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  1. Cacophonous (ka cough onus)
    (adv) harsh-sounding, dissonant, discordant, inharmonious, unmelodious, unmusical, unvocal

    Our church choir sounds cacophonous
  2. incorrigible
    (adv) (n) not reformable: depraved, delinquent, unruly

    AW was incorrigible.
  3. colloquial
    (adv/n) of or relating to conversation : conversational

    used in or characteristic of familiar and informal conversation; also unacceptably informal

    To use the colloquial expression--to rube me the wrong way.

    A colloquial essay on what makes marriage successful.
  4. dandy
    (n)

    A man who gives exaggerated attention to personal appearance.

    Andy and I are not quite to the dandy point but we do care.
  5. requiem
    (n) mass for the dead

    solemn chant for the repose of the dead

    I can't recall an orthodox requiem.
  6. emollient
    to make soft or supple: soothing especially to the skin or mucous membrane (a balm or lotion)

    Making less intense or harsh: mollifying
  7. divergent
    diverging from each other (divergent paths)

    differing from each other from a standard
  8. apocryphal
    adj of doubtful authenticity : spurious

    • apocryphally (adv)
    • Apocryphalness (n)

    I'm worried about the apocryphalness of codex w.
  9. ephemeral
    adj

    • lasting one day only
    • lasting a very short time

    fleeting, brief, deciduous, momentary, evanescent, flash, fugacious, fugitive, impermanent, passing, short-lived, temporary, transient, transitory
  10. foible
    n.

    Part of a sword or foil blade between the middle and point

    A minor flaw or shortcoming in character or behavior: weakness (admired their teacher despite his foibles)

    demerit, dereliction, failing, fault, frailty, shortcoming, sin, vice, want, weakness
  11. alacrity
    promptness in response : cheerful readiness

    amenability, gameness, goodwill, obligingness, willingness
  12. respite
    a period of temporary delay

    an interval of rest or relief

    providing or being temporary care in relief of a primary caregiver
  13. unfetter
    to set free

    discharge, disenthral, emancipate, enfranchise, enlarge, liberate, loose, loosen, manumit, release, spring, unbind, uncage, unchain, unfetter
  14. bedevil
    • v to possess with or as if with a devil
    • to cause distress : trouble
    • to change for the worse : spoil
    • to confuse utterly : bewilder
    • agonize, anguish, afflict, beset, besiege, curse, excuciate, harrow, persecute, plague, rack, torment, torture
  15. immolate
    • v to offer in sacrifice ; especially : to kill as a sacrificial victim
    • to kill or destroy often by fire
  16. gaunt
    • excessively thin and angular
    • cadaverous, emaciated, haggard, skeletal, wasted
  17. forlorn
    • bereft, forsaken, sad and lonely because of isolation or desertion : desoltate
    • being in poor condition : miserable, wretched
    • nearly hopeless
    • alone
  18. prodigious
    • being an omen : portentous
    • resembling or befitting a prodigy : strange, unusual
    • exciting amazement or wonder
    • extraordinary in bulk, quantity or degree : enormous
    • monstorous, amazing, astonishing, astounding, awesome, awful, eye-opening, famulous, miraculous, portentous, marvelous, staggering, stunning, stupendous, sublime, surprising, wonderful, wondrous
  19. Tepid
    lukewarm

    Marked by an absence of enthusiasm or conviction

    halfhearted, uneager, unenthusiastic
  20. replete
    fully or abundantly provided or filled

    abundantly fed, fat, stout

    complete

    blubbery, chubby, corpulent, fleshy, full, gross, lardy, obese, overweight, plump, podgy, portly, pudgy, fat, roly-poly, rotund, round, tubby
  21. acrid
    sharp and harsh or unpleasantly pungent in taste or odor : irritating

    deeply or violently bitter : acrimonious

    bitter, acrimonious, embittered, hard, rancorous, resentful, sore
  22. scintillating
    brilliantly lively, stimulating, or witty

    scintillate means to emit sparks
  23. lithe
    easily bent or flexed, characterized by easy flexibility and grace
  24. loam
    a mixture composed chiefly of moistened clay, a coarse molding sand used in founding

    a soil consisting of a friable mixture of varying proportions of clay, silt, and sand
  25. infinitesimal (infini tes imal)
    immeasurably or incalculably small
  26. diatribe
    a prolonged discourse

    a bitter and abusive speech or piece of writing

    ironic or satirical criticism
  27. alacrity (ah lahcrity)
    promptness in response : cheerful readiness
  28. craven
    defeated, vanquished

    lacking the least bit of courage : contemptibly fainthearted

    chicken, chickenhearted, chicken-livered, cowardly, dastardly, gutless, lily-livered, milk-livered, poltroon, pusillanimous, recreant, spineless, unheroic, yellow
  29. unwieldy
    not easily managed, handled, or used : cumbersome

    awkward, bunglesome, clumsy, clunky, cranky, cumbrous, ponderous, ungainly, unhandy, cumbersome
  30. espouse
    marry

    to take up and support as a cause : become attached to

    to champion
  31. inexorable
    not to be persuaded, moved, or stopped : relentless

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