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perennial

lasting indefinitly

permeate

to spread throughout

persevere

to stick to a purpose despite obstacles

defer

to postpone

dilatory

tending to delay

infer

to form a conclusion

subvert

to upset; to ruin

contort

to twist out of shape

distort

to change to make something false

adversity

hardship

perverse

stupidly stubborn

excerpt

a selected passage from a work of art

exonerate

to free from blame

exorbitant

excessive

expound

to explain at length

imposter

one who uses a false identity

proponent

one who argues in support

extraneous

coming from the outside

extraterrestrial

originating outside earth's limits

extravert

outgoing, social person

mediocrity

a very ordinary person, place, or thing

non sequitur

an illogical statement

sequester

to go into hiding

coherent

showing an ordrely relation of parts

colloquial

casual, informal speech

commiserate

to feel or express sorrow with

condone

to forgive

abstain

to refrain from something by one's own choice

contrite

sorrow about one's sins

impertinent

rude, sassy

aptitude

quickness in learning

astringent

harsh, severe

stringent

tight, constricted

conjugate

to join a verb with a noun

abhor

to hate

abound

to exist in great quantities

abrasive

harsh, rough

abscond

to hide out secretly

abstemious

sparing or modeerate, especially in eating or drinking

discern

to detect differences

discreet

showing respect in speech or behavior

analyze

to study something carefully by looking at its parts

catalyst

a force or person causing an action

concise

saying or writing much in few words

herbicide

weed killer

precise

exact or accurate in every detail

improvise

to make up something without preparation

reticent

of a silent nature

visionary

characterized by forethought

auspicious

showing signs promising success

introspection

state of looking inside oneself

retrospect

survey of past time

specimen

single sample representative of a whole

specter

ghost

surveillance

close observation

vigil

period of staying awake to keep watch or prey

vigilant

on the lookout for danger

ad hoc

for a specific purpose

admonish

to warn or scold

olfactory

pertaining to the sense of smell

redolent

smelling full of memories

assent

to agree

dissent

to disagree

presentiment

a sense of something about to happen

tactile

pertaining to a sense of touch

procrastinate

to delay needlessly

assuage

to make less severe; to satisfy

fete

large, outdoor party

jeopardy

danger; peril

jocular

joking; avoiding seriousness

condole

to express symapthy with

doleful

mournful; sad

malevolent

wishing harm to others

volition

one's own will to make decisions

zeal

passionate devotion to a cause

circumference

perimeter of a circle

circumspect

cautious; watchful

cyclic

moving in cycles

orbit

path of one body as it revolves around another

orb

sphere; globe

cavernous

large like a cave

excavate

to dig out

feign

to pretend

rotund

plump

rotunda

circular domed building

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