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abject
miserable; wretched
discomfited
made to feel uneasy
abhorrence
disgust and loathing
declamation
a dramatic or blustering speech
malignity
an intense ill will and desire to hurt others
perspicuity
clarity in statement or expression
morose
ill-tempered, gloomy
apprehension
an anxious feeling of foreboding; dread
proffered
offered
appropriated
took for one's own without permission
indelible
that which cannot be erased
vivaciously
in a lively manner
despotic
acting like an absolute ruler; tyrannical
exonerated
declared blameless and free of guilt
detestation
hatred
trenchant
incisive; forceful
plummet
a lead weight
consternation
great fear or shock that makes one feel helpless or bewildered
clemency
leniency or mercy shown toward an offender
sagaciously
in a keenly perceptive manner
venerated
deeply respected
spasmodic
charateristic of a spasm; sudden, violent, and temporary, frenzied
magnanimous
generous in overlooking an injury or insult
omnipotent
all powerful in a domineering or overbearing manner
reiterated
said repeatedly
presentiment
a feeling that something unpleasant will soon happen; a foreboding
magisterially
in an authoritative manner
commiserating
showing sorrow or pity for
facetious
joking, especially in an ironic way or at an inappropriate time
intimated
announced formally
abstinence
the act of voluntarily doing without food, drink, or some other pleasure
impiously
in a manner lacking reverence or respect
debilitating
weakening
mollified
made less severe, intense, or violent; softened
ostentatiously
in a showy manner
unremunerative
unrewarding
condescension
the act of dealing with others in a proud or haughty way
melancholy
sad and gloomy
pervading
spreading throughout
vexation
an annoyance
obtruded
forced upon (someone) unwillingly
inscrutably
mysteriosly
disconcerted
frustrated; upset
subterfuge
a strategem used to hide one's true objective or to evade an unpleasant situation; deception
incredulous
showing doubt or disbelief
aversion
an intense dislike
amiable
good-natured; friendly
imperceptible
so slight or gradual as not to be easily perceived
repugnance
extreme dislike