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to woo
to court, to seek the favor of with the idea of joining together
whim
a spontaneous, imaginative action
whimsy
an odd or fanciful notion, often charming
caprice
sudden unpredictable action or change
capricious
whimsical
periphery
outer boundaries, margins
nadir
lowest point
zenith/apex/apogee/pinnacle
highest point, very tip top (pinnacle is also a high tower)
perdition
state of damnation, hell, state of being damned
dire/egregious
really, really bad
heinous
really really bad, offensive against morality and accepted conventions of behavior, abominable
knell
sounding or tolling of a bell
death knell
bell tolling that signifies a death, a sign of something ending
transitory/ephemeral
fleeting, shortlived, transient
soporific
sleep inducing, making one sleepy or drowsy
to malign
to bad mouth, to say nasty things about
malignant
evil, harmful in a bad evil way
malfeasance
wrong doing
malice
nasty, evil intentions
malevolent
evil wishing, intent on doing harm
benevolent
well wishing, kindly disposed, good and kind
benign
kindly disposed, good and not harmful
vulnerable
capable of being hurt, at risk
invulnerable
incapable of being hurt
inexorable
merciless, ruthless, unstoppable, implacable and relentless
a pall
a cloth draped over a coffin, something that darkens in a gloomy way
resolute
firm of purpose, determined and unswayed
to laud
to praise
laundable
worthy of praise and commendation
avarice
great greed
rapacity
consuming greed
avaricious/rapacious
greedy
loquacious/garrulous
chatty, talkative, running off at the mouth
incendiary
inflaming, causing fire literally or metaphorically, inflammatory
verbose
excessively wordy either in print or in oral use of words
taciturn/laconic
using few words, not inclinced to speak
tacit
unspoken, not put into word, implicit
pernicious
harmful, injurious to the point of death, ruinous, fatal
occult
having to do with the dark side of the supernatural
morbid
characterized by a sick interest in death, disease or dying
moribund
in a state of dying or wasting away
derelict
an abandoned ruin or wreck, neglectful of duty
penury
abject poverty, utter lack of resources
misanthrope
hater of humanity
misogynist
woman hater
stark
bare bones, no frills, having just the bare minimum
Spartan
stark?, austere
austere
stark, or severe and stern in manner
denizen
a citizen, an inhabitant
leviathan
a whale, a monster of vast size
strumpet
a doxy, whore, prostitute, trollop