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BILK
to cheat; defraud (I bilked in 2nd grade to help Spencer on AR test)
NOMINAL
existing in name only; negligible
BLIGHT
to afflict; destroy (I blight my coral off the shoulder dress after letting the stain sit for a month) (I blighted my mom's plate when it came off the wall and broke)
BLITHE
joyful, cheerful, or without appropriate thought (when Anna Kate got engaged)
NUANCE
a subtle expression of meaning or quality
FERVID
intensely emotional; feverish The fans were Fervid when eric church came on stage, and they were trying to touch him
SPECIOUS
deceptively attractive; seemingly plausible but fallacious (Buffalo Peak was specious when saying the jacket was on sale when it was actually not)
SOLECISM
grammatical mistake; blunder in speech
JETTISON
to discard; get rid of as unnecessary or encumbering
LAMENT
to express sorrow; to grieve
GULLIBLE
easily deceived
FLORID
excessively decorated or embellished
FANATICAL
acting excessively enthusiastic; filled with extreme unquestioned devotion
EPHEMERAL
lasting a short time
SEDITION
behavior that promotes rebellion or civil disorder against the state

Lizzy was sedition when it came to Derby Days
GLIB
fluent in an insincere manner; offhand; casual. e.g. a smooth-talker
ABDICATE
to give up a position, right, or power
IRASCIBLE
easily made angry
FLAG
to decline in vigor, strength, or interest; become weak or tired
FETID
foul-smelling; putrid
GLOWER
to glare or stare angrily and intensely

I Glower at Ali after she made the rude comment to me about how much I eat
MONASTIC
extremely plain or secluded

(The blue dress for formal is very monastic with not having any beadings)
PEDANT
someone who shows off learning (Austin carrol)
PATHOGENIC
causing disease
CHAUVINIST
someone prejudiced in favor of a group to which he/she belongs
GUILE
deceit; trickery

Cameron GUILED me into looking for the camera and then I was iced in the Grove
SOBRIQUET
nickname

Ames with 4 names
frat
Wallace
Amy-Kat
NASCENT
starting to develop; coming into existence
BELFRY
bell tower; room in which a bell is hung
BANAL
predictable; cliched; boring
CRESCENDO
steadily increasing in volume or force
FRUGALITY
tending to be thrifty or cheap
CORROBORATE
to support with evidence
AUSTERE
severe or stern in appearance; undecorated
LUMINOUS
bright; brilliant; glowing
GROVEL
to humble oneself in a demeaning way (think of Gravel like on the ground)
SANGUINE
ruddy; cheerfully optimistic OR the color red
STRATAGEM
trick designed to deceive an enemy
EMULATE
to copy; to try to equal or excel
HEGEMONY
the domination of one state or group over its allies
EXPURGATE
to censor
PARLEY
discussion, usually b/w enemies (Chi-O parley's with the girls who want to go Tri-Delt or chi o on pref night)
FECUND
fertile; fruitful; productive
DISSEMBLE
to present a false appearance; to disguise one's real intentions or character
SPORTIVE
frolicsome; playful (Dogs are so sportive when they are playing fetch at the park, Lottie is alwasy sportive when we give her duck)
VERDANT
green with vegetation; inexperienced
INIQUITY
sin; evil act
CONDONE
to overlook, pardon, or disregard
FALLOW
dormant; unused

The fur jackets are dormant in Mississippi because it never gets cold enough for them
OROTUND (haughty in tone or style)
pompous (Because the politician made an orotund speech about his wealthy upbringing, he lost favor with the middle class voters)
DOGMATIC
dictatorial in one's opinions
TAWDRY
gaudy, cheap, or showy
SULLY
to tarnish; taint
VERNAL
related to spring; fresh
DROLL
amusing in a wry, subtle way
FURTIVE
secret, stealthy
CIRCUMSPECT
cautious; aware of potential consequences
MALINGER
to evade responsibility by pretending to be ill

(I use maligner when I had ear infections and pretend I was sick when I didn't feel like I was ready for the test)
ELOQUENT
persuasive and moving, especially in speech
RETICENT
silent; reserved
AUDACIOUS
fearless and daring

