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metaphor
a figure of speech in which a term or phrase is applied to something to which it is not literally applicable in order to suggest a resemblance,
simile
a figure of speech in which two unlike things are explicitly compared, as in “she is like a rose.”
elegy
a song for the dead
descant
counter melody
palisades
a row of cliffs
evasive or evade
to get around by trickery: to evade rules.
3.to avoid doing or fulfilling: to evade an obligation.
diminutive
very small
emphatic
uttered, or to be uttered, with emphasis; strongly expressive.
immense
very large; huge
decorous
In keeping with good taste and propriety; polite and restrained.
ailing
sick; unhealthy
querulous
Given to complaining; peevish.
2. Expressing a complaint or grievance; grumbling
belligerent
Inclined or eager to fight; hostile or aggressive.
2. Of, pertaining to, or engaged in warfare
trivial
Of little significance or value.
reverential/reverent
Expressing reverence; reverent.
2. Inspiring profound respect.
mooring
any device used to hold secure an object by means of cables, anchors, or lines
sullen
Bad-tempered and sulky; gloomy.
inevitable
unable to be avoided, evaded, or escaped; certain; necessary:
rankled
to continue to cause keen irritation or bitter resentment within the mind; fester; be painful.
prospering
successful and fortunate especially financially
begrudge
to envy or resent the pleasure or good fortune of others
necessity
requisite
aggravating
something that causes an increase in intensity, degree, or severity.
4.
annoyance; exasperation
squandered
to spend or use (money, time, etc.) extravagantly or wastefully (often followed by away).
2.
to scatter.