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apoplectic
adj - red-faced and seething with anger
ascribe
verb - to attribute; assign
diffidence
noun - lack of confidence; modesty or shyness
dulcet
adj - sweet and pleasing to the ear
endemic
adj - 1 said of a disease, etc: regularly occurring in a particular area or among a particular group of people. 2 biol said of a plant or animal: native to, or restricted to, a particular area
pandemic
adj - describing a widespread epidemic of a disease, one that affects a whole country, continent, etc.
fustian
adj - bombastic
iniquitous
adj - 1 grossly unjust or unreasonable. 2 wicked
inundate
verb - 1 to overwhelm with water. 2 to swamp
knell
noun - 1 the tolling of a bell announcing a death or funeral. 2 something that signals the end of anything
laconic
adj - said of someone's speech or writing: using few words; neatly concise and to the point
parlay
verb - 1 to exploit successfully. 2 to increase or otherwise transform into something of much greater value
parley
verb - to discuss peace terms, etc with an enemy, especially under truce
petulance
noun - ill-temperedness; peevishness
ramshackle
tumbledown; rickety; badly made and likely to fall down
reticent
adj - not saying very much
tepid
adj - 1 slightly or only just warm; lukewarm. 2 unenthusiastic
truculent
adj - aggressively defiant, quarrelsome or discourteous