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mirage
n.)a hazy vision or scene
envelope
v.)to surround entirely
effulgence
n.)a brilliant shining
irrelevance
n.)unimportance, triviality
decorous
adj.) characterized by proper conduct
gorge
v.) to stuff oneself with food
furtive
adj.) sly or sneaky
pallidly
adv.) faintly or weakly
enmity
n.) a bitter feeling of hatred
suffusion
n.) a spreading over with liquid or color
hinder
v.) to hold back or prevent
gesticulate
v.) to gesture, usually while speaking
grave
adj.) solemn or serious
ebullience
n.) overflowing enthusiasm
officious
adj.)forward in offering unwanted advice
tirade
n.)prolonged bitter speech
opaque
adj.)dull, unclear, not transparent
tacit
adj.)unvoiced or unspoken
contrite
adj.)sincerely remorseful
decorum
n.) appropriate speech, behavior, or dress
obtuseness
n.)slowness in understanding
clarity
n.)clearness (as in understanding)
traverse
v.)to pass or move through
crestfallen
adj.)dejected or depressed
sagely
adv.)wisely
impervious
adj.) incapable of being penetrated or influenced
bravado
n.) a swaggering display of exaggerated courage
derisive
adj.)insulting, degrading
vex
v.) to irritate
demoniac
adj.) evil, related to a demon
corpulent
adj.)bloated or fat
demented
adj.)crazy, twisted
abominable
adj.)very bad, despicable
pernicious
adj.)destructive, fatal
augment
v.)to add to something
cunning
adj.)clever
procure
v.)to receive
vile
adj.)gross disgusting
sallow
adj.)of sickly yellow or pale brown skin
waverer
(n.) one who hesitates
lamentable
adj.)regrettable
unwieldly
adj.)hard to control
gallant
adj.)brave
fray
n.)a fight
agile
adj.)able to shift momentum or movement easily.
exile
n.)one's expulsion from his/her homeland.
tedious
adj.)tiresome by reason of length
eloquence
n.)language fluency
fickle
adj.)able to change loyalties
abhor
v.)to detest or hate
pensive
adj.)deep in thought
vial
n.)a small bottle for liquids
enjoined
v.)to direct, to impose
dismal
adj.)dreary, miserable
loathsome
adj.)increasing detest
pilgrimage
n.)a journey
remnant
n.)remains
penury
n.)desperity or poverty
haughty
adj.)selfish
sepulcher
n.)a tomb
ambiguity
n.)a vagueness or uncleanness
scourge
n.)A means of inflicting severe suffering, vengeance, or punishment.
contradiction
n.)an opposite statement
accumulate
v.)To adjust, to provide something desired
gleefully
adv.)Happily, joyfully
exasperated
adj.)frustrated
grudgingly
adv.)Hesitantly, reluctantly
conspicuously
adv.)Done in an obvious way.
sullen
adj.)Moody or sulky
vindicate
v.)to clear of wrong-doing
gruffness
n.)Harshness, stern manner
anguish
n.)Great physical or mental suffering
defiance
n.)Refusal to obey established rules
sole
adj.)Single, solitary
dejection
n.)Depression or lowness of spirits
forlornly
adv.)Unhappily, Miserably
commotion
n.)A disturbance, chaos
suppress
v.)To keep in or repress (like a smile or emotion)
delibrate
adj.)Intentionally, done after much thought
incredulity
n.)Disbelief
quizzical
adj.)Odd or comical, questioning or puzzled
vengeance
n.)An act of inflicting great trouble
commmence
v.)To begin or start
haphazardly
adv.)Randomly, aimlessly
radiant
adj.)Shining, bright, glowing
immense
adj.)Very large
ornate
adj.)Extremely fancy or decorated
promenade
v.)To walk or stroll in a relaxed manner
enraptured
v.)Enchanted
distaste
n.)Natural dislike
eccentric
adj.)Odd or unusual
oppressive
adj.)Distressing or upsetting
scrutinize
v.)To examine with critical attention
indifference
n.)Lack of concern
misgiving
n.)Doubt, mistrust
menacingly
adv.)Threateningly
implore
v.)to beg or plead
exuberant
adj.)Joyful
vigor
n.)Healthy physical or mental state
ethereal
adj.)Characterized by lightness and insubstantiality
audacity
n.)Fearless, daring
feign
v.)To give a false appearance of
immemorial
adj.)Reaching beyond the limits of memory, tradition, or recorded history.
indispensable
adj.)Not to be dispensed with; essential
castrate
v.)To remove the testicles of (a male); geld or emasculate.
