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Ameliorate
become better; make better; improve;enhance
conserve
keep from waste, loss, or decay;save
detriment
injury, damage, or something that causes it;disadvantage
exotic
introduced from another country; foreighn
folly
lack of good sense;foolish action or undertaing
formerly
preceding;previous
harmony
peaceable or friendly relations; accord; agreement; tranquility;concord
ignore
refuse to take notice of;disregard
impediment
something that hinders or obstructs; hindrance;obstacle
impede
interefere with or slow the progress of; hinder; obstruct
indolent
lazy;idle;lethargic
intact
untouched by anything that damages or diminishes;left complete r entire; uninjured
invalid
abolish;annul
noncarcinogenic
not producing, or tending to produce, cancer
parsimonious
unduly sparing in the spending of mone;stingy;miserly;tighfisted
raze
destroy utterly by tearing down;demolish;level
reticent
inclided to be silent or secretive; uncommunicative;reserved
retire
withdraw from active duty or business
go to bed
retort
(v.)answer; reply sharply or angrily
(n.)quick, witty, or sharp reply;answer
subvert
overturn or overthrow from the foundation;undermine
tractable
easily led,taught, or controlled;yielding;docile;amenable
tractability
obedience
baffle
bewilder;perplex;fill with confusion;puzzle;fustrate
cinema
movies;motion picture industry
despise
look down on with contempt or disgust;loathe;regard as inferior
ebullient
overflowing with enthusiasm;exuberant;effervescemt;high-spirited;vivacious
exaggerate
overstate; go beyond the limnits of the actual truth;magnify
exhort
arouse by words;advise strongly;urge
expertise
specialized skill or technical knowledge;know-how;expertness
finicky
excessively concerned with trifles or details; hard to please;fussy;particular;fastidious;persnickety
gall
make sore;irritate mentally;anooy;vex
inane
lacking significance or sense;pointless;silly;insipid;jejune;vapid
indemnify
compensate for loss,damage, or injury
Occident
west; countries of America and Europe
peruse
read;study
scuffle
struggle at close quarters in a rough and confused manner;wrestle;grapple
stipend
fixed pay for services;salary;regular allowance awarded a scholarship winner
spurn
thrust aside with disdain or contempt;reject
surveillance
close watch over a person, group, or area;supervision
tepid
moderately warm;lukewarm
wager
risk(something) on the outcome of a contest or uncertain event; gamble;bet
wane
decrease in power or size;dwindle;decline;sink
(ant. wax)
abhorrent
in conflictlutterly opposed;loathsome;repungnant;odious;abominable
admonish
reprove gently but seriously;warn of a fault;caution
ambrosial
extremely pleasing to taste or smell;delicious;heavenly
confine
shut up;imprison;keep in narrow,cramped quarters
decade
10 years
detonate
explode with suddenness and violence;cause (something) to explode
ephemeral
lasting one day only;fleeting;transitory;short-lived;transient
gullible
easily deceived or cheated; credulous
wager
risk(something) on the outcome of a contest or uncertain event; gamble;bet
wane
decrease in power or size;dwindle;decline;sink
(ant. wax)
abhorrent
in conflictlutterly opposed;loathsome;repungnant;odious;abominable
admonish
reprove gently but seriously;warn of a fault;caution
ambrosial
extremely pleasing to taste or smell;delicious;heavenly
confine
shut up;imprison;keep in narrow,cramped quarters
decade
10 years
detonate
explode with suddenness and violence;cause (something) to explode
ephemeral
lasting one day only;fleeting;transitory;short-lived;transient
gullible
easily deceived or cheated; credulous
haggle
dispute or arugue over a price in a petty way; bargain;wrangle
immerse
plunge or place into a liquid;dip;duck
engross;absorb
insomnia
inability to sleep;abnormal wakefulness;sleeplessness
lapse
slip;error;accidental mistake;trivial fault
interval
probe
critical inquirty into suspected illegal activity;investigation
render
hand down officially;deliver(as a verdict);give
repast
food for one occasion of eating;meal
replenish
bring back to condition of being full;refill
score
20
snub
treating with contempt;rebuff;slight;insult
suture
strand or fiber used to sew parts of the living body
unwittingly
unintentionally;by accident;inadvertently;unknowingly
acquit
relieve from an accusation;pronounce not guilty;discharge;exculpate;exonerate
complex
having varied interralted parts, and therefore hard to understand;complicated;intricate
consign
give,transfer, or deliver, as if by signing over; hand over; commit
effornery
shameless boldness;insolence;gall;temerity;nerve;chutzpah
excruciating
causing greate pain or anguish;agonizing;unbearably painful
forbearance
act of forbearing(refraining);abstaining;leniency;patience
hamper
interfere with;hinder;impede
(ant. aid)
nettlesome
literally, full of nettles; irriating;causing annoyance or vexation
oblivious
forgetful;unmindful;not aware;unwitting
prodigious
extraordinary in size; enormous;huge; colossal
rejuvenate
make young or youthful again;give vigor to;reinvigorate;refresh
residue
whatever is left after a part os taken, disposed of, or gone; remainder;rest
salutary
favorable to health;healthful;curative;beneficial;salubrious
(ant. deleterious)
scrutenize
examine very closely;inspect;vet
supsersede
force out of use;displace;supplant;replace
swelter
oppresively hot;torrid;sultry
unruffled
unwieldt
noy upset or agitated;caln;cool;unflustered;imperturbqble;collected
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hard to handle because of size or weight;unmanageable;bulky;cumbersome
withdraw
tak back;remove
draw back;go awa;retreat;leave
zany
having characteristics of a clown;mildly insane;crazy;clownish;loony