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English Final part1

Embellish To make something prettier by adding ornamental objects; to add fictitious details
Segregate To seperate from others
Assuage to satisfy, to make less severe, to soothe
Petulant cranky irratable, and full of ill humor
Grandiose affectedly grand or important; pompous.
Guile insidious cunning in attaining a goal; crafty or artful deception; duplicity.
Surfeit excess; an excessive amount.
Enrapture to move to rapture; delight beyond measure.
Abhor to regard with extreme repugnance or aversion; detest utterly; loathe; abominate.
Relinquish to renounce or surrender.
Tyro a beginner in learning anything;novice.
Idiosyncrasy a characteristic, habit, mannerism, or the like, that is peculiar to an individual.
Adjunct something added to another thing but not essential to it.
Yore time past.
Abyss a deep, immeasurable space, gulf, or cavity; vast chasm.
Bereave to deprive and make desolate, esp. by death.
Cajole. to persuade by flattery or promises; wheedle; coax.
Emulate to try to equal or excel; imitate with effort to equal or surpass.
Abhor(v) to regard with extreme repugnance or aversion; detest utterly; loathe; abominate.
Placid pleasantly calm or peaceful; unruffled; tranquil; serenely quiet or undisturbed.
Hamper to hold back; hinder; impede.
Bigot a person who is utterly intolerant of any differing creed, belief, or opinion.
Kindle to start (a fire); cause (a flame, blaze, etc.) to begin burning.
Noxious harmful or injurious to health or physical well-being.
Remunerate to pay, recompense, or reward for work, trouble.
Talisman a stone, ring, or other object, engraved with figures or characters supposed to possess occult powers and worn as an amulet or charm.
Laconic (adjective) using few words; expressing much in few words; concise.
Abrasive tending to annoy or cause ill will; overly aggressive.
Bilk (v.) to defraud; cheat. To frustrate: a career bilked by poor health. To escape from.
Covert concealed; secret; disguised.
Engender (v.) to produce, cause, or give rise to.
Hangar (n.) a shed or shelter.
Knotty (adj.) having knots; full of knots.
Nuance (n.) a subtle difference or distinction in expression, meaning, response, etc.
Renown (n.) widespread and high repute; fame.
Tangent off on / ata tangent, digressing suddenly from one course of action or thought and turning to another.
Abase to reduce or lower, as in rank, office, reputation, or estimation; humble; degrade.
Billow (v) to rise or roll in or like billows; surge.
Cower (v) to crouch, as in fear or shame.
Enhance (v) to raise to a higher degree; intensify; magnify.
Harangue (n) a scolding or a long or intense verbal attack; diatribe.
Labyrinth an intricate combination of paths or passages in which it is difficult to find one's way or to reach the exit.
Nullify (v) to render or declare legally void or inoperative.
Plaintiff (n) a person who brings suit in a court.
Replete (adj.) abundantly supplied or provided; filled.
Tangible (adj) capable of being touched; discernible by the touch; material or substantial.
Abrogate (v) to abolish by formal or official means; annul by an authoritative act; repeal.
Enigma (n) a puzzling or inexplicable occurrence or situation.
Harbingers (n) a person who goes ahead and makes known the approach of another; herald.
Lexicon (n) a wordbook or dictionary.
Nuzzle to burrow or root with the nose, snout, etc., as an animal does.
Reprehensible (adj.) deserving of reproof, rebuke, or censure; blameworthy.
Absolution act of absolving; a freeing from blame or guilt; release from consequences, obligations, or penalties.
Blatant(adj.) brazenly obvious; flagrant.
Creditable (adj.) bringing or deserving credit, honor, reputation, or esteem.
Ensconce (v) to settle securely or snugly.
Laceration (n) the result of a lacerating; a rough jagged tear.
Obdurate (adj). unmoved by persuasion, pity, or tender feelings; stubborn; unyielding.
Plausible (adj.) having an appearance of truth or reason; seemingly worthy of approval or acceptance; credible; believable.
Reprieve (n) to delay the impending punishment or sentence of (a condemned person).
Tawdry (adj.) gaudy; showy and cheap.
adversary (n) a person, group, or force that opposes or attacks; opponent; enemy; foe.
augment (v) to make larger; enlarge in size, number, strength, or extent; increase.
importune to press or beset with solicitations; demand with urgency or persistence.
malignant (adj) disposed to cause harm, suffering, or distress deliberately; feeling or showing ill will or hatred.
portentous (adj) of the nature of a portent; momentous.
posterity (n) succeeding or future generations collectively.
propagate (v) to cause (an organism) to multiply by any process of natural reproduction from the parent stock.
transgression (n) an act of transgressing; violation of a law, command.
tyranny (n) arbitrary or unrestrained exercise of power; despotic abuse of authority.
vex (v) to irritate; annoy; provoke.
Agate(n) a variegated chalcedony showing curved, colored bands or other markings.
Beget (v) to cause; produce as an effect.
Dainty (adj.) of delicate beauty; exquisite.
Fortnight (n) he space of fourteen nights and days; two weeks.
Knave (n) a dishonest person.
Lineament Often, lineaments. a feature or detail of a face, body, or figure, considered with respect to its outline or contour.
Obscure (of meaning) not clear or plain; ambiguous, vague, or uncertain.
Stint to limit to a certain amount, number, share, or allowance, often unduly; set limits to; restrict.
Visage the face, usually with reference to shape, features, expression.
Wean to accustom (a child or young animal) to food other than its mother's milk; cause to lose the need to suckle or turn to the mother for food.
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