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Oligarchy
Government by only a small group of people
Affectation
Behavior, speech, or writing that is articicial or designed to impress
Broach
To open up a subject, often a delicate one for discussion
Emmigrate
To leave one's own country in order to settle permanently in another
Ecumenical
Concerned with promoting unity among churches
Anomalous
Deviating from what is standard, normal or expected; irregular, abnormal, aberrant
Chagrin
Humiliation, embarassed disappointment
Canard
An unfounded rumor or story
Niggardly
Stingy
Gambit
A device, action or opening remark, typically entailing a degree of risk
Supercilious
Haughty, patronizing
Ethereal
Heavenly, light, insubstantial
Paltry
Insignificant, worthless
Infringe
Advance beyond the usual or allowable limit
Insipid
Lacking flavor, vigor or interest
Penurious
Extremely poor, poverty-stricken
Malapropism
The unintentional missue of a word by confusion with one that sounds familiar
Altruism
Putting others before one's own self, to be self-sacrificing
Egregious
Extremely bad, flagrant
Retrenchment
Cutting down or off, reduction
Aberration
A departure from what is normal, usual, or expected, typically one that is unwelcome
Quaff
A beverage that is gulped down
Liniment
A medicinal liquid or salve for rubbing on the skin
Quixotic
Idealistic to a foolish or impractical degree
Threadbare
Falling apart, meager, poor, old
Boon
A gift or blessing
Virtuoso
A person highly skilled in music or another artistic pursuit
Indolent
Adverse to activity, habitually lazy
Ponderous
Slow and clumsy because of great weight
Stricture
A restriction, restraint, or limit
Umbrage
Offense or annoyance; resentment, insult, shade
Ratiocinate
Form judgements by a process of logic or reason
Raze
Completely destroy or demolish
Asylum
Sanctuary
Bulwark
Defensive wall
Jaunt
Excursion, trip, outing, tour, hike
Languish
Decay; fade away
Pique
To excite; arouse an emotion or provoke an action
Castigate
To critisize harshly
Declaim
To recite, announce or orate publicly or formally
Dither
To vacillate between choices, tremble with excitement
Haughty
Arrogantly superior or disdainful, proud, lofty, lordy, uppish
Inane
Silly, stupid, insignificant, vacuous, empty, senseless, foolish, blank, vacant,
Misanthrope
One who hates people
Cantankerous
Moody, or ill-tempered
Edifice
A building, especially a large, imposing one; building, structure, construction, house
Bromide
A commonplace remark or notion
Scrupulous
Metriculous, very concerned to avoid wrongdoing
Glut
Surplus, overabundance
Prolix
Wordy, verbose, lengthy speech containing too many words
Superficial
Lacking depth
Capricious
Unpredictable, likely to change at any moment
Epigram
A short or witty saying
Flaccid
Soft and limp
Pilfer
To steal in small amounts
Clamber
Climb, move, or get in and out of something in an awkward and laborious way
Temerity
Audacity, boldness
Parsimony
Extreme unwillingness to spend money or use resources
Procure
Obtain, get, acquire, gain, secure
Convergence
The joining of parts
Mirth
Amusement or laughter
Abjure
To reject or renounce
Repartee
A witty, ready apt reply
Ford
The shallow part of a river, to cross a river at a shallow part
Rankle
Continue to be painful, fester, suppurate
Orifice
An opening, as in a pipe or tube, or one in the body; such as a nostril or mouth
Lambaste
To assualt violently with words
Anathema
Someone or something to be loathed or detested
Galvanize
To start into sudden activity, to revitalize
Paragon
A model of excellence
Idiosyncratic
Quirky, pecuilar, eccentric
Cracen
Cowardly, afraid
Bellicose
Quarelsome, or given to fight
Nuance
A subtle difference or distinction
Salacious
Errotic, lascivious, lewd, lechery
Dogmatic
Statements believed but not with argument or evidence
