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Boor
crude person, one lacking manners or taste
callow
immature, lacking sophistication
chary
watchful, cautious, extremely shy
confound
to baffle, perplex
debase
to degrade or lower in quality or stature
dialect
regional style of speaking
edifice
building
farcical
absurd, ludicrous
gratis
free, costing nothing
inculcate
to teach, impress in the mind
juncture
point where two things are joined
lachrymose
tearful
missive
note or letter
abstain
to choose not to do something
annul
to cancel, nullify,decline, void or make legally invalid
symposium
a meeting for discussing a particular subject; a collection or writings on a subject
epithet
a word or phrase that describes or characterizes a person or things; a descriptive name
evoke
to call forth; to bring out; to elicit; to produce
perpetuates
to make perpetual on going or constant to cause to be remembered
lucid
easily understood; clear; rational and sane
infer
to conclude on the basis of reasoning or observation
evasive
avoiding by cleverness; not straightforward; misleading
scrutinizing
to examine closely or critically
foreshadow
to indicate or suggest beforehand; to give a warning of
bane
something causing death destruction or ruin
benign
unenlightened
awry
crooked, askew, amiss
affluent
rich, abundant
abandon
total lack of inhibition
laudable
praiseworthy; commendable
novice
an inexperienced person, a beginner
banter
teasing or mocking in a good-natured playful manner
connotation
the suggested, or implied, meaning of a word, not its strict literal meaning
nostalgic
having a longing for things past
stipend
foxed or regular pay; a salary or allowance
reiterated
to restate; to repeat
embellish
to decorate or adorn; to improve a story by adding details
brevity
briefness or duration; shortness; the quality of being concise or to the point
imbibes
to drink; to drink in or absorb
prologue
introductory lines of a play; the preface to a literary work
conjecture
an opinion without proof; guesswork
terse
brief and to the point;concise
misanthrope
an individual who dislikes or distrusts other human being
allegory
a symbolic story
dissolute
lacking moral restraint
protagonist
the main character in a story or play
despicable
contemptible;deserving scorn
incongruous
not suitable or appropriate
ferocity
the quality or state of being fierce
vernacular
the native language or dialect of a country; everyday or informal language
rhetorical
the effective use of words designed to be impressive; showy or oratorical
provocative
stimulation; pushing or tending toward action
accentuate
to emphasize; to heighten the effect of
intricacy
condition of state of being complex, involved, or detailed
introspective
given to examination of ones own thoughts and feelings
felicitous
well chosen of the occasion
usurping
to take (power, right position, etc.) by force, wrongfully or without rights
comprehensive
of wide scope; inclusive
ambiguous
having more than one possible meaning;uncertain