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abate

to lessen

affable

approachable

altercation

angry verbal dispute

animosity

hatred

avaricious

greedy

antecedent

preceding in time or order

aversion

feeling of intense dislike

capitulate

to surrender

circuitous

to go in a roundabout or indirect manner

commiserate

to sympathize with

consign

to entrust

corroborate

support with evidence

cynical

negative

diffidence

timid, lack of self confidence

efficacy

effectiveness

evanescence

lasting only a short time

exhort

to advise

expeditious

quick

expunge

to erase

fidelity

faithfulness to ones duties

gregarious

sociable

impeccable

flawless

incumbent

imposed as a duty

infallible

incapable of failing

insolent

boldly rude

inundate

to overwhelm

juncture

the act of joining

lethargy

sluggish

lucrative

profitable

luddite

someone who isn't technologically savvy

malign

to speak harmful truths about

malinger

to fake an illness in order to skip work

modicum

a small amount

ominous

menacing or threatening

penchant

strong liking for something

pernicious

causing harm, hurtful

perpetuate

to cause

pilfer

to steal a small item

render

to cause or become

ruminate

to reflect on something over and over

sagacity

wisdom

servile

a servant who is excessively submissive

stint

to restrict in amount or number

stolid

impassive, little emotion

trenchant

hard-hitting

ubiquitous

everywhere

vindictive

inclined to take revenge

vindicate

to clear from accusation

incorrigible

incapable of being corrected

inscrutable

no easily understood, mysterious

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