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Antipathy
(n)a strong dislikem hostile feeling
Applicable
(adj) capable of being applied; relevant, suitable
Asset
(n) something of value; a resource; an advantage
Beset
(v) to attack from all sides; to surround, hem in; (adj., part) harrased, troubled; studded (as with jewels)
Compassion
(n) sympathy for anothers suffering; pity
Decorum
(n) proper behavior, good taste; orderliness
Duress
(n) compulsion by threat; forcible confinement
Exuberant
(adj) high-spirited, enthusiastic, enrestrained; excessive, abundant
Facsimile
(n) an exact copy
Imbibe
(v) to drink; to take in, absorb
Implacable
(adj) not to e satisfied or pacified; unyeilding
infintesimal
(adj) so small as to be almost immeasurable; minute
innocuous
(adj) harmless, inoffensive; insignificant
militate
(v)to have effect of force on or against someone or something, fight against
patent
(n) exclusive rights over an invention; copyright; (v) to arrange or obtain such rights; (adj) plain, open to view; copywrited
prowess
(n) distinguished bravery; superior skill or ability
sedate
(adj) quiet, settled, sober; (v) to administer a tranqulizer
stentorian
(adj) extremely loud
stipulate
(v) to arrange specifically; to require as a condition of agreement
ultimatum
(n) a final proposal or statement of conditions
alacrity
(n) a cheerful readiness; brisk and eager action
alleviate
(v) relieve, make more bearable
antithesis
(n) the direct opposite, a sharp contrast
appall
(v) to fill with dismay or horror
bellicose
(adj) warlike in manner or temperament; quarrelsome
disparage
(v) to belittle, speak slightly of, to undervalue
dissonant
(adj) not in harmony; disagreeing, at odds
droll
(adj) amusingly odd
edict
(n) an order issued by someone in authority
elucidate
(v) to clarify, explain
laud
(v) to praise
loll
(v) to act in a lazy manner; to lounge; to recline, droop
loquacious
(adj) talkative, wordy; fond of talking
magnanimous
(adj) generous in forgiving, about small meanness
mandatory
(adj) required, obligatory
nondescript
(adj) ordinary, not outstanding; not easily classified
phlegmatic
(adj) slow-moving, sluggish; unemotional
rescind
(v) to repel, cancel
vivacious
(adj) lively, sprightly, full of energy
whet
(v) to sharpen, put an edge on; to make keen or eager
abrasive
(adj) causing irritation, harsh; grinding or wearing down; (n) a substance used to smooth or polish
acclimate
(v) to adapt to a new climate, environment, or situation
chagrin
(n) irritation or humiliation caused by dissapointment or frustration; (v) to cause such a feeling
complacent
(adj) self- satisfied; overly content
concur
(v) to express agreement, approve
defamination
(n) slander or libel
explicate
(v) to make plain or clear, explain; to interpret
fracas
(n) a noisy quarrel or brawl
grotesque
(adj) unnatural, distorted; bizarre
pandemonium
(n) a wild uproar, din, or commotion
raucous
(adj) disagreeably harsh-sounding; disorderly
receptive
(adj) open and responsive to ideas or suggestions
renounce
(v) to give up or resign something
repress
(v) to hold back; to put down or check by force
reticent
(adj) not inclined to speak; reserved; reluctant
savory
(adj) tasty, appetizing; pungent or salty, not sweet; inoffensive, respectable
somnolent
(adj) sleepy, drowsy; inducing sleep
vehement
(adj) intense, forceful, powerful
voluble
(adj) characterized by a ready flow of words; glib, fluent
zealous
(adj) eager, earnest, devoted