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Allay
to put (fear, doubt, suspicion, anger, etc.) to rest calm quiet.
Obfuscation
to confuse, bewilder, or stupefy
Odious
deserving or causing hatred; hateful; detestable
Dyspeptic
gloomy, pessimistic, and irritable
Expurgate
to amend by removing words, passages, etc., deemed offensive or objectionable
Infraction
breach; violation; infringement
Penance
a punishment undergone in token of penitence for sin
Modality
an attribute or circumstance that denotes mode or manner
Ineluctable
incapable of being evaded; inescapable:
Intransigent
refusing to agree or compromise; uncompromising; inflexible
Disavow
to disclaim knowledge of, connection with, or responsibility for; disown; repudiate
Obsequious
characterized by or showing servile complaisance or deference; fawning
Blanch
to whiten by removing color; bleach
Fecundity
fruitfulness or fertility, as of the earth.
Ordain
to enact or establish by law, edict, to decree; give orders for:
Restive
impatient of control, restraint, or delay, as persons; restless; uneasy.
Syncopated
cut short
Vituperative
Using, containing, or marked by harshly abusive censure. Verbally abusive
Saturnine
sluggish in temperament; gloomy; taciturn.
Ebullient
overflowing with fervor, enthusiasm, or excitement; high-spirited:
Belied
To picture falsely; misrepresent: To show to be false
Anathematize
to pronounce an anathema against; denounce; curse.
Contrition
sincere penitence or remorse.
Prognostication
a forecast or prediction.
Relic
a surviving memorial of something past.
Obstreperous
resisting control or restraint in a difficult manner; unruly.
Moribund
in a dying state; near death.
Admonish
to caution, advise, or counsel against something.
Beseech
to implore urgently
Mawkish
characterized by sickly sentimentality; weakly emotional; maudlin.
Temerity
reckless boldness; rashness.
Jejune
without interest or significance; dull; insipid
Vitiate
to impair the quality of; make faulty; spoil.
Impunity
exemption from punishment.
Exacting
rigid or severe in demands or requirements:
Quixotic
impulsive and often rashly unpredictable.extravagantly chivalrous or romantic; visionary, impractical, or impracticable
Commensurate
having the same measure; of equal extent or duration.
Pejorative
having a disparaging, derogatory, or belittling effect or force
Malediction
curse
Platitude
a flat, dull, or trite remark, esp. one uttered as if it were fresh or profound.
Portentous
ominously significant or indicative, marvelous; amazing; prodigious
Syllogism
an extremely subtle, sophisticated, or deceptive argument
Rapt
deeply engrossed or absorbed
Parry
to ward off (a thrust, stroke, weapon, etc.), as in fencing; avert
Pirouette
a whirling about on one foot or on the points of the toes, as in ballet dancing.
Insular
dwelling or situated on an island.
Craven
cowardly; contemptibly timid; pusillanimous
Petulant
moved to or showing sudden, impatient irritation, esp. over some trifling annoyance
Plucky
having or showing pluck or courage; brave
Sedulity
sedulous quality, application, or activity; diligence.
Perfidy
deliberate breach of faith or trust; faithlessness; treachery
Vitriol
something highly caustic or severe in effect, as criticism
Heretical
any belief or theory that is strongly at variance with established beliefs, customs
Impudence
rudeness
Insolence
contemptuously rude
Ditties
a poem intended to be sung.
Poignancy
Profoundly moving; touching:
Anachronisms
something or someone that is not in its correct historical or chronological time,
Covetous
inordinately or wrongly desirous of wealth or possessions
Diffident
lacking confidence in one's own ability, worth, or fitness; timid; sh
Exigent
requiring immediate action or aid; urgent; pressing.
Apocryphal
of doubtful authorship or authenticity.
Endemic
belonging exclusively or confined to a particular place:
Phlegmatic
not easily excited to action or display of emotion; apathetic; sluggish
Erudite
characterized by great knowledge; learned or scholarly:
Enervate
to deprive of force or strength; destroy the vigor of; weaken
Engender
to produce, cause, or give rise to
Dither
a trembling; vibration
Inure
to accustom to hardship, difficulty, pain, etc.; toughen or harden; habituate
Imprecation
a curse; malediction
Rejoinder
an answer to a reply; response.
Opprobrium
a cause or object of such disgrace or reproach
Scintilla
a minute particle; spark; trace
Umbrage
offense; annoyance; displeasure
Noisome
offensive or disgusting, as an odor.
Maudlin
tearfully or weakly emotional; foolishly sentimental:
Cupidity
eager or excessive desire, esp. to possess something; greed; avarice.
