abate

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

adulation

praise or flatery that is excessive

anathema

to object of intense dislike; a curse or strong denunciation

astute

shrewd, crafty, showing particular wisdom

avarice

a greedy desire, particularly for wealth

culpable

deserving blame, worthy of condemnation

dilatory

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

egregious

conspicuious, standing out from the mass

equivicate

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

evanescent

vanishing, soon passing away; light and airy

irresolute

unable to make up ones mind, hesitating

nebulous

cloud like, resembling a cloud; cloudy in color, not transparent; vague, confused, indistinct

novice

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

penury

extreme poverty; barrenness, insufficiency

pretentious

done for show striving to make a big impression; claiming merit or position unjustifiably; making demands on ones skills or abilities, ambitious

recapitulate

to review a series of facts ; to sum up

resuscitate

to revive, bring back to consciousness or to existence

slovenly

untidy, dirty, careless

supposition

something that is assumed or taken for granted without conclusive evidence

torpid

inactive, sluggish, dull

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