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acquiesce

Accept something reluctantly but without protest

Admonish

to caution, advise, or counsel against something

adulation

excessive praise or admiration

affront

to insult especially to the face by behavior or language.

Akimbo

with hands on hips and elbows extending outward

Akin

related to or alike

allay

Diminish or put at rest

Allocation

to apportion for a specific purpose or to particular persons or things

ambulatory

Relating to or adapted for walking.

amity

friendship; peaceful harmony.

aplomb

imperturbable self-possession, poise, or assurance.

arduous

requiring great exertion; laborious; difficult

Ascetic

practicing strict self-denial as a measure of personal and especially spiritual discipline

Avocation

secondary or minor occupation

barrage

an overwhelming quantity or explosion, as of words, blows, or criticisms.

Beguile

to lead by deception

blasé

apathetic to pleasure or excitement as a result of excessive indulgence or enjoyment

brazen

Bold and without shame.

cajole

to persuade with flattery or gentle urging

capacious

Having a lot of space inside

capricious

impulsive, unpredictable

censure

harsh criticism or disapproval

choleric

easily moved to often unreasonable or excessive anger

cognizant

aware; having knowledge.

collusion

secret agreement for a fraudulent purpose; connivance; conspiracy.

Corroborate

to support with evidence

Crass

having or indicating such grossness of mind as precludes delicacy and discrimination

Defray

to provide for the payment of

din

a loud, confused noise; a continued loud or tumultuous sound; noisy clamor.

Dint

power; effort

disparity

inequality or difference in some respect

dissemble

to disguise or conceal

dissimulation

the act of deceiving

diurnal

of or pertaining to a day or each day; daily

droll

amusingly odd

efficacy

the power to produce a desired result

encumber

to impede or hamper the function or activity

Enjoin

to direct or impose by authoritative order or with urgent admonition

ennui

a feeling of utter weariness and discontent resulting from satiety or lack of interest; boredom

Envoy

a person delegated to represent one government in its dealings with another

epistle

a letter or form of communication

exonerate

to relieve, as from an obligation, duty, or task.

expectorate

clear out the chest and lungs

extricate

to free or release from entanglement

feckless

careless or irresponsible

gestalt

a configuration, pattern, or organized field having specific properties that cannot be derived from the summation of its component parts; a unified whole.

hegemony

leadership; predominance.

hospice

a shelter for travelers, orphans, or the ill or destitute

ignominious

humiliating, disgracing

impasse

a predicament affording no obvious escape

impetus

a moving force, impulse, stimulus

indolent

lazy

Inexorable

impossible to stop or prevent

inscrutable

not easily understood; mysterious; unfathomable

Insipid

lacking taste or flavor or tang

Interloper

someone who intrudes on the privacy or property of another without permission

inundate

to flood; cover or overspread with water; deluge

Lassitude

a condition of weariness or debility

Licentious

lacking moral discipline

lugubrious

exaggeratedly or affectedly mournful

mitigate

to make less severe

moribund

dying

Muse (Noun)

a state of deep thought or dreamy abstraction

Muse (Verb)

to think or meditate in silence, as on some subject

nebulous

lacking definite form, shape, or content; vague or amorphous.

Nefarious

extremely wicked

palpate

examine (a body part) by palpation

palpitate

to cause to throb or beat rapidly

paradigm

a pattern or model.

Pecuniary

relating to or involving money

peremptory

not allowing contradiction or refusal

perjury

the willful giving of false testimony under oath or affirmation, before a competent tribunal, upon a point material to a legal inquiry.

perspicuity

clearness or lucidity, as of a statement.

phlegmatic

not easily excited to action or display of emotion; apathetic; sluggish.

physiognomy

the art of judging human character by facial features

Plight

a solemn pledge of fidelity

preposterous

completely contrary to nature, reason, or common sense; absurd; senseless; utterly foolish

Presumptuous

assuming too much; arrogant

prognosticate

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

propitious

presenting favorable conditions

prostrate

to lay flat on the ground in demonstration of humility or submission

pusillanimous

cowardly; fearful

reticent

silent; reserved

retinue

a group that attends an important person.

ribald

humorously vulgar

schism

division or disunion, esp. into mutually opposed parties.

sedition

incitement of discontent or rebellion against a government.

Subversive

in opposition to a civil authority or government

suppliant

asking humbly and earnestly

surfeit

an excessive amount

tedium

the feeling of being bored by something tedious

torrid

intensely hot and dry

trepidation

tremulous fear, alarm, or agitation; perturbation.

unctuous

oily; using excessive flattery.

urbane

characterized by elegance or sophistication.

vacillate

be undecided about something

Vacuous

devoid of significance or point; empty

Vicarious

suffered or done by one person as a substitute for another

voluble

characterized by a ready and continuous flow of words; fluent; glib; talkative

wizened

withered; shriveled

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