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  1. aberration
    a state or condition markedly different from the norm
  2. abhor
    feel hatred or disgust toward
  3. acquiesce
    agree or express agreement
  4. alacrity
    liveliness and eagerness
  5. amiable
    diffusing warmth and friendliness
  6. appease
    make peace with
  7. arcane
    requiring secret or mysterious knowledge
  8. avarice
    reprehensible acquisitiveness; insatiable desire for wealth
  9. brazen
    unrestrained by convention or propriety
  10. brusque
    rudely abrupt or blunt in speech or manner
  11. cajole
    influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering
  12. callous
    emotionally hardened
  13. candor
    the quality of being honest and straightforward
  14. chide
    scold or reprimand severely or angrily
  15. circumspect
    careful to consider potential consequences and avoid risk
  16. coerce
    cause to do through pressure or necessity
  17. coherent
    marked by an orderly and consistent relation of parts
  18. complacency
    the feeling you have when you are satisfied with yourself
  19. confidant
    someone to whom private matters are told
  20. connive
    form intrigues (for) in an underhand manner
  21. cumulative
    increasing by successive addition
  22. debase
    corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
  23. decry
    express strong disapproval of
  24. deferential
    showing courteous regard for people's feelings
  25. demure
    shy or modest, often in a playful or provocative way
  26. deride
    treat or speak of with contempt
  27. despot
    a cruel and oppressive dictator
  28. diligent
    quietly and steadily persevering in detail or exactness
  29. elated
    exultantly proud and joyful; in high spirits
  30. eloquent
    expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively
  31. embezzle
    appropriate fraudulently to one's own use
    This time, the amount of money allegedly embezzled was raised more than ten-fold and the charges made much more severe.
  32. empathy
    understanding and entering into another's feelings
  33. enmity
    a state of deep-seated ill-will
  34. erudite
    having or showing profound knowledge
  35. extol
    praise, glorify, or honor
  36. fabricate
    make up something artificial or untrue
  37. flabbergasted
    as if struck dumb with astonishment and surprise
  38. forsake
    leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch
  39. furtive
    secret and sly
  40. gluttony
    habitual eating to excess
  41. gratuitous
    unnecessary and unwarranted
  42. haughty
    having or showing arrogant superiority
  43. hypocrisy
    pretending to have qualities or beliefs that you do not have
  44. impeccable
    without error or flaw
  45. impertinent
    improperly forward or bold
  46. impudent
    improperly forward or bold
  47. indolent
    disinclined to work or exertion
  48. inept
    generally incompetent and ineffectual
  49. infamy
    a state of extreme dishonor
  50. inhibit
    limit the range or extent of
  51. innate
    present at birth but not necessarily hereditary
  52. insatiable
    impossible to fulfill, appease, or gratify
  53. insular
    narrowly restricted in outlook or scope
  54. intrepid
    invulnerable to fear or intimidation
Created on August 14, 2012 (updated November 4, 2020)

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