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perplex
confuse
copious
abundant
traverse
cross
bibliophile
a book lover
demography
study of population
sanguine
cheerful
ostentatious
showy
microcosm
small universe
defenstrate
toss out the window
animus
intent or hatred
nonplused
perplexed
interdiction
prohibition
commensurate
of like measure
neophyte
beginner
incredulous
not believing
demur
to object
poignant
sharp
lassitude
languor
apprehend
to understand
prodigious
amazing
indolent
lazy
persiflage
flippant style
ambiguous
indefinite
ambivalence
conflicting feelings
declasse
low class
putative
thought-to-be
mollify
make soft
gregarious
sociable
altercation
heated dispute
alter ego
second self
philander
to engage in love affairs
apocrypha
unauthentic works
tendentious
slanted
importune
to trouble with requests
apothegm
a pithy saying
cacoethes
a mania
precept
a maxim
veridical
truthful
pulchritude
physical beauty
expunge
completely remove
acerbity
sharpness of temper
perfidy
breach of faith
translucent
semitransparent
cacophony
bad noise
tangible
touchable
altruism
concern for others
obsequies
funeral ceremonies
exodus
a departure
pensive
sadly thoughtful
salubrious
healthful
demure
modest or affectedly modest
undulate
to wave
amiable
friendly
abate
to lessen
serene
clear and calm
obsequious
servile
sedate
calm
condescend
lower oneself
nihilism
belief in nothing
interstice
small space
dialectic
logical argument
temerarious
reckless
sophist
a specious reasoner
erudite
scholarly
denouement
unraveling of plot
concupiscence
intense desire or lust
esculent
edible
pertinacious
holding stubbornly
interlocutor
person in conversation
aphorism
a concise wisdom
autodidact
self-taught person
reify
treat as real
in medias res
in the middle of things
circumvent
get around
exculpate
free from blame
cupidity
greed
euphoria
feeling of well-being
protocol
rules of ceremony
odious
disgusting
visage
face
pontificate
speak dogmatically
mendacious
untruthful
uxorious
wife-doting
apophasis
mention by denial
rebuke
sharp reprimand
objurgation
rebuke
soporific
sleep-inducing
internecine
mutually destructive
dichotomy
two-part division
epiphany
revelation
eclectic
from various sources
numinous
supernatural
mendicant
a beggar
fatuous
complacently stupid
oblivion
being forgotten
propitious
favorbly disposed
requite
repay
aphasia
loss of speech
nullifidian
faithless person
risible
laughable
assiduous
persevering
saturnine
gloomy and remote
vacuous
stupidly empty of ideas
ex cathedra
from the throne
pusillanimous
small-minded
sublime
noble
auto da fe
burning of a heretic
ebullient
enthusiastic
impunity
exemption from punishment
illuminati
enlighted intellects
hegemony
state dominance
psychosis
major mental illness
neurosis
mental disorder
oleaginous
oily
peregrinate
to travel
reiterate
repeat
desultory
rambling
idee fixe
obsession
precursor
forerunner
euphony
beautiful sound
attentuated
thinned
extraneous
from outside
profound
deep
sedulous
diligent
incunabula
infancy
parvenu
an upstart
sycophant
a obsequious parasite
desuetude
disuse
prolegomonon
preliminary statement
hedonism
devotion to pleasure
narcissism
self-adoration
patrician
aristocratic
miscreant
evil unbeliever
terra firma
firm land
adagio
slow movement
inchoate
just begun
peripatetic
walking
ambient
surrounding
tenuous
thin
ductile
malleable
fortuitous
by chance
surrogate
substitute
allude
indirectly refer
dishabille
partially dressed
Sybarite
a devotee of luxury
stoicism
indifference to sensation
valediction
farewell speech
supercilious
scornful
moribund
dying
expository
explanatory
unctuous
oily
cloister
to seclude
recherche
rarely choice
asseverate
to state severely
sagacity
discerning wisdom
affable
friendly and kind
anodyne
a pain reliever
iconoclasm
ridiculing institutions
mordacious
biting
equipoise
balance
superannuated
obsolete
nonpariel
something unequaled
contiguous
touching
intractable
stubborn
egregious
blatant