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abate
to lessen in violence or intensity
subside; decrease
decorum
conformity to accepted standards of conduct; proper behavior
propriety
abhor
to detest; to hate strongly
dispise; loathe
dole
to distribute; to give out sparingly
gamut
the whole range or extenet
extrovert
one who is outgoing; one who is energized rather than drained by interactions with others
droll
amusing in an odd or whimsical way
quaint
duplicity
intentional deciet in speech or conduct
deception
effigy
a crude dummy or image representing a hated person or group
austere
stern; severe; plain
strict; unadorned
emulate
to strive to be equal to; to imitate
copy
sere
dry and withered
desiccated; arid
enhance
to increase the value or beauty of something
improve; highten
contrite
feeling regret for having committed some wrong doing
repentant; remorseful
enunciate
to state clearly and distenctly; to pronounce
articulate
magnanimous
noble; generous in forgiving; free from petty feeling or acts
generous
collaborate
to work with another toward a goal
cooperate
impound
to confine; to retain in legal custody
confiscate
impeccable
faultless; without sin or blemish
immaculate; irreproachable
evoke
to summon forth
conjure up; elicit
inane
without sense or meaning; silly
foolish; insipid
unctuous
exaggeratedly or insincerely polite
oily
expatriate
someone who chooses to live outside of or renounce, his or her native country
frowzy
unkempt
slovenly
heinous
hatefully or shockingly evil
abhorrent; horrid
expound
to explain in detail; to clarify
elaborate
cajole
to persuade with flase promises and flattery
coax; wheedle
inscrutable
not easily understood; hard to fathom
enigmatic
balk
to refuse stubbornly or abruptly; to stop short and refuse to go on
hesitate; object
acrimony
ill-natured, bitter hostility
animosity
dour
stern and ill-humored
forbidding
exult
to rejoice; to feel triumphant
celebrate
omniscient
having unlimited knowledge; all knowing
zeltmann
feasible
reasonable; capable of being carried out
possible; doable
fiasco
a complete, ridiculous failure
disaster
métier
the work one is especially suited for; one's specialty; an occupation
forte
fluctuate
to rise and fall; to vary irregularly
waver; vacillate
harry
to annoy of harass
bother; pester
incognito
disguised; pretending not to be oneself
lethargy
lack of energy; slugishness
torpor; lassitude