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acquisitive
strongly desirous of acquiring and possessing
arrogate
to claim or seize without justification
banal
lacking originality
belabor
to attack verbally
carping
to find fault or complain constantly
coherent
logically or aesthetically ordered or integrated
congeal
to change from a fluid to a solid state by or as if by cold
emulate
to strive to equal or excel
encomium
glowing and warmly enthusiastic praise
eschew
to avoid habitually especially on moral or practical grounds
excoriation
to wear off the skin of
germane
being at once relevant and appropriate
insatiable
incapable of being satisfied
intransigent
refusing to compromise or to abandon an extreme position or attitude
invidious
tending to cause discontent
largesse
liberal giving (as of money) to or as if to an inferior
ramify
to split up into branches or constituent parts
reconnaissance
a preliminary survey to gain information
substantiate
to give substance or form to
taciturn
temperamentally disinclined to talk
temporize
to act to suit the time or occasion
tenable
capable of being held, maintained, or defended
maelstrom
a powerful often violent whirlpool sucking in objects within a given radius
myopic
nearsighted
overt
open to view
pejorative
having negative connotations
propound
to offer for discussion or consideration
propriety
the quality or state of being proper
sacrilege
a technical and not necessarily intrinsically outrageous violation of what is sacred
summarily
done without delay or formality
suppliant
asking humbly and earnestly
talisman
an object that serves as a charm or is believed to confer magical powers
undulate
to move in waves or with a wavelike motion; to have a wavelike appearance or form
accost
to approach and speak to first
animadversion
a critical and usually censorious remark
avid
desirous to the point of greed
brackish
somewhat salty
celerity
swift
covenant
a usually formal, solemn, and binding agreement
devious
out of the way
gambit
a chess opening in which a player risks one or more pawns or a minor piece to gain an advantage in position
halcyon
calm or peaceful
histrionic
of or relating to actors, acting, or the theater
incendiary
deliberately setting or causing fires