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Abate
reduce
the more BAiT we put on the hook, the less we'll have in the bait bucket
Abscond
to leave secretly
Navajo
Aggrandize
increase in power/influence
they AGGRivate me as they make GRAND their....
Amalgamate
combine/mix
Anachronism
out of place in time
Anomal y/ous
abnormal, irregular
Antipathy
dislike
Aberrant
abnormal, deviant
AB-......
Abeyance
temporary inactivity : SUSPENSION
currently At BEY.
Abstemious
eating and drinking in moderation
Arbitrate
judge a dispute between 2 opposing parties
judges do this
Archaic
ancient, old-fashioned
Ardor
intense and passionate feeling
Assuage
ease, soothe, make something unpleasant less severe
verb
Attenuate
reduce, weaken
chemistry;

A TEN year-old YOU ATE, and in doing so have "reduced" him.
Attenuate
reduce, weaken
Audacious
fearless and daring
Austere
severe or stern, undecorated
Alacrity
promtness, eagerness
A LACk of this could cost you the internship


Johnny on the spot
Ambivalence
uncertainty or indecisiveness, coexistence of opposing attitudes or feelings
People have to take AMBIwhatever sleep aid because they cannot decide whether to turn off the TV or sleep!



Where will you go to school, Erin?
Apprise
inform
Approbation
approval
you are APProved after PROBATION
Appropriate
acquire
Artless
open and honest
Ascetic
self-denying and austere, eg: hermit
The Aztec were very religious
Assiduous
diligent
Autonomous
self-governing
Aver
state confidently
Banal
predictable, lacking originality
Belie
contradict, give a false impression
Bolster
support
Boorish
rude, insensitive
Burgeon
grow forth
Burnish
shiny, polish
Buttress
support
Cacophon y/ous
inharmonious, discordant, noisy (like in a daycare)
Capricious
unpredictable, fickle
Castigate
punish
Caustic
sarcastically biting
Chicanery
deception, trickery
Cogent
convincing and well reasoned
Convoluted
intricate, complicated
Corroborate
provide supporting evidence
Credulous
too trusting, gullible
Crescendo
increase in volume or intensity
Bolster
support
Boorish
rude, insensitive
Burgeon
grow forth
Burnish
shiny, polish
Buttress
support
Cacophon y/ous
inharmonious, discordant
Capricious
unpredictable, fickle
Castigate
punish
Caustic
sarcastically biting
Chicanery
deception, trickery
Cogent
convincing and well reasoned
Convoluted
intricate, complicated
Corroborate
provide supporting evidence
Credulous
too trusting, gullible
Crescendo
increase in volume or intensity
Coagulate
thicken, clot
Coda
concluding section of some musical, literary piece
Commensurate
of the same size, extent
Compendium
brief, summary
...write one for your novel or paper
Complaisant
trying to please
Conciliatory
reconciling, soothing
__-concile
Confound
confuse
Connoisseur
someone who appreciates, knows about fine art
Contention
assertion, thesis
Contentious
quarrelsome
Contrite
feeling regret and sorrow for one's sins or offenses; penitent
a CONman and his TRITE words.
Condundrum
riddle; difficult problem
Craven
cowardly
Deference
respect, courtesy
Deride
redicule, mock, make fun of
Desiccate
dry out
Diatribe
abusive speech, scolding invective
Desultory
aimless, haphazard, disconnected
where the salt falls (is it decided where each grain falls?)
Diffident
lacking self-confidence, shyness
Dilate
expand
Dilatory
delaying
DIL-Ay

