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Congenial
Pleasant, friendly.
Ignominious
Shameful
Contumely
Rudeness or insolence
Iniquity
Gross immorality
Lurid
Shocking or gruesome
Paramour
An adulterous lover
Commiserate
To sympathize with or feel for another
Exhortation
An urgent appeal
insidious
Subtlety spreading harm
Caprice
An impulsive change of mind
Anathema
A curse
Preternatural
Surpassing the norm or usual standard
Physiognomy
The study of the face
Expatiate
To speak or write at length
Emaciated
Very thin, often by starcation
Vehemence
Forcefulness or intensity
Efficacious
The quality of being effective
Sagacity
Keen discernment; widsom
Zenith
The highest point, often in the sky
Somniferous
Sleep inducing
Deplorable
Contemptible
Enumerate
To name one by one
Innocuous
Harmless
Maroon
To abandon on a desloate island
palpable
Perceptible by feeling or touch
Seethe
To be violently excited or agitated
Unbridled
Being without restrain
Conjecture
A guess often based on assumptions
Disenfranchise
To deprive of any right privilege or power
Equivocal
Ambiguous
Hackney
Commonplace or trite
Malediction
The calling down of a curse or curses
Onus
A burden or responsibility
Priggish
Conceited
Crucible
A trying and purifying test or agency
Caustic
Sarcastic and severe
Irascible
Prone to anger
Loathe
To abominate; dislike
Perambulate
To walk about
Recur
To happen again or repeatedly, especially at regular intervals.
Sequester
To cause to withdraw or tertire, as from society or public life
Sanctimonious
Making an ostentatious display or hypocritical pretense of holiness or piety
Recidivist
A confirmed criminal
Quiescence
Quiet
Proscribe
To reject, as a teaching or a practice, with condemnation or denunciation
Moratorium
An emergency legislation authorizing a government suspend some action temporarily
Licentious
Wanton; wild
Hirsute
Having a hairy covering
Acrimonious
Full of bitterness
Belie
To misrepresent
Vituperate
To rebuke or criticize harshly
Scintillate
Sparkle; flash; be animate; be full of life
Tractable
Easily led or controlled
Perfunctory
Half-heatred; without feeling or thought
Munificent
Extraordinarily generous
Sycophant
A servile flatterer, especially of those in authority
Garrulous
Given to constant trivial talking
Abrade
To wear away the surface of some part of by friction
Diadem
A crown
Abscond
To depart suddenly and secretly, as for the purpose of escaping arrest
Derision
Ridicule
Mendacious
Untrue; usually harmfully or maliciously untrue
Aggrandize
To cause to appear greatly
Banal
Commonplace
Benevolent
Loving others and actively desirous of their well being
Cajole
To impose on or dupe by flattering speech
Candid
Straightforward
Pariah
A member of a degraded class; a social outcast
Exonerate
To relieve or vindicate from accusation, imputation, or blame
Acrid
Harshly pungent or bitter
Zeitgeist
The intellectual and moral tendencies that characterize any age or epoch
Vociferous
Making a loud outcry
Sophistical
Fallacious
Prolix
Verbose; wordy
Harangue
A tirade
Evanescent
Fleeting; short lived
Convival
Devoted to feasting, or to good-fellowship in eating or drinking
Indolent
Habitually inactive or idle
Palatial
Magnificent
Reproof
An expression of disapproval or blame personally addressed to one censured
Similitude
Similarity
Taciturn
Disinclined to conversation
Vacuous
Empty
Minutia
A small or unimportant particular detail
Imbroglio
A misunderstanding attended by ill feeling, perplexity or strife
Laudable
Praiseworthy
Obdurate
Impassive to feelings of humanity or pity
Petulant
Displaying impatience
Shiftless
Wanting in resource, energy, or executive ability; without direction
