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recapitulate
to summarize, review
resuscitate
to revive, bring back to life
recant
to repudiate, withdrawl a previous statement
recession
withdrawl
reciprocate
to repay in kind
redundant
more than necessary, superfluous
resonate
echoing, vibrating
rescind
cancel, nullify
reimburse
to repay
reiterate
to repay
retrospective
looking back on the past
posthumous
after death
postprandial
after dinner
posterity
descendants; the people who come after you
antithesis
contrast; the direct opposite of
antipathy
strong feelings against an object or person; hatred
antiseptic
substance that prevents infection
anticlimax
a disappointment in thought or emotion from what came before
antique
belonging to an earlier period
antiquated
too oled to be useful; antediluvian
antiquity
ancient times
contraband
against the law; illegal trade; smuggling
contravene
to violate; contradict
controvert
to oppose with arguements; contradict
contraindicated
to be opposite of what is expected or advised
accolade
an honor or award
redolent
sweet smelling
qualm
a sudden feeling of uneasiness
reticent
uncommunitcative; restrained; silent; taciturn
inadvertant
unintentional; inattentive; heedless
travesty
a shameful imitation
impunity
freedom from punishment
erratic
wandering, irregular, unsuitable
fundamental
basic
illuminate
to light up; explain
tirade
long, vehement speech, usually negative
infer
to read between the lines
inference
conclusion drawn from available data
inclination
a liking or leaning toward; tendency
jocular
jolly
immune
not liable to danger of infection; free from obligation
angst
anxiety; fear
diurnal
occuring during the day
lobby
to urge or influence
impetuous
rash; impulsive
remonstrate
to complain; protest, censure
reprehensible
blamable; reproachable
feign
pretend
cajole
to coax with insincere flattery
resolute
determined; tenacious
unwonted
unaccustomed; newly tried
circumstance
fact or event, something around another thing
circumvent
to outwit, baffle, to get around something with clever manuevers
cicumspect
cautious, prudent,
circumstatiate
to give detailed proof, verified with circumstances
circumlocution
roundabout; devious way of saying something
cicuitous
roundabout; winding
circlet
small ring or band
autocrat
self willed person, absolute ruler
autonomy
right to self rule
multiplicity
large number
multitude
great numbers, a crowd
multifarious
made of many parts or kinds; having a great variety
multilateral
having many sides; involving more than two nations
multilingual
knowing more than one language
paradox
contradiction; an obsurd outcome when seen beside the original outcome
paradigm
a model, ideal
supercilious
snobbish, arrogant
superfluous
excessive, more than needed
superannuated
retired due to old age; very old
superfacial
trivial; shallow; on the surface
supernumerary
an extra; in excess of needed number, superfluous
insuperable
not able to overcome
subjugate
to bring under control
subversive
aimed at overthrowing; bringing down a government
subliminal
below the threshold of conscious perception
sub rosa
in strict confidence; privately
subsequent
following; later
subsidary
subordinate; secondary
subsistence
barest means of support
substantiate
to verify; support; give a foundation under
subtle
clever not immediately obvious; ingenious
subservient
slavish
subordinate
lower in rank; inferior
subterfuge
underhandedness; action used to escape
whet
to sharpen; stimulate
discord
disagreement
onerous
burdensome
discord
disagreement
skirmish
small fight; brief encounter
sinister
evil; ominous; malovent
ilk
of a kind; sort (often negative)
viable
practical; workable
stereotype
unvarying pattern; to assign one trait to an entire group
preclude
to prevent; shut out
voracious
desiring or consuming great quantaties; ravenous
furtive
secret; stealthy; surretitious
ominous
threatening
solace
easing of grief
germane
relevant; to the point
homily
a sermon
precipitous
steep; rash
untoward
deplorable; hindering; hard to control
ferment
commotion
magnanimous
generous; charitable
usurp
to take power by force
