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loiter
To wander about, lag lazily
gamut
the range of something
laconic
Concise, brief, using few words.
avenge
To retaliate, revenge, vindicate, inflict punishment on behalf of, require satisfaction for injury.
servile
Slavish, cringing, fawning, ignoble, menial, meanly submissive, lacking independence.
shambling
Shuffling, weak-kneed, awkward, clumsy, walking with a dragging gait.
prate
To talk idly, babble, chatter, speak to little purpose.
rescind
To cut off, revoke, annul, repeal, vacate, avoid, destroy, take back, abolish, do away with utterly.
conduce
To lead, contribute, further, promote, tend toward, aid in bringing about.
atheistical
Disbelieving in God, godless.
verdant
Green in color, grass-covered, covered with fresh vegetation, abounding in green foliage.
foray
A raid, pillaging expedition, foraging incursion,
gruff
Surly, stern, harsh, coarse, rough-mannered.
berserk
Extremely wild, fierce, ferocious, savage, violent, frenzied, furious.
complacent
Tranquility selfsatisfied, content, gratified, in a pleasant mood, pleased with one's self.
menace
A threat, portent, indication of coming danger, prophecy of approaching evil.
respite
an armistice, temporary peace
inept
Unsuitable, unfit, inappropriate, awkward, out of place.
fervent
Hot, glowing, ardent, intense, earnest, vehement, animated, warm in feeling, eager, impassioned.
prevaricate
To misrepresent, speak evasively, deviate from the truth, evade the issue.
deviate
To depart, swerve, deflect, turn aside from the course, leave he beaten track.
throe
twinge, sharp pang, darting pain
augment
to increase, enlarge, expand, swell, add to, make bigger.
appellation
name;title, designation, term which a person is known.
defray
To pay, settle, meet, discharge, bear the expense of, provide money for.
defalcation
An embezzlement fradulent shortage, deficiency in trust funds.
lewd
indecent, immodest, impure
abate
To reduce, diminish, decrease, mitigate, moderate, lessen in amount.
cursory
hasty, hurried, slight, superficial, carelessly passing over a subject, without close attention.
protract
To prolong, continue, extend, stretch out, draw out, lengthen in time.
erst
Formerly, once, at first, long ago.
stimulus
An incentive, spur, motive, urge.
admonish
To exhort, warn, advise, remind, caution.
doff
To take off, remove.
sumptuous
Magnificent, lavish, luxurious, expensive, costly, splendid, regal.
implacable
obdurate, inexorable, cannot be pacified
eulogistic
Commendatory, encomiastic, highly complimentary, expressing extravagant praise.
glint
Glitter, glimmer, gleam, sparkle, glisten, something which appears and disappears quickly.
magnanimity
Noble generosity, dignity of the soul, high mindedness, dignity of soul.
stature
Physical height, tallness, of a human body.
transcend
To surpass, exceed, go beyond, outstrip, excel.
emanate
To proceed from, flow from, originate, take rise.
sublime
superb; of the highest standard, surpassing, lofty.
spurious
Counterfeit, pretended, bogus, not genuine, having no right to that name.
nugatory
Inoperative, futile, without force, not valid.
ignominious
Shameful, scandalous, infamous, dishonorable, disgraceful.,
spasmodic
Fitful, jerky, convulsive, violent, acting by fits and starts but is soon exhausted.
sear
To scorch, singe, wither, blast, brand.
extricate
free from an entanglement or difficulty; disentangle
raze
To level the ground, tear down, demolish, destroy, obliterate, wipe out.
copse
Plantation of trees, grove, woods of small growth.
dilapidation
Decay, deterioration, gradual run from neglect, state of bad repair.
balmy
fragrant, odiferous
rancor
Spitefulness, ill will, nourished grudge.
descry
To perceive, see faintly, make out with difficulty, discern, catch sight of, detect.
escutcheon
A shield, the sield of a family, the field of which a coat of arms is presented.
lieu
place, stead, room.
shade
A trace, slight difference, minute amount, vestige.
glib
Talkative, fluent, chattering, plausible.
redoubtable
Dreadful, tremendous, fearful, terrible to face.
inundate
to flood, to overwhelm, overflow.
pallid
wan, pale, colorless, whitish, ghastly, bloodless, deficient in color.
stipulate
To specify, insist upon, demand, require, make an agreement.
dastard
A contemptible coward, poltroon, faint-hearted wretch.
propensity
A tendency, predisposition, permanent inclination, bias, penchant.
uncouth
rude, boorish, awkward, ungainly, outlandish, clownish.
penurious
Miserly, excessively sparing in the use of money
gainsay
To deny, contradict, oppose in words, declare to be untrue.
privy
sharing in the knowledge of (something secret or private): having admission
austere
earnest, grave, serious, sober, solemn ascetic, stoic, Spartan
marmot
A type of rodent, a burrowing animal of the same genus as the woodchuck.
