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BILK

to cheat; defraud

BLIGHT

to afflict; destroy

BLITHE

joyful, cheerful, or without appropriate thought

FERVID

intensely emotional; feverish

SOLECISM

grammatical mistake; blunder in speech

JETTISON

to discard; get rid of as unnecessary or encumbering

FLORID

excessively decorated or embellished

SEDITION

behavior that promotes rebellion or civil disorder against the state

GLIB

fluent in an insincere manner; offhand; casual

FETID

foul-smelling; putrid

GLOWER

to glare or stare angrily and intensely

MONASTIC

extremely plain or secluded

CHAUVINIST

someone prejudiced in favor of a group to which he/she belongs

GUILE

deceit; trickery

SOBRIQUET

nickname

BELFRY

bell tower; room in which a bell is hung

CRESCENDO

steadily increasing in volume or force

LUMINOUS

bright; brilliant; glowing

GROVEL

to humble oneself in a demeaning way

SANGUINE

ruddy; cheerfully optimistic

STRATAGEM

trick designed to deceive an enemy

HEGEMONY

the domination of one state or group over its allies

EXPURGATE

to censor

PARLEY

discussion, usually b/w enemies

DISSEMBLE

to present a false appearance; to disguise one's real intentions or character

SPORTIVE

frolicsome; playful

VERDANT

green with vegetation; inexperienced

INIQUITY

sin; evil act

FALLOW

dormant; unused

OROTUND

pompous

TAWDRY

gaudy, cheap, or showy

SULLY

to tarnish; taint

VERNAL

related to spring; fresh

DROLL

amusing in a wry, subtle way

SARDONIC

cynical; scornfully mocking

LAMPOON

to ridicule with satire

SURFEIT

excessive amount

INGENUOUS

showing innocence or childlike simplicity

LAPIDARY

relating to precious stones or the art of cutting them

INEXORABLE

inflexible; unyielding

MISSIVE

a written note or letter

NETTLE

to irritate

SYCOPHANT

a self-serving flatterer; yes-man

LACHRYMOSE

tearful

PASTICHE

piece of literature or music imitating other works

FORD

to cross a body of water by wading

PULCHRITUDE

beauty

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