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travesty
n. farce, parody, mockery
trepidation
v. apprehension, dread
tryst
n. rendezvous, date, appointment
turpitude
n. depravity, corruption,
uncanny
adj. weird, unearthly, supernatural
verbose
adj. long winded, wordy, tedious
vestige
n. trace, shadow, indication
vicarious
adj. secondary, abnormal, exchangeable
visage
n. physiognomy, countenance, face
volition
n. will, faculty
aberration
n. deviance, abnormality
abscond
v. bolt, run off, decamp
altruism
n. selflessness
ambiance
n. atmosphere, environment
ambivalence
n. a state of having emotions in contradiction, when those emotions are related to the same object, idea or person
amiable
adj. good humored, cordial, genial
anachronism
n. anything that is temporally incongruous
arbitrary
adj. capricious, arbitrary, whimsical
aspersion
n. slur, sprinkling, slander
assiduous
adj. sedulous, diligent
specious
adj. false, inaccurate, hollow
sporadic
adj. irregular, intermittent, erratic
spurious
adj. false, bogus, fake, counterfeit
staid
adj. sedate, serious, grave, sober
stoic
adj. free from passion, unmoved by joy or grief
stolid
adj. impassive, unresponsive, dull
strident
adj. loud, vociferous, clamorous
sublime
adj. inspiring, uplifting, awe-inspiring
sully
v. to pollute, contaminate, discredit
supercilious
adj. arrogant, condescending, haughty
supersede
v. take over from, supplant, replace
surly
adj. gruff, brusque, abrupt
surmise
v. guess, deduce, infer
sylvan
adj. of, pertaining to, or inhabiting the woods
tacit
adj. unspoken, inferred, implied
tactile
adj. tangible, palpable,. conceivable
tawdry
adj. cheap, gaudy, flashy, tasteless
tenet
n. principle, theory, belief
tenuous
adj. weak, shaky, questionable
tepid
adj. lukewarm, indifferent, halfhearted, unenthusiastic
connotation
n. nuance, suggestion, implication, subtext
covenant
n. agreement, contract, pledge
cynic
n. pessimist, skeptic, disparager
decadence
n. corruption, depravity, excess
delude
v. deceive, trick, mistreat, con
deplete
v. reduce, drain, exhaust, use up
derogatory
adj. critical, insulting, deprecating, offensive
detriment
n. loss, harm, disadvantage, injury
deviate
v. diverge, depart, swerve, turn aside
devoid
adj. being without a usual, typical, or expected attribute or accompaniment
digressive
adj. departing from the main subject
dire
adj. terrible, awful, ominous, grim, dismal
discordant
adj. jarring, harsh, inharmonious, dissonant
disparage
v. belittle, mock, ridicule, vilify
disparity
n. difference, inequality, discrepancy, inconsistency
distortion
n. end, buckle, twist, warp
divest
v. strip, rid, dissociate from, deny, deprive
dormant
adj. latent, inactive, sleeping, resting
effrontery
n. impudence, nerve, confidence
egotism
n. selfishness, self-centeredness, insensitivity
elucidate
v. make clear, explain, illuminate, reveal
ennui
n. boredom, languor, tedium
enthrall
v. captivate, rivet, charm, fascinate, enchant
ephemeral
adj. short-lived, transient, passive, fleeting
equivocate
v. prevaricate, vacillate, quibble, beat around the bush, be evasive
euphemism
n. the substitution of an agreeable or inoffensive expression for one that may offend or suggest something unpleasant; also : the expression so substituted
fastidious
adj. fussy, finicky, picky, hard to please
fickle
adj. indecisive, inconsistent, changeable, vacillating, unpredictable
fidelity
n. loyalty, faithfulness, reliability, trustworthiness
foible
n. fault, shortcoming, quirk, idiosyncrasy
fortitude
n. strength, courage, resilience, guts
gamut
n. range, scale, length, scope, extent
garish
adj. brash, dazzling, tasteless, gaudy, loud
geniality
n. friendliness, cordiality, warmth, amiability
gentry
n. upper or ruling class; a class whose members are entitled to bear a coat of arms though not of noble rank; especially : the landed proprietors having such status
germane
adj. relevant, useful, of interest
grandiose
adj. ostentatious, pretentious, flamboyant, impressive because of uncommon largeness, scope, effect, or grandeur
gullible
adj. naïve, susceptible, easy to fool
haughtiness
n. arrogance, conceit, pride, self importance
hedonism
n. pleasure seeking, high living, intemperance, self indulgence
acquisitive
adj. greedy, avid, covetous, materialistic
awry
adj. wrong, muddled, amiss, skewed, crooked, twisted, off center
cavalier
adj. offhand, inconsiderate, haughty, high handed
cognizant
adj. aware, mindful
ersatz
adj. fake, unreal, artificial, reproduction
exemplary
adj. very good, excellent, commendable
gravitate
v. sink, settle, fall, descend, drop
imbibe
adj. drink, down, swallow, absorb
mandate
n./v. permission, authorization, consent/ to instruct, authorize, direct
mnemonic
adj. assisting or intended to assist memory, of or relating to memory
naïveté
n. innocence, gullibility, inexperience, simplicity
obligatory
adj. compulsory, mandatory, requisite, necessary
placate
v. pacify, calm down, soothe, mollify
quell
v. suppress, put down, subdue, repress, control
rife
adj. widespread, endemic, extensive, prevalent, ubiquitous
squalor
n. nastiness, unpleasantness, immorality, meanness
stringent
adj. severe, strict, rigorous, stern, harsh, tough
sublimate
v. to divert the expression of (an instinctual desire or impulse) from its unacceptable form to one that is considered more socially or culturally acceptable, to improve or refine as if by subliming
vernacular
n. dialect, language, lingo
wheedle
v. coax, cajole, charm, persuade, talk