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to repeal, cancel, declare null and void
abrogate
completely surrounding, encompassing
ambient
roughness, severity, bitterness, or tartness
asperity
to make smooth or glossy by rubbing, oplish; (n.) gloss, brightness, luster
burnish
a small group working in secret
cabal
delightful, highly enjoyable; deliciously flavoured, svaoury; an appealing or appetizing food or dish
delectable
to express mild disapproval; to belittle
deprecate
loose bits and pieces of material resulting from disintegration or wearing away; fragments that result from any destruction
detritus
overflowing with enthusiasm and excitement; boiling, bubbling
ebullient
drawn from distant sources, one whose beliefs are drawn from various sources
eclectic
limp, not firm; lacking vigour or effectiveness
flaccid
having little or no money
impecunious
inflexible, beyond influence, relentless, unyielding
inexorable
dying, on the way out
moribund
one who claims to reveal or influence the future through magic, especially communication with the dead; in general, a magician or wizard
neocromancer
burdensome, involving hardships
onerous
common, prevalent, widespread, happening often, full, abounding, plentiful, abundant, replete
rife
the parts of any subject or discipline that are learned first; the earliest stages of anything
rudiments
to set apart, seperate for a special purpose, to take possession of and hold in custody
sequester
to get rid of something unwanted, delete; to sift through, to obtain what is desirable
winnow
pertaining to beauty, sensitive or responsive to beauty
aesthetic
no longer in existance or functioning, dead
defunct
to frustate, thwart, or defeat; to confuse, perplex, or embarass
discomfit
to take up and support; to become attached to, adopt, to marry
espouse
an object believed to have magical powers, an object of unreasoning devotion or reverence
fetish
living together in a herd or group; sociable, seeking the company of others
gregarious
marked by a persistent absense of good luck
hapless
faultless, beyond critiscism
impeccable
to trouble with demands; to beg for insistantly
importune
to insert between other parts or things; to present as an addition or correction
interpolate
incapable of being repaired or rectified
irreparable
concise, using few words
laconic
to become weak, feeble, or dull; to droop; to be depressed or dispirited; to suffer neglect
languish
given to lying or deception; untrue
mendacious
the lowest point
nadir
present in all places at all times
ominpresent
done in a superficial or half-hearted manner; without interest or enthusiasm
perfunctory
expressive of sorrow or woe; melancholy
plaintive
to make suitable repayment, as for a kindness, service, or favor; to make retaliation, as for an injury or a wrong; to reciprocate
requite
equivalent; having the same meaning, value or effect
tantamount
extremely difficult to understand
abstruse
an open or intentional insult; a slight; to insult to one's face; to face in defiance, confront
affront
a false rumour, fabricated story
canard
excessively ready to find fault; given to petty criticism; intended to trap, confuse, or show up
captious
aware, knowledgeable, informed; having jurisdiction
cognizant
regretful for some misdeed or sin; plagued by a sense of guilt; thouroughly penitent
contrite
the centre of attraction, attention, or interest; something that serves to guide or direct
cynosure
well behaved, dignified, socially proper
decorous
to think it appropriate or suitable to one's dignity to do something, to condescend
deign
thouroughly dried out; divested of spirit or vitality; arid and uninteresting
desiccated
the power to produce a desired result
efficacy
to bring into existance, give rise to, produce; to come into existance, assume form
engender
light, airy, delicate; highly refined; suggesting what is heavenly (rather than earthbound)
ethereal
the front or face of a building; a surface appearence (as opposed to what may lie behind)
facade
revolting in an unnatural or morbid way; suggestive of someone who robs graves or otherwise preys on the dead
ghoulish
not in keeping, unsuitable, incompatible
incongruous
a crafty, scheming, or underhanded action designed to accomplish some (usually evil) end
machination
to hypnotize, entrance; to fascinate, enthrall, bewitch
mesmerize
disgrace arising from shameful conduct; contempt, reproach
oppobrium
generally regarded as such; reputed; hypothesized, inferred
putative
blissful; rendering or making blessed
beatific
a creature of enormous size or appearence
behemoth
anything designed to flatter or coax; sweet talk, apple-polishing
blandishment
harsh-sounding, racous, discordant, dissonant
cacophonous
trickery, deceptive practices or tactics, double-dealing
chicanery
to give over to another's care, charge, or control; to entrust, deliver; to set apart for a special use
consign
a highly successful stroke, masterstroke, tour de force, act, plan, or stratagem; a sudden takeover of power or leadership
coup
a mild or inoffensive expression used in place of a harsh or unpleasant one; a subsititute
euphemism
feverish; pertaining to or marked by fever; frenetic
febrile
to deny, contradict, controvert; to dispute, oppose
gainsay
about to happen; threatening
imminent
natural, inborn, inherent; built-in
innate
unwilling, reluctant, disinclined
loath
clear, evident to the eyes or mind; to show plainly, exhibit, evince; a list of cargo and/or passengers
manifest
small or trivial details, trifling matters
minutiae
a suspension of activity; an official wating period; an authorized period of delay
moratorium
an alleged cure-all; a remedy or scheme of questionable effectiveness
nostrum
one who is rejected by a social group or organization
pariah
not practical, lacking in realism; having the nature of a fantasy or dream; one given to far-fetched ideas; a dreamer or seer characterized by vision or foresight
visionary
dry, shrunken, and wrinkled (often as the result of aging)
wizened
that which is pleasant or agreeable; attractive features, customs, etc.
amenity
an opening, gap, hole, orifice
aperture
a difference of opinion
dissidence
devoted to the pursuit of pleasure; fond of good food, comfort, and ease; with discriminating tastes
epicurean
not thrifty, failing to plan ahead
improvident
wickedness, sin; a grossly immoral act
iniquity
sacred; of such a character that it must no be broken, injured, or prejudiced
inviolable
open or capable or change, fickle
mutable
just beginning to exist or develop; having just come into existance
nascent
a deep bow or other body movement indicating respect or submission; deference, homage
obeisance
formal or elaborate praise; a tribute
panegyric
a device for publicly punishing offenders; a means for exposing one to public contempt or ridicule
pillory
a woefully meager allowance, wage or portion
pittance
to foreshadow or point to a future event; to predict; a warning or indication of the future
presage
descendants, offspring, children, followers, disciples
progeny
to proclaim or issue officially; to make known far and wide
promulgate
uprightness, righteousness; correctness
rectitude
restless, hard to manage, balky
restive
angelic, heavenly, celestial
seraphic
to have existance; to remain alive, manage to make a living or maintain life; to persist or continue
subsist