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acerbity
sourness, bitterness
brusque
rough or rude in manner or speech
dilatory
tending to cause delay
elucidate
to bring out more clearly
factious
turbulent
forfend
to ward off
epizootic
prevailing among animals
desultory
not connected with what precedes
callosity
the state of being hard and insensible
antilogy
contradiction in terms or ideas
diurnal
daily
dogmatize
to make positive assertions without supporting them by argument or evidence
epoch
an interval of time, memorable for extraordinary events
eradicate
to destroy thoroughly
fastidious
hard to please
feint
any pretense or deceptive movement
garrote
to execute by strangling
gastronomy
the art of preparing and serving appetizing food
harangue
a tirade
homologous
identical in nature, make-up or relation
iconoclast
image-breaker
imbrue
to wet or moisten
jocose
done in jest (joking)
joggle
a sudden irregular shake
knavery
deceitfulness in dealing
languid
relaxed
lascivious
lustful
lurid
ghastly and sensational
malign
to speak evil of
mete
to portion or distribute out
necomancer
one who foretells the future by communicating with the dead
obdurate
hardened in feelings
palatial
magnificent
quandary
a puzzling predicament
neology
the making or using of new words or meanings of words
obvert
to turn the front of something towards an object or person
parley
to converse or discuss
Quixotic
romantic or chivalrousto to a ridiculous degree
nomic
usual or customary
opprobrium
the state of being reproached or accused of evil
diatribe
a bitter or malicious criticism
verbose
wordy
placid
serene
usurp
to take possession of by force
juxtapose
to place close together
connote
to mean; signify
revert
to return or turn or look back as towards a former position
benevolent
loving to others and actively desirous of their well-being
poignant
severely painful or acute to the spirit
abet
to aid, promote, or encourage the permission of
disparage
to regard or speak of slightingly
heinous
odioiusly sinful
enamor
to inspire with ardent love
rhetoric
the art of discourse (conversation)
enigma
a riddle
aboriginal
primitive; unsophisticated
mollify
to soothe
undulate
to move like a wave or in waves
gumption
common sense
raucous
harsh
libel
defamation
nefarioius
wicked in the extreme
choleric
easily provoked to anger
suffuse
to cover or fill the surface of
infest
to overrun in large numbers
retrench
to cut down or reduce in extent or quantity
abrasion
that which is rubbed off
stultify
to give an appearance of foolishness to
requital
adequate return for good or ill
domicile
the plave where one lives
chagrin
keen vexation, annoyance or mortification
intromit
to insert
ubiquitous
being present everywhere
flippant
having a light, pert, trifling disposition
bungle
to execute clumsily
supplant
to take the place of
penchant
a bias in favor of something
redolent
smelling sweet and agreeable
languid
relaxed
absolution
forgiveness, or passing over offenses
raillery
good-humored ridicule or teasing
salient
standing out prominently
taciturn
disinclined to conversation
unction
the art of anointing as with oil
remiss
negligent
sequester
to cause to remove or withdraw
tarnish
to make dull or destroy the luster of
Unitarian
a religious body that rejects the doctrine of the trinity
reciprocate
to give and take mutually
sardonic
scornfully or bitterly sarcastic