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Abrogate
(v) to repeal, cancel, declare null
ANNUL
Ambient
(adj) completely surrounding, encompassing
Asperity
(n) roughness,severity; bitterness or tartness
HARSHNESS
Burnish
(v) to make smooth or glossy by rubbing, polish; (n)gloss, brightness,luster
SHINE
Cabal
(n) a small group working in secret
CLIQUE, GANG
Delectable
(adj) delightful, highly enjoyable; deliciously flavored, savory; (n) an appealing or appetizing food or dish
SCRUMPTIOUS
Deprecate
(v) to express mild disapproval; to belittle
Detritus
(n) loose bits and pieces of material resulting from disintegration or wearing away; fragments that result from any destruction
WRECKAGE
Ebullient
(adj) overflowing with enthusiasm and excitement; boiling, bubbling
EXHILARATED
Eclectic
(adj) drawn from different sources; (n) one whose beliefs are drawn from various sources
SELECTIVE
Flaccid
(adj) limp, not firm; lacking vigor of effectiveness
SOFT
impecunious
(adj) having little or no money
IMPOVERISHED
inexorable
(adj) inflexible, beyond influence; relentless, unyielding
INESCAPABLE
moribund
(adj) dying, on the way out
OBSOLESCENT
necromancer
(n) one who claims to reveal or influence the future through magic, especially communication with the dead; in general, a magician or wizard
HARRY POTTER
Onerous
(Adj) burdensome; invovling hardship or difficulty
WEIGHTY
rife
(adj) common, prevalent, widespread, happening often; full, abounding; plentiful, abundant, replete
LACKING
rudiments
(n. pl) the parts of any subject or discipline that are learned first; the earliest stage of anything
FUNDAMENTALS
sequester
(v) to set apart, seperate for a special purpose; to take possession of and hold in custody
ISOLATE
winnow
(v) to get rid of something unwanted, delete; to sift through to obtain what is desirable; to remove the chaff from wheat by blowing air on it; to blow on, fan
SIFT, FILTER
aesthetic
(adj) pertaining to beauty; sensitive or responsive to beauty
ARTISTIC
defunct
(adj) no longer in existence of functioning, dead
EXTINCT
discomfit
(v) to frustrate,thwart, or defeat; to confuse, perplex, or embarrass
FOIL
espouse
(v) to take up and support; to become attached to, adopt; to marry
EMBRACE
fetish
(n) an object believed to have magical powers, an object of unreasoning devotion or reverence
CHARM, TALISMAN
gregarious
(adj) living together in a herd or group; sociable, seeing the company of others
hapless
(adj) marked by a persistent absence of good luck
UNLUCKY
impeccable
(adj) faultless, beyond criticism or blame
FLAWLESS
importune
(v) to trouble with demands; to beg for insitently
INTERPOSE
irreparable
(adj) incapable of being repaired or rectified
IRREMEDIABLE
laconic
(adj) concise, using few words
TERSE
languish
(v) to become weak, feeble, or dull; to droop; to be depressed or dispirited; to suffer neglect
FADE
mendacious
(adj) given to lying or deception; untrue
FALSE
nadir
(n) the lowest point
BOTTOM
omnipresent
(adj) in all places at all times
GOD
perfunctory
(adj) done in a superficial or halfhearted manner; without interest or enthusiasm
plaintive
(adj) expressive of sorrow or woe, melancholy
requite
(v) to make suitable repayment, as for a kindness, service or favor; to make retaliation, as for an injury or wrong, to reciprocate
RECOMPENSE
tantamount
(adj) equivalent, having the same meaning, value or effect
INDISTINGUISHABLE FROM
abstruse
(adj) extremely difficult to understand
affront
(n) an open or intentional insult; a slight (v) to insult to one's face; to face in defiance, confront
canard
(n) a false rumor; fabricated story
TABLOIDS
captious
(adj) excessively ready to find fault; given to petty criticism; intenced to trap, confuse, or show up
cognizant
(adj) aware, knowledgeable, informed; having jurisdiction
contrite
(adj) regretful for some misdeed or sin; plagued by a sense of guilt; thoroughly penitent
cynosure
(n) the center of attraction, attention, or interest; something that serves to guide or direct
decorous
(adj) well behaved, dignified, socially proper
deign
(v) to think it appropriate or suitable to one's dignity to do something; to condescend
