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Abjure
To renounce formally
Amorphous
Without a definite shape, boundary, or character
Animus
1.) An attitude or spirit within a person that strongly influences him or her
2.) Deep-seated ill will
Dichotomy
Division into two distinct parts or groups
Exemplar
An example or model, especially an ideal one
Herculean
Of extraordinary size, power, or difficulty
Inchoate
Not fully formed or realized
Invidious
Likely to cause animosity or resentment
Melange
A mixture of dissimilar materials
Nefarious
Very wicked
Nihilism
A viewpoints that denies any meaning or value to life
Ratify
To approve, confirm, or verify
Subsume
To encompass in a larger or more comprehensive group; to include
Variegrated
Varied as to form, type or color
Vitiate
To impair or weaken
Aborigine
An original inhabitant, especially one displaced by later settlers.
Abrogate
To put and end to; to abolish or repeal
Appurtenance
An item of equipment; an accessory
Bivouac
1.)A temporary camp or shelter
2.)To stay in such a camp
Cetacean
A member of the order of marine mammals that includes whales, dolphins, and porpoises
Decry
To criticize strongly; to denounce
Desuetude
A state of disuse
Leviathan
Anything that is of enourmous size
Mawkish
1.) Excessively sentimental
2.) Having an unpleasant, sickly sweet taste
Misapprehend
To fail to understand correctly
Parochial
1.)Limited or narrow in scope or outlook
2.)Of or related to a church parish
Purvey
To be in the business of supplying goods, especially food or provisions, for use
Recourse
1.) A turning to someone or something for aid
2.) A source of help or support
Replete
Well supplied; full
Waive
To give up as a right; to forgo
Apposite
Highly Relevant; apt
Calumny
A false acusation meant to hurt someone's reputation; slander
Domain
1.) An area or territory over which control is exericised
2.)A field of activity, knowledge, or concern
Dorsal
Of, on, or near the back
Evervate
To lessen the vigor or strength of; to enfeeble
Epicure
One with discriminating taste, especially but not exclusively relating to food and drink
Exculpate
To clear from alleged guilt or fault
Heterogeneous
Differing in kind or parts; varied
Infinitesimal
Extremely small in size or quantity
Lateral
Of, at, from, or towards the side
Primeval
Of or relating to the earliest ages; primitive
Quintessence
The best or most typical example
Serrated
Having a saw toothed or notched edge
Veritable
Being, in fact, the thing named or described; literaly so. Often used to emphasize the aptness of a metaphor
Viviparous
Producing living young instead of eggs, in the manner of most mammals and some reptiles and fishes