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repudiate:
/rɪ'pju:dɪeɪt/ v. Syn. disown
disown; refuse to acknowledge; reject validity or authority of

rescind:
/rɪ'sɪnd/ v. Syn. cancel; annul; repeal
cancel; make void; repeal or annul

reticent:
/'rɛtɪsənt/ a.
inclined to keep silent; reserved; uncommunicative.

reverent:
/'rɛvərənt/ a. Syn. respectful; worshipful
respectful; worshipful; impressed with veneration or deep respect

rhetoric:
/'rɛtərɪk/ n.
art or study of using language effectively and persuasively; insincere language

salubrious:
/sə'lu:brɪəs/ a. Syn. healthful
healthful; favorable to health; promoting health; wholesome

sanction:
/'sæŋkʃ(ə)n/ v. Syn. approve; ratify
give authorization or approval to something; penalize a state, especially for violating international law

satire:
/'sætaɪə(r)/ n. Syn. lampoonery; mockery
form of literature in which irony and ridicule are used to attack human vice and folly

sedulous:
/'sɛdjʊləs/;/'sɛdʒʊləs/ a. Syn. diligent; hardworking
diligent; hardworking; persevering and constant in effort or application

shard:
/ʃɑrd/ n.
fragment of brittle substance, as of glass or metal; piece of broken pottery, especially one found in archaeological dig

solicitous:
/sə'lɪsɪtəs/ a. Syn. worried; concerned
worried or concerned; full of desire; expressing care or concern

solvent:
/'sɒlvənt/ a.
able to pay all debts; capable of meeting financial obligations

soporific:
/sɒpə'rɪfɪk/ a.
sleep-causing; marked by sleepiness

sordid:
/'sɔ:dɪd/ a. Syn. filthy; vile; dirty; foul
filthy; unethical or dishonest; dirty; foul; morally degraded

sparse:
/spɑrs/ a. Syn. scanty
occurring, growing, or settled at widely spaced intervals; not thick or dense

specious:
/'spi:ʃəs/ a.
seemingly reasonable but incorrect; misleading intentionally

spendthrift:
/'spɛndθrɪft/ n.
one who spends money recklessly or wastefully

sporadic:
/spə'rædɪk/ a.
occurring at irregular intervals; having no pattern or order in time

spurious:
/'spjʊərɪəs/ a. Syn. false; counterfeit; forged; illogical
false; counterfeit; forged; illogical

squander:
/'skwɒndə(r)/ v. Syn. waste
spend wastefully; fail to take advantage of; lose a chance for

static:
/'stætɪk/ a. Syn. stationary
having no motion; being at rest; fixed; stationary

stoic:
/'stoʊɪk/ a. Syn. impassive
indifferent to or unaffected by joy, grief, pleasure, or pain

stupefy:
/'stju:pɪfaɪ/;/'stu:-/ v.
make senseless or dizzy; be mystery or bewildering to

stymie:
/'staɪmɪ/ v. Syn. stump
present obstacle; stump; cause to fail or to leave hopelessly puzzled, confused, or stuck

subpoena:
/səb'pi:nə/ n.
written order to require appearance in court to give testimony

subtle:
/'sʌt(ə)l/ a. Syn. slight; delicate
slight; be difficult to detect or grasp by the mind

succinct:
/sək'sɪŋkt/ a. Syn. brief; terse; compact
brief or compact; by clear, precise expression in few words

superfluous:
/su:'pɜrflʊəs, sju:-/ a. Syn. unnecessary; excessive; overabundant
being beyond what is required or sufficient

supplant:
/sə'plɑrnt/ v. Syn. replace; usurp
replace; usurp; displace and substitute for another

surfeit:
/'sɜrfɪt/ v.
eat until excessively full; be more than full; feed someone to excess

synthesis:
/'sɪnθɪsɪs/ n. Syn. formation; integration
combining parts into a coherent whole; putting of two or more things togethe

tacit:
/'tæsɪt/ a.
indicated or understood without expressed directly; not speaking; silent

tenacity:
/tə'næsɪti/ n. Syn. persistence
firmness of hold or of purpose; persistence

terse:
/tɜrs/ a. Syn. concise; brief
effectively concise; appearing as if wiped or rubbed, as smooth

tirade:
/taɪ'reɪd/;/'taɪreɪd/ n.
extended scolding; long angry or violent speech

torpid:
/'tɔ:pɪd/ a.
having lost motion, or the power of exertion and feeling; numb; benumbed

torque:
/tɔ:k/ n.
turning or twisting force

tortuous:
/'tɔ:tjʊəs/ a. Syn. winding; devious
marked by repeated turns or bends; winding or twisting; not straightforward; circuitous

tout:
/taʊt/ v. Syn. publicize
advertize in strongly positive terms; praise excessively; show off

transient:
/'trænsɪənt, 'trɑr-/;/trænʃnt/ a. Syn. momentary; temporary; transitory
momentary; temporary; staying for short time

trenchant:
/'trɛntʃənt/ a. Syn. incisive; keen
forceful, effective, and vigorous; sharp or keen

truculent:
/'trukjələnt, 'trʌkjʊlənt/ a. Syn. belligerent
disposed to fight; belligerent; aggressively hostile

ubiquitous:
/ju:'bɪkwɪtəs/ a. Syn. omnipresent
being or existing everywhere; omnipresent

untenable:
/ʌn'tɛnəb(ə)l/ a. Syn. indefensible
indefensible; not able to be maintained

urbane:
/ɜr'beɪn/ a. Syn. suave; refined; elegant
showing a high degree of refinement

vacillate:
/'væsɪleɪt/ v. Syn. waver; fluctuate
sway unsteadily from one side to the other; oscillate

variegated:
/'vɛərɪgeɪtɪd/ a.
streaked, spotted, or marked with a variety of color; very colorful

veracity:
/və'ræsɪti/ n. Syn. truthfulness
truthfulness; unwillingness to tell lies

vexation:
/vɛk'seɪʃ(ə)n/ n.
act of vexing, or state of being vexed; agitation; disquiet; trouble; irritation

vigilant:
/'vɪdʒɪlənt/ a.
attentive to discover and avoid danger, or to provide for safety; wakeful; watchful; circumspect; wary

vilify:
/'vɪlɪfaɪ/ v. Syn. slander
debase; degrade; spread negative information about

virulent:
/'vɪrʊlənt/ a. Syn. hostile; bitter
extremely poisonous; hostile; bitter

viscous:
/'vɪskəs/ a. Syn. sticky; gluey
sticky; gluey; having high resistance to flow

volatile:
/'vɒlətaɪl/;/-tl/ a. Syn. changeable; explosive; fickle
tending to vary often or widely, as in price; inconstant or fickle; tending to violence

voracious:
/və'reɪʃəs/ a. Syn. ravenous
ravenous; excessively greedy and grasping; devouring or craving food in great quantities

waver:
/'weɪvə(r)/ v.
play or move to and fro; move one way and the other; swing; be unsettled in opinion

zealous:
/'zɛləs/ a. Syn. enthusiastic; fervent
enthusiastic; filled with or motivated by zeal

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