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Umbrage
To take offense, resentment, displeasure
trepidation
fear and anxiety
burnish
shine; polish
bogus
fake
bland
mild gentle
coterie
clique, club
vegetate
to be passive, to do nothing
flaccid
droopy, flabby
lithe
graceful, flexible
itinerary
Travel plan, schedule
Plethora
overabundance; more than enough
teeming
overcrowded
forgo
to give up; surrender
hapless
unlucky
inculcate
to insruct, instill by repitition
boor
peasant; hick
boorish
rude; vulgar
balm
lotion, cream
balmy
healing, soothing
egress
EXIT; going out; departure
chattel
moveable possesion
fortuitous
ACCIDENTAL, happening by chance
furtive
secret; stealthy
cogent
forceful, convicing
dormant
sleeping
chimerical
fantastic imaginery
didactic
Morally instructive, teaching a lesson
copious
plentiful
neophyte
begginer, novice
edifice
large building
furtive
secret
gelid
icy; frigid; frosty
cumbersome
toublesome; awkward
debilitate
To weaken; wear out
demagogue
leader
dilatory
delaying; procrastinating
dilettante
Amatuer
ebullient
exhilarated; full of enthusiasm
effete
worn out; exhausted
emolument
salary; fee
indict
charge w/ a crime
entreat
to plead; beg, attempt to persuade
extirpate
wipe out; destroy
forte
strong point; talent
gape
stare open- mouthed, stare at
gamut
entire range; complete sequence
plaintive
melancholy sad sorrowful
premonition
fore warning; sign
malign
slander; say harmfu truths about
inundate
flood; overwhelm
malfeasance
wrongdoing by public offical
occident
having to do wiht the western hemisphere
malaropism
humans miss use of words
malingers
pretend illness or injury to avoid work
malicious
spiteful showing ill-will
malady
bad medical condition
malediction
evil saying curse
malaise
depression
malefactor
-evil doer
-criminal
malignaht
deadly
evocative
tending to suggest arouse, awaken
evoke
call up memories or feelings
convication
conference, assembly
exacerbate
to make worse or more severe
avocation
hobby, an interest
convoke
"call together"
acute
piercing, intense
acumen
insightfullness
acrimony
full of spite, angry, harshness
acrid
harsh, bitter
acerbic
sharp, bitter
iconoclast
one who attacks or scorns
established beliefs or tradional ideas; radical; dissenter
incorrigible
incapable of being corrected;delinquent
meticulous
very careful about trivial details; fussy; prcise; fastidious; extremely careful
odious
hateful; contemptible; disgusting
peccadillo
a minor offense, slight fault; petty offense
perfunctory
something done as a duty or routine but without care; cursory
recalcitrant
stubborn defiant of authority or control; obstinate; rebellious
turbid
muddy, obscure and confused; polluted and cloudy
vapid
stale; lacking zest or flavor; dull; insipid
venial
forgivable; excusable; trivial
verbiage
wordiness; excess of words
vituperative
harsh or abusive; vicious, violent denunciation
belie
distort; falsify; misrepresent; deceive, contradict
bewail
weep, cry, mourn, grieve
bemoan
lament;grieve; mourn
bemuse
confuse; bewilder; overwhelm
beset
harass; badger; attack; pester; surround
beguile
mislead; fool; delude
arbitrate
mediate; settle; decide; negotiate
arbitrary
determined by whim; subject to individual will
immutable
unchangeable; unalterable; resolute; constant; enduring
inscrutable
mysterious; incapable of being understood; hidden; secret; inconprehensible
occlude
shut out; close; obstruct; block
knoll
small round hill; mound
gauche
1. ill mannered; crude; vulgar; tactless
2. awkward, clumsy
brook
endure; tolerate; stand; put up with; accept
breach
1.split; rift; rupture; opening
2. violation; transgression; infraction;offense; misdemeanor
brawn
well developed muscles; muscular strength; huskiness; power
squalid
1.filthy; grungy; dirty; neglected; dilapidated
2.miseralbe; scummy; down and out; wretched
sinuous
winding; curving; twisting and turning; roundabout
succulent
juicy; dripping; fleshy
remiss
negligent; delinquent; derelict; neglectful of duties
ruminate
mediate; tinik about; ponder; muse; contemplate
revoke
"take back" repeal; nullify; abolish; withdraw
irrevocable
"unable to be called back" unalterable; can't be repealed or recalled; final
equivocate
avoid giving a direct answer; use words ambiguously in order to mislead; be evasive
opulent
very wealthy; lavish; luxuriant; affluent
paucity
scarcity; poor supply; dearth
superfluous
more than enough; extra; unnecassary excess
tirade
a long, harsh, abusive speech
broach
bring up (state); mention; introduce; bring to someone's attention
sanctimonious
holier-than-thou; self-righteous; falsely pious; making a show of piety
saturnine
gloomy; depressed; down-hearted; morose; down in the dumps; dejected
dilate
to enlarge; swell; expand
flagrant
outrageous; shameless; glaring; atrocious
Epicurean
Hedonist; connoisseur of fine food and dring; gourmet
evanescent
momentary; transitory; short-lived; fleeting
insidious
gradually harmful and done in subtle stealthy manner; sly; treacherous; wily
intrepid
fearless; dauntless; audacious; brace; daring
inveterate
deep-rooted; habitual; ingrained; confirmed in a belief or practice
noisome
fetid; stinking; smelly
stupor
daze; unconsciousness; numbness
tantamount
equal to; commensurate; alike; comparable to
palatable
1. tasty; flavorful; appetizing
2.agreeable; pleasing; enjoyable; acceptable
piquant
1. pleasantly sharp taste, tart zesty, tangy
2. stimulating; fascinating; appealing
pinnacle
summit; apex; acme; peak; best; finest; utmost
debase
corrupt; contaminate; violate; degrade; shame
onus
burden; obligation; responsibility; duty
mien
appearance; attitude; behavior; aura; style
gentry
upper class; aristocracy; elite
vacillate
hesitate; be indecisive; waver
annihilate
wipe out; destroy entirely; exterminate; defeat thoroughly
moribund
1. dying; approaching an end; on one's death bed
2. stagnant; at a stand still
innuendo
hint; indirect implication; suggestion; clue
homage
honor or respect publicly expressed; tribute; reverence
churlish
rude; boorish; vulgar; crude in manner; peasant like
inter
bury; place in grave or tomb
sedulous
assiduous; diligent; industrious; hard-working; studious
gaunt
thin and bony; skinny; emaciated
reparation
making amends, resitution; repayment; atonement
taper
narrow, thin; coming to a point, diminish; drop off
unequivocal
clear; direct; not ambiguous
raconteur
gifted talked or storyteller
pate
head
prig
self-righteous; smug; assumed superior wisdom
pun
play on words; having the same sound but different meaning
puny
undersized; tiny and weak
pyre
pile of wood for burning corpses
quay
dock
quip
witty or sarcastic
rail
to attack with harsh or insulting language
rend
split; tear apart
rife
wide-spread, abundant
rote
repetition
rue
to regret a mistake
taut
tightly drawn; emotionally tense
tome
large volume, heavy book
veer
change directions
vent
express freely
warp
turn or twist out of shape
wax
to grow, increase in intensity
weal
well-being
whim
a sudden desire or impulse
whit
smallest part
wont
habit; custom
yen
longing; yearning