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ponderous
massive, unwieldy
edifice
a building, especially one of important size
inauspicious
ill-omened
portal
doorway or entrance
frailty
a weakness, moral or physical
indubitable
unquestionable; undoubtedly
scourged
whipped, flogged; chastened severely
vagrant
wandering beggar; tramp
demeanor
a person's manner toward others
transgressor
sinner
rotund
plump
grisly
horrifying; gruesome
evanescent
transitory; fleeting
ignominy
dishonor; degradation
pillory
a wooden framework with holes for hands and head, used as punishment
vie
to contend or compete with
cloister
a place of religious seclusion
visage
the face or facial expression of a person
grievous
serious or dire; grave
infamy
a bad reputation; notoriety
mien
manner; appearance
eminent
distinguised, as in reputation
unadulterated
not mixed or diluted; pure
tremuluos
timid; fearful
plaintive
sorrowful; mournful
lurid
causing shock or horror
remorseless
merciless
somber
dark; gloomy; melancholy
inscrutable
impenetrable; enigmatic
progenitor
a direct ancestor
mortify
to shame, humiliate
penitence
repentance for one's sins
insidious
spreading harm in a stealthy way
venerable
worthy of respect by virtue of position, dignity, or age
vulgar
common; ill-bred; offensive
balm
something that soothes or comforts
adverse
hostile; unfavorable
ensue
to follow immediately
revile
to denounce with abusive language
perverse
obstinately persisting in an error or fault
efficacy
power to produce desired effect
ludicrous
absurd; ridiculous
pristine
in a pure, uncorrupted state
impervious
cannot be penetrated or affected
attribute
characteristic; trait
exigency
urgent requirement; pressing need
physiognomy
facial features
annals
records; histories
temporal
pertaining to time; worldly as opposed to spiritual
sunder
break apart; divide
vindicate
to clear of blame; to justify
zeal
enthusiastic and diligent devotion
heterogenuous
consisting of unlike parts
deportment
conduct, especially correct conduct
impel
to urge; compel
intrusive
entering rudely or inappropriately
vilify
to defame; to belittle maliciously
intimated
hinted; implied subtly
conjurer
magician; sorcerer
premeditated
planned or plotted in advance
manifest
to show plainly; reveal
extant
in existence; not destroyed
depravity
corruption
affinity
kinship; spiritual relationship or attraction
erudite
learned; having wide knowledge
emblem
an object or picture that becomes a symbol
retribution
punishment
importunate
stubbornly persistent
decorous
proper; conforming to social conventions
iniquity
sin; a grossly immoral act
constrain
to compel; to restrain
antipathy
aversion; (originaly opposition in feeling)
abstruse
difficult to comprehend
odious
hateful; repugnant
rebuke
to criticize sharply; reprimand
defile
to corrupt; to profane; to make dirty
penance
an act to work out one's sins
vigil
a watch kept durign normal sleeping hours
zenith
point of th eheavens vertically above
malevolence
ill will; malice
diabolic
devilish; wiked; fiendish
ethereal
heavenly; spiritual
pith
the essential or central part of anything
dissemble
to fake; to simulate
somnuambulism
sleep-walking
inextricable
cannot be disentangled
expiate
to make atonement for
reverberate
to re-echo; resound
conjecture
guess
torpid
sluggish; lethargic
replete
plentifully supplied; abounding
despotic
tyrannical
labyrinth
maze
acquiesce
yield; surrender
propinquity
nearness; kinship
mantle
cloak or something like a cloak
capricious
fickle; changeable; subject to whim
sterling
of the highest quality
talisman
an object believed to bestow magical powers on its bearer
disembodied
freed (a spirit) from a body
estranged
separated from place or affections
devoid
completely lacking; empty
obviate
to make unnecessary
blighted
withered; impaired
blighted
withered; impaired
deleterious
hurtful
sedulous
diligent; steadily industrious
indefatigable
untiring
audacity
effrontery; temerity; contempt for the restraints of law, religion, or decorum
effluence
something that flows out
doleful
mournful; sad
trammel
to confine; hinder; entrap
irrevocable
cannot be undone or taken back
inured
hardened to something undesirable
decorous
proper; suitable to the occasion, time, place