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1. avarice–noun
insatiable greed for riches; inordinate, miserly desire to gain and hoard wealth.
Synonyms: cupidity.

2. bacchanalian–noun
1. (sometimes used with a plural verb) a festival in honor of Bacchus. Compare Dionysia.
2. (lowercase) a drunken feast; orgy.
That bacchanalian was so crazy;people started rolling on barrels.

3. bastion–noun
1. Fortification. a projecting portion of a rampart or fortification that forms an irregular pentagon attached at the base to the main work.
2. a fortified place.
3. anything seen as preserving or protecting some quality, condition, etc.: a bastion of solitude; a bastion of democracy.
bastioned, adjective
Synonyms: 2. fortress, fort, bulwark, stronghold, citadel.
4. copious–adjective
1. large in quantity or number; abundant; plentiful: copious amounts of food.
2. having or yielding an abundant supply: a copious larder; a copious harvest.
3. exhibiting abundance or fullness, as of thoughts or words.
Synonyms: 1. bountiful. 2. See sample
Because of the fair maiting season there would be a copious amount of food at the dinner table.
Because of the fair maiting season there would be a copious amount of food at the dinner table.

Wow! this chicken likes delicious! Man, I love chicken.
Wow! this chicken likes delicious! Man, I love chicken.


Antonyms: 1. scanty, scarce. 3. meager.
5. extradite–verb (used with object), -dit⋅ed, -dit⋅ing.
1. to give up (an alleged fugitive or criminal) to another state, nation, or authority.
2. to obtain the extradition of.

6. furtive adjective
1. taken, done, used, etc., surreptitiously or by stealth; secret: a furtive glance.
2. sly; shifty: a furtive manner.
Synonyms: 1. clandestine, covert. 2. underhand, cunning.

7. irascible–adjective
  1. easily provoked to anger; very irritable: an irascible old man.
  2. characterized or produced by anger: an irascible response.
  3. Synonyms: 1, 2. testy, touchy, peppery, choleric, short-tempered Antonyms: 1, 2. calm, even-tempered.

8. jettison–verb (used with object)
1. to cast (goods) overboard in order to lighten a vessel or aircraft or to improve its stability in an emergency.
2. to throw off (something) as an obstacle or burden; discard.
3. Cards. to discard (an unwanted card or cards).
–noun 4. the act of casting goods from a vessel or aircraft to lighten or stabilize it.

9. mercenary–adjective
1. working or acting merely for money or other reward; venal.
2. hired to serve in a foreign army, guerrilla organization, etc.
–noun 3. a professional soldier hired to serve in a foreign army. 4. any hireling.
mer⋅ce⋅nar⋅i⋅ness, noun
Synonyms: 1. grasping, acquisitive, avaricious, covetous. Antonyms: 1. altruistic, idealistic, unselfish.


10. ostracize –verb (used with object), -cized, -ciz⋅ing.
1. to exclude, by general consent, from society, friendship, conversation, privileges, etc.: His friends ostracized him after his father's arrest.
2. to banish (a person) from his or her native country; expatriate.
3. (in ancient Greece) to banish (a citizen) temporarily by popular vote.
Related forms:
os⋅tra⋅ciz⋅a⋅ble, adjective os⋅tra⋅ci⋅za⋅tion, noun os⋅tra⋅ciz⋅er, noun
Synonyms: 1. shun, snub, blacklist. Antonyms: 1. accept.

11 appease –verb (used with object), -peased, -peas⋅ing.
1. to bring to a state of peace, quiet, ease, calm, or contentment; pacify; soothe: to appease an angry king.
2. to satisfy, allay, or relieve; assuage: The fruit appeased his hunger.
3. to yield or concede to the belligerent demands of (a nation, group, person, etc.) in a conciliatory effort, sometimes at the expense of justice or other principles.
Related forms: ap⋅peas⋅a⋅ble, adjective ap⋅peas⋅a⋅ble⋅ness, noun ap⋅peas⋅a⋅bly, adverb
ap⋅pease⋅ment, noun ap⋅peas⋅er, noun ap⋅peas⋅ing⋅ly, adverb
Synonyms: 1. calm, placate. 3. Appease, conciliate, propitiate imply trying to preserve or obtain peace. To appease is to make anxious overtures and often undue concessions to satisfy the demands of someone with a greed for power, territory, etc.: Chamberlain tried to appease Hitler at Munich. To conciliate is to win an enemy or opponent over by displaying a willingness to be just and fair: When mutual grievances are recognized, conciliation is possible. To propitiate is to admit a fault, and, by trying to make amends, to allay hostile feeling: to propitiate an offended neighbor. Antonyms: 1. enrage. 2. increase, arouse, sharpen. 3. defy.

