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lackadaisical
adj. lacking life, spirit, or zest : languid
nitid
adj. bright, lustrous
stentorian
adj. extremely loud
enervate
adj. lacking physical, mental, or moral vigor
misogyny
n. a hatred of women
haywire
adv. being out of order or having gone wrong
pungent
adj. sharply painful
grout
n. plaster
effrontery
n. shameless boldness
luge
n. a small sled that is ridden in supine position
billiards
n. POOL
delectable
adj. highly pleasing
commensal
adj. living in a relationship in which one organism obtains food or other benefits from another without damaging or benefitting it
peccant
adj. faulty
heartfelt
adj. sincere
indefatigable
adj. incapable of being fatigue
perpetual
adj. everlasting
abide
v. tolerate
convoke
v. to call together to a meeting
malign
adj. evil in nature, influence, or effect
obviate
v. to anticipate and prevent
palliate
v. to lessen intensity
peruse
v. to examine or consider with attention and in detail
portend
v. to give an omen or anticipatory sign of
recuse
v. to disqualify (oneself) as judge in a particular case; broadly
m├ętier
n. an area of activity in which one excels : forte
alleviate
v. to lessen, relieve
immutable
adj. not capable of or susceptible to change
phraseology
n. choice of words : style
sultry
adj. very hot and humid
superfluous
adj. extra
vociferous
adj. marked by or given to vehement insistent outcry
anecdote
n. a usually short narrative of an interesting, amusing, or biographical incident
scion
n. descendant, child
comprise
v. to include especially within a particular scope
mendacious
adj. given to or characterized by deception or falsehood or divergence from absolute truth
frisson
n. a brief moment of emotional excitement
compunction
n. distress of mind over an anticipated action or result
espouse
v. to take up and support as a cause
magniloquent
adj. speaking in or characterized by a high-flown often bombastic style or manner
causerie
n. a short informal essay
fledge
v. to cover with or as if with feathers or down
magnate
n. a person of rank, power, influence, or distinction often in a specified area
tun
n. a large cask especially for wine
incumbent
n. one that occupies a particular position or place
palaver
n. beguiling or misleading speech
mawkish
adj. having an insipid often unpleasant taste
poignant
adj. designed to make an impression : touching
cajole
v. to persuade with flattery or gentle urging especially in the face of reluctance : coax
acme
n. the highest point or stage; also : one that represents perfection of the thing expressed : summit
pugilist
n. fighter, especially a professional boxer
hebetude
n. lethargy, dullness
imperturbable
adj. marked by extreme calm, impassivity, and steadiness
disparage
v. to lower in rank or reputation : degrade
kaput
adj. utterly finished, defeated, or destroyed
torpid
adj. lacking in energy or vigor
precocial
adj. capable of a high degree of independent activity from birth
colloquy
n. a high-level serious discussion
repudiate
v. to reject as untrue or unjust
villify
v. to lower in estimation or importance
vapid
adj. lacking liveliness, tang, briskness, or force
aspersion
n. a false or misleading charge meant to harm someone's reputation
urbane
adj. notably polite or polished in manner
paisley
adj. made typically of soft wool and woven or printed with colorful curved abstract figures
gibbet
v. to expose to infamy or public scorn
resplendent
adj. characterized by a glowing splendor
commensurate
adj. equal in measure or extent
zeitgeber
n. an environmental agent or event (as the occurrence of light or dark) that provides the stimulus setting or resetting a biological clock of an organism
fusillade
n. a spirited outburst especially of criticism
affidavit
n. a sworn statement in writing made especially under oath or on affirmation before an authorized magistrate or officer
sesquipedalian
adj. given to or characterized by the use of long words
chimerical
adj. existing only as the product of unchecked imagination : fantastically visionary or improbable
abrogate
v. to treat as nonexistent
virago
n. a woman of great stature, strength, and courage
adipose
adj. of or relating to animal fat
bereaved
adj. suffering the death of a loved one
celibate
n. one who lives in abstention by vow from marriage
cupidity
adj. inordinate desire for wealth
commisurate
v. to feel or express pity
objurgation
n. a harsh rebuke
allot
n. to distribute as a share
paroxysm
n. a sudden sharp attack
raucous
adj. HARSH, HOARSE, STRIDENT
lucubration
n. laborious or intensive study
exiguous
adj. scanty in amount
harry
v. to torment by or as if by constant attack syn worry, annoy, plague, pester
unwonted
adj. RARE, UNUSUAL
wistful
adj. full of yearning or desire tinged with melancholy
abulia
n. loss or impairment of the ability to act or to make decisions
apotheosis
n. a model of excellence or perfection of a kind
pyrrhic
adj. costly to the point of outweighing expected benefits
senescence
n. the state of being or growing old.