dilatory excuse
Dilettante
amatuer
Dirge
funeral hymm or mournful speech
Disabuse
to free from error
Discern
perceive, recognize
Disparate
fundamentally different
our marriage
Dissemble
disguise; present a false appearance
dis____
Dissonance
discord, opposite of harmony
Dogma
firmly held opinion
Dogmatic
dictatorial in one's opinion
Dupe
deceive
Daunt
frighten
Default
failure to act
Delineate
portray, depict
Denigrate
defame; belittle
Dichotomy
split
Dirge
lament with music
Discrete
separate, unconnected
Disingenuous
not naive, sophisticated
Disparage
belittle
"little" ones eat the PoRAGE
Disseminate
spread, distribute
what SEMen does upon SEMINATION
Distend
expand
"dis-tend to dat" (rope bridge); ex-tend
Eclectic
made up of a variety of sources
Elegy
sorrowful poem or speech
Not exactly a EuLEGY, but could be confused
Emulate
imitate, to copy, to try to equal
Enervate
reduce in strength
not giving energy, but in a way taking it.
Engender
cause, bring about
Equivocate
lie, mislead
Kate
Erudite
learned, scholarly
Esoteric
hard to understand, understood only by a few
Estimable
admirable
pronounced "esteem-ible"
Eulogy
speech in praise of someone
Euphemism
mild expression in place of an unpleasant one
Exacerbate
to make worse
Exigent
urgent
Ebullient
excitement, enthusiasm
Effrontery
shameless boldness
Empirical
based on experience
Equanimity
calmness of temperament, composure
Extrapolation
conjecture
Fawn
grovel, flattering
Fervid
marked by great passion or zeal
Foment
arouse; insite; promote the growth of
nature was MENT FO your educational growth
Frugality
thrif, wise economy in the management of money
Facetious
joking
Fallacious
false
Fatuous
foolish
Felicitous
appropriate, well chosen, suitably expressed
Fervor
intensity of feeling
Fledgling
inexperienced
Flout
reject; mock
Garrulous
tending to talk a lot; loquacious
Gregarious
outgoing; sociable
Guile
deceit
Gainsay
deny
Goad
urge on
Gouge
overcharge
Grandiloquent
bombastic
Harangue
speech
Iconoclast
one who opposes established beliefs, customs
Impertubable
not capable of being disturbed
Impetuous
quick to act without thinking
Robin Hood
Implacable
unable to be calmed down
Inchoate
not full formed; disorganized
Ingenuous
showing innocence
Inimical
unfriendly; hostile
Colin openning the door
Innocuous
harmless
Insipid
lack of interest, flavor
Intransigent
uncompromising
will you SIGn it? No.
Irascible
easily made angry
Impassive
without feeling
Impede
hinder
Incongruity
lack of harmony
Indigence
poverty
Indolent
lazy
Jeremy
Insularity
narrow mindedness; isolation
Intractable
unruly; stubborn; not easily managed
the donkey was this way, which is why I now use the TRACTor.
Invective
abuse
Laconic
using few words; brief and to the point
LACk of words, no need for them
Lament
express sorrow; grieve
verb
Laud
praise
Lucid
clearly and easily understood
Lassitude
weariness; languar
Latent
dormant; hidden, undeveloped
not LAzy, just under a TENT. A baby tree under the tent, perhaps in the wintertime is therefore latent.
Levity
lack of seriousness
Malinger
one who feigns illness to escape duty
Malleable
capable of being shaped
Mitigate
soften; lessen
Mollify
calm; make less severe
Monotomy
lack of variation
Maverick
rebel
Mendacious
lying; habitually dishonest
Mundane
worldly; everyday
Neophyte
beginner
Obdurate
inflexible; stubbornly persistent in wrong-doing
ovulation can be like this...rather, it's the period that no one wants, but it won't go away...it's there for the DURation.
Obsequious
eager to please
Obviate
prevent
contraceptives help obviate ovulation
Occlude
stop
OCtagon
Onerous
troublesome
Opprobrium
public disgrace
it's inn-OPPROBRI-ate to have one of these in the audito-RIUM.
Officious
meddlesome
Paragon
model of perfection
Jesus
Pedant
showing off learning
like wearing your degree on your PEnDANT
Perfidious
willing to betray ones trust
Perfunctory
indifferent
Philanthropy
charity; desire to do good
Placate
soothe; pacify
Pragmatic
practical
Precipitate
hasty; quick; sudden
Prevaricate
to lie
false PREtenses that cannot be VARIfied
Proliferate
increase
Propitiate
appease
Prudence
wisdom; caution
Partisan
one-sided; prejudiced
Paucity
scarcity
Penchant
strong inclination; liking
Penury
poverty
Perennial
long lasting
Pervasive
spread throughout
like invasive, but with permission?
Phlegmatic
calm
Platitude
trite remark; commonplace statement
Probity
uprightness
Propensity
natural inclination
Proscribe
outlaw
Noun
Quiescent
motionless
Repudiate
reject the validity
like refute
Reticent
silent; reserved
Rhetoric
effective writing or speaking
Recalcitrant
stubborn
Recant
confess
Recluse
hermit; loner
Recondite
difficult or impossible for one of ordinary understanding or knowledge to comprehend : DEEP
Refractory
resistant; stubborn
Relegate
banish to an inferior position
Reproach
express disapproval
Reprobate
devoid of decency
REPRO-mand for this
Rescind
cancel
...that RES-ervation
Specious
deceptively attractive; misleading
Stigma
mark of shame
Stolid
unemotional
Sublime
grand
Tacit
without words
Tirade
verbal attack
Torpor
lethargy
TORPedos are opposite, they're full of energy!
Transitory
temporary
Vacillate
indecisive; unpredictable
ocCILLATE between choices. don't know which way it'll end up
Venerate
to respect deeply
Veracity
filled with truth
Vex
annoy
Waver
fluctuate between choices
Salubrious
healthy
Savor
have a distinctive flavor, smell
Shard
fragment