration, idolization
(n.) an object of intense dislike, abomination
anathema
astute
(adj) shrewd, crafty, judicious, showing practical wisdom
(n.) a greedy desire, particularly for wealth, cupidity
avarice
culpable
(adj.) deserving blame, worthy of condemnation, guilty, blameworthy
(adj) tending to delay or procrastinate, stalling, slow, tardy
dilatory
egregious
(adj) conspicuous, glaring, flagrant, standing out from the mass
(v.) to speak or act in a way that allows for more than one interpretation, to talk out of both sides of ones mouth
equlvocate
evanescent
(adj.) vanishing, soon passing away
(adj.) unable to make up one's mind, hesitating, indecisive
irresolute
nebulous
(adj.) cloudlike, resembling a cloud, hazy, fuzzy, cloudy, vague, murky
(n.) one who is just a beginner at some activity requiring skill and experience, neophyte, trainee
novice
penury
(n.) extreme poverty
(adj.) done for show, inflated, striving to make big impression
pretentious
recapitulate
(v.) to review a series of facts; summarize
(v.) to revive, bring back to consciousness
resuscitate
slovenly
(adj.) untidy, dirty, careless, unkempt
(n.) something that is assumed or taken for granted with out conclusive evidence, assumption, hypothesis
supposition
torpid
(adj.) inactive, sluggish, dull
accrue
v. to grow or accumulate over time, accumulate
annotation
a critical or explanatory note or comment
bedlam
n. a state or scene of uproar and confusion
covert
adj. hidden, disguised, purposefully kept secret, n. sheltered place
adj. pleasant, courteous, lighthearted, carefree, gracious
debonair
v. to demand insistently, n. a creditor,
v. pester, harass
dun
efficacious
adj. effective, producing results
n. calmness, composure, refusal to panic, tranquility
equanimity
fortuitous
adj. accidental, occuring by happy chance, unintentional
(n.) essential part, main point, or essence
gist
gratitous
adj. freely given; voluntary, uncalled-for
imperious
adj. overbearing, arrogant, domineering, compelling
(n.) strong deunuciation or condemnation; abusive lanuage, abuse
invective
(adj) showing great variety, composted of different elements or many colors
motley
munificient
adj. extremely generous, lavish
procrastinate
v. to delay put off until later
adj. tending to produce a strong feeling or response, stimulating
provocative
recondite
adj. exceeding knowledge and understanding, profound
reprobate
n. a depraved, vicious or unprincipled person, scoundrel, adj. wicked corrupt
sedentary
adj. characterized by or calling for continued sitting, remainging in one place, seated stationary
abstemious
adj. moderate, sparing ( as in eating or drinking ), temperate, sober
adj. deserving of blame or correction
censurable
contingent
adj. likely but not certain to happen, possible, happening by chance
corroborate
v. to confirm, make more certain
n. an inhabitant, resident, one who frequents a place
denizen
discursive
adj. passing aimlessly from one play or subject to another
disseminate
v. to scatter or spread widely, disperse, publicize, broadcast
adj. poorly dressed, shabby; lacking smartness and good taste, tacky
dowdy
adj. highly colored, reddish; showy, flushed, flowery
florid
v. to impose by fraud; to pass off as worthy or genuine, dishoesty
foist
gauche
adj. awkward, lacking in social graces, tactless, clumsy
n. an opinion different from accepted belief, unorthodox belief, heterodoxy
heresy
inculcate
v. to impress on the mind by repetition, teach persistently and earnestly
palpable
adj. capable of being touched or felt; easily seen heard or recognized, plain, obvious
palpable
adj. capable of being touched or felt; easily seen heard or recognized, plain, obvious
preceptive
adh. having sympathetic insight or understanding, observant
adj. extremely harmful; deadly, fatal, injusious, deleterious
pernicious
adj. leaping, jumping or springin forth; prominent, striking, notable
salient
satiate
v. to satisfy completely, to fill to excess, adj. full satisfied
v. to make or become dry and withered, to parch, singe
sear
specious
adj. deceptive, apparently good or valid but lacking real merit, decptively plausible, casuistic