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 1rapprochement
an establishment or reestablishment of harmonious relationsa rapprochement reached between warring factions.
 2panachea grand or flamboyant mannerwhich the latter practised with such panache
 3lampoonedto mock or ridiculeto lampoon important leaders in the government
 4bouffantpuffed outbouffant hairdo
 5visceralcharacterized by or proceeding from instinct rather than intellecta visceral reaction
harboured a visceral enmity towards it
 6cock a snookA derisive gesturecocked a snook at the world's sole superpower
 7reprehensibledeserving of reproof, rebuke, or censure; blameworthyHis methods were reprehensible
 8torridardent; passionate
oppressively hot, parching, or burning, as climate, weather, or air
a torrid love story
 9fester
to become or cause to become bitter, irritated, etc, esp over a long period of timeresentment festered his imagination
 10hue and cryany public clamor, protest, or alarma general hue and cry against the war
 11deplorable
causing or being a subject for censure, reproach, or disapprovalThis room is in deplorable order.
You have deplorable manners!
 12obviate
to anticipate and prevent or eliminate (difficulties, disadvantages, etc.) by effective measures; render unnecessary:
to obviate the risk of serious injury
 13downbeat
gloomy or depressing; pessimisticHollywood movies seldom have downbeat endings.
 14buffeted
to strike against or push repeatedly
to contend against; battle.
The wind buffeted the house
 15ballast
anything that gives mental, moral, or political stability or steadinessthe ballast of a steady income
 16bequeathed
to hand down; pass on.
She bequeathed her half of the company to her niece.
 17languishto lose vigor and vitality
to undergo neglect or experience prolonged inactivity
to be subjected to delay or disregard
to languish in prison for ten years
a petition that languished on the warden's desk for a year
 18panoply
a wide-ranging and impressive array or displaythe dazzling panoply of the maharaja's procession
the panoply of European history
 19stymiea situation or problem presenting such difficulties as to discourage or defeat any attempt to deal with or resolve itfailure to do so has stymied this venture from the start    
 20abatement
suppression or terminationabatement of a nuisance
noise abatement    
 21mantra
an often repeated word, formula, or phrase, often a truism
If I hear the “less is more” mantra one more time, I'll scream
 22pertinent
pertaining  or relating directly and significantly to the matter at hand; relevantpertinent details.
 23gripe
to complain naggingly or constantly; grumble
 
 24volatile
changeable; mercurial; flighty
a volatile disposition
 25unsettlingto vex or agitate the mind or emotions of; upset; render unstableThe quarrel unsettled her.
Violence unsettled the government.
 26bracing
strengthening; invigorating
This mountain air is bracing.
 27protracted
to draw out or lengthen, especially in time; extend the duration of; prolong
 
 28controversial
a prolonged public dispute, debate, or contention; disputation concerning a matter of opinion.
 
 29culminate (in)
to reach the highest point, summit, or highest development 
 30frontiers
the limit of knowledge or the most advanced achievement in a particular field
the frontiers of physics
 31enviableworthy of envy, very desirablean enviable position
 32explicitfully and clearly expressed or demonstrated; leaving nothing merely impliedexplicit instructions; an explicit act of violence; explicit language
 33paradigm
epitome, image, prototype, substitution class

 34deceit
the act or practice of deceiving;  concealment or distortion of the truth for the purpose of misleading; duplicity; fraud; cheatingOnce she exposed their deceit, no one ever trusted them again.
 35generic
of, applicable to, or referring to all the members of a genus,  class, group, or kind; general.
a generic term
 36elude
to avoid or escape by speed, cleverness, trickery, etc.; evade; to escape the understanding, perception, or appreciation ofto elude capture.
The answer eludes me.
 37threshold
a level or point at which something would happen, would cease to happen, or would take effect, become true 
 38polariseto divide into sharply opposing factions, political groups, etcThe controversy has polarized voters into proabortion and antiabortion groups.
 39populist
appealing to the interests or prejudices of ordinary people  
 40meagre
deficient in quantity or quality; lacking fullness or richness; scanty; inadequate a meager salary
 41allegations
an assertion made with little or no proof 
 42mire
to involve; entangle
 
