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Abhor
Hate
Enfranchise
give voting rights
Noxious
harmful; poisonous; lethal
Remuneration
payment for work done
Bilk
cheat; defraud
Engender
cause
Hangar
storage area (like garage) for a plane
Nuance
something subtle; a fine shade of meaning
Tangent
going off the main subject
Abasement
humiliation; degradation
Labyrinth
a maze
Harangue
noisy, attacking speech
Replete
full
Abrogate
cancel; deny; repeal
Harbingers
indicators; bringers of warnings
Plaudit
statement giving strong praise
Ensconce
establish firmly in a position
Laceration
a cut
Obdurate
stubborn
Reprieve
1.to delay the impending punishment or sentence of (a condemned person).
2.to relieve temporarily from any evil.
–noun
3.a respite from impending punishment, as from execution of a sentence of death.
4.a warrant authorizing this.
5.any respite or temporary relief.
Tawdry
of little value; gaudy
Blighted
damaged; destroyed; ruined
Credulous
gullible; ready to believe anything
Enshroud
cover
Lachrymose
tearful; sad
Obfuscate
deliberately make something difficult to understand
Repudiate
1. cast off; "She renounced her husband"; "The parents repudiated their son" [syn: disown]
2. refuse to acknowledge, ratify, or recognize as valid; "The woman repudiated the divorce settlement"
3. refuse to recognize or pay; "repudiate a debt"
4. reject as untrue, unfounded, or unjust; "She repudiated the accusations"
Tedium
boredom
Abstemious
self denying; refraining from indulging
Blithe
free-spirited; carefree
Abstruse
hard to understand
Laconic
brief; to the point
Oblique
indirect; slanting
Tenacious
stubborn; resolute; holding firm to a purpose
Ephemeral
short-lived
Acquiesce
to agree to; give in to
Bombast
arrogant, pompous language
Epicure
someone who appreciates good food and drink
Lampoon
ridicule; spoof
Tenuous
flimsy; not solid