impregnable - invulnerable; impossible to capture or enter by force; Ex. impregnable fort/argument; CF. take

edify - instruct; correct morally

protean - able to take on many forms; versatile; CF. Proteus: sea god to change his shape at will

anarchy - absence of governing body; state of disorder

extenuate - weaken; mitigate; lessen the seriousness of (bad behavior)

cower - shrink quivering as from fear; cringe

finesse - delicate skill; V: handle with finesse

hilarity - boisterous mirth(merriment; laughter); ADJ. hilarious: full of laughter

prattle - talk idly; babble; N. CF. prate

gloat - express evil satisfaction; look at or think about with evil satisfaction; view malevolently; Ex. The thief gloated over the stolen jewels.


I hope to see some use of these words as I prattle around the web.  :)




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