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excess

too much

surplus

too much

reimburse

to pay back money

divert

to move something in a different direction

compensate

to pay or reward someone

stun

to surprise or shock

suspend

to put on hold; to hang in the air

inferior

worse, lower in quality

din

loud noise

clamor

loud noise

deceit

trickery, misleading someone (deceive)

deception

trickery, misleading someone (deceive)

civil

respectful or polite

civility

respectfulness or politeness

hallowed

holy

sacred

holy

distinguished

outstanding, well respected

apprehension

fear, hesitation

aggravation

frustration

bleak

hopeless, depressing

dreary

sad, depressing

divulge

to reveal a secret

betray

to give away information on someone, to be unloyal

soothe

to calm

vigorous

strong, healthy, thorough

robust

strong, healthy

despondent

hopeless, depressed

console

to try to make a sad person feel better

heightened

increased

satiate

to satisfy, esp. hunger

prolong

to make something last longer (time)

elongate

to make longer (physical)

impulsive

doing things without thinking them through first

spontaneous

doing things without prior planning

ingenious

clever, brilliant

foreign

unfamiliar, weird

detest

to hate

despise

to hate

apparition

ghost

malevolent

wishing bad (mal) upon people

widespread

common

tolerant

accepting, open-minded

grave

serious

ambitious

competitive and wanting to achieve a lot

myopic

near-sighted, not seeing the big picture

prolific

producing a lot (work, babies)

nefarious

evil

elusive, elude (v.)

hard to understand (idea), hard to catch (person)

meager

small amount

emphatic

with emphasis

acrid

smelling bad, unpleasant, stinging (usually a smell)

belittle

to diss or dismiss as unimportant

exuberant

enthusiastic

eminent

important and famous

imminent

about to happen

advent

arrival

belligerent

aggressive

inextricable

cannot be escaped

insular

not very open to the outside world

glib

good at talking but not saying anything intelligent

futile, futility (n.)

hopeless, won't work

discontent

unhappy

lackadaisical

lazy

singe

to burn a bit (like blackened toast)

tangible

can be touched or held, real

luxurious

fancy, high-quality

monarchs

rulers (kings)

regal

related to the king

suffice

to be enough

ample

a lot

contested

argued over

mangle

injure, destroy

reverence

respect

affinity

a liking for something

contempt

hatred

hilarity

hilarious-ness

inept

not able, not skilled

competent

capable

reserve

quiet shyness

irk

to annoy

affable

friendly

gauche

awkward, saying or doing the wrong thing

faux pas

a social error

ostracize

to exclude someone from your group

attribute

an aspect of something (ex: hair color, personality)

characteristic

an aspect of something (ex: hair color, personality)

tendency

what you "tend" to do (ex: I have a tendency to talk too much)

likelihood

how likely something is, probability

industrious

hard-working

irate

furious

instinct

gut feeling, automatic response

adequate

enough

anxious

nervous, worried

anxiety

nervousness, worry

accustomed

used to something

jovial

happy

primitive

not modern and sophisticated, ancient

derive

to come from something (else)

dubious

doubtful, suspicious

introverted

shy, quiet

extraverted

outgoing, friendly

clandestine

secret, hidden

amicable

friendly

sanctioned

allowed

elaborate (n.)

fancy, complicated

elaborate (v.)

to give more detail

abdicate

to give up a position, right, or power

abduct

to carry, take, or lead away forcefully or wrongfully

abhor

to hate, to detest

absurd

ridiculously unreasonable, lacking logic.

acclaim

(n). praise, enthusiastic approval. (v). to welcome with applause and praise.

acute

sharp in some way (acute angle) or in intelligence

adage

proverb, old saying

adhere

to stick fast, to hold to

adjourn

to postpone, suspend for a period of time

adjunct

supporting, assisting

admonish

to scold, to advise

adorn

to decorate (like ornament)

adversary

opponent or enemy

aeronautic

relating to aircraft

affable

pleasantly easy to get along with

affectation

something you do that's fake (limp, accent, etc.)

aghast

overcome by surprise, disgust, or amazement.

agility

ability to move quickly and easily

agitate

to shake or grow excited

aimless

lacking purpose or goal

alleviate

to make easier to bear, lessen

allure

fascination, appeal

aloof

emotionally distant

altruistic

not selfish

amateur

someone not paid to engage in hobby

amend

to improve, to alter

amorous

having to do with love

amorphous

shapeless

angular

pointy

animosity

hatred

annhilate

to destroy completely

antidote

remedy for a poison

aperture

opening

aqueous

liquid

ardent

passionate

arid

very dry

articulate

well spoken, to pronounce clearly

artifice

trickery

ascertain

to figure out

assail

to attack

astound

to amaze

astute

able to understand clearly and quickly

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