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opulent
luxurious, wealthy
derelict
abandoned ship; abandoned person
pallor
unnatural paleness
cataract
waterfall
recriminations
exchange of accusations
evanescent
vanishing, transitory, fleeting
temerity
rudeness, boldness, "nerve"
exacerbate
worsen, embitter, aggravate
paradox
a seeming contradiction; person or situation with a contradictory aspect
fallacious
misleading, incorrect
catholic
universal, comprehensive
lament
to grieve, to feel sorrow for
voluminous
full; capable of filling volumes
charlatan
one claiming knowledge or skill he does not have
lethargic
sluggish, indifferent, apathetic
impassive
showing no emotion
lugubrious
mournful, sad, gloomy- to a ridiculous extent
theocracy
state governed by religious leaders
augment
make greater, increase
audacious
fearlessly daring, reckless
manifest
obvious, evident for all to see
devious
deviating from a straight source; roundabout, deceitful
resilience
ability to recover quickly, buoyancy
demagogue
one who gets power by appealing to people's emotions and prejudices
paltry
petty, trifling, insignificant
fervent
passionate
torpor
state of lethargy, inactivity, apathy
transient
-existing breifly
-people staying for a short time
fiasco
failure
waive
to relinquish, to give up
choleric
bad-tempered, irritable
retrospect
a review or a look at things in the past
mirth
rejoicing, laughter
permeate
penetrate, soak through
circumspect
careful, heeding consequences
sedate
calm, composed, dignified
cognition
mental process by which knowledge is acquired; thinking process
augury
a sign or omen
disparate
different, distinct
mercurial
rapid, unpredictable in changes of mood; fickle, not consistent emotionally
avarice
greed for wealth
dissident
disagreeing publicly; a person who disagrees publicly
incipient
beginning, early stages of
travail
strenuous effort; anguish, trouble
incongruous
inappropriate, not fitting in, incompatible, illogical
trite
overused, lacking originality
placate
pacify, satisfy, appease
baneful
causing death or ruin
diurnal
pertaining to daytime, active during the daytime
saturnine
gloomy, cynical, scornful
wary
on guard, watchful
incorrigible
incapable of being corrected or reformed
unkempt
-untidy, messy
-uncombed
benign
of a kindly disposition
unsullied
untarnished, pure or clean
circumvent
overcome by cleverness
perpetuate
make permanent, long-lasting
clairvoyant
supposedly having power to perceive things out of the normal range of human sense; someone who sees into the future
garrulous
talkative, loquacious
duress
with threat of force
zealot
fanatic
zealous
enthusiastic, filled with eagerness or zeal
(in the) interim
in the meantime
admonish
scold mildly; reprove
harangue
long, noisy speech
venerate
regard with respect or reverence
itinerant
traveling from place to place
specious
deceptive; appearing attractive or true, but not really so
commodious
spacious, roomy
hierarchy
body of people classified according to rank; pecking order
affable
amiable, mild
prone
-inclined, having a tendency
-face down
bigot
intolerant person, especially in matters of race, religion, or polotics
allege
assert without proof
bizarre
odd, unconventional, weird
copious
ample, abundant
emit
release, send forth
irrevocable
incapable of being revoked, retracted
effusive
gushy, unrestrained expression of emotions