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  1. abbreviate –
    to shorten
  2. abstinence
    to refrain
  3. adulation
    high praise
  4. adversity
    life challenges
  5. aesthetic
    The mechanics of beauty
  6. amicable
    friendly, agreeable
  7. 7.              anachronistic – old fashioned
  8. 8.              anecdote – short story
  9. 9.              anonymous – unknown identity
  10. 10.           antagonist – the bad guy
  11. 11.           arid -- dry
  12. 12.           assiduous – persistent, hard working
  13. 13.           asylum – sanctuary, shelter
  14. 14.           benevolent – friendly, helpful
  15. 15.           camaraderie – sociable, companionship
  16. 16.           censure – to criticize
  17. 17.           circuitous -- indirect
  18. 18.           clairvoyant –insightful, foreseeing the future
  19. 19.           collaborate – to cooperate, coordinate
  20. 20.           compassion -- sympathy
  21. 21.           compromise – to settle differences agreeably
  22. 22.           condescending – talk/behave in superior tone
  23. 23.           conditional – to apply rules or expectations
  24. 24.           conformist – someone who follows the rules
  25. 25.           congregation – gathering of people or things
  26. 26.           convergence – the point where things meet
  27. 27.           deleterious -- destructive
  28. 28.           demagogue – A leader
  29. 29.           digression – to stray from an idea or direction
  30. 30.           diligent – hard working
  31. 31.           discredit -- defame
  32. 32.           disdain -- contempt
  33. 33.           divergent -- deviate
  34. 34.           empathy -- sympathy
  35. 35.           emulate -- imitate
  36. 36.           enervating --irritation
  37. 37.           enhance -- intensify
  38. 38.           ephemeral -- fleeting
  39. 39.           evanescent -- short-lives
  40. 40.           exasperation -- intensify
  41. 41.           exemplary -- outstanding
  42. 42.           extenuating – the varying sides of truth
  43. 43.           florid – ornate or fancy
  44. 44.           fortuitous -- fortunate
  45. 45.           frugal -- thrifty
  46. 46.           hackneyed -- overused
  47. 47.           haughty -- arrogant
  48. 48.           hedonist – pursuit of please w/out morals
  49. 49.           hypothesis – a theory
  50. 50.           impetuous – rash impulsive
  51. 51.           impute – giving credit to someone else
  52. 52.           incompatible – not in agreement
  53. 53.           inconsequential -- trivial
  54. 54.           inevitable -- unavoidable
  55. 55.           integrity -- honesty
  56. 56.           intrepid -- fearless
  57. 57.           intuitive -- instinctive
  58. 58.           jubilation -- celebration
  59. 59.           lobbyist – person who seeks to influence
  60. 60.           longevity – to last a long time
  61. 61.           mundane – ordinary, boring
  62. 62.           nonchalant -- casual
  63. 63.           novice -- beginner, newbie
  64. 64.           opulent – wealthy, extravagant
  65. 65.           orator – the speaker
  66. 66.           ostentatious – showy, over done
  67. 67.           parched – dried up
  68. 68.           perfidious – untrustworthy
  69. 69.           precocious -- advanced/skilled at early age
  70. 70.           pretentious -- faking who you really are
  71. 71.           procrastinate -- delay, postpone
  72. 72.           prosaic -- ordinary, commonplace
  73. 73.           prosperity -- success, developing wealth
  74. 74.           provocative -- doing things to evoke a response
  75. 75.           prudent -- careful
  76. 76.           querulous -- to argue
  77. 77.           rancorous -- to argue and complain
  78. 78.           reclusive -- choosing to be alone
  79. 79.           reconciliation -- to resolve
  80. 80.           renovation -- making something new
  81. 81.           resilient -- to bounce back
  82. 82.           restrained -- controlled
  83. 83.           reverence -- deep respect
  84. 84.           sagacity -- wise
  85. 85.           scrutinize – to observe carefully
  86. 86.           spontaneity -- impulsive
  87. 87.           spurious -- false or fake
  88. 88.           submissive -- to submit
  89. 89.           substantiate – to verify or support
  90. 90.           subtle -- hard to detect
  91. 91.           superficial -- little substance
  92. 92.           superfluous -- unnecessary
  93. 93.           suppress -- abolish or stop
  94. 94.           surreptitious – to obtain things secretively
  95. 95.           tactful -- diplomatic
  96. 96.           tenacious -- aggressive or driven
  97. 97.             transient -- things or people that don’t last
  98. 98.             venerable -- highly respected
  99. 99.           vindicate – cleared of accusation
  100. 100.        wary – tired and cautious

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