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abate
grow weaker; lessen; die down
aberration
give; agree to request or demand of others
accolade
praise; approval; salutation
acquiesce
give in; agree to request or demand of otehrs
acrimonious
means to do evil or harm; bitter in language or tone of voice
alarcrity
speed; eagerness; willingness
altercation
loud argument; fight
antipathy
strong feelings against; hatred; strong dislike
aphorism
short statement of truth or principle that people live by
apocryphal
of unknown origin; something that happens out of nowhere
assuage
make less painful; soothe
asthete
one who loves beauty
atheist
one who does not believe in god or a higher authority
attenuate
to weaken; make thinner; reduce; make smaller
auspicious
favorable; good circumstances
austerity
harshly plain; harsh economy(little money); no comfort; strictness
avarice
greed; seeks more money, more possessions
avow
to state as the truth; profess; to swear to
bellicose
warlike; pugnacious; fighting
capacious
big space with high ceiling; capable of holding a large amount
capricious
fanciful; empty-headed; fickle; whimsical
contempt
hatred; scorn; antipathy(basically hatred)
contentious
wanting or liking to fight; liking to quarrel or argue
corroborate
support, confirm or prove the truth, usually with new information
disparage
belittle; criticize; "put down"; degrade
dubious
doubtful
effulgence
shining; brilliance; radiance such as the night sky, effulgent with stars
elucidate
make clear; shed light on for better understanding; explain
elude
escape from
emulate
imitate; try to equal someone else by imitating his or her actions
encroach
invade; intrude; push in where not wanted; go beyond reasonable
engender
to bring into being; to plant an idea and cause it to grow
epicurean
having good taste in fine foods and fine wines
exacerbate
to make worse
fathom
to measure; to understand
fatuous
empty of meaning; insane; senseless
fervent
passionate; expressing deep feeling about something
fractious
breaking rules; making trouble; generally unruly
imperious
arrogant; domineering; overbearing; demanding
incarnate
in the flesh; in human form (carn=meat; flesh)
incongruous
not fitting together; illogical; senseless
incorrigible
unable to be corrected; reprehensible; obnoxious
indigenous
native to an area; born there or discovered there, as a plant might be
inebriation
drunk from alcohol; intoxicated (drunk) by the smell of flowers
inexorable
cannot be talked out of something; implacable; stubborn; unyielding
infallible
cannot fail; incapable of error or mistakes
ingenuous
honest; straightforward; unsophisticated
innate
born; inherited or possessed at birth; genetic
inordinate
not ordinary; unreasonable; going beyond the limit
insidious
sneaking to do harm or evil; underhanded