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obstacle
a barrier; something that holds up progress
contemporary
around the same age; modern, up to date
casually
in an unconcerned manner
cordially
warm, sincere, friendly
diagnostic
a test to show what level someone is working at
bizarre
unusual or strange
sanctions
to confirm, authorize, permit
paraplegia
paralysis of the lower half of the body
priority
something afforded or deserving first attention
ingenious
brilliant, marked by inventive skill and imagination
agile
characterized by quickness, lightness, and ease of movement
perfectionist
someone who is displeased with anything not perfect or does not meet high standards
turmoil
a state of unrest or uncertainty
restrictions
things that limit
lapse
falling or slipping into a worse condition
incompetent
incapable; without adequate ability or knowledge
prejudice
a negative judgement or opinion formed beforehand or without knowledge
circumstances
factors connected with an act or event
antagonism
hostility, unfriendliness
incriminate
show to be guilty
scapegoat
one that is made to bear the blame of others
lull
to cause to sleep or rest
hoax
an act intended to deceive or trick
passages
narrow hallways often with rooms or apartments opening into them
spiteful
showing malicious ill will and a desire to hurt
parcels
items wrapped or packaged; packages
inquisitive
inclined to investigate; eager for knowledge
sledge
a vehicle mounted on low runners drawn by work animals, such as horses or dogs, and used for transporting loads across ice, snow and rough ground.
cloven
split; divided
caverns
large underground chambers as in caves
sneered
to use a facial expression that showsan atitude of inferiority or worthlessness toward someone or something
campaign
an operation or series of operations energetically pursued to accomplish a purpose
fidgets
to behave or move nervously or restlessly
repulsive
tending to repel or drive off
renounced
rejected, disowned
hoist
to raise or haul up with or as if with the help of a mechanical device
quest
the act or an instant of seeking or pursuing something; a search
alliance
a connection based on kinship, marriage, or common interest
valiant
having courage and boldness; brave
indulgence
a disposition to yield to the wishes of someone
leering
a desirous, sly or knowing look
swerve
to turn aside or be turned aside from a straight course
throng
a large group; a host
fleet
move swiftly
venture
an undertaking that is dangerous, daring or of uncertain outcome
bestowed
to present a a gift or an honor
utmost
of the highest or greatest degree, amount or intensity
immortal
not subject to death
reverence
a feeling of profound awe and respect and often love
renown
the quality of being widely honored and acclaimed; fame
clamor
a loud sustained noise
devotion
selfless affection & dedication
striving
exerting much effort
precisely
in a specific manner
bond
a uniting force or tie
virtues
moral excellence
tranquil
free from commotion or disturbance; calm
slothful
not inclined to work or exertion; lazy
commissions
the act of granting certain powers or the authority to carry out a particular task or duty
composition
the combining of distince parts or elements to form a whole
deception
a ruse; a trick
livelihood
means of support
hospitable
to treat guests with warmth and generosity
insolent
insulting in manner or speech; arrogant
contemplating
to consider carefully and at length; meditate on or ponder
apprehensive
anxious or fearful about the future; uneasy
vigil
the act or a period of observing
adorned
to enhance or decorate with or as if with ornaments
summon
to request to appear; send for
futile
having no useful result
hostile
of, relating to or characteristic of an enemy
humility
a condition of having meekness or modesty in behavior, attitude, or spirit
revived
to bring back to life or consciousness