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to dry up completely
desiccate
inexpressible; beyond description
ineffable
to waver; to sway indecisively
vacillate
one who bears the blame for an offense
scapegoat
treating in a condescending manner; talking down to
patronizing
melodious; pleasant to hear
dulcet
to waste; to exhaust
dissipate
to take over; to seize power
usurp
magical charm for protection
talisman
partialy decayed or decomposed; having a foul smell
putrid
supple; graceful in motion
lithe
carefree; simple; nearly perfect
idyllic
to cover with; to be overwhelmed with
inundate
producing the desired outcome
efficacious
eating and drinking moderately
abstemious
to assign
relegate
keen, mentally sharp
perspicacious
transparent; clear
pellucid
to remove objectionable words from
expurgate
unnecessary; excessive
superfluous
a dialect other than the standard or literary dialect; uneducated speech
patois
state of perplexity or bafflement prohibiting action, speech, or thought
nonplused
repeated in concise form
recapitulated
persons living together as a unit; mangagement of a household
menage
person having one quarter Negro ancestry
quadroon
to constitute outward evidence of; display clearly
evinced
radiant splendor
effulgence
producing sound; full or loud in sound
sonorous
a boat like a canoe
pirogue
ornamental garden w/ paths btwn. the beds
parterre
comfortably or conveniently spacious
commodious
situdated down or below
nether
quality or state of being
impetuosity
act, process, or power of restraining or dominating by force
coercion
shameless boldness
effrontery
agreeably prococative; having lively arch charm
piquant
promptness in response; cheerful readiness
alacrity
excessively demonstrative; pouring freely
effusive
to travel over or through especially on foot
perambulations
deception by artifice or stratagem in order to conceal, escape, or evade
subterfuges