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Adumbrate

Foreshadow vaguely

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Augur

Omen

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Baleful

Sinister, pernicious, ominous

3

Bilious

ill temper cracky

4

Carapace

Protective shell

5

Contretemps

Embarrassing occurrence

6

Denouement

An outcome or solution

7

Descry

Discern, catch sight

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Desuetude

Disuse

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Desultory

Moving from one to another; disconnected

10

Dulcet

Mellifluous

11

Encomium

Praise

12

Excoriate

Censure scathingly (execrate)

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Expiate

Amend,atone

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Fractious

Quarrelsome

15

Hoary

Stale, grey, old

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Imbroglio

Embarrassing situation

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Insouciant

Care free

18

Jejune

Immature

19

Limn

To describe

20

Upbraid

Scold

21

Explication

Make implicit explicit

22

Lugubrious

Mournful

23

Meet

Proper

24

Nadir

Low point

25

Nice

Fastidious detail

26

Obstreperous

Boisterous ( noisy, defiant)

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Otiose

Lazy

28

Parry

Avoid

29

Plangent

Thundering, resounding

30

Prolix

Verbose

31

Propinquity

Proximity

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Puissant

Powerful

33

Pulchritude

Physical beauty

34

Saturnine

Sullen

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Sententious

Self-righteous, sanctimonious

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Sidereal

Astral

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Stentorian

Extremely loud

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Stygian

Dark

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Succor

Assistance

40

Supine

Lying face upward, indolence

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Unctuous

Oily, ingratiating, excessive flattering

42

Vagary

Unpredictable action, whim

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Carping

Difficult to please

44

Anodyne

Soothing

45

Allay

Diminish
(Ex diminish pain)

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Wily

Deceitful

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Assay

Assess, examine

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Asseverate

Aver

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Calumny

Slander, false statement

50

Celerity

Speed , swift

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Itigation

Process of taking legal action

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Mishap

Unlucky accident

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Testify

Serves as evidence of proof

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Estimable

Formidable / worthy

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Execrate

Denounce

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Exegesis

Critical examination

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Fecund

Productive/ fertile

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Fell

Cruel

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Dire

Extremely serious or urgent

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Husband

Conserve

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Lachrymose

Tearful

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Lassitude

Exhaustion

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Ligneous

Wood like

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List

Lean to one side

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Meretricious

Gaudy, showy

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Propitiate

Strive/appease

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Salacious

Bawdy, lustful

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Bawdy

Sexual matter in comical way

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Peroration

Speak formally