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Penitent
regretful of ones sins or mistakes
reconnoiter
to engage in reconnaissance; scout
dilettante
a lover of the arts
collusion
secret agreement or cooperation
imperturbable
not easily excited, emotionally steady
pedantry
a pretentious display of knowledge, overly rigid attention to rules and details
refulgent
shining, radiant, resplendent
tyro
a beginner, novice
vituperative
harshly abusive
charlatan
one who feigns knowledge or ability; a pretender, imposter
attenuate
to make thin or slender; to weaken or lessen in force
decimate
to kill or destroy a large part of
sequester
to set apart, separate for a special purpose ; seclude
necromancer
one who claims to reveal of influence the future through magic; sorcerer
moribund
dying, on the way out
flaccid
limp, not firm
cabal
small group working in secret
abrogate
to repeal, cancel
detritus
debris, loose bits and pieces
winnow
to get rid of something unwanted, to delete
espouse
to take up and support; to marry
gregarious
living together in a group or herd
interpolate
to insert between other parts or things
languish
to become weak, feeble or dull
nadir
the lowest point
tantamount
equivalent, having the same meaning or value
canard
a false rumor or fabricated story
abstruse
extremely difficult to understand
contrite
regretful for some misdeed or sin
cynosure
the center of attention, attraction or interest
efficacy
the power to produce a desired result
ethereal
light, airy, delicate; highly refined
engender
to bring into existence, give rise to, produce
ghoulish
revolting in an unnatural or morbid way
machination
a crafty or scheming action design to accomplish some end (usually evil)
beatific
blissful
cacophonous
harsh-sounding, raucous, discordant
coup
a highly successful stroke
euphemism
a mild or inoffensive expression used in place of a harsh one
gainsay
to deny or contradict
moratorium
a suspension of activity
wizened
dry, shrunken, wrinkled
minutiae
small, trivial details
aperature
an opening, hole or gap
dissidence
a difference of opinion, discontent
iniquity
wickedness, sin
mutable
open to or capable of change
obeisance
a deep bow or other body movement indicating respect
panegyric
formal or elaborate praise
pittance
a woefully meager allowance
seraphic
angelic, heavenly, celestial
promulgate
to proclaim or issue officially
billingsgate
abusive language
musciform
having the appearance of a fly or moss
louche
shady, dubious
philodox
one who is fond of their own opinions
lycanthropy
believing yourself to be a wolf
bandersnatch
a wild animal that is devious in nature
coxcomb
one that is cocky; jester's hat
psittacism
mechanic, meaningless speech
furphy
false rumor
billet-doux
love letter
gewgaw
a gaudy trinket
flaneur
idler, dawdler