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anticipate

to expect, to foresee

apprehensive

nervous or scared about something in the future

authentic

real, genuine

bias

prejudice, opinion that prevents someone from being impartial

capricious

unpredictable, changing without reason

comical

funny, amusing

condemn

to criticize, to sentence

elucidate

to make clear, to explain

fiasco

utter failure

gala

a festive occasion or celebration

infraction

violation, breaking of a law or rule

inhabit

to love or dwell, to occupy, to reside

peer

to look intently or with difficulty

placate

to soothe, to satisfy, to appease

reliable

trustworthy, dependable

resemble

to look like or be similar to

revere

to honor, to worship

static

unchanging, not moving

tact

the ability to say the right thing at the right time

valiant

courageous, brave

apathetic

not caring, bored

arrogant

overly proud, boastful

benevolent

kind, charitable

candid

honest, out in the open

coherent

clear, understandable

consecutive

organized, in a row

distort

to twist, to deform

divert

to amuse, to distract

divulge

to reveal, to disclose

eerie

scary, creepy, mysterious

estimate

to make an educated guess or rough guess

excise

to cut out, to remove

heterogeneous

to be different, mixed

impatient

not wanting to wait, eager, ready to go

omit

to leave out , to overlook, to neglect

ponder

to think about

pretentions

being a show off, arrogant

scruples

values, morals

stealthy

secret, sneaky, furtive

trivial

ordinary, unimportant

bore

to tire with repetition, to make a hole by drilling

climax

a high point or an ending of a series of events

courteous

polite, well mannered

culpable

responsible for a wrong or error, blameworthy

degenerate

to deteriorate

endeavor

to attempt

exotic

interesting as a result of being foreign

fathom

to measure the depth of water, to comprehend

frivolous

silly, not serious

infer

to deduce, to conclude

incessant

not ceasing, endless

lethargic

feeling lazy due to sleepiness

naive

childlike, unexperienced, innocent

privilege

a benefit or favor given only to some people

proximity

nearness, closeness

spontaneous

automatic, without thinking

surge

to rise suddenly

trek

a long, difficulty journey, often involving hiking

vacillate

to be undecided, to go back and fourth

vivacious

lively, animated

adverse

unfavorable, hostile

competent

being able, qualified

concede

to grant or give in, to accept as true

congenial

pleasant, sociable

cringe

to shrink back to cower

disdain

to consider unworthy of consideration

emit

to give off, to send

encounter

a meeting, confrontation

inanimate

appearing dead of lifeless

incentive

motive, stimulus

malevolent

wicked, hateful

meager

spare, skimpy, not enough

nomad

a person who constantly travels, never settling

perimeter

the boundary of a closed figure

retort

a quick response that is often clever

rustic

relating to life in the country, simple

somber

gloomy, depressing, melancholy

strenuous

requiring a lit of effort, difficult and exhasting

summon

to call forth, evoke

unequivocal

clear, leaving no doubt

abyss

a deep gulf or pit

acclaim

praise or approval

arduous

difficult, demanding, grueling

atone

to make amends, to reconcile

chaperone

one who supervises over young, unmarried people

delude

to deceive, to mislead

erode

to wear away, to cause to deteriorate

expedient

quick, practical

homogeneous

to be the same or similar, uniform

innocuous

harmless

irrelevant

unrelated, inappropriate

mortify

to shame, to humiliate

oration

a formal address or speech

pliable

flexible

preposterous

outrageous, absurd, unbelievable

pristine

pure, untouched

sever

to separate, to divide

sentiment

feeling or emotion

stupefy

to stun, to make stupid or groggy

tedious

tiresome, boring, mind numbing

abolish

to do away with, to destroy completely

bleak

dreamy, miserable, without much hope

commence

to start, to begin

conspicuous

obvious

disingenuous

insincere, false, phony

enlighten

to inform or make clear

illuminate

to make clear, to give light to

medley

an assortment of items, or one song composed of

outlandish

bizzarre

personable

pleasant in appearance pr personality

potential

possible

prod

to jab or poke, to rouse to action

robust

strong and healthy

rudimentary

crude, basic, fundamental

sift

to put through a sieve

venture

to risk, to gamble

vigilant

alert, watchful

vulnerable

open to attack or damage

wrath

anger, age or fury

zest

passion or enthusiasm

aghast

terrified, shocked

aloof

distant, detached, withdrawn

alter

to make different, change

avert

to turn away, to sidetrack

barren

non-producing, infertile

compatible

capable of existing together in harmony

compel

to urge, to obtain be force

constrict

to squeeze, to obstruct

cryptic

secret, mysterious

dismal

gloomy, dreadful

dormant

inactive, a state of resembling sleep

evade

to avoid, to dodge

expedite

to speed up, to execute efficiently

illusion

a misleading image, an hallucination

interrogate

to examine, to question

lenient

tolerant, not strict, indulgent

proficient

skilled, expert, adept

sloth

laziness

submit

to yield to the will of another, to offer to the

transcend

to beyond the limits, to overcome

antithesis

the direct opposite

compulsory

required, enforced

contemplate

to consider, to ponder, to meditate

despair

to lose hope or confidence

heed

to pay attention to, to mind

immaculate

pure, very clean

jeer

to speak derisively or insultingly

imply

suggest, to hint

lucid

clear, unclouded, unambiguous

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