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Avid
adj 1 having a strong desire for, to the point of greed
brusque
adj
abrupt in manner; gruff
concise
adj
short and to the point
demean
verb
to cause a lowering of self esteem; to lower in reputation and in character
despicable
adj
deserving contempt/scorn
emulate
verb
to try to equal; to imitate
evoke
verb1
to call forth;to produce
2
to bring to mind, often by suggestion
excruiciating
adj
very painful
inaugurate
verb1
to install into office with a
formal ceremony
2
to begin officially or to mark the opening of
pervade
verb
to spread throughout
proprietor
an owner of a small shop/business
pseudonym
a fictious name used by an author; a pen name
rebuff
verb1
to reject bluntly
2
to drive back
noun1
blunt rejection
2
an abrupt setback in progress
resilient
adj1
capable of recovering quickly from misfortune
2
returning quickly to an original shape or condition
turbulent
adj1
chaotic and unruly
2 stormy and tempestuous
audacious
adj1
willing to take risks;daring
2
showing disrespect or a lack of courtesy
confiscate
verb
to seize by force;to take possession of
conscientious
adj1
thorough;careful
2
honest;principled
depict
verb
to give a picture of;to describe
embark
verb1
to go on board a ship or airplane for the start of a journey
2
to start out;to begin
inkling
noun
a slight suspicion;a vague idea
lackadasical
adj
showing little spirit or enthusiasim
mutiny
noun
deliberate refusal to obey orders given by those in command;especially by sailors
verb
to rebel openly against a commander
pilfer
verb
to steal repeatedly small amounts or things that are of little value
profusion
noun
a plentiful supply;a great and generous amount
prudent
adj
very careful;showing judgment and wisdom
rankle
verb
to cause continuing anger and irritation
rebuke
verb
to critize strongly;to reprimind
noun
a sharp criticism
serene
adj
calm and untroubled;peaceful
slovenly
adj
untidy'carelessly done
anarchy
noun1
total absence of government
2
lack of order;total confusion
apprehend
verb1
to seize;to arrest
2
to grasp the meaning of;to understand
arraign
verb
to bring before a court to face charges
assimilate
verb1
to absorb into a population
2
to take in a part and absorb into the whole
bizarre
adj
strikingly out of the ordinary;peculiar
calamity
noun
an event that causes great suffering and harm;a disaster
conspire
verb1
to plan together secretly to do something wrong or illegal
2
to join or act together
dissension
noun
a differnce of opinion;disagreement
elapse
verb
to pass or slip by(time)
imminent
adj
about to happen
interrogate
verb
to ask questions of, especially in a thorough or formal manner
lionize
verb
to treat as a celebrity
meticulious
adj
extremely careful;attentive to samll details
shackle
noun1
a ring or band put around the arm or leg to prevent free movement
2
something that prevents free action
verb
to prevent freedom of action
swelter
verb
to suffer from or to be overcome by the great heat
claustrophobia
noun
an abnormal fear of narrow, enclosed spaces
colleague
noun
an associate or coworker of similar status
condescend
verb1
to lower oneself to a position one considers inferior
2
to behave in an offensivly superior manner
contingent
adj1
conditional;depending on something else
2
likely, but not certain to happen;possible
noun
a group that is part of a larger one
daunt
verb
to discourage or intimidate
deluge
noun1
a downpour of rain;a flood
2
a flood of anything
verb
to flood or overwhelm
dispel
verb
to clear away;to remove or get rid of, as if by scattering
dub
verb
to give a title/nickname/desciprtion of
fanfare
noun1
a sounding of trumpets or other brass instruments
2
any showy display
fledgling
noun1
a young bird just learning to fly
2 a young and experienced person
adj
new and untested
inane
adj
empty;shallow or silly
mettle
noun
courage to bear up under difficult circumstances;spirit
negligible
adj
small and unimportant, not worth noticing
protract
verb
to draw out or lengthen in time
replica
noun
a copy/reproduction, especially one on a smaller scale than the original