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adulterate
render poorer in quality by adding another substance
ambidextrous
able to use right and left hands equally
augment
make greater by adding to it
bereft
derived of or lacking something
deploy
move (troops) into position for military action.
dour
severe or unfriendly
fortitude
determination: strenght and endurance in a difficult or painful situation
gape
stare with mouth open: to look at something in surprise or wonder
gibe
mocking remark: comment intended to hurt or provoke somebody
guise
deceptive outward appearance
insidious
proceeding in a gradual, subtle way, but with harmful effects
intimation
an indication or hint
opulent
wealthy, rich and luxurious or lavished
pliable
easily bent; flexible
reiterate
to say something multiple times
stolid
calm, dependable, and showing little emotion or animation
tentative
not certain or fixed
unkempt
having an untidy or disheveled appearance
verbatim
in exactly the same words as were used originally
warily
cautiously; carefully
adroit
clever or skillful in the hands or mind
amicable
having a spirit of friendliness
averse
having a strong dislike of or opposition to something
belligerent
hostile and aggressive
benevolent
well meaning and kindly
cursory
hasty; not detailed
duplicity
deceitfulness
extol
praise enthusiastically
feasible
possible to do easily or conveniently
grimace
an ugly, twisted expression on someones face
holocaust
destruction or slaughter on a mass scale
impervious
not allowing fluid to pass through
impetus
the force or energy with which the body moves
jeopardy
danger of loss, harm, or failure
meticulous
showing great attention to detail
nostalgia
sentimental longing for the past
quintessence
the most perfect or typical example of a class
retrogress
go back to an earlier state; usually a bad one
scrutinize
examine or inspect closely and thoroughly
tepid
only slightly warm; lukewarm
adversary
opponent in a contest
alienate
cause someone to feel isolated
artifice
clever or cunning devices used to trick others
coerce
to persuade someone to do something by using force or threats
craven
contemptibly lacking in courage
culinary
of or for cooking
delete
remove or obliterate
demise
a person's death
exhilarate
make someone feel happy
fallow
to fertilize a piece of land
harass
subject to aggressive pressure or intimidation
inclement
unpleasantly cold or wet
muse
source of inspiration for a creative artist
negligible
small or unimportant
perpetuate
make something continue indefinitely
precedent
preceding in time, order, or importance
punitive
inflicting or intended as punishment
redress
remedy or set right
sojourn
a temporary stay
urbane
courteous and refined in manners
affiliated
officially attached or connected to an organization
ascertain
to make sure of something
attainment
fact of achieving a goal towards which one has worked
bequeath
pass on or leave to someone else
cogent
clear, logical, convincing
converge
come together from different directions to meet
disperse
distribute or spread over a wide area
esteem
respect and admiration, typically for a person
expunge
erase or remove completely
finite
having limits or bounds
invulnerable
impossible to harm or danger
malevolent
having or showing a wish to do evil to others
nonchalant
feeling or appearing casually calm or relaxed
omniscent
knowing everything
panacea
a solution or remedy for all difficulties or diseases
scrupulous
extrememly attentive to detail
skulk
keeping out of sight with a cowardly motive
supercilious
behaving or looking as though one thinks one is superior to others
uncanny
strange or mysterious
venial
denoting a sin that is not regarded as depriving the soul of divine grace
altruistic
showing a disinterest and selfless concern for the well-being of others; unselfish
assent
express approval or agreement, tyically offically
benefactor
a person who gives money or other help to a person or cause
chivalrous
courteous and gallent, especially toward women
clemency
mercy; lenience
dearth
a scarcity or lack of something
diffident
modest or shy because of a lack in self-confidence
discrepancy
a lack of compatability between two or more facts
embark
go on board a ship, aircraft, or other vehicle
facile
easily achieved, effortless
indomitable
impossible to subdue or defeat
infallible

incapable of making mistakes or being wrong.

plod
a slow heavy walk
pungent
having a sharply strong taste or smell
remiss
lacking care or attention to duty; negligent
repose
a state of rest, oeace, tranquility
temerity
excessive confidence or boldness; audacity
truculent
eager or quick to argue or fight
unfeigned
genuine, sincere
virulent
extreme severe or harmful in its effects
accede
agree to a demand
brandish
wave or flourish as a threat or in anger or excitement
comprise
consist of
deft
neatly skillful and quick in ones movements
destitute
without the basic necessities
explicit
stated clearly and in detail
extirpate
destroy completely
inopportune
inconvenient timing
ironic
using or characterized by irony
musty
stale and moldy
officious
assertive of authority in an annoying way
ominous
giving the impression that something bad or unpleasant is going to happen
pinnacle
a high, pointed piece of rock
premeditation
the act of planning something before hand
rampant
flourishing or spreading something unwelcome or unpleasant
solace
comfort to consolation in a time of distress or sadness
stately
majestic in manner and appearance
supple
bending and moving easily and gracefully
suppress
forcibly put an end to
venal
showingn or motivated by susceptibility to bribery
abhor
regard with disgust and hatrid
amend
make better; improve
buffet
a meal consisting of several dishes from which guests serve themselves
chaos
complete disorder and confusion
commodious
roomy and comfortable; convenient
corrosive
tending to cause corrision
discern
percieve or recognize
extant
still in existance; surviving
implicated
show to be involved in a crime
inter
place in a grave or tomb
martinet
a strict disciplinary, especially in the armed forces
obviate
remove
renegade
a person who deserts and betrays an organization, country, or set of principles.
