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solicitous
tone of concern for another
derision
mockery; ridicule; criticism
pharmacopoeia
assortment of drugs
pewter
grey metal used for eating utensils
odious
arousing hatred; repugnance
obdurate
immutable; inflexible; rsisitant to change
providence
referring to the presence of God
privation
state of being denied; deprivation
consumate
complete; perfect; whole; total
incredulity
skeptical; unwilling to accept as truth
perspicuity
understanding as a result of excellent and precise presentation
misdemeanor
a crime of lesser proportions
eloquence
use of language in an elegant manner; fluency
maxim
a general truth; a wise saying; a proverbial statement
intimation
hint or strong suggestion
inexplicable
cannot be explained
equipage
a carriage; a carriage somtimes used to carry weaponry
amanuenses
dictation; one who is employed in such an activity
supposition
hypothetical;conjecturing; conclusion; something supposed
stratagem
a scheme or secretive plan
sine qua non
something indispensable; a key ingredient
antebellum
befor war (especially Civil War)
ascertain
to find out something; to determine; to "figure it out"
conjecture
guesswork; to theorize
inevitable
cannot be avoided
imbibe
to drink; to take in; absorb
ineffable
cant be expressed in words
immutable
cant be changed; stubborn
impudence
extremely bold, cocky, shameless
vial
a small container often used in a lab
peruse
to examine w/ care; to read carefully
wanton
severe; w/o consideration of others; unrestrained
vengeance
the act of gaining revenge
variable
changeable; mecurial; unpredictable
pilgrimmage
a journey often w/ a spiritual purpose
portentous
momentous; big; huge; highly significant
prevail
to win over, to gain the upper hand; overcome
procure
to gather; to aquire; to obtain
profaner
a blasphemer; one who crudely speaks against religion and law
valor
bravery; courage
unsavory
unpleasant; gross; crude; in poor "taste"
tributary
a branch particularly off a river
transgression
commit a violation against another; to conduct wanton actions
tiding
essential news; wishes for another; piece of info
tedious
boring; work w/ seemingly little purpose
shroud
a burial cloth
sepulchar
a tomb, a burial place
restorative
to bring back to life; put in original condition
repose
to be at rest particularly in a death state
reconcile
to become friendly; to agree; to come to common grounds
receptacle
a container; a collection point
rapier
a small sword; a sharp edge
provision
to make an allowance for; good and purposeful items
prostrate
to be flattened
laudable
praise worthy
deter
to prevent; stop; slow down
vacillate
indecisive
redundant
over and over and over
infamous
notorious
tentative
temporary; uncertain
provocative
thought provoking; attracting attention
philanthropy
generosity
depravity
moral corruption
novel
unique; original
heresy
opinion extremely opposite to popular beliefs
expedite
to make easier
gravity
serious
banal
unoriginal; trite; w/o much thought
extol
to give laudable comments
austere
thrifty
insipid
stupid; banal
deride
ridicule
euphony
pleasant sounding
deference
out of respect; courtesy
junta
small, radical group
nolo contendere
no contest
mea culpa
sorry
manana
tomorrow
laissez-faire
doctrine of non-interference
perambulation
walk
patois
a regional form of a language; dialect
persistence
continuing in spite of opposition; deticated
pasquinade
lampoon; satire; parody
plaintive
expressing sorrow or melancholy; mournful
prolific
productive; a lot of the same thing
provincial
something local, narrow view of the world
wan
state of depression, pale
prudery
excessive propriety or modesty in speech
quadroon
person w/ 1/4 black ancestry; offspring of mulatto and a white
reciprocal
favor in return, complimentary
remonstrance
to protest
repulse
to drive back; repel
somnambulism
sleepwalking
strident
harsh sound; loud
supercilious
disdainful, arrogant
vacous
wrongheaded, dull, stupid, empty
volition
choice made by will
orgastic
extreme pleasure, lasting optimism
obstinate
stubborn, inflexible
nebulous
hazy, unclear
knickerbocker
native of New York, gold shorts
jaunty
overyly confident, cocky
interpose
to come between two parts, interject
ingratiate
to put yourself in favor of another through good deeds
infusion
introduction, jolt
indiscriminately
in a random manner
incredulous
skeptical disbelief
incessant
continuing w/o interruption
impetuous
impulsive, passionate, spontanous
imperious
comineering in a hauty manner, overbearing
immutable
unchangeable, stubborn
festoon
a string of flowers suspended in a curve between two parts
ennui
state of boredom
diminutive
small, tiny, little
dilatory
postpone
denizen
resident/citizen of a particular place
despondent
dejection, gloom, hopelessness
deft
quick and skillfull, adroit
cower
scared, frightned
countenance
appearance, esp. of the face; visage
corpulent
extremely fat
contiguous
sharing a border/edge
anon
at another time; later
contemptuous
argumentive
commodious
roomy, spacious
capricious
impulsive, subject to whim
amiable
friendly