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Transitory
(adj) - tending to pass away; not persistent
Tarry
(v) - to remain at a place
Exhort
(v) - to urge, advise caution, earnestly
Fortuitous
(adj) - happening or produced by chance; accidental; lucky
Meretricious
(adj) - alluring by a show of flashy or vulgar attractions
Corrugate
(v) - to draw or bend into folds or alternate furrows and ridges
Senile
(adj) - of or belonging to old age or aged person
Vicarious
(adj) - taking the place of another person or thing; acting or serving as a substitute
Garrulous
(adj) - excessively talkative in a rambling, roundabout manner, especially about trivial matters
Trite
(adj) - lacking in freshness or attraction
Beleaguer
(v) - to surround with military forces
Euphemism
(n) - substitution of a vague expression for one thought to be offensive
Awry
(adv/adj) - away from the appropriate, planned, or expected course
Tantamount
(adj) - equivalent in seriousness to; virtually the same as
Illicit
(adj) - forbidden by law, rules, or custom
fickle
(adj)- unpredictably changeable
mendaciously
(adv)- in a lying or deceitful manner; in an untruthful manner
inebriated
(adj)- drunken
interloper
(n)- a person who is involved with a place or situation where they aren't wanted
elegiac
(adj)- expressing sorrow
ostentatious
(adj) intended to attract notice and impress others
avarice
(n)- extreme greed for wealth or material gain
succor
(n)- assistance in time of difficulty
insipid
(adj)- without distinctive, interesting, or stimulating qualities
hyperbolical
(adj)- exaggerated
execrable
(adj)- very bad; detestable
supercilious
(adj)-behaving/looking as or though one thinks they're better than others
fractious
(adj)- easily irritated; bad tempered
abortive
(adj)-failing to produce an intended result
levity
(n)- a state of being light; laughter; lightness
proprietary
(adj)- pertaining to property or ownership
sumptuous
(adj)- splendid and expensive looking
veracity
(n)- truthfulness
antipathy
(n)- a deep seated feeling of dislike
fop
(n)- a man who is excessively vain and concerned about appearance
edify
(v)- to instruct
Affinity
(n)- a natural likeing for a person thing idea etc
sorid
(adj)- involving ignoble actions and motives
overt
(adj)- open to view/knowlege not concealed or secret
rail
(v) to protest
hedonism
(n ) persuit of pleasure
epicurean
(n ) a person who is devoted to sensual enjoyment
incandescent
adj- emitting light as a result of being heated
palatable
adj- (of food or drink) pleasant to taste
slovenly
adj- messy/dirty
marauder
n- person who roams in search of things to steal
poignant
adj- affecting or moving the emotions
colloquial
adj- appropriate to ordinary or familiar conversation rather than formal speech
effusive
adj- expressing feelings of gratitude, pleasure, or approval in an unrestrained or heartfelt manner
tenement
n- a run down and often overcrowded apartment house, especially in a poor section of a large city
histrionic
adj- overly theatrical or melodramatic in character or style
ambiguity
n- uncertainty or inexactness of meaning/language
tactile
adj- of or connected with the sense of touch
hoary
adj- gray/white with age; ancient; tedious from familiarity
corroborate
v-to make certain; confirm
provincial
adj- unsophisticated or narrow minded (because of where you grew up or your experiences)
contingency
n- dependence on chance, of something not expected to happen
dilatory
adj- slow to act
nebulous
adj- hazy, vague, indistinct, or confused
prodigality
n- wasteful expenditure of one's material resources especially money
libertine
n- one who acts without moral restraint
menagerie
n- a collection of wild or unusual animals
convivial
adj- friendly, lively
disconcerting
adj- causing one to feel unsettled
innuendo
n- an indirect intimation about a person/thing
indignant
adj- feeling/showing anger/annoyance at what is perceived as unfair treatment
complacent
adj- please, esp with oneself or one's merits, advantages, situation etc often without awareness of some danger; self satisfied
subterfuge
n- an artifice/expedient used to evade a rule, escape a consequence hide something etc
commensurate
agj- corresponding in size or degree, in proportion
temporal
adj- relating to worldly affairs
inane
adj lacking sense, significance, or ideas; silly
bard
n- a person who composed or recited epic poems while playing the harp
contrite
adj- feeling/expressing remorse or penitence; affected by guilt
conciliate
v- to overide the distrust or hostility ofl to win over
coherent
adj- logical and understandable
brazen
adj- bold and without shame
impertinent
adj- not showing proper respect; rude
querulous
adj- complaining in a petulant or whining manner
belligerent
adj- war like
effete
adj- (of a person) exhausted, weak of energy
listlessly
adj- having/ showing little interest in anything; languid
notoriety
n- the state of being famous for bad reasons
reproach
v- to find fault with; blame; upbraid
Incoherent
(adj) - (of spoken or written language) expressed in an incomprehensible or confusing way; unclear
Construe
(v) - to interpret (a word or action) in a particular way
Aesthetic
(adj) - characterized by an appreciation of beauty or good taste
Corpulent
(adj) - large or bulky
Unfathomable
(adj) - incomprehensible
Obliquely
(adv) - going neither parallel nor at a right angle to a specific line, indirectly
stark
providing no shelter or sustenance
alarmist
one who worries needlessly, constantly
Chronic
being long-lasting and recurrent or characterized by long suffering
traipse
v.; To walk or stroll affectedly, to sashay nemesis n. Rival, enemy, opponent
roguish
lacking principles or scruples
Indolent
(adj) - wanting to avoid activity or exertion; lazy
Conglomerate
(n) - a number of different things or parts that are put together to form a whole but remain distinct identities
Emulate
(v) - match of surpass (a person or achievement) typically by intention
Demure
(adj) - (of a woman or her behavior) reserved, modest, and shy
Tribulation
(n) - a cause of great trouble or suffering
Motley
(adj) - diverse, being of different colors combined
Rhapsodic
(adj) - extravagantly enthusiastic; ecstatic
Rapt
(adj) - deeply engrossed/absorbed with emotion
Spinster
(n) - a woman still unmarried beyond the usual age of marrying
Importunate
(adj) - urgent/persistent in solicitation; annoying
Masticate
(v) - to chew (food)
Ineluctable
(adj) - incapable of being evaded; inescapable
Matriculate
(v) - to enroll in school
Imminent
(adj) - likely to occur at any moment; impending
Archetype
(n) - a typical example of a certain person/thing
Paragon
(n) - model of excellence or perfection of a kind; an ideal instance
implacable
(adj) - unable to be appeased or pacified
Vestige
(n) - a trace or evidence of something that once existed