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Antiquated

obsolete, out of fashion, no longer usable

Arable

fit for plowing, tillable

Ascendancy

domination; growing power

Atrophy

to waste away, to wither

Clandestine

secret

Conciliate

to reconcile, to pacify, to renew a friendship

Cursory

superficial, casual, hastily done

Derision

scoffing at, mockery, ridicule

Enmity

absolute hatred

Extricate

to free, to disentangle

Forbearance

patience, lenience

Frivolous

lacking in seriousness or importance

Garrulous

talkative, rambling

Impetuous

violent, hasty, rash, impulsive

Industrious

skillfully busy or occupied

Infamous

having a reputation of the worst kind, vicious, notoriously bad

Insolence

insulting or contemptuous behavior

Levity

excessive frivolity, flippancy

Oblivion

state of being forgotten

Paradoxical

something that appears false or contradictory but is actually correct

Perjury

false testimony under oath

Rancor

bitter deep-seated ill will, enmity

Sycophant

a self-serving flatterer, a brownnoser

Vacillating

changing, fluctuating

Vivid

bright, distinct, and clear

acrimonious

caustic

ameliorate

to make better, to relieve, to imporve

amendable

open to or willing to follow advice or suggestion, tractable, malleable

amorphous

shaplesss, having no definite form

buoyant

capable of floating; cheerful

cajole

to persuade with deliberate flattery, to coax, to wheedle

calamity

a serious event causing distress or misfortune

debase

to reduce in dignity or quality

efface

to erase, to wear away

elucidate

to make clear, to explain

ephemeral

lasting a short period of time, fleeting

ferocity

savagery

flourish

to thrive, to grow well

haughty

arrogant, exxessively proud and vain

impervious

incapable of being entered or penetrated, not capable of being damaged

inane

lacking significance, meaning, or point; silly, insipid

indolence

laziness

infallible

incapable of error

inscrutable

difficult to understand; mysterious

languid

slow, sluggish, listless, weak

malice

desire to harm others

oblique

slanting, indirect, evasive, devious, misleading

opulence

wealth, affluence, abundance

penitent

showing or feeling regret for wrongdoing, repentant

perfunctory

acting routinely with little interest or care

Aesthetic

relating or pertaining to a sense of beauty or art

Aloof

apart, indifferent

Archaic

antiquated, old, out of use

Assuage

to ease, to mitigate, to make less painful or burdensome, to calm

belic

to contradict, to give a false impression

contentious

quarrelsome, stirring controversy

daunt

to intimidate, to dismay

debilitate

to weaken, to enfeeble

discord

lack of agreement, tension, strife

dissemination

the act of spreading widly; scattering

dogmatic

strongly opinionated in am unwarranted manner

duplicity

double-dealing, hypoerisy

egocentric

self-centered, selfish

euphemism

substitution of an inoffensive term for one that is offensive

gluttonous

greedy for food and drink

mundane

ordinary, commonplace

ominous

threatening

petulance

unreasonable touchiness or irritability

pompous

exxaggerated show of dignity or self-importance, bombastic

precocious

exceptionally early in development or occurrence

slothful

lazy, indolent

trivia

insignificant matters

verbose

wordy, very talkative

virulent

extremely poisonous; hateful

volatile

quickly changeable, easily vaporized

Abstruse

difficult to understand

affable

friendly

audacity

excessive boldness

contrite

extremely apologetic

credulous

believing on slight evidence

depravity

moral corruption

deprecate

disapprove regretfully

didactic

instructive

dormant

inactive

enigmatic

mysterious

erudite

scholarly

exotic

foreign

fuse

to mix or to join

immutable

unchanging

incorrigible

incapable of being reformed

loathe

detest

mitigate

become less harsh

nullify

not to be in effect

pacifistic

opposed war

pretentious

extravagant outward show

prologue

introductory remarks

recant

withdraw, repudiate a statement of belief

servile

overly submissive

trepidation

fear, trembling, agitation

antithesis

a direct opposite

ascend

move upward

austere

strick, stern

autonomous

self-contained

banal

common, ordinary

benign

not causing harm

capricious

fickle

dawdle

waste time

defamation

ruining reputation

esoteric

understood by small group

exacerbate

aggravate

extol

praise

fastidious

demanding attitude

furtive

stealthy

gregarious

sociable

hypocrite

insincere

innate

existing from both born, inborn

lethargic

sluggish

melancholy

depression of spirits

opaque

hard to understand

prolific

abundantly fruitful

reprove

to scold

symmetry

balanced proportions

tranquil

peaceful

venerate

to honor, revere

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