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Brackish
1. Having a somewhat salty taste
2. Distasteful; unpalatable: a thin, brackish gruel.
Circuitous
Being or taking a roundabout, lengthy course
Germane
Being both pertinent and fitting
Rueful
1. Inspiring pity or compassion.
2. Causing, feeling, or expressing sorrow or regret.
Caparison
1. An ornamental covering for a horse or for its saddle or harness; trappings.
2. Richly ornamented clothing; finery.
Proscribe
to denounce or condemn
Adjure
1. To command or enjoin solemnly, as under oath
2. To appeal to or entreat earnestly.
Attenuate
to make slender, fine, or small
Foist
1. To pass off as genuine, valuable, or worthy
2. To impose (something or someone unwanted) upon another by coercion or trickery
Lope
to run or ride with a steady, easy gait
Bete Noire
One that is particularly disliked or that is to be avoided
Nicety
1. The quality of showing or requiring careful, precise treatment:
Philistine
A smug, ignorant, especially middle-class person who is regarded as being indifferent or antagonistic to artistic and cultural values.
Imbrue
to saturate, to stain
Quell
to pacify, quiet, supress
Wrest
1. To obtain by or as if by pulling with violent twisting movements
2. To usurp forcefully
Imperious
Arrogantly domineering or overbearing
Obtuse
a. Lacking quickness of perception or intellect.
b. Not sharp, pointed, or acute in form; blunt.
Supernal
1. Celestial; heavenly.
2. Of, coming from, or being in the sky or high above.
Tenebrous
Dark and gloomy.