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unctuously
adv.—characterized by excessive piousness (faithfulness, holiness, goodness) or moralistic fervor (passion, dedication, enthusiasm), especially in an affected manner; excessively smooth, suave (polite), or smug.
savoring
v.—power to excite or interest; pleasing, attractive, or agreeable.
assails
v.—attacks vigorously or violently; use in Inherit the Wind: devour, eat greedily and quickly.
agnostic
n.—person who holds that the existence of the ultimate cause, as God, and the essential natural of things are unknown and unknowable, or that human knowledge is limited to experience.
heretic
n.--a professed believer who maintains religious opinions contrary to those accepted by his or her church or rejects doctrines prescribed by that church.
cynical
adj.--like or characteristic of a cynic: distrusting or disparaging the motives of others; showing contempt (dislike, disrespect) for accepted standards of honesty or morality by one’s actions, especially by actions that exploit (utilize) the scruples (ethics) of others
affable
adj.—pleasantly easy to approach and to talk to; friendly; cordial; warmly polite; showing warmth and friendliness; pleasant.
petulant
adj.—moved to or showing sudden, impatient irritation, especially over some insignificant annoyance.
superfluous
adj.—being more than is sufficient or required; excessive; unnecessary or needless.
preposterous
adj.—completely contrary to nature, reason, or common sense; absurd; senseless; utterly foolish.
pariah
n.—outcast; any person that is generally despised or avoided.
animosity
n.—a feeling of strong dislike, ill will, or enmity that tends to display itself in action.
biased
v.—a particular tendency or inclination, especially one that prevents unprejudiced consideration of a question; prejudice; to cause partiality or favoritism in something; an unfair influence or opinion on an idea.
fervent
adj.—having or showing great warmth or intensity of spirit, feeling, enthusiasm, etc.; ardent (passionate).
benign
having a kindly disposition; gracious; showing or expressing kindness or gentleness; favorable.
effrontery
n.—shameless or impudent (rude, impolite) boldness; barefaced audacity (bravery, courage)
bewilder
v.—to confuse or puzzle completely; perplex
imbecilities
n.—stupidity, silliness, absurdity; an instance or point of weakness, feebleness, incapability
fatuity
n.—complacent stupidity, foolishness; something foolish
irrelevant
adj.—not relevant, not applicable or pertinent
incontrovertible
adj.—not open to question or dispute
unorthodox
adj.—not conventional or traditional
perdition
n.—state of final spiritual ruin, loss of the soul, damnation
precedent
n.—a legal decision or form of proceeding serving as an authoritative rule or pattern in future similar or analogous cases
reconvene
v.—meet again; assemble again
bulwark
n.—wall; protection from danger, injury, or annoyance; use in book: protective barrier that has not allowed a certain change to occur
transgressor
n.—person violating a command, law, or moral code; offend; sin
innocuously
adv.—not harmful or injurious; harmlessly; not likely to hurt or offend
atheist
n.—a person who denies or disbelieves in the existence of a supreme being or beings.
perfunctorily
adv.—performed merely as a routine duty; hasty and superficial; lacking interest, care, or enthusiasm; indifferent or apathetic