bungle
v.)To work or act ineptly or inefficiently
trousseau
n.)The possessions, such as clothing and linens, that a bride assembles for her marriage
pretense
n.)A false appearance or action intended to deceive
lewdness
n.)Preoccupied with sex and sexual desire; lustful
chaste
adj.)Morally pure in thought or conduct
impervious
adj.)Incapable of being penetrated
ruffian
n.)A tough or rowdy person
luminous
adj.)Emitting light, especially emitting self-generated light
subterfuge
n.)A deceptive stratagem or device
emetic
adj.)Causing vomiting
cote
n.)A small shed or shelter for sheep or birds
mausoleum
n.)A large stately tomb or a building housing such a tomb or several tombs
voluminous
adj.)Having great volume, fullness, size, or number
gallant
adj.)Smartly or boldly stylish.
transgression
n.)A violation of a law, command, or duty
grievance
n.)A resentment strong enough to justify retaliation.
cleave
(v) to split or cut a path through something
Lamentation
n.) complaint; mourning; expression of grief or sorrow
sequester
(v) to put in isolation; to confiscate
opulence
(n) splendor; wealth
Precipice
(n) a high or steep rock face
chivalry
(n) honor; code of moral conduct
insinuate
(v) imply; state indirectly
impediment
n) obstacle; something hindering progress
harbinger
(n) messenger; something foreshadowing future events
capacious
(n) roomy; spacious; voluminous
magnanimously
(adv) honorably; nobly, generously
formidable
(adj) intimidating; inspiring fear or drea
imbibe
(v) drink; ingest
aquiline
(adj) eagle-like; curved and pointed like an eagle’s beak
erudition
(n) knowledge acquired through study and reading
imbue
(v) inspire; instill
menials
(n) servants; someone who does work of low status
idolatry
(n) excessive admiration for someone or something
abstruse
(adj) obscure; difficult to understand
ethereal
adj) exquisite; heavenly; insubstantial; airy
volutes
(n) a spiral form like the whorl in the shell of a snail
anomaly
(n) something unexplained; irregularity; peculiarity
peremptorily
adv) urgently
eloquence
(n) notable speaking ability; effective language
tumult
(n) noisy commotion; emotional upheaval
emaciated
adj) extremely thin esp. due to starvation
placidity
(n) state of calm
effulgence
(n) brightness or brilliant light radiating from something
caprice
(n) sudden change or action; impulsive tendency
poignant
(adj) causing sadness or pity; sharply perceptive
convalescent
(adj) recovering (as if from illness); on the mend
sedge
(n.) grasslike plants
tarn
(n.) small pool or lake
lurid
(adj.) gruesome or revolting
annihilate
(v.) to destroy completely
antiquity
(n.) the state of being very old or ancient
cadaverous
(adj.) death-like
abhorrence
(n.) revulsion or hatred
improvisation
(n.) something spontaneous or not rehearsed
incubus
(n.) nightmare
fissure
(n.) crack or flaw
semblance
(n) appearance
emblem
(n) symbol
hoary
(adj) white with age
imbue
(n) inspire
censure
(n) severe criticism/ disapproval
eccentric
(adj) odd or unusual
decorous
(adj) polite; appropriate
zealous
(adj) enthusiastic; passionate
apprehensive
(adj) nervous; hesitant
venerable
(adj) honorable; commanding respect
comeliness
(n) attractiveness
irreproachable
adj) blameless; innocent
ambiguity
(n) uncertainty; doubt about meaning
abashed
(adj) ashamed or embarrassed
tremulous
(adj) fearful;
countenance
(n) face or expression
iniquity
(n) injustice
inanimate
(adj) not lively; unmoving
Profuse
adj – excessive, abundant
Eccentric
adj – odd or unusual
Spectral
adj - ghostly
Feverishly
adv – hastily; passionately
Barbaric
adj – brutal; unrefined, violent
Ghastly
" adj - horrifying
Gaudy
adj – excessively showy or tasteless
Cowardice
n - lack of courage; weakness
Revel
" n – a party
Illimitable
adj – limitless; boundless
Tangible
adj – able to be touched; actual
Emanating
v – send out or flow from
Monotonous
adj – repetitive; uninteresting
Luster
n – glossy finish; shine
Sedate
adj – passive; calm; lethargic
Reveler
n - partier
Gaunt
adj – sickly thin
Sagacious
adj - wise
fastidious
adj: critical; picky
ineludible
adj: unavoidable
toilsome
adj: requiring hard work
earnestly
adv: done sincerely
ephemeral
adj: short-lived; fleeting
uncouth
adj: unrefined; vulgar; crass
virtuous
adj: righteous; honorable
apparatus
n: equipment; gear
relinquish
v: to give up; surrender
placid
adj: calm; peaceful
impetuously
adv: impulsively
exuberance
n: joy; enthusiasm; happiness
immortality
n: state of everlasting life; fame
minute
adj: very small
rapture
n: overwhelming happiness
tremulous
adj: shaking; fearful; uncertain
inexorably
adv: adamantly; unstoppably
countenance
facial appearance; composure