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Petulant
–adjective

Insolent or rude in speech or behavior

a petulant toss of the head.
Comely
–adjective

pleasing in appearance; attractive; fair: a comely face.
proper; seemly; becoming: comely behavior.

The woman was pretty and comely
Sloth
-noun

a disinclination to work or exert yourself

The man was a sloth, he never did anything.
Equine
adjective
1. of, pertaining to, or resembling a horse: a bold, equine face.
Orifice
–noun
an opening or aperture, as of a tube or pipe; a mouthlike opening or hole; mouth; vent.
Convivial
–adjective
1. friendly; agreeable: a convivial atmosphere.
2. fond of feasting, drinking, and merry company; jovial.
3. of or befitting a feast; festive.
Fastidious
adjective
1. excessively particular, critical, or demanding; hard to please: a fastidious eater.
2. requiring or characterized by excessive care or delicacy; painstaking.
Sherpa
–noun, plural -pas, (especially collectively) -pa.
1. a member of a people of Tibetan stock living in the Nepalese Himalayas, who often serve as porters on mountain-climbing expeditions.
2. (sometimes lowercase) an expert chosen by a chief executive to assist in preparations for a summit meeting.
Foray
–noun
1. a quick raid, usually for the purpose of taking plunder: Vikings made a foray on the port.
Cudgel
–noun
1. a short, thick stick used as a weapon; club.
Nigh
adverb
1. near in space, time, or relation: The time draws nigh.
2. nearly; almost; (often fol. by on or onto): nigh onto twenty years.
Dubiety
noun, plural -ties.
1. doubtfulness; doubt.
2. a matter of doubt.
Milieu
noun
An environment or a setting.
Epigram
noun
1. any witty, ingenious, or pointed saying tersely expressed.
2. epigrammatic expression: Oscar Wilde had a genius for epigram.
Acrimonious
adjective
caustic, stinging, or bitter in nature, speech, behavior, etc.: an acrimonious answer; an acrimonious dispute.
Aerie
noun
1. the nest of a bird of prey, as an eagle or a hawk.
2. a lofty nest of any large bird.
Coquettish
–noun
1. a woman who flirts lightheartedly with men to win their admiration and affection; flirt.
Ineffable
–adjective
1. incapable of being expressed or described in words; inexpressible: ineffable joy.
2. not to be spoken because of its sacredness; unutterable: the ineffable name of the deity.
Verdant
–adjective
1. green with vegetation; covered with growing plants or grass: a verdant oasis.
2. of the color green: a verdant lawn.
3. inexperienced; unsophisticated: verdant college freshmen.
Cataclysm
–noun
1. any violent upheaval, esp. one of a social or political nature.
2. Physical Geography. a sudden and violent physical action producing changes in the earth's surface.
Retinue
–noun
a body of retainers in attendance upon an important personage; suite.
Smite
verb (used with object)
1. to strike or hit hard, with or as with the hand, a stick, or other weapon: She smote him on the back with her umbrella.
2. to deliver or deal (a blow, hit, etc.) by striking hard.
3. to strike down, injure, or slay: His sword had smitten thousands.
Lassitude
–noun
1. weariness of body or mind from strain, oppressive climate, etc.; lack of energy; listlessness; languor.
Serendipidy
–noun
1. an aptitude for making desirable discoveries by accident.
2. good fortune; luck: the serendipity of getting the first job she applied for.
Lascivious
–adjective
1. inclined to lustfulness; wanton; lewd: a lascivious, girl-chasing old man.
2. arousing sexual desire: lascivious photographs.
3. indicating sexual interest or expressive of lust or lewdness: a lascivious gesture.