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abide

put up with something or somebody unpleasant

acclaim

enthusiastic approval

acquiesce

to agree or express agreement

accord

agreement

adroit

skillful (or showing skill) in adapting means to ends

affront

a deliberately offensive act or something producing the effect of an affront

advocate

a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea, push for something

aggregate

gather in a mass, sum, or whole

ambiguous

unclear or doubtful in meaning; having more than one possible interpretation

tranquil

peaceful, calm

trite

commonplace; overused, stale

usurp

seize and take control without authority and possibly with force

veracity

filled with truth and accuracy

vex

be a mystery or bewildering to

vindicate

to avenge, to free from allegation

anachronistic

chronologically misplaced

colloquial

characteristic of informal spoken language or conversation

defer

to put off or delay

destitute

deprived of the necessities of life; lacking in

florid

elaborately or excessively ornamented flowers

impeccable

flawless or faultless

placid

pleasantly calm or tranquil

presage

noun. forsight, forshadows , an omen

quagmire

sticky situation

wanton

hard to control, undisciplined

bombastic

high sounding high flying infalated

clamor

a loud uproar as in a crowd of people

crescendo

to gradually increase in loudness

embellish

to beautify with ornamentation

encumber

to burden or weigh down

immerse

plunge into, place under liquid

incendiary

used to start a fire ( or adapted to) setting

noxious

physically harmful

nurture

to take care of, feed and protect

orthodox

in agreement with established or generally accepted beliefs or ways of doing things

callibrate

to adjust precicly for a particular purpose

candor

an honest and sincere and unreserved expresion

dirge

funeral music

linchpin

n. a central element that holds other parts together

maelstrom

a whirlpool of great size and violence; a situation resembling a whirlpool in violence and destruction

sophomoric

immature and overconfident; conceited

stupefy

to make stupid, groggy or insensible

utilitarian

useful or productive

winsome

charming in a childlike or naive way

zenith

the highest point reached in the heavens by a celestial body

amiable

generally agreeable

ardor

feelings of great warmth and intensity

cognizant

knowedgable through personal experience

confound

to perplex, confuze, amaze

diffident

lacking self-confidence

eschew

to shun, avoid and stay away from deliberately

hedonist

someone motivated by desires for sensual pleasures

integral

essential to completeness

oblique

indirect in departing from the accepted or proper way

pert

flippantly cocky and assured

salve

cream ( lotion ointment)

artifact

a remaining piece from an extinct culture or place

aversion

a strong feeling or dislike

bilk

to defraud, cheat ( usually with $)

chide

to express dissapproval of

confidant

tell your secrets to person ( bff)

debunk

to expose the falseness

defile

to make foul, dirty unclean

frivolous

of little importance

inure

accustumed to hardship, to come into use

portent

sign, omen, forewarning

assail

launch an attack or assault on

atrophy

to waste away

circumscribe

to draw a circle around; to restrict

defamatory

injurious to the reputation

discern

to differentiate between two or more things

discretion

the trait of judging wisely and objectively

equanimity

steadiness of mind under stress

extraneous

not essential

fastidious

giving and careful attention to detail

grandiloquence

lofty, pompous language

inept

generally incompetent and ineffectual

innate

having from birth; occurring naturally rather than being learned

juxtaposition

the act of positioning close together (or side by side)

vivacious

lively, sprightly, full of energy

zealous

intensely devoted; eager; enthusiastic

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