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abominable
repugnantly hateful; detestable; loathsome
arrogant
making claims or pretensions to superior importance or rights; overbearingly assuming; insolently proud
brusque
abrupt in manner; blunt; rough
censure
strong or vehement expression of disapproval
chaos
a state of utter confusion or disorder; a total lack of organization or order.
covet
to desire wrongfully, inordinately, or without due regard for the rights of others
din
a loud, confused noise; a continued loud or tumultuous sound; noisy clamor.
keen
sharp, piercing (mentally or physically)
palpable
1. readily or plainly seen, heard, perceived, etc.; obvious; evident

2. capable of being touched or felt; tangible
rank
a number of persons forming a separate class in a social hierarchy or in any graded body.
benevolent
characterized by or expressing goodwill or kindly feelings
diligent
constant in effort to accomplish something; attentive and persistent in doing anything
drab
dull; cheerless; lacking in spirit, brightness, etc.
ecstatic
Being in a state of ecstasy; joyful or enraptured.
insolent
boldly rude or disrespectful; contemptuously impertinent; insulting
invincible
incapable of being conquered, defeated, or subdued
judicious
having, exercising, or characterized by good or discriminating judgment; wise, sensible, or well-advised
novel
a fictitious prose narrative of considerable length and complexity, portraying characters and usually presenting a sequential organization of action and scenes.
refined
to bring to a finer state or form by purifying.
ruddy
of or having a fresh, healthy red color
acute
1. sharp or severe in effect; intense

2. extremely sensitive even to slight details or impressions
clamor
a loud uproar, as from a crowd of people
crave
to long for; want greatly; desire eagerly
curt
1. rudely brief in speech or abrupt in manner.
2. brief; concise; terse; laconic.
3. short; shortened.
deplorable
causing or being a subject for grief or regret; lamentable
fetid
having an offensive odor; stinking
haughty
disdainfully proud; snobbish; scornfully arrogant; supercilious
inscrutable
not easily understood; mysterious; unfathomable
inter
To place in a grave or tomb; bury.
pandemonium
wild uproar or unrestrained disorder; tumult or chaos.
pious
having or showing a dutiful spirit of reverence for God or an earnest wish to fulfill religious obligations.
reproach
to find fault with (a person, group, etc.); blame; censure.
tangible
real or actual, rather than imaginary or visionary
taint
a trace of something bad, offensive, or harmful.
tractable
easily worked, shaped, or otherwise handled; malleable.
compulsory
required; mandatory; obligatory
conventional
ordinary rather than different or original
cordial
courteous and gracious; friendly; warm
dreary
1. causing sadness or gloom

2. dull; boring
deleterious
injurious to health
disconsolate
without consolation or solace; hopelessly unhappy; inconsolable
imprudent
not prudent or wise
indolent
having or showing a disposition to avoid exertion; slothful:
nocturnal
active at night
pallid
1. pale; faint or deficient in color; wan

2. lacking in vitality or interest
perpetual
continuing or enduring forever; everlasting.
venerable
commanding respect because of great age or impressive dignity; worthy of veneration or reverence, as because of high office or noble character
vivid
strikingly bright or intense, as color, light
vulgar
characterized by ignorance of or lack of good breeding or taste
vulnerable
open to assault; difficult to defend
obstinate
not yielding readily; stubborn
acquiesce
to assent tacitly; submit or comply silently or without protest; agree; consent
impassive
without emotion; apathetic; unmoved
disdain
to think unworthy of notice, response, etc.; consider beneath oneself
contempt
the feeling with which a person regards anything considered mean, vile, or worthless; disdain; scorn.
lament
to feel or express sorrow or regret for
fanatic
a person with an extreme and uncritical enthusiasm or zeal, as in religion or politics.
zealous
full of, characterized by, or due to zeal; ardently active, devoted, or diligent.
craven
cowardly; contemptibly timid; pusillanimous.
indifferent
without interest or concern; not caring; apathetic
apathy
lack of interest in or concern for things that others find moving or exciting
ravenous
extremely hungry; famished; voracious
stealthy
done, characterized, or acting by stealth; furtive
cunning
skill employed in a shrewd or sly manner, as in deceiving; craftiness; guile
ingenious
characterized by cleverness or originality of invention or construction
infallible
absolutely trustworthy or sure
err
To make an error or a mistake.
righteous
morally right or justifiable
scruples
An uneasy feeling arising from conscience or principle that tends to hinder action
misgivings
a feeling of doubt, distrust, or apprehension
skepticism
doubt or unbelief
pine
to yearn deeply; suffer with longing; long painfully
yearn
to have an earnest or strong desire; long
vex
to irritate; annoy; provoke
afflict
to distress with mental or bodily pain; trouble greatly or grievously
comply
to act or be in accordance with wishes, requests, demands, requirements, conditions, etc.; agree (sometimes fol. by with)
divert
to turn aside or from a path or course; deflect.
prod
to poke or jab with or as if with something pointed
wane
to decrease in strength, intensity, etc
aspire
to long, aim, or seek ambitiously; be eagerly desirous, esp. for something great or of high value (usually fol. by to, after, or an infinitive)
condone
to give tacit approval to
elude
to avoid or escape by speed, cleverness, trickery, etc.; evade
stupefy
to put into a state of little or no sensibility; benumb the faculties of; put into a stupor.
wend
to proceed or go.
aloof
at a distance, esp. in feeling or interest; apart
conspicuous
attracting special attention, as by outstanding qualities or eccentricities
inert
inactive or sluggish by habit or nature
olfactory
of or pertaining to the sense of smell
rakish
sporting, dapper, debonair, breezy, charming
avid
enthusiastic; ardent; dedicated; keen
frugal
economical in use or expenditure; prudently saving or sparing; not wasteful
naive
inexperienced
perfunctory
lacking interest, care, or enthusiasm; indifferent or apathetic
sublime
supreme or outstanding
accessible
obtainable
crucible
a severe, searching test or trial.
imminent
likely to occur at any moment; impending
impassive
without emotion; apathetic; unmoved.
incessant
continuing without interruption; ceaseless; unending
interminable
incapable of being terminated; unending
intrepid
brave, courageous, bold
notorious
widely and unfavorably known
obliging
to require or constrain, as by law, command, conscience, or force of necessity.
tenacious
holding together; cohesive; not easily pulled asunder; tough
agility
the power of moving quickly and easily; nimbleness
chagrin
a feeling of vexation, marked by disappointment or humiliation
dregs
the least valuable part of anything
grievance
a wrong considered as grounds for complaint, or something believed to cause distress
morale
emotional or mental condition with respect to cheerfulness, confidence, zeal, etc., esp. in the face of opposition, hardship, etc
pestilence
a deadly or virulent epidemic disease
reprieve
any respite or temporary relief.
scrutiny
a searching examination or investigation; minute inquiry.
skirmish
a minor short-term fight
waif
a person, esp. a child, who has no home or friends.