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Attenuate

—verb

1) to weaken

—Related forms

o·ver·at·ten·u·ate, verb (used with object), o·ver·at·ten·u·at·ed, o·ver·at·ten·u·at·ing.
sub·at·ten·u·ate, adjective
sub·at·ten·u·at·ed, adjective
un·at·ten·u·at·ed, adjective
un·at·ten·u·at·ed·ly, adverb

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Abeyance

—noun

1) suspension: Let's hold that problem in abeyance for a while.

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Confluence

—noun

1) a flowing together of two or more sources: the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi rivers.

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Exacerbate

—verb

1) to irritate.

—Related forms

ex·ac·er·bat·ing·ly, adverb
ex·ac·er·ba·tion, noun
un·ex·ac·er·bat·ed, adjective
un·ex·ac·er·bat·ing, adjective

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Guile

—noun

1) deceptiveness.

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Iniquity

—noun

1) sin.

—Related forms

iniquitous, adjective

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Omniscient

—adjective

1) all knowing and all perceiving.

—Related forms

om·nis·cient·ly, adverb
un·om·nis·cient, adjective
un·om·nis·cient·ly, adverb

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Martinet

—noun

1) a strict disciplinarian.

—Related forms

mar·ti·net·ish, adjective
mar·ti·net·ism, noun

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Ostensible

—adjective

1) apparent: an ostensible cheerfulness concealing sadness.

—Related forms

os·ten·si·bly, adverb
non·os·ten·si·ble, adjective
non·os·ten·si·bly, adverb
un·os·ten·si·ble, adjective
un·os·ten·si·bly, adverb

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Overwrought

—adjective

1) extremely agitated: to become overwrought on hearing bad news.

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Polemic

—noun

1) an aggressive & controversial argument against an opinion.

—Related forms

po·lem·i·cal·ly, adverb
non·po·lem·ic, noun, adjective
non·po·lem·i·cal, adjective
non·po·lem·i·cal·ly, adverb
o·ver·po·lem·i·cal, adjective
o·ver·po·lem·i·cal·ly, adverb
un·po·lem·ic, adjective
un·po·lem·i·cal, adjective
un·po·lem·i·cal·ly, adverb

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Precipitous

—adjective

1) quickly and without deliberation.

—Related forms

pre·cip·i·tous·ly, adverb
pre·cip·i·tous·ness, noun
un·pre·cip·i·tous, adjective
un·pre·cip·i·tous·ly, adverb
un·pre·cip·i·tous·ness, noun

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Quiescent

—adjective

1) quiet at rest: a quiescent mind.

—Related forms

qui·es·cent·ly, adverb
qui·es·cence, qui·es·cen·cy, noun

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Rapacious

—adjective

1) extremely greedy: a rapacious disposition.

—Related forms

ra·pa·cious·ly, adverb
ra·pac·i·ty [ruh-pas-i-tee] , ra·pa·cious·ness, noun
un·ra·pa·cious, adjective
un·ra·pa·cious·ly, adverb
un·ra·pa·cious·ness, noun

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Slake

—verb

1) to quench: His calm manner slaked their enthusiasm.

—Related forms

slak·a·ble, slake·a·ble, adjective
slake·less, adjective
un·slak·a·ble, adjective
un·slake·a·ble, adjective
un·slaked, adjective

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Sportive

—adjective

1) playful: a sportive puppy.

—Related forms

spor·tive·ly, adverb
spor·tive·ness; Archaic. sport·a·bil·i·ty, noun
un·spor·tive, adjective
un·spor·tive·ly, adverb
un·spor·tive·ness, noun

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Surfeit

—noun

1) an excessive amount: a surfeit of speechmaking.

—Related forms

un·sur·feit·ed, adjective
un·sur·feit·ing, adjective

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Surly

—adjective

1) Ill-tempered: a surly waiter.

—Related forms

sur·li·ly, adverb
sur·li·ness, noun
un·sur·li·ly, adverb
un·sur·li·ness, noun
un·sur·ly, adjective

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Sycophant

—noun

1) servile flatterer: a fawning sycophant.

—Related forms

syc·o·phan·tic, syc·o·phant·ish, adjective
syc·o·phan·ti·cal·ly, syc·o·phant·ish·ly, adverb
syc·o·phant·ism, noun

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Umbrage

—noun

1) offense: to take umbrage at someone's rudeness.

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