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v) to calm or pacify, set to rests; to lessen or relieve

allay

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adj) beastlike; beastly, brutal; subhuman in intelligence and sensibility

bestial

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asj) festive, sociable, having fun together, genial

convivial

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n) a circle of acquaintances; a close-knit, often exclusive, group of people with a common interest

coterie

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n) a person or thing closely resembling or corresponding to another; a complement

counterpart

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v) to object or take exception to;
n) an objection

demur

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n) shameless boldness, impudence

effrontery

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v) to decorate, adorn, touch up; to improve by adding details

embellish

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adj) lasting only a short time, short-lived

ephemeral

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adj) appropriate, apt, well chosen; marked by well-being or good fortune, happy

felicitous

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adj) done slyly or stealthily, sneaky, secret, shifty; stoln

furtive

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adj) glaring, tastelessly showy or overdecorated in a vulgar or offensive way

garish

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adj) misleading, deceptive; lacking in or not based on realit

illusory

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adj) needy, impoverished

indigent

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adj) far too great, exceeding reasonable limits, excessive

inordinate

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v) to cast overboard, get rid of as unnecessary or burdensomoe

jettison

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n)a person who hates or despises people

misanthrope

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adj) very persistent; holding firmly to a course of action or a set of beliefs; hard to get rid of, refusing to be put off or denied

pertinacious

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adj) of little value or importance, paltry, measly; concerned with trifling matters, small-minded

picayune

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n) clothing, garments

raiment

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v) to assert without proof or confirmation

allege

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adj) throughgoing, out-and-out; shameless, blatant

arrant

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n) light and playful conversation

badinage

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v) to overcome the distrust of, win over; to appease, pacify; to reconcile, make consistent

conciliate

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v) to cancel or reverse one order or command with another that is contrary to the first

countermand

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n) one of a series of grades in an organization or field of activity; an organized military unit; a steplike formation or arrangement

echelon

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v) to make more violent, severe, bitter, or painful

exacerbate

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adj) stupid or foolish in a self-satisfied way

fatuous

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adj) impossible to disprove; beyond argument

irrefutable

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n) a massive and inescapable force or object that crushes whatever is in its path

juggernaut

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adj) lacking spirit or interest, halfhearted

lackadaisical

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n) a prayer consisting of short appeals to god recited by the leader alternating with responses from the congregation; any repetitive chant; a long list

litany

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adj) grisly, gruesome; horrible, distressing; having death as a subject

macabre

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n) an inadequate quantity, scarcity, dearth

paucity

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v) to indicate beforehand that something is about to happen; to give advance warning of

portend

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v) to tear down, destroy completely; to cut or scrape off or out

raze

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v) to withdraw a statement or belief to which one has previously been committed, renounce, retract

recant

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v) to soak thoroughly, fill to capacity; to satisfy fully

saturate

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adj) of a gloomy or surly disposition; cold or sluggish in mood

saturnine

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v) to cast off, discard; to get rid of something objectionable or unnecessary; to plod through as if through mud;
n) a mire; a state of depression

slough

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n) a shout of welcome; an overwhelming verbal vote of approval

acclamation

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adj) characteristic of the countryside, rural; relating to shepherds and cowherds, pastoral

bucolic

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v) to slander; to accuse falsely and maliciously

calumniate

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adj) extremely cautious, hesitant, or slow (to); reserved, diffident

chary

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n) secret agreement or cooperation

collusion

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n) a dabbler in the arts; one who engages in an activity in an amateurish, trifling way;
adj) superficial

dilettante

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adj) not easily excited; emotionally steady

imperturable

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n) an enlargement, increase, addition

increment

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n) an authoritative command, formal order, authoritative command, formal order, authorization;
v) to issue such an order

mandate

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adj) trifling, insignificant; mean, despicable; inferior, trashy

paltry

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n) a sudden outburst; a spasm, convulsion

paroxysm

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n) a pretentious display of knowledge; overly rigid attention to rules and details

pedantry

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n) the act of traveling; an excursion, especially on foot or to a foreign country

peregrination

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adj) fragrant, smelling strongly; tending to arouse memories or create an aura

redolent

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adj) shining, radiant, resplendent

refulgent

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n) a word, expression, or custom that distinguishes a particular group of persons from all others; a commonplace saying or truism

shibboleth

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n) a beginner, novice; one with little or no background or skill

tyro

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adj) not stopping, maintained steadily, never letting up, relentless

unremitting

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v) to swing indecisively from one idea or course of action to another; to waver weakly in mind or will

vacillate

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adj) harshly abusive, severely scolding

vituperative