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igonomy
great personal dishonor or humiliation; shame
Noun.
onslaught
a violent and/or overwhelming attack
Noun.
blasphemy
a contemptuous or profane act, utterance, or writing concering God
Noun.
edict
a decree or proclamation issued by an authority and having the force of law
Noun.
flout
to show contempt for; to scorn
Verb.
impunity
exemption from punishment, penalty, or harm
Noun.
immutable
not subject or susceptible to change
Adj.
flagrant
conspicuously bad, offensive, or rephrensible
Adj.
rout
an overwhelming defeat
Noun.
infallible
incapable of error or failure
Adj.
expiation
compensation for a wrong; the act of atoning for a sin
Noun.
sacrilege
desecration, profanation, misuse, or theft of something sacred
Noun.
inexorable
not to be persuaded or moved by words or deeds; firm
Adj.
sovereignty
complete independence and autonomy
Noun.
blight
something that impairs growth or withers hope and/or ambitions
Noun.
hapless
luckless, unfortunate
Adj.
defilement
the act of making something filthy or dirty; to profane
Noun.
unscathed
not injured; unharmed
Adj.
perversity
the act of deliberately deviating from what is right or good
Noun.
insatiable
impossible to satisfy
Adj.
Prima-donna
a temperamental person; a person who takes adulation and privileged treatment as a right and reacts with petulance to criticism or inconvenience
Noun.
prim
formally precise or proper, as persons or behavior; stiffly neat
Adj.
freeloader
one who takes advantage of others for free food, entertainment, etc
Noun.
delinquent
failing in or neglectful of a duty or obligation; guilty or a misdeed or offense, or past due; overdue
Adj.
Gesture
a movement or position of the hand, arm, body, head, or face that is expressive of an idea, opinion, emotion, etc
Noun.
prosaic
commonplace or dull; matter-of-fact or unimaginative
Adj.
refracted
deflected or bent
Verb.
Passe
no longer fashionable, in wide use, etc.; out-of-date; outmoded.
Adj.
Emanate
to flow out, issue, or proceed, as from a source or origin; come forth; originate, to send forth, emit
Verb.
Aperture
an opening, as a hole, slit, crack, gap, etc.
Noun.
surfeit
to fill or supply to excess; to oppress or disgust with overabudance of something.
Verb.
mitigate
to make something less harsh, severe or violent.
Verb.
perfunctory
Done out of duty or custom, without thought, attention, or genuine feeling.
Adj.
Specious
appearing to be true, but really false.
Adj.
Peripatetic
traveling between places, working in several establishments.
Adj.
Cataclysm
a great and destructive flood; a political or social upheavel which sweeps away the old order of things
Noun.
Visceral
Pertaining to, or touching deeply, inward feelings or emotions.
Adj.
Quagmire
a piece of wet and boggy ground, too soft to sustain the weight of men or the larger animals; a quaking bog; a fen, marsh.
Noun.
Tribulation
A condition of great affliction, oppression, or misery; ‘persecution; distress; vexation; disturbance of life’
Noun.
Futile
Incapable of producing any result; failing utterly of the desired end through intrinsic defect; useless, ineffectual, vain.
Adj.
Amputation
the cutting off of all or part of a limb by surgery.
Noun.
Aggravate
make worse or more severe, intensify
Verb.
Ramshackle
loosely made or held together
Adj.
Homeostasis
tendency of a system to remain stable
Noun.
Sanctuary
sacred place where fugitives are entitled to immunity from arrest, safe place, place of refuge
Noun.
Phobia
a persistent, irrational fear
Noun.
Asylum
refuge, sanctuary, haven, shelter, retreat
Noun.
Conspiracy
secret plot or plan by two or more persons
Noun.
Flotsam and Jetsam
odds and ends, useless items, part of a wrecked ship
Noun.
Dormant
inactive, lying asleep or as if asleep
Adj.
Pungent
sharply affecting the senses of taste or smell, as if by penetrating power
Adj.
Cicada
insect, about one inch long, male produces shrill sound by vibrating membranes on underside of abdomen
Noun.
Catatonic
muscularly rigid, mentally stupefied
Adj.
Noncommittal
vague, guarded, indefinite, evasive
Adj.
Wisteria
climbing shrub related to legume family with showy, pendant clusters of blue-violet flowers
Noun.
Catharsis
the purging of emotions or relieving of emotional tensions through certain kinds of acts
Noun.
Legume
any plant of the legume family, fruit in a pod, or bean
Noun.
Horticulture
science and art of cultivating plants
Noun.
Rhizobia
plural (singular: Rhizobium) rod-shaped bacteria that fix or adhere nitrogen in nodules on the roots of bean plants.
Noun.