reprehensible
deserving censure or condemnation.
somber
dark or dul in coloror tine; gloomy
squalid
extremely dirty and unpleasant
turbulent
characterized by conflict, disorder, or confusion; not controlled or calm.
vociferous
vehement or clamorous.
voluminous
occupying or containing much space; large in volume, in particular.
waive
refrain from insisting on or using (a right or claim).
animosity
strong hostility
apathy
lack of interest, enthusiasm, or concern
apprehensive
anxious or fearful that something bad or unpleasant will happen
commend
praise formally or officially
compatible
able to exist or occur together without conflict
condolence
an expression of sympathy, especially on the occasion of a death
consecrate
make or declare sacred
decrepit
elderly and infirm
deride
express contempt for; ridicule
ingenious
cleverly and originally devised and well suited to its purpose.
multifarious
many and of various types
obsolete
no longer produced or used; out of date
omnivorous
feeding on both plants and animal origin
parsimonious
unwilling to spend money or use resources
quandary
a state of perplexity or uncertainty over what to do in a difficult situation.
recalcitrant
having an obstinately uncooperative attitude toward authority or discipline.
reprisal
an act of retaliation.
revel
enjoy oneself in a lively and noisy way, especially with drinking and dancing.
stultify
cause to lose enthusiasm and initiative,
suave
(especially of a man) charming, confident, and elegant.
allocate
distribute (resources or duties) for a particular purpose
ardent
enthusiasm or passionate
assiduous
showing great care and perservance
brash
self-assertive in a rude, noisy, or overbearing way
capricious
given to sudden and unaccountable changes or mood or behavior
chastise
rebuke or reprimand severly
copious
abundant in supply or quantity
deviate
depart from an established course
emaciated
abnormally thin or week, especially because of illness or lack of food
exult
show or feel elation or jubilation, especially as the result of a success
gnarled
knobbly, rough, and twisted, especially with age
indemnity
security or protection against a loss or other financial burden
inkling
a slight knowledge or suspicion; a hint
limpid
free of anything darkens; compleely clear
omnipotent
having unlimited power; able to do anything
palatable
pleasant to taste
poignant
evoking a keen sense of regret or sadness
rancor
bitterness or resentfulness, especially when long-standing
sophomoric
preventious or juvenile
spontaneous
performed or occurring as a result of a sudden inner impulse
acquiesce
submit or comply silently or without protest
allure
powerfully attract or charm; tempt
askew
not in a straight or level position
blithe
showing a casual and cheerful indifference considered to be callous or improper.
contentious
causing or likely to cause an argument; controversial.
covet
yearn to possess or have (something).
crestfallen
sad and disappointed.
disheveled
untidy; disordered
exponent
a person who believes in and promotes the truth or benefits of an idea or theory.
garrulous
excessively talkative, especially on trivial matters.
insuperable
impossible to overcome.
lamentable
deplorably bad or unsatisfactory.
misnomer
a wrong or inaccurate name or designation.
profess
claim openly but often falsely that one has
respite
a short period of rest or relief from something difficult or unpleasant.
retribution
punishment inflicted on someone as vengeance for a wrong or criminal act.
sinuous
having many curves and turns.
sonorous
(of a person's voice or other sound) imposingly deep and full.
vanguard
a group of people leading the way in new developments or ideas.
wastrel
a wasteful or good-for-nothing person.
allude
suggest or call attention to indirectly; hint at.
clairvoyant
a person who claims to have a supernatural ability to perceive events in the future or beyond normal sensory contact.
conclusive
serving to prove a case; decisive or convincing.
disreputable
not considered to be respectable in character or appearance.
endemic
native or restricted to a certain country or area.
exemplary
serving as a desirable model; representing the best of its kind.
fathom
understnad after much thought
guile
sly or cunning intelligence.
integrity
the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness.
itinerary
a planned route or journey.
misconstrue
interpret wrongly
obnoxious
extremely unpleasant.
placate
make less angry or hostile
placid
not easily upset or excited.