Debunk
To expose as false claims
Thereby
By that means or because of that
Precocious
Talented beyond one's age
Incensed
Very angry
Prosaic
Run-of-the-mill, commonplace, unromantic
Acuity
Mental or physical sharpness
Luminary
One who has attained eminence in his/her field of work
Millieu
Environment, surroundings, ambiance, setting, medium
Negligible
So small or unimportant so as not to be worth considering
Venerable
Respect due to old age
Superfluous
More than enough, excessive
Interstice
An intervening space, especially a small one
Prescient
Having knowledge of things before they happen
Canon
A rule or law, especially a religious one, a body or ruels or laws, an authoritative list, the set of works by an author that are accepted as authentic
Terse
Sparing in the use of words; concise, laconic, succinct, brief
Ungainly
Awkward, clumsy, unwieldy, hulky
Cavil
To quibble, to raise trivial objections
Hubris
Excessive pride
Amalgamate
Combine or unite to form one organization or structure
Incarnate
In the flesh
Substantiate
To verify, confirm
Debility
Weakness
Quiescent
Motionless, at rest, still
Quotidian
Daily, everyday, ordinary, routine
Incantation
A chant
Sumptuous
Splendid and expensive-looking, luxurious, magnificent, palatial
Captious
Ill-natured, quarrelsome
Arid
Dry
Hidebound
Unwilling or unable to change because of a tradition or convention
Pontificate
To speak pompously
Defunct
No longer in existence
Perfidy
Treachary, betrayal
Fortuitous
Lucky, good fortune
Gambol
To skip and play about
Nadir
The lowest point in the fortunes of a person or generation
Bovine
Of or related to cattle
Entomology
The study of bugs
Morass
An area of muddy or boggy ground
Malign
To speak about in a spitefully critical manner
Dulcet
Sweet and soothing
Limpid
Clear, pellucid, transparent, lucid, bright
Cabal
A group of conspirators, the acts of such a group; a clique
Garrulous
To talk excessively, especially on trivial matters
Peccadillo
A small or relatively unimportant sin or offense
Rampant
Unrestrainted or violent
Barometer
An instrument used to measure environment pressure
Blight
A plant disease, destroy, blast, rust
Hedonist
A pleasure seeker
Salubrious
health-giving, healthy
Ostentatious
Overly displaying one's wealth
Usury
The practice of lending money at a high intrest rate
Amenable
Open to and responsive to suggestions, easily persuaded or controlled
Pernicious
Dangerous, extremely harmful
Refractory
Stubbornly disobedient
Prolific
Abundantly productive, fruitful, fertile
Exhume
To dig out of the ground, unbury
Carp
To complain or find fault in someone
Homily
A sermon
Insouciant
Carefree, nonchalant, lighthearted
Calipers
A pinching instrument used to measure the difference between two things or the thickness
Lagniappe
An unexpected gift or benefit
Bourgeon
To grow, flourish
Acrophobia
Fear of heights
Zeitgeist
The mood or spirit of the times
Interminable
Endless, unedning, infinite, perpetual
Equine
Relating to horses, horselike
Extant
Still in existance
Tractable
Obedient, polite
Homonym
Two words that are spelled different but sound the same
Grandiloquent
Using a lot of fancy words to sound impressive
Expiate
To make amends, to atone
Priggish
Very fussy, self-righteous, high-maintenance, usually refers to people
Outre
Conspicuously or grossly unconventional or unsual
Bane
Fatal injury or ruin
Tautology
The saying of the same thing twice; generally considered to be a fault of style
Decorum
Correct behavior, dignified
Ignominy
Shame, disrepute, disgrace
Plaintive
Sounding sad or mournful
Execrate
To curse, denounce
Candor
Sincerity, honesty, candor
Equivocate
Avoid telling the truth
Ignite
Arouse or excite feelings or passion
Anomie
Lack of the use
Daub
To apply carelessly smearing globs of paint, plaster, mud, etc.
