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delineate
to outline
emollient
softener
retrograde
backward
melancholy
dark saadness
intracranial
within the skull
cardiovascular
of the heart and vessels
epiphany
revelation
histology
study of the living tissues
perihelion
orbital point nearest the sun
inherent
built-in
plutocracy
government of the wealthy
sine qua non
essential element
corpulent
full bodied
dichotomy
two part division
pathological
diseased
cryptic
having hidden meaning
isosceles
having two equal sides
pathogen
disease-causer
vociferous
loudly-voiced
rectify
correct
sanctimonious
affectedly holy
tortuous
twisting
rectilinear
right-angled
metamorphosis
change of shape
petroglyph
rock carving
introspective
inward looking
intervene
come between
syndrome
complex of symptoms
subordinate
lower
dissonant
inharmonious
belligerent
warring
credible
believable
impending
overhanging
polyphonic
multi-melodic
exculpate
free from blame
euphemism
pleasant name
benefactor
helper
megalomania
delusions of greatness
magnate
powerful person
vivacious
lively
heliotrophic
sun-following
amour-propre
self-love
octagenarian
an eighty year-old
cognoscenti
those who know
surfeit
excess
primate
monkeys, apes, or humans
pellucid
crystal clear
circumvent
get around
hemiplegia
paralysis on one side
narcolepsy
attacks of sleep
advocate
speak for
ponderous
weighty
retribution
revenge
android
robot
infidel
unbeliever
resurgence
rising again
punctilious
precise in conduct
condescend
lower oneseld
collateral
side by side
irrevocable
beyond recall
elucidate
explain
epigram
witty comment
eccentricity
oddness
cognizant
aware
stringent
binding
anthropoid
manlike
diffident
shy
pandemonium
demonic clamor
urbane
sphisticated
tractable
docile
supersede
replace
temporize
delay
somnambulist
sleepwalker
sanguinary
bloody
inanimate
lifeless
egocentric
self-centered
tangible
touchable
demagogue
corrupt politican
preclude
foreclose
cryptologist
code breaker
ethnocentrism
racial or cultural prejudice
pedagogue
teacher
recant
retract
revoke
cancel
pugnacious
combative
incisive
sharp
incisive
sharp
diatribe
abusive criticism
anomaly
abnormality
enumerate
to list
circumscribed
limited
intercede
mediate
disputacious
argumentative
loquacious
talkative
abrogate
annul
prescience
foreknowledh=ge
sacrosanct
sacred
androgynous
masculine and feminine
acronym
intials-name
congential
at birth
cacophony
bad noise
mollify
make soft
ichthyologist
fish scientist
polyglot
multi-linguist
diaphanous
semitransparent
somniferous
bringing sleep
sinecure
an easy lucarative job
solilquy
speech to oneself
adherent
supporter
abjure
renounce
caustic
burning
confluence
a flowing together
depose
topple from power
egomania
self-obsession
egregious
blatant
analgesic
painkiller
chiromancy
palm reading
oligarchy
government by a few
intratable
stubborn
intransigent
notcompromising
perfidious
treacherous
perspicious
brillantly clear
ingenous
innocent and naive
circum,ocuation
talking in circles
gregarious
sociable
discursive
rambling
equivocate
to hedge
superfluous
unneccessary
bilateral
two-sided
unilateral
one-sided
circuumspect
cautious
commensurate
of like measure
malevolence
evil intent
neophyte
beginner
misanthropist
people hater
bellicose
warlike
anthropomorphic
man-shaped
captious
fault finding
neologism
new word
malediction
a curse
incredulous
not believing
omniscient
all knowing
monomania
obsession with one thing
specious
false
excoriate
verbally flog
prototype
first model
xenophobia
fear of foreigners
benediction
blessing
amorphous
shapeless
preponderance
bulk
magnanimous
great-minded
chronic
lasting
hyperbole
overstatement
sonorous
full-sounding
germane
related
convival
jovial, festive
cognomen
nickname
anarchist
one against government
animadversion
critcism
pusillanimous
small-minded
subterfuge
evasive dodge
saturine
gloomy and remote
luminary
enlightening person
exorbiant
unreasonable
expatriate
banish
filigree
lacy design
eulogy
words of praise
sedentary
sitting
euphoria
joy
bonhomie
good-naturedness
bona fide
good faith
bon vivant
indulger in luxury
mutable
changable
impute
attribute discredit
statue quo
the present state
paradigm
model