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Abnegate
to deny oneself things; to reject; to renounce
Abstruse
hard to understand
Acrimonious
full of spite; bitter; nasty
Adroit
skillful; dexterous; clever; shrewd; socially at ease
Benign
gentle; not harmful; kind; mild
Bereft
deprived or left desolate
Blithe
carefree; cheerful
Bucolic
charmingly rural; rustic; countrylike
Cajole
to persuade someone to do something he or she doesn't want to do
Candor
truthfulness; sincere honesty
Caricature
a portrait or description that is purposely distorted or exaggerated, often to prove a point
Catharsis
purification that brings emotional relief or renewal
Decorous
proper; in good taste; orderly
Denizen
inhabitant
Desiccate
to dry out
Deride
to ridicule; to laugh at contemptuously
Dialectical
relating to discussions; relating to the rules and methods of reasoning; approaching truth in the middle of opposing extremes
Docile
easily taught; obedient; easy to handle
Dubious
full of doubt; uncertain
Burlesque
ludicrous, mocking, or exaggerated imitation