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allay
v; to reduce intensity
[allay fears of a test]
perdition
n; hell, damnation
[it will send him to perdition]
bootless
adj; useless
[bootless cries won't help]
rapt
adj; engrossed, intrigued
[rapt in a book]
heed
v; follow, obey
[heed orders]
temporal
adj; not spiritual, earthly, worldly
[gave up temporal duties to pray]
inveterate
adj; unchanging
[inveterate hatred]
homage
n; pay honor/respect
[pay homage to gods]
extirpate
v; root out, violent removal
[extirpate the Jews]
impertinent
adj; rude
[impertinent kid talked back]
prescient
adj; having knowledge of future, clairvoyant
[prescient woman in robes]
exposition
l; info you need to know to understand action
in medias res
l; in the middle of things
great chain of being
l; god-angels-bishops-kings-princes-dukes-priests-men-women-children-beasts-etc.
fortune
l; wheel of fortune is constantly moving
unities
l; time, place, action (1 of each)
abhor
v; to hate, detest
mitigate
v; to lessen in intensity
[aspirin mitigates headaches]
cloven
adj; split
[cloven hooves, cloven tree]
apparition
n; spirit or ghost
auspicious
adj; hopeful
[auspicious start]
quaint
adj; old-fashioned, odd
perfidious
adj; treacherous
felicity
n; happiness
jocund
adj; happy, cheerful
[they were jocund at the party]
debauched
adj; morally corrupted, result of alcohol or drugs
[the debauched man went to rehab]
peerless
adj; without equal
surfeit
n (can be verb too); a plentiful amount
[have a surfeit of pie]
requite
v; to reciprocate, repay, return
[requited love]
bereft
adj; state of being deprived
[he was bereft when finding out his son was gone]
abjure
v; renounce, give up
promontory
n; high ridge
[stand on a promontory, see expanse]
prattle
v; chatter
diligent
adj; hard-working
mutability
n; necessity of change
[mutability of life]