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grievous

serious, severe, painful, acute solicit request, seek, ask for

flag

tire, weaken, fade, grow weary (ppl, energy etc)

subsistence

+on ~live by means of

bedlam

pandemonium, confusion, disorder, chaos

contention

+that ~claim, assert, allege

vendible

for sale, able to be sold extrude thrust out, force out, emit

appraise

assess, evaluate, judge exacting demanding, difficult, challenging, tough (ppl + things)

befoul

make dirty, pollute

laconic

brief, concise, using few words (ppl + things)

profane

obscene, foul, vulgar, crude

accede (to)

agree to, consent to, accept, yield to

censure

scold, reprimand, criticize

inexorable

relentless, unstoppable, inescapable

salient

important, principal, primary, main (of details etc)

judicious

wise, sensible, prudent, (of decisions etc)

bumble

move or act awkwardly or confusedly

harbor

keep, hold on to, bear, hide

groundswell

upsurge, wave, rise

languid

slow, relaxed, showing a disinclination toward effort

niche

a specialized but profitable corner of the market

deference

a humble submission and respect

to cull

select from a large quantity

malinger(er)

exaggerate or fake an illness in order to avoid work

opulence

great wealth or luxuriousness

disposition

a person's inherent qualities of mind or character

stalwart

loyal, reliable or hardworking

octogenarian

a person who is between the ages of 80 and 89

galvanize (ing)

shock or excite someone into action

animus

hostility or ill will

transcend

to go beyond the limits or confines of something

rife

widespread or common (usually something negative)

liability

person or thing that may cause embarrassment or put one at a disadvantage

cosmopolitan

including people from many different countries

meritocratic

describes a system where people hold power based on ability or education

polyglot

knowing or using multiple languages

strapping

adj. big and strong

calamitous

catastrophic or disastrous

stigmatize

to regard (someone or thing) with great disapproval

itinerant

unsettled

perspicacity

Keenness of judgement

sinecure

a position requiring little or no work but giving the holder status or financial benefit

imminent

About to happen

patron

(politics) granting favors or giving contracts or making appointments to office in return for political support

assay

evaluate

allay

to lessen or relieve

discretion

ability to make responsible decisions

corollary

(adj.) resultant or consequent

ambient

Completely surrounding, encompassing

attenuate

weaken

canny

(adj.) shrewd, careful

construe

To interpret

impediment

obstruction

supplicant

a person who asks, prays, or begs humbly and earnestly

emaciated

wasted away

extricate

to remove with effort

concubine

a mistress

liasion

a go-between

idealogical

ideas reflecting the social needs in a society or as an individual

benefactor

(n.) one who does good to others

shirk

to sneak, slink

herald

(formal) a person who announces important news

smug

(adj.) overly self-satisfied, self-righteous

morose

Gloomy

demure

Modest and reserved in manner or behavior

chit

A chemical that provides both toughness and flexibility

incremental

increasing by degrees

parlay

stake winnings from one bet on a subsequent wager