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abstruse
hard to understand
ambulatory
able to walk/move
arbiter
judge, one who decides
brook
tolerate
circumlocution
wordy, long, roundabout way of saying
debacle
disaster, ciolent breakdown
deleterious
harmful
descry
discern, see something, catch sight of
discomfit
confuse, decieve
doff
take off as sign of greeting
doggerel
somic, sometimes crude, informal verse
dossier
file of doctrines, letters, and records
dulcet
nice, agreeable, melodious sound
encomium
eulogy, expression of high praise
espy
glimpse descry
evanescent
vanishing, fleeting
ertirpate
rip up by roots, abolish
fecund
fertile,productive, fruitful
fusillade
rapid outburst, spray of gunfire
halitons
bad breath
irascible
irritable
leitmotif
dominant motif
lope
run at steady easy pace
macerate
soften by soaking, cause to waste away
malapropism
humorous misuse of word that sounds very much like word intended
matriculate
enroll
maudlin
overly sentimental
mellifluous
sweetly flowing
mordant
biting sarcastic, incisive, caustic in manner
moribund
dying, decaying condition
munificent
generous
omnivorous
eating/absorbing everything
palliate
hide seriousness of something
pallid
lacking color, wan
panegyric
lofty praise, eugolistic writing
parsimmious
stingy
perorate
make long, formal speech
perspicacious
shrewd, astute, showing strong powers of discernment
pelulant
cranky, irascible
piquant
pungent, charming, provacative
prescient
having foresight
propenquity
nearness in place/time, kinship
protean
readily assumming differences in shapes/characteristics
putrify
rot
ribalkd
vulgar, indecent language
scotch
put an end to
sinuous
winding, having many curves
supercilious
arrogant, overbearing
surreptitious
sneaky, secret
sycophant
flatterer, yes-man
temerity
boldness, rashness, audacity
truculent
hostile, aggressive, savage