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Abase
To humble, disgrace
abnegate
to deny, renounce
bastion
fortification, stronghold
billet
board and lodging for troops
candor
honesty of expression
capitulate
to submit completely, surrender
cursory
hastily done, superficial
dearth
lack, scarcity, insufficiency
esoteric
understood only by a learned few
iniquity
sin or evil act
insolent
insulting and arrogant
lethargy
indifferent activity
maladroit
clumsy, tactless
marginal
barely sufficient
mollify
to calm or make less severe
montage
composite picture
nomadic
moving from place to place
opulence
wealth
pilfer
to steal
premeditate
to consider, plan beforehand
restitution
the act of compensating for loss or damages
secular
not specifically pertaining to religion
succinct
brief, terse, concise
tangible
able to be sensed, perceptible, measurable
altruism
unselfish concern for others welfare
broach
to mention or suggest for the first time
burgeon
to sprout or flourish
concur
to agree
delegate
to give powers to another
disclose
to confess, divulge
enigmatic
puzzling, inexplicable
gaunt
thin and bony
jaded
tired by excess or overuse; slightly cynical
hone
to sharpen
latent
present but hidden; potential
lurid
harshly shocking, sensational
mirth
frivolty, gaiety, laughter
parody
humorous imitation
penchant
inclination
rectify
to correct
retard
to slow, hold back
spawn
to generate; produce
undermine
to sabotage; thwart
validate
to authorize, certify, confirm
neophyte
novice, beginner
aberration
something different from the usual
affluent
rich, abundant
benign
kindly, gentle, harmless
chagrin
shame, embarrassment, humiliation
convene
to meet, come together, assemble
culprit
guilty person
disparage
to belittle, speak disrespectfully about
edifice
building
estrange
to alienate, keep at a distance
fabricate
to make or devise, construct
garner
to gather and store
homogenous
composed of identical parts
impediment
barrier, obstacle, speech disorder
indulge
to give into a craving or desire
levity
gaiety, frivolty, humor
metamorphosis
change, transformation
munificent
generous
ominous
menacing, threatening, indicating misfortune
peerless
unequalled
reclusive
shut off from the world
revert
to backslide, regress
scrutiny
careful observation
tirade
long, violent speech; verbal assault
veneration
adoration, honor, respect
whet
to sharpen, stimulate
abridge
to condense, shorten
accost
to approach and speak to someone
bountiful
plentiful
brazen
bold, shameless, impudent, of or like brass
chicanery
trickery, fraud, deception
clamor
to make a noisy outcry
depravity
sinfulness, moral corruption
discursive
wandering from topic to topic
engender
to produce, cause, bring about
feign
to pretend, give a false impression; to invent falsely
glower
to glare, stare angrily and intensely
humane
merciful, kindly
illusory
unreal, deceptive
impulsive
spontaneous, unpredictable
keen
having a sharp edge, intellectually sharp, perceptive
obsequious
overly submissive, brown-nosing
pauper
very poor person
pernicious
very harmful
respite
interval of relief
shirk
to avoid a task due to laziness or fear
speculation
contemplation; the act of taking business risks for financial gain
tolerance
capacity to repsect different values; capacity to endure or resist something
voluminous
large, having great volume
wary
careful, cautious
embroil
to involve in; cause to fall into disorder
loathe
to despise, hate
opine
to express an opinion
lenient
easy going, permissive
hew
to cut with an axe
abandon
total lack of inhibition