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produce evidence for
adduce
frowzy
habitually unkempt
ensconced
fixed firmly
obsequies
funeral rights
soiree
nighttime party
intimation
indirect suggestion
horripilation
goose bumps
resplendent
having brilliant color, beauty
olfactory
pertaining to smell
mot juste
appropriate
epicure
devotee to food, drink
aquiline
curved like eagle's beak
addle
mix up or confuse
abate
become less in amount
gloaming
twilight; dusk
hubris
overbearing pride or presumption
bivouac
a usually temporary encampment; also, to encamp.
execrable
detestable; extremely bad
corroborate
to strengthen or make more certain with other evidence
genuflect
to bend the knee, as in worship; also, to grovel
triumvirate
a government of three officers or magistrates functioning jointly.
abjure
renounce, repudiate, or retract
adjure
request earnestly
adverse
unfavorable or antagonistic in purpose or effect
averse
feeling disinclined
reciprocal
corresponding; matching; complementary; equivalen
aberration
(n.) something that differs from the norm
abhor
(v.) to hate or detest
acquiesce
(v.) to agree without protesting
alacrity
(n.) eagerness, speed
amiable
(adj.) friendly
arcane
(adj.) obscure, secret, known only by a few
brazen
(adj.) excessively bold, brash, clear and obvious
brusque
(adj.) short, abrupt, dismissive
candor
(n.) honesty, frankness
clandestine
(adj.) secret
cumulative
(adj.) increasing, building upon itself
debase
(v.) to lower the quality or esteem of something
decry
(v.) to criticize openly
deferential
(adj.) showing respect for another’s authority
deride
(v.) to laugh at mockingly, scorn
despot
(n.) one who has total power and rules brutally
enmity
(n.) ill will, hatred, hostility
erudite
(adj.) learned
extol
(v.) to praise, revere
impertinent
(adj.) rude, insolent
implacable
adj.) incapable of being appeased or mitigated
impudent
(adj.) casually rude, insolent, impertinent
incisive
(adj.) clear, sharp, direct
indolent
(adj.) lazy
insatiable
(adj.) incapable of being satisfied
insular
(adj.) separated and narrow-minded; tight-knit, closed of
intrepid
(adj.) brave in the face of danger
inveterate
(adj.) stubbornly established by habit (
knell
(n.) the solemn sound of a bell, often indicating a death
lithe
(adj.) graceful, flexible, supple
lurid
(adj.) ghastly, sensational (
maxim
(n.) a common saying expressing a principle of conduct
modicum
(n.) a small amount of something
morose
(adj.) gloomy or sullen
myriad
(adj.) consisting of a very great number
nadir
(n.) the lowest point of something
nominal
(adj.) trifling, insignificant
obsequious
(adj.) excessively compliant or submissive