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Apathetic

Indifferent, Unconcerned

Some guys act apathetic around a girl they like in order to seem cool

Quell

To pacify, To suppress

There was nothing Ashley could do to quell the arguing of the two girls who fought over the last brownie at the bake sale

Precocious

Unusually advanced or talented at an early age

Lisa, Shanna's precocious little sister, has developed advanced blackmailing skills, thanks to years of practicing on Shanna

Mitigate

To soften or make milder

Derek mitigated the tension between his hand member by treating them to pizza

Heinous

Shocking, wicked, terrible

Ashley thought Josh's constant teasing of Timmy was completely heinous, yet she did nothing to stop it

Emulate

To copy, imitate

Disparage

To belittle, speak disrespectfully about

Nonchalant

Calm, casual, seemingly unexcited

Serendipity

Habit of making fortunate discoveries by chance

Tenacious

Determined, keeping a firm grip on

Harangue

Pompous speech, tirade

Lummox

Clumsy or stupid oaf

Oblivious

Unaware, inattentive

Regale

Amuse, entertain

Evanescent

Momentary, transient, short-lived

Abridge

To condense, shorten

Acrimony

Bitterness, animosity

Benevolent

Friendly and helpful

Credo

System of principles or beliefs

Disparate

Dissimilar, different in kind

Cantankerous

Disagreeable, quarrelsome

Catalyst

Something causing change without being changed

Emphatic

Forceful and definite

Ostentatious

Showy

Pervasive

Tending to pervade, spreading throughout

Reiterate

To say or do again, repeat

Servile

Overly submissive

Tentative

Not fully worked out, uncertain

Verbose

Wordy

Yen

A strong desire, craving

Abhor

To loathe, detest

Accentuate

To stress or emphasize, intensity

Bane

Cause of harm or ruin, source of annoyance

Benign

Gentle, harmless

Calamity

Disaster, catastrophe

Cajole

Flatter, coax, persuade

Defiantly

Boldly resisting

Encroach

Infringe, intrude upon

Heckler

Someone who tries to embarrass and annoy others

Quandary

Predictament, dilemma

Exacerbate

To aggravate, intensify the bad qualities of

Pragmatic

Practical, moved by facts rather than abstract ideals

Pretentious

Pretending to be important, intelligent, or cultured

Indignant

Angry, incensed, offended

Resilient

Quick to recover, bounce back

Retract

To take back or draw in

Submissive

Tending to meekness, to yield to the will of others

Biased

Prejudiced

Berate

To scold harshly

Clique

Small exclusive group

Camaraderie

Trust, socialbilitt amongst friends

Throng

A large group of people, crowd

Bilk

To defraud, swindle

Belligerent

Hostile, inclined to fight

Carouse

To partake in drunken amusement, drink excessively

Cliché

Overused expression or ideas

Ambivalent

Uncertain, emotionally conflicted

Inept

Clumsy, awkward, foolish, nonsensical

Lenient

Easygoing, permissive

Ornate

Elaborate, excessively detailed

Soluble

Capable of being solved or dissolved

Corrosive

Gradually destructive, steadily harmful

Consummate

Accomplished, complete, perfect

Braggart

Someone who boasts continuously

Astute

Having good judgement

Archaic

Antiquated, from an earlier time, outdated

Meticulous

Extremely careful, fastidous, painstaking

Inundate

To cover with water, to overwhelm as if it were a flood

Profound

Deep, meaningful, far-reaching

Surreptitious

Secret, stealthy

Tutelage

Guardianship, guidance

Ubiquitous

Being everywhere simultaneously, ever-present

Vehemently

Marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions

Preclude

Prevent, exclude

Plagiarize

To pass off another's ideas as one's own

Eclectic

Made up of elements from different sources

Converge

Separate elements joining or coming together

Composed

Serene, calm

Avant-garde

Radically new or original

Augment

To expand, extend

Audacious

Bold, daring, fearless

Orthodox

Adhering to what is customary or traditional

Mundane

Ordinary, commonplace

Proponent

Advocate, defender, supporter

Remiss

Negligent or careless about a job

Obstinate

Stubborn

Miffed

Offended, annoyed

Melee

Tumultous free-for-all

Latent

Present but hidden, potential

Frivolous

Petty, trival, flippant, silly

Prudent

Careful, cautious

Unconscionable

Unsrupulous, shockingly unfair or unjust

Vociferous

Loud, noisy

Refute

To contradict, discredit

Precedent

And earlier example of the similar situation

Obtrusive

Pushy, too conspicuous

Implausible

Improbable, inconceivable

Lurid

Harshly shocking, sensational, glowing

Insidious

Subtly harmful, beguiling, alluring

Gargantuan

Giant, tremendous

Inexorable

Inflexible, unyielding

Jaded

Tired by excess or overuse, slightly cynical

Quip

A clever, witty joke

Negate

Nullify, deny

Onerous

Burdensome

Grandiose

Magnificent and imposing, exaggerate and pretentious

Paradox

Contradiction, incongruity, dilemma, puzzle

Finite

Having bounds, limited

Immutable

Unchangeable, invariable

Flippant

Casualness, inappropriate pertness

Desolate

Deserted, lifeless, barren

Comparable

Similar or equivalent

Narcissism

Excessive love or admiration of oneself

Nullify

To make legally invalid, to counteract the effect of

Pallid

Lacking color or liveliness

Garish

Gaudy, glaring

Veritable

Being without question, often used figuratively

Vindicate

To clear of blame, support a claim

Stagnant

Immobile, stale

Sycophant

Self-serving flatter, yes-man

Insinuate

To suggest, say indirectly, imply

Squelch

To suppress, to put down with force

Perfunctory

Indifferent, done in a routine manner

Reap

To obtain a return, often a harvest

Contrite

Deeply sorrowful and repentant for a wrong

Naïve

Lacking experience and understanding

Empathy

Indentification with the feelings of others

Extentuating

Partially excusing

Sanctimonious

Excessive righteousness

Stoic

Indifferent to or unaffected by emotions

Prolific

Productive, fertile

Erroneously

Mistakenly, inaccurately

Extricate

To free from, disentangle

Formidable

Arousing fear or dress, inspiring see or wonder, difficult to undertake

Inarticulate

Incomprehensible, unable to speak clearly

Insolent

Rude, impertinent, improperly forward or bold

Flabbergasted

Astounded, surprised

Pretense

False appearance or action

Amicable

Friendly, agreeable

Cognizant

Fully informed, conscious

Degradiation

Reduction in worth or dignity

Inevitable

Certain, unvoidable

Reprieve

Postponement of a punishment, relief from danger

Substantiate

To verify, confirm, provide supporting evidence

Procrastinate

To put off doing work

Remnant

Something left over, surviving trace

Subvert

To undermine or corrupt

Taunt

To ridicule, mock, insult

Condolence

Sympathy for a person's misfortune

Disconcert

Ruffle, upset one's self-possession