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TermDefinition
absolution formal release from guilt, obligation, or punishment
abstruse difficult to understand; obscure
accrued accumulate or receive (such payments or benefits)
allayed diminish or put at rest (fear, suspicion, or worry)
antiseptic free from contamination or pollution
atrophy gradually decline in effectiveness or vigor due to underuse or neglect
augmented having been made greater in size or value
autoclave a strong, heated container used for chemical reactions
bailiwick one's sphere of operations or particular area of interest
bilked obtain or withhold money from (someone) by deceit or without justification
bodacious excellent, admirable, or attractive
bodega small grocery store, particularly in an urban area
bowdlerized remove material that is considered improper or offensive
brandished wave or flourish as a threat or in anger or excitement
coherent logical and consistent
compunction feeling of guilt that follows the doing of something bad
conclave private meeting
copasetic in excellent order
decorous in keeping good taste and propriety; polite and restrainted
desperate feeling, showing, or involving a hopeless sense that a situation is so bad as to be impossible to deal with
desultory lacking a plan, purpose, or enthusiasm
dilatory Slow to act
dogmatic relating to or of the nature of any strong set of principles concerning faith, morals, etc.
droll curious or unusual in a way that provokes dry amusement
dubious hesitating or doubting
egregious outstandingly bad; shocking
exacerbated make (a problem, bad situation, or negative feeling) worse
fa├žade anoutward appearance that is maintained to conceal a less pleasant reality
guile sly or cunning intelligence
heinous utterly odious or wicked
hirsute hairy
honorary conferred as an honor, without the usual requirements or functions
infirm not physically or mentally strong, especially through age or illness
ingratiating intended to gain approval or favor
juxtaposition the fact of two things being seen or placed close together with contrasting effect
laconic using very few words (of a person, speech, or style of writing)
lampoon publicly criticize (someone or something) by using ridicule, irony, or sarcasm.
laudable deserving praise and commendation
loathed feel intense dislike or disgust for
mordant having or showing a sharp or critical quality; biting
odious extremely unpleasant; repulsive
omnibus comprising several items
omnivorous feeding on food of both plant and animal origin
oubliette a secret dungeon with access only through a trapdoor in its ceiling
pathos a quality that evokes pity or sadness
pernicious having a harmful effect, especially in a gradual or subtle way
pertinacity extremely or objectionably persistent
pervasive spreading widely throughout an area or a group of people
prevarication the act of speking falsely or misleadingly, lying
proclivity a tendency to choose or do something regularly
rancid smelling or tasting unpleasant as a result of being old and stale
raucous making or constituting a disturbingly harsh and loud noise
rotund plump
salacious treating sexual matters in an indecent way and typically showing enjoyment of the subject
salient most noticeable or important
salubrious health-giving, healthy
serenity the state of being calm, peaceful, and untroubled
trenchant vigorous or incisive in expression or style
turpitude depravity or wickedness
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