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fitting the occasion; suitable or apt
apropos
contorlling influence; domination
ascendancy
to analyze and determine the nature, value, or importance of
assess
to declare positively; to state as the truth
aver
to grant or let have
concede
lacking
deficient
an unproven principle or belief held to be true
dogma
to put an idea into a form that can be seen
embody
to bestow
impart
the art of public speaking
oratory
to foster the spread of
propagate
someone who proposes or supports an idea; an advocate
proponent
elementary
rudimentary
a temporary stay
sojourn
making one's feelings known in a loud way
vociferous
immature
callow
a persone living during the same period as another
contemporary
skeptical
cynical
a ruler with absolute power or tyrannical control over a group of people
despot
to pronounce clearly
enunciate
anything that gets in the way
impediment
to make poor
impoverish
indulging in ease; avoiding exertion; lazy
indolent
wise
sagacious
not connected with church or religion
secular
to think about ro make guesses
speculate
conflict or struggle
strife
to show great respet for
venerate
greatly eager
voracious
to get smaller, dimmer, or weaker
wane
an old saying that has come to be accepted as true; a proverb
adage
good will and warm feelings among friends
camaraderie
to maintain or assert
contend
not necessary; irrelevant
extraneous
noisy confusion; uproar
hubbub
to follow a winding course; to wander aimlessly
meander
having or giving off a smell
odoriferous
equipment associated witha particluar activity
paraphernalia
careful of and attentive to details, especially ones relating to good manners and behaviour
punctilious
to regain health or strength
recuperate
to entertain or delight
regale
doing or requiring a lot of sitting
sedentary
marked by simplicity and lack of luxury
Spartan
relating to the everyday world as opposed to that which is spiritual or eternal
temporal
turned or bent to one side in distaste or humor
wry
an old saying that has come to be accepted as true; a proverb
adage
good will and warm feelings among friends
camaraderie
to maintain or assert
contend
not necessary; irrelevant
extraneous
noisy confusion; uproar
hubbub
to follow a winding course; to wander aimlessly
meander
having or giving off a smell
odoriferous
equipment associated witha particluar activity
paraphernalia
careful of and attentive to details, especially ones relating to good manners and behaviour
punctilious
to regain health or strength
recuperate
to entertain or delight
regale
doing or requiring a lot of sitting
sedentary
marked by simplicity and lack of luxury
Spartan
relating to the everyday world as opposed to that which is spiritual or eternal
temporal
turned or bent to one side in distaste or humor
wry
to refer to in an indirect way
allude (to)
to dedicate to a cause; to devote; to set aside as holy
consecrate
to scatter or spread widely
disseminate
to show excessive fondness for
dote (on or upon)
to urge strongly; to warn or appeal
exhort
careless or irresponsible
feckless
to show to be involved with something, especially soemthing dishonest or illegal
implicate
to feel or expresss grief
lament
of or related to money
monetary
deep in thought; dreamily thoughtful
pensive
a showy or dignified display
pomp
artificially stiff or formal in nature
stilted
to bring under control; to conquer
subjugate
emotional shock
trauma
excessive or unrestrained
wanton
promptness in responding
alacrity
to place in order
array
to draw conclusion from given facts
deduce
to impede the action of
encumber
full of or accompanied by
fraught
marked by lack of plan, order, or direction
haphazard
impossible to dispute; unquestionable
incontrovertible
hard to explain or impossible to understand
inexplicable
marked by imagination, resourcefulness
ingenious
one who falls behind otehrs; a straggler
laggard
something that provides nourishment; food needed to live
sustenance
intensely hot and dry; passionate
torrid
to pass over, across, or through
traverse
appering to be present in large numbers or in many places
ubiquitous
the highest point, the peak
zenith
to express deep regret or sorrow over
bewail
without resources or possessions
destitue
to take away, especially from the value, beauty, or importance of
detract
to set free from slavery; to liberate
emancipate
to praise highly
extol
excessively showy; unrestrained
flamboyant
a driving force that causes an action
impetus
incapable of being overcome or defeated
insuperable
not continuous; happening at intervals
intermittent
a genreal rule or rlule of conduct
maxim
required or demanded
obligatory
to reach the deepest part of
plumb
a person who wanders from place to place
vagabond
a face, especially one thaqt expresses feelings
visage
to gain by using sly persuasion or insincere praise
wheedle