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(v) to reduce to nothing; to make ineffective or inoperative; to declare legally invalid or void
annul
(adj) indifferent, bored as a result of having enjoyed many pleasures; apathetic
blasè
(v) to support, give a boost to
(n) a long pillow or cushion; a supporting post
bolster
(v) to feel or express regret or disapproval
deplore
(adj) of little importance, not worthy of serious attention; not meant seriously
frivolous
(v) to bring together for service or battle; to gather or summon; to amount to, comprise, include
(n) a list of men for military service; a gathering, accumulation
muster
(n) a person or thing of no importance
nonentity
(v) to trouble, haunt, or fill the mind
obsess
(adj) elaborately decorated; showily splendid
ornate
(v) to remove, drive out of position or place
oust
(v) to read thoroughly and carefully
peruse
(adj) full of tiny holes; able to be penetrated by air of water
porous
(n) a high point of land extending into water
promontory
(adj) lying face down; inclined, likely
prone
(n) a pang of conscience, uneasiness, misgiving, or doubt; a feeling or faintness or nausea
qualm
(n) a person or thing turned to for help or advice; the act of seeking help or protection
recourse
(n) a remainder, that which remains when a part has been used up or removed
residue
(adj) showing concern or care; fearful or anxious about someone or something
solicitous
(adj) serious and dignified; quiet or subdued in character or conduct
staid
(v) to support, nourish, keep up; to suffer, undergo; to bear up under, withstand; to affirm the validity of
sustain
(adj) filled with amazement, disgust, fear, or terror
aghast
(adj) more than enough, large, spacious
ample
(n) a ghost or ghostly figure; an unexplained or unusual appearance
apparition
(v) to declare ar state as truth, maintain or defend, put forward forcefuly
assert
(v) to look upon with scorn; to refuse scornfully
(n) a feeling of contempt
disdain
(n) a brief statement written on a tomb or gravestone
epitaph
(adj) having to do with morals, values, right and wrong; in accordance with standards of right conduct; requiring a prescription for purchase
ethical
(adj) humorous, not meant seriously
facetious
(adj) not able to be heard
inaudible
(adj) without restraint or control; unselective
indiscriminate
(n) crafty dealings, underhanded plotting
(v) to form and carry out plots; to puzzle or excite the curiosity
intrigue
(n) an area of authority or control; the right to administer justice
jurisdiction
(adj) appearing true, reasonable, or fair
plausible
(adj) common, vulgar; belonging to the lower class
(n) a common person, member of the lower class
plebeian
(adj) wastefully extravagent; lavishly or generously abundant
(n) one who is wasteful and self-indulgent
prodigal
(n) nearness, closeness
proximity
(v) to grind or pound to a powder of dust; to destroy or overcome (as though by smashing into fragments)
pulverize
(n) that which follows, a result; a literary work or film continuing the story of one written or made earlier
sequel
(adj) highly changeable, fickle; tending to become violent or explosive; changing readily from the liquid to the gaseous state
volatile
(v) to crouch or shrink away from in fear or shame
cower
(adj, part) embarrassed, ashamed, or nonplussed
abashed
(adj) withdrawn, standing apart from others (usually as a matter of choice)
aloof
(n) great mental suffering, distress, or pain
(v) to be deeply tormented by pain or sorrow
anguish
(v) to make over in good form; to restore to good condition or to a former position
rehabilitate
(n) an effect or consequence of some action or event, result; and echo or reverberation
repercussion
(adj) bold, determined; firm
resolute
(adj) able to hold, keep, or recall; retaining knowledge easily
retentive
(n) a person or thing carrying the blame for others
scapegoat
(v) to pronounce distinctly; to express well in words; to fit together into a system
(adj) able to use language effectively; expressed clearly and forcefully
articulate
(v) to be in, or expose oneself to, pleasant warmth; to take pleasure in or derive enjoyment from
bask
(n) an imperfection flaw, or blemish of some kind
(v) to desert a cause or organization
defect
(n) delicate skill; tact and cleverness
(v) to accomplish something by cleverness, good judgement, or skillful evasion
finesse
(v) to wave or flutter showily; to display in a conceited, offensive way
flaunt
(adj) frank, direct, straightforward
forthright
(adj) cordial, pleasantly cheerful or warm
genial
(v) to add gradually; to introduce or cause to be taken in
instill
(v) to exclude from a group, banish, send away
ostracize
(n) forewarning or foreboding of a future event
premonition
(n) a pen name, name assumed by a writer
pseudonym
(v) to wash away impurities, clean up
(n) the process of getting rid of something or someone decisively
purge