Holly Pitts
DIATRIBE
an abusive, condemnatory speech

Kat
SARDONIC
cynical; scornfully mocking
ASSUAGE
to make something unpleasant less severe
DESICCATE
to dry out thoroughly
LAMPOON
to ridicule with satire
SURFEIT
excessive amount:

I eat a surfeit amount of cold stone cake batter when i find one on a trip
GRIEVOUS
causing grief or sorrow; serious and distressing
FRENETIC
frantic; frenzied
INGENUOUS
showing innocence or childlike simplicity
LAPIDARY
relating to precious stones or the art of cutting them
ZEAL
passion; excitement
INEXORABLE
inflexible; unyielding PERSUADING (My dad was inexorable when i wanted to go to paris so he hung up the phone)
MISANTHROPE
a person who dislikes others (Grinch Misanthrope against the elfs)
ABYSS
an extremely deep hole
PRAGMATIC
practical, as opposed to idealistic
MISSIVE
a written note or letter
NETTLE
to irritate

Parker neth NETTLED me for answers and always irraiated me
ABSTAIN
to choose not to do something

sex from marriage
SYCOPHANT
a self-serving flatterer; yes-man (Anna kate is sycophant when always sycophant the teacher's clothes to get to know them)
LACHRYMOSE (lach·ry·mose
tearful (I was lachrymose when my grandmother died)
PASTICHE
piece of literature or music imitating other works
FORD
to cross a body of water by wading
CONTRITE
deeply sorrowful or repentant for a wrong
PULCHRITUDE
beauty
ENUMERATE
( enu·mer·ate )
to count, list, or itemize (When I got to Kroger I enumerate how many items I need) (I enumerate my reasons on why it is important for me to study the GRE)
NAIVE
lacking sophistication or experience

Babies are naive when it comes to reading books
JUNCTURE
point of time, especially where two things are joined
CANARD
a lie
GREGARIOUS
outgoing; sociable
WINSOME (The prince in cinderalla was winsome to cinderalla and swept her off her feet)
charming; happily engaging
VACILLATE
to physically sway or be indecisive
ITINERANT
wandering from place to place; unsettled
SACROSANCT
extremely sacred; beyond criticism
DIURNAL
existing during the day
TACITURN
silent; not talkative
ENDEMIC
belonging to a particular area; inherent
TOADY
one who flatters in the hope of gaining favors
NEOLOGISM
new word or expression
SUPPLANT
to replace (another) by force; to take the place of
DYSPEPTIC
suffering from indigestion; gloomy and irritable
DOCTRINAIRE
rigidly devoted to theories without regard for practicality; dogmatic
GESTATION
growth process from conception to birth
EFFICACY
effectiveness
TALON
claw of an animal, especially a bird of prey
TERRESTRIAL
earthly; down-to-earth; commonplace
NEOPHYTE
novice; beginner
ENGENDER
to produce, cause, or bring about
DEFACE
to mar the appearance of; vandalize
OBSTINATE
stubborn; unyielding (Alex is obstinate when she is told wrong)
LARGESS
generous giving (as of money) to others who may seem inferior
EDIFY
to instruct morally and spiritually
VENERATE
to respect deeply
STENTORIAN
extremely loud
HYPERBOLE
purposeful exaggeration for effect
PLETHORA
excess

