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licentious
bawdy, sexually liberal
lithe
adj. slim, athletic
malediction
n. the calling down of a curse, curse, slander
malevolent
(lit) ill-meaning, wishing to or causing harm and doom
maudlin
adj. highly sentimental, feeling sorry for self, (also used when one is under the influence of alcohol and acts like this)
nefarious
wicked, villainous or criminal (especially of an activity); heinous
neophyte
beginner; someone recently joined into a religious group
noisome
(of smell) offensive, disgusting, pungent; extremely disagreeable
obdurate
adj. hard, stubborn, obstinate
oblique
1. at a slant, slanting 2. indirect
obstreperous
adj. unruly, resistant to discipline; recalcitrant
officious
1. intrusive in a meddling, boasting or offensive manner 2. someone who likes to have the upper hand even when it comes to trivialities
oscillate
switch between two states or positions regularly (e.g. electric current)
palliate
soothe, reduce the impact of (illness etc.), mollify or mitigate (seriousness, gravity or such)
panacea
cure for all ills
paramount
1. supremely important, more important than any other thing 2. supremely powerful
pariah
one who has been rejected by society, social outcast
pellucid
1. clear, translucent 2. clear and easily understood (text, idea etc.); perspicuous
penchant
(+ for) preference, habit, liking, enjoyment of
pertinacious
adj. stubbornly persistent, sticking with opinions or plans; tenacious
platitude
n. bland trite statement
presage
v. act as an omen or sign often of something unpleasant; herald; augur; forebode; portend
probity
uprightness, honesty, strong moral principles, rectitude
propitious
(esp. continuously) indicating a positive future, favorable circumstances, auspicious
proscribe
v. 1. forbid (especially by law) 2. (historical) outlaw someone
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