|wither||v: to deteriorate, to shrivel|
|tensile||adj: undergoing or exerting tension|
|indelible||adj: cannot be blotted out or erased|
|debilitate||v: to take away the ability, to wear out|
|perceptive||adj: amazing intuition, aware|
|tyranny||n: absolute power|
|laconic|| adj: sparing of words, terse pithy|
"the pep talk before the game was laconic, but powerful."
|pejorative|| adj: making things worse.|
"Her pejorative comments made her feel more and more insecure."
|diverge||v: to separate or to split|
|parsimony|| n: a tendency to be overly careful in spending, thrifty-ish|
"his parsimony saved him a lot of money but he didn't have a lot of friends."
|parsimonious||adj: very frugal|
|invoke|| v: to ask for, to call upon|
"In order to pass this test I'll need to invoke the divine."
|august|| adj: to be imposing or magnificent|
"Her fingers were august with too many diamond rings."
|lunge||v: to move suddenly|
|inchoate|| adj: not yet fully formed|
"my paper is still in its inchoate form."
|bungler|| n: a clumsy person|
"his long arms and legs made him a true bungler."
|torpid|| adj: lethargic|
"My torpid old dog doesn't even get up when I come home anymore."
|putrefy|| v: to decompose; to rot|
"my putrefying banana attracted the fruit flies."
|sagacious|| n: wise|
"the sage gave sagacious advice."
|halcyon|| adj: tranquil or happy|
"I remember the halcyon days of my childhood when I didn't have a care in the world."
|flaccid||adj: weak, limp|
|innuendo||n: a hidden meaning|
|repudiate|| v: to reject, to cancel|
"I repudiated the managers offer because I needed more money."
|obdurate|| adj: stubborn|
"The obdurate youth wouldn't listen to the risks of his health condition."
|noxious|| adj: harmful to one's health|
|nostrum|| n: a questionable remedy|
"A nostrum I do not necessarily trust is whiskey for a sore throat."
|refurbish||v: to re-do or clean to optimal condition, to make new|
|satire||n: sarcastic humor, irony|
|mandate||n: order or charge|
|determinate||adj: distinct limits|
|imbue|| v: to dye or to permeate|
"the new day imbued whim with a sense or optimism."
|apprehensive||adj: timid, fearful|
|nefarious||adj: villainous or wicked|
|tacit||adj: not voiced or expressed|
|malediction||n: curse or evil spell|
|narcissistic||n: self loving|