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sodden
soaking wet; heavy with moisture
auspice
patronage, assistance or protection; a sign or omen
sordid
vile; base; gross; filthy; foul
retrench
to cut off; to pare away
commensurate
equal or in proper proportion
perspicacity
good judgment; acute understanding
discernible
apparent; visible; capable of being seen or understood
aver
to declare true; to assert with confidence
expatiate
to enlarge or elaborate upon something; to go in great detail
propensity
bias; bent; tendency
medicant
a beggar
dowdy
not stylish; unattractive
bereft
lacking, deprived of
invidious
worthy of envy; desirable; likely to produce ill will
abut
to border, be contiguous; to meet
supplant
to take the place of
elliptical
having a part omitted; having the form of an oval
languid
drooping or flagging from exhaustion; weak; without animation
insipid
uninteresting; weak; vapid; lacking taste or flavor
denigrate
to defame; to tarnish the reputation of
misogynist
a woman hater
impertinent
not to the point, irrelevant, inapplicable; trifling; frivolous; against good manners
crux
essential point of a problem
disheveled
falling loosely in disarray
substantive
enduring; solid; firm
incidental
causal; accidental, not of prime concern
brusque
short and abrupt
stullify
to make foolish
foment
to nurse to life or activity; to encourage
deft
clever; handy; dexterous
middling
aver, mediocre
raconteur
someone skilled at storytelling
anathema
greatly detested; seen to be accursed or damned
portent
an omen, a harbinger, a sign of something that is yet to happen
cogent
having the power to compel conviction or move the will
belabor
to beat soundly (as a point); to work diligently
harangue
a loud or pompous speech addressed to a large public assembly
trenchant
keen, biting, severe
inculcate
teach something by frequent repetition or repeated warnings
frenetic
fast-paced, frantic
vitreous
made of glass; fluid of the eye
wizened
dried; shriveled; withered
evanescent
fleeting
onerous
difficult, having disadvantageous obligation
upbraid
scold; chastise
reproach
criticize somebody, feel blameworthy
recast
cast object again, change something
repine
feel dissatisfied and complain
inveterate
habitual, firmly established