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abate

grow weaker; lessen; die down

aberration

give; agree to request or demand of others

accolade

praise; approval; salutation

acquiesce

give in; agree to request or demand of otehrs

acrimonious

means to do evil or harm; bitter in language or tone of voice

alarcrity

speed; eagerness; willingness

altercation

loud argument; fight

antipathy

strong feelings against; hatred; strong dislike

aphorism

short statement of truth or principle that people live by

apocryphal

of unknown origin; something that happens out of nowhere

assuage

make less painful; soothe

asthete

one who loves beauty

atheist

one who does not believe in god or a higher authority

attenuate

to weaken; make thinner; reduce; make smaller

auspicious

favorable; good circumstances

austerity

harshly plain; harsh economy(little money); no comfort; strictness

avarice

greed; seeks more money, more possessions

avow

to state as the truth; profess; to swear to

bellicose

warlike; pugnacious; fighting

capacious

big space with high ceiling; capable of holding a large amount

capricious

fanciful; empty-headed; fickle; whimsical

contempt

hatred; scorn; antipathy(basically hatred)

contentious

wanting or liking to fight; liking to quarrel or argue

corroborate

support, confirm or prove the truth, usually with new information

disparage

belittle; criticize; "put down"; degrade

dubious

doubtful

effulgence

shining; brilliance; radiance such as the night sky, effulgent with stars

elucidate

make clear; shed light on for better understanding; explain

elude

escape from

emulate

imitate; try to equal someone else by imitating his or her actions

encroach

invade; intrude; push in where not wanted; go beyond reasonable

engender

to bring into being; to plant an idea and cause it to grow

epicurean

having good taste in fine foods and fine wines

exacerbate

to make worse

fathom

to measure; to understand

fatuous

empty of meaning; insane; senseless

fervent

passionate; expressing deep feeling about something

fractious

breaking rules; making trouble; generally unruly

imperious

arrogant; domineering; overbearing; demanding

incarnate

in the flesh; in human form (carn=meat; flesh)

incongruous

not fitting together; illogical; senseless

incorrigible

unable to be corrected; reprehensible; obnoxious

indigenous

native to an area; born there or discovered there, as a plant might be

inebriation

drunk from alcohol; intoxicated (drunk) by the smell of flowers

inexorable

cannot be talked out of something; implacable; stubborn; unyielding

infallible

cannot fail; incapable of error or mistakes

ingenuous

honest; straightforward; unsophisticated

innate

born; inherited or possessed at birth; genetic

inordinate

not ordinary; unreasonable; going beyond the limit

insidious

sneaking to do harm or evil; underhanded

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