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Consternation
n. Fear, amazement, or dismay that causes confusion or that hinders
Dote
v. To show excessive love or fondness for
Parterre
n. An ornamental flower garden, with walkways
Opprobrium
n. Disgrace arising from shameful conduct; ignominy
Foment
trans. v. To promote the growth or development of; to incite
Privation
n. Lack of the basic necessities or comforts of life
Phylactery
n. Small leather box containing scriptures and strapped to one's forehead and left arm
Refectory
n. Dining hall in a religious or collegiate setting
Inanition
n. Exhaustion from lack of nourishment; lethargy
Sallowness
n. A sickly yellow color or complexion
Usurious
adj. Practicing the lending of money at exorbiant intrest
Quail
v. To cower; to shrink back in fear
Propensity
n. Natural inclination or tendency
Duplicity
n. Deliberate deceitfulness in behaiviro or speech
Ignominious
adj. Shameful; dishonorable; degrading; disgraceful
Animadversion
n. Harsh, often unfair criticism
Slatternly
adj. Untidy; dirty
Poltroon
adj. A base coward
Execration
n. The act of cursing or denouncing; a protest against
Inure
v. to accustom (oneself) to something undesirable
Elixer
n. A supposed remedy for all ailments
Elucidate
v. To make clear
Emanate
v. To come forth; to send forth
Emendation
n. A correction
Empathy
n. An understanding of another's feelings
Empirical
adj. Based on practical experience rather than theory
Endemic
adj. Confined to a particular country or area
Enervate
v. To weaken
Ennui
n. Boredom; a weariness resulting from a lack of interest
Ephemeral
adj. lasting only a brief time; short lived
Epitome
n. A typical example; a condensed account
Ergo
conj. Therefore
Erotic
adj. pertaining to sexual love
Eschew
v. to keep away from; to avoid; to shun
Facetious
adj. comical; jocular; flippant
Deride
v. to ridicule, to mock
Desiccated
adj. dried up
Despicable
adj. contemptible, hateful
Desultory
adj. wandering from subject to subject
Deviate
v. to turn aside
Diadem
n. a crown
Diaphanous
adj. very sheer and light
Dichotomy
n. a division into two parts
Ebullient
adj. enthusiastic
Eclectic
adj. choosing from various sources
Edify
v. improve someone morally
Effete
adj. worn out; barren
Egregious
adj. remarkably bad; outrageous
Elegy
n. a sad or mournful poem
Elicit
v. to draw forth; to call forth