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abate abdicate abject abjure ablution abrogate abscond abstention abstruse accretion acerbic acquiesce acrid acrimonious adjoin

adjoin adjure admonish adulterate adventitious affable aggrandize altruist amatory

to reduce in amount, degree or severity to renounce or relinquish a throne utterly hopeless, humiliating or wretched to renounce on oath act of cleansing to abolish by formal means to leave secretly the act of refraining voluntarily hard to understand; secret, hidden an increase by natural growth sour or astringent in taste, harsh in temper to comply, give in sharp or biting to the taste or smell caustic, stinging or bitter in nature to be close or in contact with to be next to and joined with to beg or command to counsel against something; caution to make impure accidental friendly, courteous to increase in power, influence and reputation a person unselfishly concerned for the welfare of others of or

amity anachronism anachronism androgen androgynous animus antipathy antipathy apartheid apathy apathy apogee apostasy apostasy apotheosis approbation arrogate assiduous assuage atrophy austere autonomy aver

pertaining to lovers or lovemaking friendship; peaceful harmony something our of place in time an obsolete or archaic form any substance that promotes masculine characteristics being both male and female hostile feeling or attitude extreme dislike aversion any system or caste that separates people according to race lack of interest or emotion lack of interest or emotion the highest or most distant point a total desertion of ones religion, principles, party, cause, etc. renunciation of ones previous loyalty glorification, glorified ideal praise, consideration to claim unwarrantably or presumptuously diligent, persistent, hardworking to make less severe the wasting away of body tissue severe or stern in appearance; undecorated independence, self-governance to affirm, to declare to be true

something one does in addition to a principle occupation avocation predictable; clichd, boring banal warlike, given to waging war belligerent to express pity for bemoan desiring to do good to others benevolent having a kindly disposition benign pertaining to or affecting two or both sides bilateral pompous in speech and manner bombastic to surrender unconditionally or on stipulated terms capitulate changing ones mind quickly and often capricious to punish or criticize harshly castigate deception by means of craft or guile chicanery roundabout, indirect circuitous to walk circumambulateabout or around to draw a circumscribe line around watchful and discreet circumspect convincing and well reasoned cogent self-satisfied, unconcerned complacent inclined or disposed to please complaisant a feeling compunction of uneasiness for doing wrong having a common center concentric to placate, win over conciliate a large conflagration destructive fire

confluence congenital contravene convalescent convoke convoluted corroborate credulity credulous cursory decadent deference deferential deign delude derision desiccate desultory desultory diatribe dichotomy diffident diffuse diffuse

merging into one existing or as such from birth to come into conflict with recovering from illness to call together intricate and complicated to provide supporting evidence willingness to believe or trust too easily too trusting; gullible going rapidly over something; hasty; superficial decaying; deteriorating respect; courtesy respectful; to yield judgment to to think fit or in accordance with ones dignity to mislead the mind of judgment of, deceive to act of mockery to dry out thoroughly jumping from one thing to another; disconnected at random, unmethodical an abusive, condemnatory speech division into two parts, kinds, etc. lacking self-confidence to pour out and spread to spread

dilatory dilatory dilettante disabuse disport disquiet dissemble disseminate distend

doctrine dogma dogmatic doleful dour dupe duplicity dystrophy eclectic efficacy effigy effluence elegy elocution

widely or thinly intended to delay inclined to delay or procrastinate someone with an amateurish and superficial interest in a topic to set right; to free from error to divert or amuse oneself a lack of calm or peace to present a false appearance; to disguise ones real intentions or character to scatter or spread widely to expand by stretching a principle or body of principles presented for acceptance or belief; dogma a firmly held opinion, often a religious belief dictatorial in ones opinions sorrowful, mournful sullen, gloomy to deceive; a person who is easily deceived deceitfulness in speech or conduct; double-dealing faulty or inadequate nutrition or development selecting from or made up from a variety of sources effectiveness sculpture or model or person flowing out of a sorrowful poem or speech art of

empathy enervate engender enigma ephemeral epigram epithet equivocate erudite esoteric estimable eugenics eulogy euphony exacerbate exculpate execrable exigent expound exult fawn fiduciary foment forestall

clear and expressive speaking the identification with the feelings or thoughts of others to reduce in strength to produce, cause or bring about a puzzle; a mystery lasting a short time a witty or pointed saying tersely expressed a word of phrase, use invectively as a term of abuse to use expressions of double meaning in order to mislead learned, scholarly, bookish known or understood by only a few admirable improvement of qualities of race by control of inherited characteristics speech in praise of someone pleasantness of sound to increase bitterness or violence to clear from blame; prove innocent abominable urgent; requiring immediate action to set forth in detail to show or feel triumphant joy to grovel of a trust; held or given in trust to arouse or incite to prevent by advance action

