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exacerbate
worsen; aggravate; embitter (ex...)
cessation
a pause, a stopping, an ending, termination, halting
entreaty
An earnest request or petition; a plea
cohort
group or band of people (often in demographics, statistics or market research); companion or assosciate
Proclivity
a natural inclination or predisposition
cerebral
pertaining to the brain or intellect; intellectual rather than emotional; CF. cerebrum
Disparage
To degrade; to speak badly of.
bent
a tendency, disposition or inclination (a natural ... )
poignant
physically moving, touching; painful; keenly distressing to the mind or feelings
unduly
(formal) excessively
lascivious
1. inclined to lustfulness; lewd 2. arousing 3. indicating sexual interest
conjecture
opinion, conclusion or supposition based on incomplete information/guesswork
adage
proverb/short statement expressing a general truth
trifling
unimportant or trivial
coax
persuade by flattery or obtain by persistent persuation
endorse
approve; support; write one's signature on the back of; N. endorsement; CF. dorsal
deft
neat; skillful in movement, quick, nimble (d...)
Indolent
habitually lazy or idle
incisive
sharp, to the point
impertinent
improperly forward/bold, rude, insolent
haughty
disdainfully proud, snobbish, arrogant
Furtive
Secret in an underhanded way, stealthy.
disingenuous
not straightforward or candid; giving a false appearance of frankness
candid
frank, sincere; impartial, unposed, outspoken
callous
hardened; unfeeling; without sympathy for the sufferings of others; unkind
facetious
Treating serious issues with deliberately inappropriate humor; flippant
highfalutin
pomous or pretentious (hig...)
brood
1. turn over in the mind moodily and at length 2. sit upon eggs to be hatched
conflate
Combine, fuse, blend together
contrite
filled with guilt and regret, remorseful
Pervade
to be present throughout; to permeate
demure
(woman or child) modest, reserved, shy 2. affectedly shy; coy
frivolous
lacking in seriousness; flippant; self-indulgently carefree; unworthy of serious attention; relatively unimportant; trivial
dalliance
1. frivolous spending of time; dawdling 2. playful flirtation
Dawdle
waste time, take longer than necessary, move about aimlessly and lackadaisically
lackadaisical
lacking spirit, liveliness or interest; languid
Languid
lacking energy; indifferent; sluggish, inactive
Plethora
excess, overabundance (p..)
spate
sudden flood, rush, outburst
verve
energy, enthusiasm in expression of ideas (esp. artistic performance)
fib
trivial, harmless, childish lie
abdictate
give up or renounce (throne, power, responsibility etc.)
morose
gloomy, ill-humored; sullen; melancholy
convene
come together; assemble, usually for official purpose
fanciful
not based on fact, imaginary, dubious; whimsical
acquiesce
submit/comply silently/without protest, consent
benchmark
standard/reference by which other things can be measured or judged
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