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to adjust or change to suit conditions

adapt

2

to bear witness, affirm to be true or genuine

attest

3

to fit together exactly

dovetail

4

to connect so as to form a whole

dovetail

5

a carpentry figure resembling a dove's tail

dovetail

6

the quality of exceeding all moral bounds

enormity

7

an exceedingly evil act

enormity

8

huge size, immensity

enormity

9

to hesitate, stumble, lose courage

falter

10

to speak hesitatingly

falter

11

to lose drive, weaken, decline

falter

12

a warning or feeling that something bad will happen

foreboding

13

marked by fear, ominous

foreboding

14

totally abandoned and helpless;

forlorn

15

sad and lonely

forlorn

16

wretched or pitiful

forlorn

17

almost hopeless

forlorn

18

chillingly proud and scornful

haughty

19

a physical defect

impediment

20

a hindrance, obstacle

impediment

21

necessary, urgent;

imperative

22

a form of a verb expressing a command

imperative

23

that which is necessary or required

imperative

24

to linger in an aimless way, hang around, dawdle, tarry

loiter

25

to pretend ilness to avoid duty or work, lie down on the job

malinger

26

short but full of meaning and point

pithy

27

to rob by force, especially during wartime

plunder

28

to seize wrongfully

plunder

29

property stolen by force

plunder

30

to smile or speak in a silly, forced way;

simper

31

a silly, forced smile

simper

32

firmly fized;

steadfast

33

constant, not moving or changing

steadfast

34

much boasted about in a vain or swaggering way

vaunted

35

to abuse or belittle unjustly or maliciously

vilify

36

a person (usually a child) without a home or friend;

waif

37

a stray person or animal;

waif

38

something that comes along by chance, a stray bit

waif

39

twisted, truned to one side

wry

40

cleverly and often grimly humorous

wry

41

S for adapt

Regulate, Alter Acclimate

42

S for attest

Witness, Verify, Confirm, Corroborate

43

S for dovetail

Mesh, Jive, Harmonize

44

S for enormity

Atrociousness, Heinousness, Atrocity, Vastness

45

S for falter

waver

46

S for foreboding

Misgiving, presentiment, premonition

47

S for haughty

Disdainful, Supercilious

48

S for impediment

Obstruction, stumbling block

49

S for imperative

Essential, Indispensable, Mandatory

50

S for malinger

Goof off, shirk

51

S for pithy

Terse, Short and Sweet, Meaty, Telling

52

S for plunder

Pillage, Loot, Sack, Spoils, Peif

53

S for simper

Snicker, Smirk, Titter Giggle

54

S for steadfast

Loyal, Faithful, Unwavering

55

S for vaunted

Trumpeted, Heralded

56

S for vilify

Malign, Defame, Denigrate, Traduce

57

S for waif

Stray, Ragamuffin, Street Urchin

58

S for wry

Dryly Amusing, ironic, droll

59

A for adapt

remain unchanged

60

A for attest

deny, disprove, refute, rebut

61

A for dovetail

clash, be at odds

62

A for enormity

mildness, harmlessness, innocuousness

63

A for falter

persevere, plug away at

64

A for forlorn

jaunty, buoyant, blithe, chipper

65

A for haughty

meek, humble, unassuming, modest

66

A for impediment

help, advantage, asset, plus

67

A for imperative

nonessential, unnecessary, optional

68

A for loiter

hurry along

69

A for pithy

wordy, verbose, long-winded, foolish, inane

70

A for steadfast

inconstant, fickle, unreliable, vacillating

71

A for vaunted

downplayed, soft-pedaled, de-emphasized

72

A for vilify

glorify, extol, lionize

73

A for wry

humorless, solemn, straight