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melancholy
sad; depressed; causing or suggesting sadness; gloom; low spirits
requiem
music to honor the dead; a mass for the dead
vehement
marked by great emotion, force, or conviction; intense; strong; violent
indict
to charge with an offense or a crime; to make formal accusation on the basis of legal evidence
crony
a close friend or companion; a buddy
sordid
dirty; degrading; ignoble; squalid; greedy and selfish
breach
to break through; to violate; to leap clear of; a violaction of a law, obligation, or standard; a gap or broken place
rectify
to set right; to remedy; to adjust
explicate
to explain in detail; to clarify the meaning of
abdicate
to give up or renounce power
sardonic
bitter; sarcastic; scornful
rankle
to cause continual irritation, anger, bitterness, or pain
edify
to instruct, especially morally or spiritually; to enlighten
demure
assuming an air of modesty or shyness; reserved
lexicon
a dictionary; the vocabulary of a particular trade, group of people, or the like
rendezvous
a designation meeting place; a place where people habitually meet; a prearranged meeting; to bring or meet together at a certain place and time
parody
an imitation (usually of a serious literary or artistic work) that ridicules the original; to imitate in order to ridicule; to mimic
farce
a broad comedy using exaggeration and ridiculous action; an absurdity; mockery; empty pretense
odious
hateful; disgusting; detestable
rebuke
to blame or scold sharply; a scolding; a sharp reprimand
capacious
spacious; roomy
cupola
a domed structure on top of a roof
foyer
a lobby in a theater or hotel; entrance hall or vestibule in a house
contentious
given to arguing, quarreling
inveigle
to acquire, win, or ensnare by artful talk or inducements
rhetorically
spoken in a manner not intended to elicit a reply
matriarchal
motherly; ruled over by a woman
collaborator
someone who cooperates with another
inane
lacking sense or ideas; silly
tacit
unvoiced or unspoken; understood without being openly expressed
consternation
a sudden, alarming amazement or dread
conniver
one who gives aid to wrongdoing by pretending not to know or notice
droll
amusing in an odd way
fey
strange or otherwordly; appearing to be under a spell
blitzkrieg
an overwhelming all-out attack
insidious
treacherous; marked by hidden dangers
venerable
commanding respect, usually because of great age
inure
to become used to something
salacious
lustful or lecherous
salubrious
healthful
enmity
deep hatred, hostility, as between rivals
ludicrous
laughable; ridiculous
vulnerable
susceptible to being wounded or hurt
exhort
to urge by strong argument or advice
vincidate
to clear of blame or suspicion
nonentity
a person or thing of no importance; something that does not exist or exists only in imagination
maim
to cripple or impair
salient
prominent or conspicuous
fratricide
killing of one's brother
funereal
pertaining to a funeral
ambiguous
having two or more possible meanings
opulent
rich; affluent
sobriety
the state of being sober; serious
cacophony
harsh, discordant sounds
accolade
anything given or done as a sign of respect
cache
a hiding place, especially one in the ground, for provisions, treasures, etc.; anything hidden or stored
aura
a particular quality that seems to arise from and surround a person or thing
sinecure
an office or job requiring little work, especially one yielding profitable returns
vagary
unpredictable action; whim
bellicose
belligerentl inclined to start quarrels