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accrue
to grow or accumulate over time
annotation
a critical or explanatory note or comment, especially for a literary work
bedlam
a state or scene of uroar and confusion
covert
hidden, disguised, purposefully ke[t secret
debonair
smooth and polished in manner and apearance
eficacious
effective, producing results
equanimity
calmness, composure, refusal to panic
dun
to demand insistently, especially in payment of a debt
fortuitous
accidental, occuring by a hapy chance
gist
the essential part, main point, or essence
gratuitous
freely given, not called for
imperious
overbearing, arrogant, seeking to dominate
invective
a strong denunciation or condemnation, abusive language
motley
showing great variety, composed of different elements
munificent
extremly generous lavish
procrastinate
to delay, put off until later
provocative
tending to produce a strong feeling or response
recondite
exceeding ordinary knowledge and understanding
reprobate
a depraved, vicious or unprincipled person, scoundrel
sedentary
characterized by continued sitting, remaining in one place
abstemious
moderate, sparing (as in eating and drinking)
censurable
deserving of blame or correction
contingent
dependent on uncertain events or conditions, a representative group forming part of a larger body
corroborate
to confirm, substantiate, verify
denizen
an inhabitant, resident, one who frequents a place
discursive
passing aimlessly from one subject to another, rambling
disseminate
to scatter or spread widely
dowdy
poorly dressed, shabby
florid
highly colored, reddish, excessively ornate, showy
foist
to pass off as worthy or genuine
gauche
awkward, lacking in social graces, tactless
heresy
the denial of an idea that is generally held sacred
inculcate
to impress on the mind by repitition
palpable
capable of being touched of felt, easily seen
perceptive
having keen insight or understanding
pernicious
extremely harmful
salient
rominent, standing out, a land projects outward
satiate
to satisfy completely, to fill to excess
sear
to make or become dry and withered, to char or scorch
specious
deceptive, apparently good or valid but lacking real merit
absolve
to clear from blame, resonsibility or guilt
caricature
a representation (especially a drawing) in which the subjects characteristic features are deliberately exaggerated
clangor
a loud ringing sound
contiguous
side by side, touching, adjacent in time
cupidity
an eager desire for something, greed
deleterious
harmful, injurious
enhance
to increase the value or desirablility of
enthrall
to captivate, charm , hold spellbound
extenuate
to lessen the seriousness or magnitude of an offense by making partial excuses
implicit
imlied or understood though unexpressed
incisive
sharp, keen, penetrating
ostentatious
marked by conspicuous or pretentious display, showy
paragon
a model of excellence or perfection
paraphrase
to restate in other words
politic
prudent, shrewed, artful
prosaic
dull, lacking in distintion and orginality
redundant
wordy, repetitive
sanctimonious
making a show of virtue or righteousness
scintillating
sparkling, twinkling, exceptionally brilliant, (applied to mental or personal qualities)
winsome
charmng, attractive, pleasing (often suggesting a childlike charm and innocence)