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avid
having a strong desire for, to the point of greed
brusque
abrupt in manner or speech; grief
concise
short and to the point
demean
to cause a lowering of self-esteem; to lower in reputation and character
despicable
deserving contempt or scorn
emulate
to try to equal; to imitate
evoke
to call forth; to produce
excruciating
very painful
inaugurate
to install in office with a formal ceremony
pervade
to spread throughout
proprietor
an owner of a business or store
pseudonym
a fictitious name used by an author; a pen name
rebuff
to reject bluntly; to drive back
resilient
capable of recovering quickly from misfortune
turbulent
chaotic; unruly
abrasion
a wearing away or rubbing away by friction
clad
clothed or covered
corroborate
to provide evidence to make more certain
cursory
done in a hurry and with little attention to detail
dehydrate
to remove water from
derive
to take or recieve from a source
electrify
to wire or equip with electric power
endeavor
to attempt earnestly
grimace
to make a face expressing feelings of pain, disgust, or contempt
gruesome
causing shock or horror
inventory
a list of possesions or goods on hand
simulate
to take on the qualities of another; to imitate
succomb
to give up or to give in to; to yield to
surmise
to suppose something without sufficient evidence
anonymous
of an unknown source or unrevealed name
anthology
a collection of various writings, such as songs, stories, or poems
conjecture
a conclusion based on guesswork or insufficient evidence
dispostion
a persons usual mood
encompass
to enclose; to encircle
extricate
to free from a difficult or tangled situation
generation
one step in the line of descent of a family
guile
cunning or deceit; trickery
imperative
urgent; pressing
having the power or authority to command
instil or instill
to introduce gradually in order to establish securely
modify
to make less extreme or severe
pivot
a small bar or rod on which something else turns
a person or something on which others depend
prevalent
commonly occuring; widely accepted or practiced
recur
to come up or happen again
spontaneous
voluntary or unplanned
abhor
to shrink from in disgust
affable
pleasant; approachable; gracious
amiss
in a wrong or imperfect way
despondent
depressed from a loss of hope or confidence
entreat
to ask earnestly; to beg
haunt
to stay in ones mind continually
impel
to drive or to propel
interminable
endless; seeming to be without end
irascible
quick tempered; irritable
profound
intense; deeply felt
recluse
a person who lives apart from society and often alone
reverberate
to be repeated as in a series of echoes or vibrations
sage
having wisdom and good judgement
tirade
a long, angry speech
tremulous
marked by trembling or shaking
audacious
willing to take risks; daring
confiscate
to sieze,by force if necessary; to take in possession of
conscientious
thorough, careful
depict
to give a picture of; to describe
embark
to start out; to begin
inkling
a slight suspicion; a vague idea
lackadaisical
showing little spirit or enthusiasm
mutiny
deliberate refusal to obey orders given by those in command, especially by sailors
pilfer
to steal repeatedly small amounts or things that are of little value
profusion
a plentiful supply; a great or generous amount
prudent
very careful; showing judgement or wisdom
rankle
to cause continuing anger or irritation
rebuke
to critcize strongly; to reprimand
serene
calm and untroubled
slovenly
untidy; carelessly done
anarchy
total absence of government
apprehend
to sieze; to arrest
arraign
to bring before a court to face charges
assimilate
to absorb into a population
bizarre
strikingly out of the ordinary; peculiar
calamity
an event that causes great suffering and harm; a disaster
conspire
to plan together secretly to do something wrong or illegal
dissension
a difference of opinion; dissagreement
elapse
to pass or slip by(used with time)
imminent
about to happen; likely to occur in the very near future
interrogate
to ask questions of, especially in athorough or a formal manner
lionize
to treat as a celebrity
meticulous
extremely careful; attentive to small details
shackle
something that prevents free action
swelter
to suffer from or to be overcome by great heat
claustrophobia
an abnormal fear of narrow, enclosed spaces
colleague
an associate or coworker of similar status
condescend
to lower oneself to a position one considers inferior
contingent
conditional; depending on something else
daunt
to discourage or intimidate
deluge
a downpoor of rain; a flood
dispel
to clear away; to remove or get rid of, as if by scattering
dub
to give a title, nickname, or decription to
fanfare
a sounding of trumpets or other brass instruments
fledging
a young bird just learning to fly