quitotic
idealistic; romantically impractical
tumultuous
wild and noisy
incongruous
unuitable, inappropriate
incredulous
unbelievable; skeptical; suspicious
assuage
to soothe; lessen (ease in pain)
circumstance
facts or event; something standing around another thing
circumvent
to outwit; baffle; to get around by clever maneuvering
circumspect
cautious; prudent; a careful look around
circumstantiate
to give detailed proof; verify with circumstances
cicumlocution
roundabout; devious way of saying something
circuitous
roundabout; winding
circlet
small ring or band
automation
a robot; one who loseses human qualities and acts mechanically
autocrat
self-willed person; absolute ruler
automomy
right of self rule
hydraulic
operates by water or toher liquids
dehydrate
to remove water from
microbe
microscopic living being
omnibus
comprehensice, miscellaneous
omnipotent
all powerful
microcosm
a representation of the world on a small scale
omnivorous
eating all; not particular
omnifarious
of all kinds; caries
omniscient
all-knowing; completely wise
accost
to approach a person (often in a threatening way)
indiscriminate
choosing at random without careful selection
felon
person guilty of a major crime
incipient
just beginning to exist
tremulous
quivering; trembling
sordid
filthy; base; dirty
aspirant
candidate for high position
contrue
to make a deduction; infer
valid
strong; true; proper
servile
overly submissive
universal
everywhere; affecting everything
anarchy
lack of government
virtulent
very harmful; extremely poisonous
scrutinize
to examine closely
trivial
uninmportant
phenomenon
a remarkable or extraordinary event that can be observed
irrational
unreasonable; absurd
vital
important; alive; essential
irrational
unreasonable; absurd
ironic
satiric; unexpected
provocative
exciting; attracting attention
conventional
common; usual; customary; traditional
tentative
not final
deferential
respectable; submissive
plethora
excess
inexorable
determined; implacable
dilatory
procrastinating; delaying
deleterious
injuious; harmful
prevaricator
a liar
laud
to praise
ambivalent
feeling torn; uncertain
peripheral
nearing the edge; bordering
megalomania
mental disorder; grandoise ideas of self importance
megalopois
cities close together that are considered an urban complex
photogenic
attractive as a subject for photography
telephoto
large image of a distant object
telepathy
communicateion between two people far apart by other than normal sensory means
philathropist
one who loves people; gives money to benefit humanity
misanthrope
onw who hates people
anthropoid
resembling humans
anthropomorphism
attributing human form or characteristics ot a god, animal, or inanimate object
intermediary
one who acts as a mediator between people
interims
time between periods or events; meanwhile
intermittent
occuring at intervals; coming and going
interminable
endless; unlimited
interlocution
dialogue; conference; speak in turn
interlude
an intervening period of time
intravenous
within a vein
intragalactic
within a galaxy
introvert
one who turns inward
introspective
look within one's mind; analyzing one's own feelings
eminent
of high reputation; outstanding
replete
completely filled or supplied with
pugnacious
quarrelsome
phlegmatic
calm; hard to rouse into action
admonish
to warn; to reprove gently
infamous
famous for doing evil or bad things
insipid
bland, boring, stupid
egregious
remarkably bad
unsavory
tasteless; morally offensive
novel
new; unusual
belligerent
warlike
deter
prevent; stop; keep from doing something
depraved
morally corrupt
deride
to ridicule; make fun
austere
severe; without frills
implore
to beg urgently for aid or mercy
akacrutt
briskness; lively action; cheerful promptness
heresy
opposed to established beliefs
banal
common or trite; dull; ordinary
expedite
to move faster and easier
inane
foolish
recalcitrant
stubbornly resistnet to authority
acquiesce
to give in
pristine
clean; natural; uncontained
complacent
self-satisfied; smug
effervescent
bubbly; lively
volatile
explosive; highly unstable
incommodious
not spacious
rue
to regret
stratagem
a scheme or deception