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Adumbrate (v) To outline or sketch broadly; to foreshadow; to disclose partially Syn: indicate **enumerate.

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1 Adumbrate (v) To outline or sketch broadly; to foreshadow; to disclose partially Syn: indicate **enumerate

2 Apotheosis (n) The elevation of a person to a divine rank or status; the glorification of a person as an ideal; a glorified ideal Syn: deification **theos - god

3 Ascetic (adj) (n) Practicing strict self-denial for the sake of personal or spiritual discipline; (n) one who leads a life of self discipline, especially to express religious devotion Syn: austere, spartan (n) celibate Ant: wanton, dissolute (n) hedonist

4 Bauble (n) A small, showy ornament of little value or use Syn: trifle, knickknack Ant: gem, treasure

5 Beguile (v) To mislead or deceive; to cheat; to divert; to cause to vanish unnoticed Syn: delude, dupe, lure, while away

6 Burgeon (v) To put forth new buds, leaves, or greenery; to develop rapidly Syn: sprout, blossom, flourish Ant: atrophy, wither, shrivel ***bloom

7 Complement (n) (v) Something that completes a whole; the quantity or number needed tomake up a whole (v) to complete Syn: balance (v) round out **complementary angles

8 Contumacious (adj) Obstinately or willfully disobedient; openly rebellious Syn: unruly, defiant Ant: meek, docile, cooperative

9 Curmudgeon (n) An irascible, churlish person Syn: grouch, crank ***grump

10 Didactic (adj) Intended to instruct, especially morally; inclined to moralize too much Syn: educational, instructional, moralistic

11 Disingenuous (adj) Lacking in sincerity or candor Syn: artful, sly, insincere Ant: candid frank, artless, sincere **not genuine

12 Exculpate (v) To clear of guilt or blame Syn: absolve, acquit Ant: convict, condemn **exonerate

13 Faux pas (n) A slip in manners or conduct; a social blunder Syn: indiscretion, gaffe Ant: coup, tour de force **fashion faux pas

14 Fulminate (v) To denounce or condemn vehemently; to explode, detonate Syn: rail, inveigh Ant: praise, applaud, commend ***fume about something

15 Fustian (n) Inflated or pretentious language in speech or writing; a cloth made of cotton and flax Syn: rant, claptrap, bombast

16 Hauteur (n) Haughtiness of bearing or attitude Syn: conceit, snobbishness Ant: modesty, humility **haughty, snotty

17 Inhibit (v) To restrain or hold back; to hinder or arrest; to prohibit Syn: repress, suppress Ant: foster, promote ***prohibit

18 Jeremiad (n) An elaborate or prolonged lamentation; any tale of woe Ant: paean, song of praise **Book of Lamentations - Jeremiah

19 Opportunist (n) One who makes a practice of taking advantage of circumstances to further his or her own self interest Syn: self-seeker, exploiter **take advantage of opportunities

20 Unconscionable (adj) Not guided to or restrained by conscience, prudence or reason; immoderate Syn: unjustifiable, indefensible, unforgivable Ant: justifiable, reasonable, honorable **unscrupulous


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