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convalescence
noun; period of recovery
cupola
noun; bell tower
capacious
adj; large, spacious, roomy
foyer
non; lobby, hall, entrance way
sedate
adj; calm, dignified
strait-laced
adj; coy, prim, bashful, uptight
manses
noun; mansions
demotion
noun; act of lowering in rank, grade, or position..., downgrading
enfeebled
adj; week and feeble
tacit
adj; implied, understood without word
spectre/specter
noun; ghost
artillery
noun; heavy weapons, an army unit that uses big guns
contentious
adj; having a readiness to fight, likely to cause controversy
salient
adj; outstanding, prominent, striking
ramshackle
adj; broken-down, bedraggled, in bad shape
ell
noun; annex, wing
anarcy
noun; disorder, absense of rules
inure
verb; to become completely used to something unpleasant
droll
adj; comical in an odd or whimsical way
indulgent
adj; permissive
inveigle
verb; coax, cajole, wheedle
prodigious
adj; exceptionally large or great, stupendous
enmity
noun; hostility, hatred, ill will
turbid
adj; cloudy, murky, unclear
effulgence
noun; radiance, shininess
sinecure
noun; a job or position that involves minimal or no duties
regimen
noun; a strict discipline to follow (often of exercise or diet)
matriarchal
adj; ruled by a woman, from the woman's line
invincible
adj; unbeatable, unconquerable
inane
adj; silly, empty, meaningless
latent
adj; lying hidden and undeveloped, not presently active
mordantly
adv; ironically, in a sinister manner
venerable
adj; revered, greatly honored
undulation
noun; a gentle, wave-like motion
gaunt
adj; bony, very thin, haggard, emaciated
solace
noun; comfort, consoladation, soothing
blitzkrieg
verb/noun; (to fight) a quick and surprising war (German)
obliterate
verb; to blot out completely, to wipe out
connive
verb; to scheme, to form intrigues in an underhanded manner
insidious
adj; pernicious, intended to entrap, subtle and attractive but harmful
impinge
verb; to encroach upon, to close in on
insinuate
verb; to hint at, to intimate
galvanize
verb; to stimulate, urge, or shock into action
vindicate
verb; to clear of accusation, blame or suspicion
contretemps
noun; a skirmish, clash, brush, or encounter
opulent
adj; rich and superior in quality, deluxe, princely, luxurious
reticent
adj; shy, retiring, hesitant
stupefacation
noun; grogginess, stupor, semi-conciousness
funereal
adj; mournful, sorrowful, funeral-like
encumbrance
noun; a burden, a heavy load to bear