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(V)to increase.
augment.
(V)to fail completely; fill and sing, as a ship.
founder.
(N)a guess.
conjecture.
(V)to plead; to ask earnestly.
entreat.
(N)persistent hard work.
diligence.
(V)to associate with.
consort.
(V)to grow well; to prosper.
flourish.
(N)a gradual wearing down (often applied to war)
attrition.
(ADJ)disgraceful, causing or deserving humiliation.
ignominious.
(N)a face; appearance
visage.
(ADJ)gruesome.
macabre.
(ADJ)characterized by sitting.
sedentary.
(ADJ)slavishly attentive; deferential
obsequious.
(ADJ)patientily giving in; unresisting.
resigned.
(ADJ)cautious.
prudent.
(ADJ)daring, bold.
audacious.
(ADJ)wild with excitement or fear, frenzied.
frantic.
(N)stopping.
cessation.
(N)someone who starts and runs his or her own business.
entrepreneur.
(N)a movement away from the main topic.
digression.
(ADJ)easily seen; noticeable.
conspicuous.
(N)lightheartedness.
flippancy.
(V)to discuss lightly.
bandy.
(ADJ)charmingly carefree, simple; typical of rural life.
idyllic.
(ADJ)corrosive, acidic, bitterly sarcastic.
vitrolic.
(ADJ)sensational, shocking.
lurid.
(N)resistance to authority; incitement to rebellion.
sedition.
(ADJ)vague, dark, unclear.
obscure.
(ADJ)having the power to recover; elastic.
resilient.
(N)nearness.
proximity.
(ADJ)given to immoral behavior.
licentious.
(N)special talent, strong point.
forte.
(N)disappointment; vexation.
chagrin.
(V)to please intensely.
enrapture.
(N)one who dislikes women; one who shows disdain for women.
misogynist.
(ADJ)confident, hopeful, cheerful; ruddy.
sanguine.
(N)slight fault; a weakness.
foible.
(ADJ)deadly, destructive.
baleful.
(V)to cater to the lowly wishes of others.
pander.
(N)aimless dabbler in the arts who has no real talent at any of them.
dilettante.
(V)to lose strength through illness or grief.
languish.
(ADJ)worldly, temporal; not relating to spiritual matters.
secular.
(N)longing for the past.
nostalgia.
(N)bog or a marsh a difficult situation.
quagmire.
(ADJ)having to do with lust.
prurient.