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askance
with suspicion, distrust, or dissaproval; distrustfully, suspiciously, skeptically
attenuate
thin out, dilute, water down; to make thin or slender; to weaken or lessen in force, intensity, or value.
benign
gentle, kind, forgiving, understanding; benevolent, salutary, salubrious, harmless.
cavil
nitpick, quibble; carp, find fault in; a trivial objection or criticism.
charlatan
fraud, mountbank; pretender, impostor, or quack.
decimate
to kill or destroy a large part of; ravage devastate.
foible
a weak point, failing, minor flaw; shortcoming, defect quirk.
forgo
to do without, abstain from, give up; refrain from, renounce.
fraught
full of or loaded with; accompanied by; charged with.
inure
to toughen, harden; accustom, acclimate; to render used to something by long subjection or exposure.
luminous
emitting or reflecting light, glowing; illuminating, radiant, bright, refulgent, lustrous.
obsequious
fawning, servile, sycophantic, mealymouthed; submissive; slavish attentiveness.
obtuse
blunt, not coming to a point; between 90* and 180*; stupid, dumb, thick, mild, dull-witted.
oscillate
vibrate, vacillate; to swing back and forth; fluctuate or waver.
penitent
remorseful, regretful, rueful, sorry.
peremptory
high-handed, unconditional; offensively self-assured, dictatorial, determined, resolute.
rebuff
to snub; to repel, drive away; a curt rejection, a check; spurn, repulse, reject; setback.
reconnoiter
scout; reconnaissance; preliminary inspection.
shambles
slaughterhouse; mass bloodshed; state of complete disorder and confuseion, mess.
sporadic
intermittent, spasmodic; occurring at irregular intervals, having no set plan or order.
abrogate
to repeal, cancel, declar null and void; annul, revoke.
ambient
completely surrounding, encompassing.
asperity
roughness,severity; bitterness or tartness; rigor harshness.
burnish
polish; gloss, brightness, luster; shine, buff.
cabal
a small group working in secret; clique, ring, gang, plot, conspiracy.
delectable
delicious, scruptious; delightful, highly enjoyable.
deprecate
deplore, frown upon; to express mild disapproval; to belittle.
detritus
debis, wrckage, ruins, rubble.
ebullient
exhilarated, elated, exuberant; overflowing with enthusiasm and excitement; boiling, bubbling.
eclectic
selective, synthetic, pick-and-choose; from different sources.
flaccid
limp, not firm; lacking vigor or effectiveness; soft, flabby.
impecunious
having little or no money; penniless, impoverished, indigent.
inexorable
inflexible, beyond influence; relentless, unyielding; inescapapble, ineluctable, obdurate.
moribund
dying, on the way out; obsolescent.
necromancer
sorcerer, conjurer; magician or wizard.
onerous
burdensome; oppressive, weighty.
rife
common, prevalent, widespread, happening often; full, abounding; plentiful, abudant, replete.
rudiments
fundamentals, basics.
sequester
seclude, segregate, isolate, closet; to set apart.
winnow
sift, starin, filter, sort; delete; to blow on, fan.
aesthetic
artistic; pertaining to beauty.
defunct
extinct, nonexistent; dead.
discomfit
to frustrate, thwart, or defeat; to confuse, perplex, or embarrass; nonplus, disconcet, foil.
espouse
embrace, wed.
fetish
charm, talisman, obsession.
gregarious
outgoing, extroverted; sociable; living in a group or herd.
hapless
unlucky, ill-starred, unfortunate.
impeccable
flawless, spotless, immaculate; faultless.
importune
implore, entreat, dun, tax; to beg for.
interpolate
inject, interpose, introduce; to insert between other parts or things.
irreparable
incapable of being repaired or rectified; irremediable.
laconic
concise, using few words; terse, succinct, pithy, compact.
languish
to become weak, feeble, or dull; flag, wilt, fade, pine; to droop.
mendacious
untruthful, false; given to lying or deception; untrue.
nadir
the lowest point; rock bottom.
omnipresent
ubiquitous, ever-present.
prefunctory
slapdash, cursory, shallow; without interest or enthusiasm.
plaintive
sad, doleful, lugubrious; melancholy.
requite
reimburse, recompense, avenge; to reciprocate.
tantamount
equivalent, having the same meaning, value, or effect; indistinguishable form.