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epistle
a letter
avid
enthusiastic; extremely interested
gadfly
an irritating or persistant person
humility
humbleness; modesty
dolorous
exibiting sorrow or pain
gargantuan
huge
arduous
difficult
affable
friendly
grandiloquent
pompous of high-flown in speech
agrarian
having to do with farms
grimace
scowl
harangue
a long, stronly expressed speech or lecture
formidable
arousing fear or awe
sycophant
a flatterer
explicit
clearly and openly stated
altercation
a heated argument
lexicon
a dictionary
hue
a particular shade of a given color
galvanize
to startle into sudden activity
sanction
permission; support
hyperbole
extreme exaggeration
ominous
threatening
audacity
nerve
evince
to prove
implacable
unable to be appeased or pcaified; inflexible; relentless
exhort
to urge on with stirring words
incarcerate
to put into prison
incisive
sharp; cutting straight to the heart of the matter
expedient
practical; effective; providing an immediate advantage
pertinent
having to do with the subject at hand
inert
unable to act or move
circumvent
to get around; to bypass; avoid
clandestine
secret
acquit
to find not guilty of a fault or crime; absolve
deprecate
to express strong disapproval of
barrister
lawyer (British)
adulation
excessive praise or admiration
culinary
having to do with the kitchen
bawdy
indecent; humorously obscene
chastise
to punish severely
jocose
joking; humorous
myriad
n. a very large number
adj. too numerous to be counted
latent
present, but not active
pernicious
destructive, deadly
frugal
thrifty; economical
levity
lightness of disposition; lack of seriousness
hoax
a practical joke
amicable
friendly; peaceable
obstreperous
aggressively boisterous; stuborn and defiant
enraptured
delighted beyond measure
marital
having to do with marriage
bask
to expose oneself to plesent warmth
genial
friendly; admirable
charlatan
one who pretends to have professional knowledge in order to swindle others; fraud
mundane
commonplace
fickle
likely to change on a whim or without apparent reason
juggernaut
a terrible destructive or irresistible force
naive
simple in outlook; unsuspecting
nocturnal
having to do with night
novice
a beginner
noxious
harmful to the health
connive
to cooperate secretly in wrongdoing
chutzpah
nerve; audacity
liege
a lord or master
odium
hatred
crass
coarse; tasteless
hypercritical
overly critical; too severe in judgement
fallacy
a mistaken notion; a misconception
complacent
self-satisfied; confident
befuddle
to confuse
pandemonium
a wild disorder
parsimonious
excessively thrifty; cheap; stingy
verbose
using more words than are needed; wordy
laudable
worthy of praise
indiscreet
not wise or judicious