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Clandestine
adj. kept or done in secret, often in order to conceal, a spy
Bilk
verb. defraud, cheat, swindle
Abatement
noun. diminution in amount, degree, or intensity; moderation -reduction-
Arcane
adj. known or understood by only a few, obscure
Bourgeois
noun. adj. Higher, stuck up class.
Chortle
noun. verb. a snorting, joyful laugh or chuckle
Diminutive
adj. extremly small in size, tiny
Exacerbate
verb. increase the severity, violence, or bitterness of; to grow tention
Grovel
verb. to cringe or beg
Kinetic
adj. of, relating to, or produced by motion; energy inside
Mercurial
adj. shrewdness, swiftness, of the god Mercury, also UNpredictable
Obsequious
adj. fawning over
Aberrant
adj. abnormal
Artless
adj. having no guile, cunning, deceit, being HONEST
Bulwark
noun. a wall or embankment raised as a defensice fortification, a rampart
Churlish
adj. befitting a churl, boorish or vulgar, rude, mean
Expunge
verb. erase or strike out
Harangue
noun. verb. a long pompous speech, befre a gathering, a coach speech...diatribe
Fortuitous
adj. happening by accident or chance, lucky
Lambaste
verb. give a thrashing to, beatin but VERBAL- verbal scolding
Odious
adj. strong dislike towards another person or thing; hatred
Abet
verb. to approve, support in wrong doing, encourage
Ascertain
verb. discovered as through examination or experimentation
Disparity
noun. large difference in anything, mostly intelligence or rank
Lascivious
adj. expressing or showing lustfulness
Misnomer
noun. an error in naming
Circumspect
adj. heedful, prudent, looking for possible consiquences
Cadence
noun. Balanced, rhythmic fow, in poetry
Eclectic
adj. Having a large variety in taste, sources, systems, or styles
Fallow
adj. noun. plowed but left unseeded field
Harbinger
noun. verb. indicates foreshadowing, fortune teller, an omen
Larceny
noun. theft
Mitigate
verb. softened, mild
Panacea
noun. cure-all for diseases, evils, difficulties
Abiding
adj. to put up with, tolerate
Baleful
adj. goomy, depressed
Canard
noun. misleading story, false- lie
Effusive
adj. epressing exsesive emotion, gushy
Fervid
adj. great passion or zeal, passion in work
Hedonism
noun. gluttony
Largess
noun. large unnessary gift, generosity, to good cause usually
Modicum
noun. small amount
Panache
noun. dash, flamboyance
Abscond
verb. leave quickly and secretly hide oneself, often to avoid arrest or prosecution.
Abyss
noun. deep chasm, depth, or void
Bastion
noun. projecting part of fortification, lasting part, undestructable
Elicit
verb. to call forth, draw out, or provoke
Fidelity
noun. loyalty, loyalty to doings or deeds
Idiosyncrasy
noun. behavioral characteristics, behavior to certain group of people, flashy
Penumbra
noun. partial shadow, eclipse,
Morose
adj. gloomy, melancholy
Latitude
noun. freedom of action or choice
Accrue
verb. to come to one as a gain, addition, over time
Beleaguer
verb. to harass
Castigate
verb. to inflict punishment on. criticize severely
Defunct
adj. having ceased to exist or live (no longer in use, old fashion)
Embellish
verb. to make beautiful, ornament, decoration,
Acrimony
noun. bitter sharp, in speech or behavior
Lexicon
noun. a dictionary, list of words
Impediment
noun. a hindrance or obstruction, something in the way, defense
Nebulous
adj. Cloudy, misty, hazy, not weather, like in mind
Anomaly
noun. departure from the normal or common order, form, or rule -strange-
Antithesis
noun. direct contrast, opposition, opposite
Bestial
adj. Beastly -rudely mean
Cavort
verb. Bound or prance about in springing manner, caper, gambol
Dichotomy
noun. division into two different parts, like a debate
Enigma
noun. One htat is puzzling, ambiguous, inexplicable, tricky
Impervious
asj. unable to be penatrated, stopped, not able ot et in the way
Loinize
verb. to look on or treat as a celebrity
Nihilism
noun. belief of no god, denies all exsistance
Quagmire
noun. muddy puddle thing
Blanch
verb. to take color, bleach
Quell
verb. to put down forcible, suppress
Bludgeon
noun. a giant stick, club
Chagrin
noun. menatl uneasement, mental embarresment from failure or disappointment
Didactic
adj. intended to instruct, over exsessful teaching, or very helpful
Ersatz
adj. artificial, fake
Genteel
adj. a genteel-man
Incendiary
adj. causing or capable of starting a fire
Macabre
adj. gruesome, disgusting and grafic
Noisome
adj. offensived by disgusting, foul
Choleric
adj. easily angered, bad-tempered
Dilapidated
adj. Broken down, shabby, neglected
Esoteric
adj. intended for on a specific group to understand
Ethereal
adj. intangible
Glower
verb. stare angrily
Gratuitous
adj. given gift, unearned gift, voluntary or free
Ingratiate
verb. To Flatter another to geton their good side
Jaundice
noun. yellowish discolor in skin or eyes
Masochist
noun. getting pleasure from abuse (Sexual)
Nonchalant
adj. unconcernded, okay, cool with everything
Quixotic
adj. caught up in romance and trying to do deeds tat are impossible
Renounce
verb. to give up a title or rank
Curmudgeon
noun. ill-tempered hot tempered
Precocious
adj. early behavior and physical body changes into maturity, early puberty
Capitulate
verb. to surrender under certain reasons
Gambol
ver. to frolic
Coalesce
verb. to come together, to unite