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travail
difficult effort or exertion characterized by pain, hardship, etc.
conflagaration
a large fire
patriarch
an elder or ruler of a clan or group; one who came first
heresy
an opinion/doctrine at odds with the prevailing religious/political dogma
novice
a beginner or newcomer
tome
a big book
rancor
lasting bitterness or dislike
medley
a mixture--usually of odds and ends
parable
a lesson delivered as a story, usually of a moral/religious nature
disparage
to speak to or about in a belittling, demeaning way
absolve
to remove guilt, condemnation, or resposibility
vilify
to make into a villian
befuddle
to confuse
abrade
to wear away through friction
clandestine
done or kept in private or secret
gregarious
outgoing, sociable, friendly, seeking company of others
succinct
clear and to the point
assiduous
constantly working and striving
immutable
never changing
diurnal
daily, recurring every day OR relating to the daytime
sublime
impressive almost to an ideal extreme
bellicose
quarrelsome, combative
egregious
especially or unquestionably bad
svelte
trim and visually pleasing figure
fastidious
inordinately attentive to detail
rapport
a relationship or communication marked by trust and openness
epiphany
a sudden flash of insight or realization
bravado
boastfulness, false bravery
sanction
permission or approval for an action
abnegation
denial, especially self-denial
paucity
lack, scarcity, dearth
diatribe
bitter criticism; prolonged discussion with acrimony and invective
throng
a large group of people or things
accord
agreement
paragon
an ideal example
bauble
a shiny ornament
jetsam
loose items from a ship floating in the ocean
gravity
a manner that is serious or solemn
vindicate
to remove blame or resumed guilt
impugn
to question or attack
fabricate
to create or produce; also used to denote a false prodction or forgery
curtail
to shorten, restrict, abbreviate, or make less
pacify
to end dispute or conflict
superfluous
more than what is necessary
maladroit
characterized by clumsiness or stupidity
capricious
based on a whim or quickly changing mood
diligent
characterized by consistent efforts
heinous
shockingly evil
terse
brief and to the point
ostentatious
pretentious or excessively flashy