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furor
violent anger; frenzy
tessellate
to form into a mosaic pattern
voluptary
one whose life is given to luxury
languish
to lose strength/ vigor
commission
authorization to carry out a task
ostensible
outwardly apparent
ostentation
pretentious/ excessive display
impetus
am impelling force/ stimulus
impetuous
impulsive
nepotism
preference given to relatives
extirpate
to uproot or cut out
blandishment
flattery
clemency
kindness/ mercy
clement
kind; mild
inclement
unmerciful
mitigate
to moderate
expiate
to atone for/ make amends
pittance
small amount
cogent
forcefully convincing
coagulate
to form a semisolid mass
inceptive
beginning
lambent
flickering/ flowing gently
latent
hidden/ concealed
parson
a clergyman
parsimony
extreme frugality; stingy
avian
relating to birds
aviary
large enclosure for birds (in zoo)
auspice
omen
auspicious
favorable
genealogy
record of one's ancestry
gentry
of good family-status
propinquity
nearness
solarium
room exposed to sun
solstice
happens twice a year
parasol
umbrella for shade
serene
tranquil
serenade
musical performance to honor someone
sinister
suggesting an evil force
aptitude
natural talent
decorum
conformity to social conventions; appropriate
despond
to become disheartened
despondency
depression
despondent
discouraged
negligible
doesn't matter
negligee
under garments
espouse
to give one's loyalty to