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Apocryphal
Of dubious authenticity or origin; spurious
Arcane
Understood by only a few; mysterious
Convene
1. To summon or cause to settle
2. To gather or assemble; to meet formally
Expedient
1. Useful for some purpose; convenient
2. Concerned primarily or exclusively with serving one's own interests
3. A means employed to bring about a certain result.
Exude
1. To flow out slowly; to ooze or emit
2. TO give forth; to exhibit in abundance
Gesticulate
To motion energetically with the body or limbs
Imperturbable
Calm and assured
Increment
An increase, addition or gain, often by regular, consecutive amounts
Levity
Excessive frivolity, a lack of seriousness, joking
Mortify
To embarrass or humiliate
Periphery
1. The area around the edges; the outermost part
2. Relating to, involving, or forming an outer edge or boundary
Raconteur
One who tells stories with skills and wit
Reiterate
To say or do over again; to repeat
Subterfuge
A deceptive scheme or strategy
Vacillate
1. To move back and forth from lack of balance; waver
2. To alternate indecisively between opinions or courses of action
Accoutrements
Equipment or accessories
Aggrieved
Feeling or expressing a sense of injustice, injury, or offense
Choleric
Easily angered; quick-tempered
Comport
1. To behave or conduct oneself
2. To be in accord or agreement
Disconcert
To disrupt the self-possession or confidence of; to perturb or fluster
Fauna
Animals of a region or period,considered as a whole
Interpose
To place or come between; to intervene or interrupt
Maraud
To roam in search of plunder
Modicum
A small amount
Opulent
Having or exhibiting great wealth or abundance
Patrician
A member of the nobility
-of noble birth, showing refinement of taste or manners
Phlegmatic
Not given to action or reation; sluggish or calm in temperament
Propensity
A natural inclination or tendency
Therapeutic
Relating to the treatment of a disease; contributing to general well-being
Utilitarian
Relating to usefulness rather than beauty; practical
Atrophy
To waste away or fail to develop
Efficacy
The power to bring about the desired result; effectiveness
Emolument
Salary or fees done; compensation
Icon
1. A religious painting, especially one revered by the Eastern Christian churches
2. A symbol or image whose form suggests its meaning.
3. One who is idolized
Incipient
Beginning to exist or appear; in the first stage
INculcate
To impress upon or teach by frequent repetition
Inestimable
Too valuable or great to be measured
Lackluster
Lacking brightness or vitality; without spirit or enthusiasm
Martinet
A strick disciplinarian
Prodigious
1. Extremely large in bulk, quantity, or degree
2. Causing amazement or wonder
Regimen
A regulated program, especially one designed to improve or maintain health
Stellar
1.Of or related to a star
2. Outstanding or brilliant
Stoic
One seemingly indifferent to pleasure or pain
Vibrant
1. full of life or vigor
2. Bright or vivid
3. Quivering or vibrating
Zealous
Very enthusiastic, fervent, passionate on behalf of someone or something
Autonomy
The quality or state of being self-governing; independence
Circumspect
Cautious and prudent; heedful of consequences
Composure
Calmness of mind or bearing; self-control
Edifice
1. A large, imposing structure or building
2. A complex structure or system built up over time as if it were a real building
Ensconce
To settle or place securely or snugly
Environs
Area adjoining or surrounding a place
Hapless
Marked by the absence of good luck; unfortunate
Heinous
Shockingly evil or wicked
Incognito
With one's identity concealed; unrecognized
Indoctrinate
1. To teach or train in the fundamentals
2. To instill or teach from a partisan point of view
Interim
1. AN interval of time between events
2. Belonging to or taking place between events; temporaryy
Mausoleum
A large and impressive tomb
Pillage
To rob and plunder
Reverie
1. Condition of being lost in thought
2. A daydream
Thrall
A loss of one's ability to act freely; a state over which one appears to have no control
Abstruse
Difficult to understand
Accrue
1. To arise or increase as a natural result or growth
