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accost
* To approach and speak to in a hostile or aggressive manner.
mollify
* To soothe anger or hostility.

* To make less intense or violent
provocation
*Something that incites anger or stirs to action
redress
*Compensation or satisfaction for a wrong

*To correct;remedy;to compensate
correlate
*To put in a mutual relatiobn

*To show a connection between
Disseminate
*to scatter widely; spread about.
periphery
*The edge or border of an area

* The surrounding area
pervasive
*Tending to spread throughout
eccentric
*Not conforming to normal or usual behavior; odd; peculiar
eclectic
*Selected or made up of elements from various sources.
ecstatic
*Overwhelmed with intense joy or delight
Euphemism
*The use of a mild or less direct word or phrase in place of one considered blunt or offensive
ameliorate
*To make or become better; improve
consternation
*A feeling of alarm or dismay characterized by confusion or fear
prudent
*Wise and sensible in handling practical matters

*Careful or cautious in conduct
rigorous
*Strict; inflexible

* Servere; harsh; difficult
critique
*Acritical review, especially one dealing with works of art or literature

*To review or discuss critically
acrimonious
*Bitter or sarcastic in language, temper, manner, or tone
Impeach
*To bring formal charges against a public official

*To discredit ( A person's honor)
innuendo
*A hint or indirect suggestion, usually meant to damage a person's reputation
colloquium
*An academic conference or meeting on some subject
contradict
* To say the opposite of

* To declare to be untrue
edict
An official degree or proclamation issued by a ruler or other person having authority
elocution
* The art of public speaking

* The style or manner of speaking or reading in public
crucial
*Extremely important; decisive; critical
innate
possessed at birth;natural;inborn
proclivity
*A natural tendency;inclination
subtle
*Sofaint or slight as to be not obvious

* Capable of seeing or understanding find distinctions
abstract
*Throught of apart from concrete objects.

* Relating to a style of art that does not represent real form
aesthetic
*Sensitive to art and beauty

*Artistic

*RElating to art and beauty
cacophony
*A harsh, jarring, or unpleasant sound; discord.
motif
*A recurring theme, idea or subject in art, literature, music, or drama
surrealistic
*Having a dreamlike or unreal quality
clamorous
*Noisy and loud

*Loudly demanding
equivocate
*To use ambiguous language

* To avoid making an exact statement
proclamation
*Something that is declared publicly, especially an officcial public announcement
vouch
*To give assurance or one's word in gaurantee

* To serve as evidence or guarantee.
indelible
*Impossible to erase, remove, or wash out; permanent
plumb
*To examine closely in order to discover the contents or facts of
pristine
*Unspoiled;pure;uncorrupted

*Origional;primitive
variable
*Likely to change; changeable
inundate
*To cover with water, as in a flood

* To overwhelm
Obsess
* To occupy or trouble the mind excessively
Profligate
*Recklessly wasteful

*Utterly immoral
morbid
*overly preoccupied with death, disease, or decay

*sickly

*gruesome;grisly
moribund
*near death;dying
mortgage
*The pledge of property to a creditor as security for a debt.

* The deed that gives the terms of such a pledge
remorse
*A deep, painful feeling of regret, guilt, or sorrow for wrongdoing.
advocate
*To plead in favor of

* one who defends a cause
intimidate
*To frighten; to make timid.
notorious
*Well known, usually unfavorably
obsolete
*No longer in use

*Out of date
perpetuate
*To make to last or continue for a very long time
decadence
*A period, condition, or process of decline or decay as in morals, art or literature
obliterate
*To destroy completely

* To blot out; erase
stagnate
* to become motionless

* to become foul from standing still

* to stop growing
wane
* To decrease gradually

* to decline in power, imporance, or influence
carnage
* a bloody and massive slaughter, as in battle; massacre
improvise
* to compose or perform without preparation

* to make or provide from the materials at hand.
incarnate
* embodied in human form; personified

* to personify
visage
* the face of racial appearance of a person
confrontation
* a conflict involving opinions, ideas, or armed forces

* a face to face meeting
cull
* to pick out, select

* to choose and gather
exalt
* to raise in status, position, dignity, etc.

* to praise;glorify;extol
implausible
*difficult to believe; not likely
immutable
* unchangeable
malleable
* able to be hammered or pressed into various shapes without breaking

* adaptable
volatile
* changeable

* tending to violence;explosive
compulsory
* required; enforced
dispel
* to drive away; cause to disappear
impel
* to drive or force to action; compel.

* to propel or drive forward
viable
* capable of living and developing

* workable; practicable
vitality
* the power to live, grow, or develop

* mental or physical vigor; engery