Prostrate
Lying stretched out on the ground with one's face downward
Fealty
Faithful obligation to a lord, allegiance
Blandishment
A falttering or pleasing statement or action used to persuade someone gently to do something; cajolling, blarney, flattery
Apposite
Of striking appropriateness or relevance
Stygian
Very dark, obscure
Vignette
A brief evocative description, account, or episode
Perfidious
Disloyal
Allay
To lessen
Prevaricate
To lie or mislead
Accede
Assent or agree to a demand or request; agree, consent, comply, accept acquiesce
Timorous
Cowardly, poltroon-like
Predileciton
A natural preference for something
Colloquial
Ordinary, informal in relation to speech
Simian
Relating to, or resembling apes or monkeys
Profligate
Extremely wasteful, recklessly extravagant in use of resources
Beleaguer
To surround, harass, beseige
Mendicant
A beggar
Clairvoyant
Able to see the future
Obstreperous
Noisy and boisterous
Portend
Be a signal of; fortell, foreshadow, forebode, warning
Vainglory
Empty pride
Buttress
A support for a building or structure; to support
Abject
Extremely bad, unpleasant, miserable, mean, vile, wretched, dispicable, poor
Immutable
Permanent
Prosaic
Dull, unimaginative
Bandy
To pass and idea in a casual way
Sublimate
Divert or modify into a cultrually higher or socially more acceptable activity
Vestige
A last trace, remaining bit, remnant
Whet
To sharpen the blade of, excite or stimulate
Fecund
Producing or capable of producing an abundance of offspring or new growth; fertile
Lithe
Flexible, supple
Plebeian
Common, vulagr, low-class
Potentate
One who possesses greate power
Transient
Temporary, fleeting
Aphorism
Maxim, dictum, saying
Pugnacious
Quarrelsome, combative, always ready to fight
Desalinate
To remove salt from something
Bequest
Something left to someone in a will
Elliptical
Oval; missing words or obtuse
Retention
Preservation, to retain or hold on to
Apogee
The highest point
Mallinger
To fake sickness to avoid work or some responsibility
Impetuous
Rash, impulsive
Auspices
Protection, support, guardian
Euphonious
Pleasant sounding, melodious (opposite of cacophony)
Mettle
A person's ability to cope with difficulties or to face a demanding situation in a spirited and resilient way; spirit, temperment, character
Parochial
Having a narrow scope or outlook
Equivocal
Embiguous, intentionally confusing, capable of being interpreted in many ways
Submissive
Meek, subservient
Dearth
A shortage or scarcity of something
Cartography
The making and studying of maps
Pellucid
Transparently clear, limpid, lucid, bright
Intrepid
Adventureous, fearless
Rebuke
To critisize harshly
Rancorous
Hateful
Abstemious
Not self-indulgent, especially when eating and drinking; abstinent, temperate
Germane
Relevant, pertinent, applicable
Lachyromse
Tearful or given to weeping
Espouse
Promote
Bellwether
A person who assumes leadership in a position or role
Necromancy
The supposed practice of communicating with the dead; especially in order to predict the future
Junta
A small military group that overthrows the government
Picaresque
Of or related to an episodic style of fiction dealing with the adventures of a rough and dishonest but appealing hero
Fledgling
A person or organization that is immature, a nestling, offspring, greenhorn
Suborned
To bribe or otherwise induce someone to commit an unlawful act such as perjury (subordinate)
Lugubrious
Excessively mournful
Olfactory
Of or pertaining to th esense of smell
Clandestine
Kept secret or done secretively; furtive privy, surreptious
Perspicacious
Having a ready insight into and understanding of things; shrewd, discerning, acute, penetrating, sagacious
Assidious
Hard-working, ardent, diligent, busy
Contrempts
An unforseen event that disrupts the normal course of things; an inoppurtune occurence
Reticent
Restrain, hold back
Numismatist
One who collects coins
Skinflint
A mean, penny-pinching person
Paucity
Smallness in number or scarce
Precarious
Being unstable, risky
Obsequious
Obedient or attentive to an excessive or servile degree
Philistine
A smugly ignorant person with no appreciation for intellectual or artistic matters
Dastardly
A dishonest or dispicable person
Rife
Of common occurence; widespread
Penury
Extreme poverty
Enmity
Absolute hatred or ill-will
Esoteric
Intended for or likely to be understood by a small number of people with a specialized knowledge or interest
