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sublime
exalted
precipitous
very steep
lurid
glowing reddish, horrible
tarn
mountain lake
sojourn
stay, visit
boon
blessing
importunate
overly persistent
alleviation
relief
munificent
generous
fancy
imagine, whimsy
affinity
close relationship
specious
seemingly true but actually false
fissure
crack
Gothic
medieval, grotesque, mysterious
phantasmagoric
wildly imaginative, distorted and random
countenance
appearance, facial expression
trepidation
apprehension, dread
wan
pallid
pallid
pale
gossamer
light, delicate
Arabesque
complex design of intertwined floral and geometric figures
trepidancy
apprehension, dread
abeyance
temporary suspension of activity
solace
consolation
malady
physical disease or ailment
insipid
lacking flavor or excitement, dull
equivocal
ambiguous
tenanted
inhabited or owned
palpable
tangible
stupor
complete loss of sensibility, daze
catalepsy
complete muscular rigidity and lack of awareness
mystic
relating to religious or spiritual connections
seraphim
angel of the highest order
dominion
sovereignty
dally
to play amorously, waste time
sentience
consciousness
similtude
resemblance
incubus
evil spirit, nightmare
miasma
toxic fog
prolixity
wordiness
prodigious
extraordinary
demeanor
behavior
upbraid
scold sharply
chiromancy
telling forutnes by reading palms
doppelganger
ghostly double
Puritan
class of Protestants demanding purification of doctrine, worship, and strictness in religious discipline
puritanical
excessively strict in religious matters, austere
theocracy
form of government where God is the supreme civil ruler, His laws being interpreted by Church authorities
predestination
belief that God has foreordained which souls will be saved
elect
the people chosen by God for salvation and eternal life
grace
unmerited love and mercy of God
Utopia
place of ideal perfection
sepulchre
tomb
ponderous
massive, heavy
inauspicious
unfortunate, boding ill
physiognomy
countenance, outward appearance
indubitable
unquestionable
scourge
whip severely
magistrate
civil law official or justice of the peace
demeanor
outward behavior, conduct
venerable
commanding respect
infamy
bad reputation as a result of a shameful or criminal act
malefactress
woman criminal offender
beadle
religious official who leads processions
sumptuary
legal power of the state to regulate personal habits
evanescent
fleeting
ignominy
public contempt, disgrace
iniquity
wickedness, sin
scaffold
elevated platform
redeem
to deliver from sin
preternatural
exceptional, excessive
gentility
polite manners and behavior
sagacity
wisdom
alchemy
transforming metals into gold, finding elixir of life
efficacy
effectiveness
leech
physician
enjoin
command
paramour
lover
besmirch
soil, dishonor
abase
humble
aberration
abnormality
acumen
keenness of mind
altercation
argument, quarrel
amenities
attractive features and comfort
anathema
excommunication
apocryphal
of doubtful authenticity
apprise
inform
atoll
ring-shaped coral island
atone
make amends
benighted
ignorant
bludgeon
short club
brindled
tawny with dark streaks
bucolic
pastoral, of the countryside
cacophony
harsh, jarring sound
cartel
group that controls prices, syndicate
cerebration
thought
checkered
marked by changed of fortune
cite
mention honorably
codicil
addition to a will
cognomen
nickname
debacle
disaster
declivity
downward slope
defalcate
embezzle
deleterious
harmful
deposition
written testimony, removal from power
detritus
loose material worn away
deviltry
wicked or mischievous acts
diapason
musical range
dissension
quarreling
diva
female opera star
divine
coming from God, to figure out, member of the clergy
eclogue
short pastoral poem
egregious
flagrant, really bad
egress
way out
élan
great enthusiasm
emetic
substance that induces vomiting
emolument
salary
engender
produce
enjoin
command
entente
agreement, understanding
equity
fairness
estranged
no longer on friendly terms, separated
eulogy
speech of praise
execrable
detestable
exegesis
critical interpretation
expeditious
speedy
extrude
force out
fauna
animals
fell
deadly, cruel
fetish
object of obsessive devotion, believed to have magical properties
germane
relevant
gigolo
man financially supported by women
hybrid
offspring of parents of different species
idyllic
wonderfully pleasant
immanent
present within, internal
incursion
sudden invasion
indigenous
originating naturally in a particular place
inhibit
repress, check
insensate
lacking awareness of sensation
inveigh
speak out vehemently, protest
itinerant
traveling
jocose
jesting
lachrymose
tearful, full of sorrow
lambent
softly radiant
libation
poured offering, drink
machete
heavy knife
maelstrom
whirlpool
mandible
jawbone
moiety
half, portion
neophyte
beginner
nodule
small rounded lump
nuptial
wedding
orifice
mouth-like opening
palpable
that can be touched, obvious
paradigm
overall pattern
parity
equality
patrimony
estate inherited from one’s father
peccadillo
minor fault
penumbra
partial shadow
precedent
act used to justify a later one
progeny
offspring
quondam
former
rational
reasoning, sensible
reactionary
extremely conservative
repertoire
stock of pieces that a person or company can perform
sidereal
of the stars
sobriquet
assumed name
stentorian
loud
tenet
principle
tenure
ownership, term of office
theism
belief in god or gods
torrid
hot
tutelage
instruction
unguent
ointment
venal
corrupt
yaw
swing off course
zephyr
gentle breeze