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veracious
truthful
venerate
revere
tortuous
winding, full of curves
tirade
extended scolding; denunciation; harangue
tangential
peripheral; only slightly connected, digressing
strut
supporting bar or pompus walk
stint
*be thrifty, set limits
or
supply, alloted amt, asigned portion
soporific
causing sleep
secrete
*hide away or cache;

produce and release a substance into an organism
satitate
satisfy fully
recalcitrant
obstinately stubborn
quiescent
at rest, dormant, temporarily inactive
proscribe
ostracize, banish, outlaw
prodigal
wasteful, reckless with money
probity
uprightness; incorruptibility
pristine
characteristic of earlier times; primitive, unspoilled
prevaricate
deviate from the truth, lie
equivocal
ambiguous, intentionally misleading
precarious
uncertain,risky
pragmatic
practical
placate
pacify, concilliate
phlegmatic
calm, not easily disturbed
perfidious
treachorus, disloyal
penury
extreme poverty, stinginess
pedantic
showing off learning
paragon
model of perfection
opprobrium
infamy; villification
onerous
burdensome
officious
meddlesome; excessively pushy in offering one's services
obviate
to make unnecessary, to get rid of
obdurate
stubborn
neophyte
recent convert, beginner
misanthrope
one who hates mankind
mendacious
lying, dishonest
levity
lack of seriousness or steadiness; frivolity
lassitude
languor, weariness
laconic
brief and to the point
irascible
irritable; easily angered
intractable
unruly, stubborn, unyielding
amoritize
To liquidate (a debt, such as a mortgage) by installment payments or payment into a sinking fund.
To write off an expenditure for (office equipment, for example) by prorating over a certain period.
minatory
threatening or menacing
occult
-Of, relating to, or dealing with supernatural influences, agencies, or phenomena.
-Beyond the realm of human comprehension; inscrutable.
-Available only to the initiate; secret: occult lore. See Synonyms at mysterious.
-Hidden from view; concealed.
exigent
Requiring immediate action or remedy. See Synonyms at urgent.
Requiring much effort or expense; demanding
philistine
A smug, ignorant, especially middle-class person who is regarded as being indifferent or antagonistic to artistic and cultural values.
One who lacks knowledge in a specific area.
turpitude
1. Inherent baseness or vileness of principle, words, or actions; depravity.
2. A base act.
equivocal
Open to two or more interpretations and often intended to mislead; ambiguous. See Synonyms at ambiguous.
Of uncertain significance.
Of a doubtful or uncertain nature
xenophobe
A person unduly fearful or contemptuous of that which is foreign, especially of strangers or foreign peoples.
reactionary
extremely conservative [syn: reactionist, far-right] n : an extreme conservative; an opponent of progress or liberalism [syn: ultraconservative, extreme right-winger]
miscreant
An evildoer; a villain.
An infidel; a heretic