Perquisite
A benefit or privildge that comes from a job
Factionalism
The splitting of groups into factions
Pastoral
Used for or related to the keeping or grazing of cattle
Tirade
Stream of verbal abuse
Abysmal
Extremely hopeless or wretched, bottomless
Conspire
Plot, scheme, connive
Cozen
To trick or deceive
Inexorable
Relentless, inevitable, unavoidable
Calamity
An event resulting in great loss and misfortune
Orator
Speaker
Piquant
Pleasantly sharp in flavor; interestingly provocative or stimulating
Obfuscate
Render obscure, unclear, unintelligible
Languid
Tired or slow
Portent
Omen, warning sign
Caterwaul
A shrill howl or wailing
Imperturbable
Incapable of getting upset; emotionally level
Adulation
High praise, worship
Largess
A gift or money given (as for service or out of benevolence); usually given ostentatciously)
Indignant
Angry or insulted, especially as a result of something unjust or worthy
Neophyte
A novice or beginner
Saturnine
Gloomy or taciturn
Cacophony
Tremendously unpleasing sound
Beguile
Mislead, divert; to delude by guile or craft
Endemic
Native, restricted to a particular region or area, indigenious
Paternalism
The policy or practice on the part of the people in positions of authority of restricting the freedom and responsibility of those subordinates, much like a father figure
Impunity
Exemption from punishment or freedom from the injurious consequences of an action
Polemical
Causing debate or argument
Construe
Interpret, read, translate, explain, expound
Conundrum
A puzzle or problem
Choleric
Hot-tempered, quick angered
Ribald
Referring to sexual matters in an amusingly rude or irreverant way
Perfunctory
Unenthusiastic, careless
Disseminate
To spread or disperse
Vapid
Dull,spiritless
Verdant
Covered with green plants, leafy, inexperienced
Avuncular
Kind, helpful, generous, like a nice uncle
Bowderlize
To remove material that is considered improper or offensive, especially with the result that it becomes weaker or less than the original
Supplicate
To ask or beg in a humble manner
Slovenly
Messy or dirty; untidy, slipshod, sluttish, careless
Daunt
To make someone feel intimidated or apprehensive; cow, scare, frighten
Epistolary
Concerned with letter, through correspondence
Censure
To critisize harshly
Headlong
In a rush; with reckless haste
Gumption
Shrewd or spirited initiative or resourcefulness
Deleterious
Harmful
Redolent
Strongly reminiscent or suggestive of something; fragrant, odoriferous, odorous, aromatic
Tremulous
Shaking or quivering slightly; timid, tremulent, trembling, shaky, quavery
Reverance
Profound respect
Specious
Deceptively plausible or attractive; misleading
Patrician
A nobleman; a person of refined upbringing, manners and taste
Diurnal
Of or during the day, active in the daytime; quotidian, everyday
Indelible
Making marks that cannot be removed, not able to be forgotton
Ephermeral
Temporary, fleeting, momentary
Tepid
Only slightly warm; lukewarm
Obsolete
No longer valid
Closefisted
Stingy, niggardly
Capacitor
A device that stores energy
Rife
Of common occurence, widespread
Poignant
Evoking a keen sense of sadness or regret; keen sharp, pungent, acrid, trenchant
Etymology
The study of words!!!!!!
Histrionic
Exaagerrated, theatrical
Desiccate
To dry out
Opulent
Wealthy
Florid
Flushed, ornate, very fancy; usually refers to intangible things
Ascetic
Hermit-like, praticing self-deinal
Subsume
Include or absorb in something else
Jejune
Lacking maturity or significant, irrelevant
Gird
To prepare oneself for an action or an event
Catharsis
Purification that brings emotional relief or renewal
Extricate
Liberate, free, release, disengage, rescue
Obdurate
Stubborn, insensitve, unyielding, resistant to persuasion
Enervating
Tiring, weakening
Ardent
Passionate, enthusiastic, fiery, zealous, fervent, fervid
Forensics
The art of study of argumentation and formal debate
Pithy
Concise and forcefully expressive; terse, succinct
Innoculate
To protect from disease
Uncanny
Mysterious, extraordinary, uncomfortably strange
Badinage
Humorous conversation; banter, pleasantry, joke jest, raillery
Evanescent
Short-lived, temporary, ephermeral, momentary
Truculent
Fierce, cruel, savagely brutal
Wanton
Malicious, unjustifiable, unprovoked, egregious
Poltroon
A coward
Adversity
Hardship
Supine
Laying face upward on one's back
Chimerical
Highly unrealistic, dream/fantasy-like
