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To assert or affirm with confidence; declare in a positive or peremptory manner
Aver
To charge, bind, or command seriously and humorlessly, often under oath or the threat of a penality
To entreat or request seriously, sincerely or formally
Adjure
A person who amuses others by tricks, jokes, odd gestures and postures, etc.
A person given to coarse or undignified joking
Buffoon
Expert or nimble in the use of the hands or body
Cleverly skillful, resourceful, or ingenious
Coerce
Subject to, led by, or indicative of caprice or whim;
capricious
A funeral sog or tune, or one expressing mourning in commemoration of the dead
Any composition resembling such a song or tune in character, as a poem of lament for the dead or solemn, mournful music
A mournful sound resembling a dirge
dirge
Having knowledge, taking notice of fact; aware (followed by “of”) he was cognizant of the difficulty
cognizant
Spacious and convenient, roomy
Ample or adequate for a particular purpose
Commodious
A conversational exchange; dialogue
A conference
Colloquy
Devoid of freshness or originality; hackneyed; trite a banal and sophomoric treatment of courage on the frontier
Banal
To caution, advice, or counsel against something
To reprove or scold, esp. in a mild and good-willed manner
To urge to a duty; remind
Admonish
Light, airy, or tenuous an ethereal world created through the poetic imagination
Extremely delicate or refined ethereal beauty
Heavenly or celestial gone to his ethereal home
Of or pertaining to the upper regions of space
Ethereal
Not meant to be taken seriously or literally
Amusing; humorous
Lacking serious intent; concerned with something nonessential, amusing, or frivolous
Facetious
To consult together; compare opinions; carry on a discussion or deliberation
To bestow upon as a gift, favor, honor, etc
Confer
Happening every two years
Lasting or enduring for two years
Any event occurring once in two years
Biennial
The relative disposition or arrangement of the parts or elements of a thing
External form, as resulting from this; conformation
The relative position or aspect of heavenly bodies; a group of stars
Configuration
Of or like a corpse
Pale; ghastly
Haggard and thin
Cadaverous
Large in quantity or number; abundant; plentiful
Having or yielding an abundant supply
Exhibiting abundance or fullness
Copious
To feel or express sorrow or sympathy for; empathize with; pity
To sympathize (with)
Commiserate
To skip about, as in dancing or playing; frolic
A skipping or frisking about; frolic
Gambol
Desire to do good to others; goodwill; charitableness
An act of kindness; a charitable gift
Benevolence
Closely or significantly related; relevant; pertinent
Germane
To attract and hold the attention or interest of, as by beauty or excellence
Enchant
Captivate
To soften in feeling or temper, pacify
To mitigate or reduce
Mollify
Open to discussion, debatable, of little or no practical value
To introduce for discussion; to remove the practical significance of, to make only theoretical
An argument or discussion, an assembly of people in early England exercising certain powers
Moot
Marked or diversified with spots or blotches of a different color or shade
Mottled
The lowest point; point of greatest adversity or despair
Nadir
Hazy, vague, indistinct, or confused
Cloudy or cloudlike
Of or resembling a nebula or nebulae
Nebulous
Extremely wicked or villainous; utterly harmful
Nefarious
Something that a person cannot conquer, achieve, etc
An opponent or rival whom a person cannot best or overcome
The goddess of divine retribution
An agent or act of retribution or punishment
Nemesis