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to grow or accumulate over time; to happen as a natural result
accure
a critical or explanotory note or comment, espectially for a literay work
annotation
a state or scene of uproar and confusion
bedlam
hidde, disquised, purposefully kept secret; sheltered, secluded; a sheltered place, a hiding place
covert
pleasant courteous lighthearted, smooth and polished in manner and appearance
debonair
to demand insistently, especially in payment of debt; a creditor; dark, dull, drab, dingy
dun
effective, producing results
efficacious
calmness, composure, refusal to panic
equanimiity
accidental, occuring by a happy chance
fortuitous
the essential part, main point, or essence
gist
freely given, not called for by circumstances, unwarranted
gratuitous
overbearing, arrogant; seeking to dominate; pressing, compelling
imperious
a stong denunciation or condemnation; abusing language; abusive vituperative
invective
showing great variety; composed of different elements or many colors; a jester's costume; a jester
motley
extremely generous, lavish
munificent
to delay, put off until later
procrastinate
tending to produce a strong feeling or response; arousing desire or appetite; irritating, annoying
provacativw
exceeding ordinary knowledge and understanding
recondite
a dpraved, vicious, or unprincipled person, scoundrel; wicked, corrupt, or unprincipled; to disapprove of, condemn
reprobate
characterized by or calling for continued sitting; remaining in one place
sedentary
moderate, sparing, characterized by self-discipline
abstemious
deserving of blame or correction
censurable
likely but not certain to happen, possible; dependent on uncertain events or condition; happening by chance; a representative group forming part of a larger body
contingent
to confirm, make more certain, bolster, substantiate, verify
corroborate
an inhabitant, resident, one who frequents a place
denizen
passing aimlessly from one place or subject to another; rambling, roving, nomadic
discursive
to scatter or spread widely
disseminate
poorly dressed, shabby; lacking smartness and good taste
dowdy
highly colored, reddish; excessively ornate, showy
florid
to impose by fraud; to pass off as worthy or genuine; to bring about by stealth, dishonesty, or coercion
foist
awkward, lacking in social graces, tactless, clumsy
gauche
an opinion different from accepted belief; the denial of an idea that is generally held sacred
heresy
to impress on the mind by repetition, teach persistently and earnestly
inculcate
capable of being touched or felt; easily seen, heard, or recognized
palpable
having sympathetic insight or understanding, capable of keen appreciation
perceptive
extremely harmful; deadly, fatal
pernicious
leaping, jumping or springing forth, prominent, standing out, conspicuous; a projection or bulge, a land form that projects upward or outward
salient
to satify completely; to fill to excess; full, satisfied
satiate
to make or become dry and withered; to char or scorch the suface of; to harden or make unfeeling; to parch, dessicate, singe
sear
deceptive, apparently good or valid but lacking real merit
specious
to clear from blame, responsibility, or guilt
absolve
a representation in which the subject's characteristic freature are deliberately exaggerated; to present somone or something in a deliberately distored way
caricature
a loud ringing sound; to make a loud ringing noise
clangor
side by side, touching, near; adjacent in time
contiguous
an eager desire for something; greed
cupidity
harmful, injurious
deleterious
to raise to a higher degree; to increase the value or desirability of
enhance
to captivate, charm, hold spellbound; to enslave, to imprison
enthrall
to lessen the seriousness or magnitude of an offense by making partial excuses
extenuate
implied or understood through unexpressed; without doubts or reservations, unquestioning, potentially contained in
implicit
sharp, keen, penetrating
incisive
marked by conspicuous or pretentious display, showy
ostentatious
a model of excellence or perfection
paragon
to restate in other words; a statement that presents a given idea in new language
paraphrase
prudent, shrewdly conceived and developed; artful, expedient
politic
dull, lacking in distinction and originality; matter-of-fact, straightforward; characteristic of prose not poetic
prosaic
extra, excess, more than is needed; wordy, repetitive; profuse, lush
redundant
making a show of virtue or righteousness; hypocritically moralistic or poius, self-righteous, canting, holier-than-thou
sanctimonious
sparkling, twinkling, exceptionally brilliant
scintillating
charming attractive, pleasing
winsome