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galvanize
to stimulate, excite
iterate
to utter again, repeat
reiterate
to repeat or keep repeating something
recapitulate
to summarize the main points you have made
tautology
needless reiteration of an idea in other words or phrases
nurture
to nourish, foster, rear
cherish
to cling to something with affection
espouse
to adopt and support something as one does a husband or wife (spouse)
ostracize
to banish, exclude
banishment, exile, deportation, and expartiation
all denote separation from the country one is in
precaricate
to evade the truth, lie or quibble
mendacity
simple, deliberate lying not always intended to mislead
fabrication
creative or imaginative lying
duplicity
double-dealing with its deceitful effects
perjury
deceit or lies, especially in court under oath
counterfeit
a deceptive imitation of what it represents
simulation
acting or pretending, sometimes to deceive, often to entertain
dissimulation and dissembling
forms of deliberate, unqualified pretense, which appear more often under other names today
hypocrisy
the feigning of qualities opposite to the ones actually possessed
forgery
found in a signature, article, book, or artwork which purports to be someone else's but is actually your own fabrication
scrutinize
to examine closely
transfigure
to transform, glorify
transmute
implies a complete change in the nature or form of a quality or substance
metamorphose
used of a complete change of form in a living organism
vacillate
to waver or be changeable
venerate
to regard with deep respect, revere
deference
respectfulness, but not so reverent as veneration
adoration
deep affection with awe and reverance
venerable, beatified, and canonized
three degrees of sancity in t he Roman Catolic Church
venerable
implies advanced in age as well as reverance
vitiate
to contaminate, debase, or render worthless; legally to make ineffective or invalid
debauch
to lead a person morally astray in the grosser ways of sensual indulgence
deprave
to corrupt a person, especially in the sense of debasing his character
pervert
to turn a person away from right thinking or actions
articulate
spoken distinctly, able to express (oneself)
juvenile
youthful, for children, immature
juvenilia
an author's youthful writings
puerile
childish in an uncomplimentary sense
lucrative
profitable, remunerate
mercenary
acting from desire for money
cupidity
greed or excessive desire for wealth
avarice
an active, grasping appetite for money or gain
niggardliness
stinginess that pays the smallest amount possible for articles purchased
parsimoniousness
excessive frugality and economy to the point of niggardliness
penuriousness
carries stinginess to the point where one appears poverty-stricken
miserliness
carries avarice to the point of penuriousness, or beyond
pallid
pale, wan
anemic
a disease that implies weakness
sallow
yellowish and unhealthy
ghastly
very pale, like a ghost,
hoary
white or gray with age
ashen
suggests fright or terror
livid
gray or blue gray, typicallly from cold or anger
pious
outwardly religious, godly
devout
fervent and deeply religious
orthodox
holds closely to traditional or standard beliefs or practices
provident
excersising foresight, thrifty
providence
often used as a synonym for Deity
providential
fortunate or lucky
tolerant
forbearing, respectful
turbulent
disorderly, tumultuous
perturb and disturb
imply agitation or disorder
turbine
creates an orderly but powerful "disturbance"
vicious
evil, destructive, savage
villainous
acts of a villain
diabolical
devilish
nefarious
very evil indeed