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camaraderie
rapport and goodwill
frangible
fragile; easy to break
litany
any long, repetitive, or dull recital
moratorium
a suspension of activity; and authorized delay
zealous
fervent; fanatical
desiccate
to dry out; to remove moisture
wrenching
causing mental or physical pain
replete
full; abundant
interminable
tiresome and long; semmingly endless
arable
suitable for cultivation of land
lugubrious
mournful; gloomy
truncate
to shorten
ubiquitous
occurring or seeming to occur everywhere; omnipresent
vernacular
everyday language
equanimity
composure; calmness
metamorphosis
a transformation or dramatic change
donnybrook
a fight; an uproar
nonchalant
unconcerned; indifferent
vestige
a trace or evidence of something that once existed
interlocutor
someone who participates in a conversation
procrustean
strictly disregarding individual differences or circumstances
stygian
dark and forbidding
sophistry
a deliberately deceptive or misleading argument
carte blanche
boundless authority; unlimited power to act
incantation
a chant; a recited magical spell
cosmopolitan
worldy; sophisticated
rife
abundant; prevalent
nomenclature
technical names or naming system in an art or science
brigand
a robber or bandit
contemptuous
haughty; scornful
scapegoat
one who bears the blame for others
peremptory
not allowing refusal or delay; imperative
atelier
an artist's or a designer's workshop
axiom
a universal truth; an established rule
dulcet
melodious; pleasing to the ear
usurp
to take over; to seize power
patronizing
treating with condescension; acting superior
iniquity
an evil or wicked act
archaic
no longer current or applicable; antiquated
vacillate
to waver; to sway indecisively
perspicacious
keen; mentally sharp
abstemious
using or consuming sparingly
talisman
a magic charm or superstitious object for protection or luck
expurgate
to remove vulgar or objectionable material
pellucid
transparent; clear