25 terms

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Laborious
adj. involving or characterized by hard or toilsome effort
Ardent
adj. characterized by warmth of feeling typically expressed in eager zealous support or activity
Capitulate
v. To surrender often after negotiation of terms
Ameliorate
v. To make better or more tolerable
Paroxysm
n. A sudden violent emotion or action
Multifarious
adj. having or occurring in great variety, diverse
Immutable
adj. not capable of or susceptible to change
Repugnance
n. the quality or fact of being contradictory or inconsistent; strong dislike, distaste, or antagonism
Uncouth
adj. awkward and uncultured in appearance, manner, or behavior
Affability
n. The quality of being pleasant and at ease in talking to others
Ardour
n. Extreme vigor or energy, intensity
Abstruse
adj. difficult to understand
Facile
adj. easily accomplished or attained
Timorous
adj. fearful
Indignation
N. Anger aroused by something unjust, unworthy, or mean
Ignominy
n. Deep personal humiliation and disgrace
Precipitous
adj. very steep, perpendicular, or overhanging in rise or fall
Enigmatic
adj. relating to something hard to understand or explain, mysterious
Sagacity
n. The quality of being keen in sense or perception
Fiend
n. A person of great wickedness or maliciousness; devil
Venerable
adj. calling forth respect through age, character, and attainments
Inexorable
adj. not to be persuaded, moved, or stopped; relentless
Discern
v. To come to know or recognize mentally
Conjecture
n. An inference formed without proof or sufficient evidence
Listless
adj. characterized by lack of interest, energy, or spirit