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aggregate

gather, accumulate



acrimonious

bitterness in words and speech

acclaim

applause

accolade

award, merit

antipathy

aversion, dislike

apocryphal

untrue, made up

apprehension

fear

artifact

object made by human beings, either hand made or mass produced

ascendency

controlling influence, domination

ascetic

practicing self-denial

attribute

ascribe, explain

austere

simple, stern

aversion

firm dislike

avert

prevent, turn away

beguile

mislead

belie

contradict, give a false impression

carping

finding fault

censorious

critical

coalesce

combine, fuse

complacency

self satisfaction, smugness

contend

struggle, compete, assert earnestly

conviction

judgement that someone is guilty of a crime

corroborate

confirm, support

decorum

propriety, ordeliness

degradation

humiliation, debasement

deplore

regret, disaprove of

depose

dethrone

devious

roundabout, erratic

diffidence

shyness

diffuse

wordy, rambling

discerning

mentally quick and observant

discount

disregard, dismiss

discourse

formal discussion, conversation

dismiss

put away from consideration

disinclination

unwillingness

disparage

belittle

distend

expand, swell out

edify

instruct, correct morally

effervescence

inner excitement, exuberance

eloquence

persuasive speech

elucidate

explain, enlighten

elusive

baffling, hard to grasp

esoteric

hard to understand, understood by only a few

evanescent

fleeting, vanished

expedient

suitable, practical, politic

explicit

totally clear, definite

extricate

free

fastidious

difficult to please

feasible

ractical

p

fell

cut, knock down

flagrant

wicked, bad

florid

ruddy, reddish flower

gratuitous

given freely

heresy

opinion that differs from popular belief

hypocritical

pretending to be virtuous, decieving

hypochondriac

worried about health

iconoclastic

attacking cherished ideas

inadvertently

unintentionally

incidental

not essential, minor

inconsequential

insignificant, unimportant

incontrovertiable

unable to be disputed

incorrigible

not correctable

indict

charge

indiscriminate

choosing at random, confused

induce

persuade

inexorable

unyielding, stubborn

insolvent

bankrupt, unable to pay debts

insularity

narrow mindedness


isolation

intrepid

fearless