Largess
generous bestowal of gifts.
Cosset
to treat as a pet; pamper; coddle.
Lampoon
a sharp, often virulent satire directed against an individual or institution
Ossify
to convert into or cause to harden like bone.
Specious
apparently good or right though lacking real merit; superficially pleasing or plausible
Pathogenic
capable of producing disease
Diaphanous
very sheer and light; almost completely transparent or translucent.
Trenchant
incisive or keen, as language or a person; caustic; cutting
Salubrious:
favorable to or promoting health; healthful:
Sanguine
cheerfully optimistic, hopeful, or confident
Prevaricate
to speak falsely or misleadingly; deliberately misstate or create an incorrect impression
Burnish
to make smooth and bright
Slake
to allay (thirst, desire, wrath, etc.) by satisfying.
Irascible
easily provoked to anger; very irritable:
Foment
to instigate or foster (discord, rebellion, etc.)
Aggrandize
to widen in scope; increase in size or intensity; enlarge; extend.
Voluble
characterized by a ready and continuous flow of words
Turgid
swollen; distended; tumid.
Inchoate
not yet completed or fully developed; rudimentary.
Lachrymose
suggestive of or tending to cause tears; mournful.
Perspicacious
having keen mental perception and understanding; discerning
Inimical
adverse in tendency or effect; unfavorable; harmful
Glib
readily fluent, often thoughtlessly, superficially, or insincerely so
Stolid
not easily stirred or moved mentally; unemotional; impassive.
Ignoble
of low grade or quality; inferior.
Lionize
to treat (a person) as a celebrity:
Palliate
to relieve or lessen without curing; mitigate; alleviate.
Polemic
a controversial argument, as one against some opinion, doctrine, etc
Vim
lively or energetic spirit; enthusiasm; vitality.
Invective
vehement or violent denunciation, censure, or reproach
Bawdy
indecent; lewd; obscene
Gaunt
extremely thin and bony; haggard and drawn, as from great hunger
Sentient
having the power of perception by the senses; conscious.
Panegyric
a lofty oration or writing in praise of a person or thing; eulogy.
Prolix
extended to great, unnecessary, or tedious length; long and wordy.
Recalcitrant
resisting authority or control; not obedient or compliant; refractory.
Pithy
brief, forceful, and meaningful in expression; full of vigor, substance, or meaning
morose
gloomily or sullenly ill-humored, as a person or mood
Disabuse
to free (a person) from deception or error.
Surly
unfriendly or hostile; menacingly irritable
Compulsory
required; mandatory; obligatory
abjure
to renounce or reject solemnly; to recant; to avoid
abrogate
to abolish or annul by authority; put down
abscission
act of cutting off or removing
abscond
to depart clandestinely; to steal off and hide
accretion
growth, increase by successive addition, building up
adumbrate
to foreshadow vaguely; intiimate, suggest, or outline sketchily
alacrity
eager and enthusiastic willingness
anathema
a solemn or ecclesiastical(religious) curse; accursed or thoroughly loathed person or thing
anodyne
soothing
apogee
farthest or highest point; culmination; zenith
apostate
one who abandons long-held religious or political convictions, a betrayer of a cause
apotheosis
deification, glorification to godliness, the perfect example
apposite
appropriate, pertinent, relevant, apropos
apprise
give notice to, inform
approbation
an expression of approval or praise
arrant
utter and completely "an arrant fool"
arrest
to suspend; to engage
artless
completely without guile; natural, without artificiality
asperity
severity, rigor; roughness, harshness; acrimony, irritability
aspersion
an act of defamation or maligning
astringent
having a tightening effect on living tissue; harsh; severe
attenuate
to rarefy, weaken or make thinner, lessen
augury
omen, portent, the reading of omens
august
majestic, venerable
auspice
protection or support, patronage
auspicious
favorable, propitious, successful, prosperous
austere
without adornment; bare; severely simple; ascetic
aver
to state as fact; to confirm or support
axiomatic
taken as a given; possessing self-evident truth
baleful
sinister, pernicious, ominous
beatify
to bless, make happy, or ascribe a virtue to; to regard as saintly
bedizen
to adorn, especially in a cheap, showy manner; festoon, caparison
belie
to give a false impression of, to misrepresent
bellicose
belligerent, pugnacious, warlike
bent
leaning, inclination, proclivity, tendency
blandish
to coax with flattery, toady or fawn
bombastic
pompous; grandiloquent
bucolic
rustic and pastoral; characteristic of rural areas and their inhabitants
burgeon
to grow rapidly or flourish
cadge
to sponge, beg, or mooch
cajole
to inveigle, coax, wheedle, sweet-talk
calumniate
to slander, make a false accusation
canon
an established set of principles or code of laws, often religious in nature
caret
an insertion mark(^) used by editors and proofreaders
castigation
severe criticism or punishment
caustic
burning or stinging; causing corrosion
chary
wary; cautious; sparing
chasten
to chastise or correct; subdue
churlish
boorish, vulgar, loutish; difficult and intractable
coda
concluding section to a musical or literary piece, something that concludes or completes
cogent
appealing forcibly to the mind or reason; convincing
complaisance
the willingness to comply with the wishes of others
consequential
pompous, self-important
contemn
to scorn or despise; treat with disdain
contiguous
sharing a border; touching; adjacent
contrite
regretful; penitent; seeking forgiveness
corrigible
capable of being set right, correctable, reparable
countenance
to approve of or tolerate
cozen
to deceive, beguile, hoodwink
decorum
politeness or appropriateness of conduct or behavior
demur
to question or oppose
denigrate
blacken, belittle, sully, defame, disparage
denouement
an outcome or solution; the unraveling of a plot
deprecate
to disparage or belittle
depredate
to plunder, pillage, ravage or destroy; to exploit in a predatory manner
desiccate
to dry out or dehydrate; to make dry or dull
desuetude
the state of being no longer used or practiced.
