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  1. ABJURE
    ab-joor
    to renounce under oath; to recant solemnly; repudiate
  2. ABSCOND
    ab-skond
    to depart in a sudden and sectret manner, especially to avoid capture and legal prosecution
  3. ACRIMONY
    ak-ruh-moh-nee
    sharpness, harshness, or bitterness of nature, speech, disposition
  4. APPROBATION
    ap-ruh-bey-shuhn
    approval; commendation
  5. AUDACIOUS
    aw-dey-shuhs
    extremely bold or daring; recklessly brave; fearless
  6. BOMBASTIC
    bom-bas-tik
    high-sounding; high-flown; inflated; pretentious.
  7. BURGEON
    bur-juhn
    to grow or develop quickly; flourish
  8. CAPITULATE
    kuh-pich-uh-leyt
    to surrender unconditionally or on stipulated terms
  9. CASTIGATE
    kas-ti-geyt
    to criticize or reprimand severely
  10. COGENT
    koh-juhnt
    convincing or believable by virtue of forcible, clear, or incisive presentation; telling
  11. CRAVEN
    krey-vuhn
    cowardly; contemptibly timid; pusillanimous
  12. DAUNT
    dawnt
    to overcome with fear; intimidate
  13. DIATRIBE
    dahy-uh-trahyb
    a bitter, sharply abusive denunciation, attack, or criticism
  14. DIDACTIC
    dahy-dak-tik
    intended for instruction; instructive
  15. EBULLIENCE
    ih-buhl-yuhns
    high spirits; exhilaration; exuberance
  16. EFFRONTERY
    ih-fruhn-tuh-ree
    shameless or impudent boldness; barefaced audacity
  17. EQUIVOCATE
    ih-kwiv-uh-keyt
    to use ambiguous or unclear expressions, usually to avoid commitment or in order to mislead
  18. EXCORIATE
    ik-skawr-ee-eyt
    to denounce or berate severely; flay verbally
  19. EXCULPATE
    ek-skuhl-peyt
    to clear from a charge of guilt or fault; free from blame; vindicate
  20. FELICITOUS
    fi-lis-i-tuhs
    well-suited for the occasion, as an action, manner, or expression; apt; appropriate
  21. FURTIVE
    fur-tiv
    taken, done, used, surreptitiously or by stealth; secret
  22. GARRULOUS
    gar-uh-luhs
    excessively talkative in a rambling, roundabout manner, esp. about trivial matters
  23. GREGARIOUS
    gri-gair-ee-uhs
    fond of the company of others; sociable
  24. HARANGUE
    huh-rang
    a scolding or a long or intense verbal attack; diatribe
  25. HEGEMONY
    hi-jem-uh-nee
    leadership or predominant influence exercised by one nation over others, as in a confederation
  26. HUBRIS
    hyoo-bris
    excessive pride or self-confidence; arrogance
  27. INGENUOUS
    in-jen-yoo-uhs
    artless; innocent; naive
  28. INIMICAL
    ih-nim-i-kuhl
    adverse in tendency or effect; unfavorable; harmful
  29. INTRANSIGENT
    in-tran-si-juhnt
    refusing to agree or compromise; uncompromising; inflexible
  30. INTREPID
    in-trep-id
    resolutely fearless; dauntless
  31. JOCOSE
    joh-kohs
    given to or characterized by joking; jesting; humorous; playful
  32. LACONIC
    luh-kon-ik
    using few words; expressing much in few words; concise
  33. LAUD
    lawd
    a song or hymn of praise
  34. LOQUACIOUS
    loh-kwey-shuhs
    talking or tending to talk much or freely; talkative; chattering; babbling; garrulous
  35. MALEVOLENT
    muh-lev-uh-luhnt
    wishing evil or harm to another or others; showing ill will; ill-disposed; malicious
  36. MAUNDER
    mawn-der
    to talk in a rambling, foolish, or meaningless way
  37. MENDACITY
    men-das-i-tee
    untruthfulness; tendency to lie
  38. OBFUSCATE
    ob-fuh-skeyt
    to confuse, bewilder, or stupefy
  39. ODIOUS
    oh-dee-uhs
    deserving or causing hatred; hateful; detestable
  40. PAUCITY
    paw-si-tee
    smallness of quantity; scarcity
  41. PEDANTIC
    puh-dan-tik
    overly concerned with minute details or formalisms, especially in teaching
  42. PERFUNCTORY
    per-fuhngk-tuh-ree
    lacking interest, care, or enthusiasm; indifferent or apathetic
  43. PREVARICATE
    pri-var-i-keyt
    to speak falsely or misleadingly; deliberately misstate or create an incorrect impression; lie
  44. PROBITY
    proh-bi-tee
    integrity and uprightness; honesty
  45. QUERULOUS
    kwer-uh-luhs
    full of complaints; complaining
  46. RANCOROUS
    rang-ker-uhs
    full of or showing resent, hostility, or spite
  47. RECANT
    ri-kant
    to withdraw or disavow (a statement, opinion, etc.), especially formally; retract
  48. RECONDITE
    rek-uhn-dahyt
    beyond ordinary knowledge or understanding
  49. REPUDIATE
    ri-pyoo-dee-eyt
    to reject with disapproval or denial
  50. RETICENT
    ret-uh-suhnt
    disposed to be silent or not to speak freely; reserved
  51. SEDULOUS
    sej-uh-luhs
    diligent in application or attention; persevering
  52. SPURIOUS
    spyoor-ee-uhs
    not genuine, authentic, or true; not from the claimed, pretended, or proper source; counterfeit
  53. STENTORIAN
    sten-tawr-ee-uhn
    very loud or powerful in sound
  54. TACIT
    tas-it
    understood without being openly expressed; implied
  55. TERSE
    turs
    neatly or effectively concise; brief and pithy, as language
  56. TRENCHANT
    tren-chuhnt
    clearly or sharply defined
  57. TRUNCATE
    truhng-keyt
    to shorten by cutting off a part; cut short
  58. UNFEIGNED
    uhn-feynd
    sincere; genuine
  59. VERACITY
    vuh-ras-i-tee
    habitual observance of truth in speech or statement; truthfulness
  60. VITRIOLIC
    vi-tree-ol-ik
    very caustic; scathing

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