Anna Kate has a plethora of gum in her card

I have plethora of red dresses in my closet

Rachel has a plethora of Mac Lipsticks
OSTENSIBLE
apparent, but not necessarily true
MALLEABLE
capable of being shaped
OSTENTATION
excessive showiness
WAVER
to fluctuate b/w choices
DIRGE
a funeral hymn or mournful speech
OPAQUE
impossible to see through; preventing the passage of light
DECORUM
appropriateness of behavior or conduct; propriety
PLACATE
to soothe or pacify
PLASTIC
able to be molded, altered, or bent
OSSIFY
to change into bone; to become hardened or set in a rigidly conventional pattern
TIRADE
long, harsh speech or verbal attack
SERAPHIC
angelic; sweet
LANGUID
lacking energy; indifferent; slow
ARBITRATE
to judge a dispute b/w two opposing parties
SCINTILLA
trace amount
MAR
to damage or deface; spoil
VENERABLE
respected because of age
GAMBOL
to dance or skip around playfully
VERACITY
filled with truth and accuracy
VERBOSE
wordy
VEX
to annoy; irritate; puzzle; confuse
CONTUMACIOUS
rebellious
MULTIFARIOUS
diverse
ETHOS
beliefs or character of a group
REPAST
meal or mealtime
REPLETE
abundantly supplied; complete
JARGON
nonsensical talk; specialized language
FATUOUS
stupid; foolishly self-satisfied
KINDLE
to set fire to or ignite; excite or inspire
EBULLIENT
exhilarated; full of enthusiasm and high spirits
GARRULOUS
tending to talk a lot
INTREPID
fearless; resolutely courageous
FAWN
to grovel
ZEALOT
someone passionately devoted to a cause
CANDID
impartial and honest in speech
SYBARITE
a person devoted to pleasure and luxury
PRISTINE
fresh and clean; uncorrupted
MOLLIFY
to calm or make less severe
PHILANTHROPY
charity; a desire or effort to promote goodness
STOLID
unemotional; lacking sensitivity
PECCADILLO
minor sin or offense
VESTIGE
a trace; remnant
FORTUITOUS
happening by chance; fortunate
POTENTATE
monarch or ruler with great power
SYNCOPATION
temporary irregularity in musical rhythm
AUGUST
dignified; grandiose
PARADOX
a contradiction or dilemma
PERMEATE
to penetrate
PERVADE
to be present throughout; to permeate
ECLECTIC
selecting from or made up from a variety of sources
CACOPHONY
harsh, jarring noise
KUDOS
fame, glory, or honor
AMALGAMATE
to combine; to mix together
BURNISH
to polish
USURY
the practice of lending money at exorbitant rates
DOGMA
a firmly held opinion, especially a religious belief
BIFURCATE
to divide into two parts
CURMUDGEON
cranky person, usually old (My grandomother was usually curmudgeon in the morning and would complain)
EPICURE
person with refined taste in food and wine
SURLY
rude and bad-tempered
TANGENTIAL
digressing; diverting
IGNOBLE
having low moral standards; not noble in character; mean
MIRTH
frivolity; gaiety; laughter
IMPERTURBABLE
not capable of being disturbed
(The imperturbable spy refused to give out secret information during his interrogation.

