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meditative
adj-in deep thoughtfulness; pensive
asunder
adv-apart
grovel
v- tocringe
parley
n-a discussion held to settle a dispute
render
v-to express in one's own way
oracle
n-something or someone believed to be a source of wisdom
expend
v-to use up
erudition
n-extensive knowledge gained through reading and studying
conciliatory
adj-soothing, friendly
ablution
n-the washing of the body or part of it
discomfit
v-to make uneasy; embarass
aversion
n-extreme dislike
ignonimous
adj-disgraceful
felicitous
adj-suitable to a specific purpose
synopsis
n-a brief summary
indiscriminate
adj-haphazard, unrestrained
expound
v- to explain in detail
commendable
v- to give regards or good wishes to someon
bereaved
v- to leave sad or forlorn, as by death
proprieties
n- accepted behavior in polite society
capricious
ajd-tending to change one's mind suddenly
disaffection
n-the loss of affection or loyalty
disinterested
adj-having no selfish interest or motive
endow
v- to give money or property
placable
adj-capable of being calmed or soothed
valedictory
adj-pertaining to a parting or farewell
clemency
n-mercy
audacious
adj-fearless
magnamimous
adj-noble in mind and heart
confound
v-to mix up, confuse
acquiesce
v-to agree readily
constraint
n-emotional repression
courtier
n- a person who serves at a royal court, a person who seeks favor through flattery
buffets
n-a punch with the fist
discomfiture
n-embarrassment, uneasiness
decanter
n-an ornamental glass botttle used for serving liquids
patronize
v-to treat others with such an air of superiority
depreciation
v-to belittle, make seem less valuable
discretion
n-cuation
adversary
n-an opponent or enemy
niggardly
adj-stingy
fabulous
adj-unbelievable
beguile
v-to deceive, trick
ordnance
n-military weaponry
pettish
adj-irritable
disparity
n-inequality or difference in rank
verily
adj-truly
smite
v- to afflict, to strike forcefully
miscreant
n- a wicked person
paroxysm
n- a sudden fit or spasm
prostrate
v- to be flat, to kneel or fall to the ground in surrender
penitential
adj- expressingt remorse for one's wrongs
reparation
n-something paid or given to make up for an injury or loss
impetuosity
n-an impulsive act
diffidence
n-shyness
thwart
v- to frustrate, defeat
adjunct
n-something connected to another thing in a helpful unnecessary way
habituate
v-to get used to something through frequent and repeated exposure
chronic
adj-continuing
desponding
v-to become discouraged
edifying
v-to teach, enlighten
allusion
n-an indirect but meaningful reference
interment
n-burial
quarry
n-an animal being hunted
cogent
adj-convincing
waive
v-to put off for another time
contingent
adj-dependant upon something that has not yet happened
reproach
v-to blame or criticize
impend
v- to threaten or menace
incomprehensible
adj-impossible to understnad
relinquish
v-to give up
repugnance
n-a feeling of intense dislike
reiterate
v- to say or do again
inflammatory
adj-fiery
uncouth
adj- crude, clumsy
expatriate
v- to exile
turnkey
n- a person in charge of the keys in a jail
abhorrent
adj-hateful, disgusting
supercilious
adj-haughty, scornful
incursion
n-a sudden entering into
superscription
n-something written above or outside another thing
wicket
n-a small gate
presentiment
n-a feeling that a particular thing will happen
apprise
v-to notify
injunction
n-a command
brazen
adj- shameless
insupportable
adj-unbearable
causeway
n-a raised road across water or swampland
adjure
to command or appeal to solemnly
devolve
to be passed on to another person, as a responsibility