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cupidity
noun - greed for wealth and possessions
edify
verb - formal to improve the mind or morals of someone
edified
adj - intellectually or morally stimulated
extenuate
verb - to reduce the seriousness of (an offence) by giving an explanation that partly excuses it
extenuating
adj - reducing the seriousness of an offence by partially excusing it
grace
noun - 1 elegance and beauty of form or movement. 2 decency; politeness
graceless
adj - 1 awkward in form or movement. 2 bad-mannered
insuperable
adj - too difficult to be overcome
invective
noun - severe or bitter accusation or denunciation, using sarcastic or abusive language.
inveigh
verb - to speak strongly or passionately against someone or something, especially in criticism or protest
mollify
verb - 1 to make someone calmer or less angry. 2 to soothe, ease, or soften something
propitiate
verb - to appease or placate
propitious
adj - favourable; auspicious; advantageous
prowess
noun - skill; ability; expertise
repugnant
adj - distasteful; disgusting
ribald
adj - humorous in an obscene, vulgar or indecently disrespectful way
stoical
adj - 1 accepting suffering or misfortune uncomplainingly. 2 indifferent to both pain and pleasure
stoic
noun - someone who can repress emotions and show patient resignation under difficult circumstances
suffuse
verb - to be covered or spread over or throughout with (colour, light, liquid, etc)
trenchant
adj - 1 incisive; penetrating 2 forthright; vigorous
voluble
adj - 1 speaking or spoken insistently, uninterruptedly or with ease. 2 tending to talk at great length