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avouch
to declare as a matter of fact or as a thing that can be proved, affirm, to vouch for
decadent
marked by decay or decline characterized by or appealing to self indulgence
entente
an international understanding providing for a common course of action
garnish
to add decorative or savory touches to drink or food
mobilize
to put into movement or circulation
preferment
advance or promotion in dignity, office or status
prevarication
deviation from the truth
sanguine
having a body and temperament consistent with sturdiness, high color, and cheerfulness consisting of or relating to blood
solicitous
expressing attentive car and concern
whelk
a small elevation of the skin containing pus and having an inflamed base; pimple
abstruse
difficult to comprehend
apothecary
one who prepare and sells drugs or compounds for medicinal purposes
entrepreneur
one who organizes, manages, and assumes the risks of a business enterprise
hoary
gray or white as if with age; extremely old
mercurial
characterized by rapid and unpredictable changeableness of mood
miscreant
one who behaves criminally or viciously
pallor
deficiency of color, especially of the face
prate
to talk long and idly
stile
a step or set of steps passing over a wall or a fence
tarry
to delay or be tardy in acting or doing
disconsolate
downcast, cheerless, dejected
felicitous
very well suited or expressed; pleasant, delightful
flagellation
the act or practice of whipping
oppressive
unreasonably burdensome; tyrannical; overwhelming or depressing to the spirit
pathological
altered or caused by a disease
phobia
an exaggerated or illogical fear of a particular object or situation
preclude
to rule out in advance
quandary
a state of doubt or perplexity
trepidation
apprehension; fearful agitation
zeal
eagerness and ardent pursuit of something; fervor; enthusiasm
brusque
blunt in manner or speech often to the point of ungracious harshness
commune
(n) a small administrative district of a country; (v) to communicate intimately with
dexterity
mental skill or quickness
folio
a leaf especially of a manuscript; a case or folder for loose papers
efficacy
the power to produce an effect
exasperation
frustration, annoyance, irritation
incredulous
unwilling to admit or accept what is true, skeptical
perfunctory
hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough
tactful
having a sense of what to do or say in order to avoid offense
uncouth
strange or clumsy; lacking polish and grace
altercation
fight
egoist
a conceited, boastful person
fastidious
careful in all details
impulsive
spontaneous
intelligible
comprehensible
melancholy
sadness or depression
scorch
to burn
tepid
lukewarm
upbraid
to scold or chide
vague
not clearly expressed
epiphany
revelation of truth
gantlet
overlapping railroad tracks
garrulous
talkative
imperturbable
incapable of being bothered or annoyed
impinge
to trespass or encroach
incessant
constant
litanies
set of prayers, usually sung alternating chants
resignedly
the act of submitting or giving up; acceptingly
somber
sad
throng
to crowd into, a crowd
capriciousness
impulsive change of mind
entreaty
plea; earnest request
extravagant
excessive
imprudent
unwise
indulgence
Lenience
lucrative
profitable
precarious
dangerous
procure
to obtain
spendthrift
one who spends extravagantly
zealous
enthusiastic
agitated
upset or disturb
amicable
characterized by friendliness
disheveled
unkept; untidy
incubus
nightmare
obstinate
stubborn
rash
ill-considered haste or boldness
rogue
an unprincipled person
scurrilous
foul-mouthed
slider
malicious statement or report
tactless
blunt; inconsiderate
apparition
a ghostly figure; a sudden or unusual sight
consternation
sudden confusion, amazement or frustration
elapse
to pass; slip by
fragments
parts broken off or detached from a whole
implied
suggested, involved or understood, but not openly expressed
jilt
to deceive or cast aside
subdue
to quiet or control
trifle
something of little importance or value
unfathomable
incapable of being understood
unscrupulous
not knowing right from wrong
abyss
deep chasm
billet
a place where troops are lodged
blunted
weakened or reduce the force of
crucible
a severe test or trial
constraint
restriction; self control
deportation
the act of expelling a foreigner or immigrant from a country
dishearten
cause to lose confidence or courage
pestilential
relating to or tending to cause infectious diseases
prominent
important; famous; particularly noticeable
waif
a homeless or needy person; abandoned or neglected child
annihilate
destroy completely
cauldron
a large metal pot used for cooking over an open fire
emaciated
abnormally thin or weak
feeble
lacking physical or mental strength, failure to impress or achieve
imperceptibly
so slight, gradual or subtle so as not to be perceived
manacles
a metal band fastened around hands or ankles to restrict movement
meddle
to interfere in something that is not one's business
ration
a fixed amount of a commodity allowed to person in a time of shortage
reminiscing
the enjoyable recollection of past events
sabotage
deliberately destroy or obstruct especially for political or military advantage
appease
to sooth; to pacify by giving in to
Bourgeois
relating to, or characteristic of the middle class
cacophony
harsh-sounding mixture of words, voices, or sounds
disparage
to belittle; to say uncomplimentary things about
emigrate
to leave one's country and settle in another
heinous
extremely wicked or evil; abominable; hateful
martyr
someone who gives up his or her life in pursuit of a cause, especially a religious one
orthodox
adhering to what is commonly accepted, customary or traditional
provisional
conditional; temporary
renounce
to give up formally or resign; to disown