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Calumny

Making of a false statement meant to injure a person's reputation.

Commensurate

To be in proportion or corresponding in degree or amount.

Mercurial

(of a person) Prone to unexpected and unpredictable changes in mood.

Harangue

A long pompous speech; a tirade.


To deliver a long pompous speech or tirade.

Venerate

To respect deeply.

Ingenuous

To be naive and innocent.

Prevaricate

To speak in an evasive way.

Intimate

To suggest something subtly.

Involved

Complicated and difficult to comprehend.

Auspicious

Favorable, the opposite of sinister.

Galvanize

To excite or inspire (someone) to action.

Equivocal

Confusing or ambiguous.

Veracious

Truthful

Venality

The condition of being susceptible to bribes or corruption.

Prodigal

Rashly or wastefully extravagant.

Aberration

A deviation from what is normal of expected.

Amenable

Easily persuaded.

Innocuous

Harmless; not producing any ill effects.

Profligate

Spending resources recklessly or wastefully.

Parsimonious

Extremely frugal; miserly.

Demur

To object or show reluctance.

Undermine

To weaken.

Impertinent

Being disrespectful; improperly forward or bold.

Acrimony

Bitterness and ill will.

Egregious

Standing out in a negative way; shockingly bad.

Amalgam

A mixture of multiple things.

Gregarious

To be likely to socialize with others.

Parochial

Narrowly restricted in scope or outlook.

Belie

To give a false representation to; to misrepresent.

Qualify

To make less severe, to limit (a statement)

Enervate

To sap energy from

Anomalous

Not normal.

Vindicate

To clear of accusation, blame, suspicion, or doubt with supporting arguments or proof

Restive

Restless

Upbraid

To reproach, to scold.

Artful

Exhibiting artistic skill; clever in a cunning way.

Betray

To reveal or make known something (usually unintentionally)

Wanting

Lacking.

Extant

Still in existence (usually refers to documents)

Maintain

To assert.

Castigate

To reprimand harshly.

Censure

To express strong disapproval.

Ambivalent

Mixed or conflicting emotions about something.

Iconoclast

Somebody who attacks cherished beliefs and institutions.

Frugal

Not spending much money (but spending wisely)