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voracious
desiring or consuming great quantities
indiscriminate
choosing at random without careful selection
eminent
of high reputation, outstanding
steeped
soaked, drenched, saturated
replete
completely filled or supplied with
abound
to exist in great numbers
technology
branch of knowledge dealing with egineering
prognosticate
to predict or foretell a future event
automaton
a robot
matron
an older maried woman
paradox
at first seeems absued but maty turn out to be true
annals
historical records
compund
to increase or add to
tinge
a trace, smattering, or slight degree
badger
to pester, nag, annoy persistently
implore
to plead urgently for aid or mercy
drudgery
unpleasent, dull, or hard work
interminable
unending
perceive
to understand, to know, become aware of
laconic
expressing much in few words
throng
crowd
intrepid
brave
accost
to approach and speak to
reticent
silent
furtive
secrect, stealthy
felon
a person guilt of a major crime
plethora
excess
hapless
unfortunate; inept
irate
angry, incensed
pretext
an excuse, pretending to be
fabricate
to lie; to construct
adroit
skillful
gesticulation
move the arms energetically
vigilant
watchful
avid
eager
cajole
coax
rudimentary
elementary
enhance
intensify, heighten
nuance
slight variation in meaning, tone
loathe
to hate
reprimand
to show sharp disaproval
lackluster
dull
cuastic
sarcastic, biting
wrest
take by force
infamous
having a bad repuation
jostle
to shove hard
dupe
a person easily tricked
incipient
just beginning to exist
inadvertent
heedless, not attentive
ominous
threatening
tremulous
quivering
repudiate
to reject, decline
cessation
a stopping
bristle
stiffen with fear or anger
euphemism
a less offensive term
mundane
worldly, dull
incongrous
inappropriate
condolence
pity sympathy
stipulate
to specify a condition
disdian
contempt
belligerent
warlike
intimidate
to overawe
feint
a false attack; trick
pugnacious
quarrelsome
promulgate
to make known officially
brash
impudent; impertinent
scoff
to sneer at
belittle
to make seem less important
tangible
having actual form
laceration
jagged wound
castigate
to correct by punishing
sordid
dirty,base
octogerarian
persin in his or her eighties
solace
easing of grief
aspirant
candidate for high position
dregs
most worthless part
frenzy
wild fit
scurrilous
coarse;vulgar
rampant
going unchecked, widespread
inane
foolish
ethics
code of principles
concur
agree
clandestine
secret, undercover
flagrant
outrageous, glaringly bad
admonish
to warn, to reprove
duress
compulsion, force; constrained by threat
culprit
the guilty person
inexorable
inflexible, unrelenting, can't be persuaded
egregious
remarkably bad
distraught
metnally confused, crazed
duplicity
cunning, trickery
acrimonious
bitter; ill natured; animosity
paucity
scarcity
elicit
to draw forth
pernicious
harmful, casuing injury, destructive
tolerate
to put with, to bear
construe
to make a deduction, to infer
impunity
freedom from punishment
affluent
rich
feasible
possible
discern
perceive
sally
suddenly rush forth
consternation
dismary
precocious
reaching maturity early
perfunctory
done without care, superficial
chargin
feeling or disappointment, humiliation
perverse
contrary, persisting in error
deride
to ridicule, scoff at
disparage
to descrdit, belittle
laudable
praise worthy
fiasco
complete failure
masticate
to chew up
eschew
avoid
quell
put an end to
voluble
talkative
confidant
one to whom your confide your secrets
obsolenscence
process of wearing out
dubious
doubtful
implacable
cannot be pacified, inexorable
paroxysm
a fit, sudden outburst
reprehsible
worthy of blame
jurisdiction
power, ranger of authority
skirmish
small fight, brief encounter
harass
to trouble, tormet
monolithic
massivley solid
indigent
poor needy
arbitrary
based on whim, dictatorial
fray
fight
stymie
to hinder, impede
effigy
a likeness (useually of a hated person)
flout
show contempt, scoff
cognizant
aware
turbulent
unruly, agitated
terminate
to end
forthwith
immediately
exacerbate
to irritate, make worse
revert
return
oust
to drive out, eject