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aberrant.
(adjective) departing from what's correct / an accepted standard; 

absolve.
(verb) declare (someone) free from guilt, obligation, or punishment; 

accentuate.
(verb) make more noticeable or prominent;
"his jacket unfortunately accentuated his paunch" 

adulation.
(noun) excessive admiration or praise;
"Sanjay advises Mallika that she should enjoy the adulation that comes her way." 

adulterate.
(verb) render (something) poorer in quality by adding another substance; 

affinity.
(noun) a natural liking for and understanding of someone or something;
"he had a special affinity with his male friends"

(BIOCHEMISTRY) - the degree to which a substance tends to combine with another;
"the bacterial strain exhibited a remarkable affinity for the heavy metal ions in the contaminated water" 

aggravate.
(verb) make (a problem, injury, or offence) worse or more serious;
informal - annoy or exasperate; 

albeit.
(conjunction) though;
"he was becoming popular, albeit rather slowly" 

alienate.
(verb) isolate (someone or yourself) from;
"Not using it would be like alienating." 

amorous.
(adjective) showing, feeling, or relating to sexual desire;
"I rejected his amorous advances" 

angst.
(noun) a feeling of deep anxiety or dread, typically an unfocused one about the human condition or the state of the world in general;
informal - a feeling of persistent worry about something trivial 

animosity.
(noun) strong unfriendliness;
being someone's enemy 

appease.
(verb) pacify or placate (someone) by satisfying their demands;
"I tried to appease my YouTube hater" 

atrocious.
(adjective) horrifyingly wicked;
of a very poor quality;
extremely bad or unpleasant; 

augment.
(verb) to make larger; enlarge in size, number, strength, or extent;
increase;
"they augmented my REEL's views for better appeal" 

austerity.
(noun) sternness or severity of manner or attitude;
"their austerities keep them unhappy on this spiritual path" 

avenue.
(noun) an opportunity; a way of approaching a problem or making progress toward something; 

awry.
(adjective) away from the usual or expected course;
amiss;
out of the normal or correct position;
askew;
"It all went awry after I became a creator on Social Media." 

badger.
(verb) repeatedly and annoyingly ask (someone) to do something; 

balk.
(verb) hesitate or be unwilling to accept an idea or undertaking;
thwart or hinder (a plan or person); 

barbaric.
(adjective) violently cruel; 

battered.
(adjective) injured by repeated blows or punishment;
having suffered repeated violence from a spouse, partner, or parent;
(of a thing) damaged by age and repeated use; 

befit.
(verb) be appropriate for;
suit; 

befitting.
(adjective) appropriate to the occasion; 

berate.
(verb) scold or criticize (someone) angrily;
rebuke;
admonish; 

bicker.
(verb) argue about petty and trivial matters;
literary - (of water) flow or fall with a gentle repetitive noise;
patter; 

billow.
(noun) a large undulating mass of something, typically cloud, smoke, or steam;
"billows of smoke" 

blasť.
(adjective) unimpressed with or indifferent to something because one has experienced or seen it so often before;
"I have become quite blasť about certain types of people and situations..." 

blather.
(verb) talk long-windedly without making very much sense / substance; 

bloat.
(verb) make or become swollen; 

bloke.
(noun) - informal - a man, male, boy, individual; 

bop.
(verb - gerund or present participle: bopping)
informal - dance to pop music;
move or travel energetically; 

botch.
(verb) - informal carry out (a task) badly or carelessly;
"he was accused of botching the job"
(noun) a task that is carried out clumsily or incompetently;
"I've probably made a botch of things" 

bout.
(noun a short period of intense activity of a specified kind; 

broke.
(adjective having completely run out of money; 

budge.
(verb) make or cause to make the slightest movement;
informal - make room for another person by moving;
change an opinion; 

buffoon.
(noun) a ridiculous but amusing person; a clown; 

candour.
(noun) the quality of being open and honest;
frankness;
"a man of refreshing candour" 

canoodle.
(verb) - informal - kiss and cuddle amorously;
"he was caught canoodling with his boyfriend" 

