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antipathy
A strond dislike or distaste, hatred Noun
Standardize
V. To make the same
travesty
A crude,exaggerated, or ridiculous repsentation, mockery
esoteric
ADJ. Intended for or understood by only a certain grouop, beyond the understanding of most people
Utilitarian
ADJ. Made or intended for practical use
travesty
A crude,exaggerated, or ridiculous repsentation, mockery Noun
deride
To make fun of; ridicule
cuimination
the highest point or degree or a series of actions or events, the climax
flout
To treat with scorn or contempt; defy insultingly
henious
Extremely evil; outrageous
Quandary
A state of uncertainty or confusion about what to do; predicament
implicit
Suggested or understood, but not directly stated; implied
Austere
ADJ. Without decoration or luxury, simple
Vehement
Intense; forcefull
emulate
to try to squal or surpass, to imitate
adroit
Skillful and clever under challenging conditions
repudiate
to deny the truth, validity, or authority of
abrasive
harsh, able to cause a wearing away by rubbin or scraping, rough, irritating
admonsihed
to scold gently but seriously
promiscuous
Unselective, lacking standards of selection, especially in sexual relations
tumult
the noisy disorder of a crowd; a commotion
docile
obedient, willingly led
auspicious
Being a good sign, favorable; encouraging
Presumptuous
ADJ. Too bold, foward, overly confident
contend
To claim to be true
Contrite
ADJ. Sorry
Lucid
ADJ. Clearly expressed, easily understood
extenuating
Serving to make less erious or seem less serious through some excuse
Germane
ADJ. Having to do with the issue at hand
forestall
To prevent or hinder by taking action beforehand
antithesis
the exact opposite
Encompass
V. Include
Rancor
N. Intense hatred or ill will
Foible
N. A minor weekness or flaw
Recrimination
N. An accusation made inresponse to an accuser
innocuous
ADJ. Harmless, inoffensive
Atrophy
Verb. Waste away, wear down from disuse
Omnipotents
All-powerful; having unlimited authority
Exhort
V. To urge with argument or strong advice
Diabolic
Adj. Very cruel, wicked
Integral
ADJ. essential, necessary to the whole
Magnanimous
ADJ. Noble in mind and spirit, especially generous and forgiving
Insinuate
to suggest, to hint
Commensurate
ADJ. Corresponding in degree, number, inproportion
Exacerbate
V. to aggravate, amke more severe
Connotation
N. A secondary meaning suggested by the word
Mitigate
V. To make less severe or less intense
espouse
V. To support, argue for or adopt
subordinate
Under the authority or power of another; inferior or below another in rank, power, or importance
rebuke
To scold sharply; express blame or disapproval
Placebo
N. Fake medicine
precarious
Dangerous, risky, dangerously uncertain ADJ.
Obsequious
Overly willing to serve, obey, or flatter inorder to gain favor
fastidious
Extremely attentive to details; fussy
Tenuous
Adj. having little substance or basis, weak
Deplore
V. To feel or ecpress disapproval of
insidioius
Working or spreading harmfuly but in a manner hard to notice;more harmful than at first evident
impeding
about to happen; imminent
Dissipate
V. To thin out, drive away
Vindicate
V. to clear form blame or suspiction
indolent
ADJ. Lazy, avoiding or disliking work
Disparity
An inequality or differnce, as in age or amounts
Unassuming
ADJ. Modest, not boastful or arrogant
Inherent
ADj. Existing as a natural or essentail quality of a person or thing, built in
Verbose
ADJ. Using too many words
Assimilate
V to become more similar to a larger whole, blend into main culutre
subversive
ADJ. intended to overthrow
staunch
ADJ Firm, loyal, strong in support
perfunctory
ADJ. Done only as a rountine, with little care or interest, preformed with no interest or enthusiasm