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asperity
sharpness of manner
bane
a person or thing that destroes or causes harm
buffoon
a person who often makes attmepts to be funny
doleful
mournful
extrovert
attention focused on others and the things around them
garish
bright and flashy
hierarchy
a group or system in which positions of power are ranked
imbue
to fill completely with a feeling
instigate
to stir up or urge on
penchant
a strong attraction or leaning
rambunctious
behaving in a wild and unruly manner
repertoire
thelist of pieces an actor is ready to perform
rudiment
a basic principle
undermine
to weaken or ruin
unremitting
not stopping or slowing down
adjudicate
to judge
centennial
100th anniversary
countenance
facial expression
disgruntle
to put in a bad mood
equilibrium
state of balance
expedite
to speed up the process
gird
to surround
gratuitous
unnecessary
illusory
unreal or imagined
implacable
relentless
luminary
source of light
manifesto
public statement explaining the intentions of an individual or group
mesmerize
to fascinate or hypnotize
precedent
an act statement etc. that may serve as an example
spurious
not genuine, false
curtail
to reduce
discriminate
to recognize clear distinctions
espionage
act of spying
inalienable
not able to be taken away
incarcerate
to put in prison
indignity
an insult to ones pride
indiscrimiate
not marked by careful distinctions
infamous
having a bad reputation
intercede
to act on anothers behalf
malign
to say negative things about another
perpetrate
to commit a crime
rampant
threatentingly wild
rancor
feeling of hatred
reparation
a mending or repair
smattering
superficial
accolade
an award
adamant
not yielding
adulate
to flatter
altercation
noisy quarrel
annals
record of events
assiduous
diligent and persistent
chary
hesitant
clique
small exclusive group
decrepit
worn out with use
endow
to provide with quality
ephemeral
lasting a very short time
ingratiate
to work to gian the favor of someone
pantheon
people held in high esteem for their achievements
perverse
wicked
tutelage
instruction
acrimony
bitterness of temper
affinity
attraction for someone
ambivalent
indecisive
cessation
a stopping
emaciated
very thin or wasted away
enclave
a distincy region or community
engender
to bring into being
exacerbate
to make more severe
illicit
not allowed
indigenous
naturally living or growing
enexorable
not to be persuaded
infatuated
filled with excessive shallow or foolish love
insatiable
never satisfied
poignant
painfully moving
proselytize
to convert someone to a faith
ameliorate
to make better
baleful
expressing hatred or evil
berate
to criticize
circumvent
to avoid through craftiness
compunction
feeling of uneasiness
condone
to over look
diminutive
very small
euphemism
a polite term used to avoid directly naming comsehitng considered offensive or unpleasant
expendable
able to be used up
heresy
expression of upacceptable views
infirmity
physical or mental weakness
profane
to treat with scorn
recompense
to pay or compensate
repast
food and drunk
servitude
a lack of freedom
castigate
to punish by criticizing sharply
colloquial
informal language
epitaph
words on a tombstone
exodus
mass departure
inter
to bury
lacerate
to tear
largesse
to give generously
obituary
notice of someones deat
omnivorous
eating plants and meat
permeate
to pass through
rendition
a performance
resurgence
rising again to life
stereotype
generalization
stipend
fixed amount of pay for work
subservient
serving or acting in a subordinate manner
adjacent
next to
beset
to surround
cede
to give up
circuitous
roundabout
desultoury
proceeding in a random way
galvanize
to excite
implement
a tool or instrument
inconsequential
lacking importance
magnitude
greatness in size
materialize
to become real
muster
a gathering
prohibitive
discourage the use of
reminisce
to talk about ones past
vanguard
forward position
visionary
a dreamer
cautionary
serving as a warning
constrain
to confine
flotilla
fleet of boats
gossamer
sheer fabric
ignominious
causing shame or disgrace
incur
to bring something onto yerself that is undesirable
liquidate
to convert into cash
magnate
an important often wealthy person
misnomer
name that does not fit
onerous
burdensome
pandemonium
place of confusion
quixotic
romantic and idealistic but impractical
tenacious
holding fast
vestige
trace of somethign that was once present
zephyr
light gentle breeze
attest
to declare to be true
axiom
requires no proof because it is accepted as true
churlish
lacking good manners
concoct
to make up
derivative
something that results from another thing
differentiate
to see the difference
disparage
to criticize
dissipate
to break up
esoteric
not generally known or understood
olfactory
relating to the sense of smell
plethora
too great a number
refurbish
to make like new
secrete
to produce and give off
vagary
departure from the normal
volatile
evaporating quickly