 43staple
a basic or necessary item of food She bought flour, sugar, salt, and other staples.
 44manifestation
to make clear or evident to the eye or the understanding; show plainlyHe manifested his approval with a hearty laugh
 45waning
to decrease in strength, intensity, etc.Her enthusiasm for the cause is waning.
 46stave off
to prevent in time; forestallHe wasn't able to stave off bankruptcy.
 47overhaul
to investigate or examine thoroughly for repair or revisionNext year we're going to overhaul the curriculum.
 48supplant
to replace (one thing) by something else.
the underlying cause of their discontent
 49underlying
fundamental; basic 
 50understateto state  or represent less strongly or strikingly than the facts would bear out; set forth in restrained, moderate, or weak termsThe casualty lists understate the extent of the disaster.
 51stagnate
to stop developing, growing, progressing, or advancingMy mind is stagnating from too much TV.
 52reboot
(of a computer) to be restarted.
 
 53consensus
majority of opinion;
general agreement or concord; harmony
The consensus of the group was that they should meet twice a month.
 54quandary
a state of perplexity or uncertainty, especially as to what to do; dilemma.
 
 55mediocre
not satisfactory; poor; inferiorMediocre construction makes that building dangerous.
 56obsolete
no longer in general use; fallen into disuse; of a discarded or outmoded type; out of datean obsolete battleship.
 57apartheid
any system or practice that separates people according to race, caste, etc.
 
 58quagmire    
a situation from which extrication is very difficulta quagmire of financial indebtedness.
 59foster
to promote the growth or development of; further; encourageto foster new ideas
 60hinder
to cause delay, interruption, or difficulty in; hamper; impedeThe storm hindered our progress.
 61rigid
inflexible, strict, or severea rigid disciplinarian; rigid rules of social behavior.
 62intransigent
a person who refuses to agree or compromise, as in politics. 
 63outright
complete or total; without restraint, reserve, or concealment; openlyan outright loss
an outright refusal.
Tell me outright what's bothering you.
 64apparent
readily seen; exposed to sight; open to view; visible; capable of being easily perceived or understoodThe crack in the wall was readily apparent.
The solution to the problem was apparent to all.
 65mitigate
to become milder; lessen in severity.
to mitigate a punishment
 66contentious
tending to argument or strife; quarrelsome; causing, involving, or characterized by argument or controversya contentious crew
contentious issues
 67fundamental
serving as, or being an essential part of, a foundation or basis; basic; underlyingfundamental principles; the fundamental structure
 68align
to bring into cooperation or agreement with a particular group, party, cause, etcHe aligned himself with the liberals.
 69compromise
a settlement of differences by mutual concessions; an agreement reached by adjustment of conflicting or opposing claims, principles, etc., by reciprocal modification of demands.
The conflicting parties agreed to compromise.
 70backlash
a strong or violent reaction, as to some social or political changea backlash of angry feeling among Southern conservatives within the party.
 71accustomed
habituated; acclimated (usually followed by to)accustomed to staying up late; accustomed to the noise of the subway
 72whittle (away)
to reduce the amount of, as if by whittling;  pare down; take away by degrees to whittle away one's inheritance.
 73unleash
to abandon control ofto unleash his fury
 74confined (to)
to enclose within bounds; limit or restrict Confine your efforts to finishing the book.
 75derive (from)
to receive or obtain from a source or origin 
 76infighting
fighting  between rivals, people closely associated, members of a group, etc 
 77prospects
an apparent probability of advancement, success, profit, etc.; the outlook for the future
good business prospects.
 78akin (to)
allied by nature; having the same propertiesSomething akin to vertigo was troubling her.
 79buff
devotee, fan, lover
a movie buff
 80unveil
to remove a veil  or other covering from; display; revealThe woman unveiled herself.
 81paradox
a statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth.
 
