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Adage
n. proverb, short pithy saying
Ardent
adj. zealous, devoted; passionate, glowing
belittle
v. to make less of, cut down, disparage
carrion
n. dead or decaying flesh
carte blanche
n. full discretionary power to act
carnivorous
adj. meat-eating
compel
v. to force, drive
curt
adj. brusque, terse, short, sharp
defer
v. to postpone, delay
devout
adj. religious, sincere, devoted
diminution
n. decrease, diminish, reduce
discourse
n. conversation, exchange of ideas
disown
v. to refuse to acknowlesge, disclaim
disparage
v. to degrade, talk badly of
elegy
n. poem expressing sorrow for death
ennui
n. weariness, dissatisfaction (with life)
ensue
v. to follow, occur afterward
eulogy
n. praise
perocious
adj. fierce, savage
gratify
v. to give in to, indulge, satisfy, give pleasure
inert
adj. slow, sluggish, inactive
hypothetical
adj. conditional, theoretical, based on assumption or conjecture
minimize
v. to make less, reduce in size
pacific
adj. calm, peaceful
personify
v. to give human qualities to
punitive
adj. inflicting punishment
pious
adj. showing reverence, devou, virtuous
remedial
adj. corrective, giving remedy
render
v. deliver, yield up, give, pay, hand over
repepellent
adj. repulsive, disgusting, repugnant; resisting
repudiate
v. to disown, reject, decline; refuse to acknowledge
secede
v. to withdraw from
superficial
adj. shallow, concered with surface matters
verify
v. to confirm, establish as true
verdant
adj. green in colorl inexperienced, fresh
vilify
v. to malign, utter abusive statements against
vehement
adj. emphatic, intense, strong feeling
venerate
v. to honor, show respect
wary
adj. hesitant, cautious, careful
worldly
adj. secular, relating to the world (as opposed to the spirit)
zanith
n. highest point