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aggrandize
exaggerate
impecunious
having little money
mawkish
nauseatingly sentimental
mollify
make softer
onerous
difficult
tacit
"adj. silent, unspoken"
usurp
steal someone's power
languid
"adj. relaxed, sluggish"
laud
v. praise in words or song
revere
v. regard with worshipful veneration
servile
"adj. fawning, servant-like, obsequious"
static
adj. fixed or stationary
superficial
to do with the surface
inane
adj. silly
interminable
adj. having no limit or end
lucid
"adj. easily understood, clear, mentally sound"
ominous
"adj. threatening, foreboding"
quandary
"n. a dilemma, predicament"
tirade
a prolongued outburst of denunciation
incessant
unceasing
innovate
introduce or strive to introduce new things
listless
"adj. showing little interest, spiritless"
obscure
"adj unclear, ambiguous, vague, mysterious"
pious
adj. showing reverence for god
profuse
adj. produced or displayed in overabundance
tentative
"done as an experiment, or uncertainly"
incompatible
adj. unable to exist in harmony with
inconsequential
"adj. illogical, irrelevant, unimportant"
novice
n. a beginner in any business or occupation
opulent
"adj. wealthy, luxurious"
pretentious
"adj. marked by pretense, conceit, or ostentation"
suppress
"v. subdue, end, abolish"
tenacious
"adj. unyielding, persistent"
inhibit
"v. restrain, repress, hold in check"
instigate
v. provoke
insurgent
n/adj. one who takes part in uprisings
levity
n. lightness of tone
meager
"adj. scanty, inadequate"
obsolete
adj. no longer practiced or accepted
opportunist
n. one who takes advantage of circumstances
partisan
adj. showing biased emotion
preclude
v. prevent
prodigious
adj. immense
terse
"adj. pithy, succinct"
zealot
n. a fanatically committed supporter
ostentatious
"adj. showy, flashy, conspicuous"
invective
n. stream of harsh words
perfunctory
adj. done for routine's sake
pittance
n. minuscule wage
cacophony
multitude of clashing noises
ebullient
"adj. overflowing with enthusiasm, boiling, seeming to boil"
pernicious
"having a harmful effect, especially in a gradual way"
prescient
adj. seeming to have knowledge of the future
primeval
adj. aboriginal: having existed from the beginning
pugnacious
adj. having a fighting spirit
reprove
"v. criticize or correct (gently), disapprove of strongly"
adumbrate
v. produce an outline or preliminary image
incendiary
"fire-causing, controversial"
iniquity
"n. sin, wickedness"
insidious
"1. sneaky, stealthy 2. proceeding in a gradual, subtle way, but with harmful effects 3. treacherous; crafty"
interlocutor
"go-between, person taking part in a conversation"
irascible
adj. easy to anger
malleable
adj. easily manipulated
mendacious
adj. tending to lies
noxious
adj. poisonous
nuance
n. subtle aspect of an expression
paragon
n. positive example
profligate
adj. wasteful in spending money
puerile
adj. childishly foolish; immature or trivial
punctilious
adj. precise in the observance of a code
satiate
v. satisfy
tantamount
adj. equivalent
temerity
n. cheeky courage
timorous
adj. perpetually afraid
trite
"adj. uninteresting, overused"