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crony

n. a long-time friend or close companion

morbid

adj. gruesome; awful

chronology

n. arrangement of events in time

bristle

v. to react in an angry or offended manner

gallant

adj. brave and noble

stanch

v. to stop the flow of something

forfeit

v. to surrender or be forced to surrender

circumscribe

v. to define the limits of

inhibit

v. to hold back

impalpable

adj. that which cannot be felt by touching; not easily understood

foliage

n. leaves

contemporary

adj. of the same time or period

cordial

adj. warm and friendly; hearty

figurehead

n. a person with apparent but no real authority

scribe

n. a professional copyist of manuscripts and documents, esp. in ancient times

ad infinitum

adv. lasting forever; continuously

exasperate

v. to make very impatient; to annoy greatly

genocide

n. killing of a whole national or ethnic group

paraphrase

v. to restate in different words; to summarize

conjecture

n. an inference or conclusion based on incomplete evidence

giddy

adj. dizzy; lightheaded

interloper

n. one who interferes with the affairs of others; a meddler

elicit

v. to draw out; to invoke

stoic

adj. apparently indifferent to joy, grief, pleasure, or pain

ascribe

v. to attribute to a specific source

juxtapose

v. to put side by side, esp. for comparison or contrast

encomium

n. high praise

vivacious

adj. full of animation

trove

n. a collection of valuable items

abase

v. to lower in rank or prestige

aspersion

n. a remark that attacks one's reputation

garner

v. to get or earn; collect or gather

defunct

adj. having ceased to exist or live

emissary

n. a person sent on a mission to represent another

ostensible

adj. outwardly appearing as such

unwieldy

adj. hard to handle or manage, esp. because of size or weight

bifurcate

v. to divide into two parts

exculpate

v. to clear from blame or guilt

cultivate

v. to promote growth, to nurture

waver

v. to be uncertain of something; to sway

avarice

n. excessive desire for wealth

realm

n. a region; a kingdom

adamant

adj. stubbornly unyielding; impervious to pleas, appeals, or reason

feud

n. a bitter, prolonged quarrel

perennial

adj. lasting through the years

upshot

n. the decisive or final result

undermine

v. to weaken

allure

n. the power to attract with something desirable

levitate

v. to rise or cause to rise and float in the air

ameliorate

v. to improve; to become better

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