pertinacious
adj. stubborn; obstinate.
amicable
adj. characterized by friendliness and good will
contrite
adj. feeling or expressing grief and regret for sins or offenses
treacly
adj. overly sweet or sentimental
trenchant
n. forceful and vigorous
roue
n. a man devoted to a life of sensual pleasure
glabrous
adj. without hairs or projections; smooth.
invective
n. insulting or abusive language
efficacious
adj. producing, or capable of producing, a desired effect.
approbation
n. approval
inimical
adj. unfriendly; unfavorable.
quixotic
adj. foolishly impractical
censure
n. to criticize severely; also, an expression of disapproval
gauche
n. lacking social polish; tactless.
inscrutable
adj. difficult to fathom or understand.
sycophant
n. one who seeks favor by flattery; a toady
venerate
v. to treat with deep respect
obstreperous
adj. noisily and stubbornly defiant
irenic
adj. promoting peace
coruscate
v. to give off or reflect light in bright beams or flashes
euphonious
adj. pleasing to the ear
egress
n. the act of going out or leaving, or the right or freedom to leave
indigence
n. a state of extreme poverty or destitution
blandish
v. to act or speak in a flattering or coaxing manner
misandrist
n. a person who hates men
obdurate
adj. resistant to persuasion or softening influences
obeisance
n. an expression of deference or respect, such as a bow or curtsy
affray
n. a tumultuous assault or quarrel
sempiternal
adj. everlasting; endless
moribund
adj. dying
admonition
n. gentle or friendly reproof
extirpate
v. to destroy completely
anodyne
n. serving to relieve pain
panoply
n. a protective coating, such as armor
equivocal
adj. purposely ambiguous
maunder
v. to talk incoherently; to speak in a rambling manner
corpulent
adj. very fat; obese
juxtaposition
vb. to place side by side
oblivion
n. the condition or state of being forgotten
perturb
vb. to disturb greatly esp. in mind
vatic
adj. of or characteristic of a prophet or prophecy; prophetic; oracular
slake
v. to relieve or satisfy with or as if with refreshing drink
macabre
n. gruesome
countenance
n. appearance, especially the expression of the face
hoary
adj. ancient; extremely old; remote in time past
cavort
v. to bound or prance about
placid
adj. peaceful
lacerate
v. to tear roughly
lugubrious
adj. mournful
polemic
adj. aggressively attacking of the opinions or beliefs of another
exacerbate
v. to make more violent, bitter, or severe
dote
vb. to be feebleminded esp. from old age, give excessive attention to
visceral
adj. not intellectual
juncture
n. connection, joint, union
trepid
adj. timorous, fearful
vertiginous
adj. dizzy
innuendo
n. hint, insinuation
ensconce
v. shelter
debouch
v. to emerge; to issue
scrutinize
v. to examine closely and minutely
vitreous
adj. glassy
supplant
v. replace
jejune
adj. childish
promiscuous
adj. heterogenous
alibi
n. an excuse (as for failure)
redolent
adj. aromatic
mettle
n. spirit, courage
contumacious
adj. stubbornly disobedient
imprecation
n. a curse
phantasmagoria
n. an exhibition or display of optical effects and illusions
obsequious
adj. servilely attentive; compliant to excess; fawning
diffident
adj. hesitant in acting or speaking through lack of self-confidence
tribunal
n. a court of justice
salubrious
adj. favorable to health
lucrative
adj. profitable
opprobrium
n. something that brings disgrace
arriviste
n. a person who has recently attained success, wealth, or high status but not general acceptance or respect; an upstart
scrupulous
adj. painstaking
gadabout
n. someone who roams about in search of amusement or social activity.