During the bomb threat, the teacher was imperturbable and did not let her students know how worried she was.)
AMELIORATE
to make better; to improve
LAUD
to give praise; to glorify
ANACHRONISM
something out of place in time
SOPORIFIC
causing sleep or lethargy
ANOMALY
deviation from what is normal
DISTEND
to swell, inflate, or bloat
IMPASSE
blocked path; dilemma with no solution
ANTAGONIZE
to annoy or provoke to anger
ESCHEW
to shun; to avoid (as something wrong or distasteful)
EXIGENT
urgent; requiring immediate action
CATALYST
something that brings about a change in something else
DIVINE
to foretell or know by inspiration
IDIOSYNCRASY
peculiarity of temperament; eccentricity
EXCULPATE
to clear from blame; prove innocent
DUPE
to deceive; a person who is easily deceived
CHAOS
great disorder or confused situation
EUPHONY
pleasant, harmonious sound
CONNOISSEUR
a person with expert knowledge or discriminating tastes
LARCENY
theft of property
EUPHEMISM
use of an inoffensive word or phrase in place of a more distasteful one
LASSITUDE
a state of diminished energy
JOCULAR
playful; humorous
APATHY
lack of interest or emotion
ARBITRARY
determined by chance or impulse
METICULOUS
extremely careful; fastidious; painstaking
ENERVATE
to reduce in strength
RUSTIC
rural
DILATE
to make larger; expand
XENOPHOBIA
a fear or hatred of foreigners or strangers
ZEPHYR
a gentle breeze; something airy or insubstantial
NOISOME
stinking; putrid
METAPHOR
figure of speech comparing two different things
ELEGY
a sorrowful poem or speech
PROFLIGATE
corrupt; degenerate
CALUMNY
a false and malicious accusation; misrepresentation
SAGACIOUS
shrewd; wise
PROPITIATE
to conciliate; to appease
HAPLESS
unfortunate; having bad luck (when I hit a car)
PALATIAL
relating to a palace; magnificent
GARNER
to gather and store
POLYGLOT
a speaker of many languages
LUCID
clear and easily understood
EMBELLISH
to add ornamental or fictitious details
PUNGENT
sharp and irritating to the senses
ABERRANT
deviating from what is normal or expected
BOMBASTIC
pompous in speech and manner
BOLSTER
to support; prop up
BEVY
group
VISCOUS
thick and adhesive, like a slow-flowing fluid
GRADATION
process occurring by regular degrees or stages; variation in color
MORES
fixed customs or manners; moral attitudes
VOLATILE
easily arouse or changeable; lively or explosive
ADVOCATE
to speak in favor of
MITIGATE
to soften; to lessen
ALLEVIATE
to make more bearable
PARRY
to ward off or deflect, especially by a quick-witted answer
TACIT
done without using words
MONOTONY
no variation; tediously the same
MOLT
to shed hair, skin, or an outer layer periodically
ACME
highest point; summit; the highest level or degree attainable
ADULTERATE
to make impure
SLAKE
to calm down or moderate; satisfy a desire or need
FRACTIOUS
unruly; rebellious
ENCOMIUM
warm praise
INVECTIVE
abusive language (Idiot, f, damn)
SALUBRIOUS
healthful
EFFIGY
stuffed doll; likeness of a person
ARCHAIC
ancient; old-fashioned
SENTIENT
aware; conscious; able to perceive
DISTAFF
the female branch of a family
SINECURE
a well-paying job or office that requires little or no work
PUSILLANIMOUS
cowardly; without courage
DEFERENCE
respect; courtesy
ARTICULATE
able to speak clearly and expressively
SATIATE
to satisfy fully or overindulge
REPOSE
relaxation; leisure
REPUDIATE
to reject the validity of
REQUITE
to return or repay
PUERILE
childish, immature, or silly
INTRACTABLE
not easily managed or manipulated
PARIAH
an outcast
POSIT
to assume as real or conceded; propose as an explanation
PALLIATE
to make less serious; ease
ESOTERIC
known or understood only by a few
PROPRIETY
the quality of behaving in a proper manner; obeying rules and customs
PROLIFERATE
to increase in number quickly
INTERREGNUM
period between reigns
PRODIGAL
lavish; wasteful
MILITATE
to operate against; work against
MYOPIC
lacking foresight; having a narrow view or lang-range perspective
ENIGMA
a puzzle; a mystery
AMBIGUOUS
doubtful or uncertain; can be interpreted several ways
DICTUM
authoritative statement
OVERWROUGHT
agitated; overdone
ABATE
to reduce in amount, degree, or severity
ERRATIC
wandering and unpredictable
INUNDATE
to overwhelm; to cover with water
HOMOGENEOUS
of a similar kind
SUBLIME
lofty or grand
INNOCUOUS
harmless
IMPLACABLE
unable to be calmed down or made peaceful
STIGMA
a mark of shame or discredit
IMPETUOUS
quick to act without thinking
HETEROGENEOUS
composed of unlike parts; different; diverse
CAPRICIOUS
changing one's mind quickly and often
EULOGY
speech in praise of someone
LOQUACIOUS
talkative
LETHARGIC
acting in an indifferent or slow, sluggish manner
DISSONANCE
a harsh and disagreeable combination, especially of sounds
SYMBIOSIS
cooperation; mutual helpfulness
FORESTALL
to prevent or delay; anticipate
SPARTAN
highly self-disciplined; frugal; austere
EFFRONTERY
impudent boldness; audacity
AXIOM
premise; postulate; self-evident truth
EXACERBATE
to make worse
EXONERATE
to clear of blame
PUGILISM
boxing
CHICANERY
deception by means of craft or guile
DITHER
to act confusedly or without clear purpose
PROBITY
complete honesty and integriity
NADIR
lowest point
ESTIMABLE
admirable
PRUDENCE
wisdom, caution, restraint
CARTOGRAPHY
science or art of making maps
EXPLICIT
clearly stated or shown; forthright in expression
STASIS
a state of static balance or equilibrium; stagnation
FOMENT
to arouse or incite
VARIEGATED
varied; marked with different colors
INGRATE
ungrateful person
VICISSITUDE
a change or variation; ups and downs
VIM
vitality and energy
VITUPERATE
to abuse verbally; berate
VOLUBLE
talkative; speaking easily; glib
WAN
sickly pale
WANTON
undisciplined; unrestrained; reckless
ABJURE
to reject; abandon formally
ABASE
to humble; disgrace
ACIDULOUS
sour in taste or manner
ALACRITY
speed or quickness
TOME
book, usually large and academic
QUERULOUS
inclined to complain; irritable
QUIESCENT
motionless
PEREGRINATE
to wander from place to place; to travel, especially on foot
DESULTORY
jumping from one thing to another; disconnected
AMORTIZE
to diminish by installment payments
PERFIDIOUS
willing to betray one's trust

