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In·can·des·cent [in-kuhn-des-uhnt] adjective
1.(of light) produced by incandescence.
2.glowing or white with heat.
3.intensely bright; brilliant.
4.brilliant; masterly; extraordinarily lucid: an incandescent masterpiece; incandescent wit.
5.aglow with ardor, purpose, etc.: the incandescent vitality of youth.

De·crep·it [dih-krep-it] adjective
1.weakened by old age; feeble; infirm: a decrepit man who can hardly walk.
2.worn out by long use; dilapidated: a decrepit stove.

Con·done[kuhn-dohn] verb (used with object), con·doned, con·don·ing.
1.to disregard or overlook (something illegal, objectionable, or the like).
2.to give tacit approval to: By his silence, he seemed to condone their behavior.
3.to pardon or forgive (an offense); excuse.
4.to cause the condonation  of.
5.Law . to forgive or act so as to imply forgiveness of (a violation of the marriage vow).

Clem·ent [klem-uhnt] adjective
1.mild or merciful in disposition or character; lenient; compassionate: A clement judge reduced his sentence.
2.(of the weather) mild or temperate; pleasant.

In·or·di·nate[in-awr-dn-it]adjective
1.not within proper or reasonable limits; immoderate; excessive: He drank an inordinate amount of wine.
2.unrestrained in conduct, feelings, etc.: an inordinate admirer of beauty.
3.disorderly; uncontrolled.
4.not regulated; irregular: inordinate hours.

Am·bi·gu·i·ty [am-bi-gyoo-i-tee] noun, plural am·bi·gu·i·ties.
1.doubtfulness or uncertainty of meaning or intention: to speak with ambiguity; an ambiguity of manner.
2.an unclear, indefinite, or equivocal word, expression, meaning, etc.: a contract free of ambiguities; the ambiguities of modern poetry.

Ebb noun
1.the flowing back of the tide as the water returns to the sea ( opposed to flood, flow).
2.a flowing backward or away; decline or decay: the ebb of a once great nation.
3.a point of decline: His fortunes were at a low ebb.

Dis·so·lute [dis-uh-loot] adjective
indifferent to moral restraints; given to immoral or improper conduct; licentious; dissipated.

Ap·ro·pos [ap-ruh-poh] 
adverb
1.fitting; at the right time; to the purpose; opportunely.
2.Obsolete . by the way.

Ca·pri·cious[kuh-prish-uhs, -pree-shuhs]
adjective
1.subject to, led by, or indicative of caprice  or whim; erratic: He's such a capricious boss I never know how he'll react.
2.Obsolete . fanciful or witty.

Wham·my[hwam-ee, wam-ee] noun, plural wham·mies. Informal .
1.the evil eye; jinx.
2.bad luck or misfortune.
3.a devastating blow, setback, or catastrophe: The drought and the high price of fertilizer are a double whammy to farmers.

E·rode [ih-rohd]  verb, e·rod·ed, e·rod·ing.
verb (used with object)
1.to eat into or away; destroy by slow consumption or disintegration: Battery acid had eroded the engine. Inflation erodes the value of our money.
2. to form (a gully, butte, or the like) by erosion.

Peg  noun, verb, pegged, peg·ging, adjective
noun
1.a pin of wood or other material driven or fitted into something, as to fasten parts together, to hang things on, to make fast a rope or string on, to stop a hole, or to mark some point.
2. Informal . a leg, either real or wooden: still on his pegs at 99.
3. a notch or degree: to come down a peg.
4. an occasion, basis, or reason: a peg to hang a grievance on.
5. Also called pin. Music . a pin of wood or metal in the neck of a stringed instrument that may be turned in its socket to adjust a string's tension.

Ad·age [ad-ij] noun
A traditional saying expressing a common experience or observation; proverb.

En·nui [ahn-wee, ahn-wee - noun
a feeling of utter weariness and discontent resulting from satiety or lack of interest; boredom: The endless lecture produced an unbearable ennui.

Dearth[durth] - noun
1. An inadequate supply; scarcity; lack: There is a dearth of good engineers.
2. Scarcity and dearness of food; famine.

Fra·cas[frey-kuhs; Brit. frak-ah] - noun
a noisy, disorderly disturbance or fight; riotous brawl; uproar.

Om·i·nous[om-uh-nuhs] - adjective
1.Portending evil or harm; foreboding; threatening; inauspicious: an ominous bank of dark clouds.
2.Having the significance of an omen.

Lar·gess [lahr-jes, lahr-jis] - noun
1. Generous bestowal of gifts.
2.The gift or gifts, as of money, so bestowed.
3.Obsolete . generosity; liberality.

As·sid·u·ous [uh-sij-oo-uhs] - adjective
1. Constant; unremitting: assiduous reading.
2. Constant in application or effort; working diligently at a task; persevering; industrious; attentive: an assiduous student.

Flum·mox [fluhm-uhks] - verb
Informal, to bewilder; confound; confuse.

O·dor·if·er·ous (adjective)
1. Yielding or diffusing an odor.

In·del·i·ble (adjective)
1.Making marks that cannot be erased, removed, or the like: indelible ink.
2.That cannot be eliminated, forgotten, changed, or the like: the indelible memories of war; the indelible influence of a great teacher.

E·vis·cer·ate (adjective)
1.To remove the entrails from; disembowel: to eviscerate a chicken.
2.To deprive of vital or essential parts

Ir·ref·ra·ga·ble - (adjective)
1.Not to be disputed or contested.
2. Impossible to break or alter

Ma·ca·bre - (adjective)
1.Gruesome and horrifying; ghastly; horrible.
2.Of pertaining to, dealing with, or representing death,especially its grimmer or uglier aspect.
3.Of or suggestive of the allegorical dance of death.

