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assuage
to ease, relieve, or lessen
munificent
very generous
enhance
to improve; to intensify
obscure
difficult to see; difficult to understand
capricious
tending to change one’s mind suddenly
corrupt
to change from good to bad
ascend
to move upwards
extricate
to free or remove from difficulty
quiesecence
inactivity
disperse
to spread or distribute widely
succinct
brief; stated without wasted words
taciturn
quiet, untalkative
meager
lacking in quantity or quality
esoteric
understood or known by only a few
guile
trickiness; deceptiveness
ephemeral
short-lived; lasting for a very short time
novel
new or different
commend
to praise
apathy
lack of emotions or concern
innocuous
harmless
superficial
shallow; on the surface
debilitate
to weaken
endorse
to support, to approve of
inclination
tendency; preference; liking
innovative
original, new
monotony
a dull sameness
denounce
to criticize publicly
atrophy
to waste away
coalesce
to unite, to come together
voluble
talkative; smooth talking
undermine
to weaken
cursory
hasty, without regard for details
reticent
quiet, untalkative
refute
to disprove; to show to be false
essential
necessary
inevitable
unavoidable, certain to happen
substantial
large, important
abstract
theoretical; difficult to understand
discord
lack of agreement or harmony
intractable
difficult to manage, stubborn
ponderous
dull, boring; very heave
spontaneous
sudden, impulsive, not planned
inept
lacking skill, awkward, clumsy
copious
plentiful, abundant
conventional
traditional, ordinary
vulnerable
easy to injure, open to attack
impartial
fair, just, not favoring either side
deplore
to regret; to regard as regrettable
innate
inborn, naturally present
contrite
regretful, feeling guilt
contemporary
belonging to the same time; modern
contentious
quarrelsome, fond of arguing
hypocrite
a person who claims to be what he is not
deplete
to use up
discursive
rambling, unfocused
conserve
to protect from loss
acoolade
statement of approval, praise
daunt
to intimidate; to discourage
enigmatic
mysterious, puzzling
verbose
wordy
audacity
boldness
homogenous
made up of similar parts
ambivalent
having conflicting feelings; uncertain
expedite
to make easy and quick, to speed up
arable
fit to grow plants on
subtle
difficult to understand or detect
coherent
logically connected; consistent
censure
to criticize
garrulous
talkative
flagrant
obvious, blatant
squander
to waste; to spend foolishly
austere
strict; severely simple
tranquil
calm, peaceful
articulate
able to speak clearly and effectively
viable
able to remain alive; workable
gregarious
friendly, sociable
clemency
gentleness in punishing; mercy
burgeon
to grow rapidly
inception
beginning
profusion
abundance; great quantity
wither
to become weak, dry or lifeless
elicit
to bring out, cause to happen
adulation
excessive praise
stolid
unemotional; not easily excited
indifferent
having no preference
dearth
scarcity; limited supply
altruistic
concerned for the welfare of others
vilify
to slander; to speak ill of
furtive
secretive, stealthy
diessent
to disagree
mitigate
to alleviate, relieve, lessen
advocate
to support; to speak in favor of
cognizant
aware; having knowledge of
miser
a person who saves money excessively
revere
to respect, admire
pacifist
a person who favors peace
incontrovertible
indisputable, undeniable
alacrity
briskness; cheerful readiness
garner
to get; acquire; earn
penury
extreme poverty