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Vocab #14

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adulterate
to make impure by adding lesser substances; to corrupt
animosity
harsh feelings, enmity, resentment, hatred
apocryphal
of doubtful origin or authenticity, not genuine
avarice
greed for wealth
coalesce
to merge, to fuse, to join, or to unite
collaborate
to work together
cryptic
mysterious, secret
desultory
jumping around, aimless, random
dissipation
wasteful spending, squandering
edifying
instructing and improving spiritually or morally
equivocate
to attempt to lie, to mislead, or to hide the truth
espousing
marrying, giving one's loyalty, adopting or embracing a cause
hedonist
one who seeks pleasure as the sole aim in life
indefatigable
tireless, incapable of being fatigued
interminable
having or seeming to have no end, wearisomely protracted
naive
unsophisticated; inexperienced
parody
humorous or ridiculous imitation
peripheral
on the edge, not important
portent
a sign or forewarning
prodigious
extraordinary in bulk, quantity, or degree, great in size, enormous
profane
showing contempt toward sacred things
respite
a rest, a delay, a period of relief
sordid
filthy, foul
surfeited
fed or supplied to excess
trifling
not significant, frivolous