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    Draconian-
    Exceedingly harsh; very sever e
    Drivel- to speak foolishly
    Panache – flamboyant problem
    Repertoire- The range or number of skills
    Asunder-into separate pieces or parts
    Meek- quiet, and ready to do what other people say
    Sang-froid- Coolness and composure, especially in trying circumstances.
    Futility- The quality of having no useful result; uselessness.
    Muddle- To mix confusedly; jumble.
    Dire- disastrous, urgent, or terrible
    Lurk- To lie in wait, as in ambush
    Fathomable- capable of being sounded or measured for depth
    Accrue-To increase, accumulate, or come about as a result of growth
    Abrasion- The process of wearing down or rubbing away by means of friction.
    Bibulous- addicted to alcohol
    extort - obtain through intimidation
    ladle - a spoon-shaped vessel with a long handle
    synergy- the potential ability for individuals or groups to be more successful working together than on their own
    manumit- to free from slavery
    afflatus - a strong creative impulse; divine inspiration
    truncate-shorten
    squall- A loud, harsh cry.

    miff - a state of irritation or annoyance
    chuckle- To laugh quietly or to oneself
    sunder- A division or separation.
    Oblivion-The condition or quality of being completely forgotten
    shirk-avoid (responsibility, work, etc.); malinger
    dismantle-to take apart piece by piece
    advent-arrival
    seep-pass slowly through small openings; ooze; trickle; N. seepage
    luscious-pleasing to taste or smell; delicious
    crass-stupid and insensitive;crude(rough and simple)
    devoid-empty;lacking
    genesis-beginning, origin
    Spleen- spitefulness or bad temper
    Solemn-Deeply earnest, serious, and sober.
    Glower- To stare angrily
    clamor - a loud harsh or strident noise
    Ogle-To stare
    Commend-To represent as worthy, qualified, or desirable; recommend.
    Immaculate-clean
    Opulence-Wealth; affluence;profusion.
    Solitude-the state of being alone
    Gushing-behaving in an overenthusiastic manner
    Brevity- a short duration; brief time
    Judicious-Having or exhibiting sound judgment; prudent
    Efface- To make indistinct as if by rubbing; rubbing
    Relinquished- To retire from; give up or abandon.
    affirmation - a statement asserting the existence or the truth of something
    Prejudice- bias
    Edifice- large building
    Nuance-
    A subtle or slight degree of difference, as in meaning, feeling, or tone; a gradation.
    Countenance -
    Support or approval, Appearance, especially the expression of the face.
    Obfuscate-to make confusing
    Perspicacious-keen discernment
    Mottle-
    To mark with spots or blotches of different shades or colors
    Buttress-
    A structure, usually brick or stone, built against a wall for support or reinforcement

    Garbled-jumbled and confused , mixed up
    Conundrum-
    a puzzling question or problem
    Resilience -
    The ability to recover quickly from illness, change, or misfortune; buoyancy;elasticity

    Mulish-Stubborn and intractable; recalcitrant.
    Gaunt -
    Thin and bony; angular
    Dust jacket-
    a removable paper cover used to protect a book

    Pertain-To have reference; relate, To be fitting or suitable
    Evoke -To summon or call forth
    Taut -
    Pulled or drawn tight; Kept in trim shape; neat and tidy.
    Effervesce-
    To escape from a liquid as bubbles; bubble up
    Malaise -
    vague feeling of unease, illness, or depression; a complex of problems affecting a country, economy
    Ruminative-
    to reflect on over and over again
    Inept-
    awkward, clumsy, or incompetent
    Commotion-
    noisy disturbance
    Repudiate-to disown
    Consolidate -
    To unite into one system or whole; combine
    comprehend-
    get the meaning of something

    Peremptory- Putting an end to all debate or action
    Imbue-
    To inspire or influence thoroughly; pervade
    Emulate-
    To strive to equal or excel, especially through imitation
    Infuriate-
    To make furious; enrage

    Deplore- To feel or express strong disapproval of; condemn
    Ostracize-t
    o exclude from a group.
    Exacerbate-to make worse
    Thwart –to block
    Stymie-to block
    Vile-
    Loathsome; disgusting

    Entrench- to fix or establish firmly
    Intercede- To act as mediator in a dispute
    Eavesdrop- To listen secretly to the private conversation of others.
    Pliable- Easily bent or shaped;limber
    Insipid- dull and boring ; lacking flavor

    Minion- a slave-like follower or employee.
    Petitioner- one praying humbly for something; "a suppliant for her favors
    RATIOCINATION-the process of logical reasoning or rational thought
    Vista- a wide range of possibilities or future events
    Camouflage- Concealment by disguise or protective coloring.
    Ingratiating- Pleasing; agreeable
    Truce- a temporary agreement to stop fighting or quarrelling
    calcify - to change into a hard, stony condition, petrify
    unflappable- not easily upset
    Pellucid- extremely clear in style and meaning
    Venial- Easily excused or forgiven
    Gist- the main point or meaning of something:
    Levy- the imposition and collection of taxes, tariffs, or fines
    Nebulous-Cloudy, misty, or hazy
    Caveat-
    To qualify with a warning or clarification
    Glib -
    Showing little thought, preparation, or concern
    Profundity -
    Great depth
    Transitory -
    fleeting
    Capricious -
    unpredictable
    Trite -
    commonplace and unoriginal
    Flippancy-
    Talkative; voluble.; Marked by disrespectful levity or casualness
    Gravity -
    seriousness or importance
    Lassitude -
    physical or mental weariness
    Lofty -
    of majestic or imposing height

