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Abject (adj.)
(Of a situation) Completely hopeless; miserable; humiliating; (of a person) despicable.
Appease (v.)
To pacify someone by acceding to their demands; to satisfy.
Bluster (n.)
Noisy but empty threats or protests.
Conceive (v.)
To form a notion or idea; to think or believe.
Consternation (n.)
Feelings of anxiety or confusion, typically at something unexpected; dismay
Coquette (n.)
A flirty girl.
Dally (v.)
To waste time; to act playfully, especially in an amorous way.
Dissimulation (n.)
Deceit; concealment of the truth.
Enmity (n.)
Animosity; bad blood; the state or feeling of being actively opposed or hostile to someone or something.
Haphazard (adj.)
Determined by or dependent on chance; random.
Incredulous (adj.)
Not inclined to believe; indicating or showing disbelief.
Obstinate (adj.)
Stubborn
Prerogative (n.)
An exclusive right or privilege limited to a specific type or category of people.
Propensity (n.)
A natural inclination or tendency.
Prosaic (adj.)
Commonplace or dull; unimaginative; lacking poetic beauty.
Rapprochement (n.)
An establishment (or re-establishment) of friendly relations; reconciliation.
Relegate (v.)
To send to an inferior position, place or condition; to banish; to assign to another or others.
Repudiate (v.)
To reject as having no authority; to disown.
Sardonic (adj.)
Bitingly sarcastic, mocking.
Stifle (v.)
To prevent something from happening, being expressed or continuing;
to suffer difficulty breathing.
Subjugate (v.)
To conquer; to make subservient or subordinate to.
Subversive (adj.)
Tending to undermine or destroy a group in power; rebellious.
Thrifty (adj.)
Careful and diligent in the spending of money and use of resources.
Tutelage (n.)
Guardianship; teaching; attention and management implying responsibility for safety.
Vindicate (v.)
To clear from accusation or suspicion; to justify.