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mal(word element)
bad; wrong
enroach
trespass; advance beyond accepted limits
malign
speak evil of; slander
crone
ugly, withered old woman; hag
demeanor
behavior; conduct; bearing
propinquity
closeness in place or time; proximity
gambol
skip to leap playfully; frolic
nadir
lowest point
flag(verb)
become weak or tired; lose strenth
adduce
present as evidence; offer as proof
fact(word element)
make
ascertain
determin; find out for certain
smattering
slight knowledge
artifact
object (historical) made by humans
gerontology
physics of matter at low temperatures
savant
a scholar; learned person
exhume
to dig up something buried
droll
amusing in an odd way
evade
to cleverly avoid or escape
ambivalence
conflicting feelings toward something
mono(prefix)
one
absolve
to pardon; clear of blame
discrete
individually distinct; seperate
peruse
read carefully
coterie
a select group of people
monologue
long speech by one person
uninhibited
not held back or restricted
argot
special language of a group, esp. criminals
terse
brief and to the point; succinct
homage
an expression of respect
pan (word element)
all; every
misconstrue
misunderstand; misinterpret
philology
study of language
Pyrrhic victory
victory achieved at too high a price
sanguine
confident; cheerfull; optimistic
pandemic
found over an entire area; widespread
ape
imitate
polarize
separate into opposite extremes of opinion
retort
quick, witty, or angry reply
candor
honesty; openness
eu (word element)
good; well
recreant
coward; traitor
equable
even; free from extremes; even-tempered
forte
person's strong point or particular skill
substantiate
to support; prove
tyro
rookie; beginner
threadbare
wearing shabby, worn clothes
yoked
joined or linked together
euphemism
mild expression substituted for offensive one
revelry
noisy merrimaking

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