benignant
serenely mild and kindly
decorous
Proper, seemly, becoming, orderly, suitable for the accasio, marked by priority.
ferret
To search carefully, rummage, drive out of a hiding place.
prelusory
introductory, previous, prelusive, preliminary, preparatory.
finical
overnice, fastidious, foppish, affectedly refine, unduly particular.
prostrate
To bow down in humble reverence, to throw oneself flat on the ground.
resplendent
Very bright, brilliant, dazzling, glittering, glittering, splendid, shining, lustrous, gorgeous, radiant, vivid.
pilaster
A column of rectangular instead of circular section attached to a wall and projecting a third to a fourth of its breadth.
vagrant
Wandering, unsettled, aimless, roaming, stay, moving with uncertain direction.
redress
set right, reparation, remedy, satisfaction, compensation for wrong.
ingratiate
To gain favor for, establish in the good graced, of another, commend to another's favor, insinuate.
ensanguine
To stain with blood, make blood-red, cover with gore.
extraneous
Foreign, alien, outward, external, irrelevant, unessential, remote, impertinent.
implicit
implied, unspoken, complete, trusting, absolutely, without reserve.
crass
crude, stupid, dull, dense, gross, coarse, obtuse, lacking in feinement
sundry
various, diverse, several, a small number, more than one or two.
barouche
Four-wheeled carriage having a folding top.
accoutre
equip, attire, array, dress for parade, furnish with equipment for military service.
convivial
Festive, jovial, social, devoted to feasting, characterized by good fellowship in eating and drinking.
transient
Fleeting, quickly passing away, transitory, momentary, hasty, a short duration.
trident
Any forklike, instrument with three tines, three pronged fish-spear
vestige
Trace something which had disappeared, remaining bit, shade, evidence, impression left.
astute
Keen, shrewd, acute, crafty, cunning, discerning, subtle.
gross
Big, large in size, great, bulky; flagrant, enormous.
roisterer
A joyful swaggerer, bold blusterer, noisy reveler, turbulent fellow.
vaunt
To boast, brag, vain display.
garrulity
Talkativeness, chatter, fluency, jabbering, talkative.
sacrosanct
especially holy, sacred, hallowed, blessed, of great goodness
Altercation
Quarrel, stormy, controversy, wrangle, noisy dispute, angry debate, hot argument, warm contention in words.
rankle
to give pain, gnaw, fester, provoke, inflame, enrage, exasperate, cause continuous irritation.
incapacitate
To disable, disqualify, unfit, deprive of power, render incapable.
modicum
A small bit, moderate, quantity, little piece, scanty allowance, meager amount, trace, shade, vestige.
caudal
Taillike; of, pretaining to, or near the tail, the hindmost part of the animal.
asseveration
An ernest declaration, positive assertion, solemn affirmation.
virile
Manly, masculine, forceful, masterful.
quarter
Mercy, indulgence, forbearance, pity.
expunge
to erase, to delete
imperturbable
Calm, serene, unruffled, placid, tranquil, unmoved, composed, self-contained, cool, not perturbed.
perusal
to examine or consider with attention and in detail : study
animosity
Hostility, active enmity, antagonism, ill will, violent hatred, malevolence.
insensate
Unfeeling, without sensibility.
acrimonious
stinging; caustic; bitter in words or manner
fealty
Loyalty, fidelity, faithfulness, homage, reverence, allegiance.
myriad
A great number, multitude, throng, vast quantity, specifically ten thousand.
consummate
To perfect, achieve, complete, finish, accomplish, bring to final excellence.
prejudice
To bias, influence unduly, inspire, with feelings, against a person.
speculate
To mediate, conjecture, wonder, guess, ponder over, indulge in thought.
panacea
Cure-all, that which corrects all evil, remedy for all ills.
harry
To lay waste, plunder, pillage, ravage, also worry, torment, harass.
sprite
Fairy, elf, pixie, brownie, nymph, nixie.
allocate
To allot, assign, destine, give, award, distribute.
refractory
stubborn, unmanageable, unyielding, sullen in disobedience, perverse in opposition.
opulent
Rich, wealthy, affluent, prosperous, possessing large mends or property.
purloin
To steal, appropriate, filch, peculate, make off wish.
effusion
unrestrained utterance, an outpouring of thought in writing or speech
eschew
to avoid; to avert
contravene
to oppose in principle, obstruct in operation, contradict
seethe
to boil, be agitated by heat
nefarious
wicked, villainous, vicious
beguile
to charm; to trick
impute
to ascribe or attribute (to someone or something)
pernicious
extremely harmful, potentially causing death
incarcerate
to jail or imprison
quiescent
inactive, dormant, inert, passive, tranquil
chaste
pure, virtuous, modest, simple, immaculate
rectitude
righteousness, moral uprightness, goodness, honesty, probity
elegiacal
plaintive, sad, doleful, dolorous, lamentable