capricious.
(adjective) - sudden, unpredictable changes to mood / behavior;
"we don't need to be under Bollywood's capricious malevolence" 

clamour.
(noun) a loud and confused noise, especially that of people shouting; 

colander.
(noun) a perforated bowl used to strain off liquid from food after washing or cooking; 

concede.
(verb) admit or agree that something is true after first denying or resisting it; confess; admin; acknowledge; accept; 

concierge.
(noun) (especially in France) a resident caretaker of a block of flats or a small hotel;
a hotel employee whose job is to assist guests by booking tours, making theatre and restaurant reservations, etc.; 

conjecture.
(noun) an opinion or conclusion formed on the basis of incomplete information;
"before there are more conjectures about Sagar Sonker's sexuality..."
(verb) form an opinion or supposition about (something) on the basis of incomplete information;
"many conjectured that Sagar was into hook-ups" 

conjure.
(verb) make something happen with efforts;
make something appear magically;
"they hoped to conjure up the spirit of their dead friend" 

connive.
(verb) secretly allow (something immoral, illegal, or harmful) to occur;
conspire to do something immoral, illegal, or harmful;
they connived with Bollywood to suppress good talent 

conniving.
(adjective) given to or involved in conspiring to do something immoral, illegal, or harmful;
"a heartless and conniving person" 

conspire.
(verb) make secret plans jointly to commit an unlawful or harmful act;
hatch a plot;
"Instagram conspired against all good and talented creators" 

convent.
(noun) a Christian community of nuns living together under monastic vows;
a school attached to and run by a convent 

corroborate.
(verb) confirm or give support to (a statement, theory, or finding); 

craw.
(noun) the crop of a bird or insect;
humorous - - the stomach of a person or animal; 

crevice.
(noun) a narrow opening or fissure, especially in a rock or wall; 

cringe.
(verb) bend one's head and body in fear or apprehension or in a servile manner;
(noun) an act of cringing; 

crossroad.
(noun) an intersection of two or more roads 

curb.
(noun / verb) restraint / restrain or (keep in) check; 

cwtch.
(noun) a cuddle or hug that feels like a safe haven; 

dawdle.
(verb) waste time;
be slow;
move slowly and idly in a particular direction;
"And why are they dawdling there?"
"Ruth dawdled back through the wood"
 

defy.
(verb) oppose; 

delectable.
(adjective) (of food or drink) delicious;
humorous - extremely attractive; delightful; adorable; 

delirious.
(adjective) in an acutely disturbed state of mind characterized by restlessness, illusions, and incoherence;
affected by delirium;
in a state of wild excitement or ecstasy;
"he became delirious and couldn't recognize people"
"there was a great roar from the delirious crowd"
 

delirium.
(noun) an acutely disturbed state of mind characterized by restlessness, illusions, and incoherence, occurring in intoxication, fever, and other disorders;
wild excitement or ecstasy;
"somewhere a patient shouted in delirium"
"a chorus of delirium from the terrace"
 

denigrate.
(verb) criticize unfairly; disparage; lower the value of; 

desolate.
(adjective) feeling or showing great unhappiness or loneliness;
"I suddenly felt desolate and bereft";
(verb) make (someone) feel utterly wretched and unhappy;
"he was desolated by the deaths of his treasured friends"

detest.
(verb) dislike intensely, loathe, abhor;
"I detested the way he spoke with me" 

detractor.
(noun) a person who regards or represents someone or something as being of little worth; defame it with negative intentions; 

detrimental.
(adjective) tending to cause harm; 

dicey.
(adjective) informal - unpredictable and potentially dangerous;
risky;
uncertain;
unpredictable;
precarious;
perilous; 

dingy.
(adjective) - gloomy and drab;
"a dingy room" 

discordant.
(adjective) disagreeing or incongruous;
of sounds - harsh and jarring because of a lack of harmony; 

disparate.
(adjective) essentially different in kind; not able to be compared
(noun) - archaic - things so unlike that there is no basis for comparison; 

dissipate.
(verb) (with reference to a feeling or emotion) disappear or cause to disappear;
"The feeling of revenge dissipates when you realize that you are a magnet." 

