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elan
an enthusiastic vigor and liveliness, spirit; a flair
dissipate
to cause to disappear; to scatter, dispel; to spend foolishly
disavow
to deny responsiblity for or connection with
conducive
tending to promote or assist, helpful
expurgate
to cleanse, purify; to remove objectionable passages or words from a written text
dispassionate
impartial; free from emotion, calm
consternation
dismay, confusion
dissension
disagreement, sharp difference of opinion
bovine
resembling a cow or ox; sluggish, unresponsive
acrimonious
stinging, bitter in temper or tone
corpulant
fat; having a large, bulky body
subservient
subordinate in capacity or role; serving to promote some end
perfidy
faithlessness, treachery
hypothetical
based on an assumption or guess; used as a provisional or tentative idea to guide or direct investigation
impugn
to call into question; attack as false
odium
hatred, contempt; disgrace or infamy resulting from hateful conduct
intemperate
immoderate, lacking in self-control; inclement
ignoble
mean, low, base
squeamish
inclined to nausea; easily shocked or upset; excessively fastidious or refined
relegate
to place in a lower position; to assign, refer, turn over; to banish
susceptible
open to; easily influenced; lacking in resistence
gauntlet
an armored or protective glove; a challenge to combat; an ordeal
adulation
praise or flattery that is excessive
evanescent
vanishing, soon passing away; light and airy
dilatory
not on time, not prompt; tending to delay
abate
to make less in amount, degree, etc; to subside, become less; to nullify; to deduct
irresolute
unable to make up one's mind, hesitating
astute
shrewd, crafty, showing practical wisdom
avarice
a greedy desire, particularly for wealth
egregious
conspicuous, standing out from the mass
culpable
deserving blame, worthy of condemnation
anathema
an object of intese dislike; a curse or strong denunciation
equivocate
to speak or act in a way that allows more than one interpretation; to be deliberately vague
slovenly
untidy, dirty, careless
supposition
something that is assumed or taken for granted without conclusive evidence
succinct
expressed briefly and clearly; (clothing) lacking in fullness of cut
recapitulate
to review a series of facts; to sum up
nebulous
cloudlike, resembling a cloud; cloudy in color; vague, confused, indistinct
resuscitate
to revive, bring back to consciousness or existence
torpid
inactive, sluggish, dull
novice
a beginner
penury
extreme poverty; barrenness, insufficiency
modicum
a small or moderate amount
pretentious
done for show, striving to make a big impression; claiming merit or position unjustifiably
fortuitous
accidental, happening by chance
covert
hidden, disguised, purposefully kept secret; a sheltered place
bedlam
a state of uproar and confusion
debonair
pleasant, courteous, lighthearted, smooth and polished (in manner and appearance)
annotation
a critical or explanatory note or comment, especially for a literary work
gist
the essential part, main point
efficacious
effective, producing results
accrue
to grow or accumulate in the course of time; to happen as a natural result
dun
to demand insistently, especially payment of a debt; a creditor; dark, dull, drab
equanimity
calmness, composure, refusal to panic
antediluvian
relating to or typical of ancient times
provocative
tending to produce a strong feeling or response; something that provokes
sedentary
characterized by or calling for continued sitting; remaining in one piece
imperious
overbearing, arrogant; seeking to dominate
gratuitous
freely given; not called for by circumstances, unwarranted
procrastinate
to delay, put off until later
recondite
exceeding ordinary knowledge, profound, abstruse
munificent
extremely generous, lavish
inimical
unfriendly, hostile; harmful, unfavorable
motley
showing great diversity or variety; a mixture of odd elements
invective
a strong denunciation; abusive language; abusive, vituperative
reprobate
a depraved, vicious, or unprincipled person; wicked, corrupt, or unprincipled; to disapprove of, condemn