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abasement

humiliation

alacrity

liveliness

arcane

mysterious

bane

cause of ruin

bolster

to support

caliber

degree of worth

chicanery

trickery

condolence

expression of sorrow

corrobate

to confirm

demur

to make objection

disgruntled

unhappy

elixir

remedy

excavate

make a hole

fetter

to confine

frowzy

dirty

glee

joy

humane

kind

inchoate

just beginning

iniquity

wickedness

jetsam

goods cast overboard to lighten a ship

lethargic

dull

manifest

evident

monolithic

unyielding

nullify

to make ineffective

paltry

trivial

perturbed

unsettled

precipitate

to bring about an action suddenly

provident

having foresight

rapport

a close relationship

repudiate

to reject

sardonic

mocking

smug

self satisfied

stringent

strict

tantamount

equivalent to

uncouth

crude

versatile

good at many things

zany

comical

acumen

mental keenness

antidote

a remedy

avarice

greed

besmirch

to make dirty

bungler

a clumsy one

cavalier

a casually indifferent person

commiseration

expressing pity

contentious

ready to argue

decried

denounce as faulty

dilettante

one who is not an expert

eclectic

selecting

erudite

scholarly

farcical

absurd

flout

to mock

gaudy

flashy

harrowing

upsetting

implicit

suggested, but not plainly expressed

ineluctable

inevitable

inundate

to flood

lackadaisical

uninterested

Machiavellian

deceitful

mettle

courage

neophyte

a beginner

opulence

luxury

peevish

hard to please

poltroon

a coward

profuse

abundant

quizzical

odd

regaled

entertained

rue

to regret

sierra

a chain of hills or mountains

squalid

filthy

surmise

to guess

travesty

an absurd or inadequate imitation

valiant

courageous

wary

cautious

abridgment

shortened

amicability

friendliness

asceticism

rigorous self-denial

beget

to produce

brisk

lively

capricious

impulsive

circumspect

cautious

cognizant

aware

culpable

blameworthy

desolate

lonely

doleful

sorrowful

emporium

one selling a great variety of articles

extirpate

to destroy

firebrand

one who stirs up a revolution

gaff

a hook

gregarious

sociable

imbecile

a blockhead

incriminate

to charge with a crime

insolvent

impoverished

jubiliation

celebration

lionize

to treat as a celebrity

melee

noisy fight

mountebank

a phony

obfuscate

to confuse

pariah

an outcast

pique

to irritate

prescience

knowledge of things before they happen

purvey

to furnish

recluse

hermit

retentive

having a good memory

secular

worldly

solvent

having ability to pay a debt

substantiate

to prove

tenuoius

slender

unhinging

to open wide

virile

masculine

abate

lessen

agitating

to move into violent, irregular motion

apprehensive

quick to learn or understand

avenue

means of access

bereave

be deprived of close relation

cavil at

make petty objections

complacent

pleased

conundrum

riddle

decoy

lure

despise

feel contempt

disparage

regard as being little worth

elocution

practice of oral delivery

epistles

written communication

fatalistic

acceptance of events as inevitable

forbearance

patient self-control

hackneyed

made commonplace

impugns

cast doubt upon

inducted

admit someone formally

interleaving

to insert something alternately (between pages of parts of)

laconic

using few words

malaise

general feeling of unease

munificence

very generous

ostentatious

pretentious, showy display

pensive

reflecting deep thought

platitudinous

state of being flat, dull

prescriptive

giving directions

pugnacious

eager to quarrel

redolent

strongly smelling of

reticence

reserve

servility

excessive willingness to serve

spawns

generate a large number

straitlaced

with strict moral

swindle

to obtain by fraud

traversed

travel across

urbanity

refinement of manner

virtuoso

a person highly skilled in music

abasement

humiliation

affable

polite; friendly

apparition

ghost or phantom

avenue

making progress

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