a __________________ campaign worker revealed the senator's strategy to his leading rival for the nomination
QUIXOTIC
overly idealistic; impractical
PERFUNCTORY
done in a routine way; indifferent
AMULET
ornament worn as a charm against evil spirits
QUOTIDIAN
occurring daily; commonplace
DIAPHANOUS
allowing light to show through; delicate
TORPOR
extreme mental and physical sluggishness
TRANSITORY
temporary; lasting a brief time
PROCLIVITY
a natural inclination or predisposition
ANALGESIA
a lessening or pain without loss of consciousness
ABSCOND
to leave secretly
ANALOGOUS
similar or alike in some way; equivalent to
ANODYNE
something that calms or soothes pain
ANTIPATHY
extreme dislike
TRENCHANT
acute, sharp, or incisive; forceful; effective

Ex: She heard angry voices, not loud, yet certainly _______________.
APOCRYPHAL
of questionable authority or authenticity
APOSTATE
one who renounces a religious faith
ABSTEMIOUS
moderate in appetite
APPROBATION
approval and praise
TURGID
swollen as from a fluid; bloated OR pompous

ex: a ____________ and fast-moving river
ACCRETION
a growth in size; an increase in amount

ex: the ______________ of sediments in coastal mangroves
AERIE
a nest built high in the air; an elevated, often secluded, dwelling
TYRO
beginner; novice
UMBRAGE
offense; resentment

ex: She took _____________ at his remarks
ARDOR
intense and passionate feeling

ex: They felt the stirrings of revolutionary __________________.
ARROGATE
to claim without justification; to claim for oneself without right

ex: The board ________________ed to itself the task of determining what medical facilities will be provided
ASSAIL
to attack; assault
UNCONSCIONABLE
unscrupulous; shockingly unfair or unjust
UNEQUIVOCAL
absolute; certain
UPBRAID
to scold sharply
HERMETIC
tightly sealed
HOARY
very old; whitish or gray from age
AESTHETIC
concerning the appreciation of beauty
ATTENUATE
to reduce in force or degree; weaken
AUGURY
prophecy; prediction of events
AFFECTED
phony; artificial
AGGRANDIZE
to increase in power, influence, and reputation
DECLIVITY
downward slope
HUSBAND
to manage economically; to use sparingly
EQUIVOCATE
to use expressions of double meaning in order to mislead
DECOROUS
proper; tasteful; socially correct
DELETERIOUS
subtly or unexpectedly harmful
DEMAGOGUE
a leader or rabble-rouser, usually appealing to emotion or prejudice
DEMUR
to express doubts or objection
RACONTEUR
witty, skillful storyteller
ERSATZ
fake substitute
ERUDITE
learned; scholarly; bookish
PEJORATIVE
having bad connotations; disparaging
PENURY
an oppressive lack of resource (as money); severe poverty
DERIDE
to speak of or treat with contempt; to mock
RAREFY
to make thinner or sparser
REDRESS
relief from wrong or injury
ex: Those seeking _________________ for an infringement of public law rights

