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

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