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I.S. vocab "two's company"

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Tractable
Easily managed, led,or taught
Reminisce
To recollect and tell of the past
Sanguine
Cheerful
Reproach
To criticize or express disappointment
Divergent
Drawing apart from a commonpath, differing from one another
Despair
A complete loss of hope
Exonerate
To free from blame or responsibility
Juxtapose
To place side by side
Evasive
Tending to escape
Cursory
Performed with haste and little attention to detail
Disparage
To speak of in an insulting way
Elite
Superior in status
Bane
Cause of death or ruin
Defer
To submit or yield to another's wish or opinion
Averse
Reluctant
Enmity
Hatred
Guile
Skillful deceit
Dogmatic
Stubbornly and arrogantly opinionated
Warrant
To justify
Frenetic
Wildly excited frenzied or frantic
Convoluted
Complicated
Plausible
Believable
Hail
To salute or greet
Enunciate
To pronounce with clarity
Felicity
Great happiness
Ecstasy
Intense joy or delight
Eloquent
Well spoken
Nurture
To help develop, to nourish
Tedious
Tiresomely long or boring
Daunt
To intimidate or lessen's one's courage
Assess
To make a judgement about
Melancholy
Sad, gloomy
Diligent
Hard-working
Concord
Agreement
Haughty
Snobbish, overly proud
Garish
Flashy,tastelessly loud and brightly colored
Curtail
To cut short
Deter
To prevent or discourage from acting
Veiled
Concealed or disguised
Inquisitive
Showing curiosity
Discord
Lack of agreement, quarreling
Equanimity
Calmness
Inflammatory
Arousing strong emotion, esp. anger
Debilitate
To weaken
Reiterate
To repeat
Impartial
Not biased
Nonchalant
Casually unconcerned (sometimes falsely)
Dilatory
Tending to delay,late or slow
Superfluous
Extra, unnessary
Condescend
To deal with people in a superior manner
Acrimony
Hostility
Prodigious
Enormous, extra ordinary
Mediocre
Ordinary, so-so
Mandate
To authoritative command
Resignation
Acceptance of something as incapable, submission
Fervent
Greatly emotional or enthusiastic
Eclectic
Having elements from a variety of sources
Composed
Calm
Versatile
Capable of doing many things competently
Scathing
Harshly critical
Commend
To praise
Underscore
To emphasize
Transient
Existing for a short period of time
Urbane
Polite, suave and cultivated in manner
Meticulous
Extremely careful
Disseminate
To spread out
Censure
To criticize severely
Surreptitous
Done or made secret by stealthy means
Aspire
To have great ambition
Reprenhensible
Deserving of criticism or disapproval
Exalt
To elevate, glorify or praise
Flamboyant
Highly elaborate, showy
Sagacious
Insightful, wise
Paradox
A seemingly contradictory statement that may nonetheless be true
Inudate
To overwhelm with, to flood
Rancor
Hostility
Sanction
To give official authorization or approval to
Mercenary
Motivated solely by a desire for monetary or material gain
Induce
To bring about the occurance of
Voluble
Characterized by ready and rapid speech