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promontory
noun - cliff, headland
prom' on tor y
genial
adj - friendly
gen' ial
jurisdiction
noun - purview
jur is dic' tion
scapegoat
n - a person or thing carrying the blame
scape' goat
anguish
n - misery, woe, torment
v - to be deeply anguished
an' guish
instill
verb - implant
in still'
perspective
noun - viewpoint, point of view
per spec' tive
rehabilitate
v - reclaim, rebuild, reform
re ha bil' i tate
articulate
v - enunciate
ar tic' u late
adj - tongue-tied
ostracize
v - to exclude from a group, banish, send away
os' tra cize
perturb
verb - upset, agitate, anger, irritate
per turb'
retentive
adj - able to hold, keep, or recall
re tent' ive
tether
noun - a rope or chain used to fasten something to a fixed object
verb - tie up, chain up, leash
teth'er
purge
v - cleanse
n - the process of getting rid of something
purge
instigate
verb - to urge on; to stir up, provoke, start, incite
in' sti gate
resolute
res'o lute
adj - bold, determined, firm
wanton
adj - rash, malicious, spiteful, unprovoked
noun - a spoiled, pampered person, one with low morals
want'on
forthright
forth' right
frank, direct, straightforward
adj
veer
verb - to change direction or course suddenly
veer
premomition
n - forewarning
pre mo niti' on
audacious
adj - enterprising, brave, bold
au da' cious
pseudonym
n - pen name
pseu' do nym
abashed
a bashed'
adj - embarrassed
repercussion
n - cause, source, effect or consequence
re per cuss' ion
oust
verb - to remove, expel, eject
oust
glut
verb - flood, inundate
noun - surplus, plethora
glut
aghast
a ghast'
adj - shocked, horrified, stupefied
bonanza
noun - a rich mass of ore in a mine; something very valuable, profitable, or rewarding; a source of wealth or prosperity; a very large amoung; sudden profit or gain
bo nan' za
elite
noun - cream of the crop, upper crust
adj - superior
e lite'
durable
adjective - long-lasting, enduring
noun - consumer goods used repeatedly over a series of years
dur' a ble
inaudible
adj - faint, indistinct
in au' di ble
Adage
a proverb, wise saying
ad'age
residue
noun - remnant, remains, leavings
res' i due
wrangle
verb - squabble, bicker
noun - a noisy quarrel
wran'gle
peruse
verb - study, scrutinize
pe ruse'
citadel
noun - fort, stronghold, bulwark, bastion
cit' a del
plebeian
lowborn (adj) (n) commonperson
ple be' ian
collaborate
team up, join forces
co llab' o rate
ethical
adj - upright, virtuous, honorable
eth' i cal
churlish
adjective - lacking politeness or good manners; lacking sensitivity; difficult to work with or deal with; rude
chur' lish
obsess
verb - preoccupy
ob sess'
preclude
verb - hinder, check, stop
pre clude'
intrigue
noun - scheme, plot, comspiracy
in' trigue
verb - to form and carry out plots, to puzzle or excite with curiosity
in trigue'
incognito
adjective - disguised
noun - the state of being disguised
in cog ni' to
muster
verb - mobilize, marshal
noun - roster
mus' ter
plaudits
noun - cheers, acclaim
plau'dits
qualm
noun - regret
qualm
congested
adjective - jammed, packed, choked
con gest' ed
frivolous
silly, foolish, inane, petty, trifling
friv' o lous
enterprising
adjective - vigorous, ambitious, aggressive, audacious
ent' er pri sing
cower
verb - cringe, flinch
cow' er
evolve
verb - unfold, emerge
e volve'
assert
verb - affirm, avow
a ssert'
jostle
verb - push
jos' tle
amass
verb - accumulate, pile up, garner
a mass'
grope
verb - to fumble for, cast about for
grope
grapple
noun - an iron hook used to grab and hold
verb - to come to grips with, wrestle or fight with
