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abet
to encourage or assit in some activity, especially a questionable one
agile
1.able to move quickly and easily; nimble
2. able to think quikly
Allot
to assign or distribute as a portoin or share
Balmy
soothing mild
Congregate
to come together in a group, assemble
Divert
1.to turn aside
2.to entertain or amuse
Humdrum
lacking excitement; boring or monotonous
Influx
a flowing or pouring in; arrival in massive numbers
Intricate
complicated; having many related details or parts
memento
something kept as a reminder or a past events; a souvenir
Query
1.a question
2. to ask or ask about
Sporadic
happening occasionally; not regularly
Staple
1.a basic food that is used frequently and in large amounts
2. a ushaped fastener w/sharp ends
3. to attach with staples
4. most important, prinicipal
Tumult
noisy excitement; and uproar or disturbance
Unseemly
not suitable; inappropriate or improper
abject
most miserable; wretched
advocate
1.to plead in favor of; to defend
2.one who argues for or defends a person, group, or idea.
atrocity
an act of cruelty and wickedness
commemorate
to serve as a memorial to; to remember in a solems manner
Dialect
a form of a language spoken in a certain geographical region that has its own grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary
Dire
having terrible conseqeunces; urgent or desperate
Elite
1.a group that enjoys superior status to others
2.considered superior to other
enhance
to make greater or better
flagrant
clearly offensive or bad; conspicuously acting against what si right
Languish
to loose hope,strength, or vitality because of neglect or bad conditions
mute
1.to soften or tone down the sound of
2.not speaking or not able to speak; silent
Raze
to level to the ground; to destroy completely
reprisal
a retaliation for an injury
Turmoil
a state of confusion or agitation;tumult
wreak
1.to bring out of inflict
2.to express or vent
augment
to increase in sixe, amount, or decree
benign
1.kind; gracious,; gentle
2.favorable; not threatening
connoisseur
a person w/extensive knowledge, especially of the fine arts; a person of refined taste
discern
1.to detect w/the eyes
2.to understand and comprehend
3. to recognize as seperate or different
embellish
1.to make beautiful by adding decorative elements
2.to add ficticiuos details
execute
1.to carry out; to perform
2.to create, as a work of art
3.to put to death as a legal penalty
exemplify
to illustrate by being an example of
grotesque
so distorted or strange as to appear bizarre or comical
hallowed
greatly respected;holy;sacred
impersonate
1.to assume the character or appearance of
2.to mimic
malevolent
showing ill will or hatred; producing harm orevil
ornate
heavily and elaborately decorated
patoral
1.having to do w/shepards and hereders
2.relating to country life, and often represented as charmingly simple
precarious
not safe or secure; dangerously uncertain
renown
fame;honor