plagiarism
taking someone else's work or ideas and passing them off as one's own.
potent
having great power, influence, or effect.
pretext
a reason given in justification of a course of action that is not the real reason.
protrude
extend beyond or above a surface.
stark
severe or bare in appearance or outline.
superficial
existing or occurring at or on the surface.
abjure
solemnly renounce
acrid
having an irritatingly strong and unpleasant taste or smell.
august
respected and impressive.
callous
showing or having an insensitive and cruel disregard for others.
clandestine
kept secret or done secretively, especially because illicit.
compunction
a feeling of guilt or moral scruple that follows the doing of something bad.
conflagration
an extensive fire that destroys a great deal of land or property.
elated
make (someone) ecstatically happy.
indelible
(of ink or a pen) making marks that cannot be removed.
indulgent
having or indicating a tendency to be overly generous to or lenient with someone.
inveterate
having a particular habit, activity, or interest that is long-established and unlikely to change.
irrelevant
not connected with or relevant to something.
nocturnal
done, occurring, or active at night.
platitude
a remark or statement, especially one with a moral content, that has been used too often to be interesting or thoughtful.
quell
put an end to (a rebellion or other disorder), typically by the use of force.
quiescent
in a state or period of inactivity or dormancy.
ruminate
think deeply about something.
tacit
understood or implied without being stated.
tangible
perceptible by touch.
trenchant
vigorous or incisive in expression or style.
antipathy
a deep-seated feeling of dislike; aversion.
applicable
relevant or appropriate.
asset
a useful or valuable thing, person, or quality.
beset
trouble or threaten persistently.
compassion
sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others.
decorum
behavior in keeping with good taste and propriety.
duress
threats, violence, constraints, or other action brought to bear on someone to do something against their will or better judgment.
exuberant
filled with or characterized by a lively energy and excitement.
facsimile
an exact copy, especially of written or printed material.
imbibe
drink (alcohol).
implacable
relentless; unstoppable.
infinitesimal
Extremely small
innocuous
not harmful or offensive
militate
a powerful or conclusive factor in preventing
patent

a government authority or license conferring a right or title for a set period, especially the sole right to exclude others from making, using, or selling an invention.

prowless
skill or expertise in a particular activity or field.
sedate
calm, dignified, and unhurried.
stentorian
(of a person's voice) loud and powerful.
stipulate
demand or specify (a requirement), typically as part of a bargain or agreement.
ultimatum
a final demand or statement of terms, the rejection of which will result in retaliation or a breakdown in relations.
alacrity
brisk and cheerful readiness.
alleviate
make (suffering, deficiency, or a problem) less severe.
antithesis
a person or thing that is the direct opposite of someone or something else.
appall
greatly dismay or horrify.
bellicose
demonstrating aggression and willingness to fight.
disparage
regard or represent as being of little worth.
dissonant
lacking harmony.
droll
curious or unusual in a way that provokes dry amusement.
edict
an official order or proclamation issued by a person in authority.
elucidate
make (something) clear; explain.
laud
praise highly, especially in a public context.
loll
sit, lie, or stand in a lazy, relaxed way.
loquacious
tending to talk a great deal; talkative.
magnanimous
very generous or forgiving, especially toward a rival or someone less powerful than oneself.
mandatory
required by law or rules; compulsory.
nondescript
lacking distinctive or interesting features or characteristics.
phlegmatic
having an unemotional and stolidly calm disposition.
rescind
revoke, cancel, or repeal (a law, order, or agreement).
vivacious
attractively lively and animated.
whet
sharpen the blade of (a tool or weapon).
abrasive
capable of polishing or cleaning a hard surface by rubbing or grinding.
acclimate
become accustomed to a new climate or to new conditions.
chagrin
distress or embarrassment at having failed or been humiliated.
complacent
showing smug or uncritical satisfaction with oneself or one's achievements.
concur
be of the same opinion; agree.
defamation
the action of damaging the good reputation of someone; slander or libel.
explicate
analyze and develop (an idea or principle) in detail.
fracas
a noisy disturbance or quarrel.
grotesque
comically or repulsively ugly or distorted.
pandemonium
wild and noisy disorder or confusion; uproar.
raucous
making or constituting a disturbingly harsh and loud noise.
receptive
able or willing to receive something, especially signals or stimuli.
renounce
formally declare one's abandonment of (a claim, right, or possession).
repress
subdue (someone or something) by force.
reticent
not revealing one's thoughts or feelings readily.
savory
an aromatic plant of the mint family, used as a culinary herb.
somnolent
sleepy; drowsy.
vehement
showing strong feeling; forceful, passionate, or intense.
voluble
speaking or spoken incessantly and fluently.
zealous
great energy or enthusiasm in pursuit of a cause or an objective.