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Abyss
Anything profound, unfathomable, or infinite

"the abyss of time"
Affable
Pleasantly easy to approach and talk to; FRIENDLY, CORDIAL
Affinity
A natural liking for or attraction to a person, thing, idea, etc
Allusion
An incidental mention of something, either directly or by implication

"an allusion to Shakespeare"
"religious allusions in Jane Eyre"
Ameliorate
To make better or more tolerable; to improve; to relieve
Aplomb
Great self-confidence; self-assuredness
Approbation
Commendation or approval
Ardent
Intensely devoted, eager, or enthusiastic; zealous

"an ardent theatre-goer"
Articulate
To speak distinctly; to express oneself clearly
Ascend
To move, climb, or go upward; mount; rise
Appease
To bring a state of peace, quiet, ease, calm, or contentment; soothe
Amiable
Having or showing pleasant, good-natured personal qualities
Assiduous
Constant in application or effort; working diligently at a task
Audacious
Extremely bold or daring; fearless
Augmented
To make greater, as in size, extent, or quantity
Avaricious
Greedy for wealth; covetous
Banal
Devoid of freshness or originality
Baseness
Morally low; dishonorable; selfish; cowardly
Benign
Having a kindly disposition; gracious
Bewail
To express great sorrow
Bourgeois
Noun - A member of the middle class

Adjective - "bourgeois tragedy", a novel focusing on a tragedy of the middle class
Bovine
Dullness like an ox or a cow

"Charles Bovary is bovine"
Burnishing
To make smooth or glossy by or as if by rubbing; polish
Candid
Frank; outspoken; open and sincere; impromptu or unplanned
Capricious
Impulsive, unpredictable
Catacomb
An underground cemetary, especially one consisting of tunnels and rooms
Celestial
Pertaining to the sky or visible heaven
Charlatan
A person who pretends to more knowledge or skill than he or she possesses; quack
Chicanery
Trickery or deception
Consolidate
To bring together (seperate parts) into a single or unified whole; unite; combine