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infidel
a person who does not accept a particular faith
aria
an elaborate vocal piece sung by a single voice
eschew
to avoid habitually, especially on moral or practical grounds
platitude
a trite remark or statement
cant
insincerely pious language
abstruse
difficult to understand
ruminate
to meditate at length
banal
lacking freshness or originality
incumbent
Imposed as an obligation or duty
pernicious
tending to cause death or injury
onerous
troublesome
cadence
balanced rythmic flow or beat of poetry, oratory, dancing, or music
mimicry
a close copying or imitation of the speech, expression, or gesture of another
abeyance
the condition of being temporarily set aside
commodity
an article of trade, such as an agricultural or mining product that can be transported
sagacity
keeness of perception
arboreal
pertaining to or resembling a tree
panacea
a remedy for all diseases
vitiate
to impair the value or quality of
Prone
inclined
uninterested
not paying attention
fealty
the loyalty and duty of a vassal or tenant, to his feudal lord
default
the failure to perform a task or fufill an obligation
veritable
unquestionable, true
presage
to indicate or warn of in advance
adjure
to command solemnly, as under oath
tenet
an opinion, doctrine, or principle held as being true by a person or group
oblique
Indirect; not straight foward
inimitable
impossible to imitate or copy
malleable
able to be molded, bent easily
infer
to deduce
optimum
most favorable or advantageous
recompense
payment made in return for something given or done
implausible
not valid, likely, or acceptable
emulate
to strive to equal or excel
proclivity
a natural inclination or tendency
disinterested
free of bias or self interest
feckless
careless; irresponsible
apocryphal
of doubtful authorship or authenticity
staccato
in music, cut short crisply; disconnected