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excoriate

to criticize/disapprove of strongly

exponent

supporter, advocate

expound

to explain or describe in detail

extirpate

to root out, eradicate (literally or figuratively), to destroy wholly

facetious

witty, humorous

febrile

feverish, marked by intense emotion or activity

feckless

ineffective, worthless

fictive

fictional, relating to imaginative creation

filibuster

to use obstructionist tactics (esp prolonged rambling in speech-making) in order to delay something

flippant

marked by disrespectful lightheartedness or casualness

flout

to scorn, to disregard with contempt

fodder

raw material for artistic creation, readily abundant ideas or images; food for horses or cattle

forego

to precede, to go ahead of

forgo

to do without, to abstain from

fortitude

strength of mind that allows one to encounter adversity with courage

frenetic

frantic, frenzied

fulsome

abundant; flattering in an insincere way

furlough

a leave or absence, especially granted to a soldier or a prisoner

galvanize

to shock, to arouse awareness

gamely

spiritedly, bravely

gauche

lacking social refinement, socially awkward, unsophisticated

grandiloquence

pompous talk, fancy but meaningless language

grotto

a small cave

harangue

to give a long speech

hegemony

the domination of one state or group over its allies

geretical

departing from accepted beliefs or standards, oppositional

histrionics

deliberate display of emotion for effect, calculated exaggerated behavior

hubris

excessive pride or self-confidence

husband

to manage economically, to use sparingly

ignoble

having low moral standards, not noble in character; mean

imbibe

to absorb (literally and figuratively), receive into the mind and retain

impassive

absent of any external sign of emotion, expressionless

imperious

commanding, domineering; urgent

importunate

troublesomely urgent; extremely persistent in request or demand

imprecation

a curse

impudent

marked by cocky boldness or disregard for others

impugn

to call into question, to attack verbally

impute

to lay the responsibility or blame for(you ___ on someone), often unjustly

incandescent

shining brightly

incarnadine

red, especially blood red

inchoate

being only partly in existence, imperfectly formed

incipient

beginning to exist or appear; in an initial stage

indomitable

incapable of being conquered

ingratiate

to gain favor with another by deliberate effort (you ____(gain favor) with someone), to seek to please somebody so as to gain an advantage

inquest

an investigation, an inquiry

insensate

lacking sensibility and understanding, foolish

insular

characteristic of an isolated people, having an narrow/provincial viewpoint

inter

to bury

interlocuter

one who takes part in a conversation

internecine

mutually destructive, equally devastating to both sides

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