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abound
to be present in large numbers or in great quantity
accommodating
helpful, obliging
advocate
to plead in favor of, support
agenda
a list or outline of things to be considered or done
alleviating
relieving, lessening
alloy
a substance composed of two or more metals or of a metal and a nonmetal
ameliorating
making better or more tolerable
apocryphal
doubtful authenticity; of doubtful origin
arachnid
any of a class of arthropods comprising chiefly terrestrial invertebrates, including the spiders, scorpions, mites, and ticks, and having a segmented body divided into two regions of which the anterior bears
aromatic
fragrant
baton
a slender rod with which a leader directs a band or orchestra
bauble
trifle, trinket
bibliophile
a lover of books esp, for qualities of format
boorish
resembling or befitting a boor; crude insensitivity
buffoon
a gross and ill-educated or stupid person
carp
to find fault or complain querulously
coddle
to treat with extreme care; pamper
conciliation
reparation, compensation
confounded
confused, perplexed
coy
marked by cute, coquettish, or artful playfulness
crudely
immaturely, primitively, roughly, inexpertly
cummerbund
a broad waistband usually worn in place of a vest with men's dress clothes
demeaning
to lower in character, status, or reputation
derail
to obstruct the progress of
disoriented
incoherent, disjointed, disturbed
disperse
to cause to become spread widely
dissipated
scattered, dispersed
dogged
stubborn
dogma
a definite authoritative tenet, something held as an established opinion
doleful
full of grief
domineering
assertive, aggressive, inclined to intimidate
dross
the scum that forms on the surface of molten metal; waste
dupe
one that is easily deceived or cheated; a fool
enhance
to increase or improve in value, quality, desirability, or attractiveness
epicure
one with sensitive and discriminating tastes esp. in food or wine; sybarite
equanimity
eveness of mind esp. under stress
evanescent
tending to vanish like vapor
excerpt
a passage [as from a book or musical composition] selected, performed, or copied
expedient
characterized by concern with what is opportune
expel
to force to leave [as a place or organization] by official action
facile
easily accomplished or attained
fidelity
the quality or state of being faithful
flustered
in a state of agitated confusion; upset
gander
the adult male goose; simpleton
gaudy
ostentatiously or tastelessly ornamented
hedonist
one who takes pleasure or happiness as the sole or chief good in life
histrionically
theatrically; deliberately affected; of or relating to actors, acting, or the theater
homogeneity
the state of having identical distribution of functions or values
homogenous
uniform
impeccable
not capable of sinning or being tainted
implicate
to imply, to involve as a consequence, corollary, or natural inference
incarceration
confinement, imprisonment
incognito
with one's identity disguised or concealed; the state or assumed identity of one living
indulgent
lenient, tolerant, allowing oneself unrestrained gratification
ingenue
a naive girl or young woman
inscrutably
in a manner which is difficult to understand
intemperate
excessive, overindulgent
irreconcilable
impossible to settle or resolve
kit
a fox of the southwestern U.S. and Mexico with exceptionally large ears and a black tip on the tail
lamb
a young sheep
lathe
to cut or shape
laughing stock
an object of ridicule
lewdly
evilly, wickedly; secually unchaste or licentious
lustrous
radiant in character or reputation
malodorous
having a bad odor
mason
a skilled worker who builds by laying units of substantial material
maudlin
weakly and effusively sentimental
meager
having little flesh, thin
monolithic
consisting of or constituting a single unit
mortality
death of large numbers
nanny
a female domestic goat
narcissist
one who has excessive love or admiration for his or herself
neurological
physical, visceral
nimble
quick and light in motion
obscurity
the quality or state of being ambiguous, unclear
opulent
having a large estate or property, wealthy
oust
to remove from or dispossess of property or position by legal action, by force, or by the compulsion of necessity
outstrip
to go faster or farther than someone or something; get ahead of
paramount
superior to all others
pawn
one that can be used to further the purposes of another
pedant
one who makes a show of knowledge, a male schoolteacher
perpetual
continuing forever, no finality
perplexity
bewilderment
perverse
turned away from what is right or good; corrupt
piety
fidelity to natural obligations
pivotal
vitally important; crucial
pliable
yielding readily to others, adjustable to varying conditions
pliancy
the quality or state of being flexible, yielding
plurality
multiplicity
portly
heavy or rotund of body
preeminent
outstanding; having paramount rank, dignity, or importance
prevalence
something generally or widely accepted, practiced, or favored
proclaim
to declare or declare to be solemnly, officially, or formally
prophesy
to predict with assurance or on the basis of mystic knowledge
prophetic
foretelling events
pseudonym
a fictitious name; a pen name
quota
the share or proportion assigned to each in a division or to each member of body
redoubled
to make twice as great in size or amount
referendum
a vote on a measure submitted or passed by a legislative body or by popular initiative
refined
cultivated; free from impurities
refute
to prove wrong by argument or evidence
regaling
of, relating to, or suitable for a king
repute
believe, consider
rural
relating to the country; rustic, crude, unsophisticated
sage
a mature or venerable man of sound judgment; traditionally, someone you go to for advice
sanctimonious
insincere, deceitful
sanctity
the quality or state of being holy or sacred
savory
appetizing to the taste or smell; piquantly pleasant to the mind
sentimentalist
one who is overly indulged in feeling, sensibility, or emotional idealism
skeptic
a person who does not easily believe in either religion or what others say
sordid
marked by baseness or grossness; vile
spurn
to reject with disdain or contempt
static
characterized by a lack of movement, animation, or progression; little change
statute
a law enacted by the legislative branch of a government
supple
flexible with pliancy
symmetry
exact correspondence of form on opposite sides of dividing line or plane; the property of remaining invariant under certain changes
taint
to contaminate morally; corrupt
tangential
incidental, touching lightly, peripheral
tardy
late; not punctual
thrive
to grow vigorously
toga
the loose outer garment worn in public by citizens of ancient Rome wrapped around the torso
trajectory
a path, progression, or line of development
trowel
to smooth, mix, or apply with
unctuously
revealing or marked by a smug, ingratiating, and false earnestness or spirituality
understatedly
Restrainedly; purposely "played down" for effect
urbane
notably polite or finished in manner; suave
utopian
ideal social and political schemes
vex
to bring trouble, distress, or agitation to
virtuosity
great technical skill
virtuoso
one skilled in or having a taste for the fine arts
vixen
a female fox; a shrewish ill-tempered woman
vogue
popular acceptation or favor; fashion
voluble
characterized by ready or rapid speech