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a natural liking for or attraction to a person, thing, idea, etc.
affinity
to place in proper or desired order; marshal
array
extremely bold or daring; recklessly brave
audacious
friendly; agreeable
convivial
to think fit or in accordance with one's dignity; condescend
deign
tending to lessen the merit or reputation of a person or thing; disparaging; depreciatory
derogatory
a person who cultivates a refined taste, esp. in food and wine; connoisseur.
epicure
excessively particular, critical, or demanding; hard to please
fastidious
to establish (oneself) in the favor or good graces of others, esp. by deliberate effort
ingratiate
to swing or move to and fro, as a pendulum does.
oscillate
to pass from one to another or back and forth; give and take
bandy
to fall below a normal or desirable level in physical, mental, or moral qualities; deteriorate
degenerate
capable of having the desired result or effect; effective as a means, measure, remedy, etc.
efficacious
of or pertaining to horseback riding or horseback riders: equestrian skill.
equestrain
an offense, as murder or burglary, of graver character than those called misdemeanors, esp. those commonly punished in the U.S. by imprisonment for more than a year.
felony
to strip off the skin or outer covering of.
flay
domineering in a haughty manner; dictatorial; overbearing
imperious
wishing evil or harm to another or others; showing ill will; ill-disposed; malicious
malevolent
to ascribe (one's acts, opinions, etc.) to causes that superficially seem reasonable and valid but that actually are unrelated to the true, possibly unconscious and often less creditable or agreeable causes.
rationalize
to soften in feeling, temper, or determination; become more mild, compassionate, or forgiving.
relent