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affront
verb. to insult openly
assiduous
adj. diligent, attentive
abject
abject. a variety of quartz
bedlam
noun. wild uproar and confusion
boorish
adj. rude, ill-mannered
cur
noun. a surly, ill-bred fellow
cannonade
noun. concentrated cannon fire
corroborate
verb. to confirm
corporeal
adj. bodily, physical
agate
noun. a variety of quartz
brazen
adj. shameless and flagrant
caddish
adj. behaving dishonorably
distraught
adj. bewildered, perplexed
diptheria
noun. acute infection bacetrial disease of the throat, causing difficulty in breathing, swallowing
desultory
adj. disconnected, superficial
exaltation
noun. the act of raising or elevating
evocation
noun. the act of calling forth
effluvium
noun. an unpleasant or noxious odor
eon
noun. a long or indefinite period of time
forthright
adj. outspoken
fuselage
noun. the body of an airplane
flibbertigibbet
noun. a gossiping, frivolous, or restless person
feckless
adj. feeble (weak), ineffective
flabbergast
verb. overwhelm with astonishment; to dumbfound
gentry
noun. people of good breeding
glib
adj. insincere
gamboling
noun. skipping or frolicking playfully
hypercritical
adj. inclined to judge too harshly
inscrutable
adj. mysterious
insular
adj. pertainign to an island, detached
jaunt
noun. a short trip, made for pleasure
luxuriate
verb. to take selfish delight in
languid
adj. lacking energy
litigious
adj. unreasonably fond of using the law
meddlesome
adj. disposed to interfere
meridian
noun. a circle passing through poles of the earth
menagerie
noun. a collection of wild animals kept in captivity for exhibition
machination
noun. the act of devising plots
nonplussed
adj. perplexed; confounded
obeisance
noun. a bow as a sign of respect
pomade
noun. a perfumed hair ointment
perfunctory
adj. done merely from a sense of duty
quicksilver
noun. metallic mercury; mobility of mood/temper
rakish
adj. smart/sophisticated in appearance
rambunctious
adj. uncontrollably enthusiastic
skullduggery
noun. trickery
sanguine
adj. optimistic, confident
tousle
verb. to make untidy; to handle roughly or rudely
tapestry
noun. a woven fabric with elaborate designs
travail
noun. painful or laborious effort
toper
noun. the condition of habitiual drunkeness
untoward
adj. unfavorable
unction
noun. the act of anointing w/ oil
virtuoso
noun. one who has fine in fine arts; a connoisseur
valise
noun. a small leather trunk for clothes
vixen
noun. a spiteful or quarrelsome woman
voluble
adj. speaking passionately or incessantly
vitiate
verb. to impair the quality of; to corrupt or contaminate
wane
verb. to decrease, as in size
rampageous
adj. rushing wildly about