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To approach and speak to first; to confront in a challenging or aggressive way
Accost
A comment indicating strong criticism or disapproval
Animadversion
Desirous of something to the point of greed; intensely eager
Avid
Having a salty taste and unpleasant to drink
Brackish
Swiftness, rapidity of motion or action
Celerity
Straying or wandering from a straight or direct course; done or acting in a shifty or underhanded way
Devious
In chess, an opening move that involved risk or sacrifice of a minor piece in order to gain a later advantage; an opening move of this type
Gambit
A legendary bird identified with the kingfisher;Of or relating to the halcyon; calm, peaceful; happy golden; prosperous, affluent
Halcyon
Pertaining to the actors and their techniques; theatrical, artificial; melodramatic
Histrionic
Deliberately setting or causing fires; designed to start fires; tending to stir up stifle or rebellion
Incendiary
A whirlpool of great size and violence; a situation resembling a whirlpool in violence and destruction
Maelstrom
Nearsighted; lacking a broad, realistic view of a situation lacking foresight or discernment
Myopic
Open, not hidden, expressed or revealed in a way that is easily recognized
Overt
Tending to make worse; expressing disapproval or disparagement, derogatory, deprecatory, belittling
Pejorative
The state of being proper, appropriateness, standards of what is proper or socially acceptable
Propriety
Improper or disrespectful treatment of something held sacred
Sacrilege
Without delay or formality; briefly, concisely
Summarily
Asking humbly and earnestly
Suppliant
An object that serves as a charm or is believed to confer magical powers, an amulet, fetish
Talisman
To move in waves or with a wavelike motion; to have a wavelike appearance or form
Undulate