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fortuitous
Because of their fortuitous and unexpected meetings, their office realtionship was always interesting.
covert
The file for the covert mission was kept in the Top Secret folder.
hidden, disguised, a sheltered place
bedlam
There is always sheer bedlam on the one day a year people come to buy stocks.
debonair
Sean Connery played James Bond, a debonair, slick spy, who always smooth talked his way out of a murder.
pleasant in manners and appearance
annotation
One of our assignments was to provide annotations for the novel Uncle Tom's Cabin.
-critical explanatory note
gist
The instructor stopped as she was reading the article every few minutes to give the students the gist of it, as it was packed in difficult language.
-essence, main point
accrue
The clutter in the storage room accrued over the years, making it now impossible to walk in.
-to grow over the course of time, to happen as a natural result
dun
The money-lender appeared at the door every day, hands open, to dun their customers.
-demand insistently, creditor, dark/dull/dingy
equanimity
If she had panicked instead of acting with equanimity as the plpane began to crash, she would not have been able to save the 200 people on her plane.
-calmness, refusal to panic
antediluvian
their antidiluvian ideals of child discipline caused them to continue hitting thier child.
-realting to ancient times
provocative
The provocative, opinionated article in the paper about the upcoming election caused thousands of letters of rage to pour in to the editor.
- tending to produce strong feelings, something that provokes.
sedentary
Many low-wage jobs are not sedentary, they require much demanding physical activity.
-continued sitting
imperious
Her imperious attitude in her job earned her the title "Bossy girl".
-overbearing, arrogant, seeking to dominate
gratuitous
His advice on cold remedies was gratuitous when I had already tried all the things he was prating about.
-freely given, not called for
procrastinate
The best way to get things done is to do them right aaway when you remeber them, rather than procrastinate.
-delay, put off till later
recondite
He passed all the hardest classes in his school, so he went to a genius school where he learned recondite studies.
- exceeding extraordinary knowledge, profound
munificent
The munificent donation of 8 million dollars to the school allowed them to have a brand new wing built AND create exit interviews.
inimical
Allowing my sister o enter my room was inimical to my havily focused sewing projecct.
-harmful, unfavorable, unfriendly
motley
The motley volleyball team almost looked comical, some large, some small, some 6'4 and others 3'2.
- showing diversity or variety
- composed of different elements or colors
invective
The gratuitous invective thrown at the little girl by the bully made the girl run away and cry.
- abusive language adj, abusive language n.
reprobate
There are always the reprobates insociety that upset the moralists and humanitarians.
- unpricipled person , vicious,
-unprincipled
-to disapprove of, condemn