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not genuine, not true, not valid
spurious
careful, cautious
circumspect
uncontrolled, lacking in restraint
unbridled
1. to scold mildly; 2. to advise against something
admonish
stubborn and often unreasonable in holding to one's own ideas, having a closed mind
opinionated
make susceptible to, to incline to beforehand
predispose
to save from fire or shipwreck
salvage
to spread or scatter freely or widely, disperse
diffuse (adj.) wordy, longwinded, unfocused, verbose ;wordy, longwinded, unfocused, verbose
diffuse (v.)(adj.)
food for horses or cattle; raw material for a designated purpose
fodder
to make up for, reimburse
jeer (n.) a rude remark of derision
compensate
a rude remark of derision;to make fun of rudely or unkindly
jeer (n.)(v.)
attractive, good-looking
comely
the process of driving or forcing out
expulsion
to strengthen, build up
fortify
deliberately deceptive movement
feint (n.)
to tease, torment by teasing
terse brief and to the point, concise
tantalize
multiply, to reproduce
proliferate
firm, showing no signs of fear, not drawing back
unflinching
profitable; bringing in money
lucrative
difficult or impossible to read
illegible
resembling an angel portrayed as a little child with a beautiful, round, or chubby face; sweet and innocent
cherubic
attached, sticking to
adherent (adj.)
commonplace; overused, stale
trite
angry
irate
famous, outstanding, distinguished
eminent
to run off and hide
abscond
1. to overcome with fear, intimidate; 2. to dishearten, discourage
daunt
hard to do, requiring much effort
arduous
1. bending readily; 2. easily influenced
pliant
favoring one side unduly, prejudiced
biased
1. approach or admittance to places, persons, things; 2. an increase
access (n.)
to burn to ashes
incinerate
theft
larceny
1. not having life; 2. without energy or spirit
inanimate
to attack with words, call bad names
revile
1. overly self-important in speech and manner; 2. excessively stately or ceremonious
pompous
1. a very steep cliff; 2. the brink or edge of disaster
precipice
accomplice
a person who takes part in a crime
to talk in an aimless, foolish, or simple way; to babble
prattle
a large-scale departure or flight
exodus
to hold back
hamper
to make up for
atone
grimly or scornfully mocking, bitterly sarcastic
sardonic
1. to shape or cut down with an ax; 2. to hold to
hew
1. overly neat, precise, proper, or formal; 2. prudish
prim
to take the place of, supersede
supplant
1. easy to understand, clear; 2. rational, sane
lucid
sad, dreary
doleful
to pay for
defray
believable
credible
ADJ) giving assistance or support
(N) a helper, aid
AUXILIARY
(N) a small room or compartment
CUBICLE
N) work that is hard and tiresome
DRUDGERY
V) to elevate; to increase in intensity
ESCALATE
(N) a means to an end
(ADJ) advantageous; useful
EXPEDIENT
(V) to pretend
FEIGN
N) a natural quality, talent, or skill; a distinctive style
FLAIR
(ADJ) causing sorrow or pain; serious
GRIEVOUS
(ADJ) composed of different kinds, diverse
HETEROGENEOUS
(N) a vast number (as of people); a throng
HORDE
(V) to force, drive forward
IMPEL
(ADJ) disbelieving, skeptical
INCREDULOUS
(N) a speech by one actor; a long talk by one person
MONOLOGUE
N) a forecast of the probable course and outcome of a disease or situation
PROGNOSIS
(ADJ) with a harsh, grating sound
(N) a harsh sound
RASPING
(ADJ) offensive, disagreeable, distasteful
REPUGNANT
(V) to sink a ship by cutting holes in it; to get rid of something; to run hastily
(N) a pail
SCUTTLE
the time between
interim (n.)
to speak evil of, slander;evil
malign (v.)(adj.)
1. to flood, overflow; 2. to overwhelm by numbers or size
inundate
a sharp turn or ;to wander about, wind about
meander (n.)(v.)
very important
momentous
1. to absorb fully or make one's own; 2. to adopt as one's own; 3. to adapt fully
assimilate
1. unreasonably high; 2. excessive
exorbitant
1. of poor quality; 2. characterized by inferior workmanship
shoddy
false, counterfeit
bogus
angry and bad-tempered, rude
surly
dangerous
perilous
an organization for the promotion of learning;to establish, set up
institute (n.)(v.)
1. a pledge; 2. freedom from doubt, self-confidence
assurance
to reward, pay, reimburse
remunerate
1. resistance to disease; 2. freedom from some charge or obligation
immunity
1. a debt; 2. something disadvantageous
liability
1. a kingdom; 2. a region or field of study
realm
to expose to danger; to dare; a risky or daring undertaking
venture (v.)(n.)
to lessen, diminish
dwindle
to twist out of shape; an abnormality
warp (v.)(n.)
refuse, waste products
dross
a control panel for an electrical or mechanical device; to comfort
console (n.)(v.)
to get stuck; mud, wet, swampy ground, a tough situation
mire (v.) (n.)
bare, dreary, dismal
bleak
made or delivered on the spur of the moment
extemporaneous
1. to free from slavery; 2. to release or liberate
emancipate
to blame, scold
chide
to have ambitious hopes or plans, strive toward a higher goal, desire earnestly, to ascend
aspire
1. inclined to doubt; 2. slow to accept something as true
skeptical
drooping, without energy, sluggish
languid
incorrect, containing mistakes
erroneous
a feat. deed;1. to make use of, develop; 2. to make improper use of for personal profit
exploit (n.)(v.)
1. rough, irregular; 2. severe, stern, strong; 3. stormy
rugged
not able to be defeated, unbeatable
invincible
1. to cause to become; 2. to perform; 3. to deliver officially; 4. to process, extract
render
1. one who puts forward a proposal; 2. one who supports a cause or belief
proponent
shortness
brevity
1. a lessening in value; 2. a belittling
depreciation
(v.) to spring back, shrink (n.) the act of springing back
recoil
(n.) an unpleasant smell
reek
a small stream
rivulet
a law
statute
planned or performed in cooperation with others
concerted
kind, merciful
humane
unbearable
intolerable
absolute in power or authority
autocratic
a small, exclusive group of people
clique
1. to admit as true; 2. to yield, submit
concede
to divide and give out in shares
apportion
a movement from one country or region to another
migration
to be aware of through the senses, observe, to grasp mentally
perceive
1. an introduction; 2. that which comes before or leads off
prelude
one who lives in the country
rustic (n.)
to separate, divide into parts
sever
to lose size, strength, or power
wane
ready and fluent in speech; thoughtless, insincere
glib
an attachment or addition; to add to, attach, to incorporate
annex (n.)(v.)
to cut or split open; to cling to
cleave
a liqueur;in a friendly manner, hearty, cheery
cordial (n.) (adj.)
an overwhelming defeat, rout; a complete collapse or failure
debacle
to make weak or lifeless
devitalize
1. to involve in a conflict or difficulty; 2. to throw into confusion
embroil
to clear from charge or accusation
exonerate
by chance, not planned; lacking order
haphazard
to rouse, stir up, urge on
incite
shabby, old and worn
threadbare
an extreme or unnatural paleness
pallor
1. to compose or perform without preparation; 2. to construct from available materials
improvise
a coming in, inflow
influx
very steep
precipitous
very abundant; given or flowing freely
profuse
to turn aside, turn away; to prevent, avoid
avert
to deliver a loud, ranting speech;
a loud speech
harangue (v.) (n.)
to make a destructive raid on; to torment, harass
harry
to draw out or lengthen in space or time
protract
to refuse with scorn, disdain
spurn