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Accost V- To approach or confront boldly
Acquiescence N- Acceptance of something without protest
Ambiguity N- Doubtfulness, Uncertainty
Ambivalent Adj- Having mixed feelings or conflicting ideas about something or someone
Ardent Adj- Enthusiastic, devoted, eager
Asinine Adj- Extremely stupid or foolish
Apathy N-Lack of interest, enthusiasm, or concern
Audacity N- Boldness, daring, fearlessness
Aural Adj- Pertaining to the sense of hearing
Barren Adj- Depleted, desolate, empty
Beguile V- To influence in a deceptive way
Bemuse V- To confuse
Benevolent Adj- Kind, goodwill, helping others
Bequeath V- To leave to a person or beneficiary by a will, pass something on
Brevity N- Concise and exact use of words, shortness of time
Brood V- To persistently worry
Calamity N- An event causing great and often sudden damage or distress: a disaster
Candid Adj- Truthful, straightforward, frank, informal
Conciliate V- To win or gain favor, to overcome the distrust
Conspicuous Adj- Standing out, to be clearly visible
Contemptuous Adj- Temperamental, insulting, disrespectful
Convoluted Adj- Extremely complex, difficult to follow, tangled
Deprecate V- To express earnest disapproval of
Desolate Adj- Deserted of people, bleak and dismal emptiness
Despotic Adj- In control or complete authority, authoritarian, oppressive
Didatic Adj- Teaching or intending to teach
Divisive Adj- Disruptive, hostile, creating dissension
Dogmatic Adj- Inclined to lay down principles in an opinionated way, assertive
Eccentric Adj- Unconventional and slightly strange
Egregious Adj- Shocking, appalling, bad
Emergence N- The act of appearing, development
Enervate V- To weaken or deprive of force or strength
Euphoric Adj- Intense excitement and happiness
Exasperate V- Irritate intensely
Fanatical Adj- Enthusiastic, devoted
Fastidious Adj- Very attentive and concerned about accuracy and detail
Fatalism N-The belief that all events are predetermined and therefore inevitable
Fickle Adj- Changing frequently, especially in regards to one's loyalties, interests, or affection
Futile Adj- Useless, ineffective, pointless
Gait N- A person's manner of walking
Garish Adj- Excessively bright and showy
Grandeur N- The state of being impressive or awesome, especially of appearance or style
Gregarious Adj- Sociable, outgoing
Hiatus N- A pause, a gap, a break or time off
Homage N- Special honor or respect shown publicly
Ideology N- A system of ideas, especially one that forms the basis of economic or political policy
Impede V- Delay or prevent someone or something by obstructing them; to hinder
Imperialism N- A policy of extending a country's power and influence through diplomacy or military force
Impertinent Adj- Not relevant, obsolete
Incarnate Adj- Embodied in flesh; in human form
Incongruous Adj- Not in harmony or keeping with the surrounding, out of place
Incorrigible Adj- Bad beyond correction, not easily changed
Indignant Adj- Feeling or showing anger or annoyance, resentful
Ineradicable Adj- Unable to be destroyed or removed
Ingenuity N- The quality of being clever, original, and inventive
Innumerable Adj- Too many to be counted
Inordinate Adj- Unusually or disproportionately large
Irreparable Adj- Unfixable, beyond repair
Jocund Adj- Cheerful, merry
Jovial Adj- Cheerful and friendly
Judicious Adj- Exercising good judgement
Kinetic Adj- Pertaining to motion
Knave N- A dishonest person
Laconic Adj- Using very few words
Lament N- Expression of grief or sorrow, (V) to mourn
Lascivious Adj- Feeling or revealing an overt and often offensive sexual desire
Magnanimous Adj- Generous in forgiving an insult or injury, charitable
Manifest Adj- Clear or obvious to the eye or mind, (V) to display, show, or reveal
Mendacious Adj- Habitually telling lies, dishonest
Misogyny N- Dislike of, contempt for, or ingrained prejudice against women
Nebulous Adj- Cloudy, hazy, unclear, vague
Nihilism N- The rejection of all religious and moral principles, often in the belief that life is meaningless
Obsequious Adj- Obedient or attentive to an excessive degree
Olfactory Adj- Relating to the sense of smell
Ominous Adj- The impression that something bad or unpleasant is going to happen
Pacifism N- The belief that any violence, is unjustifiable under any circumstances, all disputes should be settled by peaceful means
Pensive Adj- Deep in thought, reflective
Perfunctory Adj- Done with little interest or thought
Pernicious Adj- Having a harmful effect, especially in a gradual or subtle way
Pragmatic Adj- Practical, reasonable and logical
Precarious Adj- Not securely held or in position; dependent on chance; uncertain
Prodigious Adj- Great in extent, size, or degree, huge
Proletariat N- Workers or working- class people
Promulgate V- To publicize, promote or make widely known an idea or cause
Remonstrate V- To say or plead in protest, objection, or disapproval
Repudiate V- To reject with denial, to refuse to acknowledge
Rhetoric N- The use of language, the art of speaking
Sententious Adj- Judgmental, self-righteous, in a pompous manner
Spurious Adj- Bogus, fake ,false
Squalid Adj- Extremely dirty and unpleasant
Stoic N- A person who can endure pain or hardship without showing their feelings
Supplant V- Supersede and replace
Sycophantic Adj- Behaving or done in a compliant way in order to gain advantage, obsequious
Tactile Adj- Pertaining to touch, tangible
Tangible Adj- Touchable, physical, real, solid, concrete
Ubiquitous Adj- Present, appearing, or found everywhere
Vehement Adj- Showing strong feeling; forceful passionate, or intense
Verbose Adj- Using or expressed in more words than are needed
Vexation N- Something that causes annoyance, frustration, or worry
Voluble Adj- Talkative, loquacious, verbose
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