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Implore
Verb
To beg someone earnestly or desperately to do something.
Importunity
Noun
An annoying or persistent request or demand.
Congenial
Adj.
Pleasant because of a personality, qualities or interests that are similar to ones own.
Interminable
Adj
Endless, tiresomely long and tedious.
Torpid
Adj
Sluggish in functioning or act.
Bilious
Adj
Feeling or causing nausea; feeling angry or bad tempered.
Preternatural
Adj
Beyond what is normal or natural.
Penurious
Adj
Extremely poor, stingy.
Ameliorate
Verb
To make something such as a problem better, or less painful.
Fastidious
Adj
Very attentive to matters of cleanliness of detail.
Gregarious
Adj
Fond of company, sociable.
Salubrious
Adj
Favorable to or promoting health or well-being.
Sagacious
Adj
Showing an ability to understand difficult ideas and situations; wise.
Acrid
Adj
Strong and sharp; having an irritatingly strong and unpleasant taste or smell.
Dappled
Adj
Having spots or patches of color.
Deprecate
Verb
To express strong disprovals of; deplore.
Pilfer
Verb
To make off with belongings of others.
Tepid
Adj
Moderately warm.
Ramification
Noun
A development that complicates a situation.
Indoctrinate
Verb
To teach a person or group to accept a set of beliefs uncritically.
Fulminate
Verb
To express vehement protest.
Pedant
Noun
One who makes a show of knowledge; one who is unimaginative or unduly emphasizes minutiae.
Inexorable
Adj
Not capable of being persuaded by entreaty; relentless.
Odious
Adj
Extremely unpleasant; repulsive.
Sordid
Adj
Marked by baseness or grossness; dirty, filthy; wretched, squalid.
Amneable
Adj- willing to agree to something
Presentiment
Verb- a feeling or belief that something is going to happen
Augment
Verb- to increase or make more intense
Lethargic
Adj- lacking in energy, or interest; torpid
Insuperable
Adj- impossible to solve or overcome.
Eschew
Verb- to avoid habitually.
Emaciated
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Inexpedient
Adj- not practical, suitable or advisable.
Vehement
Adj- showing strong feeling; forceful, intense
Pallid
Adj- Very pale or sickly; dull or interesting
Revile
Verb- to criticize or insult
Implacable
Adj- opposed to someone or something in a very angry or determined way that can now be changed.
Lachyrmose
Adj- Tending to cause tears, tending to cry often.
Diffident
Adj- Modest or shy because of a lack of self confidence.
Venerate
Verb- To feel or show deep respect for
Noxious
Adj- Harmful to living things.
Abscond
Verb- To depart suddenly and secretly
Bellicose
Adj.- Tending to argue or fight; argumentative or aggressive.
Cognizant
Adj.- Aware of opinions of something
Deleterious
Adj.- Damaging or harmful; noxious.
Enervate
Verb- to make (someone or something) very tired or weak