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abduct
to carry off or lead away (a person) illegally and in secret or by force, esp. to kidnap.
abhorrence
a feeling of extreme repugnance or aversion; utter loathing; abomination.
abject
utterly hopeless, miserable, humiliating, or wretched
absolve
to free from guilt or blame or their consequences
accede
to give consent, approval, or adherence; agree
acclaim
applaud, praise
adage
a traditional saying expressing a common experience or observation; proverb.
adept
very skilled; proficient
admonish
to caution, advise, or counsel against something.
facetious
not meant to be taken seriously or literally
futile
incapable of producing any result; ineffective
grandiose
affectedly grand or important; pompous
greagarious
fond of the company of others; sociable.
heinous
hateful; odious; abominable
Iconoclast
a breaker or destroyer of images
Immutable
unchangeable
Jingoism
nationalism marked especially by a belligerent foreign policy
jaded
to wear out by overwork or abuse
aesthetic
having a sense of the beautiful
affluent
having an abundance of wealth, property, or other material goods
berate
to scold; rebuke
bellicose
inclined or eager to fight
capricious
governed or characterized by being impulsive and unpredictable
cathartic
a purgative or purgatory
dynamic
pertaining to or characterized by energy or effective action
deter
to alter
equipoise
an equal distribution of weight; even balance; equilibrium.
ethereal
light, airy, or tenuous
appall
strike with disgust
appeasement
to bring to a state of peace
ardor
fiery intensity of feeling
ascribe
to attribute to a specific cause, source, origin
asipre
to have great ambition
avail
to be of use or advantage to
bane
fatal injury
bedlam
a place or situation of noisy uproar
befall
to happen by fate
belated
delayed