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lurid
ghastly, deathly; shocking
vivify
to make alive
progenitors
ancestors
ruffs
stiffly starched, frilled lace or muslin collars
plebeian
of the lower classes; common
emolument
gain from employment; wages
commiseration
sympathy; wages
commiseration
sympathy; pity
ascetic
severely simple; one who practices extreme self-denial
superfluous
more than enough; surplus
voluptuous
having to do with sensual pleasures
repugnance
a feeling of hatred
insidious
secretly evil; sly
contumaciously
rebelliously; stubbornly
talisman
an object believed to have magical powers
averred
stated the truth
inscrutable
not able to be understood
dexterity
gracefulness in movement
imbue
penetrate or permate; due
mutability
change; inconstancy; fickleness
amenable
able to be influenced; submissive
imbibe
to drink; to absorb
inexplicable
not understood; unexplainable
placidity
calmness; quietness
inviolable
unable to be moved or changed
caprice
whim; notion
deportment
way of behaving
gesticulation
a gestere or movement
query
question
labyrinth
a maze or intricate passageway