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balmy
mild. pleasant or soothing
ardent
passionate, glowing
contemptuously
showing disdain, despising a lack of respect
exhort
to urge or incite by strong argument, advice or appeal
impertinent
disrespectfully rude
sallow
sickly yellowish color or complexion
aversion
intense dislike or opposition
din
a jumple of loud discordant sounds
Brooding
sulking, pondering moodily
auspicious
lucky, fortunate
imperceptibly
impossible or difficult to perceive by the mind or senses
patronize
talking to down to someone or supporting with money or help of some kind
impetuous
acting without thinking ahead of time
implicitly
implied or understood, though not directly expressed
insolence
being arrogant
imploring
begging or pleading urgently
censure
an expression of strong disapproval, blame, or criticism
dirge
a funeral hymn or a slow mournful musicial compostion
secular
not specifically pertaining to a religion; worldly
ponderous
massive; huge
resilient
able to recover readily
interminable
tiresomely protracted; endless
revoke*
to withdraw; to make invalid or annul
subversive
designed to overthrow or undermine the government
sedate
serenely composed and dignified; diliberate; calm
paragon
model of excellence
taint
corrupt
subtle
to slight as to be difficult to detect; not immediately obvious
Decorous
proper, characterized by correctness
boding
an omen or foreboding
incredulously
disbelivingly, skeptically
fastidious
careful with details
inauspicious
unlucky or not favorable
staidness
reserved in style manner or behavior
coercion
the art or practice of being forceful by use of threats, pressure, or intimidation
edict
a decree or proclamation issued by an authority and having the force of law, or a formal pronouncement or command
expose
an exposition of facts, often a discreditable account
lithle
supple; limber
stature
level achieved by someone
morose
gloomy; ill-humored
perilous
dangerous
makeshift
a temporary substitute
Naivete
simplicity, innocence or not sophisticated
wistful
showing or expressing vague yearning
rabid
uncontrollable
Scruple
ethical objection to certain actions
Elusive
difficult to catch or find
conniving
scheming, conspiring
commiserate
to feel or express pity for
fawn
to act in an overly attentive manner in order to gain favor
indelible
incapable of bein removed
perpetrate
to commit a bad deed
conjectures
inferences from inconclusiveevidence, or guesswork
prudence
the state of being wise in handling practical matters or exercising good judgment or common sense in the handling of affairsOR a show of good judgement
rapt
deeply absorbed; engrossed
ruefully
inspired by pity or compassion
maim
disable or impair
notorious
infamous
perusal
the act of reading or examining with great care
expendable
not needed suitable for sacrifice
coherently
Consistent, making logical sense
commune
to converse intamtely, to exchange thoughts and feelings
germane
being an essential part of
petulant
unreasonably irritable or ill tempered
apprehension
worry or fearing something, dread , or UNDERSTANDING
coyness
state of being reserved or flirtatiously shy
heretic
a person who holds controversial views in any area
reprieve
postponement or cancellation of punsihment
tirade
a lenghthy speech that censures
palpable
capable of being handled, touched , or felt
malicious
delibaretly harmful
melancholy
sadness; gloom
obsequious
fawning; exhibiting servil compliance
undulate
to cause to move wave like motion
Ambiguous
Unclear doubtful or uncertain
fallible
capable of making mistakes
COMPLACENTLY
unconcerned, completely satisfied with situation
imminent
apt to happen at any minute
languidly
lacking energy and vitality
atonement
righting of a wrong, amends for an injury
deference
submission or courteous yielding to the opinions or wishes of others
heretic
a person who holds controversial views in any area
silhoutted
represented by an outline
sated
indulged fully
Renounce*
to GIve up or REJECT
perpetuation*
porlonging the exitence of
squalor
filthy and wrteched condition or quality
vice*
an evil action or habit, degrading, immoral habit
predecessor
one who preceded another in time in an office or aposition