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abjure
(v.) to renounce, repudiate under oath; to avoid, shun
acrid
(adj.) harsh in taste or odor; sharp in manner or temper
august
(adj.) majestic, inspiring admiration and respect
callous
(adj.) emotionally hardened, unfeeling
clandestine
(adj.) secret, concealed; underhanded
compunction
(n.) remorse, regret
conflagration
(n.) a large destructive fire
elated
(adj., part.) in high spirits, jubilant; extremely pleased
indelible
(adj.) not able to be erased or removed; memorable
indulgent
(adj.) yielding to the wishes or demands of others.
inveterate
(adj.) firmly established, long-standing; habitual
irrelevant
(adj.) not to the point, not applicable or pertinent
nocturnal
(adj.) of or occuring in the night; under cover of darkness
platitude
(n.) a commonplace, stale, or trite remark
quell
(v.) to subdue, put down forcibly
quiescent
(adj.) inactive; at rest
ruminate
(v.) to meditate, think about at length; to chew the cud
tacit
(adj.) unspoken, silent; implied, inferred
tangible
(adj.) capable of being touched; real, concrete
trenchant
(adj.) incisive,keen; forceful, effective; cutting, caustic; distinct, clear-cut