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Assuage

(V) to make easier or milder, relieve, to quiet, alleviate

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Decadence

(N) a guilt pleasure, excessive self indulgence

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Elicit

(V) To draw forth information (verbally)

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Expostulate

(V) To argue (with someone)

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Hiatus

(N) a gap, break, pause

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Innuendo

(N) a hint, or reference (often in a derogatory sense)

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Intercede

(V) to plead on behalf of someone, to intervene

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Lurid

(Adj) nasty, gross

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Petulant

(Adj) whiny, annoying, complaining

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Provincial

(Adj) narrow in mind or outlook, or country side

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Transcend

(V) to rise above or beyond, to exceed

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Unctuous

(Adj) way too nice to the point you think it's insincere, fake nice

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Aplomb

(N) poise, great self confidence

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Bombastic

(Adj) uses big words

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Callow

(Adj) without experience, not fully developed

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Exhort

(V) to urge strongly

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Ingratiate

(V) to make ones self agreeable and thus gaining acceptance by others

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Intrinsic

(Adj) internal, natural

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Permeate

(V) to spread through, penetrate

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Precipitate

(V) to cause or bring about suddenly

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Stringent

(Adj) strict, severe
(A person is not stringent, rules and laws are)

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Surmise

(V) to think or believe without certain supporting evidence
"I surmise that..."

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Ascribe

(V) to assign, to refer to

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Circuitous

(Adj) roundabout, not direct

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Commiserate

(V) to sympathize with, empathize

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Enjoin

(V) to direct, to order

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Expiate

(V) to make amends, to lessen

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Inadvertent

(Adj) accidental

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Nominal

(Adj) so small it doesn't matter, noun form

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Proclivity

(N) a natural or habitual inclination or tendency, penchant

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Seditious

(Adj) resistant to lawful authority like government, teacher, someone in power

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Tenuous

(Adj) ish, not complete

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Vitriolic

(Adj) bitter, rude, sarcastic

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Wheedle

(V) to use flattery to gain desired end

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Affable

(Adj) pleasant

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Fetter

(N) a chain or shackle placed on feet
(V) to chain or shackle
Can be literally or theoretically

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Megalomania

(N) a delusion marked by a feeling of power, wealth, talent

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Surreptitious

(Adj) very sneaky, stealthy, secret

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Transgress

(V) to go beyond a limit or boundary, to sin, violate a law

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Vicarious

(Adj) experience something second hand

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Crass

Adj: unfeeling, stupid, inappropriate

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Debase

(V) insult something, degrade

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Desecrate

(V) to commit sacrilege upon, violate

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Austere

Adj: w/o adornment. Plain, simple
Or
Severe or stern in manner

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Concoct

(V) to prepare by combining ingredients, to make, to create

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Disconcert

(V) to frazzle, to upset, to make uncomfortable

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Inconsequential

(Adj) unimportant, nominal

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Mitigate

(V) to make milder or softer, alleviate

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Punctilious

(Adj) very careful and exact, attentive to fine points

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Reprove

(V) to find fault with, scold

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Disavow

(V) to deny responsibility for or connection with.

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Dissension

(N) disagreement, sharp difference of opinion

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Dissipate

(N) to cause to disappear, disperse, diffuse

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Gauntlet

(N) a challenge, an armored or protective glove

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Impugn

(V) to call into question, to attack as false, to deny

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Vulnerable

(Adj) open to attack, unprotected

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Restitution

(N) a form of payment for wrong doing, making good on loss or damage

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Acrimonious

(Adj) bitter, stinging in temper or tone

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Consternation

(N) confusion , shock

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Corpulent

(Adj) fat, having a large bulk body

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Intemperate

(Adj) lacking self control

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Relegate

(V) to place in a lower position

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Squeamish

Inclined to nausea

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Susceptible

(Adj) open to, easily influenced

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Adjunct

(N) something added to something else as helpful or useful, but not essential

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Hidebound

(Adj) narrow minded

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Hierarchy

(N) any system of things/people

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Liturgy

(N) a religious or rite, the form of a ritual or other public worship

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Mirage

(N) something illusory, and illusion

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Morass

(N) a patch of low, soft, wet ground, a confusing situation in which one is entrapped

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Bellwether

(N) a leader in a desperate or violent undertaking, ringleader or initiator

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Caterwaul

(V) to howl or screech like a cat
(N) a harsh or noisy cry

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Chimerical

(Adjective) absurd, wildly fantastic, impossible

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Effete

(Adjective) worn out, exhausted, sterile and unable to produce

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Fait accompli

(N) an accomplished and presumably irreversible deed, fact, or action

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Noisome

(Adjective) offensive or disgusting, foul-smelling

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Oblivious

(Adjective) forgetful, unaware

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Poltroon

(N) a coward

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Proselyte

(N) a covert, a disciple

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Quasi

(Adjective) ish, kind of

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Raillery

(N) good humored ridicule, teasing

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Ribald

(Adjective) irreverently mocking, vulgar, indecent in language

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Supine

(Adjective) lying flat on ones back, apathetic or passive

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Vignette

(N) a short description or sketch, a picture or illustration with edges that gradually shade off

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Aegis

(N) protection or sponsorship

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Apprise

(V) to inform of, to make aware of by giving oral or written notice

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Bibulous

(Adjective) fond of or indicated to drink

Alcoholic

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Claque

(N) a group of hired to applaud a performer or performance

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Deracinate

(V) to pull by the roots, eradicate

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Aggrieved

(Adjective) feeling it expressing a sense of injustice

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Choleric

(Adjective) easily angered, quick tempered, testy

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Comport

(V) to behave and conduct oneself

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Interpose

(V) to place or come between, to intervene

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Temerity

(N) reckless boldness

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Amenable

(Adjective) willing to follow advice, agreeable, open to

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Qualm

(N) a feeling of uneasiness, uncomfortable

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Tortuous

(Adj) winding, twisted, crooked, complex

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Surfeit

(N) an excess or overindulgence as in eating or drinking

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Lavicious

(Adjective) gesture or manner feeling or revealing an overt and often offensive sexual desire

Lustful

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Requisite

(Adjective) needed, necessity, essential, required

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Onus

(N) something that is heavy or bordensome

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Scintillating

(Adjective) sparkling, twinkling

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Pernicious

(Adjective) extremely harmful deadly fatal

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Abate

(V) to make less, subside, lessen, omit

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Palpable

(Adjective) capable of being touched or felt

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Winsome

(Adjective) charming, attractive, pleasing

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Reprobate

(N) a depressed, vicious person

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Impromptu

(Adjective) without preparation