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Acerbic

sour or astringent in taste

Exacerbate

to increase the severity, bitterness, or violence of (disease, ill feeling, etc.); aggravate

Acrimony

sharpness, harshness, or bitterness of nature, speech, disposition

Altruism

the principle or practice of unselfish concern for or devotion to the welfare of others

Alienate

to make indifferent or hostile

Alias

N: a false name used to conceal one's identity; an assumed name ADV: at another time; in another place; in other circumstances; otherwise

Antecedent

ADJ: preceding; prior NOUN: a preceding circumstance, event, object, style, phenomenon, etc.

Antediluvian

ADJ: very old, old-fashioned, or out of date; antiquated NOUN: a very old or old-fashioned person or thing

Antiquated

continued from, resembling, or adhering to the past; old-fashioned

Misanthrope

a hater of humankind

Philanthropy

altruistic concern for human welfare and advancement, usually manifested by donations of money, property, or work to needy persons, by endowment of institutions of learning and hospitals, and by generosity to other socially useful purposes

Anthropomorphic

ascribing human form or attributes to a being or thing not human

Belligerent

ADJ: warlike; given to waging war NOUN: a state or nation at war

Bellicose

inclined or eager to fight; aggressively hostile

Decapitate

to cut off the head of; behead

Capitulate

to surrender unconditionally or on stipulated terms.

Precipitous

of the nature of or characterized by precipices

Cede

to yield or formally surrender to another

Incessant

continuing without interruption

Intercede

to act or interpose in behalf of someone in difficulty or trouble, as by pleading or petition

Cognizance

awareness, realization, or knowledge; notice; perception

Agnostic

NOUN: a person who holds that the existence of the ultimate cause, as God, and the essential nature of things are unknown and unknowable, or that human knowledge is limited to experience ADJ: of or pertaining to agnostics or agnosticism

Prognosticate

to forecast or predict (something future) from present indications or signs; prophesy

Credulous

willing to believe or trust too readily, esp. without proper or adequate evidence; gullible

Credence

belief as to the truth of something

Credential

NOUN: vidence of authority, status, rights, entitlement to privileges, or the like, usually in written form VERB: to grant credentials to, esp. educational and professional ones ADJ: providing the basis for confidence, belief, credit

Culpable

eserving blame or censure; blameworthy

Exculpate

to clear from a charge of guilt or fault; free from blame; vindicate

Culprit

a person or other agent guilty of or responsible for an offense or fault

Demographics

the statistical data of a population, esp. those showing average age, income, education

Demagogue

NOUN: a person, esp. an orator or political leader, who gains power and popularity by arousing the emotions, passions, and prejudices of the people. VERB: to treat or manipulate (a political issue) in the manner of a demagogue; obscure or distort with emotionalism, prejudice ADJ: to speak or act like a demagogue

Pandemic

ADJ: (of a disease) prevalent throughout an entire country, continent, or the whole world; epidemic over a large area NOUN: a pandemic disease

Doleful

sorrowful; mournful; melancholy

Indolent

having or showing a disposition to avoid exertion; slothful

Condolence

expression of sympathy with a person who is suffering sorrow, misfortune, or grief

Euphoria

a feeling of happiness, confidence, or well-being sometimes exaggerated in pathological states as mania

Euthanasia

the act of putting to death painlessly or allowing to die, as by withholding extreme medical measures, a person or animal suffering from an incurable, esp. a painful, disease or condition

Euphemism

the substitution of a mild, indirect, or vague expression for one thought to be offensive, harsh, or blunt

Infallible

ADJ: absolutely trustworthy or sure NOUN: an infallible person or thing

Fallacious

containing a fallacy; logically unsound

Falsify

to make false or incorrect, esp. so as to deceive

FID

trust, faith

Diffidence

n- the quality or state of lacking confidence

Fidelity

n- strict observance of promises

Fidelity

n- loyalty

Fidelity

n- adherence to fact/detail, accuracy

Perfidious

adj- deliberately faithless, deceitful

GEN

birth, class, kin

Congenital

adj- of or pertaining to a condition from birth, inherited

Congenital

adj- having by nature a specified character

Engender

v- to produce, cause, give rise to

Engender

v- to beget, procreate

Progeny

n- a descendant or offspring

Progeny

n- descendents or offspring collectively

Progeny

n- something that originates or results from something else, outcome

GRAD, GRESS

step

Retrograde

adj- moving backward, retreating

Retrograde

adj- inverse/ reversed order

Retrograde

adj- contrary, opposed

Retrograde

v- to move or go backward

Retrograde

v- to decline to a worse condition

Retrograde

v- to turn back

Digress

v- to wander away from the main topic/ line of argument

Digress

v- to turn aside

Transgress

v- to violate a law, offend, sin

Transgress

v- to pass over or go beyond a limit, boundary, law, command

Transgress

v- violate, infringe

GRAT

Pleasing

Gratuitous

adj- given, done, bestowed, obtained without charge or payment

Gratuitous

adj- free, voluntary

Gratuitous

adj- without reason, cause, justification

Gratuitous

adj- given without receiving any return value

Gratitude

n- quality/ feeling of being thankful and grateful

Ingratiate

v- to establish oneself in favor of others through effort

GREG

crowd, flock

Gregarious

adj- sociable, fond of the company of others

Gregarious

adj- living in flocks or heards

Gregarious

adj- growing in open clusters or colonies, not matted together

Gregarious

adj- pertaining to a flock or crowd

Egregious

adj- extrodinary in a bad way

Egregious

adj- glaring, flagerant

Egregious

adj- distinguished or eminent

Congregate

v- to assemble

Congregate

v- to bring together in a crowd, collect

Congregate

adj- assembled

Congregate

adj- formed by collecting, collective

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