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Elations
feeling of joy and pride
Epigram
A witty saying
Abortive
to stop doing, Failing to accomplish an intended result
Levity
Feeling an inappropriate lack of seriousness
Plagiaristic
Copied and passed off as your own
Communicative
tending to communicate
Privy
informed about something secret or not generally known; "privy to the details of the conspiracy"
Superficial
concerned with a surface; not deep or penetrating emotionally or intellectually
Sinister
Threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments;
Reproach
Disgrace or shame
Turbulence
A state of violent disturbance and disorder; unstable
Supercilious
Having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy
Languidly
Lacking spirit or liveliness
Extemporizing
To do or perform (something) without prior preparation or practice
Peremptorily:
Putting an end to all debate or action: a peremptory decree.
Intimation
An indirect suggestion; "not a breath of scandal ever touched her"
Grotesque
hideous
Transcendent
Beyond and outside the ordinary range of human experience or understanding
Contiguous
Connecting without a break; within a common boundary
Proprietary
An unincorporated business owned by a single person who is responsible for its liabilities and entitled to its profits; ownership
Hauteur
arrogance
Strident
harsh
Disconcerting
Causing an emotional disturbance; "his disconcerting habit of greeting friends ferociously and strangers charmingly"- Herb Caen; "an upsetting experience"
Harrowed
A cultivating implement that pulverizes or smoothes the soil
Pastoral
A literary work idealizing the rural life.
Defunct
No longer in force or use; inactive; "a defunct (or dead) law"; "a defunct organization"
Somnambulate
Walk in one's sleep
Denizen
A person who lives in a particular place
Vestige
A clue that something has been present; "there wasn't a trace of evidence for the claim"
Punctilious
Marked by precise accordance with details; "was worryingly meticulous about trivial details"; "punctilious in his attention to rules of etiquette"
Retribution
A justly deserved penalty
Postern
A small gate in the rear of a fort or castle
Demoniac
Someone who acts as if possessed by a demon
Dilatory
procrastinating
Euphemisms
mild word substitutions
Laudable
praiseworthy
Turgid
swollen
Antecedents
what one before
Substantiality
reality
Septic
decaying
insidious
deceitful
Ineffable
in expressive
Ingratiate
put oneself in favor
meretricious
deceitfully alluring
indiscreet
Lacking discretion; injudicious: an indiscreet remark
boisterously
Loud, noisy, and lacking in restraint or discipline.
An event that may occur but that is not likely or intended; a possibility.
contingency
A possibility that must be prepared for; a future emergency.
inviolate
not subject to change, damage, or destruction
explicable
Able to be explained
portentous
inspiring wonder and amazement
vicariously
experienced through another person rather than at first hand, by using sympathy or the power of the imagination
presumptuous
inconsiderate, disrespectful, or overconfident, especially in doing something when not entitled or qualified to do it
expostulation
to express disagreement or disapproval, or attempt to dissuade somebody from doing something