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Abjure

V- To reject (something) formally

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Burnish

V- To make (something, such as metal or leather) smooth and shiny by rubbing it

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Cajole

V- To persuade someone to do something or to give you something by making promises or saying nice things

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Diaphanous

Adj- Used to describe cloth that is very thin and light

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Effulgent

N- Radiant splendor: brilliance

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Fetid

Adj- Having a strong, unpleasant smell

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Grandiloquence

N- A lofty, extravagantly, colorful, pompous, or bombastic style, manner, or quality especially in language

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Impetuous

Adj- Acting ro done quickly and without though: controlled by emotion rather than thought

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Jubilant

Adj- Feeling or expressing great joy: very happy

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Legerdemain

N- Skill in using your hands to perform magic tricks

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Maudlin

Adj- Showing or expressing too much emotion especially in a foolish or annoying way

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Nascent

Adj- Beginning to exist: recently formed or developed

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Obstreperous

Adj- Difficult to control and often noisy

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Panacea

N- Something that will make everything about a situation better

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Proclivity

N- A strong natural liking for something that is usually bad: a tendency to do something that is usually bad

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Quixotic

Adj- Hopeful or romantic in a way that is not practical

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Scurrilous

Adj- Said or done unfairly to make people have a bad opinion of someone

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Tantamount

Adj- Equal to something in value, meaning, or effect

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Ubiquitous

Adj- Seeming to be seen everywhere

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Verdant

Adj- Green with growing plants

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Vitriolic

Adj- (n def) Harsh and angry words

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Wistful

Adj- Having or showing sad thoughts and feelings about something that you want to have or do and especially about something that made you happy in the past