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salutation

n. greeting; welcome; opening words of greeting

titular

adj. in title or name only; nominal

halcyon

adj. peaceful; carefree;

voracious

adj. having a huge appetite; ravenously

aboriginal

adj. native; dating back to the very beginning

bedlam

n. noisy uproar and chaos;

canvass

v. to seek votes or opinions; to conduct a survey

pummel

v. to pound or punch with the fists ; plumb=plummet

repose

n. rest; tranqillity; relaxation

spurn

v. to reject disdainfully; to scorn

conversant

adj. familiar; experienced

compatible

adj. harmonious; capable of functioning working or living together in harmony; consistent

sovereign

n. supreme ruler; monarch

accentuate

v. to emphasize; to accent; to highlight

remission

n. the temporary or permanent disappearance of a disease; pardon

contraband

n. smuggled goods

pregnant

adj. highly significant; overflowing

inimitable

adj. impossible to imitate; incomparable; matchless; the best

dilapidated

adj. broken-down; fallen into ruin devastate

duress

n. coercion; compulsion by force or threat

psyche

n. the human soul; the mind; the spirit

stratagem

n. a maneuver designed to outwit an enemy; a scheme; a ruse

aggrieve

v. to mistreat; to do grievous injury to; to distress

affiliate

v. to become closely associated with

revamp

v. to revise; to renovate

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