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Prevaricate (v)
Commonly Seen-3
to lie or deviate from the truth
Chicanery
Dissemble
Equivocate
Proliferate
to increase in number quickly
Propitiate
to concilate/appease
Prudence
wisdom, caution, restraint
Pungent
sharp and irritating to the senses
Quiescent
motionless
Rarefy
to make thinner or sparser
Repudiate
to reject the validity of
Reticent
silent and reserved
Rhetoric
effective writing or speaking
Satiate
to satisfy fully or over indulge
Soporific
causing sleep or lethargy
Specious
deceptively attractive/seemingly plausible but fallacious
Stolid
unemotional/lacking sensitivity
Sublime
lofty or grand
Tacit
done without using words
Taciturn
silent, not talkative
Tirade (n)
long harsh speech or verbal attack
Castigate
Deride
Diatribe
Dirge
Disapraging
Elegy
Lambaste
Torpor
extreme mental and physical slugishness
Venerate (v)
Commonly Seen-3
to respect deeply
Veracity
filled with truth and accuracy
Verbose
wordy
Vex
annoy
Whimsical
acting in fanciful or capricious manner
Capricious-
Healdlong
Abrupt
Imetpuous
Percipitate
Apace
Abet (v)
To support
Slake (v)
To releive
To satisfy
Ancillary (n)
1supporting/supplementary
2subordinate
SUPPORT
Abet
Bolster
Corroborate
Mainstay
Disparaging (adj)
Tending to belittle
Tending to bring reproach
Diatribe
Castigate
Deride
Reproach
Reproach (v)
To blame/discredit/censure
Diatribe
Castigate
Deride
Disparaging
Quixotic (adj)
Impulsive/rashly unpredictable
Impractically and extravagently chivalrous/romantic
ACT QUICKLY
Capricious
Headlong
Abrupt
Impetuous
Precipitate
Apace
Whimsical
recondite
little known

(abstruse, obscure)
detritus
waste or debris
refuge
condition of being safe or sheltered from danger or trouble
refuse
matter thrown away or rejected as worthless
bedlam
scene of uproar and confusion
mellifluous
sweet or musical; pleasant to hear
euphonic
agreeable sound; harmonious combination of words
strident
loud and harsh; grating
extirpate
root out and destroy completely
sardonic
grimly mocking or cynical; sarcastic
fatuous
silly and pointless; foolish
ribald
referring to sexual matters in an amusingly rude or irreverent way

(scurrilous, indecent, coarse)
ignominious
deserving or causing public disgrace or shame
trenchant
vigorous or incisive in expression or style
histrionic
overly theatrical or melodramatic in character or style; exaggerated dramatic behavior designed to attract attention
augmenting
make something greater by adding to it
abstruse
difficult to understand; obscure
scanty
small or insufficient in quality or amount
prosaic
having the style or diction of prose; lacking poetic beauty; unromantic
reticent
not revealing one's thoughts or feelings readily
brusque
abrupt or offhand in speech or manner
gregarious
fond of company; sociable; companionable
scurrilous
making or spreading scandalous claims about someone with the intention of damaging their reputation; humorously insulting
ecclectic
deriving ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources
punctilious
showing great attention to detail or correct behavior
mien
a person's look or manner, indicating their character or mood
salubrious
health-giving; healthy

(of a place) not run down, pleasant
odorous
having or giving off a smell
truculent
eager or quick to argue or fight; aggressively defiant
panegyrical
formally expressing praise, public compliment
phlegmatic
having an emotional and stolidly calm disposition
timorous
showing or suffering from nervousness, fear, or lack of confidence
catholic
including a wide variety of things; all-embracing

-universal, general
arcane
understood by few; mysterious or secret
acclamation
loud and enthusiastic approval, typically to welcome or honor someone
shrewdness
intelligence manifested by being astute
abjure
solemnly renounce a belief, cause or claim

-renounce, abnegate, repudiate, recant
chagrin
distress or embarrassment at having failed or been humiliated
altruism
the belief in or practice of disinterested and selfless concern for the well being of others; behavior that benefits another at one's own expense
malfeasance
wrongdoing especially by a public official
nepotism
the practice among those with power or influence of favoring relatives or friends especially by giving them jobs
supercilious
behaving or looking as though one thinks one is superior to others; arrogant
ambrosial
extremely pleasing to the taste; sweet and fragrant