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abate
To reduce in amount, degree, or intensity; lessen.
acrid
Unpleasantly sharp, pungent, or bitter to the taste or smell.

Caustic in language or tone.
acrimony
Bitter, sharp animosity, especially as exhibited in speech or behavior.
adept
adj- Very skilled

noun- a highly skilled person; an expert
antipathy
A strong feeling of aversion (strong dislike) or repugnance.
antiseptic
Capable of preventing infection by inhibiting the growth of microorganisms
apportionment
To divide and assign according to a plan; allot
approbation
An expression of warm approval; praise
appropriate
To set apart for a specific use

2. To take possession of or make use of exclusively for oneself, often without permission:
aspersion
An unfavorable or damaging remark; slander
atrophy
A wasting away, deterioration, or diminution
audacious
Fearlessly, often recklessly daring; bold.
avant-garde
A group active in the invention and application of new techniques in a given field, especially in the arts.

(of or related to it= adjective)
avarice
Immoderate desire for wealth; cupidity.
averse
Having a feeling of opposition, distaste, or aversion; strongly disinclined:.
baneful
Causing harm, ruin, or death; harmful
bellicose
Warlike in manner or temperament; pugnacious
blandish
To coax by flattery or wheedling;
circumvent
To surround (an enemy, for example); enclose or entrap.
clandestine
Kept or done in secret, often in order to conceal an illicit or improper purpose
cogent
Appealing to the intellect or powers of reasoning; convincing
complacence
1. Contented self-satisfaction. 2. Total lack of concern.
complicity
Involvement as an accomplice in a questionable act or a crime
condone
To overlook, forgive, or disregard (an offense) without protest or censure
conflagration
A large destructive fire
congenial
Having the same tastes, habits, or temperament; sympathetic
conglomeration
An accumulation of miscellaneous things
conspicuous
Easy to notice; obvious
convergence
The point of converging; a meeting place
curtail
To cut short or reduce
daunting
abating the courage of; discouraging
decorous
Characterized by or exhibiting decorum; proper
defamation
the act of damaging the reputation, character, or good name of by slander or libel
demagogue
A leader who obtains power by means of impassioned appeals to the emotions and prejudices of the populace
depravity
Moral corruption or degradation.
depreciatory
Diminishing in value
dilapidated
To bring or fall into a state of partial ruin, decay, or disrepair
disarming
To deprive of the means of attack or defense; render harmless
divest
1. To strip, as of clothes.

2. To deprive, as of rights or property
disincline
To make reluctant or averse

or

to be unwilling
disjointed
To destroy the coherence or connections of.
dispatch
The act of sending off, as to a specific destination
dispensation
The act of dispensing
distillation
The evaporation and subsequent collection of a liquid by condensation as a means of purification
dormant
Lying asleep or as if asleep; inactive
dour
Marked by sternness or harshness; forbidding
effacement
To rub or wipe out; erase
empirical
Relying on or derived from observation or experiment
endemic
Prevalent in or peculiar to a particular locality, region, or people
eschew
To avoid; shun
exculpate
To clear of guilt or blame
exemplar
One that is worthy of imitation; a model