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in superable
adj. insurmountable; inconquerable
intangible
adj. not material
interdict
v. to prohibit; to confront and halt the activities; to forbid
internecine
adj. deadly to both sides
interpolate
v. to insert; change by adding new words or material
intractable
not easilly managed
intransigence
n. stubbornness; refusal to compromise
inured
v. hardened; accustomed; used to
invective
n. verbal abuse
inveigh
v. to disapprove; protest vehemently
inveigle
v. to win over by flattery or coaxing
inveterate
adj confirmed; long-standing; deeply rooted
indvidious
adj. likely to provoke ill will; offensive
iracscible
adj easily angered
irresolute
adj. unsure of how to act; weak
itinerant
adj. wandering from place to place; unsettled
jaundiced
affected by resentment; envy or hostility
jibe
v. to be in agreement
jocose
adj. fond of joking; jocular; playful
jubbernaut
n. huge force destroying everything in its pat
junta
n. group of people united in political intrigue
juxtapose
v. place side by side
labile
adj likely to change
laconic
adj. using few words
lambaste
v. to thrash verbally or physically
lascivious
adj lustfull
lassitude
n lethargy; sluggishness
latent
adj present but hidden; potential
laud
v. to praise
levity
n light manner or attitude
libertine
n. without moral restraint
libido
n. sexual desire
lilliputian
adj. extremely small
limn
v. to draw; describe
limpid
adj clear; transparent
litany
n. lengthy recitation; repetitive chant
literati
n. scholary or learned persons
lucre
n. money or profits
lucid
adj. bright; clear; intelligible
luminous
adj. bright; brilliant; glowing
lustrous
adj shining
Machiavellian
adj. crafty; double dealing
machinations
n. plots or schemes
maelstrom
n. whirlpool; turmoil
magnamity
n. generousity; nobility
malign
v. to speak evil of.
malinger
v. to feign illness to escape duty
maverick
n. dissenter
megalomania
n. delusions of power or importance
Menagerie
n. a variety of animals kept together
mendacious
adj. dishonest
mendicant
n. beggar
meretricious
adj. gaudy; plausible but false; specious
mesmerize
v. to hypnotize
metaphysics
n. branch of philosophy investigating ultimate nature of reality
mettle
n. courage; endurance
militate
v. to work against
minatory
adj. threatening; menacing
minutia
n. petty details
misanthrope
n. one who hates humanity
miscellany
n mixture of writings on various subjects
miscreant
n villan; criminal
misogynist
n. one who hates women
mitigate
v. to cause to become less harsh, severe or painful; alleviate
mnemonic
adj related to memory; assisting memory
modicum
n limited quantity
mollify
v. to soothe
monolithic
adj. solid and uniform; constituting of a single unified whole
morose
adj. ill-humored; sullen
motley
adj. many colored; made up of many parts
multifarious
adj. diverse
mundane
adj wordly as opposed to spiritual; ordinary
necromancy
n. black magic
negate
v. to cancel out; nullify
neologism
n. new word or expression
neophyte
n. novice or beginner
nonplussed
adj. bewildered
nostalgia
n. sentimental longing for a past time
nostrum
n. medicine or remedy of doubtful effectiveness; supposed cure
nugatory
adj. trifling; invalid
obdurate
adj stubborn
obsequious
adj. overly submissivve
obsequies
n. funeral(s) ceremony
obviate
v. to make unneccessary; to anticipate and prevent
occlude
v. to shut; block
occult
adj. relating to practices connected with supernatural phenomena
odyssey
n. a long, adventurous voyage; a quest
officious
adj. too helpful; meddlesome
olfactory
adj. concerning with the sense of smell
oligarchy
n. form of government in which power belongs to only a few leaders
onerous
adj burdensome
opprobrium
n. disgrace; contempt
oscillate
v. to move back and forth
ostentatious
adj. showy; trying to attract attention; pretentious
overweening
adj. presumptious; arrogant; overbearing
paean
n. song of joy or triumph; a fervent expression of joy
pallid
adj. lacking color or livelyness
panegyric
n. elaborate praise; formal hymn of praise
paragon
n. model of excellence or perfection
partisian
adj. one-sided; committed to a party, group or cause; prejudiced