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abate

to make less in amount, degree. to subside, become less, to nulligy; to deduct, omit

adulation

praise or flattery that is excessive

anathema

an object of intense dislike; a curse or strong denunciation

astute

shrewd, crafty, showing practical wisdom

avarice

gready desire, particulary for wealth

culpable

deserving blame, worthy of condemnation

dilatory

tending to delay or procastinate, not prompt; intended to delay or postpone

egregious

conspicious, standing out from the mass

aquivocate

to speak or act in a way that allows for more than one interpretation; to be deliberately vague or ambiguous

evanescent

vanishing, soonpassing away; light and airy

irresolute

unable to make up one's mind; hesitating

nebulous

cloudlike resembling a cloud; cloudy in color, not transparent; vague confused unwavering

novice

one who is just a beginner at some activity requiring skill and experience

penury

extreme poverty,; barreness in sufficiency

pretentious

done for show striving to make a big impression; claiming merit or postition unjustifiably; making demands on one skill or abilities ambitious

recapitulate

review a series of facts; to sum up

slovenly

untidy, dirty, careless

resuscitate

to revive, bring back to conscienceness or existence

supposition

something that is assumed or taken for granted with out conclusion evidence

torpid

inactive, sluggish; dull

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