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autonomous
self-governing; independent
blanch
grow or become white or pale
candor
sharp honesty in expressing oneself
crass
very stupid; unrefined; dull; slow to understand
cursory
a hasty consideration of something without pausing to note details
deft
skillful in a quick and easy way (suggests nimbleness and sureness to touch)
demeanor
behavior in expressing one's attitude, etc.
eminent
famous; well-known (suggests conspicuous superiority)
enhance
increase in value; make better or more beautiful
ennui
boredom; weariness; dissastisfaction (resulting from inactivity or loss of interest)
exorbitant
too expensive; going beyond limits
fetid
offenstive to sense of smell; stinking
fortuitous
accidental; happening by chance
furtive
sly; stealthy; secret (suggests a reprehensible objective)
futile
useless; ineffectual; unimportant
jihad
a war by Muslims against unbelievers or enemies of Islam; a fanatical campaign for or against something
Armageddon
Biblical - the place where the last, decisive battel between godo and evil will be fought; any great, decisive battle
debacle
an overwhelming defeat or rout; a total, often ludicrous, failure, or collapse
aggregate
adj. - gathered together into a mass of a whole; noun - a group of distinct things gathered together
effusive
expressing excessive emotion; too demonstrative