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abrogate
abolish
annualar
circular
arrant
complete
behemoth
creature of great size
citrus
of orange, lemon, and related trees
cupidity
a greedy desire for wealth
dragoon
mounted soldier, to compel (a force)
emollient
soothing ointment/balm
equanimity
calmness of mind
frenetic
hectic; frantic
gainsay
to speak against; to deny
gratis
w/out charge; free
imperious
domineering/superior
mensuration
measuring
natal
of birth
oleaginous
oily (literally); smoothly bland (negative, metaphorically)
refectory
dining hall (in an old school)
vagary
unpredictable whim
carnal
fleshly
contumacious
rebellious
dialectic
logical arugment
fulsome
offensively excessive
impute
attribute accusingly
jaded
satiated
laud
praise
mountebank
unscrupulous faker
periphery
outer edge
porcine
piglike
porvender
feed for livestock
nepotism
favoritism to relatives in filling jobs
retrograde
tending to make things worse; directed backward
simian
apelike
supplicate
beg humbly
unctuous
showing false concern; oily
anneal
toughen by heating and then cooling
chiaroscuro
pictorial use of light and shade
crescendo
w/ increasing loudness; peak of intensity
dory
flat-bottomed boat
garrote
execute by strangling
ingratiate
win favor for
junto
group of political plotters
levy
impose; wage; conscription
nadir
lowest point
nihilism
rejected of all established beliefs
permeate
spread through
prelate
high dignitary
redundant
not needed
sanguine
cheerful; ruddy
splenetic
easily irritated
tautology
needless repetition of ideas
unmitigated
absolute
aeon
indefinitely logn period of time
ancillary
secondary (supporting)
argot
slang
bawdy
vulgarily improper (risque)
chimerical
unrealistic
covert
concealed
despoil
plunder (ruin)
elide
strike out; slur over
encroach
trespass
exacting
strict
genuflect
bend the knee in worship
idealize
regard as perfect
lucuubrate
study laboriously
moot
debatable; to raise; devoid of practical significance (no longer relevant)
ocher
pigment used in paints
perfunctory
mechanically routine
querulous
given to complaining (whinning)
tier
row