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abortive
failing to accomplish an objective
accost
approach and speak to first
bereft
lacking
cajole
coax
caustic
sarcastically biting
appease
make calm
cogent
forcibly convincing
belligerent
given to hostile behavoir
detrimental
causing damage
conjugal
pertaining to marriage
consummate
complete
derogatory
disparaging
condolence
expression of sympathetic sorrow
destitute
expression of sympathetic sorrow
destitute
extremely poor
emaciated
thing and wasted
embellish
adorn
acrimonious
bitter tone
construe
interpret
adamant
firm in opinion
eminent
outstanding
enigma
something puzzling
pontificate
present opinions arrogantly
rhapsodize
speak in an extravagantly enthusiastic manner
desultory
aimless
myth
a traditional story telling the deeds of gods or heroes
eschew
take care to avoid
exonerate
prove blameless
dubious
suspect
fabricate
devise a deception
feasible
capable of being accomplished
euphemism
term used in place of one that is considered offensive
inadvertent
unintentional
evince
show clearly
feint
misleading movement
flagrant
extremely conspicuous
chagrin
embarrassment caused by failure
fortuitous
happening by chance
frugal
thrifty
gist
central idea
fraught
filled
goad
urge on
hapless
unfortunate
histrionic
overly dramatic
imminent
impending
harbinger
forerunner
heretic
one who dissents from accepted belief
impunity
immunity from punishment
inchoate
just beginning
epic
a long verse narrative recounting the adventures of heroes
incisive
cutting
indict
accuse of a crime
expatriate
one who has left his homeland to reside in another country
indigenous
native
pecuniary
pertaining to money
indigent
impoverished
innate
inborn
penance
self-imposed punishment for sin
inordinate
excessive
nebulous
cloudy
insatiable
not satisfiable
loath
reluctant
loathe
detest
incongruous
discordant
lucrative
profitable
melange
mixture of incongruous elements
incontrovertible
indisputable
mundane
common
nadir
lowest point
obliterate
destroy utterly
nettle
annoy
obsequious
servile
replete
filled to capacity
panacea
cure-all
in medias res
a narrative that begins in the middle of things
paragon
a model of excellence
paucity
scarcity
latent
hidden
laudatory
expressing praise
perfunctory
done routinely with little interest
premonition
anticipation of an event without conscious reasoning
raze
destroy completely
recant
publicly withdraw a belief
protean
readily assuming different shapes
relegate
assign to a position of oblivion
opulent
lavish
vicissitude
change
permeate
spread through
vigilance
alert watchfulness
reprehensible
deserving severe criticism
stymie
stand in the way of
supine
lying on the back
respite
interval of rest
revile
abuse verbally
salient
prominent
terse
concise
sanguine
optimistic
repugnant
loathsome
schism
division
literal
taking words in their primary sense
altruism
unselfish regard for the welfare of others
scion
descendant
corroborate
support with evidence
sedentary
doing much sitting
parsimonious
stingy
sinecure
job that involves little work and provides an income
analogous
similar
sporadic
occurring occasionally
pernicious
highly destructive
preclude
to make impossible
tainted
contaminated
advocate
one who defends a cause
temerity
reckless boldness
sumptuous
luxurious
trenchant
penetrating
peruse
study
transient
fleeting
ubiquitous
being everywhere
voluble
talkative
zenith
high point
adroit
skillfull
connubial
relating to marriage
coterie
intimate group with a common interest
ascetic
practicing strict self-denial
figurative
arising from the use of metaphorical figures of speech