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voluted
spiral like as in an architectural scroll of the ionic capital; rolled up; having a spiral form
inviolate
not violated, profaned or broken
manacled
chained, bound
diffident
lacking in confidence, timid
voluble
garrulous, fluency in speaking; turning easily, able to roll; twisting as a vine like plant
deft
neat and skillful
girded
surrounded and made sturdy with a belt or girdle; to encircle, surround; to prepare oneself for action; to clothe or endow, as with some quality
flourish
to grow or fare well, thrive; to be at the peak of success; to move with sweeping motions; to display ostentatiously
doff
to take off, as a hat; to discard
foundered
to sink after filling with water; to fall or cave in, as land or buildings; to fail completely, collapse; to stumble or become lame; to cause to fall
resolute
determined, having a fixed purpose; bold, unflinching
insolent
overbearing or offensively impertinent; insulting; disrespectful
galvanize
stimulate to action; to excite; to plate steel with a protective zinc coating
degeneracy
the process of deterioration; the state of becoming worse, more debased, deteriorating; to become morally degraded
indigent
poor
facade
the front of a building
listlessly
apathetic; lackadaisical
effulgence
radiance, brilliance
deranged
unbalanced reason, insane
dowager
a woman holding property from her dead husband