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Amble
To walk at a leisurely pace
Verb
Auspicious
Successful or lucky
Adjective
Benevolence
a kind thoughtful act
Noun
Benign
something that wont cause harm; peaceful
Adjective
Nebulous
unclear or vague
Adjective
Assuage
To lessen an unpleasant feeling
verb
Carnage
massive slaughter or massacre and or dead corpses
noun
Obsolete
no longer used or out of date
Adjective
Reprieve
cancel or postpone and or release from consequence
noun or verb
Vast
very great in size of anything and or very great in degree or intensity
Adjective
Devoid
not possessing, untouched by
Adj.
Formidable
causing fear, awesome in strength, arousing feelings and awe
Adj.
Propensity
a natural tendency
noun
Rectitude
anything morally correct
noun
Taciturn
not speaking much, silent in expression
adj.
Contemptuous
to have the feeling someone is beneath you, or feeling cocky
adj.
Contentious
likely to cause a fight
Adj.
Diminutive
smaller than ordinary
Adj.
Edify
to teach in a way that improves someones mind or character
verb
Qualms
misgivings or suddens attack of illness
noun
Analogous
an analogy or likeliness that permits one to draw an analogy
Noun
Ascertaining
to find out or learn something
verb
Placid
not easily excited or upset
adjective
Provocation
act of provoking
noun
Tacit
talking little or showing little emotion
adjective
Glean
collect info bit by bit
verb
Myopic
lacking imagination or near minded
adjective
Succinct
short yet clear
adjective
Tirade
long angry speech
noun
Uncouth
lacking good manners
adjective
Acquit
To decide if someone is guilty or not
verb
Indicted
to decide if someone should be in trial for a crime
verb
Expunge
to remove something completely
verb
Tenerity
The quality of being confident in a way that is rude and foolish
noun
Volition
an act of making a choice or decision
noun
Diffidence
lacking self confidence
noun
Disparity
Something that is different from something else
noun
Enigma
a hard and confusing puzzle
noun
Frivolous
no worthy of attention; silly
adjective
Static
still or having no motion
adjective
Engender
bring into existence; give rise to; to cause to exist
verb
Vitiate
to reduce the quality or value or to impair; to ruin or spoil
verb
pacify
to ease the anger or agitation of; to calm someone down
verb
dearth
the state or condition of not having enough of something; a scarce supple; a lack
noun
indolence
to be disincline to exert oneself; habitually lazy
noun
ambivalence
simultaneous and contradictory attitudes or feelings towards an object, person, or action
noun
auxiliary
available to provide extra help, power, etc., when it is needed
adjective
beguile
:to trick or deceive (someone)
:to attract or interest someone
verb
doleful
causing grief or affliction
adjective
tantamount
equivalence in value, significance
adjective