desiccated
(adj) thoroughly dried out; divested of spirit or vitality; arid and uninteresting
efficacy
(n) the power to produce a desired result
engender
(v) to bring into existence, give rise to, produce; to come into exsistence, assume form
ethereal
(adj) light, airy, delicate; highly refined; suggesting what is heavently (rather than earthbound)
facade
(n) the front or face of a building; a surface appearance (as opposed to what may lie behind)
ghoulish
(adj) revolting in an unnatural or morbid way; suggestive of someone who robs graves or otherwise preys on the dead
incongruos
(adj) not in keeping, unsuitable, compatible
machination
(n) a crafty, scheming, or underhanded action designeed to accomplish something (usually evil)
mesmerize
(v) to hypnotize, entrance; to fascinate, enthrall, bewitch
opprobrium
(n) disgrace arising from shameful conduct; contempt, reproach
putative
(adj) generally regarded as such; reputed; hypothesized, inferred
beatific
(adj) blissful; rendering or making blessed
behemoth
(n) a creature of enormous size, power, or appearance
blandishment
(n, pl.) anything designed to flatter or coax; sweet talk, apple-polishing
cacophonous
(adj) harsh-sounding, raucous, discordant, dissonant
chicanery
(n) trickery, deceptive practices or tactics, double-dealing
consign
(v) to give over to another's care, charge, or control; to entrust, deliver; to set apart for a special use
coup
(n) a highly successful stroke, masterstroke, tour e force, act, plan, or stratagem; a sudden takeover of power or leadership
euphemism
(n) a mild or inoffensive expression used in place of a harsh or unpleasant one; a subsitute
febrile
(adj) feverish; pertaining to or marked by fever; frenetic
gainsay
(v) to deny, contradict, controvert; to disputer, oppose
imminent
(adj) about to happen, threatening
innate
(adj) natural, inborn, inherent; built-in
loath
(adj) unwilling, reluctant, disinclined
manifest
(adj) clear, evident to the eyes or mind (v) to show plainly, exhibit, evince (n) a list of cargo and or passengers
minutiae
(pl.n) small or trivial details, trifling matters
moratorium
(n) a suspension of activity; an official waiting period; an authorized period of delay
nostrum
(n) an alleged cure-all; a remedy or scheme of questionable effectiveness
pariah
(n) one who is rejected by a social group or organization
OUTCAST
visionary
(adj) not practical, lacking in realism; having the nature of a fantasy or dream (n) one given to far-fetched ideas; a dreamer or seer characterized by vision or foresight
wizened
(adj) dry, shrunken, and wrinkled (often the result of aging)
amenity
(n) that which is pleasant or agreeable ( pl) attractive features, customs
aperture
(n) an opening, gap, hole; orifice
dissidence
(n) a difference of opinion; discontent
epicurean
(adj) devoted to the pursuit of pleasure; fond of good food, comfort and ease; with discriminating tastes (n) a person with discriminating tastes
improvident
(adj) not thrifty; failing to plan ahead
iniquity
(n) wickedness, sin; a grossly immoral act
inviolable
(adj) sacred; of such a charcter that it must not be broken; injured or profaned
mutable
(adj) open to or capable of change, fickle
nascent
(adj) just beginning to exist or develop; having just come into existence
obeisance
(n) a deep bow or other body movemnt, indicating respect or submission; deference, homage
panegyric
(n) formal or elaborate praise, a tribute
pillory
(n) a device for publicly punishing offenders; a means for exposing one to public ridicule (v) to expose to public ridicule
pittance
(n) a woefully meager allowance, wage, or portion
presage
(v) to foreshadow or point to a future event (n) a warning or indication of the future
progeny
(n) descendants, offspring, children, followers, disciples
promulgate
(v) to proclaim or issue officially; to make known far and wide
rectitude
(n) uprightness, righteousness; correctness
restive
(adj) restless, hard to manage, balky
seraphic
(adj) angelic, heavenly, celestial
subsist
(v) to have existence; to remain alive, manage to make a living or mantain life; to persist or continue