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abet
to encourage, assist, aid, support (especially in something wrong or unworthy)
aver
to affirm, declare confidently
blatent
noisy in a coarse, offensive way; obvious or conspicuous, especially in an unfavorable sense
broach
to bring up or begin to talk about; to announce; to break the surface water; to pierce in order to draw off liquid
buttress
to support, prop up, stregthen; a support
carousal
noisy revelry or merry making
collate
to compare critically; to arrange in order for some specific purpose
connoisseur
an expert, one who is well qualified to pass critical judgements
disconsolate
deeply unhappy or dejected, without hope, beyond consolation
encumber
to weigh down or burden; to block, hinder
foment
to promote trouble or rebellion; to apply warm liquids to; warm
grisly
frightful, horrible, ghastly
herculean
characterized by great strength
impassive
showing no feeling or emotion
inauspicious
unfavorable, unlucky, suggesting bad luck for the future
incontrovertible
unquestionable, beyond dispute
nonplussed
puzzled, not knowing what to do, at a loss
opportune
suitable or convenient for a particular purpose, occuring at an appropriate time
prolific
abundantly productive
rejoinder
a replu to a reply, especially from adefendant in a legal suit