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Transitory

(adj) - tending to pass away; not persistent

Tarry

(v) - to remain at a place

Exhort

(v) - to urge, advise caution, earnestly

Fortuitous

(adj) - happening or produced by chance; accidental; lucky

Meretricious

(adj) - alluring by a show of flashy or vulgar attractions

Corrugate

(v) - to draw or bend into folds or alternate furrows and ridges

Senile

(adj) - of or belonging to old age or aged person

Vicarious

(adj) - taking the place of another person or thing; acting or serving as a substitute

Garrulous

(adj) - excessively talkative in a rambling, roundabout manner, especially about trivial matters

Trite

(adj) - lacking in freshness or attraction

Beleaguer

(v) - to surround with military forces

Euphemism

(n) - substitution of a vague expression for one thought to be offensive

Awry

(adv/adj) - away from the appropriate, planned, or expected course

Tantamount

(adj) - equivalent in seriousness to; virtually the same as

Illicit

(adj) - forbidden by law, rules, or custom

fickle

(adj)- unpredictably changeable

mendaciously

(adv)- in a lying or deceitful manner; in an untruthful manner

inebriated

(adj)- drunken

interloper

(n)- a person who is involved with a place or situation where they aren't wanted

elegiac

(adj)- expressing sorrow

ostentatious

(adj) intended to attract notice and impress others

avarice

(n)- extreme greed for wealth or material gain

succor

(n)- assistance in time of difficulty

insipid

(adj)- without distinctive, interesting, or stimulating qualities

hyperbolical

(adj)- exaggerated

execrable

(adj)- very bad; detestable

supercilious

(adj)-behaving/looking as or though one thinks they're better than others

fractious

(adj)- easily irritated; bad tempered

abortive

(adj)-failing to produce an intended result

levity

(n)- a state of being light; laughter; lightness

proprietary

(adj)- pertaining to property or ownership

sumptuous

(adj)- splendid and expensive looking

veracity

(n)- truthfulness

antipathy

(n)- a deep seated feeling of dislike

fop

(n)- a man who is excessively vain and concerned about appearance

edify

(v)- to instruct

Affinity

(n)- a natural likeing for a person thing idea etc

sorid

(adj)- involving ignoble actions and motives

overt

(adj)- open to view/knowlege not concealed or secret

rail

(v) to protest

hedonism

(n ) persuit of pleasure

epicurean

(n ) a person who is devoted to sensual enjoyment

incandescent

adj- emitting light as a result of being heated

palatable

adj- (of food or drink) pleasant to taste

slovenly

adj- messy/dirty

marauder

n- person who roams in search of things to steal

poignant

adj- affecting or moving the emotions

colloquial

adj- appropriate to ordinary or familiar conversation rather than formal speech

effusive

adj- expressing feelings of gratitude, pleasure, or approval in an unrestrained or heartfelt manner

tenement

n- a run down and often overcrowded apartment house, especially in a poor section of a large city

histrionic

adj- overly theatrical or melodramatic in character or style

ambiguity

n- uncertainty or inexactness of meaning/language

tactile

adj- of or connected with the sense of touch

hoary

adj- gray/white with age; ancient; tedious from familiarity

corroborate

v-to make certain; confirm

provincial

adj- unsophisticated or narrow minded (because of where you grew up or your experiences)

contingency

n- dependence on chance, of something not expected to happen

dilatory

adj- slow to act

nebulous

adj- hazy, vague, indistinct, or confused

prodigality

n- wasteful expenditure of one's material resources especially money

libertine

n- one who acts without moral restraint

menagerie

n- a collection of wild or unusual animals

convivial

adj- friendly, lively

disconcerting

adj- causing one to feel unsettled

innuendo

n- an indirect intimation about a person/thing

indignant

adj- feeling/showing anger/annoyance at what is perceived as unfair treatment

complacent

adj- please, esp with oneself or one's merits, advantages, situation etc often without awareness of some danger; self satisfied

subterfuge

n- an artifice/expedient used to evade a rule, escape a consequence hide something etc

commensurate

agj- corresponding in size or degree, in proportion

temporal

adj- relating to worldly affairs

inane

adj lacking sense, significance, or ideas; silly

bard

n- a person who composed or recited epic poems while playing the harp

contrite

adj- feeling/expressing remorse or penitence; affected by guilt

conciliate

v- to overide the distrust or hostility ofl to win over

coherent

adj- logical and understandable

brazen

adj- bold and without shame

impertinent

adj- not showing proper respect; rude

querulous

adj- complaining in a petulant or whining manner

belligerent

adj- war like

effete

adj- (of a person) exhausted, weak of energy

listlessly

adj- having/ showing little interest in anything; languid

notoriety

n- the state of being famous for bad reasons

reproach

v- to find fault with; blame; upbraid

Incoherent

(adj) - (of spoken or written language) expressed in an incomprehensible or confusing way; unclear

Construe

(v) - to interpret (a word or action) in a particular way

Aesthetic

(adj) - characterized by an appreciation of beauty or good taste

Corpulent

(adj) - large or bulky

Unfathomable

(adj) - incomprehensible

Obliquely

(adv) - going neither parallel nor at a right angle to a specific line, indirectly

stark

providing no shelter or sustenance

alarmist

one who worries needlessly, constantly

Chronic

being long-lasting and recurrent or characterized by long suffering

traipse

v.; To walk or stroll affectedly, to sashay nemesis n. Rival, enemy, opponent

roguish

lacking principles or scruples

Indolent

(adj) - wanting to avoid activity or exertion; lazy

Conglomerate

(n) - a number of different things or parts that are put together to form a whole but remain distinct identities

Emulate

(v) - match of surpass (a person or achievement) typically by intention

Demure

(adj) - (of a woman or her behavior) reserved, modest, and shy

Tribulation

(n) - a cause of great trouble or suffering

Motley

(adj) - diverse, being of different colors combined

Rhapsodic

(adj) - extravagantly enthusiastic; ecstatic

Rapt

(adj) - deeply engrossed/absorbed with emotion

Spinster

(n) - a woman still unmarried beyond the usual age of marrying

Importunate

(adj) - urgent/persistent in solicitation; annoying

Masticate

(v) - to chew (food)

Ineluctable

(adj) - incapable of being evaded; inescapable

Matriculate

(v) - to enroll in school

Imminent

(adj) - likely to occur at any moment; impending

Archetype

(n) - a typical example of a certain person/thing

Paragon

(n) - model of excellence or perfection of a kind; an ideal instance

implacable

(adj) - unable to be appeased or pacified

Vestige

(n) - a trace or evidence of something that once existed

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