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assuage
to make easier
elicit
bring forth/out
expostulate
to talk someone out of a decision
hiatus
break
lurid
causing shock/horror
transcend
go above and beyond
bombastic
overblown language
callow
immature
epitome
a summary
intrinsic
inherit/essential
lassitude
lack of energy
occult
secret
permeate
penetrate
surmise
to guess
ascribe
(v) to assign/refer to
expiate
(v) make up for
sangfroid
(n) coolness (trying hard)
tenuous
(adj) thin
wheedle
(v) to flatter
affable
friendly/good natured
aura
place where people will be
irrevocable
can't be changed
insular
ignorant/related to an island
propensity
to behave in a certain way
scurrilous
spreading rumore
reverberate
repeated in an echo
Extricate
v. free from difficulty
transient
adj. lasting only for a short time
salutary
adj. beneficial
autonomy
n. right of self government
cajole
v. persuade through flattering
disabuse
v. persuade someone something is incorrect
fetter
n. chain or shackle attached to someone's legs
heinous
adj. offensive
transgress
v. to go beyond limit or boundary
austere
adj. strict/harsh in manner
concoct
v.to prepare using ingrediants
disconcert
v. disturb
grandiose
adj. majestic/impressive in appearance/style
mitigate
v. to make milder
Hypothetical
adj. based on assumption/guess
impugn
v. to ask question/attack falsely
intemperate
adj. lacking in self-control
perfidy
n. betrayal
relegate
v. to assign