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2010-08-14 03:17:51

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  1. ascribe
    to refer to a supposed cause, source, or author; attribute
  2. agnostic
    one who believes that the reality of god is unknown and probably unknowable 2. a person unwilling to commit to an opinion about something
  3. bane
    a source of harm or ruin, curse
  4. appropriate
    to take exclusive possession of, annex 2. to set apart for or assign to a particular purpose or use 3. to take or make use of without authority or right
  5. absolution
    to set free from an obligation or the consequences of guilt 2. to remit (a sin)
  6. brazen
    sounding harsh, marked by contemptuous boldness
  7. caustic
    marked by incisive sarcasm 2. capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action; corrosive
  8. banal
    lacking originality, freshness, or novelty; trite, insipid
  9. camaraderie
    a spirit of friendly good-fellowship
  10. balk
    (n.) a ridge of land left unplowed 2. beam, rafter 3. hindrance, check (v.) to stop short and refuse to proceed abruptly
  11. aversion
    a feeling of repugnance toward something with a desire to avoid or turn from it
  12. bilk
    to block the free development of; frustrate 2. to cheat out of something valuable, defraud; to evade payment of or to
  13. aggrieved
    troubled or distressed in spirit 2. suffering from an infringement or denial of legal rights; showing or expressing grief, injury, or offense
  14. aggregate
    to collect or gather into a mass or whole 2. (n.) whole sum or amount 3. a mass or body of units or parts somewhat loosely assoc. w/ one another
  15. abstruse
    difficult to comprehend; recondite
  16. recondite
    hidden from sight; concealed 2. difficult for one of ordinary understanding to comprehend; deep
  17. cavort
    to leap or dance about in a lively manner 2. to engage in extravagant behavior
  18. approbation
    an act of approving formally or officially; commendation, praise
  19. carouse
    a drunken revel (v.) to drink liquid freely or excessively 2. to engage in dissolute behavior
  20. abase
    to lower in rank, prestige, or esteem
  21. bereft
    deprived or robbed of the possession or use of something; bereaved
  22. accentuate
    accent, emphasize ALSO intensify
  23. ascertain
    to find out or learn w/ certainty
  24. abet
    to actively second and encourage 2. to assist or support in achievement of a purpose
  25. affront
    to insult esp. to the face by behavior 2. to face in defiance <~death>
  26. accede
    to express approval or give consent
  27. corpulence
    state of having large bulky body; obese
  28. convivial
    related to or fond of feasting, drinking, good company
  29. contusion
    injury to tissue without laceration; bruise
  30. contrite
    feeling or showing sorrow and remorse for a sin or shortcoming
  31. contravene
    to go or act contrary to; violate 2. to oppose in argument, contradict
  32. contemporaneous
    existing or occurring at the same time
  33. cupidity
    inordinate desire for wealth, avarice, greed
  34. cursory
    rapidly and often superficially performed or produced; hasty
  35. curtail
    to make less by or as if cutting off or away some part
  36. dearth
    scarcity of, an inadequate supply of, lack
  37. debase
    to lower in status, esteem, quality
  38. deferential
    showing or expressing respect and esteem due a superior or elder
  39. decry
    to express strong disapproval of
  40. defile
    to make unclean or impure; desecrate, sully, dishonor
  41. debauch
    (v.) to lead away from virtue or excellence, corrupt (n.) an act of debauchery
  42. defunct
    no longer living, existing, or functioning