    Diatribe- harsh denunciation

    Blatant-
    Unpleasantly loud and noisy; Totally or offensively conspicuous or obtrusive
    Truncate-To shorten by or as if by cutting off
    Leaden-
    Listless; sluggish.
    Conjecture-guess
    Precariousness -
    Dangerously lacking in security or stability
    Quiescence-
    Being quiet, still, or at rest; inactive
    Flannel -
    a small piece of towelling cloth used to wash the face
    Apulia-
    region in southeastern Italy on the Adriatic
    Manna –
    Something of value that a person receives unexpectedly

    Assiduous -Hardworking
    Quash-
    To put down or suppress forcibly and completely
    Vindicate -
    to clear (someone) of guilt or suspicion
    Obdurate -i
    ntractable
    Jargon-
    Nonsensical, incoherent, or meaningless talk.
    Luculent-
    Easily understood; clear or lucid.
    Malaise -
    a vague feeling of unease, illness, or depression
    Illicit -
    same as
    illegal
    Engrossed-
    To occupy exclusively; absorb
    Vehement- Marked by or full of vigor or energy; strong
    Lament- To regret deeply; deplore
    Theocracy- government by a god or by priests
    Manure- animal waste used as fertilizers
    Wastrel- One who wastes, especially one who wastes money; a profligate
    Sophism- A plausible but fallacious argument.
    Conundrum- a puzzling question or problem
    Quixotic- unrealistically optimistic or chivalrousscant- Barely sufficient
    Profuse- abundant
    Refute-to prove (a statement or theory) to be false or incorrect
    Aloof- Distant physically or emotionally; reserved and remote
    Ruminative -To reflect on over and over again.
    Intangible -Incapable of being perceived by the senses
    Teeter -
    To alternate, as between opposing attitudes or positions; vacillate.
    Hoary-
    So old as to inspire veneration; ancient
    Endow -
    To provide with property, income, or a source of income.lugubrious- mournful, excessively sad

    Immaterial- of no relevance
    Pilfer- Steal
    Esteem- To regard with respect; prize
    Solicitous- Anxious or concerned
    RECOMMEND:LAUD::SANCTION:FOSTER


    Ligneous- of or like wood
    Osseous- consisting of or like bone
    Litigant- a person involved in a lawsuit
    ARBORETUM:TREES::AVIARY:BIRDS
    Ordeal- A difficult or painful experience
    Incursion- a sudden or brief invasion
    Sedulous- diligent or painstaking
    Lampoon – satire
    Jabber- to speak very quickly and excitedly; chatter
    Gruffness-a throaty harshness
    Hearsay -
    gossip or rumour
    Recidivism -
    habitual relapse into crime
    Quagmire-
    Land with a soft muddy surface; A difficult or precarious situation
    Proselytize-
    To induce someone to convert to one's own religious faith
    Priggish-
    A person who demonstrates an exaggerated conformity or propriety
    Peregrination -
    To journey or travel from place to place, especially on foot.
    Facet-
    A small, smooth, flat surface, as on a bone or tooth.
    Cortege-
    a funeral procession
    Saunter-
    to walk in a leisurely manner; stroll
    Canyon -
    a deep narrow steep-sided valley
    Gully -
    deep ditch cut by running water


    1. Tree: Bark (
    To misdirect one's energies or attention.)

    Hiatus-a gap or separation
    Retrench-To curtail expenses; economize.
    repugnance - intense aversion
    doltish - heavy and dull and stupid
    schism- A separation or division into factions.
    altruism -unselfish concern for the welfare of others
    factitious -artificial rather than natural
    pandemonium -wild confusion; uproar
    sessile- Permanently attached or fixed and not free-moving
    destitute - poor enough to need help from others
    camaraderie - the quality of affording easy familiarity and sociability
    gelid- very cold
    revile- To use abusive language
    nefarious- Literary evil; wicked
    Exasperate- to cause great irritation t
    Shrewd-intelligent and making good judgments
    Relish-An appetite for something; a strong appreciation or liking
    Eternal-infinite
    Mediocre-Moderate to inferior in quality; ordinary
    Hoard-A hidden fund or supply stored for future use; a cache.
    Ineluctable- Not to be avoided or escaped; inevitable
    Loutish-Having the characteristics of a lout; awkward, stupid, and boorish.
    Ensconce- to settle firmly or comfortably
    Inebriation- An intoxicated person.
    Trumpery- something useless or worthless
    Decry- To condemn openly.
    Larder- A storage or supply of food.
    Indelible- impossible to erase or remove
    Perdition- hell
    solicitude - a feeling of excessive concern
    obloquy- abusive statements or blame
    palatial- like a palace; magnificent
    moiety- half
    untenable- impossible to defend in an argument

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