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accost
to approach and speak first / confont
animadversion
a comment indicating stong criticism /rebuke
avid
intensely eager- to the point of greed / keen
brackish
having a salty taste /saline
celerity
swiftness, rapidity of motion /speed
devious
wandering from a straight or direct coarse /sly, tricky
gambit
an opening move involving risk
halcyon
legendary bird; calm peaceful /tranquil serene
histrionic
pertaining to actors
incendiary
deliberatly setting fires
maelstrom
whirlpool or great size and violence /turbulence
myopic
nearsighted
overt
open not hidden /obvious
pejorative
tending to make worse; belittling
propriety
state of being proper /correctness fitness
sacrilege
improper to something sacred
summarily
without delay; brief
suppliant
asking humbly; petitioner
talisman
object that serves as luck charm
undulate
to move in waves /ripple