Remedy or set right
ex: The power to _______________ the grievances of our citizens
REJOINDER
response, especially a sharp or witty one

ex: She would have made some cutting _____________ but none came to mind"
DIFFIDENT
lacking self-confidence
DILATORY
intended to delay
EXPONENT
one who champions or advocates

ex: An early _____________ of the teachings of Thomas Aquinas
PERIPATETIC
wandering from place to place, especially on foot

ex: the _________________ nature of military life"
NUMISMATICS
coin collecting
PERSPICACIOUS
shrewd, astute, or keen-witted
OBDURATE
hardened in feeling; resistant to persuasion
DILETTANTE
someone with an amateurish or superficial interest in a topic
RESTIVE
impatient, uneasy, or restless
PHALANX
a compact or close-knit body of people, animals, or things
DISABUSE
to set right; free from error
DISCERN
to perceive or recognize
PHILISTINE
a person who is guided by materialism and is disdainful of intellectual or artistic values
DISPARATE
fundamentally different; entirely unalike
JINGOISM
belligerent support of one's country
INQUEST
an investigation; an inquiry
KEEN
having a sharp edge; intellectually sharp; perceptive
LATENT
potential that is not readily apparent

ex: Discovering her _________ talent for diplomacy
INCULCATE
to teach; impress in the mind
OBLIQUE
indirect or evasive; misleading or devious

ex: _____________ remarks about the candidate's honesty.
LAVISH
extremely generous or extravagant; giving unsparingly
OBSEQUIOUS
overly submissive and eager to please
KINETIC
relating to motion; characterized by movement
LEERY
suspicious
OBVIATE
to prevent; to make unnecessary

ex: The Venetian blinds ____________ed the need for curtains"
LEGERDEMAIN
trickery
KNELL
sound of a funeral bell; omen of death or failure
LEVITY
an inappropriate lack of seriousness; overly casual
OCCLUDE
to stop up; prevent the passage of

ex: thick makeup can ____________ the pores
OFFICIOUS
too helpful; meddlesome
LIBERAL
tolerant or broad-minded; generous or lavish
LACONIC
using few words
INIMICAL
hostile; unfriendly
INCHOATE
not fully formed; disorganized
ONEROUS
troublesome and oppressive; burdensome
OPINE
to express an opinion
PHLEGMATIC
calm and unemotional in temperament
LIBERTINE
a free thinker, usually used disparagingly; one without moral restraint
PITHY
profound or substantial yet concise succinct, and to the point
LICENTIOUS
immoral; unrestrained by society
PLEBEIAN
crude or coarse; characteristic of commoners
LIMPID
clear; transparent
PLUCKY
courageous; spunky
LIONIZE
to treat as a celebrity
LISSOME
easily flexed; limber; agile
POLEMIC
controversy; argument; verbal attack
OPPROBRIUM
public disgrace
LISTLESS
lacking energy and enthusiasm
POLITIC
shrewd and practical in managing or dealing with things; diplomatic
RHETORIC
effective writing or speaking
LIVID
discolored from a bruise; reddened with anger
LUGUBRIOUS
sorrowful; mournful; dismal
LUMBER
to move slowly and awkwardly
MACHINATION
plot or scheme
CLOYING
sickly sweet; excessive
RIBALD
humorous in a vulgar way
ROCOCO
very highly ornamented
IMPUGN
to call into question; to attack verbally
COALESCE
to grow together to form a single whole
COFFER
strongbox; large chest for money
COGENT
convincing and well-reasoned
WHIMSICAL
lightly acting in a fanciful or capricious manner; unpredictable
WILY
clever; deceptive
COLLUSION
collaboration; complicity; conspiracy
WIZENED
shriveled; withered; wrinkled
WRAITH
a ghost or specter; a ghost of a living person seen just before his/her death
YOKE
to join together
ZENITH
the point of culmination; peak
ICONOCLAST
one who opposes established beliefs, customs, and institutions
CONVOLUTED
intricate and complicated
COSSET
to pamper; treat with great care
COTERIE
an intimate group of persons with a similar purpose
CREDULOUS
too trusting; gullible
CRAVEN
lacking courage
CUPIDITY
greed; strong desire
DEBUTANTE
young woman making debut in high society
SALIENT
prominent; of notable significance
PRATTLE
meaningless; foolish talk
PRECIPITATE
to throw violently or bring about abruptly; lacking deliberation
PRECIS
short summary of facts
JUDICIOUS
sensible; showing good judgement
INTRANSIGENT
uncompromising; refusing to be reconciled
INSIPID
lacking interest or flavor
INVIDIOUS
envious, obnoxious, or offensive; likely to promote ill-will
INVESTITURE
ceremony conferring authority
INURE
become used to or hardened to
IMPRECATION
a curse
PALLID
lacking color or liveliness
PANACHE
flamboyance or dash in style and action; verve
ABEYANCE
temporary suppression or suspension
PANEGYRIC
elaborate praise; formal hymn of praise
CASTIGATE
to punish or criticize harshly
PANOPLY
impressive array
BONHOMIE
good-natured geniality; atmosphere of good cheer
PARAGON
model of excellence or perfection
BOOR
crude person, one lacking manners or taste
BURGEON
to grow and flourish
MAELSTROM
whirlpool; turmoil; agitated state of mind
MAGNATE
powerful or influential person
MALEDICTION
a curse; a wish of evil upon another
MANNERED
artificial or stilted in character
MARTINET
strict disciplinarian; one who rigidly follows rules
CATHOLIC
universal; broad and comprehensive
PARE
to trim off excess; reduce
CAUSTIC
biting in wit
CABAL
a secret group seeking to overturn something
MAUDLIN
overly sentimental
MENDACIOUS
dishonest
MENDICANT
beggar
MERCURIAL
quick, shrewd, and unpredictable