Blithe
Carefree, cheerful
Impute
To attribute to someone
Guile
Sly or cunning intelligence; wile, deciet, ruse, craftiness, trick, deception
Lament
To mourn
Patent
Easily recognizable, obvious
Demur
Hesitate or object to
Acrid
Sharp, pungent (smell & taste)
Recidivism
The act of repeating an offense
Hypodermic
Under the skin
Brusque
Abrupt or offhand in speech or manner; abrupt, rough, rude, coarse, curt, harsh
Obeisance
Deep reverance, a bow or curtsy
Throng
Crowd, swarm, press, flock
Abstuse
Difficult ot understand
Malleable
Capable of being shaped or molded
Clad
Encased with a covering or coating
Boorish
Ill-mannered
Lethargic
Tired
Anachronistic
Out of date, occurring out of proper order or time
Stand (noun)
A group of trees
Promulgate
To publicly or formally declare something
Maverick
A noncomformist, a rebel
Conscript
Enlisted, drafted, or enrolled; usually refers to mandatory military service
Mollify
To soothe, pacify or relieve
Mendacious
Lying or dishonesty
Chicanery
Trickery, decietfulness, artific (especially in legal or political)
Cajole
To persuade with flattery or gentle urging
Wary
Watchful, alert
Magniloquent
Speaking in lofty and grandiose speech
Ambiguity
Uncertainty, vagueness
Draconian
Severe, harsh, cruel
Consummate
Showing a high degree of skill or flair; complete or perfect
Hale
Healthy, hardy or in good health
Staunch
Loyal, faithful, steadfast, trusty
Hermetic
Airtight, insulated or protected from outsiders
Lionize
Give a lot of public attention to; to treat as a celebrity
Lose
To be deprived of or to cease to retain something; miss, waste
Deride
To make fun of
Larceny
Theft or robbery
Pulchritude
Physical beauty
Stint
Limit, restrict, confine, skimp, scant
Fetid
Foul, rancid
Capitulate
To surrender, give up or give in
Furrow
A narrow grove made in the ground, to make wrinkles in the face
Fracas
A big fight
Robust
Strong and healthy
Preempt
To seize something by prior right
Truckle
To yield or bend to the will of others; to submit
Belie
To give a flase impression; to contradict
Cogitate
To ponder, meditate, to think carefully about
Remand
To send or order back
Evince
To demonstrate convincingly or to prove
Pompous
Slef-important; irritating
Slipshod
Characterized by a lack of care, thought or organization; slovenly, sloppy careless, unkempt
Fanfare
An ostentatious or noisy display; flourish
Canny
Sly, astute, prudent, crafty, witty
Gaffe
A social blunder, an embarassing mistake, a faux pas
Saccharin
Falsely sweet
Eleemosynary
Of or relating t, or dependent on charity
Serendipity
Accidental good fortune, the discovery of good things without looking for them
Canvass
To campaign, to seek or solicit votes, orders, etc.
Obtuse
Mentally dull
Adament
Forceful
Glutinous
Resembling glue; sticky
Coterie
A group of close associates; a circle of friends
Importune
Ask someone presingly and persistently for or to do something; pester, bother, molest, solicit
Copious
Abundant in supply or quantity
Heresy
Unorthodox
Raillery
Good-humored teasing or banter
Analog
A person or thing seen as comparable to another
Moribund
Dying
Microcosm
A community, place or situation regarded as encapsulating, in miniature, the characteristic features of something much larger
Hallow
Honor or holy
Bibulous
Excessively fond of drinking alcohol
Versimilitude
The appearance of being real or true
Impel
Urge, drive, push, prompt, force, compel
Tacit
Understood or implied without being stated; mum, mute, implied
Semaphore
A system of signaling, usually through the use of flags
Exacerbate
To make worse
Deluge
A severe flood
Noisome
Having an extremely offensive smell
Imbue
Inspire or permeate with a feeling or quality
Curmudgeon
An ill-tempered person full of resentment and stubborn notions
Ersatz
Serving as a substitute, synthetic, artificial
Surreptitious
Secret, stealthy
Allegiant
Steadfast in devotion
Rapacity
The act or practice of extorting or extracting by oppressive in justice
Inchoate
Incomplete; only partially formed
Vindicate
To clear from blame
Despondent
In low spirits from loss of hope or courage; depressed, dejected, despirited, crestfallen
Thwart
Prevent, frustrate
Fastidious
Hard to please
Factotum
An employee who does all kinds of work
Abrogate
To abolish, repeal or nullify
Knell
The sound of a bell; especially when rung solemnly for a death or funeral
Jeremaid
A list of woes, a long and mournful complaint or lamentation
