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Augury
Omen, sign
Desiccated
completly dried out
Inscrutable
not easily understood
Flippant
disrespectful in a casual way
Pastiche
mixture
Malediction
curse
Virgule
a slash mark
Promulgate
to publish, to broadcast
Eschew
to avoid, to shun
Obfuscate
to cloud
Chiasmus
inversion of the second of two parallel pharses
Vicarious
experianced through imagination
Succor
aid
Insouciant
carefree
Segue
transition from one thing to another
Unimpeachable
unchallengeable
Probity
honesty
Elysian
heavenly
Acquiesce
to give into
Joie de Vivre
joy of life
Pro Bono
free, for the common good
Pedestrian
unimaginative
Sepulchral
grim, gloomy
Simper
to smile
Dysfunctional
abnormal
Squeamish
prudish, queasy
Extemporize
to improvise
En masse
as a whole, in a group
Pedigree
family tree
Traipse
to strut
Forte
a strong point
Soupcon
a slight trace, a suspicion
Persnickity
"picky", fussy, particular
Protocol
code of behavior
Atelier
an artists studio
Propitious
auspicious, favorable
Atrium
skylighted central area of a public building
Hegemony
dominant influence of one nation over another
Iconoclast
one who attacks established beliefs, rebel
Anodyne
pain reliever
Lugubrious
gloomy, sepulchral
Placebo
fake medicine
Miscegenation
mixture of races
Foible
a weekness
Glitz
show, panache
Protege
one under anothers wing
Seminal
origional, creative
Enclave
a ghetto
Glitch
a foul up, snafu
Auspices
support, protection
Patronize
to talk down to
Paunchy
big bellied
Philander
make love frivously
Mecca
a special place for a certain group
Coiffure
a hairdo
Immolate
to kill
Entrepreneur
a powerful business man
Incorrigible
incapable of being reformed
Shamnan
a priest
Schmooze
to chat
Protege
one under anothers wing
Seminal
origional, creative
Enclave
a ghetto
Glitch
a foul up, snafu
Auspices
support, protection
Patronize
to talk down to
Paunchy
big bellied
Philander
make love frivously
Mecca
a special place for a certain group
Coiffure
a hairdo
Immolate
to kill
Entrepreneur
a powerful business man
Incorrigible
incapable of being reformed
Shamnan
a priest
Schmooze
to chat
Umbrage
offense
Dissident
a rebel
Parochial
narrow in scope
Gamut
the entire scope
Bulwark
a defense, a protection
Intrinsic
essential, inherent
Excoriate
to criticize harshly, to berate
Nyctophobia
fear of darkness
Cortege
a funeral procession
Curry
to flatten
Santimonious
falsely holy
Invioalable
sacred
Vagabond
a tramp
Tryst
a secret meeting between lovers
Diminution
a decrease
Serindipity
a delightful accidental discovery
Pundit
an expert
Bete Noire
a pet peve
Fait accopli
a done deal
Emollient
a balm
Penury
poverty
Rapport
a good relationship
Virago
a loud mouth woman
Lascivious
raunchy
Curmudgeon
a nasty man
Kinetic
moving
Salad Days
a time of youth
Snafu
a glitch
Bailiwick
ones special area of intrest
Lamentable
regretable
Stupefy
to stun
Voluble
talkative, articulate
Intelligentsia
the learned class
Prima donna
the lead female singer in an oprea
Syncopate
to shorten
Preposterous
rediculous
Scintillating
sparkling
Titillating
to excite, to stimulate
Bastion
a fort
Dissolute
"wasted", debauched
Licentious
raunchy
Cadaverous
like a dead body
Proverbial
well known, famous
Neurasthenic
physically/mentally exausted
Debacle
an utter defeat
Tableau
a picture
Bovine
slow, dull
Pisquietude
anxiety
Sophmoric
foolish, immature
Commonweal
the public good
Prismatic
brillant, colorful
Intermediary
a go-between
Boutique
a small expensive shop
Expectorate
to cough up phlegm, to spit
Expedient
suitable
Syncretize
to combine
Oscillate
to swing back and forth
Auld Lang Syne
the good old days
Prescience
foreknowledge
Tremulous
fearful