dogmatic.
(adjective) inclined to lay down principles as undeniably true 

drab.
(adjective) - lacking brightness or interest;
drearily dull;
"the landscape was drab and grey" 

drivel.
(noun) - nonsense;
"don't talk such drivel!"
(verb) - talk nonsense;
"he was drivelling on about the glory days" 

ecstatic.
(adjective) feeling or expressing overwhelming happiness or joyful excitement;
involving an experience of mystic self-transcendence; 

effusive.
(adjective) showing or expressing gratitude, pleasure, or approval in an unrestrained or heartfelt manner;
"an effusive welcome" 

elation.
(noun) great happiness and exhilaration; 

elucidate.
(verb) make (something) clear; explain, illuminate; 

expedite.
(verb) make (an action or process) happen sooner or be accomplished more quickly, speed up, accelerate, hurry, quicken, hasten; 

exude.
(verb) display (an emotion or quality) strongly and openly; 

feud.
(noun) a prolonged and bitter quarrel or dispute;
(verb) be engaged in a prolonged and bitter quarrel or dispute; 

fixate.
(verb) cause (someone) to develop an obsessive attachment to someone or something;
technical - direct one's eyes towards; 

floozy.
(noun) informala girl or a woman who has many casual sexual partners;
"they were attacked for canoodling with floozies in nightclubs" 

flounder.
(verb) struggle or stagger clumsily in mud or water;
struggle mentally; show or feel great confusion; 
be in serious difficulty; 

flutter.
(verb) (of a bird or other winged creature) fly unsteadily or hover by flapping the wings quickly and lightly;
flap (its wings) quickly and lightly;
move with a light irregular or trembling motion;
"a couple of butterflies fluttered around the garden"
"flags of different countries fluttered in the breeze"
 

frivolous.
(adjective) not having any serious purpose or value;
(of a person) carefree and superficial; 

fructify.
(verb) (formal) make (something) fruitful or productive; 

frugal.
(adjective) sparing or economical as regards money or food;
simple and plain and costing little; 

fruition.
(noun) the realization or fulfilment of a plan or project; 

futile.
(adjective) pointless;
incapable of producing any useful result;
"It was a futile attempt to make him happy." 

gravitate.
(verb) move towards or be attracted to a person or thing; 

gregarious.
(adjective) tending to associate with others of one's kind;
social;
marked by or indicating a liking for companionship;
sociable;
of or relating to a social group; 

grime.
(noun) dirt ingrained on the surface of something;
"the windows were thick with grime"
(verb) blacken or make dirty with grime;
"the windows were grimed like a coal miner's goggles"

grinch.
(noun) - informal - a spoilsport or killjoy;
"Christina said to Joe, 'You're such a grinch!'" 

hanker.
(verb) feel a strong desire for or to do something;
"She hankers for Paradise!" 

head-over-heels.
(phrase of head) turning over completely in forward motion, as in a somersault;
madly in love;
"he fell backwards, tumbling head over heels down the steps"
"I immediately fell head over heels for Ashish"
 

hostile.
(adjective) showing or feeling opposition or dislike;
unfriendly;
opposed;
"a hostile group of Gay Creators on Instagram" 

iffy.
(adjective) full of uncertainty; doubtful;
of doubtful quality or legality 

inconspicuous.
(adjective) not clearly visible or attracting attention;
unnoticeable;
unremarkable;
"The spy remained inconspicuous among the crowd, blending seamlessly with his surroundings." 

indomitable.
(adjective) impossible to subdue or defeat;
invulnerable, indestructible, unconquerable, unbeatable, unassailable, impregnable; 

indulge.
(verb) allow oneself to enjoy the pleasure of; 

ingrain.
(verb) firmly fix or establish (a habit, belief, or attitude) in a person; 

inharmonious.
(adjective) not forming or contributing to a pleasing whole;
discordant; 

innate.
(adjective) inborn;
natural; 

insipid.
(adjective) lacking flavour; weak or tasteless;
lacking vigour or interest; 

insolvent.
(adjective) unable to pay debts owed; 

instil.
(verb) gradually but firmly establish (an idea or attitude) in a person's mind; 

