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abate
v- to subside; become less; to make less in amount or degree
adulation
n- accessive praise or flattery
anathema
n- an object of intense dislike; an abombination
astute
adj- showing practical wisdom; shrewd, wise
avarice
n- greed
culpable
adj- deserving blame or blameworthy; worthy of condomnation
dilatory
adj- not on time, late, tardy
egregious
adj- standing out from the mass, conspicuous, unfavourable; blatant or glaring
equivocate
v- to speak or act in a way that allows more than one interpretation; to talk out of both sides of the mouth; to be dileberatly vague or ambiguous
evanescent
adj- soon passing away; vanishing; ephemeral; transient
irresolute
adj- unable to make up one's mind; indecisive
modicum
n- a small or moderate amount
nebulous
adj- cloudlike; cloudy in color, not transparent; vague, confused, indistint
novice
n- one who is just a beginner in something that requires skill
penury
n- extreme poverty
pretentious
adj- done for show, striving to make a big impression; claiming merit unjustifyingly; austentation
recapitulate
v- to review a series of facts or to sum up
resuscitate
v- to revive or bring back to consciousness
slovenly
adj-- untidy, dirty, careless
succinct
adj- expressed briefly and clearly; lackin in fullness of cut, skimpy (clothing)
supposition
n- something that is assumed or taken for granted without conclusive evidence; an assumpsion
torpid
adj- sluggish, dull, and inactive