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demean
to degrade; to talk or act so that someone else looks bad
malaise
a lack of the health indicating a more serious sickness
accost
to speak in a challenging or aggressive way
grub
to dig in the ground; to search about: rummage
swathed
wrapped up or bound up in long stips of cloth or bandages
irrepressible
impossible to control
gossamer
something light or tenous
impetous
marked by force of movement or action
revel
to take intense satisfication
amenity
something that gives material comfort or convenience
alleged
questionably true; not yet found quilty
eidetic
marked by extraoridnarily accurate and vivid recall
imminence
the qaulity or state of being ready to take place
sublime
lofty, grand, or exalted in thought or manner or expression
inuitive
knowing things without conscience reasoning
impasse
a difficulty that has no sloution or escape
tenuous
having little strength
limpid
absolutely quiet and untroubled
myriad
a great many
ostensible
suspected as the reason though it cannot be proven
obstreperously
noisily, boisterously, or uncontrollably
saunter
to walk about in a leisurely manner; to stroll
delineate
to descrive in vivid detail
dilatory
tending or intended to cause delay
contrive
to think up; put together
polychromatic
having various or changing colors
wistful
full of unfulfulled longing or desire
ambiguity
anything that is not clear or that is capable of being understood in at least two different ways
quarry
one that is sought or huntedan open excavation
loquacious
pointlessly talkative
bland
not irritating, stimulating, or invigorating; soothing
arbitrary
selected at random and without reason
brusque
blunt in manner or speech often to the point of being harsh or nasty
sconce
candles with holders that have sides that are taller than the candles
rescind
to make void; to repeal
pander
to cater to the desires of someone
portentous
pompous; showing one's self off as being something special
exhalation
the releasing of air from the lungs
dormant
marked by suspension of activity; temporarily devoid of external activity
legacy
something received from an ancestor, from a predecessor, or from the past
deft
having the abillity to do something with great skill and easily
grimace
a facial expession that indicates pain, disgst, or disapproval
candid
indicating or suggesting sincere honesty and absence of deception
evocative
tending or serving to call forth
profusely
excessively; beyond that which is normal
genuflect
to touch the knee to the floor
obsequious
openly servile, disgustingly sweet
complacence
calmor secure satisfication with one's self or situation; self-satisfied with no hopes for the future
infatuated
struck senseless with exaggerated love or admiration