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In·can·des·cent [in-kuhn-des-uhnt] adjective
1.(of light) produced by incandescence.
2.glowing or white with heat.
3.intensely bright; brilliant.
4.brilliant; masterly; extraordinarily lucid: an incandescent masterpiece; incandescent wit.
5.aglow with ardor, purpose, etc.: the incandescent vitality of youth.

De·crep·it [dih-krep-it] adjective
1.weakened by old age; feeble; infirm: a decrepit man who can hardly walk.
2.worn out by long use; dilapidated: a decrepit stove.

Con·done[kuhn-dohn] verb (used with object), con·doned, con·don·ing.
1.to disregard or overlook (something illegal, objectionable, or the like).
2.to give tacit approval to: By his silence, he seemed to condone their behavior.
3.to pardon or forgive (an offense); excuse.
4.to cause the condonation  of.
5.Law . to forgive or act so as to imply forgiveness of (a violation of the marriage vow).

Clem·ent [klem-uhnt] adjective
1.mild or merciful in disposition or character; lenient; compassionate: A clement judge reduced his sentence.
2.(of the weather) mild or temperate; pleasant.

In·or·di·nate[in-awr-dn-it]adjective
1.not within proper or reasonable limits; immoderate; excessive: He drank an inordinate amount of wine.
2.unrestrained in conduct, feelings, etc.: an inordinate admirer of beauty.
3.disorderly; uncontrolled.
4.not regulated; irregular: inordinate hours.

Am·bi·gu·i·ty [am-bi-gyoo-i-tee] noun, plural am·bi·gu·i·ties.
1.doubtfulness or uncertainty of meaning or intention: to speak with ambiguity; an ambiguity of manner.
2.an unclear, indefinite, or equivocal word, expression, meaning, etc.: a contract free of ambiguities; the ambiguities of modern poetry.

Ebb noun
1.the flowing back of the tide as the water returns to the sea ( opposed to flood, flow).
2.a flowing backward or away; decline or decay: the ebb of a once great nation.
3.a point of decline: His fortunes were at a low ebb.

Dis·so·lute [dis-uh-loot] adjective
indifferent to moral restraints; given to immoral or improper conduct; licentious; dissipated.

Ap·ro·pos [ap-ruh-poh] 
adverb
1.fitting; at the right time; to the purpose; opportunely.
2.Obsolete . by the way.

Ca·pri·cious[kuh-prish-uhs, -pree-shuhs]
adjective
1.subject to, led by, or indicative of caprice  or whim; erratic: He's such a capricious boss I never know how he'll react.
2.Obsolete . fanciful or witty.

Wham·my[hwam-ee, wam-ee] noun, plural wham·mies. Informal .
1.the evil eye; jinx.
2.bad luck or misfortune.
3.a devastating blow, setback, or catastrophe: The drought and the high price of fertilizer are a double whammy to farmers.

E·rode [ih-rohd]  verb, e·rod·ed, e·rod·ing.
verb (used with object)
1.to eat into or away; destroy by slow consumption or disintegration: Battery acid had eroded the engine. Inflation erodes the value of our money.
2. to form (a gully, butte, or the like) by erosion.

Peg  noun, verb, pegged, peg·ging, adjective
noun
1.a pin of wood or other material driven or fitted into something, as to fasten parts together, to hang things on, to make fast a rope or string on, to stop a hole, or to mark some point.
2. Informal . a leg, either real or wooden: still on his pegs at 99.
3. a notch or degree: to come down a peg.
4. an occasion, basis, or reason: a peg to hang a grievance on.
5. Also called pin. Music . a pin of wood or metal in the neck of a stringed instrument that may be turned in its socket to adjust a string's tension.

Ad·age [ad-ij] noun
A traditional saying expressing a common experience or observation; proverb.

En·nui [ahn-wee, ahn-wee - noun
a feeling of utter weariness and discontent resulting from satiety or lack of interest; boredom: The endless lecture produced an unbearable ennui.

Dearth[durth] - noun
1. An inadequate supply; scarcity; lack: There is a dearth of good engineers.
2. Scarcity and dearness of food; famine.

Fra·cas[frey-kuhs; Brit. frak-ah] - noun
a noisy, disorderly disturbance or fight; riotous brawl; uproar.

Om·i·nous[om-uh-nuhs] - adjective
1.Portending evil or harm; foreboding; threatening; inauspicious: an ominous bank of dark clouds.
2.Having the significance of an omen.

Lar·gess [lahr-jes, lahr-jis] - noun
1. Generous bestowal of gifts.
2.The gift or gifts, as of money, so bestowed.
3.Obsolete . generosity; liberality.

As·sid·u·ous [uh-sij-oo-uhs] - adjective
1. Constant; unremitting: assiduous reading.
2. Constant in application or effort; working diligently at a task; persevering; industrious; attentive: an assiduous student.

Flum·mox [fluhm-uhks] - verb
Informal, to bewilder; confound; confuse.

O·dor·if·er·ous (adjective)
1. Yielding or diffusing an odor.

In·del·i·ble (adjective)
1.Making marks that cannot be erased, removed, or the like: indelible ink.
2.That cannot be eliminated, forgotten, changed, or the like: the indelible memories of war; the indelible influence of a great teacher.

E·vis·cer·ate (adjective)
1.To remove the entrails from; disembowel: to eviscerate a chicken.
2.To deprive of vital or essential parts

Ir·ref·ra·ga·ble - (adjective)
1.Not to be disputed or contested.
2. Impossible to break or alter

Ma·ca·bre - (adjective)
1.Gruesome and horrifying; ghastly; horrible.
2.Of pertaining to, dealing with, or representing death,especially its grimmer or uglier aspect.
3.Of or suggestive of the allegorical dance of death.