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

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