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Puntilious
carefully obsvervant of the fine points of behavior, scrupulous, exact.
reprisal
a forceful measure (short of war) taken by one country against another in retaliation for infuries inflicted on it; any injury done for an injury recieved.
sacerdotal
of priests, priestly
scintillating
giving off sparks, slashing, animated and brilliant
spienetic
spiteful, irritable, peevish; bad tempered.
superannuated
retired from service, esp. w/ a pension b/c of old age
temerity
boldness; rashness, foolhardiness, recklessness
timorous
timid, fearful
tirade
a long vehement speech, esp. of denunciation, a harangue
verbose
wordy, long-winded prolix
virago
a bold quarrelsome woman, a shrew
vociferous
shouting noisily, making a loud outcry, clamorous
volatile
cahnging readily to vapor, evaporationg easily, changeable
wheedle
to cajole, to coax, attempt to persuade by flattery
zodiac
an imaginary belt in heavens divided into twelve signs, each named for a constellation; a circular figure representing the zodiac
opportune
timely, advantageous seasonable
platonic
idealistic, spiritual unsensual
promiscuous
loose sexually uncontrolled
egregious
bad, obvious, flagrant
prodigious
huge, monstous, mighty
desultory
occasional, random, haphazard
explicit
clearly stated, definite, outspoken
blashemous
to curse, speak irreverntly
hallowed
holy sacred blssed
ornate
elaborately decorated, showy, sumptuous