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song of joyful praise or exhaltation
paean
used often in poetry
veil or headcovering; burkah
chador
Muslim women
proceeding in a gradual, subtle way; spreading harmful effects
insidious
disease
harsh or corrosive in tone
vitriolic
angry mother
mournful, dismal, or gloomy to an exaggerated degree
lugubrious
Marvin, everyone's favourite Paranoid Android
having great wisdom and discernment
sapient
Dumbledore
physically painful; keenly distressing to the mind or feelings; piercing
poignant
Melanie Quallich's violin playing
habitual lazyness; sloth
indolence
Jordan in Calculus
using, containing, or marked by harshly abusive censure
vituperative
a scarce supply; a lack; shortage of food; famine
dearth
Angela's Ashes
lasting for a markedly brief time
ephemeral
a second
a scholarly or learned man
pandit/pundit
Issac Newton
unselfish concern for the welfare of others; selflessness
altruism
L'Éveque dans les Misérables
superiority in weight, force, importance, or influence
preponderance
Hippo-the-Sis
one who has a meek, timid, unassertive nature
milquetoast
Neville Longbottom
a definite liking; a strong inclination
penchant
Mrs. Pavlou and chocolate
incapable or seemingly incapable of being fatigued; tireless
indefatigable
Forrest Gump
a strong feeling of aversion or repugnance
antipathy
My sentiments toward Martinique
scornfully or cynically mocking; sarcastic
sardonic
Mr. Lee
terse and energetic in expression; precisely meaningful; given to pompous moralizing
sententious
The Catholic Church
not capable of being persuaded by entreaty; relentless
inexorable
Palpatine
spotlessly clean and fresh
unsullied
opposite of Miss Marvin's desk
immoral or unchaste; unrestrainedly excessive; frolicsome; playful; spoiled
wanton
Zach's pigging out
deviating from the proper or expected course or from what is normal; untrue to type
aberrant
Tim Burton's goal
feeling or showing hauty disdain
supercilious
Blanche from Jane Eyre
contented to a fault; self-satisfied and unconcerned
complacent
Steven Han
pretentious; showy; boastful
ostentatious
Joy's music choices
easy and pleasant to speak to; approachable; gentle and gracious
affable
Sara Strauch
minor weakness or failing of a character
foible
Hamlet has many of these.
noisily and stubbornly defiant; aggressively boisterous
obstreperous
Rascal as he greets strangers at the door
offense; resentment
umbrage
scared of centaurs?
warlike in manner or temperment; pugnacious; inclined or eager to fight
bellicose
Motion City... belligerent anyone?
excessively dramatic or emotional
histrionic
Sarah Duncan
state of mental or physical inactivity or insensibility; lethargy; apathy
torpor
How I feel after finals
excessively ornate or complex in style of language
turgid
Shakespeare
foreboding; full of unspecifiable significance; exciting wonder and awe
portentous
grossly wicked or reprehensible; abominable
heinous
Hitler's Jew-killing crusade
abnormally pale or wan complexion; lacking color, radiance or vitality; dull
pallid
Missy's skin
a gallant or chivalrous man; a gentleman; a mounted soldier; knight
cavalier
Don Quixote
deserving of blame; improper; guilty
culpable
a murderer
submissive; slavish; of or relaing to servitude or forced labor
servile
Dobby
to picture falsely; misrepresent; to contradict
belie
having the ring of truth or plausibility but actually false; deceptively attractive
specious
Narnia's White Queen and her appeal to Edmund
to make greater, as in size, extent, or quantity
augment
saving money
a medicine whose effectiveness is unproved; a quack remedy; untested remedy for problems or evils
nostrum
witch doctor
excessively sparing or frugal
parsimonious
cheap-skate
seeking and enjoying the company of others; sociable
gregarious
the opposite of Alix
to make known subtly and indirectly; hint
intimate
to allay the anger of; appease; pacify
placate
cut short crisply; detached; composed of abrupt, disconnected parts or sounds
staccato
my least favourite style of playing
having or assuming the relationship of child or offspring to parent
filial
father's love for son
extremely careful and precise; concerned with details
meticulous
oh, dear... me
relating to or resembling an ape or a monkey
simian
George Bush
seize the day
carpe diem
Newsies
beginning to exist or appear
incipient
toughened; emotionally hardened
callous
Jean Valjean after prison
having an offensive odor
fetid
GAS
subject to whim; impulsive and unpredicatble
capricious
done routinely and with little interest or care; acting with indifference
perfunctory
Bridget jones, mating lions
uncertain or indecisive as to which course to follow
ambivalent
the fickleness of Molière's characters
notorious; ill fame; known widely and usually unfavorably; infamous
notoriety
Al Capone
a person who renounces material comforts and leads a life of self-discipline, especially as an act of religious devotion
ascetic
monk