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

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