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asperity

harshness of manner or roughness of a surface

bane

a person who causes destruction

buffoon

someone who is silly, or a clown

doleful

mournful

extrovert

someone who turns their attention outwards

garish

flamboyant

hierarchy

ranking based off of power

imbue

to fill with a feeling

instigate

to provoke

penchant

a strong attraction

rambunctious

behaving in a wild manner

repertoire

list of things a person can do

rudiment

the basics or beginning stage

undermine

to attack secretly

unremitting

non stopping

adjudicate

someone who judges or to judge

centennial

an 100th anniversary

countenance

a person's expression or to approve/support

disgruntle

to be unhappy

equilibrium

a state of balance

expedite

to speed a process up

gird

to encircle or get ready for action

gratuitous

unnecessary or free

illusory

deceiving

implacable

unable to be calmed

luminary

source of light or celebrity

manifesto

a statement expressing a group's intentions

mesmerize

to fascinate

precedent

action to justify another later action

spurious

fake

curtail

to cut short

discriminate

to differentiate or to favor

espionage

spying

inalienable

unable to be taken away

incarcerate

to lock up

indignity

to insult one's pride

indiscriminate

not marked by careful distinctions

infamous

famous for bad reasons

intercede

to act on another's behalf

malign

speak unfavorably about

perpetrate

to commit a crime

rampant

widespread

rancor

deep feeling of hatred

reparation

a payment in war or repair

smattering

scattered knowledge

accolade

award or respect

adamant

firm

adulate

to idolize

altercation

a loud quarrel

annals

historical record of events

assiduous

persistent

chary

hesitant

clique

an exclusive group

decrepit

worn out

endow

to provide with a quality

ephemeral

lasting a short time

ingratiate

to gain the favor of someone

pantheon

a group of people respected for their achievements

preverse

wicked or opposing what is right

tutelage

protection

acrimony

hostility

affinity

a strong attraction to something

ambivalent

having mixed feelings

cessation

a stopping

emaciated

wasted away

enclave

a community enclosed in another community

engender

to produce

exacerbate

to make worse

illicit

not allowed

indigenous

native

inexorable

not to be stopped

infatuated

foolish love or desire

insatiable

unable to be satisfied

poignant

painfully moving

proselytize

to convert someone

ameliorate

to try to make something that is bad better

baleful

expressing hatred

berate

to scold

circumvent

to avoid through craftiness

compunction

to feel guilty

condone

to overlook something

diminutive

small or mini

euphemism

a polite way to say something offensive

expendable

to be used up then replaced

heresy

expressing unacceptable thoughts

infirmity

sickness

profane

to treat disrespectfully or not religiously

recompense

to repay

repast

a meal

servitude

lack or freedom

castigate

to scold or criticize

colloquial

informal language

exodus

departure of a large group

epitaph

words carved into toumbstone

inter

to bury

lacerate

to cut

largesse

to give generously

obituary

notice of death in a paper

omnivorous

eats meat and vegetables

permeate

to spread through

rendition

an interpretation or translation of a preformance

resurgence

a revival

stereotype

a generalization of a group or race

stipend

a fixed payment (per week)

subservient

serving unquestioningly

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