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Bewail
v. To express deep regret or sorrow over
Destitute
adj. Without resources or possessions, especially the necessities of life
Detract
v. To take away, especially from the value, beauty, or importance of
Emancipate
v. To set free from slavery; to liberate
Extol
v. To praise highly
Flamboyant
adj. Excessively showy; unrestrained
Impetus
n. A driving force; anything that causes an action
Insuperable
adj. Incapable of being overcome or defeated
Intermittent
adj. Not continuous; happening at intervals
Maxim
n. A general truth or rule of conduct; a short saying
Obligatory
adj. Required or demanded
Plumb
v. To measure the depth of water; to reach the deepest part of; to solve
Vagabond
n. A person who wanders from place to place
Visage
n. A face, especially one that expresses feelings
Wheedle
v. To coax by sly persuasion
alacrity
promptness in responding
array
a large group of people or things; an orderly arrangement or display; to place in order; to dress up
deduce
to draw a conclusion from given facts
encumber
to weigh down or burden; to impede the action of
fraught
(of a situation or course of action) filled with (something undesirable)
haphazard
marked by lack of plan, order, or direction
incontrovertible
impossible to dispute; unquestionable
inexplicable
hard to explain or impossible to understand
ingenious
marked by imagination, resourcefulness, or cleverness
laggard
one who falls behind others because of moving slowly or loitering; a straggler
sustenance
something that provides nourishment; food needed to live
torrid
intensely hot and dry; burning with passion
traverse
to pass over, across, or through
ubiquitous
appearing to be present in large numbers or in many different places
zenith
the highest point; the peak; the point in the sky directly above the observer
allude
(v) to refer to something indirectly

The teacher asked the students to not allude to any online sources in their research papers.
consecrate
(v) to dedicate to a cause; to set apart as holy

The minister must consecrate the bread before it is distributed to the members of the congregation.
disseminate
(v) to scatter or spread widely

The pollen will disseminate into the region by Thursday, causing further burdens for allergy sufferers.
dote
(v) to show excessive fondness for

If you are like me you dote on your dog and are aware of even the slightest little change in their behavior or day to day activities.
exhort
(v) to urge strongly; to warn

A good leader will exhort people to achieve their own forms of greatness rather than try to force them on a certain path.
feckless
(adj) careless or irresponsible

Larry was such a feckless manager that the company was forced to declare bankruptcy.
implicate
(v) to show to be involved in something illegal

If the evidence is found, it will implicate the person behind the brutal act.
lament
(v) to feel or express grief

I lament by crying my eyes out.
monetary
(adj) relating to money or currency

IMF stands for International Monetary Fund.
pensive
(adj) deep in thought; daydream-like

Unrequited love caused her to be in a very pensive mood.
stilted
(adj) artificially stiff or formal

So we sat and made polite, stilted conversation.
pomp
(n) a showy or dignified display

President Barack Obama Wednesday deployed the full pomp of a White House state dinner for only the second time.
subjugate
(v) to bring under control; to conquer

When the settlers first landed on the continent, they tried to subjugate the natives and turn them into slaves.
trauma
(n) severe bodily injury; emotional

Living through his parents' divorce was very traumatic for the young boy.
wanton
(adj) ignoring what is right; unrestrained

Jim's wanton disregard for others was obvious when he drove home drunk.

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