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Contrite
Remorseful
Florid
Rosy, ruddy, highly colored
Fiscal-
Having to do with public money, financial
Fervent-
Hot, burning, ardent
Convivial-
Sociable, jovial
Corsair-
A privateer, a pirate; a pirate ship
Coterie-
A group which gathers for social purposes; social circle, clique
Crone-
A withered old woman
Crypt-
An underground chamber, vault serving as a burial place
Diaphanous-
delicate, transparent
Disconcerting-
Upsetting, frustrating
Dissonance-
A harsh or unpleasant sound or combination of sounds; lack of agreement, discord
Docile-
Teachable, tractable
Dolt-
A stupid, slow-witted person
Denouement-
The outcome of a plot in a drama or story
Dotard-
A person in his or her dotage or second childhood; a senile person
Elucidate-
To make clear, to explain
Emporium-
A trading center, a large store, a market place
Entourage-
Surroundings, environment; a group of attendants
Estrange-
To remove, to turn away, to alienate
Altruism-
Concern for the welfare of others
Agnostic-
A person who thinks it is impossible to know whether there is a God or future life
Aesthetic-
Sensitive to beauty
Adulate-
To flatter
Acronym-
A word formed from the first letters of other words
Accolade-
A ceremony to mark special merit; a mark of acknowledgement like a reward
Abstinent-
Practicing abstinence or refraining from something like food or drink
Abrogate-
To repeal, to cancel; to do away with
Clement-
Lenient, merciful, mild—usually refers to the weather
Construe-
To understand or explain the sense or orientation of; interpret
Amorphous
Shapeless
Anachronism-
Something occurring in the wrong time
Artisan-
A skilled craftsperson
Askew-
Not symmetrical, awry; not straight
Belligerent-
Hostile
Bumptious-
Arrogant; pushy
Cantankerous-
Contentious, perverse, grouchy
Cauldron-
A large kettle
Charlatan-
An imposter, a fraud or presenter
Churlish-
Surly, boorish, miserly, unmannerly