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adverse
adj. unfavorable; antagonistic
agnostic
n. one who believes that the existence of a god can neither be proven nor disproven
aloof
adj. uninvolved; standing off; keeping one's distance
amenable
adj. obedient; willing to give in to the wishes of another; agreeable
anecdote
n. a short account of a humorous or revealing incident
aphorism
n. a brief, often witty saying; a proverb
appropriate
v. to take without permission; to set aside for a particular use
ardent
adj. passionate; enthusiastic
assuage
v. to soothe; to pacify; to ease the pain of; to relieve
avarice
n. greep; excessive love of riches
bane
n. poison; torment; cause of harm
bemused
adj. confused; bewildered
bereaved
adj. deprived or left desolate, especially through death
blithe
adj. carefree; cheerful
cadence
n. rhythm; the rise and fall of sounds
catharsis
n purification that brings emotional relief or renewal
chasm
n. a deep, gaping hole; a gorge
circumlocution
n. an indirect expression; use of wordy or evasive language
coerce
v. to force someone to do or not do something
complement
v. to complete or fill up; to be te perfect counterpart
concurrent
adj. happening at the same time; parallel
conjure
v. to summon or being into being as if by magic