desultory
random; thoughtless; marked by a lack of plan or purpose
detraction
slandering, verbal attack, aspersion
diatribe
a harsh denunciation
die
a tool used for shaping
dilatory
causing delay, procrastinating
dilettante
one with an amateurish or superficial interest in the arts or a branch of knowledge
din
loud sustained noise
discomfit
to defeat
dissemble
to disguise or conceal; to mislead
dissolution
disintegration, looseness in morals
distrait
distracted; absent-minded, especially due to anxiety
doggerel
다 거 뤌 1, trivial, poorly constructed verse 졸렬한 시
dross
slag(광물을 제련할 때 금속에서 분리된 찌꺼기), waste or foreign matter, impurity, surface scum
dulcet
melodious, harmonious, mellifluous
dynamo
1, generator; forceful, energetic person
ebullience
the quality of lively or enthusiastic expression of thoughts and feelings
edifying
enlightening, informative
effrontery
extreme boldness; presumptuousness(주제넘음)
effusive
gushing(감상적으로지껄이는); excessively demonstrative
elegy
a mournful poem, especially one lamenting the dead; any mournful writing or piece of music
emollient
soothing, especially to the skin; making less harsh; mollifying
empirical
based on observation or experiment
encomium
glowing and enthusiastic praise; panegyric(격찬), tribute(찬사), eulogy(찬미)
ennui
안 위 1, dissatisfaction and restlessness resulting from boredom or apathy
epithet
disparaging word or phrase
equanimity
composure, self-possession
equivocate
to use ambiguous language with a deceptive intent
errant
traveling, itinerant, peripatetic(순회하는)
eschew
이쓰 추 2, shun(피하다), avoid
essay
to test or try; attempt, experiment
estimable
worthy, formidable(만만치 않은)
evanescent
tending to disappear like vapor(증기); vanishing
evince
to show clearly, to indicate
exact
to demand, call for, require, take
excoriate
to censure scathingly(가차없이), to upbraid(신랄하게 비난하다)
exculpate
to exonerate(..의 무고함을 밝히다), to clear of blame
exemplar
typical or standard specimen(예); paradigm, model
exhort
to incite (자극하다), to make urgent appeals
expatiate
to discuss or write about at length(충분히); to range freely
expiate
to atone(속죄하다) or make amends for(속죄하다)
extant
existing, not destroyed or lost
extemporaneous
improvised; done without preparation
extirpate
엑쓰 털 페잍 1, to destroy, exterminate, cut out, pull out by the roots
facetious
playful; humorous; not serious
fallacy
an invalid or incorrect notion; a mistaken belief
fallow
팰 로우 1, untilled(경작하지 않은), inactive, dormant
fatuous
silly, inane(어리석은)ly foolilsh
fawn
to flatter or praise excessively
feckless
ineffectual(효과없는); irresponsible
felicitous
apt(적절한); suitably expressed, well chosen, apropos[애 프로 포우 3] 알맞은
fell
a barren(불모의) or stony hill; an animal's hide(짐승의 가죽); cut down
fervent
greatly emotional or zealous
fetid
stinking, having a heavy bad smell
etter
to shackle[족쇄를 채우다], put in chains, restrain[억제하다, 누르다]
filigree
an ornamental(장식적인) work, especially of delicate lacelike patterns; resembling such a patter

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