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Austere

severe or stern in manner; without adornment or luxury, simple, plain; harsh or sour in flavor

beneficent

performing acts of kindness or charity; conferring benifits, doing good

cadaverous

pale, gaunt, resembling a corpse

concoct

to prepare by combining ingredients, make up (as a dish); to devise, invent, fabricate

crass

coarse, unfeeling; stupid

debase

to lower in character, quality, or value; to degrade, adulterate; to cause to deteriorate

desecrate

to commit sacrilege upon, treat irreverently; to contaminate, pollute

disconcert

to disturb the composure of

grandiose

grant in an impressive or stately way; marked by pompous affectation or grandeur, absurdly exaggerated

inconsequential

trifling, unimportant

infraction

a breaking of a law or obligation

mitigate

to make milder or softer, to moderate in force or intensity

pillage

(v.) to rob of goods by open force (as in war), plunder; (n.) the act of looting; booty

prate

to take a great deal in a foolish or aimless fashion

punctilious

very careful and exact, attentive to fine points of etiquette or propriety

redoubtable

inspiring fear or awe; illustrious, eminent

reprove

to find fault with scold, rebuke

restitution

the act of restoring someone or something to the rightful owner or to a former state or position making good on a loss or damage

stalwart

(adj.) strong and sturdy; brave; resolute; (n.) a brave, strong person; a strong supporter; one who takes an uncompromising position

vulnerable

open to attack capable of being wounded or damaged; unprotected

acrimonious

adj; stinging, bitter in temper or tone

bovine

adj; resembling a cow or ox; sluggish, unresponsive

consternation

noun; dismay, confusion

corpulent

adj; fat; having a large, bulky body

disavow

verb; to deny responsibility for or connection with

dispassionate

adj; impartial; free from emotion

dissension

noun; disagreement, sharp difference of opinion

dissipate

verb; to cause to disappear; to scatter, dispel;

expurgate

verb; to remove objectionable passages or words from a written text;

gauntlet

noun; an armored or protective glove; a challange to combat

hypothetical

adj; based on an assumption or guess; used as a tentative idea to direct an investigate

ignoble

adj; mean, low, base

impugn

verb; to call into question, to attack as false

intemperate

adj; immoderate; lacking in self-control

odium

noun; hatred, contempt;

perfidy

noun; faithlessness, treachery

relegate

verb; to place in a lower position; to banish; surrender

squeamish

adj; inclined to nausea; easily shocked or upset;

subservient

adj; subordinate in capacity or role; serving to promote some end; submissively obedient

susceptible

adj; open to; easily influenced; lacking in resistance

abate

to make less in amount, degree, ect.; to subside, become less; to nullify; to deduct, omit

adulation

praise or flattery that is excessive

anathema

an object of intense dislike; a curse or strong denunciation

astute

shrewd, crafty, showing practical wisdom

avarice

a greedy desire, particularly for wealth

culpable

deserving blame, worthy of condemnation

dilatory

tending to delay or procrastinate, not prompt; intended to delay or postpone

egregious

conspicuous, standing out from the mass

equivocate

to speak or act in a way that allows for more than one interpretation; to be deliberately vague or ambiguous

evanescent

vanishing, soon passing away; light and airy

irresolute

unable to make up one's mind, hesitating

nebulous

cloudlike, resembling a cloud; cloudy in color, not transparent; vague, confused, indistinct

novice

one who is just a beginner at some activity requiring skill and experience

penury

extreme poverty; barrenness, insufficiency

pretentious

done for show, striving to make a big impression; claiming merit or position unjustifiably; making demands on one's skill or abilities, ambitious

recapitulate

to review a series of facts; to sum up

resuscitate

to revive, bring back to consciousness or existence

slovenly

untidy, dirty, careless

supposition

something that is assumed or taken for granted without conclusive evidence

torpid

inactive, sluggish, dull

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