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Robbie Final Words 2011

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indomitable
surrendering
infallible
imperfect
plod
skip, prance
pungent
bland
remiss
scrupulous
repose
exertion
temerity
fearfulness
truculent
gentle
unfeigned
insincere
virulent
harmless
hubris
god-like pride; excessive self confidence
mayhem
a state of rowdy or violent disorder; chaos
mettle
the courage to carry on; heart and inner strength
gumption
courage, fortitude, and determination
nihilism
the rejection of all human values and the belief that life is meaningless
existentialism
the view that the world is without meaning or purpose; I alone exist
ploy
a cunning plan or plot
surfeit
an excessive amount of
anguish
severe mental or physical pain and suffering; deep agony
fortitude
courage in pain or adversity
apathy
extreme lack of interest, concern or emotion
pariah
a social outcast who is despised
interloper
one that interferes with some else's affairs; a meddler
sublime
the combined feelings of awe, ecstasy, and terror
solitude
the state of being alone; isolation
wretch
an unfortunate or unhappy person for whom one feels sorry
tenet
a principle or belief that usually pertains to religion or philosophy
aver
to assert or declare with confidence
assert
to state or affirm strongly
acquire
to get, obtain, learn, achieve or attain
augment
to make greater or better; enhance
abhor
to hate disdainfully
adore
to respect or love deeply
appease
to pacify or placate; to bring to a state of calmness
cajole
to persuade gently through flattery
coerce
to compel by force; to force
chastise
to punish or castigate severely; to demean harshly
compel
to force or drive strongly esp. into a course of action
contend
to compete or struggle with in opposition
convey
to communicate or make known
discern
to see or perceive what is not easily apparent/perceivable
deign
to lower one's status to do a favor; to condescend
deride
to belittle through mockery
demean
to humiliate or put down; to degrade
dupe
to trick or deceive
deplore
to disapprove of strongly; to reject harshly
debauch
to corrupt sexually or morally
dwindle
to make smaller; to decrease or lessen
debase
to reduce in quality or value; to lower the moral character of
engender
to bring about; to create or cause
exult
to feel and express extreme happiness or elation
exalt
to honor or praise deeply
exhilarate
to stimulate or invigorate; to make elated and alive
ensue
to occur afterwards as a result of
efface
to wipe out or erase completely
emulate
to copy out of admiration
engulf
to swallow up; to completely flood or surround
extol
to glorify or praise greatly; worship
enthrall
to capture the fascinated attention of
endow
to give or bequeath; to supply with talent or quality
equivocate
to speak unclearly or ambiguously on purpose
feign
to fake or pretend to be affected by
grapple
to engage in a close fight without weapons; wrestle
instigate
to cause by incitement; to initiate (something bad)
incur
to cause to happen; to cause
impel
to force or compel from within (us. by morals)
inflict
to impose something unpleasant; to cause pain or discomfort
imbue
to fill or permeate (with)
impede
to retard in progress; to obstruct or hinder
lament
to express deep sorry or regret for, usually out loud
lope
to move or run with long, bounding strides
lurk
to wait in concealment; to wait secretly around a place
loathe
to feel deep disgust or aversion for; to hate
pine
to long or yearn for deeply; to suffer deep regret or grief over
prevail
to triumph over; to be greater in strength or influence
perpetrate
to commit or execute something unmoral (i.e. crimes)
pertain
to be related, appropriate, or applicable to
placate
to assuage or make better; to appease
recompense
to repay or give compensation to
remonstrate
to forcefully and reproachfully protest or object
renege
to go back on a big promise or oath
revere
to deeply respect tinged with awe; to raise to a god-like status
ravish
to fill (someone) with intense delight; enrapture
repose
to rest or be situated in a certain place
recur
to occur again, periodically, or repeatedly
supplicate
to ask or beg for earnestly or humbly
succumb
to fail to resist and give in to; to yield reluctantly
satiate
to fill to or past satisfaction; satisfy to the fullest and more
trifle
to deal with lightly; to pass time frivolously
vacillate
to waver in mind or opinion; to fluctuate between two things