Tropic of Cancer and etc.

  1. placate
    to soothe or mollify especially by concessions : appease, pacify
  2. pander
    • v.
    • to provide gratification for others' desires.

    • n.
    • a go-between in love intrigues
    • pimp
    • someone who caters to or exploits the weaknesses of others
  3. gratuitous

    given unearned or without recompense; free

    not called for by the circumstances : unwarranted (_____ violence)
  4. nefarious
    flagrantly wicket or impious : evil; vicious
  5. Sous
    : being an assistant
  6. scabrous (scabres)
    difficult, knotty (a ____ problem)

    rought to touch

    dealing with suggestive, indecent, or scandalous themes
  7. salacious (sa lay shus)

    arousing or appealing to sexual desire or imagination : lascivious

    lecherous, lustful
  8. lascivious
    lewed, lustful
  9. lechery
    inordinate indulgence in sexual activity
  10. inordinate
    disorderly, unregulated

    exceeding reasonable limits : immoderate, excessive
  11. acolyte (ak o lite)

    One who assists a member of the clergy in a liturgical service by performing minor duties

    one who attends or assists: follower
  12. insouciance (in soo see ance)
    • lighthearted unconcern
    • nonchalance
  13. perambulate (per am byoo late)
    to travel over or through especially on foot: traverse

    to make an official inspection of (a boundary) on foot.

  14. traverse

    • something that crosses or lies across
    • obstacle, adversity


    • to go against or act in opposition to : oppose, thwart
    • to lie or extend across : cross (the bridge _______ a brook)
  15. imprimatur
    a license to print or publish especially by Roman Catholic episcopal authority.

    approval of a publication under circumstances of official censorship

    sanction, approval
  16. billow
    wave; a great wave or surge of water

    a rolling mass (as of flame or smoke) that resembles a high wave
  17. vestibule
    a passage, hall, or room between the outer door and the interior of a building : lobby
  18. protean
    of or resembling Proteus in having a varied nature or ability to assume different forms

    displaying great diversity or variety : versatile
  19. commensurate (commensurut)
    equal in measure or extent coextensive (live a life _____ with the early years of the republic)

  20. voluble
    easily rolling or turning : rotating

    Characterized by ready or rapid speech : glib, fluent talkative
  21. maudlin
    • drunk enough to be emotionally silly
    • weakly and effusively sentimental
  22. effusive
    marked by the expression of great or excessive emotion or enthusiasm

    pouring freely

    characterized or formed by a nonexplosive outpouring of lava.
  23. ennui (an wee)
  24. garish

    clothed in vivid colors

    offensively or distressingly bright: glaring

    Tastelessly showy : flashy : gaudy
  25. pell-mell

    in mingled confusion or disorder (papers strewn ______ on the desk)

    in confused haste (ran ____ out the door)
  26. amorphous

    having no definite form: shapeless

    being without definite character or nature: unclassifiable

    lacking organization or unity
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Tropic of Cancer and etc.