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The Final Set

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acquiesce
Accept something reluctantly but without protest
Admonish
to caution, advise, or counsel against something
adulation
excessive praise or admiration
affront
to insult especially to the face by behavior or language.
Akimbo
with hands on hips and elbows extending outward
Akin
related to or alike
allay
Diminish or put at rest
Allocation
to apportion for a specific purpose or to particular persons or things
ambulatory
Relating to or adapted for walking.
amity
friendship; peaceful harmony.
aplomb
imperturbable self-possession, poise, or assurance.
arduous
requiring great exertion; laborious; difficult
Ascetic
practicing strict self-denial as a measure of personal and especially spiritual discipline
Avocation
secondary or minor occupation
barrage
an overwhelming quantity or explosion, as of words, blows, or criticisms.
Beguile
to lead by deception
blasé
apathetic to pleasure or excitement as a result of excessive indulgence or enjoyment
brazen
Bold and without shame.
cajole
to persuade with flattery or gentle urging
capacious
Having a lot of space inside
capricious
impulsive, unpredictable
censure
harsh criticism or disapproval
choleric
easily moved to often unreasonable or excessive anger
cognizant
aware; having knowledge.
collusion
secret agreement for a fraudulent purpose; connivance; conspiracy.
Corroborate
to support with evidence
Crass
having or indicating such grossness of mind as precludes delicacy and discrimination
Defray
to provide for the payment of
din
a loud, confused noise; a continued loud or tumultuous sound; noisy clamor.
Dint
power; effort
disparity
inequality or difference in some respect
dissemble
to disguise or conceal
dissimulation
the act of deceiving
diurnal
of or pertaining to a day or each day; daily
droll
amusingly odd
efficacy
the power to produce a desired result
encumber
to impede or hamper the function or activity
Enjoin
to direct or impose by authoritative order or with urgent admonition
ennui
a feeling of utter weariness and discontent resulting from satiety or lack of interest; boredom
Envoy
a person delegated to represent one government in its dealings with another
epistle
a letter or form of communication
exonerate
to relieve, as from an obligation, duty, or task.
expectorate
clear out the chest and lungs
extricate
to free or release from entanglement
feckless
careless or irresponsible
gestalt
a configuration, pattern, or organized field having specific properties that cannot be derived from the summation of its component parts; a unified whole.
hegemony
leadership; predominance.
hospice
a shelter for travelers, orphans, or the ill or destitute
ignominious
humiliating, disgracing
impasse
a predicament affording no obvious escape
impetus
a moving force, impulse, stimulus
indolent
lazy
Inexorable
impossible to stop or prevent
inscrutable
not easily understood; mysterious; unfathomable
Insipid
lacking taste or flavor or tang
Interloper
someone who intrudes on the privacy or property of another without permission
inundate
to flood; cover or overspread with water; deluge
Lassitude
a condition of weariness or debility
Licentious
lacking moral discipline
lugubrious
exaggeratedly or affectedly mournful
mitigate
to make less severe
moribund
dying
Muse (Noun)
a state of deep thought or dreamy abstraction
Muse (Verb)
to think or meditate in silence, as on some subject
nebulous
lacking definite form, shape, or content; vague or amorphous.
Nefarious
extremely wicked
palpate
examine (a body part) by palpation
palpitate
to cause to throb or beat rapidly
paradigm
a pattern or model.
Pecuniary
relating to or involving money
peremptory
not allowing contradiction or refusal
perjury
the willful giving of false testimony under oath or affirmation, before a competent tribunal, upon a point material to a legal inquiry.
perspicuity
clearness or lucidity, as of a statement.
phlegmatic
not easily excited to action or display of emotion; apathetic; sluggish.
physiognomy
the art of judging human character by facial features
Plight
a solemn pledge of fidelity
preposterous
completely contrary to nature, reason, or common sense; absurd; senseless; utterly foolish
Presumptuous
assuming too much; arrogant
prognosticate
to forecast or predict (something future) from present indications or signs; prophesy.
propitious
presenting favorable conditions
prostrate
to lay flat on the ground in demonstration of humility or submission
pusillanimous
cowardly; fearful
reticent
silent; reserved
retinue
a group that attends an important person.
ribald
humorously vulgar
schism
division or disunion, esp. into mutually opposed parties.
sedition
incitement of discontent or rebellion against a government.
Subversive
in opposition to a civil authority or government
suppliant
asking humbly and earnestly
surfeit
an excessive amount
tedium
the feeling of being bored by something tedious
torrid
intensely hot and dry
trepidation
tremulous fear, alarm, or agitation; perturbation.
unctuous
oily; using excessive flattery.
urbane
characterized by elegance or sophistication.
vacillate
be undecided about something
Vacuous
devoid of significance or point; empty
Vicarious
suffered or done by one person as a substitute for another
voluble
characterized by a ready and continuous flow of words; fluent; glib; talkative
wizened
withered; shriveled