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allege
v. to assert without proof or confirmation
calm contend
arrant
adj. thoroughgoing, out and out, shameless blatent
egregious unmitigated
badinage
n. light and playful conversation
banter persiflage repartee
conciliate
v. to overcome the distrust of, win over
placate mollify propitiate
countermand
v. to cancel or reverse one order or command with another that is contrary to the first
recall revoke
echelon
n. one of a series of grades in an orginazeion of field of activity; an organized military unit; a steplike formation or arrangement
level rank
exacerbate
v. to make more violent, severe, bitter, or painful
aggravate, intensify, worsen
fatuous
adj. stupid or foolish in a self satisfied way
silly vapid inane doltish vacuous
irrefutable
adj. impossible to disprove; beyond argument
indusputable incontrovertible, undeniable
juggernaut
n. a massive and inescapable force or object that crushes what ever is in its path
lackadaisical
adj. lacking spirit or interest, half hearted
listless indolent, indifferent, lax
litany
n. a prayer consisting of short appeals to God recited by the leader alternating with responses from the congregation; any repetitive chant' a long list
rigmarole catalog megillah
macabre
adj. grisly, gruesome; horrible, distresssing; having death as a subject
grotesque grim ghoulish
paucity
n. an inadequate quantity, scarcity, dearth
lack
portend
v. indicate beforehand that something is about to happen; to give an advance warning of
bode fortell foreshadow suggest
raze
v. to tear down, destroy completely; to cut or scrape off or out
pull down, demolish, shave off
recant
v. to withdraw a statement or belief to which one has previously been committed renounce retreact
repudiate disavow
saturate
v. to soak thoroughly, fill to capacity, satisfy fully
permeate drench flood imbue
saturnine
adj. of a gloomy or surly disposition; cold or sluggish in mood
sullen morose
slough
v. to cast off, discard; to get rid of something objectionable or unnecessary; to plod through as if through mud
n. a mire a state of depreshion
v. shed slog
acclamation
n. shout of welcome; an overwhelming verbal vote of approval
ovation cheering plaudits
bucolic
adj. characteristic of the countryside; rural; relating to sheperds and cowherds pastoral
rustic
calumniate
v. to slander; to accuse falsely and maliciously
defame libel
chary
adj. extremely cautious, hesitant, or slow (to), reserved diffident wary skittish
collusion
n. secret agreement or cooperation
conspiracy plot connivance cahoots
dilettante
n. a dabbler in the arts; one who engages in an activity in an amateurish trifling way
adj. superficial
amateur trifler
imperturbable
adj. not easily excited; emotionally steady
unflappable unexcitable serene unruffled
increment
n. an enlargement, increase addition
accredation gain
mandate
n. an authoritative command, formal order, authorization;
v. to issue such an order
n. directive
paltry
adj. trifling insignificant; mean despicable; inferior, trashy
measly meager piddling trivial