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untoward

1. unfavorable or unfortunate: Untoward circumstances forced him into bankruptcy. 2. improper: eg social behavior. 3. froward; perverse.

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propinquity

property of being near in time or place; affinity of nature

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approbation

approval; commendation

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hegemony

dominance of one state or ideology over another

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sagacity

wisdom; knowledge; or insight; often gained from years of experience.

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projecting; prominent; undesirably noticeable

obtrusive

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incapable of being pleased

implacable

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luck in discovering things you were not looking for; pleasant accident

serendipity

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Being twofold; a classification into two opposed subclasses; duality

dichotomy

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ebullient / ce

overflowing with enthusiasm / exuberance; outburst of feeling

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salacious

obscene; lustful, lecherous

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tirade

harsh spech; verbal attack; diatribe; philippic; revilement; vilification

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kind of stone; inflexible

adamant

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uprightness; incorruptibility; principle

probity

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to use ambiguous or unclear expressions, usually to avoid commitment or in order to mislead; prevaricate or hedge

equivocate

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dulcet

melodious; harmonious

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credulity

too great a readiness to believe things

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sluggard

lazy slow-moving person

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apropos

appropriate to the situation; apt; felicitous

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Cloistered

Secluded or confined

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to be stained or discredited

sullied

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convoke

call together; summon

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harrow

to distress; create stress or torment

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bending readily; pliant; limber; supple; flexible

lithe

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ubiquitous / -ty

being present everywhere at once; omnipresent ; constantly encountered

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venal

ready to do something dishonest; corrupt minded, especially related to bribery

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effluvia

outflow in a stream of particles a noxious odor or vapor

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palliate

lessen the severity of; assuage; alleviate; mitigate

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coy

shy; modest (esp of a girl)

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benediction

act of praying for divine protection; blessing

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predominate

have more power than others

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carousal

drunken revel; a merry drinking party

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penurious

poor/stingy

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insensible

unconscious unresponsive unaffected

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credulous

ready to believe things

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a very wealthy or powerful businessman; tycoon

magnate

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cloy

To fill to satiety; to stuff full; to clog ; to overload; to burden

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clot

half-solid lump formed from liquid

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Ophthalmology

study of eyes

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approval; commendation

approbation

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dominance of one state or ideology over another

hegemony

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wisdom; knowledge; or insight; often gained from years of experience.

sagacity

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overflowing with enthusiasm / exuberance; outburst of feeling

ebullient / ce

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obscene; lustful, lecherous

salacious

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harsh spech; verbal attack; diatribe; philippic; revilement; vilification

tirade

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melodious; harmonious

dulcet

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too great a readiness to believe things

credulity

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lazy slow-moving person

sluggard

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appropriate to the situation; apt; felicitous

apropos

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Secluded or confined

cloistered

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call together; summon

convoke

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to distress; create stress or torment

harrow

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being present everywhere at once; omnipresent ; constantly encountered

ubiquitous / -ty

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Outrageously bad; flagrant

gregious

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ready to do something dishonest; corrupt minded, especially related to bribery

venal

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outflow in a stream of particles a noxious odor or vapor

effluvia

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lessen the severity of; assuage; alleviate; mitigate

palliate

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shy; modest (esp of a girl)

coy

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act of praying for divine protection; blessing

benediction

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have more power than others

predominate

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drunken revel; a merry drinking party

carousal

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poor/stingy

penurious

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unconscious unresponsive unaffected

insensible

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ready to believe things

credulous

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To fill to satiety; to stuff full; to clog ; to overload; to burden

cloy

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half-solid lump formed from liquid

clot

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study of eyes

Ophthalmology

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property of being near in time or place; affinity of nature

propinquity

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to debase, impair, or reduce by admixture; adulterate

alloy

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to clear from a charge of guilt

exculpate

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an outcome or solution the unraveling of a plot

denouement

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to delight or entertain to feast

regale

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magnificent

palatial

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Well chosen or suited to the circumstances. Pleasing and fortunate.

felicitous

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turmoil a bewildering jumble

welter

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accustomed to hardship, difficulty, pain, etc.; toughened or hardened; habituate

inured

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marry give one's support to

espouse

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is a doctor of pregnancy; childbirth

obstetrician

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deceit cunning

guile

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rash; indiscreet

impudent

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A standard or model for judgement

criterion

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cessation of use disuse

desuetude (pron: DES wu tood)

