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Aspersion

—noun

1) a damaging or derogatory remark: casting aspersions

—Related forms

non·as·per·sion, noun

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Ascetic

—noun / adjective

1) one who abstains from material satisfaction for religious reasons.

—Related forms

as·cet·i·cal·ly, adverb
non·as·cet·ic, noun, adjective
non·as·cet·i·cal, adjective
non·as·cet·i·cal·ly, adverb
pre·as·cet·ic, adjective
pseu·do·as·cet·ic, adjective
pseu·do·as·cet·i·cal, adjective
pseu·do·as·cet·i·cal·ly, adverb
un·as·cet·ic, adjective
un·as·cet·i·cal·ly, adverb

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Blandish

—verb

1) to coax by gentle flattery: They blandished the guard into letting them through the gate.

—Related forms

blan·dish·er, noun
blan·dish·ing·ly, adverb

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Brusque

—adjective

1) blunt; rough: A brusque welcome greeted his unexpected return.

—Related forms

brusque·ly, adverb
brusque·ness, noun

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Cajole

—verb

1) to coax.

—Related forms

ca·jole·ment, noun
ca·jol·er, noun
ca·jol·ing·ly, adverb
un·ca·jol·ing, adjective

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Capricious

—adjective

1) erratic: He's such a capricious boss I never know how he'll react.

—Related forms

ca·pri·cious·ly, adverb
ca·pri·cious·ness, noun
non·ca·pri·cious, adjective
non·ca·pri·cious·ly, adverb
non·ca·pri·cious·ness, noun
un·ca·pri·cious, adjective
un·ca·pri·cious·ly, adverb
un·ca·pri·cious·ness, noun

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Clemency

—noun

1) mercy.

—Related forms

o·ver·clem·en·cy, noun

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Cogent

—adjective

1) convincing due to forcible, clear, or incisive presentation.

—Related forms

co·gent·ly, adverb
non·co·gent, adjective
non·co·gent·ly, adverb
un·co·gent, adjective
un·co·gent·ly, adverb

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Concomitant

—adjective

1) concurrent: an event and its concomitant circumstances.

—Related forms

con·com·i·tant·ly, adverb

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Conflagration

—noun

1) a large destructive fire.

—Related forms

con·fla·gra·tive, adjective

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Balmy

—adjective

1) refreshing, aromatic or soothing: balmy weather.

—Related forms

balm·i·ly, adverb
balm·i·ness, noun

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Vignette

—noun

1) any small, pleasing picture or view.

—Related forms

vi·gnet·tist, noun

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Buttress

—verb

1) to prop up, encourage or support.

—Related forms

but·tress·less, adjective
but·tress·like, adjective
non·but·tressed, adjective
un·but·tressed, adjective

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Boon

—noun

1) benefit.

—Related forms

boon·less, adjective

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Laden

—adjective

1) burdened; loaded down.

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Liaise

— verb

to communicate and maintain contact (with)

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Enfold

—verb

1) to wrap up; envelop: to enfold someone in a cloak.

—Related forms
en·fold·er, noun
en·fold·ment, noun

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Intuit

—verb

1) to know or receive by intuition.

—Related forms

in·tu·it·a·ble, adjective
un·in·tu·it·a·ble, adjective

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Somatic

—adjective

1) bodily or physical.

—Related forms

so·mat·i·cal·ly, adjective
un·so·mat·ic, adjective

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Disambiguate

—verb

1) to remove the ambiguity.

—Related forms

dis·am·big·u·a·tion, noun

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