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1

castigate

v.
to criticize severely, esp. in public

2

induct

v.
to place formally in office; to admit as a member

3

trivial

adj.
of little worth or importance

4

corollary

n.
a natural consequence or effect; a deduction or an inference

5

overwrought

adj.
extremely nervous or excited

6

disabuse

v.
to free from error or falsehood

7

generic

adj.
without a trademark; general

8

stipulate

v.
to agree to a fact as part of a larger debate; to state a demand in an agreement

9

volatile

adj.
tending to vary widely; unstable; quickly evaporating

10

fetid

adj.
having a bad odor

11

disarray

n.
confusion, disorder

12

plethora

n.
an abundance or excess of something

13

exacerbate

v.
to make more violent, bitter, or severe

14

ephemeral

adj.
lasting for a short time; fleeting

15

disposed

adj.
having a preference or tendency

16

beacon

n.
a signaling light; a source of guidance or inspiration

17

definitive

adj.
complete

18

incessant

adj.
never pausing; continuous; without a stop

19

conceit

n.
a fanciful idea or image, esp. an exaggerated poetic comparison; an extravagant construction

20

largess

n.
generosity in giving gifts

21

eschew

v.
to avoid; to shun

22

blatant

adj.
offensively obvious; unpleasantly noisy

23

innocuous

adj.
harmless

24

derive

v.
to obtain from a specified source

25

uncanny

adj.
strangely unsettling, as if of supernatural origin

26

gauche

adj.
socially awkward

27

cornucopia

n.
an abundance

28

salve

n.
an ointment that heals or soothes, a balm
v.
to soothe or heal with such an ointment

29

extract

v.
to remove, esp. with effort

30

versatile

adj.
competent in many things

31

adduce

v.
to show as an example or means of proving something

32

extol

v.
to praise highly and lavishly

33

interlocutor

n.
someone who takes part in a conversation, esp. formally

34

encomium

n.
high praise

35

abduct

v.
to take away, kidnap

36

indelible

adj.
incapable of being removed or erased

37

gauge

n.
an instrument for measuring or testing
v.
to measure

38

mercurcial

adj.
easily changeable; erratic

39

prudent

adj.
marked by careful planning; discreet

40

cryptic

adj.
secretive or partially concealed; mysterious

41

menial

adj.
lowly or servant-like

42

montage

n.
a composite of elements, esp. pictures, place closely next to one another

43

drastic

adj.
extreme; severe

44

acumen

n.
quickness and accuracy of judgement or insight

45

cosmopolitan

adj.
having worldwide scope; so sophisticated as to be at home in all parts of the world

46

obtrude

v.
to push forward; to impose (oneself or ideas) on others

47

paroxysm

n.
a sudden convulsion or outburst, a fit

48

monolithic

adj.
massive, solid and uniform in appearance

49

approbation

n.
official approval

50

heyday

n.
a time of success or popularity