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daunt
v. to overcome w/fear, intimidate; to dishearten, discourage
prattle
v. to talk in an aimless, foolish, or simple way
n. baby talk
rebut
v. to offer arguments or evidence to contradict an assertion, to refute
biased
adj. favoring one side unduly, prejudiced
servitude
n. slavery, forced labor
defray
v. to pay for
stagnant
adj. not running or flowing; foul from standing still; inactive, sluggish, dull
succumb
v. to give way to superior force, yield
reprieve
n. a temporary relief or delay
v. to grant postponement
bondage
n. slavery, a state of being bound or held down
facilitate
v. to make easier, assist
atone
v. to make up for
exodus
n. a large scale departure or flight
brazen
adj. made of brass; shameless, impudent
credible
adj. believable
hoodwink
v. to mislead by a trick, deceive
anarchy
n. a lack of government and law, confusion
dilligent
adj. hardworking, industrious, not lazy
arduous
adj. hard to do, requiring much effort
ghastly
adj. frightful, horrible, deathly pale
disentangle
v. to free from tangles and complications
doleful
adj. sad, dreary
tenacious
adj. holding fast, holding together firmly; persistent
arbitrary
adj. unreasonable; based on one's own wishes or whims w/out regard to reason or fairness
hamper
v. to hold back
latent
adj. hidden; present, but not yet realized
slapdash
adj. careless and hasty
hew
v. to shape or cut down w/an ax; to hold to
reprimand
v. to scold, find fault w/
n. a rebuke
incorrigible
adj. not able to be corrected, beyond control
impoverished
adj. poor, in a state of poverty; depleted
militant
adj. given to fighting; active and agressive in support of a cause
n. an activist
fated
adj. determined in advance by destiny or fortune
access
n. approach or admitance to places, persons, things; an increase
v. to get at, obtain
paramount
adj. chief in importance, above all others
incessant
adj. never stopping, going on all the time
intricate
adj. complicated, difficult to understand
abscond
v. to run off and hide
rectify
v. to make right, correct
morose
adj. having a gloomy or sullen manner; not friendly or sociable
lucid
adj. easy to understand, clear; rational, sane
auspicious
adj. favorable, fortunate
incinerate
v. to burn to ashes
inanimate
adj. not having life, w/out energy and spirit
revile
v. to attack with words, call bad names
posthumous
adj. occuring or published after death
opaque
adj. not letting through light; not clear or lucid; dense, stupid
taunt
v. to jeer at, mock at
n. an insulting or mocking remark
pompous
adj. overly self-important in speech or manner; excessively stately or ceremonious
prim
adj. overly neat, precise, proper, or formal; prudish
catalyst
n. a substance that causes or hastens a chemical reaction; any agent that causes change
larceny
n.theft
annihilate
v. to destroy completely
accomplice
n. a person who takes part in crime
pliant
adj. bending readily, easily influenced
superfluous
adj. exceeding what is sufficient or required, excess
precipice
n. a very steep cliff, the brink or edge of disaster
sardonic
adj. grimly or scornfully mocking, bitterly sarcastic
supplant
v. to take the place of, supersede
intrepid
adj. very brave, fearless, unshakable