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Cacophony
Harsh or discordant sound: dissonance; specifically: harshness in the sound of words or phrases.
Discursive
Passing from one topic to another; ranging over a wode field; digressive; rambling.
Surreptitious
Done, made, or gotten by stealth.
Perennial
1. Present at all seasons of the year.
2. Continuing to live from year to year.
Cavalcade
A procession of riders or carriages:series
Circuitous
1. Having a circular or winding course.
2. Not being forthright or direct in language or action
Euphemism
Use of mild, neutral, evasive, or vgue term in place of one considered taboo, offensive, blunt, or unpleasant.
Facile
Easily accomplished, handled, or attained.
Fiat
An arbitrary or authoritative comand or order.
Flippant
Lacking proper respect or seriousness.
Nexus
A connection or link
Melee
A confused struggle; especially: a hand-to-hand fight among several people.
Renege
To go back on a promise or commitment.
Untoward
1. Difficult to manage: stubborn, willful
2. Inconvenient, troublesome
Dolorous
Marked by, causing, or expressing grif or sorrow.
Surly
1. Ill-humored; churlish in manner or mood; sullen and gruff.
2. Menacing or threatening in appearance, as of weather conditions; omnious.
Predilection
A predisposition to choose or like; an established preference.
Impregnable
Not capable of being stormed or taken by assualt; unconquerable; as, an impregnable fortress.
Tangential
Only slightly relevant to the matter in hand
Beleaguer
1. To surround with an army so as to prevent escape: besiege, beset
2. To hem in: bottle up
3. To subject to oppressive or grievous forces: harass
Cryptic
Secret, occult
Congruent
In agreement
Ingratiate
To gain favor or favorable acceptance for by deliberate effort
Jejune
Lacking nutritive value
Grisly
Inspiring horror or intense fear
Sedition
Conduct or language inciting resistance to or rebellion against lawful authority.
Anathematize
To solemnly pronounce an ecclesiastical ban or curse upon.
Nefarious
Flagrantly wicked or impious: evil
Tenet
Any opinion, principle, dogma, belief, or doctrine, which a person holds or maintains as true.
Petulant
Insolent or ride in speech or behavior: peevish
Virtuoso
A person who has great skill at some endeavour.
Magnanimous
Showing or suggesting nobility of feeling and generosity of mind
Redoubtable
Arousing fear or alarm; formidable.
Idyll
A simple descriptive work, either in poetry or prose, dealing with simple, rustic life; pastoral scenes, and the like.
Epithet
A disparaging or abusive word or phrase.
Impervious
Not allowing entrance or passage: impenetrable.