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disdan
VERB

to regard with scorn or concept
extenuating
ADJECTIVE

excusing, lessening the seriousness of guilt or crime (often used with "circumstances")
pretentious
ADJECTIVE

pretending to be important, intelligent or cultured
resilient
ADJECTIVE

quick to recover, bounce back
superficial
ADJECTIVE

shallow, lacking depth
srreptitious
ADJECTIVE

secret, stealthy
assiduous
ADJECTIVE

persistant, hard-working
divergent
ADJECTIVE

separating, moving in different directions for a particular point
prosperity
NOUN

wealth, success
reverence
NOUN

worship, profound respect
submissive
ADJECTIVE

tending to meekness, to submit to the will of others
abscond
VERB

to sneak away and hide
connotation
NOUN

a meaning or association suggested by a word beyond its definition
deft
ADJECTIVE

skilled, adept
espouse
VERB

to support, to marry
fetter
VERB or NOUN

to restrain or chain up; a chain or shackle
harrowing
ADJECTIVE

agonizing, distressing
laud
VERB

to praise
mollify
VERB

to soften in temper
ostracize
VERB

to exclude from a community
baleful
ADJECTIVE

harmful, threatening
despondent
ADJECTIVE

discouraged, hopeless, depressed
exacerbate
VERB

to make more violent, intense
inclement
ADJECTIVE

stormy, bad, severe
irascible
ADJECTIVE

easily angered
louacious
ADJECTIVE

talkative
pithy
ADJECTIVE

brief but forceful or meaningful
rancid
ADJECTIVE

rotten, spoiled, disgusting in smell or taste
torpid
ADJECTIVE

lazy, lethargic, moving slowly
ubiquitous
ADJECTIVE

existing everywhere, widespread
vacillate
VERB

to sway from one side to another (usually regarding an issue)
abhor
VERB

to hate or loathe
capricious
ADJECTIVE

impulsive, unpredictable, subject to whim
extol
VERB

to praise
gregarious
ADJECTIVE

sociable, outgoing
histrionic
ADJECTIVE

excessively dramatic or emotional
mercurial
ADJECTIVE

quick and changeable in temperament
nebulous
ADJECTIVE

indistinct, hazy (regarding a concept or idea)
obsequious
ADJECTIVE

excessively complaint or submissive
penchant
NOUN

a tendency, partiality, preference
anomaly
NOUN

something that does not fit into the normal order; an oddity
benign
ADJECTIVE

not harmful; non-threatening; innocuous
callous
ADJECTIVE

harsh, cold, unfeeling
dearth
NOUN

a lack, scarcity
elucidate
VERB

to clarify
fallacious
ADJECTIVE

incorrect, misleading
grandious
ADJECTIVE

grand in scope; extraordinary
hiatus
NOUN

an interruption or break in continuity
impervious
ADJECTIVE

unable to be penetrated
judicious
ADJECTIVE

of sound judgement
libel
NOUN

a statement that gives an unjust or unfavorable representation of a person or thinbg
masticate
VERB

to chew
nefarious
ADJECTIVE

horribly villainous
obdurate
ADJECTIVE

unyielding to persuasion or moral influences; stubborn
petulance
NOUN

irritability; impoliteness
raze
VERB

to demolish
satiate
VERB

to satisfy excessively
tenuous
ADJECTIVE

having little substance
umbrage
NOUN

resentment; anger; offense
vicarious
ADJECTIVE

expeirenced though another's actions