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cajole

to persuade by using flattery

exhort

to urge strongly

coerce

to persuade through the use of force

induce

to cause

coax

to persuade by using flattery

provoke

to stir up; to excite

obligatory

required

wheedle

to influence by flattery

goad

to urge into action

begrudge

to give in to something relunctly

spur

to goad into action

prerequisite

a requirement (not PERquisite: a perk)

resigned

accepting of one's fate

tactile

able to be sensed by touch

olfactory

relating to the sense of smell

gustatory

relating to the sense of taste

auditory

relating to the sense of hearing

discern

to perceive as separate; to sense keenly

pungent

having a sharp or irritating odor

palpable

detectable by touch

ascertain

to learn for certain

savory

pleasant tasting; appetizing

putrid

rotten; having a foul odor

myopic

short-sightedness

percieve

to become aware

aural

relating to the sense of hearing

tangible

detectable by touch; substanial

thwart

to stop something before it is able to succeed

abstain

to refrain fromaction

deterrent

something that acts to discourage

impede

to slow the progress of, to block

hinder

to slow the progress of

curtail

to make less

impediment

something that works to impede progress; a hindurance

stymie

to present an obstacle to

dissuade

to persuade not to do something

refrain

to hold back from doing

abstinence

the voluntary avoidance of something

tentative

uncertain

hamper

to restrict the progress of

abstemious

sparing or moderate in consumption

destitude

completely penniless

frugal

economical; good with money

remuneration

payment for service

impecunious

without money

improvident

failing to provide for the future

parsimony

excessive thriftness

venal

able to be bribed

thrifty

economical; good with money

pauper

an extremely poor individual

mercenary

one who gives service to the highest bidder

perquisite

payment or privilege received in addition to wages

insolvent

bankrupt

indigent

improvished

pecuniary

pertaining to money

prophecy

a prediction of the future

harbinger

a precursor

augur

premonition

portend

to give advance warning

prescient

having knowledge of future events

omen

a sign of something coming

foresight

the ability to see things coming

clairvoyant

one with great foresight

portent

an omen of a future event

preempt

to block by acting first

premeditate

to plan ahead of time

prophetic

able to tell the future

bode

to be an omen for something

archaic

ancient

relic

an object from an ancient time

decrepit

worn out from old age or use

antiquated

obsolete; outdated

antediluvian

very old

defunct

no longer in existence

perpetuate

to keep from dying out

outmoded

out of fashion; obsolete

artifact

an object of historical interest

obsolete

outmoded

dilapidated

worn out

threadbare

shabby; worn down such that the threads show

archive

a collection of historically interesting material

apathy

lack of feeling; lack of interest

apprehensive

anxious about what is to come

contrite

repentant

lament

to mourn, to show sarrow

console

to comfort

impassive

lacking emotion

pathos

pity; feeling of sarrow

empathy

the ability to identify with another's feelings

penitent

feeling remorse for one's action

ambivalent

having mixed feelings towards something

poignant

causing a sharp emotional response

remorse

regret for the past deeds

antipathy

strong feelings against something

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