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Accord
agreement: harmony of people's opinions or actions or characters

*used with "to be in..."
Acute
having or experiencing a rapid onset and short but severe course
Allegory
is a story or fable that has a clear secondary meaning, beneath its literal sense
Allusion
passing reference or indirect mention
Ameliorate
to make a situation better or more tolerable
Amenable
disposed or willing to comply


* used usually with the word "to" connected to the end
Anathema
a detested person, a formal ecclesiastical curse accompanied by excommunication
Approbation
official approval
Barbarity
the quality of being shockingly cruel and inhumane
Beneficent
doing or producing good
Cajole
influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering
caveat
a warning against certain acts

*But i must offer a caveat on the side

-an exception
conjecture
speculation: a hypothesis that has been formed
deference
courteous regard for people's feelings; "in deference to your wishes"

complaisance: a disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others
deplorable
bad; unfortunate
desolate
Devoid of inhabitants; deserted, isolated, uninhabited, wild,
drivel
Idiotic utterance; silly nonsense; twaddle
Earnest
Heartfelt, serious and diligent, emotionally intense and solemn.
Edifice
building or structure
Emancipate
to free or liberate
Emulate
strive to equal or match, especially by imitating
Enumerate
specify individually
Evanescent
tending to vanish like vapor
Exult
feel extreme happiness or elation

*exult in... your good fortune etc.
Hackneyed
banal: repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse
Heterodox
dissident: characterized by departure from accepted beliefs or standards

ex. Heterodox in their beliefs..each person is controlled by the the oversoul
Impertinent
inappropriate, uncalled for
Incessant
occurring so frequently as to seem ceaseless or uninterrupted
Incisive
acute: having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions, clear

his speech was very incisive and to the point
Inclement
(of weather or climate) severe
used of persons or behavior; showing no clemency or mercy
aphorism
A brief & pithy statement, often satiric and aphoristic
amalgamation
The merging of two things together to form one
reticent
temperamentally disinclined to talk
reserved: cool and formal in manner
reluctant to draw attention to yourself
countenance
the appearance conveyed by a person's face
interloper
intruder: someone who intrudes on the privacy or property of another without permission
indubitable
beyond doubt(p): too obvious to be doubted
infamy
evil fame or public reputation
inscrutable
cryptic: of an obscure nature;
invariably
not liable to or capable of change
lassitude
feeling of lack of interest or energy
lurid
horrible in fierceness or savagery
marrow
Intermost essential part

Individualism is the marrow of Emerson's philosophy
melancholoy
a feeling of thoughtful sadness
Misdemeanor
Crime that is punishable by less than one year in jail, such as minor theft and simple assault that does not result in substantial bodily injury.

For her misdemeanor in terms of dress code she was sent him.
Nebulous
Cloudy; indistinct.
sagacious
wise
gossamer
gauze, light, delicate, flimsy
ductile
can be drawn or stretched into wire and other shapes
promontory
natural elevation
trite
banal: repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse
gregarious
social
eschew
avoid
discerning
looming over with good judgment
Demur
Avoiding, dissenting
Nutriments
fufills the body/soul/anything
orthodox
strict, traditional
perverse
marked by a disposition to oppose and contradict
pathos
filling with sympathy and pity
Physiognomy
study of countenance,
Plebeian
common people
Precocious
developed, mature
Proclivity
tendency to
Prodigious
great and large in size

ex. prodigious in size
Propagate
increase, multiply, to spread

-dont propagate that rumor
propinquity
nearness in place or time, proximity
providence
The forseeing care and guidance of god or nature over the creatures of the Earth

goodness "thanks to providence I found a rich person to marry"
quicken
to make more rapid, accelerate, hasten

to come alive/ to bring to life (the quick and the dead)
Rainment
clothin, apparel, attire
rend
to tear apart, split or divide
repudiate
to reject as having no authority or binding force
salient
OBVIOUS
prominent or conspicious
scathing
to attack with sever criticism, to hurt, harm, or injure as by schorching
scintillating
to emit sparks, to sparkle, flash
scruples
motivation deriving logically from ethical or moral principles that govern a person' thought and actions

FOllowing your scruples (ethics)
Simulate
imitate: reproduce someone's behavior or looks
Stringent
rigorous: demanding strict attention to rules and procedures; "
Sustenance
nutriment: a source of materials to nourish the body
Tempest
storm: a violent commotion or disturbance;
Throng
press tightly together or cram;
Toil
labor: productive work
Transcend
exceed: go beyond; "
Usury
the act of lending money at an exorbitant rate of interest
Vagrant
a wanderer who has no established residence or visible means of support
Venerable
impressive by reason of age;
simulation
ketchup simulates blood, firefighters simulated an exercise
stringent
rigorous, strict attention to rules

stringent person- stern
sustenance
nutriment
tempest
storm, violent commotion or disturbance
throng
tightly packed crowd or mulititude
toil
labor, productive work
transcend
exceed, go beyond
usury
loan sharking

in the middle ages it was against the rules of the church
vagrant
nomad, wanderer with no home
Venerable
worthy of being respected, impresive
vestment
robe worn by the clergy, clothing you put on for particular religious purposes
vigor
liveliness, life, energy, or physical strength
vitriolic
harsh, scathing,
vivacity
bouncy, energetic, bubbly
wanton
goes beyond transgressing the law, really rebellious
(adj.)