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prattle
to babble; to talk meaninglessly
balk
to stop short and refuse to proceed
curb
to control or check
assail
to attack violently
quail
to shrink with fear; to cower; to lose heart and courage
dwell
to make one's home; reside; to focus attention on; to speak or write about at length
quell
to exstinguish; to put down or suppress by force
quaff
to drink heartily
estrange
to alienate; to treat as a stranger; to turn an affectionate attitude into an indifferent or unfriendly one
disconcert
to disturb the composure of; upset; to frustrate (as a plan) by throwing into disorder
disconcert
to disturb the composure of; upset; to frustrate (as a plan) by throwing into disorder
annex
to add or attach
espouse
to adopt; to support
reproach
to express disapproval of
pacifist
one who is in opposition of war or violence
bequest
something left to someone in a will
manifest
clearly apparent to the sight or understanding; obvious
rote
a memorizing process using routine or repetition, often without comprehension
morass
anything that hinders, traps or overwhelms; low-lying soggy ground
reign
the exercise or possession of supreme power
brouhaha
an uproar; hubbub
wrath
extreme or violent rage
zenith
the peak; the highest point
slake
to quench; to satisfy a craving
bedlam
a place or scene of noisy uproar and confusion
prehensile
adapted for grasping or holding
dour
severe; gloomy; stern
taut
stretched tight; tidy
indolence
lazy
incontrovertible
not able to be "turned against" or disputed; certain; indisputable
benighted
being in a state of intellectual darkness; ignorant; unenlightened
requisite
requirement
shunt
to move or turn aside; to evade by putting aside or ignoring
respite
delay; postpone; a brief interval of rest
personify
to think of or represent as having human qualities; to typify
forte
something in which a person excels
enmity
hostility; deep-seated hatred
crony
a close friend or companion
bevy
a group of animals; an assemblage
battery
the unlawful beating of a person; act of beating or pounding; any large group of related things
acme
the highest point
psyche
the human soul; the mind
bandy
to trade; to give back and forth; to exchange
chastise
to discipline; to criticize severely
polarize
to break up into opposing factions or groups
tantalize
to excite by exposing something desirable while keeping it out of reach
synchronize
to occur at the same time; simultaneous
surmise
to guess; to infer (something) without sufficient evidence
demise
death; the end
hiatus
a gap or an interruption in space, time, or continuity; a break
evince
to show or demonstrate clearly
crux
main point; the heart of the matter
apex
the highest point; peak
quietude
calm; tranquil; peaceful
extrude
to force out, as through a small opening
obtrude
to impose oneself or one's ideas on others; to stick out
addicted
to devote (oneself) habitually or compulsively
brink
edge
exalt
to raise high; glorify
hearten
to give strength, courage, or hope; to encourage
hearten
to give strength, courage, or hope; to encourage
hearten
to give strength, courage, or hope; to encourage
kindle
to cause to burn or ignite; to arouse or inspire
portend
to warn of as an omen; forecast
seethe
to be agitated, as by rage; to churn and foam as if boiling
gastronomy
the art of good eating
propinquity
proximity, nearness; kinship
animosity
having a feeling of ill-will; bitter hostility
cupidity
excessive greed, especially for money
depravity
extreme wickedness
hierarchy
categorization of a group according to ability or status
plucky
brave and spirited; courageous
gravity
seriousness or importance
patrimony
an inheritance from a father or an ancestor; anything inherited
canopy
a covering
accrue
to accumulate over time
perpendicular
upright or vertical; being at right angles to the plane of the horizon
exemplar
a model or original; an example
dire
disastrous; desperate
garner
to gather or store
deter
to discourage; to keep someone from doing something
inure
to get used to something undesirable; harden
nurture
to nourish, to feed; to educate; to train; to foster
bolster
to support, as in a group; to give a boost; n. a large pillow
hamper
to prevent the free movement, action, or progress of; to hinder or impede
doff
to take off; to remove; to put aside
don
to put on
svelte
slim, slender
obese
extremely fat; grossly overweight
stalactite
a tapering formation hanging from the ceiling of a cave, produced by the dripping of mineral-rich water
stalagmite
a conical mineral deposit formed on the floor of a cave by the dripping of mineral-rich water
diurnal
occurring every day; occurring during the daytime
nocturnal
of or occurring at night
pristine
extremely pure; untouched
squalid
dirty and wretched, as from poverty or lack of care
capitulate
to surrender under certain conditions; to give in
validate
to declare legally valid; legalize
exonerate
to free from accusation or blame; to free from a responsibility or task
expatriate
to exile, banish; leave one's country (either by force or by desire)
palliate
to make seem less serious; to mitigate
confiscate
to seize
elucidate
to make clear and explain fully
inundate
to overwhelm with abundance or excess; flood
deprecate
to express disapproval of
ruminate
to ponder; to reflect upon