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Acute
penetrating

characterized by sharpness of severity

marked by keen discernment or intellectual perception
allegory
a symbolic representation
allusion
an implied or indirect reference
ameliorate
improve upon

to make better or more tolerable
amenable
readily brought to yield, submit, or cooperate
cajole
coax

to persuade with flattery or genle urging (especially in the face of reluctance)
anathema
someone or something immensely disliked or loathed

a vigorous denunciation

a ban or curse
approbation
an act of approving formally

commendation, praise
accord
agreement

conformity

compact/treaty
barbarity
inhumanity

an act of cruelty
beneficient
doing or producing good

performing acts of kindness or charity
caveat
a warning enjoining one freom certain acts or practices
conjecture
inference from defective or presumptive evidence

a conclusion deduced by surmise or guesswork
deference
respect and esteem due to superiors or an elder
deplorable
lamentable

deserving censure or contempt

wretched
desolate
deserted

gloomy; lifeless; barren

joyless, disconsolate, and sorrowful through or as if through separation from a loved one.
drivel
nonesense
earnest
characterized by or preceeding from an intense and serious state of mind.
edifice
building

large or massive building

abstract structure
emancipate
to free from restrain, control, or the power of another
emulate
imitate

to strive to equal or excel
enumerate
count
evanescent
tending to vanish like vapor
exult
rejoice

to be extremely joyful
hackneyed
trite

lacking in freshness or originality
heterodox
unorthodox

unconventional
impertinent
irrelecant

characterized by insolent rudeness
incessant
unceasing

continueing or following without interruption
incisive
penetratitng; cutting; bitting' trenchant

remarkably clear and direct
inclement
stormy

physically severe
indubitable
unquestionable

to evident to be questioned
infamy
evil reputation brought about by something grossly horrible, criminal, shocking

an extreme or publically known criminal or evil act
inscrutable
mysterious

not readily investigated, or understood
invariable
constant

not changing or capable of change
lassitude
fatigue

languor

a condition of weariness
lurid
shocking

sensational

melodramatic
marrow
the inmost, best, or essential part; core

vegetable marrow
melancholy
dejection

depression of spirits

a pensive mood
misdemeanor
a crime less serious than a felony

a misdeed
nebulous
indistinct; vague
nutriment
something that nourishes or promotes growth

Repairs the natural wastage of life
orthodox
conventional

conforming to established doctrine
pathos
an element in experience or in artistic represnetation evoking pity or compassion
perverse
cranky

contrary

obstinate in opposing what is right, reasonable or accepted

marked by peevishness or petulance
physiognomy
the facial features held to show qualities of mind or character by their configuration or expression
proclivity
an inclination or predisposition toward something; esp: a strong inherent inclination towards something objectionable
scathing
bitterly severe

caustic
raiment
clothing; garments
providence
divine guidance or care: God concieved as teh power sustaining and guiding human destiny
prodigious
extraordinary in bulk, quantity, or degree

enormous
precocious
exhibiting mature qualities at an unusually early age
propinquity
nearness of blood: kinship

nearness in place or time: proximity
plebian
one of the common people
salient
standing out conspicuously: prominent

noticeable
scruple
an ethical consideration or principle that inhibits action
propagate
to cause to spread out and affect a greater number or greater area:

EXTEND
quicken
to make alive: REVIVE

to cause to be enlivened: STIMULATE
scintillate
to emit quick flashes as if throwing off sparks: SPARKLE
rend
to split or tear apart in pieces by violence

to tear (the hair or clothing) as a sign of anger, grief, or despair
repudiate
to refuse to have anything to do with: DISOWN

to refuse to accept; especially: to reject as unauthorized or as having no binding force

to reject as unture or unjust
simulate
to give or assume the appearance or effect of often with the intent to deceive: IMITATE
stringent
marked by rigor, strictness, or severity especially with regard to rule or standard
sustenance
means of support, maintenance, or subsistnece: LIVING

food, provisions, nourishment
tempest
a violent storm

turmult, uproar
throng
host

a crowding together of many person

pressure
toil
struggle, battle

long strenuous fatiguing labor
transcend
to rise above or go beyond the limits of

overcome
usury
interest

the lending of money at exorbitant interest rates
vagrant
one who has no established residence and wanders idly from place to place without lawful or visible means of support
venerable
calling forth respect through age, character, and attainments

conveying an impression of aged goodness and benevolence
vestment
an outer garmet

a robe of ceremony or office
vigor
active bodily or mental strength or force
vitriol
something felt to resemble vitriol especially in caustic quality
vivacious
lively in temper, conduct, or spirt
wanton
being without check or limitation