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Sadlier Ox. G 1-7

Invidious offensive;hateful;tending to cause bitterness and resentment
intransigent refusing to compromise
emulate to imitate with the intent of equaling or surpassing the model
consummate complete or perfect in the highest degree
effigy a crude image of a despised person
mordant biting or caustic in thought
enervate to weaken the mental, moral, or physical vigor of;
accost to approach and speak to first; to confront in a challenging or aggressive way
tenable capable of being held or defended
arrogate to claim or take without right
decry to condemn, express strong disapproval
esoteric secret;intended to be understood by only a select few
temporize to stall or act evasively in order to gain time
propinquity nearness in place or time; kinship
sacrilege improper or disrespectful treatment of something held sacred
eulogy a formal statement of commendation
indictment a formal accusation
indubitable certain; not to be doubted or denied
evince to display clearly, to make evident, to provoke
congeal to change from liquid to solid; to thicken
eschew to avoid, shun, keep away from
encomium a formal expression of praise
carping tending to find fault, in a petty or nasty way
dissemble to disguise or conceal, deliberately give a false impression
fiat a command or act of will or conciousness
ignominy shame and disgrace
nuance a subtle or slight variation (as in color, meaning or quality)
penchant a strong attraction or inclination
derelict someone/something that is abandoned or neglected; neglected of duty
acquisitive able to get and retain ideas or information; concerned with acquiring wealth or property
belabor to work on excessively; to thrash soundly
pejorative tending to make worse; belittling
celerity swiftness, rapidity of motion or action
largesse generosity in giving; lavish or beautiful contributions
Created by: jollygnt7
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