2. To come as a regular addition
Acquiesce
To accept as inevitable; to comply passionately
Besmirth
To stain or tarnish; to make dirty
Explicit
Fully and clearly expressed, leaving nothing merely implied
Histrionic
1. Purposely affected; theatrical
2. Exaggerated displays of emotion, intended to produce an effect or response
Impropriety
1. The quality or state of being improper or unsuitable
2. Something that is improper
Inveigle
1. To lure or trick into doing something
2. To obtain by flattery or trickery
Penitent
Sorry for having done wrong
Probity
Honesty; trustworthiness; adherence to virtue
Purport
To give or present the often false impression of being someone or intending something
Repercussion
An unforeseen or indirect result or effect of an event
Revelation
Something that is made known or revealed, often coming as a surprise
Surfeit
An overabundant supply; an excess
Unsavory
1. Having an unpleasant look, taste, or smell
2. Morally offensive
Anathema
Someone or something that is intensely disliked, cursed, or shunned
Assuage
1. To satisfy
2,. To lesson or reduce the intensity of
Avuncular
Like a benevolent uncle; familiar and indulgent
Convivial
Sociable; concerned with good company and festivities
Eclectic
Combining elements from a variety of sources
Epigram
A short, witty poem or saying
Expound
To explain in detail, set forth
Intrinsic
Relating to the essential nature of something; real or actual
Inveterate
Habitual or deeply rooted; persistent
Mogul
A very powerful person; a magnate
Munificent
Extremely gracious, liberal in giving
Nascent
Beginning to exist, emerge
Perspicacious
Clear-sighted; shrewd
Philistine
1. One who is indifferent to or disdainful of intellectual values
Propitious
Tending to favor or assist; encouraging
Achipelago
1. A large group of islands
2. A body of water containing a large number of islands
Careen
1. To rush headlong, often with a swerving or lurching motion
2. To cause or lean or tip to one side
Cavalier
Showing an offhand or carefree disregard; arrogant
Contigous
Sharing a boundary; being very close or in contact; adjacent
Correlate
To connect related things; to bring things into proper relation with one another
Etymology
1. The history of a word
2. The science that studies such histories
Frenetic
Wildly excited, frantic
Kinetic
Relating to motion
Presage
To foretell; to warn or indicate in advance
Pulverize
1. To crush or grind into dust or powder
2. To demolish
Recondite
Difficult to understand; abstruse
Repulse
1. To repel; to drive back
2. To reject in a cool or distant manner
3. To disgust
Seismic
1. Caused by or having to do with earthquakes
2. Having powerful and widespread effects
Undulate
1. To form or move in waves
2. To have a wavelike appearance or motion
Upheaval
1. A radical or violent change
2. A forceful lifting or warping from beneath
Betrothed
Engaged to be married
Blasphemy
An act or statement that shows disrespect or irreverence toward someting considered sacred
Cadence
1. A rhythm marked by a regular beat
2. The rising and falling of the voice in human speech
Canon
1. A rule or principle that provides the norm for judgment
2. The works of a writer accepted as authentic
Denouement
1. The outcome of a series of events
2. The final resolution following the climax of the plot of a work of drama or fiction
Edict
A statement or command having the force of law
Enamor
To inspire with love; to captivate
Insensate
1. Lacking sensation or awareness
2. Lacking sense or ability to reason
3. Brutal, lacking feeling
Renegade
1. A person who deserts one group or cause for another; a traitor
2. A person who rejects lawful behavior
Soliloquy
A speech in which a character's thoughts are given verbal expression
Stricture
1. A strong criticism
2. Anything that restricts or limits
Triumverate
A group of three; especially expressing great power or eminence
Usurp
To seize and hold power or authority in an illegal or unjust manner
Vestment
An outer garment, especially one indicating a role, rank, or office
Votary
A person who is devoted to a cause or organization , especially one of religious nature