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coerce

to force by using pressure, intimidation, or threats

divulge

to tell; to reveal

gregarious

seeking and enjoying the company of others

insipid

not pleasing to the sense of taste

meticulous

marked by extreme care in treatment of details

banter

teasing; playful conversation

docile

easy to teach or manage

emaciated

extremely thin; wasted away

gauche

lacking social graces; tactless

motley

made up of dissimilar parts; being of many colors

avarice

greed; desire for wealth

bastion

a strong defense or fort

copious

numerous; large in quantity

furtive

stealthy; secretive

ostracize

to banish; to shut out from a group or society by common consent

appease

to calm; to make satisfied (often only temporarily)

augment

to enlarge; to increase in amount or intensity

candid

outspoken; blunt

expunge

to erase or eliminate

strident

harsh sounding; grating

adamant

unyielding; firm in opinion

clement

merciful; lenient

disparity

inequality; difference

opus

a creative work, especially a numbered composition

ostensible

professed but not necessarily true

apathy

lack of interest; state of not caring

condone

to forgive or overlook an offense

credence

belief or trust

enigma

a mystery; something seemingly inexplicable

officious

excessively eager to deliver unasked-for or unwanted help

ambivalent

having opposing attitudes or feelings toward a person, thing, or idea; unable to decide

concur

to be of the same opinion; to agree with

cynical

doubtful or distrustful of the goodness or sincerity of human motives

demure

quiet and modest; reserved

destitute

extremely poor; lacking necessities like food and shelter

dole

to distribute; to give out sparingly

droll

amusing in an odd or whimsical way

duplicity

intentional deceit in speech or conduct

effigy

a crude dummy or image representing a hated person or group

gamut

the whole range or extent

emulate

to strive to be equal to; to imitate

enhance

to increase the value or beauty of something

frowzy

unkempt

impeccable

faultless; without sin or blemish

inane

without sense or meaning; silly

acrimony

ill-natured, bitter hostility

feasible

reasonable; capable of being carried out

fiasco

a complete, ridiculous failure

fluctuate

to rise and fall; to vary irregularly

incognito

disguised; pretending not to be oneself

lethargy

lack of energy; sluggishness

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