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adhere
n. to stick to something
admonish
v. to caution, criticize, reprove
adorn
v. to decorate
adroit
adj. skilled, dexterous
adulation
n. extreme praise
adumbrate
v. to sketch out in a vague way
adverse
adj. antagonistic, unfavorable, dangerous
advocate
1. v. to argue in favor of something 2. n. a person who arges in favor of something
aerial
adj. somehow related to the air
aesthetic
adj. artistic, related to the appreciation of beauty
affable
adj. friendly, amiable
affinity
n. a spontaneous feeling of closeness
affluent
adj. rich, wealthy
affront
n. an insult
aggrandize
v. to increase or make greater
despondent
adj. feelomg depressed, discouraged, hopeless
despot
n. one who has total power and rules brutally
destitute
adj. improverished, utterly lacking
deter
v. to discourage, prevent from doing
devious
adj. not straightforward, deceitful
dialectv. to scatter, thin
n. a variation of a language
diaphanous
adj. light, airy, transparent
didactic
1. adj. intended to instuct 2. adj. overly moralistic
diffident
adj. shy, quiet, modest
diffuse
1. v. to scatter, thin out, break up 2. adj. not concentrated, scattered, disorganized
dilatory
adj. tending to delay, causing delay
diligent
adjl. showing care in doing one's work
diminutive
adj. small or miniature
dirge
n. mournful song, especially for a funeral
latent
adj. hidden, but capable of being exposed
laudatory
adj. expressing admiration or praise
lavish
1. adj. given without limits 2. v. to give without limits
legerdemain
n. deception, slight-of-hand
lenient
adj. demonstrating tolerance or gentleness
lethargic
adj. in a state of sluggishness or apathy
liability
1. n. something for which one is legally responsible, usually involving a disadvantage or risk 2. n. a handicap, burden
libertarian
adj. advocating principles of liberty and free will
licentious
adj. displaying a lack of moral or legal restraints
limpid
adj. clear, transparent
linchpin
n. something that holds separate parts together
lithe
adj. graceful, flexible, supple
litigant
n. someone engaged in a lawsuit
subjugate
v. to bring under control, subdue
sublime
adj. lofty, grand, exalted
submissive
adj. eaisly yielding to authority
succinct
adj. marked by compact precision
superfluous
adj. exceeding what is necesary
surfeit
n. an overabundant supply or indulgence
surmise
v. to infer with little evidence
surreptitious
adj. stealthy
surrogate
n. one acting in place of another
swarthy
adj. of dark color or complexion
sycophant
n. one who flatters for self-gain
tacit
adj. expressed without words
taciturn
adj. not inclined to talk
tangential
adj. incidental, peripheral, divergent
tantamount
adj. equivalent in vlaue or significance