Return of the Native

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abate

to reduce in intensity or amount

abstracted

removed in thought from the immediate situation, lost in one's own mind

abyss

bottomless hole, a vast expanse or depth

accord

agreement, state of harmony

acquiesce

to give in, to comply

adherent

a follower of something such as a leader, party, philosophy, or profession

advent

a coming or arrival

advocacy

support of an idea or cause

affinity

a natural attraction or feeling of kinship

alacrity

prompt and cheerful response

aloof

apart, indifferent

ambiguous

having more than one possible meaning

anachronism

error in chronology or time order, unclear,uncertain

anchor

secure or fasten firmly; be fixed in place; N. anchorage

antecedent

a preceding occurrence or cause or event

antediluvian

a very old (or old fashioned) person

antiquity

quality of being very old; ancient times;

apathy

lack of emotion or interest

append

To add in a supplementary manner

arable

fit for plowing, tillable

articulate

express or state clearly

ascend

to move upward, to rise from a lower station

ascetic

One who leads a life of self-denial and contemplation; absent of luxury

astute

shrewd; clever

atrophy

to waste away, to wither

audacity

excessive boldness, rashness, daring

barbarism

the incorrect usage of words or forms of language

bestow

to grant or to give

betoken

to give a sign of

bland

mild, affable, insipid

blasphemous

irreverent, profane

boisterous

rowdy,rough, and stormy

buoyant

capable of floating; cheerful

burnish

make shiny by rubbing; polish

cataclysm

an event or situation that causes a momentous change or upheaval

celestial

pertaining to the sky or heavens

certitudes

Things that are inevitable or certain, certainties

chronic

being long-lasting and recurrent or characterized by long suffering

circumvent

to get around, outwit; defeat by behaving more cleverly; outsmart; baffle; avoid; get around

clandestine

secret

gratis

free of charge

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