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idolatry
excessive or blind adoration; worship of an object
adulterate
to make impure; to contaminate
emanate
to come forth' to send forth
garish
tastelessly gaudy
immutable
unchangeable; fixed
diadem
a crown
bucolic
pertaining to the countryside; rural; rustic
redolent
having a pleasant odor;suggestive or evocative
impecunious
without money; penniless
sedition
rebellion or resistance against the government
defile
to pollute; to corrupt
gratuitous
unnecessary or uncalled for
onus
a burden; a responsibility
impious
disrespectful toward God
caveat
a warning
elixir
a supposed remedy for all ailments
desiccated
dried up
cessation
a stopping; a discontinuance
juxtapose
to place side-by-side for comparison
kinetic
pertaining to motion
garrulous
talkative
fetish
an object that receives respect or devotion
scintillate
to sparkle; to twinkle; to sparkle intellectually
lachrymose
tearful, weepy
fissure
an opening; a groove; a split
epitome
a typical example
languid
sluggish; drooping from weakness
delineate
to describe, to depict
legerdemain
sleight of hand; deception
libertine
one who leads an immoral life
halcyon
calm; pleasant
fastidious
hard to please; fussy
badinage
plaful, teasing talk
malapropism
a word humorously misused
garner
to gather, to acquire
kismet
destiny; fate; fortune
hegira
flight; escape
paradigm
a model; an example
debauchery
corruption; self-indulgence
milieu
environment; setting
regress
to move backward
bilious
bad tempered; cross
necromancy
magic; especially that practiced by a witch
gumption
courage and initiative; common sense
blandishment
flattery