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allocate
(v) to set apart of designate for a special purpose; to distribute
ardent
(adj.) very enthusiastic, impassioned
assiduous
(adj.) persistent, attentive, diligent
brash
(adj.) prone to act in a hasty manner; impudent
capricious
(adj.) subject to whims or passing fancies
chastise
(v) to inflict physical punishment as a means of correction; to scold severely
copious
(adj.) abundant; plentiful; wordy, verbose
deviate
(v) to turn aside; to stray from a norm; (n) one who departs from a norm; (adj.) differing from a norm, heterodox, unconventional
emaciated
(adj.,part.) unnaturally thin
exult
(v) to rejoice greatly
gnarled
(adj.) knotted, twisted, lumpy
indemnity
(n) a payment for damage or loss
inkling
(n) a hint; a vague notion
limpid
(adj.) clear, transparent; readily understood
omnipotent
(adj.) almighty, having unlimited power or authority
palatable
(adj.) agreeable to the taste of one’s sensibilities; suitable for consumption
poignant
(adj.) deeply affecting, touching; keen or sharp in taste or smell
rancor
(n) bitter resentment or ill-will
sophomoric
(adj.) immature and overconfident; conceited
spontaneous
(adj.) arising naturally; not planned or engineered in advance
acquiesce
(v) to accept without protest; to agree or submit
allure
(v) to entice, tempt; to be attractive to; (n) a strong attraction; the power to attract, charm
askew
(adj., adv.) twisted to one side, crooked, disapprovingly
blithe
(adj.) cheerful, lighthearted; casual, unconcerned
contentious
(adj.) quarrelsome, inclined to argue
covet
(v) to desire something belonging to another
crestfallen
(adj.) discouraged, dejected, downcast
disheveled
(adj.) rumpled, mussed; hanging in disorder
exponent
(n) one who advocates, speaks for, explains, or interprets;(math) the power to which a number, symbol, or expression is to be raised
garrulous
(adj.) given to much talking, tediously chatty
insuperable
(adj.) incapable of being overcome
lamentable
(adj.) to be regretted or pitied
misnomer
(n) an unsuitable or misleading name
profess
(v) to affirm openly; to state belief in; to claim, pretend
respite
(n) a period of relief or rest
retribution
(n) a repayment; a deserved punishment
sinuous
(adj.) winding, having many curves; lithe and flexible
sonorous
(adj.) full, deep, or rich in sound; impressive in style
vanguard
(n) the foremost part of an army; the leading position in any field
wastrel
(n) a wasteful person, spendthrift; a good-for-nothing
allude
(v) to refer to casually or indirectly
clairvoyant
(adj.) supernaturally perceptive; (n) one who posses extraordinary powers, seer
conclusive
(adj.) serving to settle an issue; final
disreputable
(adj.) not respectable, not esteemed
endemic
(adj.) native or confined to a particular region or people; characteristic of or prevalent in a field
exemplary
(adj.) worthy of imitation, commendable; serving as a model
fathom
(v) to understand, get to the bottom of; to determine the depth of; (n) a measure of depth in water
guile
(n) treacherous cunning, deceit
integrity
(n) honesty, high moral standards; an unimpaired condition, completeness, soundness
itinerary
(n) a route of travel; a record of travel; a guidebook
misconstrue
(v) to interpret wrongly, mistake the meaning of
obnoxious
(adj.) highly offensive, arousing strong dislike
placate
(v) to appease, soothe, pacify
placid
(adj.) calm, peaceful
plagiarism
(n) passing off or using as one’s own the writing (or other materials) of another person
potent
(adj.) powerful; highly effective
pretext
(n) a false reason, deceptive excuse
protrude
(v) to stick out, thrust foward
stark
(adj.) harsh, unrelieved desolate; (adv.) utterly
superficial
(adj.) on or near the surface; concerned with or understanding only what is on the surface, shallow
abjure
(v) to renounce, repudate under oath; to avoid, shun
acrid
(adj) harsh in taste or odor; sharp in manner or temper
august
(adj) majestic, inspiring admiration and respect
callous
(adj) emotionally hardened, unfeeling
clandestine
(adj) secret, concealed; underhanded
compunction
(n) remorse, regret
conflagration
(n) a large destructive fire
elated
(adj.,part.) in high spirits, jubilant; extremely pleased
indelible
(adj) no able to be erased or removed; memorable
indulgent
(adj)yielding to the wishes or demands of others
inveterate
(adj) firmly established, long-standig; habitual
irrelevant
(adj) not to the point, not applicable or pertinent
nocturnal
(adj) of or occuring in the night; under cover of darkness
platitude
(n) a commonplace, stale, or trite remark
quell
(v) to subdue, put down forcibly
quiescent
(adj) inactive; at rest
ruminate
(v) to meditate, think about at length; the chew the cud
tacit
(adj) unspoken, silent; implied, inferred
tangible
(adj) capible of being touched; real, concrete
trenchant
(adj) incisive, keen; forceful, effective; cutting, caustic; distinct, clear-cut
antipathy
(n) a strong dislike, hostile feeling
applicable
(adj) capable of being applied; revelant, suitable
asset
(n) something of value; a resource; an advantage
beset
(v) to attack from all sides; to surround, hem in; (adj.,part.) harassed, troubled; studded (as with jewels)
compassion
(n) sympathy for another's suffering; pitty
decorum
(n) proper behavior, good taste; orderliness
duress
(n) compulsion by threat; forcible confinement
exuberant
(adj) high-spirited, enthusiastic, unrestrained; excessive, abundand
facsimile
(n) an exact copy
imbibe
(v) to drink; to take in, absorb
implacable
(adj) not to be satisfied or pacified; unyeilding
infinitesimal
(adj) so small as to be almost immeasurable; minute
innocuous
(adj) harmless, inoffensive; insignificant
militate
(v) to have effect or force on or against someone or something, fight agianst
patent
(n) exclusive rights over an invention; copuright; (v) to arranve or obtain such rights; (adj) plain, open view; copyrighted
prowress
(n) distinguished bravery; superior skills or ability
sedate
(adj) quite, settled, sober; (v) to administer a tranquilizer
stentorian
(adj) extemely loud
stipulate
(v) to arrange specigically; to require as a condition of agreement