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attenuate
1. To make or become thin
2. To lessen the amount, force, or value of
behemoth
1. Something or someone of enormous size or power
disinter
To remove from a grave or tomb; to dig up
impinge
1. To go beyond desirable or established limits; to encroach
2. To come into contact with, especially forcefully.
multifarious
Having many forms, varied, versatile
oxymoron
A combination of words that seem to be contradictory
plentitude
An ample amount; an abundance
postulate
1. To assume as a fact based on the best available evidence
2. Something assumed to be self-evident; a fundamental principle
prevail
1. To prove superior in power or strength
2. To remain in effect or use; to be current or widespread
putrefy
To become rotten or decayed, giving off a foul odor
salubrious
beneficial to health or well-being
succulent
Fresh and juicy
tundra
Flat, treeless plains of the arctic regions
unequivocal
Leaving no room for misunderstanding; unambiguous
vicissitudes
Fluctuations in conditions; changes of fortune
amity
Peaceful relations; friendship
animadversion
A critical or hostile comment
antithetical
1. Being in direct and outspoken opposition
2. The direct contrast of one thing with another; the exact opposite
bellicose
Inclined to quarrel; combative; warlike
bucolic
Of or relating to country life; rustic; pastoral
craven
Utterly lacking courage; willing to give up or capitulate
exalt
To raise in rank, wealth, or honor; to praise highly; glorify
impugn
To attack as false; to call into question
introspective
Inclined to look inward and examine one's thoughts and feelings
metier
Work or activity for which one is particulary suited
penurious
1. Marked by extreme poverty
2. Stingy; lacking generosity
privation
An instance or condition of extreme hardship; a lack of comfort
sobriquet
A nickname
tantamount
Equivalent to; the same as
throes
Conditions of painful or difficult change, struggle, or turmoil
altruism
The putting of others' well-being ahead of one's own; unselfishness
concurrent
Taking place at the same time; simultaneous
context
1. The circumstances in which something exists or occurs
2. The surroundings of a word or phrase in a spoken or written passage
crass
Lacking delicacy or sensivity; gross
cuisine
Style of cooking
debase
To lower quality, character, or status of; to devaluate
enjoin
1. TO direct or command
2. To forbid or prohibit
extemporaneous
Composed or preformed on the spur of the moment, with little or no planning
genesis
An origin, creation, or beginning
libation
A liquid, ususally wine, especially when poured as an offering or drunk as part of a ceremony
malaise
A vague feeling of uneasiness or unwellness
platitude
A thought or remark that is dull or trite
reconcile
1. To reestablish an amicable relationship
2. To bring to quiet submission.
3. To bring into harmony or agreement
sunder
To break or force apart; to sever
travail
1. Activity that is arduous and burdensome; toil
2. Suffering or anguish