irritable, peevish fractious continuous discharge of firearms or outburst of criticism fusillade pompous grandiloquent or inflated in language deceit or trickery guile different from acknowledged standard; holding unorthodox opinions or doctrines heterodox of other heterogeneous origin; not originating in the body affecting virtues or qualities one does not have hypocritical one who opposes established beliefs, customs and institutions iconoclast showing or feeling no emotion impassive impossible to penetrate; incapable of being affected impervious quick to act without thinking impetuous characterized by sudden rash action or emotion impetuous to urge or press with excessive persistence importune to challenge as false impugn a female lover inamorata not fully formed; disorganized inchoate to charge with fault inculpate a hostile entrance into a place incursion deficient in what is requisite indigent to imbue someone with learning indoctrinate state of being lazy or slothful indolence showing a disposition to avoid exertion; slothful indolence to move induce

ineffable infusion ingenuous inimical insensate insidious insipid insolent interloper intransigent intransigent invective irascible laconic litigate magnanimous magnate maladroit malevolent malfeasance malign malinger maxim

or lead by influence too great for description liquid extract so obtained showing innocence or childlike simplicity hostile, unfriendly without feeling or sensitivity intended to trap or beguile lacking interest or flavor boldly rude or disrespectful someone who intrudes in the domain of others uncompromising; refusing to be reconciled refusing to agree or compromise of, relating to, or characterized by insult or abuse easily made angry using few words to make the subject of a lawsuit generous in forgiving an insult or injury a powerful or influential person clumsy, tactless characterized by or expressing bad will misconduct or wrongdoing often committed by a public official to speak harmful untruths about, to slander to evade responsibility by pretending to be ill an expression of general truth or principle

menacing, threatening minatory a person who dislikes others misanthrope interbreeding miscegenation of races to soften, to lessen mitigate to calm or make less severe mollify starting to develop nascent a recent convert neophyte hardened in feelings; resistant to persuasion obdurate to render indistinct or dim obfuscate having a slanting or sloping direction oblique overly submissive and eager to please obsequious fawning obsequious becoming obsolete obsolescent noisily obstreperous defiant, unruly not sharp, pointed or acute obtuse to prevent; to make unnecessary obviate to stop up; to prevent the passage of occlude eating or absorbing everything omnivorous troublesome and oppressive; burdensome onerous public disgrace opprobrium the disgrace incurred by shameful conduct opprobrium formal or elaborate praise at an assembly panegyric a wide-ranging and impressive array or display panoply model of paragon

pathogenic paucity percipient perfidious perfunctory perfunctory peripatetic permutation perquisite perspicacious perspicacious pertinacious pertinacious petulant philanderer philanthropy

philology plethora precept precipitate preclude precocious predilection

excellence or perfection causing disease smallness of quantity; scarcity; scantiness having perception; discerning; discriminating willing to betray ones trust done in a routine way; indifferent performed merely as routine duty walking or traveling about; itinerant a complete change; transformation a gratuity, tip shrewd, astute having keen mental perception and understanding resolute persistent, stubborn showing sudden irritation, esp. over some annoyance one who carries on flirtations charity; a desire or effort to promote goodness the study of literary texts to establish their authenticity and determine their meaning excess a commandment given as a rule of action or conduct to throw violently or bring about abruptly; lacking deliberation to prevent the presence of unusually advanced or mature in mental development or talent preference, liking

prescient presentiment prevaricate probity prodigal proliferate promulgate propitiate propound propriety proscribe proselytize protract provident prudence puerile pugnacious punctilious pusillanimous querulous quiescence quiescent recumbent refractory

having knowledge of things before they happen a feeling of anticipation over a future event to lie or deviate from the truth honesty, high-mindedness lavish, wasteful to increase in number quickly to make known by open declaration to conciliate; to appease to set forth for consideration correct behavior, obedience to rules and customs to condemn as harmful or odious to convert of attempt to recruit to prolong, draw out, extend having or showing foresight wisdom, caution or restraint childish, immature to quarrel or fight readily strict or exact in the observance of formalities lacking courage or resolution full of complaints the condition of being at rest, still, inactive motionless lying down; reclining; leaning stubborn,

rejoinder remonstrate reprehensible reprisals reprobate repudiate reticent reticent revile salient sedition

sociopath soporific specious stigma stolid subjugate subterfuge supercilious supplicate taciturn tenable

rebellious to reply, retort to say or plead in protect, objection or reproof deserving rebuke or censure retaliation against an enemy a depraved or wicked person to reject the validity of silent, reserved disposed to be silent or not to speak freely to criticize with harsh language prominent or conspicuous incitement of discontent or rebellion against a government a person whose behavior is antisocial and who lacks a sense of moral responsibility causing sleep or lethargy deceptively attractive; seemingly plausible but fallacious a mark of shame or discredit unemotional; lacking sensitivity to conquer an artifice or expedient used to evade a rule arrogant, haughty, condescending to make humble and earnest entreaty silent, not talkative capable of being held, maintained or defended

holding fast tenacious having a predisposition towards a point of view tendentious extreme mental and physical sluggishness torpor easily managed or controlled tractable going transcendent beyond ordinary limits unconscionable unscrupulous habitually truthful veracious filled with trust and accuracy veracity the verisimilitude appearance or semblance of truth truthfulness verity performed, exercised, received or suffered in place of another vicarious to slander, to defame vilify crying out noisily vociferous free choice, free will; act of choosing volition having a great appetite voracious