pecuniary
adj. of or relating to money
uxorious
adj. excessively devoted or submissive to a wife
ventral
adj. relating to the belly
caprice
n. a sudden, unpredictable change of mind or behavior
inveterate
adj. confirmed in a habit : habitual
flotilla
n. a fleet, especially of small ships
ribald
adj. characterized by or given to vulgar humor; coarse
protege
n. one who is protected, guided, and supported by somebody older and more experienced.
accolade
n. an expression of praise
turbid
adj. disturbed; confused; disordered
insensate
adj. lacking sense or understanding
conclave
n. a private gathering
encomium
n. glowing and warmly enthusiastic praise
lax
adj. not strict
chortle
v. to utter, or express with, a snorting, exultant laugh or chuckle
intrepid
adj. fearless; bold; brave; undaunted; courageous
sylph
n. a slender, graceful young woman
recusant
adj. refusing to submit to authority
facsimile
n. an exact copy
minx
n. a pert or flirtatious young woman
infantile
adj. of or relating to infants
insouciance
n. lighthearted unconcern
denouement
n. the outcome of a complex sequence of events
prink
v. to dress up; to deck for show.
pukka
adj. first-class, complete, authenic
dilatory
adj. delaying, tardy
sagacious
adj. wise
eschew
v. shun, avoid
interrelate
v. to bring into or have a mutual relationship
disquisition
n. a formal inquiry or discussion
veridical
adj. genuine, truthful
reverberate
v. repel, echo
prescience
n. foresight
hibachi
n. a charcoal brazier
frenetic
adj. frantic
egregious
adj. conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible
reprobation
n. strong disapproval
itinerant
adj. traveling from place to place
hie
v. hasten, hurry, rush
contretemps
n. an inopportune or embarrassing situation or event
sacrosanct
adj. sacred, inviolable
allocate
v. allot, assign
repast
n. a supply of food and drink served as a meal
condescend
v. to assume an air of superiority
deign
v. condescend
ephemeral
adj. short lived, transitory
empyrean
n. heaven, paradise
eclectic
adj. selecting or made up of what seems best of varied sources -- eclectic nadj : selecting or made up of what seems best of varied sources
sequester
v. segregate
animosity
n. hatred
despondency
n. dejection, hopelessness
debunk
v. to expose the sham or falseness of
circumvent
v. to check or defeat esp. by stratagem
genuflect
v. to bend the knee or touch one knee to the ground, as in worship.
parapet
n. a protecting rampart
demur
v. to object; to take exception
laud
n. praise, acclaim
macroscopic
adj. visible to the naked eye
solecism
n. any inconsistency, mistake, or impropriety
extemporaneous
adj. composed, performed, or uttered on the spur of the moment, or without previous study; unpremeditated; impromptu
ignominious
adj. dishonorable, degrading, humiliating
consternation
n. amazed dismay and confusion
alacrity
n. cheerful alertness
forgo
v. to abstain from; to do without.
rationale
n. an underlying reason
febrile
adj. feverish
raiment
n. clothing in general; garments
nefarious
adj. flagrantly wicked or impious
aborning
adv. while being born or produced
remonstrate
v. to plead in opposition to something
scrimp
v. to economize greatly and save
hokum
n. nonsense
dulcet
adj. generally pleasing, soothing, or agreeable
benign
adj. showing kindness
proximity
n. nearness
bamboozle
v. to trick
tractable
adj. docile

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