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abhor
to regard with horror and loathing; to hate deeply
amend
to change in a formal way; to change for the better
buffet
to slap or cuff; to strike repeatedly; to drive or force with blows; to force one's way with difficulty; (n) a slap or blow
chaos
great confusion, disorder
commodious
roomy; spacious
corrosive
eating away gradually, acidlike, bitterly sarcastic
discern
to see clearly; recognize
extant
still existing; not exterminated, destroyed or lost
implicate
to involve in; to connect with or be related to
inter
to bury, commit to the earth; to consign to oblivion
martinet
a strict disciplinarian; a stickler for the rules
obviate
to anticipate and prevent; to remove, dispose of
renegade
one who leaves a group; a deserter, outlaw; (adj) traitorous; unconventional, unorthodox
reprehensible
deserving blame or punishment
somber
dark, gloomy, depressed, or melancholy in spirit
squalid
filthy, wretched, debased
turbulent
disorderly, riotous, violent, stormy
vociferous
loud and noisy, compelling attention
voluminous
of great size; numerous; writing or speaking at great length
waive
to do without, gice up voluntarily; to put off temporarily; defer
animosity
a strong dislike; bitter hostility
apathy
a lack of feeling, emotion, or interest
apprehensive
fearful or anxious, especially about the future
commed
to praise, express approval; to present as worthy of attentionl to commit to the care of
compatible
able to get along or work well together; capable of use with some other model or system
condolence
an expression of sympathy
consecrate
to make sacred, hallow; to set apart for special purpose
decrepit
old and feelble; worn-out, ruined
deride
to ridicule, laugh at with contempt
ingenous
innocent, simple; frank, sincere
mulitfarious
having great variety; numerous and diverse
obsolete
out of date; no longer in use
omnivourous
eating every kind of food; eagerly taking in everything, having a wide variety of tastes
parsimonius
stingy, misrely; meager, poor, small
quandary
a state of perplexity or doubt
recalcitrant
stubbornly disobedient; resisting authority
reprisal
an injury done in reurn for injury
revel
to take great pleasure in
stultify
to make ineffective or useless; cripple; to have a dulling effect on
suave
smoothly agreeable or polite; pleasing to the senses
allocate
to set apart or designate for a special purposel to distribute
ardent
very enthusiastic, impassioned
assiduous
persistent, attentice, diligent
brash
prone to act in a hast manner; impudent
capricious
subject to whims or passing fancies
chastise
to inflict physical punishment as a means of correcting; to scold secerely
copious
abundant; plentidul; wordy, verbose
deviate
to turn aside; to stray from a norm
emaciated
unaturally thin
exult
to rejoice greatly
gnareld
knotted, twisted, lumpy
indemnity
payment for damge or loss
inkling
a hintl a vague notion
limpid
clear, transparent; readily understood
omnipotent
almighty, having unlimited power or authority
palatable
agreeable to the taste or one's sensibilities; suitable for consumption
poignant
deeply affecting, touching; keen or sharp in taste or smell
rancor
bitter resentment or ill-will
sophomoric
immature and overconfident; conceited
spontaneous
arising natually; not planned or engineered in advance
acquiesce
to accept without protest; to agree or submit
allure
to entice, tempt, to be attractive to
askew
twisted to one side, crooked, disapprovingly
blithe
cheerful, lighthearted; casual, unconcerned
contetious
quarrelsome, inclined to argue
covet
to desire something belonging to another
crestfallen
discouraged, dejected, downcast
dishveled
rumpled, mussed; hanging in disorder
exponent
one who advocated, speaks for, explains or interprets
garrulous
given to much talking, tediously chatty
insuperable
incapable of being overcome
lametable
to be regretted or pitied
misnomer
an unsuitable or misleafing name
profess
to affirm openly; to state belief in; to claim, pretend
respite
a period of relief or rest
retribution
a repayment; a deserved punishment
sinuous
winding, having many curves; lithe and flexible
sonorous
full, deep, or rish in sound
vangaurd
the foremost part of an army; the leading position in any field
wastrel
a wasteful person, spendthrift; a good for nothing
allude
to refer to causally or indirectly
clairvoyant
supernaturally perceptive
conclusive
serving to settle an issue
disreputable
not respectable, not esteemed
endemic
native or confined to a particular region or people
exemplary
worthy of imitation, commendable
fathom
to understand, get to the bottom of
guile
treacherous cinning, deeit
integrity
honesty, high moral standards; and unimpaired condition, completeness, soundness
itinerart
a route of travel; a record of travel
misconstrue
to interpret wrongly, mistake the meaning of
obnoxious
high offensive
placate
to appease, sooth, pacify
placid
calm, peaceful
plagiarism
passing off or using as one's own writing
potent
powerful; highly effective
pretext
a false reason, deceptive excuse
protrude
to stick out, thrust forth
stark
harsh, unrelieved, desolate
superficial
on or near the surface, shallow
abjure
to renounce, repudiate
acrid
harsh in taste or odorl sharp in manner or temper
august
majestic, inspiring admiration and respect
callous
emotionally hardened, unfeeling
clandestine
secret, concealed
compunction
remorse, regret
conflagration
a large, destructive fire
elated
in high spirits, jubilant; extremely pleased
indelible
not able to be erased or removed
indulgent
yielding to the wishes or demands of others
inveterate
firmly established; long-standing
irrelevant
not to the point
nocturnal
of or occuring in the night; under cover of darkness
platitude
a commonplace, stale or trite remark
quell
to subdue, put down forcibly
quiescent
inactive, at rest
ruminate
to meditat, think about at length
tacit
unspoked, silent; implued, inferred
tangible
capable of being touched; real, concrete
trenchant
incisive, keen; forceful, effective, cutting, caustic