haze
vapor, mist, steam
charter
authority, permission, authorization
offhand
indifferent, cavalier, unconcern
encumber
hamper, hinder, obstruct- Lincoln hates to be encumbered by the military
erode
wear away, gradually destroy, weaken
quell
abolish, put at end
vacillate
dither, waver, hesitate
dither
vacillate
steadfast
loyal, faithful, resolute
indict
accuse for crime- His former manager was indicted for fraud.
equitable
fair, impartial, unbiased
ponder
contemplate
carnivorous
meat-eating, flesh-eating, predatory, predacious
contagious
infectious, transmittable
constructive
useful, productive
shroud
cover, envelop, veil
attain
achieve, accomplish
shroud
cover, envelop, veil
entangle
twistinvolve (to a problem)- The case of murder in which she had found herself so painfully entangled.
oppressive
harsh, draconian, cruel
sovereign
supreme, unlimited, ultimate, boundless, absolute, plenary
jeopardize
threaten, imperil, put in jeopardy
testify
furnish evidence, proof
byzantine
convoluted, serpentine
prose
a plain writing/speaking
menial
unskilled, humble, low status
humble
menial, low social status
corrective
remedial, something to correct other things
seditious
rabble-rousing, provoking to rebel
insurrection
rebellion
crush
a crowd
brevity
concise, succinct
gaiety
cheerfulness, lightheartedness
motley
diverse, heterogeneous
meager
inadequate, limited
copious
abundant, ample, lavish, bumper
entourage
retinue, a group of people attending or surrounding an important person
retinue
entourage, a group of people attending or surrounding an important person
even-tempered
not easily annoyed or angered, serene
coalition
alliance, union
encompass
surround
betray
reveal, disclose, divulge
idiosyncratic
distinctive, individual, peculiar
pedagogic
pedagogical, educational, educative, didactic, scholastic
mar
disfigure, spoil the attractiveness, impair, blemish
curative
healing, therapeutic, corrective
instrumental
involved
vindictive
vengeful
witty
humorous
liberal
open to new opinion, tolerant, unbigoted, unprejudiced, progressive, modern
progressive
modern
experimental
innovative, new, original
flat
unequivocal, outright, straight, plain, assertive, emphatic, direct, absolute