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addendum
Something added or to be added, especially a supplement to a book
affable
Easy and pleasant to speak to; approachable
aggrandize
To make appear greater; exaggerate
amorphous
Lacking definite form; shapeless
archetype
an original model on which something is patterned
aura
A distinctive but intangible quality that seems to surround a person or thing; atmosphere
contraband
Goods prohibited by law or treaty from being imported or exported
erudite
having or showing profound knowledge
gossamer
Something delicate, light, or flimsy
infer
To conclude from evidence or premises
inscrutable
Difficult to fathom or understand; impenetrable
insular
Circumscribed and detached in outlook and experience
irrevocable
Impossible to retract or revoke
propensity
An innate inclination; a tendency
querulous
habitually complaining
remonstrate
To reason or plead in protest; present an objection
repudiate
To reject the validity or authority of
resilient
Marked by the ability to recover readily
retrench
To cut down; reduce
reverberate
To have a prolonged or continuing effect
scurrilous
expressing offensive reproach
sedulous
Constant in effort or application
sleazy
Shabby, dirty, and vulgar; tawdry
amnesty
(n) a general pardon for an offence agains a government
autonomy
(n) Self-government, political control
axiomatic
(adj) self-evident, expressing a universally accepted principle or rule
blazon
(v) to adorn or embellish; to display conspicuously to publish or proclaim widely
caveat
(n) a warning or caution to prevent misunderstanding or discourage behavior
equitable
(adj) fair, just, embodying principles of justice
extricate
(v) to free from entanglements or difficulties to remove with effort
filch
(v) to steal, especially in a sneaky way and in petty amounts
fractious
(adj) tending to be troublesome, unruly, quarrelsome, contrary unpredictable
precept
(n) a rule of conduct or action
salutary
(adj) beneficial, helpful, healthful, wholesome
scathing
(adj) bitterly severe, withering; causing great harm
scourge
(v) to whip, punish severely
(n) a cause of affliction or suffering; a source of severe punishment or criticism
sepulchral
(adj) funeral, typical of the tomb; extremelygloomy or dismal
sporific
(adj)tending to cause sleep.or elthargy
(n)something that induces sleep
straitlaced
(adj) extremely strict in regard to moral standards and conduct; prudish, puritanical
transient
(adj) lasting only a short time, fleeting
(n) one who stays only a short time
unwieldy
(adj) not easily carried, handled, or managed because of size or complexity
vapid
(adj) dull, uninteresting, itresome;lacking in sharpness, flavor, liveliness, or force
flout
(v) to mock, treat with contempt