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incipient

new, beginning
the incipient stage

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embryonic

new, beginning
the embryonic phase

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nascent

new, young
has nascent interest in politics

4

inchoate

new and as such unformed
a rather inchoate plan at this point

5

aura

climate; or a distinctive personality
an aura of uncertainty

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haughty

arrogantly superior
a look of haughty disdain

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supercilious

behaving or looking superior
the supercilious art dealer

8

pretentious

attempting to impress
a pretentious literary term

9

vainglorious

showing too much pride
his vainglorious boasting

10

lagniappe

free
a lagniappe gift bag with her purchase

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usurp

to take without right
usurp the kingship

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portentous

ominous
the portentous night fall

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prescient

predicting
a prescient sense of things

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clairvoyant

being able to see into the future
clairvoyant into the future

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harbinger

something that signals another
the increase of jobs was a harbinger for the economy

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squalid

filthy
squalid living conditions

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squalor

filth
the squalor in which they lived

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squander

to waste
squander his talents

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obsequious -

ulterior motives; kissing up
obsequious to the teacher

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sycophantic

kissing up
sycophantic to the leader

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sycophant

kisser upper
the sycophant was annoying

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harbinger

a sign that indicates the future
a harbinger of springtime

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harbinger (v.)

signing of the future
harbinger danger

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obstreperous

misbehaving
the kids were all obstreperous

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prescient

showing knowledge of events before they happen
prescient people are interesting

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elucidate

to make clear
elucidate the directions

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penchant

natural attraction
penchant towards science

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aversion

distaste
aversion for people's lies

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irascible

irritable
in an irascible mood

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impasse

dead end
the street had an impasse

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audacity

valor
feats of audacity

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bravado

valor
of great bravado

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augury

prediction of the future
his augury proved false

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panacea

cure-all
panacea for your problems

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opprobrium

strong disapproval
opprobrium of her life choices

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droll

laughable
her droll confidence

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poignant

depressing; emotionally moving
that poignant speech

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ignominious

inglorious; disgraceful
ignominious behavior

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cure-all

panacea
cure-all for your problems

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ephemeral

short-lived
ephemeral fame
an ephemeral head ache

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transient

fleeting
transient joy
transient fever

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transitory

here then gone
a transitory feeling

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audacious

bold
an audacious decision
an audacious lie

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emasculate

feel like less of a man; dis-empower
she emasculated him by pointing out his weaknesses

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coerce

to intimidate
coerce them into donating

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cajole

to sweet-talk
cajoled them into coming

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gossamer

very sheer and light
the gossamer material

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opaque

dense; coarse
the rocks were opaque

49

distraught

agitated
they were distraught from the stress

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éclat

pizzazz; style
his writing had a certain éclat

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harangue

bitter verbal attack
a harangue against the proposition

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tirade

bitter verbal attack
a tirade on the mainstream media

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diatribe

bitter verbal attack
their diatribe proved fruitful

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encomium

tribute
the encomium at his funeral

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panegyric

tribute
the panegyric at the dedication

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lascivious

having lustful desires
they were judged for being lascivious

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salacious

having lustful desires
they were salacious

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lewd

having lustful desires
the people were unusually lewd

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inviolable

not able to be violated
their rights were inviolable

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vacillation

fluctuation
the vacillation of the authorities to make a statement

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herculean

mighty
her herculean effort

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obstreperous

unruly
the obstreperous two-year old would not cooperate

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insolent

rude
his insolent behavior

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vituperative

rude
her vituperative reply

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scurrilous

rude
their scurrilous retort

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aphorism

short saying
Polonius had an aphorism

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axiom

short saying
an axiom of the teacher

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orthodox

normal
his orthodox writing style

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inept

lacking skill
she was inept at swimming

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gauche

lacking skill
he was gauche at menial labor

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dexterous

skillful
he was dexterous at swimming

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deft

skillful
she was deft at school

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tactful

skillful
she was tactful at writing

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auspicious

favorable
auspicious of success to come

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deleterious

unhealthy
all that soda was surely deleterious

76

droll

laughable
her droll attempt

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jocular

playfully humorous
his jocular behavior

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dour

grim; grave
a dour look on her face

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mellifluous

smooth
the mellifluous voices of the boys' choir

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cacophonous

involving harsh sounds
the cacophonous sounds of middle school

81

paragon

supreme example of
the paragon of virtue

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quintessence

epitome (very essence of)
quintessence of courage

83

troupe

group of actors
their theater troupe

84

inert

not moving
she lay inert in her bed

85

equivocal

unsure
the equivocal nature of her remarks

86

unequivocal

very sure
her unequivocal answer

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meticulous

precise
meticulous with his appearance

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slovenly

sloppy
his slovenly clothing

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embryonic

just beginning
the embryonic stages of the plan

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pliable

bendable; malleable; impressionable
the pliable metal

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docile

obedient
the docile animal

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tact

ability to say/do the right thing in social situations
he has tact for getting out of things

93

debauch (v.)

to corrupt; to indulge
debauch the innocent children

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debauch (n.)

an indulgence
he spent his life in debauch

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debauchery

R-rated revelry; excessive indulgence
his debauchery was borderline illegal

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debaucherous

saturnalian; excessive indulgence
a night of debaucherous pleasures

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unabashed

fearless; shameless
an unabashed supporter of his policies

98

hubris

excessive pride (tragic flaw=hamartia)
everyone hated him because of his hubris

99

anomaly

an unnatural occurence
the growth on the duck's bill is a harmless anomaly

100

bête noire

"beast of the night"; something that is disliked
his uncle's bête noire

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boone

boost
thankful for the boone

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irascible

easily angered
the irascible old man

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de jure

by right
the king de jure

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callousness

insensitivity
callousness towards their depression

105

presage

to foreshadow
presage war

106

sybaritism

pursuit of pleasure
the degree of sybaritism of the parties

107

asceticism

self-denial
physical asceticism

108

vapid

dull
the vapid acting

109

insipid

bland
mugs of insipid coffee

110

strident

shrill
his voice was strident

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ubiquitous

everywhere
his ubiquitous influence on the children

112

taut

tight
make the rope taut

113

colossal

of immense size
the colossal wave

114

terse

short-winded; abrupt
a terse statement

115

laconic

short-winded; using very few words
his laconic reply

116

pleonasm

needless repetition; more words than necessary
his pleonastic responses

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kowtow

to yield or submit
she kowtowed to the boss

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grovel

to yield or submit
he groveled at his feet, begging for forgiveness