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Abate
to reduce in amount, degree, or intensity.
during the drought the live plants abated.
Aberration
the act of departing from the right, norm or usual course.
how strange/ out of the ordinary.
catholic
broad or wide-ranging in tastes, interests, or the like. broad-minded
open minded. NOT the religion
circumvent
to go around
antonymn:to run into
cogitate
to think hard; ponder; meditate
to cogitate about the answer
deprecate
express earnest disapproval of.
antonymn:to approve of something.
dolorous
causing pain or sorrow;grievous;mournful
antonymn:to cause joy, happiness.
encomium
formal expression of high praise.
eulogy. talking about how good someone is, or was.
ethereal
light, airy, or tenuous. heavenly
her beauty is ethereal
founder
to fall or sink down.
NOT someone who starts something. The building began to founder.
gregarious
fond of the company of others.
antonymn:unsociable. a hermet is not gregarious.
harangue
a scolding or long or intense verbal attack.
rarely are harangues quiet, most people do not get a harangue for doing something good.
inundate
to flood;cover or overspread with water.
to get overtaken by the ocean or a river or any body of water.
inexorable
not capable of being persuaded by entreaty;relentless.
stubborn. He was so inexorable he wouldn't change my grade.
irascible
easily provoked to anger;very irritable
"ir"ritable. don't push their buttons.
jocose
given to or characterized by joking.
goofball, silly.
largess
liberality in bestowing gifts, especially in a lofty or condescending manner.
generous gift. a "large" gift.
mettle
courage and fortitude.
antonymn:coward.
neophyte
a beginner or novice
antonymn:expert
ostensible
outwardly appearing as such professed;pretended.
people don't always act the way they look like they would act.
penchant
a strong inclination, taste, or liking for something.
had a desire, strong like for music
pithy
brief, forceful, and meaningful in expression; full of vigor, substance, or meaning,
not long.
plethora
overabundance;excess.
antonymn:lacking in, running out of.
protract
to draw out to lengthen, esp. in time.
prolong, seems like forever.
purge
to rid of any impurities
to throw up rotten food. to expell slackers out of school.

respite
a delay or cessation for a time, esp. of anything distressing or trying
relief, oh man it's finally over!
somnolent
sleepy, drowsy
a boring class would make you this.
turgid
swollen;distended;tumid
punches to your face would make it swollen or...
bellicose
inclined or eager to fight; aggressively hostile
very angry, not very nice. don't mess with this person.
morass
tract of low, soft, wet ground.
a bog or swamp. 'yuck'
accolade
praise
amendable
controllable
blithe
carefree
coalesce
gel, come together
construe
comprehend
cursory
NOT thorough, random
dichotomy
separation of a whole into two parts
droll
oddly funny
equanimity
composure, evenness of temperment
expedient
makes something more efficient
fulsome
excessive to a fault
gauche
socially awkward
hackneyed
cliched
imbue
to embed, embody
innocuous
benign
inter
to bury
laissez-faire
a policy of noninterference
malevolent
bad, w/bad, harmful intentions
onerous
burdensome
pariah
social outcast
pertinacity
diligence, persistence
quell
to calm
recumbent
lying down[not a position of the body]
sinecure
esay job w/pay
soporific
sleep inducive
supercilious
haughty, contemptuous
taciturn
quiet, reserved
upbraid
to scold, criticize
virtuoso
someon good at something, pertaining to the arts
zealous
enthusiastic