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Cataclysm n.

Violent event that brings about change (usually deaing with earth crust or natural disaster). The world is in cataclysm.

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Quiescent
(spelled quiet+scent, ONLY ONE 'i')

Inactive. Still. Quietly at rest, still. how long will the opressed stay quiescent. The dog was only quiescent for a fourth of the night.

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Stigma

A mark of infamy. Feminists like her wanted to forego the whore stigma.

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Construe

To interpret. Bush declared he would 'construe' the law he himself signed how he saw fit.

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Indigent adj.

In need. Poor, Lacking lifes necessities. The widow, the lowly, the indigent are the ones to be served. In-need-gent.

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Fastidious

Excessively particular, hard to please

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Inscrutable

Incapable of being scrutinized/investigated/seen

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Categorical

Absolute, downright

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Clairvoyant

Mystical ability to talk to dead people,
predict future,
know about things you weren't physically there to witness in person.

Able to see through things, beyond natural vision, a visionary, prophet

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Defray costs

To keep at bay by way of payment. The grant helped defray the expenses of the trip. Defray the costs. Defray the expenditure.

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Taciturn person

Habitually untalkative. Tending to be quiet.

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Terse speaking style

Brief and direct, no excess superfluity in speech.

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Boon

Good benefit. Help, something to be grateful for. The greatest boon for me is the lack of complexity the technology introduces to our work.

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Proletariat

Working class, poor

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Heterogeneous vs Homogeneous

Different in kind, unlike vs alike.

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Pittance

A small amt, scanty remuneration

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Glib Polyglot

A person who not only learns and speaks different languages with ease but he is glib and Readily FLUENT and often thoughtlessly, easy actions/manner

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Penchant

Strong inclination

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Solicitous

Showing concern for someone's well being, having concern (ex- for future), full of desire and eagerness.

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Circumscribe

Limit.
To surround perimeter, draw a line around, enclose within bounds

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Dearth

Lack, scarcity

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Ingratiating

Deliberately meant to gain favor, _ manner

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Mercenary

Acting merely for $ or reward, venal (willing to sell ones influence especially for a bribe)

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Extemporize

Freestyle, improvize

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Erudite

Learned, has great knowledge

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Austere (face)

Plain but stern (unfriendly). Serious looking face, strict, forbidding, not to be mistaken with gaunt.

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Laconic, adj.

Terse in ones writing or speech. Using few words, but so few as to be rude or mysterious.

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Ameliorate

To make bearable, improve, amend

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Expunge

Blot out

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Circumspect

Prudent

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Foible

Minor Character weakness

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Fervent

Having Fiery warmth of spirit, enthusiasm

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Protract

Extend

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Ostentacious

Showy,

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Quandary (2 a's)

Difficult problem, dilemma. My quandary is... I am in a quandary...

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Censure

Criticize harshly (tougher than admonished)

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Cavil

To nag about, he finds something to _ at in everything she says.

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Assimilate to the culture

Take in as ones own

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Rescind

Repeal, invalidate

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Discernible

Capable of being distinguished/differentiated.

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Narcissism

Excessive self-love

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Incriminate

Charge of a wrongdoing

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Perquisite

Perk to job, such as a gratuity

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Adroit

Expert in use of hands/body, cleverly skillful. _ debater.

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Platitude

Trite remark, especially one uttered as if it were fresh or profound

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Vendetta

Private feud

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Lucid dreams

Believable. Easily understood, completely comprehensible, transparent

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Salient

Prominent, conspicuous

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Allude

To refer to casually/indirectly

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Venal

Able to be bribed. A _ administration, mercenaries are _.

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Quietus n.

The Final blow (noun). That which silences claims. Giving drug dealers their quietus is the way to go. Put the quietus to your prayers, nothing will change here.

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Indisposed

Mildly ill, clearly disinclined. He was indisposed to doing the task.

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Exigent

Requiring immediate attention and special attention too.

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Upheaval

Major change that causes unrest, conflict. Event in which earth surface comes up violently.

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Ebullition

Eruption. Sudden violent outburst , upheaval display.

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Occident

West

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Annul

Nullify. To make void. Reduce to nothing.

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Asperity

Harshness. The asperity of life is tough on asperger sufferers.

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Acerbic

Expressing acidic harsh criticism in a clever way, adding to the asperity of inner city life.

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Solicit

To ask

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Solicitude

To care about.