invincible.
(adjective) too powerful to be defeated or overcome;
invulnerable, indestructible, unconquerable, unbeatable, indomitable, impregnable; 

irk.
(noun) the amount of freedom to move or act that is available; 

lapel.
(noun) the part on each side of a coat or jacket immediately below the collar which is folded back on either side of the front opening; 

leeway.
(verb) irritate; annoy; 

limpwrist.
(noun) pejorative - A gay man, especially a flamboyant one; 

lowbrow.
(adjective) not highly intellectual or cultured;
"lowbrow tabloids"
(noun) a lowbrow person; 

lucid.
(adjective) expressed clearly;
easy to understand;
literary - bright or luminous; 

malevolent.
(adjective) - evil-minded, having or showing a wish to do evil to others, malicious;
"we don't need to be under Bollywood's capricious malevolence" 

misgiving.
(noun) a feeling of doubt or apprehension about the outcome or consequences of something;
"Did you have misgivings about playing this role?" 

misogyny.
(noun) dislike of, contempt for, or ingrained prejudice against women;
"she felt she was struggling against thinly disguised misogyny" 

mystic.
(noun) a person who seeks by contemplation and self-surrender to obtain unity with or absorption into the Deity or the absolute, or who believes in the spiritual apprehension of truths that are beyond the intellect;
(adjective) another term for mystical; 

mysticism.
(noun) belief that union with or absorption into the Deity or the absolute, or the spiritual apprehension of knowledge inaccessible to the intellect, may be attained through contemplation and self-surrender;
vague or ill-defined religious or spiritual belief, especially as associated with a belief in the occult; 

nick.
(noun) a small cut, scratch or notch;
"a small nick on his chin"
prison;
"he'll spend the rest of his life in the nick"

(verb) make a nick or nicks in;
"he nicked himself while shaving"
steal - INFORMAL - BRITISH;
"she nicked their house" 

niggle.
(verb) cause slight but persistent annoyance, discomfort, or anxiety;
criticize or annoy (someone) in a petty way;
(gerund or present participle: niggling)
"Doreen wanted to discuss matters that niggled at her mind" 

nuisance.
(noun) a person, thing, or circumstance causing inconvenience or annoyance; 

nuptial.
(adjective) relating to marriage or weddings;
"moments of nuptial bliss"
(noun) a wedding;"the forthcoming nuptials between Sagar and his boyfriend" 

obliterate.
(adjective) (of food or drink) pleasant to taste;
(of an action or proposal) acceptable or satisfactory; 

oblivious.
(adjective) not aware of or concerned about what is happening around one;
"she became absorbed, oblivious to the passage of time" 

olive branch.
(noun) an offer of reconciliation;
"Mosley had offered the olive branch" 

override.
(verb) overpower; overthrow; extend over; overlap; use one's authority to reject or cancel (a decision, view, etc.); 

palatable.
(verb) destroy utterly;
wipe out;
make invisible or indistinct;
conceal or cover;
cancel (e.g. a postage stamp) to prevent further use; 

pejorative.
(adjective) expressing contempt or disapproval; 

perpetuate.
(verb) make (something) continue indefinitely; 

philander.
(verb) (of a man) readily or frequently enter into casual sexual relationships with women;
"they accepted that their husbands would philander with other women" 

placate.
(noun) make (someone) less angry or hostile;
"Instagram attempted to placate its users by giving them more reach" 

plaudits.
(noun) praise;
the applause of an audience;
"the network has received plaudits for its sports coverage" 

pompous.
(adjective) affectedly grand, solemn, or self-important;
"a pompous person who pretends he knows everything" 

precarious.
(adjective) not securely held or in position;
dangerously likely to fall or collapse; 

profound.
(adjective) (of a state, quality, or emotion) very great or intense;
(of a person or statement) having or showing great knowledge or insight; 

prolific.
(adjective) present in large numbers or quantities;
plentiful; 

promiscuity. (adjective - promiscuous)
(noun) the fact or state of being promiscuous;
immorality;
having or characterized by many transient sexual relationships;
demonstrating or implying an unselective approach;
indiscriminate or casual; 