Bathos
Anticlimax, dull
Efface
To erase from a surface; to make oneself appear insignificant or inconspicuous
Assuage
To soothe, pacify or relieve
Patina
A thing film that forms on statues
Poignant
Painfully emotional, extremely moving, sharp or astute
Abet
Encourage or assist someone to commit; instigate, incite, forment, provoke
Meretricious
Apparently attractive but in reality having no value or integrity; false
Hovel
A small dirty house, a shack, a shanty
Voucous
Having a high viscosity, thickness
Tantamount
Equal, equivalent
Circuitous
Indirect, roundabout
Recapitulate
To review or summarize, (recap)
Periphrastic
Indirect and circulatrory
Hoary
Old
Irascible
Easily angered or provoked, irritable
Purview
A range of experience or thought
Restorative
A revivial
Glib
Slick, smooth, fluent, voluble
Apostate
One who deserts his or her professed principles or faith
Querulous
Irritable
Spurious
Phony, false
Turbid
Cloudy, opaque, thick or with suspended matter; muddy, thick, feculent, roily, troubled, dim
Erratic
Irregular, unpredictable
Laudatory
Praising
Flout
To disregard someone or something out of disrespect
Cogent
Intellectually convincing
Neologism
A new word or phrase, the new usage of a word
Vernacular
Everday speech, slang, idiom
Cynical
Believing that people only act of of selfishness
Conflagaration
A great fire
Subterfuge
Deceptive strategy used to conceal, espcape or evade
Jingoist
An excessively vigilant patriot, a bellicose chauvanist, a war-mongering nationalist
Egress
To exit
Resplendent
Shinig or glowing
Antithetical
In opposition, contrary to
Trek
A long arduous journey
Mountebank
A person who decieves others especially in order to trick them out of their money
Adroit
Skillful
Alacrity
Eagerness
Cortege
A funeral procession
Motely
Multicolored, medley, varied, particolored
Garbinger
A forerunner, a sign of
Volition
An act or exercise of will
Carte Blanche
Complete freedom to act as one wishes or thinks best
Turgid
Tediously pompous or bombastic, swollen, puffy, ompous, bloated, inflated
Swelter
An uncomfortably hot atmosphere
Loquacious
Talkative
Shrewd
Clever, smart, sharp, astute, sagacious, witty, sly
Meritorious
Deserving praise or rewards
Tactful
Diplomatic, polite
Levity
Joking about serious matters
Goldbrick
To swindle, to sell something worthless as if it were valuable, to swindle
Discomfit
To frustrate or confuse
Prowess
Skill or expertise in an activity or field
Effete
No longer capable of effective action
Annul
To make void; usually refers to marraiage
Torpor
Dormant, inactivity
Jettison
To throw or cast off
Demagogue
Rabble-rousing leader
Acerbic
Tasting sour or bitter; harsh
Eclat
Enthusiastic approval
Tenable
Valid, capable of being argued successfully
Bourgeois
Middle class
Casuistry
The use of clever but unsound reasoning especially in relation to moral questions
Prudent
Wise
Sagacity
Wisdom
Cull
To pick out or sort out from the rest
Wizened
Dry, shriveled, or wrinkled
Entreat
Ask someone earnestly or anxiously to do something; implore, beseech, beg, supplicate, plead, pray
Bristle
To show irritation
Abeyance
A state of temporary disuse or suspension
Untoward
Unexpected or inappropriate or inconvenient; unfavorable, unlucky, unfortunate
Cursory
Hasty and therefore not thorough or detailed
Persiflage
Light and slightly contemptuous banter
Catacysm
A large-scale and violent event in the natural world
Avarice
Greed
Affable
Friendly, good-natured, easy to talk to
Obviate
Avoid, make unnecessary
Malignant
Wicked, very virulent or infectious, vicious, malicious
Ebullient
Bubbling with excitement, exuberant
Glower
To look or stare at with sullen dislike or anger
Behest
A command or order
Jurisprudence
The study of law
Apotheosis
Elevation to divine status; the perfect example of something
Halcyon
Denoting a period or time in the past that was idyllically happy and peacful; quiet, calm, peaceful, placid, tranquill
Mellifluous
Flowing sweetly, usually refers to sounds or voices
Nebulous
Vague, hazy, indistinct
Filch
To steal something in small quantities
Proselyte
A person who has recently converted from one religion to another
Licentious
Promiscuous and unprincipled in sexual matters; dissolute, wanton, profilgate, rakish, dissipated
Egalitarian
Of or relating to, or believing in the principle that all people are equal in their rights and oppurtunities