ex: his _______________ temperament
MERETRICIOUS
gaudy; falsely attractive
INGRATIATE
to gain favor with another by deliberate effort; to seek to please somebody so as to gain an advantage
INSURRECTION
rebellion
PRESCIENT
having foresight
PREVARICATE
to lie or deviate from the truth
INTER
to bury
IMBUE
to infuse, dye, wet, or moisten
IMPECUNIOUS
poor; having no money
IMPERVIOUS
impossible to penetrate
IMPIOUS
not devout in religion
INCARNADINE
blood-red in color
INDOLENT
habitually lazy or idle
Equivocal
Ambiguous/Uncertain
Cogitation
Thoughtful consideration
Filial
from son or daughter
obfuscate
render unclear/unintelligible
Rapturous
Great pleasure/enthusiasm
Underscore
Emphasize
Portent
Omen/warning
Beguile
Charm/enchant, could be deceptive
Remonstrative
Plead in disapproval/objection
Fidelity
Faithfulness OR exactness/accuracy in details
Insinuate
Subtle negative suggestion
Stipulate
Demand/specify as part of agreement
Incendiary
Flammable (could be metaphorical)
Henceforth
From this/that time on
Penchant
Strong/habitual liking for something
Semblance
Outward appearance, facade
Foible
Minor weakness/eccentricity
Presage
Omen/warning
Incipient
Initial stage, beginning
Pellucid
Clear, easily understood
Impute
To assign or attribute something to someone
Adamantine
Unbreakable
Frangible
Fragile
Gossamer
Thin/delicate/fine
Tensile
Stretchy
Abstruse
Obscure, difficult to understand
Modish
Conforming to what is popular/fashionable
Panacea
Solution for all problems, cure-all
Conduit
Channel
Pliable
Flexible or easily influenced
Capitulation
Surrendering or yielding
Ineluctable
Inescapable
Inveigh
Speak or write against with hostility
Extol
Praise
Assiduity
Constant attention
Malign
Evil in nature or slander
Redound
Contribute to (credit or honor)
Macerate
Soften by soaking
Supervene
Occurring after
Gratuitous
Uncalled for
Exorbitant
Unreasonably high (price charged)
Ineffable
Indescribable, inexpressible
Compunction
Guilt
Sedulity
Diligence
Deft
Quick and skillful
Base
Low
Petulant
Childishly bad-tempered
Tetchy
Irritable
Lackadaisical
Lacking enthusiasm
Impertinence
Lack of respect
Ingenuity
Cleverness
Acuity
Sharpness
Acrimony
Bitterness
Futility
Pointlessness
Vestment
Garment
Bijoux
Jewel or trinket
Suffuse
Spread through
Amenable
Easily persuaded, cooperative
Deprecate
Disapprove
Abash
Embarrass
Dudgeon
Resentment
Scion
Descendant
Annex
Add
Tenable
Maintainable
Pastoral
Rural
Compendious
Concise
Antediluvian
Outdated
Otiosity
Futile or inactive
Unheralded
Not well-known
Recalcitrant
Stubbornly disobedient
Deciduous
Short-lived
Captious
Tending to find fault or criticize
Avaricious
Greedy
Slovenly
Messy and dirty
Travail
Laborious effort
Unencumbered
Free from burden
Fetter
Restrain
Elucidate
Clarify or explain
Sanction
Penalty or approval
Avuncular
Resembling an uncle in kindness and indulgence
Eidetic
Of mental imagery with accurate details
Magnanimous
Generous and forgiving
Aspersion
Attack on reputation
Exhume
Dig up from grave
Promulgate
Promote/announce or make widely known
Augment
Make something greater by adding to it
Abridge
Shorten
Solicitous
Showing interest or concern
