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virtuoso
characterists of a person with masterly knowledge or skill
idiom
an expression whose meaning is different from that of the individual wrods taken together
identity
the quality of being a unique person; individuality
silhouetted
outlined as a dark shape against a lighter background
contrition
a feeling of regret for doing wrong
incredulous
doubtful; disbelieving
dilapidated
broken-down and shabby
privation
lack of basic necessities or comforts of life
sever
to cut off
vexation
anger or annoyance
resigned
accepting some condition or action as inevitable
infernal
awful
prospects
chances or possibilities, especially for success or profit
impotent
powerless; lacking strength or vigor
degradation
a decline to a lower condition with loss of dignity
affable
friendly, pleasant, and easy to talk to
solace
comfort in sorrow or misfortune
elude
to escape by means of daring, cleverness, or skill
gamut
the entire range or series of something
tentative
uncertain; hesitant
aghast
filled with shock or horror
repose
to lie dead or at rest
impunity
freedom from punishment, penalty or harm
adulation
excessive praise or flattery
reprehensible
deserving of blame
execute
to perform; carry out
regal
of or pertaining to a monarch; royal
ruinous
bringing ruin or downfall
innumerable
too many to count
indulgently
in a tolerant manner
reel
to fall off balance; lurch
exorbitant
much too high; excessive
remorse
bitter regret
consolation
an act of comforting
inertia
the tendency of an object to keep moving once it has started moving
accost
to approach and speak to in an aggressive or hostile manner
diffuse
unfocused
conical
like a cone
droll
amusingly odd or comical
ruse
a trick
askew
crooked; to one side
insubordinate
disobedient to a superior
precariously
insecurely; in a dangerous way
improbable
unlikely to take place or be true
fanatic
a person who supports a cause or pursues an interest with extreme enthusiasm
kin
one's relatives; family
amenity
something that adds to one's comfort or convenience
proverbial
widely spoken of; famous
disarming
removing or overcoming suspicion; inspiring confidence
provoke
to make angry
uncanny
so remarkable as to seem supernatural
prodigy
a young person who is very talented
heresy
an action or opinion contrary to what is generally thought of as right
devastate
to destroy or overwhelm
exotic
excitingly strange
squalor
a filthy and wretched condition
imperative
absolutely necessary
remorse
bitter regret
bereaved
people who have suffered the loss of a loved one
indignity
a loss of dignity or honor
throes
condition of agonizing struggle
rapt
deeply delighted; enchanted
reproach
blame, criticism
enveloped
covered, wrapped
tangible
capable of being touched or felt; having actual form and substance
ascetic
severe; stern
quarry
the object of a hunt; prey
degraded
fallen into a life of wickedness
malice
desire to harm others or see others suffer
mortified
ashamed
spasmodically
at irregular intervals
inhospitable
not welcoming; hostile
ream
500 sheets of paper; a large amount of something
pauper
a poor person
inchecked
not restrained or controlled
discordant
having a disagreeable sound; not in harmony
interminable
being or seeming to be without end; endless
compassion
deep awareness of the suffering or another coupled with the wish to relieve it
beleaguered
surrounded; besieged
reverie
a daydream
appropriation
money set aside for a specific purpose
lament
to express grief or deep regret
stamina
physical or moral strenght
careen
to rush carelessly
distraught
deeply upset
fetter
to restrain with chains or shackles
vanquished
defeated or conquered in battle
zealous
intensely devoted and enthusiastic
termination
the end of something
cavort
to leap or romp about
fiasco
a complete failure
reconcile
to reestablish a close relationship
lodge
to become embedded or stuck
elegantly
with grace and style
invalid
too ill to live a normal life
futile
having no useful result; without effect
destined
determined beforehand; fated
subside
to become less agitated or active
beseech
to beg
potential
possible but not yet existing
banish
to force to go away
implore
to beg; earnestly ask for
deplorable
deeply regrettable; unfortunate
hierarchy
ranking
abusive
hurtful
poignantly
in a profoundly moving manner
inaugurate
to make a formal beginning of
supplication
begging; a humble request or prayer
impoverished
poor
martyrs
people who are noted for suffering or dying in the upholding of high standards or religious beliefs
preclude
to make impossible, especially by taking action in advance, prevent
condone
to overlook; forgive, or disregard
bravado
a false show of courage or defiance
iridescent
shining with shifting rainbow colors
perverse
subbornly contrary; wrongfu; harmful
noncommittal
not revealing one's opinion or purpose
reiterate
to repeat
conspiracy
a joining or acting together in a secretive way, often with wrongful motives
imminent
about to occur
elation
joy
solicitously
with an expression of care or concern
exhilarate
to make merry or lively
squander
to spend or use wastefully
infallibility
an inability to make errors
goad
to urge
doggedness
persistence; stubbornness
infatuated
possessed by an unreasoning love or attraction
scruple
an uneasy feeling arising from one's conscience or principles
stoicism
not showing emotion; indifference to pleasure or pain
prosaic
dull; commonplace
garish
too bright or gaudy