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

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