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to give consent, approval, or adherence; agree

to attain or assume an office, title, or dignity

verb
Accede
caustic, stinging, or bitter in nature, speech, behavior,

Bitter and sharp in language or tone; rancorous

adjective
Acrimonious
(of a person) greatly saddened at being deprived by death of a loved one.

Suffering the loss of a loved one

adjective
Bereaved
serving to cure or heal; pertaining to curing or remedial treatment; remedial.

adjective
Curative
the exercise of absolute authority.
absolute power or control; tyranny.
an absolute or autocratic government.

noun
Despotism
a representative sent on a mission or errand

an agent sent on a mission of a secret nature, as a spy

noun
Emissary
to explode with a loud noise; detonate

to issue denunciations or the like (usually fol. by against

verb
Fulminate
a hard, saltless biscuit, formerly much used aboard ships and for army rations.

noun
Hardtack
a pouring out of wine or other liquid in honor of a deity

the liquid poured out.

noun
Libation
gruesome and horrifying; ghastly; horrible

of, pertaining to, dealing with, or representing death, esp. its grimmer or uglier aspect.

of or suggestive of the allegorical dance of death

adjective
Macabre
esp. in ancient Greece) an utterance, often ambiguous or obscure, given by a priest or priestess at a shrine as the response of a god to an inquiry.

the agency or medium giving such responses

a shrine or place at which such responses were given

a person who delivers authoritative, wise, or highly regarded and influential pronouncements

noun
Oracle
of or pertaining to the pope

of or pertaining to the Roman Catholic Church

adjective
Papal
to make known by open declaration; publish; proclaim formally or put into operation

to set forth or teach publicly

verb
Promulgate
lustful or lecherous

of writings, pictures, etc.) obscene; grossly indecent

adjective
Salacious
Having an oddly dreamlike or unreal quality

having features typical or reminiscent

adjective
Surrealistic
a rich cake, esp. one containing little or no flour, usually made with eggs and ground nuts or bread crumbs

noun
Torte
a formal and systematic exposition in writing of the principles of a subject, generally longer and more detailed than an essay.

noun
Treatise
being beyond what is seen or avowed; intentionally kept concealed:

coming at a subsequent time or stage; future; further

lying beyond or outside of some specified or understood boundary; more remote

adjective
Ulterior
full of, characterized by, or ministering to indulgence in luxury, pleasure, and sensuous enjoyment

derived from gratification of the senses

directed toward or concerned with sensuous enjoyment or sensual pleasure

sensuously pleasing or delightful

adjective
Voluptuous
deliberate and without motive or provocation; uncalled-for; headstrong; willful:

sexually lawless or unrestrained

adjective
Wanton