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redress

remedy or compensation for a wrongdoing or grievance

repast

a meal

ribald

referring to sexual matters in an amusingly rude or irreverent way

rococo

characterized by an elaborately ornamental late baroque style of decoration

scintilla

a tiny trace or spark of a specified quality or feeling (scintilla of regret)

sobriquet

a person's nickname

supine

failing to act as a result of moral weakness

synoptic

of or forming a general summary or synopsis

toady

act in an obsequious way

turgid

(of language or style) tediously pompous or bombastic

tyro

a beginner or novice

umbrage

offense or annoyance

upbraid

find fault with (someone)

vitiate

destroy or impair the legal validity of

vociferous

(especially of a person or speech) vehement or clamorous

welter

a large number of items in no order

yoke

a wooden cross piece that is fastened over the necks of two animals and attached to the plow or cart they are to pull

profligate

recklessly extravagant or wasteful in the use of resources

scrupulous

diligent, extremely careful

hackneyed

unoriginal and trite

belie

disguise or contradict

pithy

brief, to the point

garrulous

excessively talkative

lionize

treat someone as a celebrity

providential

lucky, occurring at a favorable time

diffidence

lack of confidence

pedant

a person who overemphasizes rules or minor details

inchoate

undeveloped, beginning

dessicate

remove the moisture from something

arcane

secret or only known to a select group

ascetic

austere or self-denying

aver

assert or allege

craven

cowardly to the point of being shameful

disabuse

dispel someone's illusions or false impressions about something

elegy

sad song or poem

equable

even-tempered

estimable

deserving respect, esteem, and admiration

exculpate

to exonerate or vindicate

expatiate

elaborate on something

foment

foster unrest or discontent

gauche

socially inept, inappropriate, or awkward

glib

talking volubly

implacable

unforgiving

ingenuous

naive or innocent

inscrutable

enigmatic, incomprehensible

inveterate

ingrained, habitual

invulnerable

indestructible, impervious to harm

maverick

unorthodox person or rebel

mendacity

dishonesty

mollify

placate

obviate

remove (a need or difficulty)

opprobrium

criticism or condemnation

outstrip

to overtake or outrun

patent

blatant, obvious

phlegmatic

cool and unruffled

pith

the essential substance of something

prescient

knowing things before they happen

probity

integrity and honor

prodigious

enormous, immense, gigantic

salubrious

health-promoting

specious

spurious; appearing true but actually false

stolid

calm and dependable

supplant

to overtake or replace

torpor

tiredness, lethargy

tractable

can be easily influenced or managed

untenable

weak or unsupportable

antipathy

extreme hostility or dislike

acme

the point at which someone or something is best, perfect, or most successful

apocryphal

doubtful authenticity, fictitious

approbation

approval or praise

lucubration

laborious thought, study, work

amble

walk or move at a slow, relaxed pace

canon

a collection or list of sacred books accepted as genuine

dotard

an old person, especially one who has become weak or senile

levy

impose a tax, free, or fine

sanguinary

involving or causing much bloodshed

windfall

a piece of unexpected good fortune

vicissitude

a change of circumstances or fortune

pacific

peaceful in character or intent

propitious

giving or indicating a good chance of success; favorable

inculpate

charge with wrongdoing; accuse

malfeasance

wrongdoing

solecism

grammatical mistake; blunder in speech

abdicate

to give up a position, right, or power

glower

to glare or stare angrily and intensely

expurgate

to censor

fecund

fertile, fruitful, productive

orotund

pompous

sully

to tarnish; taint

missive

a written note or letter

nettle

to irriate

pulchritude

beauty

canard

a lie

neologism

a newly coined word or expression

stentorian

(or a person's voice) loud and powerful

ossify

to become hardened or set in a rigid patterns

seraphic

angelic; sweet

gambol

to dance or skip around playfully

contumacious

rebellious; disobedient to authority

fatuous

stupid; self-satisfied