propensity.
(noun) an inclination or natural tendency to behave in a particular way;
"his propensity for violence" 

prude.
(noun) a person who is or claims to be easily shocked by matters relating to sex or nudity;
"the sex was so ambiguous and romantic that none but a prude could find it objectionable" 

prying.
(adjective) excessively interested in a person's private affairs; too inquisitive; 

quiver.
(verb) tremble or shake with a slight rapid motion;
"the tree's branches stopped quivering"
(noun) a slight trembling movement or sound, especially one caused by a sudden strong emotion;
"she couldn't help the quiver in her voice" 

ramble.
(verb) walk for pleasure in the countryside;
talk or write at length in a confused or inconsequential way;
"I spent most of my spare time rambling and climbing"
"'He's rambling like an idiot,' I whispered."

(noun) a walk taken for pleasure in the countryside;
"Since I left those shores, there will be no more rambling through the woods" 

rattle.
(verb) make or cause to make a rapid succession of short, sharp knocking sounds;
informal - make (someone) nervous, worried, or irritated; 

raving.
(noun) irrational or incoherent talk;
"Ericka was raving about Dracula!"
(adjective) informal used to emphasize a particular quality;
"she had never been a raving beauty" 

rebel.
(verb) rise in opposition or armed resistance to an established entity; 

reclusive.
(adjective) avoiding the company of other people;
solitary 

reconcile.
(verb) restore friendly relations between;
make (one account) consistent with another, especially by allowing for transactions begun but not yet completed; 

regurgitate.
(verb) repeat (information) without analysing or comprehending it
literally - bring (swallowed food) up again to the mouth; 

repeal.
(verb) revoke or annul (a law or act of parliament);
(noun) the action of revoking or annulling a law or act of parliament; 

rendezvous.
(noun) a meeting at an agreed time and place;
(verb) to meet at an agreed time and place; 

resent.
(verb) feel bitterness about (a circumstance, action, or person); 

resounding.
(adjective) (of a sound) loud enough to reverberate;
unmistakable;
total;
"a resounding smack across the face"
"the evening was a resounding success"
 

reverence.
(noun) deep respect for someone or something; 
(verb) regard or treat with deep respect; 

reverential.
(adjective) of the nature of, due to, or characterized by reverence

ruse.
(noun) an action intended to deceive someone;
a trick; 

scoot.
(verb) go or leave somewhere quickly; 

scrupulous.
(adjective) (of a person or process) diligent, thorough, and extremely attentive to details; 

seep.
(verb) flow or leak slowly through porous material or small holes 

seethe.
(seethe) be filled with intense but unexpressed anger;
"I seethe on seeing cringe creators who earn in lakhs" 

servile.
(adjective) having or showing an excessive willingness to serve or please others;
of or characteristic of a slave or slaves; 

sever.
(verb) divide by cutting or slicing, especially suddenly and forcibly;
put an end to (a connection or relationship);
break off; 

shrink.
(noun) - informal a psychiatrist;
"I've become a shrink" 

sift.
(verb) examine (something) thoroughly so as to isolate that which is most important; 

spiteful.
(adjective) showing or caused by malice;
malicious;
mean;
nasty;
cruel;
unkind;
unfriendly;
snide;
"the teachers made spiteful little jokes about me" 

snuggle.
(verb) cuddle up;
settle or move into a warm, comfortable position;
nestle; 

snuff.
(verb) extinguish (a candle or flame);
"a breeze snuffed out the candle" 

speculate.
(verb) form a theory or conjecture about a subject without firm evidence; 

squall.
(verb) shout at someone;
a loud / mournful cry;
of a baby or small child - cry noisily and continuously; 

stickler.
(noun) a person who insists on a certain quality or type of behaviour;
"I'm a stickler for discipline" 

stifling.
(adjective) making one feel constrained or oppressed
(of heat, air, or a room) very hot and causing difficulties in breathing; suffocating; 

stoic.
(noun) a person who can endure pain or hardship without showing their feelings or complaining;
"Elisabeth was stoic, always holding her feelings close; and Emily was the effervescent, impulsive optimist."
(adjective) - another term for stoical; 

