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adherent
(n) a follower, supporter
(adj) attached, sticking to
abridge
(v) to make shorter
dissent
(v) to disagree
(n) disagreement
altercation
(n) an angry argument
cherubic
(adj) resembling an angel portrayed as a little child with a beautiful, round, or chubby face; sweet and innocent
condone
(v) to pardon or overlook
rift
(n) a split, break, breach
eminent
(adj) famous, outstanding, distinguished; projecting
exorcise
(v) to drive out by magic; to dispose something troublesome, menacing, or oppressive
fabricate
(v) to make, manufacture; to make up, invent
irate
(adj) angry
pilfer
(v) to steal in small quantities
marauder
(n) a raider, plunderer
obesity
(n) extreme fatness
pauper
(n) an extremely poor person
semblance
(n) a likeness, an outward appearance; an apparition
terminate
(v) to bring to an end
surmount
(v) to overcome, rise above
intrepid
(adj) very brave, fearless, unshakable
trite
(adj) commonplace; overused; stale
access
(n) approach or admittance to places, persons, things; an increase
(v) to get at, obtain
usurp
(v) to seize and hold a position by force or without right
abscond
(v) to run off and hide
arduous
(adj) hard to do, requiring much effort
auspicious
(adj) favorable; fortunate
anarchy
(n) lack of government and law, confusion
biased
(adj) favoring one side unduly; prejudiced
disentangle
(v) to free from tangles or complications
daunt
(v) to overcome with fear, intimidate, to dishearten, discourage
fated
(adj) determined in advance by destiny or fortune
hoodwink
(v) to mislead by a trick, deceive
incinerate
(v) to burn to ashes
inanimate
(adj) not having life; without energy or spirit
larceny
(n) theft
pliant
(adj) bending readily, easily influenced
pompous
(adj) overly self-important in speech or matter; excessively stately of ceremonious
rectify
(v) to make right, correct
precipice
(n) a very steep cliff; the brink of edge of disaster
assurance
(n) a pledge; freedom from doubt, self-confidence
revile
(v) to attack with words, call bad names
reprieve
(n) a temporary relief of delay
(v) to grant a postponement
console
(v) to comfort
(n) the keyboard of an organ; a control panel for an electrical or mechanical device
asylum
(n) an institution for care of children, elderly people, etc.; a place of safety
dwindle
(v) to lessen, diminish
dilate
(v) to make or become larger or wider; to expand upon
dross
(n) refuse, waste products
immunity
(n) resistance to disease; freedom from some charge or obligation
flippant
(adj) lacking in seriousness; disrespectful, saucy
rabid
(adj) furious, violently instense, unreasonably extreme; mad; infected with rabies
institute
(v) to establish, set up
(n) an organization for the promotion of learning
pugnacious
(adj) quarrelsome, fond of fighting
liability
(n) a debt; something disadvantageous
preposterous
(adj) ridiculous, senseless
realm
(n) a kingdom; a region or field of study
remunerate
(v) to reward, pay, reimburse
sparse
(adj) meager, scant; scattered
sterling
(adj) genuine, excellent; of standard quality
rejuvenate
(v) to make young again; to renew
warp
(v) to twist out of shape
(n) an abnormality
venture
(n) a risky or daring undertaking
(v) to expose to danger; to dare