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  1. Assuaged
    • To make milder or less severe
    • (you never want spicy sausages so you make them milder and less spicy)
  2. Piety
    • Reverence for God OR religious obligations
    • (Piety sounds like mighty, Might God)
  3. Taciturn
    • Inclined to silence, reserved in speech
    • (When eating a tic TAC, you are not able to talk, you are silent)
  4. Imprudent
    • Not prudent, lacking descretion
    • (im-being not and prudent...when put together:NOT PRUDENT)
  5. Tyrannical
    • Characteristics of a tyrant
    • (tryan is almost tyrant, and cal sounds like char(characteristics))
  6. Eccentric
    • Deviating from the recognized or customary character, practice
    • (tric-pracTICE..almost alike)
  7. Quaint
    Having an old-fashioned attractiveness or charm
  8. Malevolent
    • Wishing harm or evil to another or others
    • (when a MALE breaks up with you, you wish harm or evil on him)
  9. Predilection
    • A tendency to think favorably of something in particular
    • (during the ELECTION, you think favorably of who you are going to vote for)
  10. Alien
    A foreigner
  11. Nebulous
    • Hazy, vague, indistinct, or confused
    • (NEBERTHELOUS, i still cant remember what happened)
  12. Intimidation
    • To make timid, fill with fear
    • (inTIMIDation)
  13. Reasonable
    • Logical judgment, agreeable to reason
    • (reasonABLE-agreeABLE)
  14. Condescended
    • To behave as if one is concious of descending(going down to) from a superior position
    • (conDESCENDING)
  15. Compelled
    • To force or to drive
    • (comPELL, sounds like pedal, put the PEDAL to the metal (driving))
  16. Illicitly
    Not legally permitted or authorized
  17. Mortification
    A feeling of humilation or shame
  18. Sojourn
    • A temporary stay
    • (soJOURNEY, you only stay a while when on a journey)
  19. Cordially/Cordiality
    • Courteous and gracious
    • (you need a CORD to light up the COURT)
    • Cordial quality or feeling
    • (CordiaLITY. the LITY in quaLITY)
  20. Expounding
    • To set fourth or state in detail
    • (exPOUND details out)
  21. Iniquities
    • Gross injustice or wickedness
    • (Think of quitting smoking and how GROSS and WICKED it is to smoke)
  22. Persevere
    • To persist in anything undertaken
    • (PERsevere-PERsist)
  23. Contentious
    • Tending to arguement
    • (opposite or content- when not happy, you argue)
  24. Condescending
    • An act or instance of condescending
    • (when you condescend, you are SENDING or ACTING)
  25. Fractious
    • Refractory or unruly
    • (reFRACTory, almost like FRACTious)
  26. Amiable
    • Having or showing pleasent, good-natured qualities
    • (AM I ABLE to be pleasent?)
  27. Misdemeanor
    A criminal offense
  28. Auspicious
    • Promising success
    • (when you take a good PIC, the success is promising)
  29. Sluggishly
    • Lazy, indolent
    • (slugs are slow, lazy, etc)
  30. Tyranny
    • Abuse of authority
    • (when God makes it RANNY, he is abusing his authority:))
  31. Gingerly
    • With great care or concern
    • (when pouring ginger, you have to do it carefully, as to not pour to much)
  32. Arbitrate
    • Determined
    • (TRATE is like concenTRATE and when you concentrate, you are determined)
  33. Evasion
    • Escaping
    • (when there is a home-evasion, the robber ESCAPES with your personal belongings)
  34. Aloof
    • At a distance, apart
    • (the 2 O's in Aloof are like eyes, they are APART from each other)
  35. Morbid
    • Suggesting an unhealthy mental state or attitude
    • (when you are sick, you need MORE time in BED--MOREBED)
  36. Placidly
    • Pleasently calm or peaceful
    • (opposite of what you'd be if you PLACED ACID on your hand)
  37. Tormenting
    • Mental suffering, pain
    • (torMENT-al-ting)
  38. Benign
    • Gracious
    • (SIGNS (like the NIGN) help let you know store hours)
  39. Benevolence
    • Goodwill, Charitableness
    • (theres BEENOVIOLANCE at charities)
  40. Caricature
    • A picture, description, etc. Ludicrously exaggerating the pecularites or defects of a persons things.
    • (Cari Brennan always exaggerates on stories)
  41. Morphodite
    • probably meant to be hermaphrodite. Something that is a combination of diverse elements.
    • (hermaphrODITE-morphODITE)
  42. Accosted
    • Represented as side by side
    • (the cc in aCCoseted are side by side)
  43. Relativity (pun)
    Play on words, or relative.
  44. Provocation
    • Something that incites, instigates, angers, imitates.
    • (Someone might try to PROVocation that they are right because someone angered them)
  45. Fanatical
    • motivated or characterized by an extreme, uncritical enthusiasm or zeal, as in religion or politics.
    • (FANATICal about religion or politics)
  46. Deportment
    • demeanor; conduct; behavior.
    • (when you break the law, you do to the DEpartMENT, like the jail)
  47. Obstreperous
    • resisting control or restraint in a difficult manner; unruly.
    • (when someone resists control you have to obSTRAPerous them down-strap them down)
  48. Inconspicuous
    not conspicuous, noticeable, or prominent.
  49. Rudiments
    • the elements or first principles of a subject.
    • (the elements, or rud-CONDIMENTS of a hot dog is ketchup and mustard)
  50. Mausoleum
    • a stately and magnificent tomb.
    • (the thing matt MAUS will be in when he dies)
  51. Vehemently
    • zealous; ardent; passionately;powerfully
    • (you become this way, zealous and ardent, when you are going to VEHNT)
  52. Articulate
    uttered clearly in distinct syllables.
  53. Gentleman
    a man of good family, breeding, or social position.
  54. Sin
    any act regarded as such a transgression, esp. a willful or deliberate violation of some religious or moral principle.
  55. Civilized
    having an advanced or humane culture, society, etc.
  56. Passe
    • past the prime of one's life.Behind the times, outmoded
    • (pass, like pass the prime)
  57. Tranquil
    free from commotion or tumult; peaceful; quiet; calm
  58. Interdict
    • any prohibitory act or decree of a court or an administrative officer.
    • (interDICT-DICTATE!!!!)
  59. Skulked
    • to lie or keep in hiding, as for some evil reason
    • (like a skull, hidden)
  60. Oppressive
    • burdensome, unjustly harsh, or tyrannical
    • (UNimpressive, UNjustly)
  61. Undulate
    • to move with a sinuous or wavelike motion; display a smooth rising-and-falling or side-to-side alternation of movement
    • (the u in UndUlate has the rising and falling action)
  62. Cantankerous
    • disagreeable to deal with; contentious; peevish
    • (you want to blow up, or TANK (canTANKEROUS) someone who makes you mad)
  63. Antagonized
    • to make hostile or unfriendly; make an enemy or antagonist of
    • (ANTOGONized, ANTOGONist)
  64. Tirade ( a tirade against smoking.)
    a prolonged outburst of bitter, outspoken denunciation
  65. Apoplectic
    • of or pertaining to apoplexy.
    • (APOPLEctic-APOPLExy)
  66. Livid
    • having a discolored, bluish appearance caused by a bruise, congestion of blood vessels, strangulation, etc.
    • (OMG YOUR SKINS aLIVe)
  67. Umbrage
    • offense; annoyance; displeasure
    • (when you brag, people will experience annoyance and offense)

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