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denizen
inhabitant; one that frequents a place.
tantalus
a locked case with contents visible but not obtainable without a key.
doppelganger
a ghostly counterpart of a living person; an alter ego.
nomenclature
name; process of naming; system of terms or symbols in a particular field of study.
to writhe
to twist into coils or folds; to twist the body (part) in pain; to suffer keenly.
ubiquitous
being everywhere at the same time; widespread.
litotes
understatement in which an affirmative is expressed by the negative of the contrary.
to redress
to set right; to make up for; to remove the cause of a complaint or grievance; to avenge.
impunity
exemption or freedom from punishment, harm, or loss.
to hector
to intimidate or harass with threats.
lassitude
a condition of weariness; fatigue; a condition of listlessness.
trenchant
sharply perceptive; effective and articulate.
chiasmus
an inverted relationship between the syntactic elements of parallel phrases.
impecunious
having very little or no money habitually.
antithetical
being in direct and unquestionable opposition.
salubrious
promoting health and well-being.
insipid
lacking in taste or qualities that interest.
to engender
to cause to exist or to develop.