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Definition
one who opposes established beliefs, customs, and institutions
impossible to penetrate; incapable of being affected
to soothe or pacify
acting in an indifferent or slow, sluggish, manner
not capable of being disturbed
silent, not talkative
capable of being shaped
to increase in number quickly
ancient, old-fashioned
intensely emotional; feverish
doubtful or uncertain, able to be interpreted several ways
uncompromising, refusing to be reconciled
to make thinner or sparser
unemotional; lacking sensitivity
done in a routine way; indifferent
someone with an amateurish and superficial interest in a topic
harsh, jarring noise
clearly stated or shown; forthright in expression
lasting a short time
a puzzle; a mystery
predictable; cliched; boring
causing sleep or lethargy
public disgrace
wordy
quick to act without thinking
to evade responsibility by pretending to be ill
to fluctuate between choices
to make better; to improve
to overwhelm; to cover with water
a sorrowful poem or speech
Definition
to provide supporting evidence
to penetrate
speech in praise of someone
to stop up; to prevent the passage of
a figure of speech comparing two different things; a symbol
dictatorial in one's opinions
similar or alike in some way
an abusive, condemnatory speech
deception by means of craft or guile
using few words
jumping from one thing to another; disconnected
lacking interest or flavor
urgent; requiring immediate action
use of an inoffensive word or phrase in place of a more distasteful one
known or understood by only a few
to punish or criticize harshly
a firmly held opinion often a religious belief
admirable
temporary, lasting a brief time
to reduce in strength
overly submissive and eager to please
to respect deeply
impossible to see through; preventing the passage of light
persuasive and moving, especially in speech
learned, scholarly, bookish
harmless
severe or stern in appearance; undecorated
effectiveness
to soften; to lessen
motionless, inactive, dormant
Definition
tending to talk a lot
to reduce in amount, degree, or severity
fresh and clean; uncorrupted
to throw violently or bring about abruptly; lacking deliberation
lacking sophistication or experience
troublesome and oppressive; burdensome
to choose not to do something
wisdom, caution, or restraint
impartial and honest in speech
something that brings about a change in something else
to annoy or provoke in anger
to express sorrow; to grieve
stubborn, unyielding
clear and easily understood
a tendancy to be thriftly or cheap
to perceive; to recognize
changing one's mind quickly and often
respect, courtesy
lack of variation
steadily increasing in volume or force
hardened in feeling; resistant to persuasion
a person who dislikes others
fearless and daring
long, harsh speech or verbal attack
to make wider; expand
excessive showiness
to make more bearable
to speak in favor of
bright, brilliant, glowing
outgoing, sociable
Definition
to present a false appearance; to disguise one's real intentions or character
to annoy
of a similar kind
lavish; wasteful
model of excellence or perfection
to copy; to try to equal or excel
filled with truth and accuracy
to reject the validity of
to sway physically; to be indecisive
concerning the appreciation of beauty
to produce, cause, or bring about
to give praise; to glorify
to deceive; a person who is easily deceived
easily made angry
to dry out thoroughly
intense and passionate feeling
not fully formed; disorganized
deceit or trickery
to make impure
wandering and unpredictable
to support; to prop up
effective writing or speaking
fundamentally different; entirely unlike
extreme dislike
charity; a desire or effort to promote goodness
selecting from or made up from a variety of sources
practical as opposed to idealistic
intricate and complicated
lacking self-confidence
silent, reserve
Definition
an extremely deep hole
to combine, mix together
lofty or grand
to conciliate
showing innocence or childlike simplicity
easily aroused or changeable; lively or explosive
appropriateness of behavior or conduct; propriety
extreme mental and physical sluggishness
to give unsparingly; extremely generous or extravagant
to prevent; to make unnecessary
a harsh disagreeable combination, often of sounds
able to be molded; altered or bent
extremely careful about details
passion; excitement
acting in fanciful or capricious manner
to make worse
able to speak clearly and expressively
convincing and well-reasoned
acting excessively enthusiastic; filled with extreme, unquestioned devotion
unable to be calmed down or made peaceful
excess
to satisfy fully or overindulge
pompous in speech and manner
willing to betray one's trust
to reduce in force or degree; to weaken
talkative
lack of interest
sharp and irritating to the senses
to speak of or treat with contempt
done without using words
Definition
easily deceived
to leave secretly
to overlook, pardon, or disregard
correct behavior; obedience to rules and customs
hostile, unfriendly
to make something unpleasant
to calm or make less severe
to set right; to free from error
bring in wit
someone prejudiced in favor of a group to which he or she belongs
deviation from what is normal
to increase in power, influence, and reputation
to arouse or incite
intended to delay
too trusting, gullible
a contradiction or dilemma
a mark of shame or discredit
to use expressions of double meaning in order to mislead
to judge a dispute between two opposing parties
to grovel
excessively decorated or embellished
great disorder or confusion
deceptively attractive; seemingly plausible but fallacious
to count, list, or itemize
to lie or deviate from the truth
to clear from blame; prove innocent
to clear of blame
someone who shows of learning
something out of place in time
a funeral hymn or mournful speech

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