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prodigious
extraordinary in size, amount, extent, degree, force, etc.
He ate a prdigious apple for dinner.
ravage
to work havoc upon
The mafia ravaged the town!
beholden
oblgated
The man was beholden to his quest for power.
dismembered
to cut, tear, or pull the limbs off
The man was dismembered during the Holy War.
appalled
to fill with consternation or dismay
The woman was appalled when she saw the dead body of her cat.
hewed
to strike forcibly with an ax, sword, or other cutting intstrument; chop; hack
The man hewed at the piece of steak.
ventured
an undertaking involving uncertainty as to the outcome, esp. a risky or dangerous one
The woman ventured to the mall in the dangerous streets of south Chicago.
ambrosia
the food of the gods
The gods were feasting on their ambrosia during Zeus' birthday party
cordial
courteous and gracious; friendly; warm
The cordial man was nice to the cordial woman.
adversary
a perosn, group, or force that opposes or attacks; opponent; enemy; foe
The gods of ancient Greece's adversary was the gods of the religion of Hinduism.
humbly
not proud or arrogant; modest
He humbly said that he wasn't good at hockey.
beguiling
to deceive by guile; delude
She used he beguiling attributes to defeat the mafia.
vile
utterly bad
She hhad a vile secse of humor.
foreboding
to foretell or predict; be an omen of; indicate beforehand
The clouds were able to forebode a storm.
frantic
desperat or wild with excitement, passion, fear, pain, etc.; frenzied
He was frantic when he learned that vampires were real.
succumbed
to submit to anoverpowering force or yield to an overwhelming desire; give up or give in
He succumbed to the power of the monster that slept under his bed.
enchantment
the art, act, or and instance of enchanting; charming; captivating
She put an enchantment of the stupid pig.
disconsolate
without consolation or solace; hopelessly unhappy
The loss of her pet dog made her very disconsolate.
tumult
violent and noisy commotion or disturbance of a crowd or mob
The tumult reached its height during the premier's speech.
supplication
and act or instance of supplicationg; humble prayer, entreaty, or petition
The kids made a supplication in order to get free candy from their school.
bewitch
to aggect by witchcraft or magic; cast a spell over
The witch bewitched the young boy and turned him into a frog.
azure
of or having a light, purplish shade of blue
The azure sky hovered over the town of criminals
abominably
repugnantly hateful; detestable; unpleasant; loathsome
The abominable thief ravaged the town.
avail
to be of use or value to; profit; advantage
His strength did not acail against the dragon.
scourge
a whip or lash, esp. for the infliction of punishment or torture
The scourge was used in order to punish the dirty thief.
ardor
great warmth of feeling; fervor; passion
She spoke persuasively and with ardor.
torment
to afflict with great bodily or mental suffering; pain
He was tormented with violent headaches.
spasms
a sudden, involuntary contraction of a muscle or group of muscles
She had violent spasms as she ran over the squirrel.
bellowing
to make the deep roaring sound characteristic of a bull
He bellowed after he striked the tree with his foot.
contender
one that contends; especially : a competitor for a championship or high honor
The nomads were whearthy contenders to the mafia when they battled for the port.