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perplex
confuse
copious
abundant
traverse
cross
bibliophile
book lover
demography
study of populations
sanguine
cheerful
ostentatious
showy
microcosm
small universe
defenestrate
toss out the window
animus
intent or hatred
nonplussed
perplexed
interdiction
prohibition
commensurate
of like measure
neophyte
beginner
incredulous
not believing
demur
to object
poignant
sharp
lassitude
weariness
apprehend
to understand
prodigious
amazing
indolent
lazy
persiflage
flippant style
ambiguous
indefinite
ambivalence
conflicting feelings
declasse
low class
putative
thought to be
mollify
make soft
gregarious
sociable
altercation
heated dispute
alter ego
second self
philander
to engage in love affairs
apocrypha
unauthentic works
tendentious
slanted
importune
to trouble with requests
apothegm
a pithy saying
cacoethes
a mania
precept
a maxim
veridical
truthful
pulchritude
physical beauty
expunge
completely remove
acerbity
sharpness of temper
perfidy
breach of faith
translucent
semitransparent
cacophony
bad noise
tangible
touchable
altruism
concern for others
obsequies
funeral ceremonies
exodus
a departure
pensive
sadly thoughtful
salubrious
healthful
demure
modest
undulate
wave
amiable
friendly
abate
to lessen
serene
clear and calm
sedate
calm
obsequious
servile
condescend
lower oneself
nihilism
belief in nothing
interstice
a small space
* cupidity
greed
euphoria
feeling of wellbeing
protocol
rules of ceremony
*odious
disgusting
*visage
face
pontificate
speak dogmatically (following a strict set of rules- used with religion)
*mendacious
untruthful
uxorious
wife doting (obcessed with wives)
apophsis
mention by denial
rebuke
sharp reprimand
objurgation
rebuke
soporific
sleep inducin
internecine
mutually destructive
dichotomy
2 part division
ephiphany
revelation
eclectic
from various sources
numinous
supernatural
mendicant
a beggar
fatuous
compacently stupid
oblivion
being forgotten
propitious
providing a good fortune
requite
repay
aphasia
loss of speech
nullifidian
faithless person
risible
laughable
assiduous
perserving
saturnine
gloomy and remote
vacuous
stupidly empty of ideas
ex cathedra
from the throne
pusillanimous
small minded
sublime
noble
auto da fe
burning a heretic
ebullient
enthusiastic
impunity
exemption from punishment
illuminati
enlightened intellects
hegemony
state dominance
psychosis
major mental illness
neurosis
mental disorder
oleaginous
oily
peregrinate
to travel
reiterate
repeat
desultory
rambling
idee fixe
obsession
precursor
forerunner
euphony
beautiful sound
dialectic
logical argument
temerarious
reckless
sophist
a showy/specious reasoner
erudite
scholarly
denouement
unraveling of the plot
conscupiscence
intense desire or lust
esculent
edible
pertinacious
holding stubbornly
interlocuter
person in coneversation
aphorism
a concise wisdom
autodidact
self-taught person
reify
treat as real
in medias res
in the middle of things
circumvent
get around
exculpate
free from blame
attenuated
thinned
extraneous
from outside
profound
deep
sedulous
diligent
incunabula
infancy
parvenu
upstart
sycophant
an obsequious parasite
adagio
a slow movement
desuetude
disuse
prolegomenon
preliminary statement
hedonism
devotion to pleasure
narcissism
self-adoration aka- Collin
patrician
aristocratic
miscreant
evil unbeliever
terra firma
firm land
inchoate
just begun
peripatetic
walking
ambient
surrounding
tenuous
thin
ductile
malleable
fortuitous
by chance
surrogate
substitute
allude
indirectly refer
dishabille
partially dressed
Sybarite
a devotee of luxury
stoicism
indifference to sensation
valediction
farewell speech
supercilious
scornful
moribund
dying
expository
explanatory
riposte
swift retort
truncate
cut short
transcend
go beyond
prostrate
lying face down
adventitious
accidental
vituperate
to violently revile
amanuensis
secretary
ambulatory
able to walk
nocturne
painting of a night scene
dictum
pronouncement
ineffable
inexpressible
euthanasia
mercy killing
expatiate
to elaborate
specious
false
xenophobia
fear of foreigners
unctuous
oily
cloister
to seclude
recherche
rarely choice
asseverate
to state severely
sagacity
discerning wisdom
affable
friendly and kind
anodyne
a pain reliever
iconoclasm
ridiculing institutions
mordacious
biting
equipoise
balance
superannuated
obsolete
nonpareil
something unequaled
contiguous
touching
intractable
stubborn
egregious
blatant
puerilism
childishness
nefarious
villanious
congruity
harmonious agreement
ruminate
to mentally chew
edify
to enlighten
symbiosis
mutual interdependence
necrophobia
fear of death
pedantry
trivial teaching
retrospective
backward looking
fin de siecle
decadent
truculent
fiercely savage
remonstrate
plead in protest
rencondite
abstruse
incisive
sharp
diatribe
abusive speech
modus vivendi
manner of living
homeostasis
equilibrium
clamor
loud outcry
recidivism
chronic relapse
inveigh
to violently criticize
vitiate
to corrupt
profligate
wastefully extravagant
multifarious
very diverse
rapprochement
restoration of friendship
in vacuo
in a vacuum
apocryphal
not authentic
opprobrium
disgrace
diffident
shy
stringent
binding
misogynist
hater of women
propinquity
nearness
tremulous
trembling
haute couture
high fashion
pyromania
compulsive arson
stereotype
a fixed prejudice
disquisition
formal discussion
myriad
innumerable
egotism
chronic self-refernce
fastidious
overly discriminating (picky)
transient
temporary
expostulate
earnestly object
pungent
sharp
lacustrine
of lakes
megalomania
delusions of greatness
dissonant
inharmonious
myopia
nearsightedness
purlieu
a haunt
chiaroscuro
artistic shading
choreography
dancing
topiary
art of trimming shrubs
ontogeny
development of the individual
ontology
metaphysics of being
oncology
medicine of tumors
viva voce
word of mouth
ululate
to howl
insidious
sly
paragon
excellent model
impecunious
poor
dissemble
conceal through pretense
sanctimonious
affectedly holy