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behavior that promotes rebellion or civil disorder against the state (the flags were intended to foment SEDITION)
generous giving (as of money) to others who may seem inferior (The buisnessman displayed LARGESS by giving presents to the poor)
apparent (his OSTENSIBLE purpose was to help others, but his true purpose was to become rich)
process occurring by regular degrees or stages; variation in color (many GRADATIONS between good and bad)
to ward off or deflect, especially by a quick-witted answer (He PARRIED the questions with clever replies)
a well-paying job or office that requires little or no work (The chuch was a sinucure for clerics)
allowing light to show through; delicate (the DIAPHANOUS fabric allowed light to pass through)
to claim without justification; to claim for oneself without right (Bush ARROGATED the power of congress and declared war)
wandering from place to place, especially on foot (the PERIPATETIC wanderes traveled around the country)
light mannered; overly casual; not serious (I wanted to inject some light LEVITY to the serious meeting)
profound or substantial yet concise succinct, and to the point (PITHY summary of modern physics)
a curse; a wish of evil upon another (the gypsy delivered a MALEDICTION on the traveler)
to gain favor with another by deliberate effort; to seek to please somebody so as to gain an advantage (attempted to INGRATIATE the king)
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