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allude

(v) to refer to casually or indirectly

clairvoyant

(adj) supernaturally perceptive; (n) one who possesses extrasensory powers, seer

conclusive

(adj) serving to settle an issue; final

disreputable

(adj) not respectable, not esteemed

endemic

(adj) native of confined to a particular region or people; characteristic of or prevalent in a field

exemplary

(adj) worthy of imitation, commendable; serving as a model

fathom

(v) to understand, get to the bottom of; to determine the depth of; (n) a measure of depth in water

guile

(n) treacherous cunning, deceit

integrity

(n) honesty, high moral standards; an unimpaired condition, completeness, soundness

itinerary

(n) a route of travel; a record of travel; a guidebook

misconstrue

(v) to interpret wrongly, mistake the meaning of

obnoxious

(adj) highly offensive, arousing strong dislike

placate

(v) to appease, soothe, pacify

placid

(adj) clam, peaceful

plagiarism

(n) passing off or using as one's own the writing (or other materials) of another person

potent

(adj) powerful; highly effective

pretext

(n) a false reason, deceptive excuse

protrude

(v) to stick out, thrust forth

stark

(adj) harsh, unrelieved, desolate; (adv) utterly

superficial

(adj) on or near the surface; concerned with or understanding only what is on the surface, shallow

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