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juxtaposition
n. an act or instance of placing close together or side by side, esp. for comparison or contrast
debunk
v. to expose or excoriate (a claim, assertion, sentiment, etc.) as being pretentious, false, or exaggerated: to debunk advertising slogans.
repudiate
v. to reject as having no authority or binding force: to repudiate a claim, to cast off or disown, to reject with disapproval or condemnation
gambol
v. to skip about, as in dancing or playing; frolic.
ebb
v. to flow back or away, as the water of a tide
abase
v. to reduce or lower, as in rank, office, reputation, or estimation; humble; degrade, to lower; put or bring down
obsequious
adj. characterized by or showing servile complaisance or deference; fawning, obedient; dutiful
neophyte
n. a beginner or novice, A recent convert to a belief; a proselyte
hackneyed
adj. made commonplace or trite; stale; banal
ignominious
adj. Marked by shame or disgrace, Degrading; debasing
forte
a strong point, as of a person; that in which one excels
efficacious
adj. capable of having the desired result or effect; effective as a means, measure, remedy, etc.
conjecture
v. to conclude or suppose from grounds or evidence insufficient to ensure reliability.
knell
n. the sound made by a bell rung slowly, esp. for a death or a funeral
parity
n. equality, as in amount, status, or character; correspondence; similarity
flaccid
adj. soft and limp; not firm; flabby; lacking force; weak
discordant
adj. being at variance; disagreeing; incongruous; disagreeable to the ear; dissonant; harsh
lugubrious
adj. mournful, dismal, or gloomy, esp. in an affected, exaggerated, or unrelieved manner; sorrowful, melancholy
quagmire
a situation from which extrication is very difficult; an area of miry or boggy ground whose surface yields under the tread
mettle
n. courage and fortitude; disposition or temperament
fervid
adj. heated or vehement in spirit, enthusiasm, etc
impetuous
adj. of, pertaining to, or characterized by sudden or rash action, emotion, etc
ennui
n. a feeling of utter weariness and discontent resulting from satiety or lack of interest; boredom
parsimonious
adj. Excessively sparing or frugal
despondent
adj. feeling or showing profound hopelessness, dejection, discouragement, or gloom
abdicate
v. to renounce or relinquish a throne, right, power, claim, responsibility, or the like, esp. in a formal manner
hapless
adj. unlucky; luckless; unfortunate
garner
v. to gather or deposit in or as if in a granary or other storage place/ n. a granary or grain bin
ingenuous
adj. free from reserve, restraint, or dissimulation; candid; sincere
matriculate
v. to enroll in a college or university as a candidate for a degree
decry
v. to speak disparagingly of; denounce as faulty or worthless; express censure of
cajole
v. to persuade by flattery or promises; wheedle; coax.
bastion
n. Fortification. a projecting portion of a rampart or fortification that forms an irregular pentagon attached at the base to the main work.
choleric
adj. extremely irritable or easily angered; irascible
oblique
adj. neither perpendicular nor parallel to a given line or surface; slanting; sloping
effrontery
n. shameless or impudent boldness; barefaced audacity
fetid
adj. having an offensive odor; stinking
lionize
v. to treat (a person) as a celebrity: to lionize the visiting poet
aberration
n. deviation from truth or moral rectitude
baleful
adj. full of menacing or malign influences; pernicious
abject
adj. utterly hopeless, miserable, humiliating, or wretched
acerbic
adj. sour or astringent in taste
alacrity
n. cheerful readiness, promptness, or willingness
belie
v. to show to be false; contradict
belligerent
adj. of warlike character; aggressively hostile; bellicose
bilk
v. to defraud; cheat
boon
n. something to be thankful for; blessing; benefit
capacious
adj. capable of holding much; spacious or roomy
circumlocution
n. a roundabout or indirect way of speaking; the use of more words than necessary to express an idea.
clemency
n. the quality of being clement; disposition to show forbearance, compassion, or forgiveness in judging or punishing; leniency; mercy.
deciduous
adj. shedding the leaves annually, as certain trees and shrubs; not permanent; transitory
destitute
adj. without means of subsistence; lacking food, clothing, and shelter
dyspeptic
adj. gloomy, pessimistic, and irritable; irritable as if suffering from indigestion
enmity
n. a feeling or condition of hostility; hatred; ill will; animosity; antagonism
ethos
n. the character or disposition of a community, group, person, etc.
fatuous
adj. foolish or inane, esp. in an unconscious, complacent manner; silly
inert
adj. having no inherent power of action, motion, or resistance (opposed to active):
limpid
adj. clear, transparent, or pellucid, as water, crystal, or air
noxious
adj. harmful or injurious to health or physical well-being
pastiche
n. a literary, musical, or artistic piece consisting wholly or chiefly of motifs or techniques borrowed from one or more sources
nullify
v. top negate or invalidate
belabor
v. to explain something excessively, harp upon
callow
adj. immature
ostensible
adj. intended for display
abstruse
adj. hard to understand
garrulous
adj. wordy, talkative
daunt
v. to dismay, lessen the courage of, intimidate
multifarious
adj. diverse, greatly varied
chagrin
n. shame, to vex by dissapointing, humiliation
soporific
adj. causing to sleep
aesthetic
adj. artistic, attractive, pertaining to beauty
harbinger
n. forerunner, one who initiates change, a sign
bellicose
adj. inclined to start war
immutable
adj. unable to change
foible
n. fault or weakness
nullify
v. top negate or invalidate
belabor
v. to explain something excessively, harp upon
callow
adj. immature
ostensible
adj. intended for display
abstruse
adj. hard to understand
garrulous
adj. wordy, talkative
daunt
v. to dismay, lessen the courage of, intimidate
multifarious
adj. diverse, greatly varied
chagrin
n. shame, to vex by dissapointing, humiliation
soporific
adj. causing to sleep
aesthetic
adj. artistic, attractive, pertaining to beauty
harbinger
n. forerunner, one who initiates change, a sign
bellicose
adj. inclined to start war
immutable
adj. unable to change
foible
n. fault or weakness
ruminate
v. to ponder, reflect
acquiesce
v. to accept
edict
n. command
mendacious
adj. dishonest
deft
adj. characterized by skill