Vacillate
To waver usually between two decisions or beliefs
Conciliatory
Tending to reconcile
Duplicity
Double dealing
Harbinger
One who or that which foreruns and announces the coming of any person or thing
Listless
lacking energy; lethargic
Panacea
A remedy or medicine proposed for/or professing to cure all diseases
Reprieve
To grant a respite from punishment
Travail
Hard or agonizing labor
Bellicose
Warlike
Disparate
Essentially different
Abominate
To hate violently
Dotage
Senility; feeblemindedness of old age
Fastidious
Difficult to please; squemish; fussy; finicky
Evince
To show clearly; to indicate
Fetid
Smelly
Inchoate
Not yet fully formed
Mercurial
Capricious; quick and changing; fickle
Staid
Serious and sedate; sober
Occlude
Shut; close; obstruct
Rapport
Close relationship; emotional closeness; harmony
Tactile
Pertaining to the organs or sense of touch
Obstreperous
Boisterous; noisy and uncontrollable
Perspicuous
Of something plainly expressed; easy to understand
Quagmire
Bog; marsh; complex or dangerous situation from which it is difficult to free oneself
Rancor
Long-lasting hatred; bitterness
Saccharine
Cloying sweet; characteristic of sugar
Olition
Act of using one's will; act of making a conscious choice
Tautological
Needlessly repititious; wordy
Obloquy
Slander; disgrace; infamy
Seamy
Sordid; base; filthy; unwholesome
Sedulous
Diligent; assiduous; paying attention
Sojourn
Temporary stay
Spartan
without attention to comfort; lacking luxury and comfort
Pastoral
Rural; of rural life; idyllic
Yokel
A rustic; country bumpkin
Tensile
Capable of being stretched
Craven
Cowardly
Scad
A great quantity/amount
Torrid
Hot or scorching weather; passionate
Uncuous
Oily; insincerely suave; smarmy
Urbane
Suave; refined in manner; elegant
Verisimilitude
Appearance of truth; quality of appearing to be true or real
Desiccate
To dry up
Bowdlerize
Expurgate;clean; remove offensive parts of a book
Wanderlust
Strong longing to travel
Febrile
Feverish
Chcanery
Tickery;Deception
Dearth
Scarcity lack of
Excoriate
Scold with biting harshness; censure strongly
Invective
Abuse; slander
Salubrious
Healthful; conducive to health or well being
Monomania
The unreasonable pursuit of one idea
Nugatory
Having no power or force
Polemics
The art of controversy or disputation
Specious
Plausible but not likely
Vertigo
Dizziness
Querulous
Habitually complaning
Aria
An operatic solo; a song sung by one person
Raiment
Clothing; garments
Spurious
False; counterfeit
Myopic
Nearsighted; lacking foresight
Sylvan
Pertaining to the woods or the country
Altruistic
Unselfishly generous; concerned for others
Fracas
Brawl
Asperity
Sharpness; roughness; severity
Largess
Generous gift (given to peoble who do not have enough)
Bilious
Suffering from indigestion; irritable; easily irritated
Callow
youthful; immature; inexperienced
Quisling
A traitor who aids invaders
Waggish
Humorous; mischievous; tricky
Cozen
Cheat; hoodwink; swindle
Crepuscular
Of or like twilight; dim
Propitiate
To appease; conciliate; make peaceful
Dank
Damp; unpleasantly wet
Vulpine
Like a fox; crafty
Endemic
Prevailing among a specific group; peculiar to a particular region or people
Yen
Strong desire
Hubris
Arrogance
Idyllic
Charmingly carefree
Amicable
Peaceful
Immolate
Offer or kill as a sacrifice (by fire)
Juggernaut
Irresistible crushing force
Killjoy
A grouch
Lachrymose
Producing tears
Macerate
To soften by soaking in liquid; waste away
Noxious
Harmful
Opaque
Not transparent; dark
Ossify
Harden into bone; become hard/ unchanging in one's ideas
Pander
To cater to (the low desires of others)
Bilk
Swindle; Cheat