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resignation
acceptance of something as inevitable
revelation
the act of revealing
reproof
an expression of censure or rebuke
desecrate
to violate (something sacred)
compel
to force
conjecture
an opinion or theory not based on facts
mien
demeanor, air
boisterously
in a noisily cheerful way; rowdily
promenade
a walk or ride for pleasure or display
fractious
irritable
eulogy
a formal speech expressing praise
sullenly
gloomily or resentfully silent
chasten
to correct by punishment or suffering
stolidness
lack of emotional response
pugnaciously
belligerently; inclined to fight
ostentatious
showy, pretentious
indiscriminate
not making careful distinctions
unattaible
impossible to reach
pinnacle
a lofty peak, summit
transmutation
a change of form
cupola
a small dome on a roof
encroach
to trespass
obliterate
to eliminate completely, to wipe out
coquettish
flirtatious
august
majestic, dignified, grand
perpetuity
eternity, the quality of being continuous
deputation
an appointed representative group
tarnish
to dull the luster or reputation of
gilt
gold plated
pallid
pale;lacking color or liveliness
vanquish
to overcome, conquer, defeat
temerity
foolish boldness;rashness
diffident
lacking confidence, timid
deprecation
belittlement, disapproval
tableau
a representation or description; an artistic grouping
vindicate
to free from allegation or blame, to justify
reaffirm
to declare again, to confirm
imperviousness
incapability of being penetrated or harmed
cabal
a group of conspirators
circumvent
to aviod, get around, or outwit
thwart
to prevent the hopes of; to frustrate
remit
to pardon, forgive. to cancel. to send in payment
sibilant
having a hissing sound like "s" or "sh"
cuckold
a man with an unfaithful wife
inextricable
impossible to disentangle or solve
florid
flushed with color, ruddy. ornate
smirk
to smile smugly
sear
to scorch with sudden heat, to make withered and dry
buoyant
cheerful, able to float
tremulous
shaky, nervous
repudiation
rejection, refusal to acknowledge
blanch
to whiten
protrude
to jut out, to project
glower
to stare angrily or sullenly
abysmal
bottomless, immeasurably bad
latent
present but not yet visible or active
inherent
inborn, belonging to the essential nature of something
prodigality
careless wastefullness
irascible
hot-tempered
divulge
to reveal
contrive
to devise cleverly
implacable
impossible to appease
emanate
to emit, to come out of
incorrigible
incapable of being corrected
suffuse
to spread over or through
tawdry
gaudy and cheap
lethargic
sluggish, lazy
sporadic
ocurring in scattered instances
lilliputian
small, miniature
inscrutable
hard to know or understand, mysterious
exultant
joyful, triumphant
partisan
zealous and often prejudiced supporter of a party
liable
obligated by law. subject to, likely to incur or suffer
convolution
complication or intricacy of form
encompass
to envelop or include
contrive
to devise cleverly
implacable
impossible to appease
emanate
to emit, to come out of
incorrigible
incapable of being corrected
suffuse
to spread over or through
tawdry
gaudy and cheap
lethargic
sluggish, lazy
sporadic
ocurring in scattered instances
lilliputian
small, miniature
inscrutable
hard to know or understand, mysterious
exultant
joyful, triumphant
partisan
zealous and often prejudiced supporter of a party
liable
obligated by law. subject to, likely to incur or suffer
convolution
complication or intricacy of form
encompass
to envelop or include
contrive
to devise cleverly
implacable
impossible to appease
emanate
to emit, to come out of
incorrigible
incapable of being corrected
suffuse
to spread over or through
tawdry
gaudy and cheap
lethargic
sluggish, lazy
sporadic
ocurring in scattered instances
lilliputian
small, miniature
inscrutable
hard to know or understand, mysterious
exultant
joyful, triumphant
partisan
zealous and often prejudiced supporter of a party
liable
obligated by law. subject to, likely to incur or suffer
convolution
complication or intricacy of form
encompass
to envelop or include