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abet
to encourage, assist, aid, support (especially in something wrong or unworthy)
aver
to affirm, declare confidently
blatant
noisy in a coarse, offensive way; obvious or conspicuous, especially in an unfavored sense
broach
to bring up or begin to talk about, to break the surface of the water, to pierce to draw liquid
buttress
to support, prop up, strengthen, supporting structure
carousal
noisy revelry or merrymaking (often with a suggestion of heavy drinking)
collate
to compare critically in order to note differences & similarities; to arrange in order for some purpose
connoisseur
an expert; one who is well qualified to pass critical judgements, especially in one of the fine arts
disconsolate
deeply unhappy or dejected; without hope, beyond consolation
encumber
to weigh down or burden; to fill up, block up
foment
to promote trouble or rebellion; to apply warm liquids to, warm
grisly
frightful, horrible, ghastly
herculean
relating to hercules; characterized by great strength, mighty
impassive
showing no feeling or emotion; inanimate; motionless
inauspicious
unfavorable, unlucky, suggesting bad luck for the future
incontrovertable
unquestionable, beyond dispute
nonplussed
puzzled, not knowing what to do, at a loss
opportune
suitable or convenient for a particular purpose; occurring at an appopriate time
prolific
abundantly productive; abundant, profuse
rejoinder
a reply to a reply, especially from the defendent in a legal suit