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being uncertain hesitating

vacillation

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low; vulgar; tawdry; garish

raffish

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lack of reverence or dutifulness

impiety

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To predict the future from present indications

prognosticate

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lower the quality; weaken; corrupt morally; pollute; pervert; debase

vitiate

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spread into every part of

permeate

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briefly without delay

summarily

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eager/excited to see or hear something

agog

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narrow; restricted; insular

parochial

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inharmonious; incongruous; discordant

absonous

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warn strongly; take to task / containing warning

admonish /-nitory

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fond of in the habit of fighting; bellicose; contentious

pugnacious

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deserting and leaving to fall into ruins

dereliction

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self-restraint; sexual chastity

continence

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commanding; haughty; arrogant

imperious

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feeling bitterness spitefulness

rancorous

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narrow-mindedness; state of being isolated or detached

insularity

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Wise after the event; wise or knowing when it is too late

afterwise

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anodyne

Not likely to provoke dissent or offense; uncontentious or inoffensive, often deliberately so: "______ New Age music".

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hammer used by docs to check reflexes; percussor

plexor/plessor

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plexor/plessor

hammer used by docs to check reflexes; percussor

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alloy

to debase, impair, or reduce by admixture; adulterate

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exculpate

to clear from a charge of guilt

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denouement

an outcome or solution the unraveling of a plot

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regale

to delight or entertain to feast

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felicitous

Well chosen or suited to the circumstances. Pleasing and fortunate.

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welter

turmoil a bewildering jumble

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inured

accustomed to hardship, difficulty, pain, etc.; toughened or hardened; habituate

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espouse

marry give one's support to

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obstetrician

is a doctor of pregnancy; childbirth

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guile

deceit cunning

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impudent

rash; indiscreet

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criterion

A standard or model for judgement

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desuetude (pron: DES wu tood)

cessation of use disuse

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vacillation

being uncertain hesitating

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raffish

low; vulgar; tawdry; garish

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impiety

lack of reverence or dutifulness

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prognosticate

To predict the future from present indications

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vitiate

lower the quality; weaken; corrupt morally; pollute; pervert; debase

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permeate

spread into every part of

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summarily

briefly without delay

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agog

eager/excited to see or hear something

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parochial

narrow; restricted; insular

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absonous

inharmonious; incongruous; discordant

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admonish /-nitory

warn strongly; take to task / containing warning

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pugnacious

fond of in the habit of fighting; bellicose; contentious

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dereliction

deserting and leaving to fall into ruins

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continence

self-restraint; sexual chastity

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imperious

commanding; haughty; arrogant

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rancorous

feeling bitterness spitefulness

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insularity

narrow-mindedness; state of being isolated or detached

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afterwise

Wise after the event; wise or knowing when it is too late

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- unfavorable or unfortunate. - improper: eg social behavior. - froward; perverse.

untoward

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Not likely to provoke dissent or offense; uncontentious or inoffensive, often deliberately so

anodyne

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anglo hibernia

Irish/british

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apochryphal

false; spurious; fallacious

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Iliadic

Like Homers Iliad

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ineluctable 

inevitable or unavoidable

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karoshi

Japanese death from overwork

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perfidious

treacherous; faithless

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Procrustean

Producing conformity by ruthless or arbitrary means. 

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purulent

containing, consisting of, or being pus 

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rictus

gape of the mouth, esp. of a bird; a gaping grimace

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titivation

to make smart or spruce up (not titillation)

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vapid

flavorless; bland; insipid

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vespine

relating to wasps

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feculent

full of foul matter; laden or polluted with filth; fetid

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euphonious

pleasant sounding, especially a pleasant sounding word. From ancient Greek word euphonos, "sweet-voiced": eu-, good + phone, sound

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exegesis (pron X-a-gee-sus)

to draw out extracting what is in the text the way it was written

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Meden agan

nothing in excess (also the Golden Mean)

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Like Homers Iliad

Iliadic

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inevitable or unavoidable

ineluctable 

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Japanese death from overwork

karoshi

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treacherous; faithless

perfidious

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Producing conformity by ruthless or arbitrary means

Procrustean

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containing, consisting of, or being pus 

purulent

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gape of the mouth, esp. of a bird; a gaping grimace

rictus

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to make smart or spruce up

titivation (not titillation)

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flavorless; bland; insipid

vapid

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relating to wasps

vespine

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full of foul matter; laden or polluted with filth; fetid

feculent

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pleasant sounding, especially a pleasant sounding word

Euphonious. From ancient Greek word euphonos, "sweet-voiced": eu-, good + phone, sound

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to draw out extracting what is in the text the way it was written

exegesis (pron X-a-gee-sus)

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nothing in excess (also the Golden Mean)

Meden agan

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Irish/british

anglo hibernia

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false; spurious; fallacious

apocryphal