 82blistering
very fast or rapid; very severe or intense.a blistering pace.
 83rebound
to recover, as from ill health or discouragement
 
 84perceive
to become aware of, know, or identify by means of the senses; to recognize, discern, envision, or understandI perceived an object looming through the mist.
This is a nice idea but I perceive difficulties in putting it into practice.
 85slighted
to treat (someone) with indifference; ignore, especially pointedly or contemptuously; snub to be slighted by society
 86adequate
as much or as good as necessary for some requirement or purpose; fully sufficient, suitable, or fitThis car is adequate to our needs. adequate food for fifty people.
 87wry
devious in course or purpose; misdirected; contrary; perverse.
 
 88subsist
to exist; continue in existence
 
 89nepotism    
favouritism shown to relatives or close friends by those with power or influence  
 90bugbear
any source, real or imaginary, of needless fright or fear; a persistent problem or source of annoyance.
 
 91detrimental
damaging, prejudicial, prejudicious
smoking can be detrimental to health
 92egress
the act or an instance of going, especially from an enclosed place.
The flight crew is responsible for the safe egress of the passengers.
 93flawed
characterized by flaws;  having imperfections: a flawed gem; a seriously flawed piece of work.
 94supple
characterized by ease in bending; limber; lithesupple movements
 95enshrine
to cherish as sacredThe memory of our friendship will be enshrined in my heart.
 96nebulous
hazy, vague, indistinct, or confused: a nebulous recollection of the meeting a nebulous distinction between pride and conceit
 97nuts and bolts
the essential or basic aspectsto learn the nuts and bolts of a new job.
 98turmoil
a state of great commotion, confusion, or disturbance; tumult; agitation; disquiet: mental turmoil caused by difficult decisions
 99buttress
to support by a buttress; prop up.;
to give encouragement or support to (a person, plan, etc.)
 
 100inevitable
unable to be avoided, evaded, or escaped; certain; necessary;sure to occur, happen, or unalterable an inevitable conclusion
The inevitable end of human life is death.
 101predicamentan unpleasantly difficult, perplexing, or dangerous situationIt was hard to make his friend understand his predicament.
 102astonishment
overpowering wonder or surprise; amazementHe looked with astonishment at his friends.
 103discredited
to injure the credit  or reputation of; defamean effort to discredit honest politicians.
 104dominate
to tower above; overlook; overshadow; to rule over; govern; contro A tall pine dominated the landscape.
 105landmark
a significant or historic event, juncture, achievement, etc
The court decision stands as a landmark in constitutional law.
 106flourish
to be in a vigorous state; thrivea period in which art flourished.
 107rapid
occurring within a short time; happening speedilyrapid growth
a rapid worker
 108indefinitely
not clearly defined or determined; not precise or exact an indefinite boundary
an
indefinite date in the future.
 109sluggish
indisposed to action or exertion; lacking in energy; lazy; indolent; slow to act or respond: a sluggish disposition
a sluggish car engine
 110fragile
easily broken, shattered, or damaged; delicate; brittle; fraila fragile ceramic container
a very fragile alliance.
 111rational
agreeable to reason; reasonable; sensible; having or exercising reason, sound judgment, or good sensea rational plan for economic development.
a calm and rational negotiator.
 112vast
of very great area or extent; immense; of very great size or proportions; huge; enormousthe vast reaches of outer space
vast piles of rubble left in the wake of the war
 113at loggerheads
engaged in a disagreement or dispute; quarrelingThey were at loggerheads over the distribution of funds.
 114resent
to feel or show displeasure or indignation at (a person, act, remark, etc.) from a sense of injury or insult. 
 115austerity
austere  quality; severity of manner, life, etc.; sternnessausterities of monastery life.
 116prudence
caution with regard to practical matters; discretion;
provident care in the management of resources; economy; frugality.
 
 117contingency
a contingent  event; a chance, accident, or possibility conditional on something uncertainNothing was left to contingency.
He was prepared for every contingency.
 118dampen
to dull or deaden; depressto dampen one's spirits
 119dawdling
to waste time; idle; trifle; loiterStop dawdling and help me with these packages!
 120errant
deviating from the regular or proper course; erring;  straying 

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