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abolish
to do away with, put an end to
acquire
to get, procure, obtain
adapt
to make suitable, agreeable, harmonious
admonish
to warn, reprove, advise
affirm
to declare, assert
coerce
to compel, bring about by force
curtail
to cut down, reduce
defer
to delay or postpone
divulge
to disclose or reveal
implore
to beg, plead, entreat
ambush
a lying in wait, or a hiding place for attack
contour
outline or profile
guile
deceit, trickery
jargon
lingo, technical language
labyrinth
a maze, complicated network or problem
medley
a mixture or jumble
rapture
ecstasy, thrills, keen delight
robot
a mechanical creature, an auto man
verge
edge or border
zephyr
a gentle breeze
appall
to horrify, shock, overcome with fear
discern
to see clearly, perceive
esteem
to value highly, regard
feign
to pretend
meditate
to think, reflect, intend, or plan
obsess
to haunt, beset, harass
redeem
to buy back, make amends
relent
to become less severe, soften
slavage
to save, restore, recover (a part of) the value
wrest
to take by force, twist from
brevity
shortness, conciseness
censure
strong criticism, condemnation
chaos
confusion, disorder
citadel
a fortress or stonghold
counsel
advice, shared knowledge; legal adviser
celebrity
a widely known person
custody
keeping, care, gaurding
deluge
a great downpour or flood
demeanor
conduct, behavior, manner
epoch
distinctive age or outstanding period of time
brusque
abrupt, blunt, curl
candid
frank, honest, truthful
delinquent
wanting, failing, overdue
dour
sullen, gloomy, sour
obese
fat, stout, corpulent
furtive
sly, stealthy
lucid
clear in (and to) the mind
macabre
grim, gruesome, death-haunted
mature
ripe, fully developed
nebulous
vague, hazy, indefinite
pensive
deeply thoughtful, wistful
placid
calm, serene, unruffled
plaintive
sad, mournful
plausible
spearing true or reasonable
potent
powerful, very effective
pungent
sharp, stining, keen
rigorous
rigidly severe, exacting
wanton
senseless, malicious, recklous
wary
cautious, watchful (in facing danger)
wily
crafty, cunning
abate
to lessen, decrease
cite
to mention, refer to, quote (for proof or example)
entice
to allure, attract, or beguile
frustrate
to thwart, foil, defeat
manifest
show plainly, reveal, display, evince
pervade
spread through, permeate
purge
cleanse, clear of impurity or guilt
reproach
to blame, upbraid
resent
to take offense ate
satiate
to satisfy to excess
abyss
a deep or bottomless chasm
anecdote
a brief story or incident
aperture
a small opening
derelict
an abandoned ship, an outcast
epithet
a descriptive title
fiend
a demon or monster
harbinger
a forerunner, herald
lament
an expression of sorrow or grief
omen
a portent, prphetic sign
pestilence
a widespread disease
adhere
to stick fast, cling
alter
to change or modify
assail
to attack
augment
to increase, make or become larger
chastise
to punish
disperse
to scatter, separate
diverge
to branch off, go in different directions
emulate
to strive to equal or excel
extricate
to disentangle
forage
to search for, ravage, plunder
antagonist
a rival, opponent, adversary
apathy
lack of feeling, indifference
avarice
greed for money, cupidity
clarity
clearness
conjecture
a guess, inference
defiance
a bold opposition, open challenge
dexterity
skill, adroitness
discretion
prudence, wise restraint
exertion
vigorous effort
exuberance
overflowing spirits, zestfulness
copious
abundant, plentiful
eminent
outstanding, prominent
frugal
sparing, thrifty, economical
languid
drooping, listless
hostile
unfriendly, warlike
laudable
praiseworthy, commendable
lenient
mild, merciful
luminous
glowing, giving off light
nocturnal
occuring at night
oblique
slanting, indirect
obnoxious
offensive, hateful
obtrusive
pushing, demanding attention, showy
perpetual
unending, lasting forever
regal
royal, notable, excellent
vagrant
roaming, wandering, or wayward
vehement
violent, passionate
vindictive
vengeful, seeking revenge
vociferous
vocally noisy, clamorous, loudly insistent
vulnerable
susceptible to injury or attack
zealous
very active, eager, devoted
acute
sharp, sever, perceptive
agile
nimble, quick and skillful
erratic
irregular, wandering, having no fixed course; large rock deposited by a glacier
exorbitant
excessive, unreaonable (in what one asks)
exultant
joyful, jubilant
implicit
unquestioning, implied
inanae
senseless, empty
inert
inactive or lifeless
inferior
lower in place or quality
infernal
hellish, fiendish
fugitive
one who flees, a runaway
indignation
justifiable anger
insolence
insulting behavior, impudence
obeisance
a bow or curtsy, respect
repose
rest, quiet
acute
sharp, sever, perceptive
agile
nimble, quick and skillful
erratic
irregular, wandering, having no fixed course; large rock deposited by a glacier
exorbitant
excessive, unreaonable (in what one asks)
exultant
joyful, jubilant
implicit
unquestioning, implied
inanae
senseless, empty
inert
inactive or lifeless
inferior
lower in place or quality
infernal
hellish, fiendish
fugitive
one who flees, a runaway
indignation
justifiable anger
insolence
insulting behavior, impudence
obeisance
a bow or curtsy, respect
repose
rest, quiet
retinue
a group of attendants
sanction
approval, authorization
strategy
skill in maneuvering or planning
succor
aid, help
tyranny
oppressive or unjust government
impute
attribute or ascribe (to another)
renounce
give up, cast off, deny a claim (formally)
reprimand
to rebuke formally or severly
requite
to repay, reward
segregate
to separate, set apart
subjugate
to bring under control, subdue
surmount
to rise above, overcome
tabulate
to organize (data) in tables and columns
traverse
to move across or pass over
vilify
to speak evil of, defame
intricate
complicated, complex
martial
warlike, military
negligible
trifling, unimportant
obstinate
stubborn, dogged, not easily subdued
precarious
insecure, uncertain
redundant
repetitious, unnecessary to the meaning
requisite
necessary, indispensable
servile
yielding, submissive, befitting low position
sundry
various, assorted, diverse
valiant
brave, courageous