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Acrid
sharp and harsh or unpleasantly pungent in taste or odor
avid
desirous to the point of greed
contrite
crushed in spirit by remorse or guilt
declivity
a descending slope
demure
shy and modest
ebullience
enthusiasm
effulgence
brilliant brightness
enmity
a feeling or condition of hostility
abet
encourage, usually in something bad
bane
person or thing that ruins or spoils
avowal
frank admission
candor
frankness
castigate
to punish
chagrin
feeling of vexation
bravado
showy conduct
carrion
flesh of a dead animal
defile
to make filthy
abjure
to disclaim formally
extenuate
to lesson the severity
progeny
descendants
dulcet
sweet to the ear
entice
allure
languish
to lose strength
dissembling
hiding under a false appearance
surfeit
excess
derision
ridicule
officious
eager to serve or help; meddlesome
pathetic fallacy
the concept of attributing human emotions to nature or to inanimate objects.
interior monologue
a literary genre that presents a fictional character's sequence of thoughts in the form of a monologue
stream of conciousness
style of writing that portrays the inner working of a character's mind