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ambivalence
lack of clarity, wavering, being undecided
cantankerous
bad-tempered, quarrelsome
derogatory
uncomplimentary
exemplify
to serve as a good example
impecunious
having no money
lucid
clear
ornate
highly decorated
precipice
steep slope
salubrious
health-giving
truant
shirker, someone absent without permission
ambulatory
able to walk around (used of hospital patients)
capacious
spacious
desecrate
to damage or pollute a holy place
exhaustive
complete and thorough
impious
wicked, profane
ludicrous
ridiculous, silly
orthodox
conventional
precipitous
done in a hurry
salutary
something which teaches you a lesson; beneficial
truncate
cut short
ameliorate
make better
capitulate
surrender, give in to
desecration
spoiling something holy
exonerates
acquits, absolves, removes blame
impoverished
destitute, poor
lukewarm
unenthusiastic; neither hot or cold
ossify
turn to bone, become fixed and rigid
preclude
prevent of make impossible
sanctimonious
hypocritically holy
tumult
uproar, noise
amelioration
improvement
carping
constant criticism
desist
stop, discontinue, cease
exorcism
getting free/ rid of , eliminating(especially demons)
impromptu
unrehearsed, spontaneous
lummox
clumsy person
ostentatious
showy
precocious
developing early
sanction
give approval to
turpitude
depravity
amiable
friendly
cartographer
person who makes maps
despondent
having no hope, miserable
expatriate
refugee, emigrant, someone living away from his won country
inadvertent
not intentional
luscious
juicy, moist, succulent
oust
push out of position
predecessor
one who came before
sanguinary
bloodthirsty, bloody
tyro
novice, beginner
amity
friendship
castigate
scold strongly
destitution
hardship, poverty, misery
expedient
comvenient, practical
incantation
chant, invocation, prayer
lynch
assassinate, kill illegal hanging
overt
obvious, not hidden
predicament
dilemma; difficult situation
sanguine
optimistic, cheerful
ubiquitous
found everywhere, omnipresent
amorphous
lacking in shape
catharsis
purging of pent-up emotions
deter
put off, prevent
expedite
make faster
incarceration
putting in prison
machinations
plots and plans
overwrounght
worked up, in an emotional state
preeminent
famous, outstanding
sardonic
mocking
unalloyed
undiluted, total
analgesic
medicine to combat pain
caucus
type of private political meeting
deteriorate
worsen, decline
exposition
clear explanation
incessant
without stopping
maelstrom
whirlpool, storm in the ocean
palatable
good to eat, agreeable
prerogative
right or privilege
savant
person with knowledge
unctuous
oily; using excessive flattery
analogous
comparable
caustic
burning
detrimental
harmful
extol
praise
incipient
just beginning
magnanimous
generous, big-hearted
palisade
fence made of posts
prescient
having fore-knowledge
scale
to climb
undermined
damaged, attacked
anarchy
chaos, lack of government
cavalcade
procession of vehicles
devoured
greedily eaten/ consumed
extradite
deport from one country back to the home country
inclination
tendency, a leaning toward
magnate
powerful businessman
palliative
a remedy that improves but doesn't cure
presentiment
a feeling that something might happen
scapegoat
person on whom blame is placed for faults of others
underscore
emphasize