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english vocab

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antipathy
strong dislike, hostile feeling
applicable
capable of being applied; relevant, suitable
asset
seomthing of value, advantage
beset
to attack on all sides, surround, hem in
colossal
huge, gigantic, vast
compassion
sympathy, pity, strong feeling for another's suffering
decorum
proper behavior, good taste, orderliness
ephermeral
lasting a short time, very short-lived
exuberent
high spirites, enthusiastic, w/o reverse, lavish, abundant
facsimile
exact copy
imbibe
to drink in, to take into one's mind
implacable
unyielding; not to be satisfies or relieved
infintesimal
so small as to be almost nothing
innocuous
harmless;feeble; insignificant
patent
exclusive rights over an invention, to arrange or obtain such as rights; plain, open to view
prowess
bravery, unusual skill or ability
sedate
quiet, settled, sober
stipulate
to arrange specifically; to require as a condition of agreement
tranquility
peacefulness,calmness, quiet
ultimatum
final proposal or statement of conditions
alacrity
liveliness, cheerful willingness; brisk and eager action
alleviate
to make more bearable, relieve
antithesis
direct opposite, contrast
appall
to till with horror; to terrify
covetous
wanting things that belong to others, envious
disparage
to belittle, speak slightingly of
droll
amusingly odd
edict
order issued by somone in authority
elucidate
to make clear, explain
intervene
to come between, to enter a situation as a third party
laud
to praise
loll
to recline or lean in a lazy manner
loquacious
talkative, wordy, fond of talking
magnanimous
generous in forgiving, above small meanesses
mandatory
required, obligatory
nondescprit
ordinary, not outstanding;not easily classified
phlegmatic
slow-moving, calm, not easily moved
rescind
to repeal, cancel
vivacious
lively, sprightly full of energy
whet
to sharpen, make keen or eager
abrasive
causing irritation, having the effect of grinding or wearing down; substance used to smooth or polish
acclimate
to accustom to a new climate or conditions
chagrin
feeling of dissapointment or embarssment
concur
express agreement
defamation
slander, statement that harms a person's rep
fracas
noisy quarrel or brawl
grosteque
odd or unnatural in shape, appearance, or quality
obligate
to bind morally or legally
pandemonium
wild uproar; lawless confusion
predicament
difficult situation
raucous
disagreeably harsh-souding
receptive
responsive to ideas or suggestions
renounce
to give up entirely
repress
to hold back, to put down or check by force, to prevent from acting
reticent
not speaking freely, reserved
savory
tasty, pleasing in taste or smell
somnolent
sleepy, drowsy, inclined to sleep
venement
intense, emotional, powerful
voluble
characterized by a ready flow or words, glib, fluent
zealous
eager, earnest, devoted