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avid
having a strong deisre
eager enthusiastic
brusque
abrupt in manneror speech gruff
brusqueness
the quality or state of being brusque
concise
short and to the point
demean
to cause a lowering of self esteem, to lower in reputation or character
emulate
to try to equal or imitate
evoke
to call forth; to produce
To bring to mind, often by suggestion
evocative
creating something again, especially through the imagaination
excruciating
very painful
inagurate
to install into office with an official ceremony
To brgin officially of mark the opening of
pervade
to spread throughout
pervasive
spreading throughout
proprietor
an owner of a store or bussiness
rebuff
to reject bluntly
to drive back
A blunt rejection
An abrupt setback in progress
sesilient
capable of recovering quickly from misfortune
Returning quickly to an original shape or condition
resilience
the ability to recover
the ability to spring back
abrasion
wearing away or rubbing away by friction
a scraped or worn area
corroberate
to provide evidence or to make certain; to confirm
cursory
done in a hurry with little attention to detail
dehydrate
to remove the water from
to become dry or to lose water from
dehydration
the state of being dehydrated
derive
to take or recieve from a source
to obtain through reasoning
electrify
to wire or equip with electric power
to thrill or shock
endeavor
to attemp earnestly
gingerly
cautious, very carful
with an extreme care or concern
grimace
to make a face expressing feelings of pain or disgust or comtempt
a facial expression that seems to express pain contemp or disgust
succumb
to give in or to yeild
To cease to exist to die
surmise
to suppose something without evidence
a guess
anthology
a collaction of various writings such as songs, stories, or poems
conjecture
a conclusion based on guesswork or insufficient evidence
disposition
a persons usual mood or temperment
encompass
to enclose or incircle
guile
cunning or deciet in dealing with others
imperative
urgent or pressing
having the authority or power to command
prevalent
commonly occuring; excepted or widely practiced
despondent
depressed from lack of hope or confidence; utterly discouraged
entreat
to earnestly beg
entreaty
a plea or ernest request
impel
to drive or propel
to urge or drive by force or mral pressure
interminable
endless; seeming without end
irascible
quick temoered or irritable
profound
intense or deeply felt
having understanding or knowledge that goes beneath the surface, beyind the obvious
recluse
a person who lives apart from society and often alone
recluive
withdrawn from society
reverberate
to be repeated as in series of echos or vibrations
tirade
alond angry speech
tremulous
marked by trembling or shaking
timid or fearful
audacious
willing to take risks; daring
showing disrespect or lack of courtesy
audacity
willing to take risks by showing excessive boldness
conscience
through and careful
honest and principaled
inkling
a slight suspision a vague idea
pilfer
to steal repeatedly a great or generous amount
profuse
given or occuring in generous amounts; abundent
prudnet
very careful; showing great judgement or wisdom
prudence
the avoidance of risk; carfulness in what one says and does
rankle
to cause continuing anger or irration
rebuke
to criticize strongly; to reprimand
serene
calm and untroubled; peaceful
slovenly
untidy; carelessly done
assimilate
to absorb into a population
to take part and to absorb into the whole
clamamitous
diasterous
conspire
to plan together secretly to do something wrong or illegal
to join or act together
dissention
a differnce of oppinion; disagreement
elapse
to pass or slip by
imminent
about to happen likely to occur
interrogate
to ask questions of, especially in a formal or thorough manner
interation
the act of interogating
meticulous
extreamly attentitive esepically to small details
contingent
conditional; depending on something else
likely but not certain to happen; possible
a group that is part of a larger one
daunt
to discourage or to imitate
daunting
so difficult of dangerous as to discourage or intimidate
dispel
to clear away or get rid of
fanfare
a sounding of trumpets of other brass instruments
any show of display
inane
empty or shallow, silly
mettle
courage to bear up under difficult circumstances; spirit
protract
to draw out in time or lengthin
adept
highly skilled or expert
capacious
able to hold in large amounts; roomy
capacious
Able to hold large amounts roomy
copious
large in quantity abundent
deploy
to put into use
facilitate
to make easier
fastidious
paying close attention to detail
difficult to please
fitful
not steady; irregular
abet
to encourage or assist in some activity, especially a questionable one
agile
able to move quickly and easily; nimble
able to think quickly
agility
quickness of mind or body
allot
to assign to distribute as a portion or share
balmy
soothing or mild
hundrum
lacking excitiment; boring or monotonous
influx
a flowing or pouring in massive numbers
intricate
complicated; having many related or details or parts
query
a question
to ask about
sporadic
happening occasionally not regualarly
staple
a basic food that is used frequently in large amounts
A U-shaped fastener with sharp ends
to attach with staples
Most important, principal
tumult
noisy excitement; an uproar or disturbance
tumultuous
marked by uproar or exitement, turbulent
unseemly
not suitable, inapropriate or improper
reflexive
pronouns that always end in self
relative
relate back to a word in the sentence, who whom, which that and sometimes who
indefenite
refers to a nonspecific person, place, thing, or idea
demonstrative
used to point out a specific person place or thing this that these and those