grap'ple
detriment
noun - hindrance, liability, a disadvantage, harm or loss
det' ri ment
unison
harmony, concord, assent
u' ni son
invalidate
verb - cancel, annul, disapprove, discredit
in val' i date
annul
verb - cancel, abolish, invalidate, nullify
a nnul'
vigil
noun - a watch, especially at night; any period of watchful attention
recourse
noun - a person or thing turned to for help or advice, the act of seeking help or protection
re' course
discordant
adjective - grating, shrill, different, divergent
ornate
or nate'
fancy, elaborate
(adj)
avowed
adjective - admitted, sworn
a vowed'
skittish
adj - jumpy, restive, capricious, fickle
skitt' ish
rubble
rub' ble
wreckage, debris
allot
verb - apportion, parcel out, allocate
a llot'
decree
noun - proclamation, edict
verb - proclaim
relevant
adj - pertinent, germane, applicable, related to
rel' e vant
mimimize
verb - belittle, downplay, underrate
min' i mize
willful
adj - headstrong, obstinate, premeditated
will' ful
revert
relapse, regress, to return, go back
re vert'
solicitous
adj - concerned
so lic' it ous
antics
an'tics
pranks, shenanigans
longevity
noun - long life, long duration
lon gev' i ty
legendary
mythical, fabulous, famous, celebrated
(adj)
leg' en dar y
bolster
verb - to support
noun - a long pillow or cushion
bol' ster
excerpt
noun - portion, section, extract
verb - to take such a passage
ex' cerpt
sequel
noun - follow-up
se'quel
hover
verb - linger, waver, seesaw
hov' er
epitaph
noun - tombstone
ep' i taph
servile
adjective - slavish, groveling, fawning
ser'vile
prodigal
adj - improvident
noun - spendthrift, wastrel
prod' i gal
banter
verb - joking, tease
noun - talk that is playful and teasing
ban' ter
prone
adj - lying face down, inclined, likely
prone
laggard
noun - slowpoke, straggler
adjective - sluggish
lagg' ard
pulverize
v - crush, demolish
pul' ve rize
bountiful
adjective - liberal, abundent, copious
bount' i ful
disdain
verb - spurn, reject noun - a feeling of comtempt
dis dain'
gingerly
adjective - cautiously, warily, circumspectly, with extreme care
gin'ger ly
nonentity
noun - nobody
non en' ti ty
frugal
thrifty, skimpy (adjective)
fru'gal
sustain
verb - foster, maintain
su stain'
maim
verb - to cripple, disable, injure, mar, disfigure, mutilate
maim
volatile
adj - unstable, erratic
vol' a tile
oblique
adjective - diagonal, indirect
o blique'
blase
adj - indifferent
bla se'
vie
contend, rival (verb)
vie
porous
adj - leaky, permeable
por' ous
deplore
lament, bemoan, bewail - verb
de plore'
proximity
n - nearness, closeness
prox im' i ty
ample
adj - more than enough, large, spacious
am' ple
aloof
adj - distant, cold, standoffish
a loof'
staid
adj - sedate, sober, prim
staid
myriad
adjective - in very great numbers
noun - a great number
myr' i ad
devoid
adj - not having or using, lacking
de void'
prodigious
adjective - gigantic, tremendous, astounding
pro dig' ious
plausible
appearing true, reasonable, or fair
plau' si ble
incapacitate
verb - disable, debilitate, paralyze, cripple
in ca pas' i tate
venerate
verb - worship, rever, idolize
ven' e rate
bask
v - wallow, revel
bask
finesse
n - delicacy
v - accomplish something with cleverness
fi nesse'
defect
n - imperfection, flaw
de' fect
v - abandon cause or organization
de fect'
indiscriminate
adj - haphazard, random, uncticical
in dis crim' i nate
facetious
adj - humorous, comical
fa ce' tious
apparition
noun - ghose, specter
app a rit' ion
comply
verb - submit to, consent to
com ply'
flaunt
v - show off, parade
flaunt