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emphatic/emphatically

Adj

assertive; expressing firmly / forcefully

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tremulously

Adv

shakily or timidly, nervously

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errant

Adj

guilty / delinquent OR

wandering / stray

4

festoon

Verb - to decorate / adorn

Noun - a garland

5

apex

Noun

The highest part of something; peak; pinnacle

 

6

Wry

Adj

  1. Mocking / sarcastic
  2. twisted in a expresion of digust, disappointment or annoyance

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Precarious

Adj

  1. Uncertain ; riskly
  2. Not securely held in position; likely to collapse

8

palliate

V

To soothe / ease

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Peremptory

Adj

  1. Insisting on immediate attention or obedience; commanding
  2. Not open to appeal ; final

10

tiff

(n.)

argument, disagreement

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privy

Adj

Sharing in the knowledge of

12

deftness/deft

(n) skill/agility

(adj) skillful/agile, adept

13

exile

Verb

To banish; throw out

14

laudable

(adj) praiseworthy, commendable

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laden

Adj

Loaded; weighed down 

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Scrupulously

Adv

Done in a manner with extreme attention to detail; carefully

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disingenuous

Adj

insincere ; dishonest

18

eloquence

Noun

Speech that is graceful and persuasive

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wistful

(adj) showing a feeling of longing; nostalgic

20

derisive

Adj

Mocking / expressing ridicule / contempt

21

innumerable

(adj.)

countless

22

culpability

(n) guilt, blame

23

scourge

Verb

To whip ; to beat

24

contempt/contemptuously

Noun

Disdain / disrespect / disregard

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intercession

Noun

the action of intervention on behalf of another; 

petition

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coy

Adj

Making a pretense of shyness or modesty OR

reluctant to give details

27

diffidently

Adv

shyly because of a lack of self-confidence.  Timidly

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enjoin

Verb

demand or encourage

29

obduracy

Noun

Stubbornness

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oblique

Adj

Indirect

31

Squander

Verb

  1. To waste in a reckless and foolish manner
  2. To allow an opportunity to be lost

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innocuous

(adj) harmless

33

sallow

Adj

yellowish ; pale

34

procure

Verb

To get ; to obtain

35

festooned

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curtly

Adv

Bluntly; rudely; briefly

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nonchalant

(adj.)

casual, laid back

38

morosely

Adv

Gloomily; depressingly

39

incredulous/incredulity

Adj.

Skeptical

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Aphorism

Noun

A saying with a general truth; a maxim

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Sequester

Verb

To isolate or hide away

To take legal possessions of assets until debt is paid

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vex

Verb

To annoy ; irritate

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reciprocal

(adj.)

given, felt, or done in return; mutual

44

Adept

Adj

Skillful ; talented

45

pedagogical

(adj.)

related to teaching, instructional

46

florid

(adj) red or flushed complexion

(adj) elaborate or fancy

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floundering

Verb

To struggle; to stumble

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ruefully

Adv

Sadly , regretfully

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                                                                                                 myriad

Noun - multitude

Adj - countless

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lamentable

Adj

distressing ; sad

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transgression

Noun

Wrongdoing ; sin

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suave

(adj.)

charming; confident; refined

53

rebuff

V

reject; decline

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ambiguities

Noun

Vagueness ; uncertainty

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plaintive

(adj) sad, mournful

56

Surreptitiously

Adverb

Done in secret because it would likely be disapproved of

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sadistic

(adj.)

getting pleasure from causing pain

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suffuse

Verb

to spread throughout

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haughty

Adj

Arrogant ; conceited

60

tumult

Noun

Commotion / disorder

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tactful

(adj) showing a keen sense of what is appropriate/tasteful; showing discretion

62

guffaw

V

to laugh boisterously

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sidle

(v) to creep or sneak

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louse

(n.)

good for nothing person

65

wayward

Adj

Stubborn ; headstrong

66

dismal

Adj

Gloomy ; melancholy

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Unabashed

Adj

Shameless ; bold

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loathsome

Adj

hideous ; disgusting; deserving of hate

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obstinate

(adj) stubborn, inflexible

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remnants

Noun

what remains ; fragments

71

exhibitionist

(n.)

a person who behaves in ways intended to attract attention or show-off

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cower

V

to crouch down in fear

73

grievance

Noun

Injustice ; complaint

74

digression

(n.)

movement away from the central or main point

75

immaterial

(adj.)

of little importance, insignificant

76

furtive/furtively

Adj. 

Secretive

 

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bellicosely

Adv

aggressively ; hostilely

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coax

Verb

to persuade gradually or by flattery

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unscrupulous

(adj.)

unaffected by principles of right and wrong, immoral

80

qualms

(n.)

worries, doubts

81

palpable

(adj) able to be touched, noticeable, unmistaken

82

impervious

Adj

Incapable of being affected by; 

impenetrable

83

inane

(adj.)

foolish; pointless; asinine

84

Docile

Adj

Submissive / obedient

85

fiend

(n.)

a person who is extremely interested in or obsessed with something, an evil spirit

86

valorous

Adj

courageous; brave

87

boisterous

(adj.)

noisily, jolly, or rowdy

88

compulsory

(adj.)

required, mandatory, obligatory

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Evasive

Adj

Tending to avoid or escape

90

Loll

Verb

To lounge

To hang loosely / droop

91

rebuke

Verb

To scold / reprimand

92

phony

(adj.)

fake, not genuine, not honest

93

putrid

(adj.)

rotten, sticking

94

fickle

Adj

Changeable

95

gallant

Adj

brave ; noble

96

ostracize

(v.)

to exclude, to make an outcast

97

umbrage

(n) offense, annoyance

98

penury

Noun

extreme poverty

99

ruminate

(v) to think deeply about something, to contemplate

100

fray

Noun

fight or brawl

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pacifist

(n.)

peace-lover, someone opposed to violence

102

awash

(adj) flooded/covered witrh water

(adj) containing large numbers of something

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indignant/indignantly

Adj

angry / offended

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Lithe

Adj

Thin and graceful ; flexible

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pensive

Adj

Deep in thought

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augment

Verb

To increase ; to enlarge

107

harrowing

(adj.)

extremely disturbing or distressing

108

sacrilegious

(adj.)

in violation of anything sacred, showing distrespect toward something considered holy

109

sullen

(adj) bad-tempered, sulky, gloomy

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conscientious

(adj.)

wishing to do what is right, careful and hardworking

111

Volubility

Noun

The quality of talking flently, readily or incenssantly

Talkativeness

112

Contrite

Adj

Repentant

Apologetic

113

blase

(adj.)

indifferent or bored, unimpressed