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overt

open and observable

inveigh

to attack verbally

nettle

to irritate

relegate

to assign to an inferior position

supine

lying on ones back

raze

to destroy

incisive

acute

stentorian

loud

sinecure

soft job

voracious

desiring or consuming great quantities

eminent

of high reputation, outstanding

replete

completely filled or supplied with

prognosticate

to predict or foretell a future event

matron

an older married woman

annals

historical records

tinge

a trace, smattering, or slight degree

interminable

unending

laconic

expressing much in few words

accost

to approach and speak to

reticent

silent

furtive

secret, stealthy

irate

angry, incensed

pretext

an excuse

adroit

skillful

gesticulate

move the arms energetically

cajole

coax

nuance

slight variation in meaning, tone, etc

reprimand

to show sharp disapproval

caustic

take by force

wrest

to take by force

jostle

to shove hard

incipient

just beginning to exist

repudiate

to reject, decline

cessation

a stopping

mundane

worldly

incongruous

inappropriate, doesn't fit

alacrity

briskness, lively action

pugnacious

quarrelsome

promulgate

to make known officially

brash

impudent

castigate

to correct by punishing

sordid

dirty, base

solace

easing of grief

dregs

most worthless part

scurrilous

coarse

inane

foolish

clandestine

secret, undercover

flagrant

outrageous, glaringly bad

admonish

to war, to reprove

duress

compulsion, force

inexorable

inflexible, unrelenting

egregious

remarkably bad

acrimonious

bitter

paucity

scarcity

pernicious

harmful, causing injury

construe

to draw forth

impunity

freedom from punishment

consternation

dismay

precocious

reaching maturity early

perfunctory

done without care, superficial

chagrin

feeling of disappointment, humiliation

perverse

contrary, persisting in error

disparage

to discredit, belittle

laudable

praiseworthy

masticate

to chew up

eschew

avoid

voluble

talkative

obsolescence

process of wearing out

dubious

doubtful

paroxysm

a fit, sudden outburst

reprehensible

worthy of blame

monolithic

massively solid

arbitrary

based on a whim, dictatorial

indigent

poor, needy

stymie

to hinder, impede

flout

show contempt, scoff

forthwith

immediately

emaciated

abnormally then, wasted away

privation

lack of necessities

respite

an interval of relief, delay

fretful

worrisome, irritable

impresario

one who presents cultural series, organizer

extortion

getting money by threats

virulent

full of hate, harmful

astute

keen, shrewd

ineffectual

not effective

nefarious

villainous, vicious

vexatious

annoying

malady

disease

peruse

to read carefully

desist

cease

pertinent

to the point

doleful

sad, melancholy

wan

sickly pale

histrionics

display of emotions

symptomatic

having to do with signs or symptoms, indicative

inert

without power to move

salient

oustanding, prominent

poignant

moving, painful to the feelings

inundate

to flood

sanguine

optimistic

phlegmatic

calm, hard to rouse to action

corroborate

confirm, support

domicile

home

rash

too hasty, reckless

obviate

do away with, eliminate

lurid

sensational

diatribe

bitter criticism

inhibition

restraint

fortuitous

accidental

ilk

kind, sort

remuneration

reward, pay

nominal

slight

anathema

something greatly detested

timorous

fearful

jaunty

sprightly, gay

ostentatious

showy

importune

ask urgently

incontrovertible

undeniable

surreptitious

stealthy, accomplished by secret

propitious

favorable

surmise

guess

inchoate

in an early stage

inveigh

attack verbally

nettle

irritate

overt

open

relegate

to demote

supine

lying on one's back

raze

to destroy

incisive

acute

stentorian

loud

sinecure

soft job

complicity

partnership in wrongdoing

abrogate

abolish

preclude

prevent

extrinsic

foreign, coming from outside

fetter

to hamper

paragon

model of excellence

asperity

harshness of temper

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