stoical.
(adjective) enduring pain and hardship without showing one's feelings or complaining;
"he taught a stoical acceptance of suffering" 

strainer.
(noun) a device having holes punched in it or made of crossed wires for separating solid matter from a liquid;
"a tea strainer" 

strife.
(noun) angry or bitter disagreement over fundamental issues;
conflict; 

strut.
(verb) walk with a stiff, erect, and apparently arrogant or conceited gait;
"peacocks strut through the grounds" 

stumble.
(verb) trip or momentarily lose one's balance;
almost fall; 

surreptitious.
(adjective) kept secret, especially because it would not be approved of; 

swaddle.
(verb) wrap (someone, especially a baby) in garments or cloth;
"she swaddled the baby tightly" 

tactile.
(adjective) of or connected with the sense of touch;
perceptible by touch or apparently so; tangible;
"she had a distinct, almost tactile memory of the girl fleeing" 

throw / put (someone) off the scent.
(idiom) to deliberately confuse or deceive someone who is trying to find out the truth about something, by making them believe something that is not true;
"Instagram tried to throw the creator off the scent by claiming that they add views to increase a post's appeal" 

tinge.
(noun) a trace of a colour;
a slight trace of a feeling or quality;
"You can't afford even a tinge of negativity." 

trapeze.
(noun) a horizontal bar hanging by two ropes and free to swing, used by acrobats in a circus; 

troll.
(noun) In Internet slang, a troll is a person who sows discord on the Internet by starting arguments or upsetting people, by posting inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community (such as a newsgroup, forum, chat room, or blog) with the intent of provoking readers into an emotional response or of otherwise disrupting normal, on-topic discussion, often for the troll's amusement. Media attention in recent years has equated trolling with online harassment.
"one solution is to make a troll's postings invisible to the rest of community once they've been recognized";

(verb) "if people are obviously trolling then I'll delete their posts and do my best to ban them"

twitch.
(verb) give or cause to give a short, sudden jerking or convulsive movement;
"her lips twitched and her eyelids fluttered"
(noun) a short, sudden jerking or convulsive movement;
"his mouth gave a slight twitch" 

tyrannical.
(adjective) exercising power in a cruel or arbitrary way;
oppressive and controlling;
"the tyrannical artist wouldn't let you succeed on Social Media" 

ubiquitous.
(adjective) present, appearing, or found everywhere; 

unadulterated.
(adjective) that which is not adulterated; 

unappetizing.
(adjective) not inviting or attractive;
unwholesome; 

unctuous.
(adjective) excessively flattering;
oily;
having a greasy or soapy feel;
"he seemed anxious to please but not in an unctuous way" 

unequivocal.
(adjective) leaving no doubt;
unambiguous;
clear; 

untethered.
(verb) release or free from a tether (a rope or chain with which an animal is tied to restrict its movement); 

vapid.
(adjective) offering nothing that is stimulating or challenging; bland; 

vehement.
(adjective) showing strong feeling; forceful, passionate, or intense; 

verbiage.
(noun) speech or writing that uses too many words or excessively technical expressions; 

verbosity.
(noun) the quality of using more words than needed;
wordiness 

vigil.
(noun) a period of keeping awake during the time usually spent asleep, especially to keep watch or pray; 

visceral.
(adjective) relating to deep inward feelings rather than to the intellect; 

vindicate.
(verb) clear (someone) of blame or suspicion;
show or prove to be right, reasonable, or justified;
"hospital staff were vindicated by the inquest verdict" 

whiff.
(noun) a smell that is only smelt briefly or faintly;
a trace or hint of something bad, menacing, or exciting;
"there had been a whiff of financial scandal in the past" 

wince. - (verb) make a slight involuntary grimace or shrinking movement of the body out of pain or distres;
"She didn't even wince when her crab caught fire!"
(noun) an instance of wincing; 

zing. - informal
(noun) energy, enthusiasm, or liveliness;
(verb) move or vibrate swiftly or with a high-pitched buzzing noise, attack or criticize sharply;