Foppish
Concerned with his appearance excessively
Hackneyed
Overused and unoriginal
Nugatory
Of no value or importance
Despondent
Without hope
Paean
Song of praise
Derision
Mockery, contempt
Balance
Remainder
Postulate
Suggest or assume
Contravene
Go against
Aver
Declare to be true
Vacuous
Devoid of significance, expression, or intelligence
Bacchanal
Wild gathering involving drinking and promiscuity
Exiguity
Meager
Quorom
Gathering of minimal number of members necessary
Bowdlerize
Edit by omitting offensive parts
Cursory
Hasty and without attention to detail
Propitious
Favorable
Auspicious
Promising
Inveterate
Habitual
Intrinsic
Inherent in nature
Punctilious
Precise
Neoteric
Modern
Concomitant
Accompanying
Truculent
Defiantly aggressive
Shrewd
Very clever practically
Abecedarian
Novice
Stymie
Hinder or prevent progression
Convivial
Sociable
(to describe atmosphere)
Vassal
Servant
Patsy
One who is gullible and easy to take advantage of
Cohort
Group or supporters
Facetious
Amusing, not meant to be taken seriously
Liberate
To free
Abnegate
Deny or surrender
Inaugurate
Begin
Evanesce
Disappear gradually
Admonish
Reprimand or warn
Enjoin
Direct or issue
Annotate
Add explanatory notes
Catechize
Give religious instruction or examine through question and answer
Callow
Young and inexperienced
Surreptitious
Sneaky
Exhortation
Earnest attempt at persuasion
Intimation
Slight suggestion
Redaction
Putting something into writing or editing
Curt
Rudely short
Churlish
Having a bad disposition or rude
Self-possessed
Confident and poised
Peripheral
On/near edge of or not of central importance
Explicate
Explain
Lapse
Backslide or pass by
Delineate
Outline or describe
Synergetic
Working together
Grandiose
Overblown
Mawkish
Overly sentimental
Scintillating
Brilliantly clever or exciting
Profundity
Deep- intellectually or physically
Victual
Food
Sententious
Preachy
Bromidic
Unoriginal
Inimical
Harmful
Picayune
Unimportant or trivial
Epochal
Significant and important to new era
Engender
To make happen
Flout
Scoff
Gilding
Coating of gold (decorative)
Hedonistic
Pleasure seeking
Perilous
Dangerous
Improvident
Short-sighted
Precocious
Exceptionally early development or maturity
Provincial
Unsophisticated or rural
Sordid
Dirty or morally degraded
Menagerie
Collection of animals
Cornucopia
Abundance
Cache
Hidden storage
Accede
Agree
Surmise
Guess
Substantiate
Strengthen with evidence
Acquiescent
Willing to carry out orders without protest
Supine
Lying face upward or offering no resistance
Prostrate
Lying on ground or render helpless
Paltry
Meager
Exigous
Meager
Forthcoming
Available as promised or coming soon
Bona fide
Authentic
Supercilious
Haughty
Expediency
Self-serving
Inscrutable
Not easily understood
Induce
Cause to do
Eponym
Person for whom something is named or name derived from person (Down's syndrome: John Down or Constantine I from Constantinople)
Asservate
Assert or state
Tautological
Logically redundant
Mnemonic
Memory assisting
Recondite
Obscure
Puissant
Powerful
Formidable
Impressive or inspiring fear
Protean
Taking on different forms

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