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  1. ABJURE (V)
    to renounce or reject solemnly: to recant: to avoid
  2. ADUMBRATE (v)
    to foreshadow vaguely or intimate, to suggest or outline sketchily, to obscure or overshadow
  3. ANATHEMA (n)
    a solemn or ecclesiastical (religious) curse; accursed or thoroughly loathed person or thing
  4. ANODYNE (a/n)
    soothing, something that assuages or allays pain or comforts
  5. APOGEE (n)
    farthest or highest point, culmination, zenith
  6. APOSTATE (N)
    one who abandons long-held religious or political convictions
  7. APOTHEOSIS (N)
    deification, glorification to godliness, an exalted example, a model of excellence or perfection
  8. ASPERITY (N)
    severity, rigor, roughness, harshness, acrimony, irritability
  9. ASSEVERATE (V)
    to aver, allege, assert
  10. ASSIDUOUS (A)
    diligent, hardworking, sedulous
  11. AUGURY (N)
    omen, portent
  12. BELLICOSE (A)
    belligerent, pugnacious, warlike
  13. CALUMNIATE (V)
    to slander, make a false accusation; calumny means slander, aspersion
  14. CAPTIOUS (A)
    disposed to point out trivial faults, calculated to confuse or entrap in argument
  15. CAVIL (V)
    to find fault without good reason
  16. CELERITY (N)
    speed, alacrity, think accelerate
  17. CHIMERA (N)
    an illusion, originally an imaginary fire-breathing she monster
  18. CONTUMACIOUS (A)
    insubordinate, rebellious, contumely, means insult, scorn, aspersion
  19. DEBACLE (N)
    rout, fiasco, complete, failure
  20. DENOUEMENT (N)
    an outcome or solution; the unraveling of a plot
  21. DESCRY (V)
    to discriminate or discern
  22. DESUETUDE (N)
    disuse
  23. DESULTORY (A)
    random, aimless, marked by a lack of plan or purpose
  24. DIAPHANOUS (A)
    transparent, gauzy
  25. DIFFIDENT (A)
    reserved, shy, unassuming; lacking in self-confidence
  26. DIRGE (N)
    a song of grief or lamentation
  27. ENCOMIUM (N)
    glowing and enthusiastic praise, panegyric, tribute, eulogy
  28. ESCHEW (V)
    to shun or avoid
  29. EXCORIATE (V)
    to censure scathingly, to upload
  30. EXECRATE (V)
    denounce, feel loathing for, curse, declare to be evil
  31. EXEGESIS (N)
    critical examination, explication
  32. EXPIATE (V)
    to atone or make amends for
  33. EXTIRPATE
    to destroy, exterminate, cut out,
  34. FATUOUS (A)
    silly, inanely foolish
  35. FRACTIOUS (A)
    quarrelsome, rebellious, unruly, refractory, irritable
  36. GAINSAY (V)
    to deny, dispute, contradict, oppose
  37. HETERODOX (A)
    unorthodox, heretical, iconoclastic
  38. IMBROGLIO (N)
    difficult or embarrassing situation
  39. INDEFATIGABLE (A)
    not easily exhaustible, tireless, dogged
  40. INELUCTABLE (A)
    certain, inevitable
  41. INIMITABLE (A)
    one of a kind, peerless
  42. INSOUCIANT (A)
    unconcerned, carefree, needless
  43. INVETERATE (A)
    deep rooted, ingrained, habitual
  44. JEJUNE (A)
    vapid, uninteresting, nugatory, childish, immature, puerile
  45. LUBRICIOUS (A)
    lewd, wanton, greasy, slippery
  46. MENDICANT (N)
    a beggar, supplicant
  47. MERETRICIOUS (A)
    cheap, gaudy, tawdry, flashy, showy, attracting by false show
  48. MINATORY (A)
    menacing, threatening (reminds you of the minotaur, a threatening creature indeed)
  49. NADIR (N)
    low point, perigee
  50. NONPLUSED (A)
    baffled, bewildered, at a loss for what to do or think
  51. OBSTREPEROUS (A)
    noisely and stubbornly defiant, aggressively boisterous
  52. OSSIFIED (A)
    tending to become more rigid, conventional, sterile and reactionary with age, literally, turned into bone
  53. PALLIATE (V)
    to make something seem less serious, to gloss over, to make less severe or intense
  54. PANEGYRIC (N)
    formal praise, eulogy, encomium, panegyrical means expressing elaborate praise
  55. PARSIMONIOUS (A)
    cheap, miserly
  56. PELLUCID (A)
    transparent, easy to understand, limpid
  57. PERORATION (N)
    the concluding part of a speech; flowery, rhetorical speech
  58. PLANGENT (A)
    pounding, thundering, resounding
  59. PROLIX (A)
    long-winded, verbose
  60. PROPITIATE (V)
    to appease; to conciliate, propitious means auspicious, favorable
  61. PUERILE (A)
    childish, immature, jejune, nugatory
  62. PUISSANCE (N)
    power, strength, puissant means powerful, strong
  63. PUSILLANIMOUS (A)
    cowardly, craven
  64. REMONSTRATE (V)
    to protest, to object
  65. SAGACIOUS (A)
    having sound judgement, perceptive wise, like sage
  66. SALACIOUS (A)
    lustful, lascivious, bawdy
  67. SALUTARY (A)
    remedial, wholesome, causing improvement
  68. SANGUINE (A)
    cheerful, confident, optimistic
  69. SATURNINE (A)
    gloomy, dark, sullen, morose
  70. SENTENTIOUS (A)
    aphoristic or moralistic; epigrammatic tending to moralize excessively
  71. STENTORIAN (A)
    extremely loud and powerful
  72. STYGIAN (A)
    gloomy, dark
  73. SYCOPHANT (N)
    toady, servile, self-seeking flatterer, parasite
  74. TENDENTIOUS (A)
    biased, showing marked tendencies
  75. TIMOROUS (A)
    timid, fearful, diffident
  76. TYRO (N)
    novice, greenhorn, rank amateur
  77. VITIATE (V)
    to corrupt, debase, spoil, make ineffective
  78. VOLUBLE (A)
    fluent, verbal, having easy use of spoken language

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