12. argot –noun
1. a specialized idiomatic vocabulary peculiar to a particular class or group of people, esp. that of an underworld group, devised for private communication and identification: a Restoration play rich in thieves' argot.
2. the special vocabulary and idiom of a particular profession or social group: sociologists' argot.

13. augment
–verb (used with object)
1. to make larger; enlarge in size, number, strength, or extent; increase: His salary is augmented by a small inheritance.
2. Music
a. to raise (the upper note of an interval or chord) by a half step.
b. to double the note values of (a theme): In the fugue's development the subject is augmented.
3. Grammar. to add an augment to.
4. Heraldry. to grant an augmentation to (a coat of arms).
5. –verb (used without object) to become larger.
6. –noun Grammar. a prefixed vowel or a lengthening of the initial vowel that characterizes certain forms in the nonpresent inflection of verbs in Greek, Sanskrit, Armenian, and Phrygian.
Related forms: aug⋅ment⋅a⋅ble, adjective
Synonyms: 1. swell. 5. increase.

14. bigot –noun a person who is utterly intolerant of any differing creed, belief, or opinion.

15. candid –adjective
1. frank; outspoken; open and sincere: a candid critic.
2. free from reservation, disguise, or subterfuge; straightforward: a candid opinion.
3. informal; unposed: a candid photo.
4. honest; impartial: a candid mind.
–noun an unposed photograph.
external image clip_image013.gifRelated forms: can⋅did⋅ly, adverb can⋅did⋅ness, noun
Synonyms: 1. ingenuous, naive, plain.


16. chaos–noun
1. a state of utter confusion or disorder; a total lack of organization or order.
2. any confused, disorderly mass: a chaos of meaningless phrases.
3. the infinity of space or formless matter supposed to have preceded the existence of the ordered universe.
4. (initial capital letterexternal image clip_image013.gif) the personification of this in any of several ancient Greek myths.
Synonyms: 1. disarray, jumble, turmoil, tumult. Antonyms: 1. order, peace, calm.

17. expunge verb (used with object), -punged, -pung⋅ing.
1. to strike or blot out; erase; obliterate.
2. to efface; wipe out or destroy.

18. jingoism –noun the spirit, policy, or practice of jingoes; bellicose chauvinism.
Related forms: jin⋅go⋅ish, adjective jin⋅go⋅ist, noun, adjective jin⋅go⋅is⋅tic, adjective
jin⋅go⋅is⋅ti⋅cal⋅ly, adverb

19. negligence –noun
1. the quality, fact, or result of being negligent; neglect: negligence in discharging one's responsibilities.
2. an instance of being negligent: a downfall brought about by many negligences.
3. Law. the failure to exercise that degree of care that, in the circumstances, the law requires for the protection of other persons or those interests of other persons that may be injuriously affected by the want of such care.
3. Law. pertaining to or involving a civil action for compensation for damages filed by a person who claims to have suffered an injury or loss in an accident caused by another's negligence: a negligence suit; a large negligence award.

20. strident –adjective
1. making or having a harsh sound; grating; creaking: strident insects; strident hinges.
2. having a shrill, irritating quality or character: a strident tone in his writings.
3. Linguistics. (in distinctive feature analysis) characterized acoustically by noise of relatively high intensity, as sibilants, labiodental and uvular fricatives, and most affricates.
external image clip_image013.gifRelated forms: stridence, stri⋅den⋅cy, noun stri⋅dent⋅ly, adverb