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amenable
adj. 1. Of persons: liable to be brought before any jurisdiction; answerable, liable to answer, responsible; 2. Of things: liable o the legal authority of
Callous
adj. 1. having calluses, toughened; 2. emotionally hardened;unfeeling
cognizance
n. 1. knowledge, understanding; also acquaintance; 2. knowledge as attained by observation of information; state of being aware of anythingl perception, notice, observation
Congenial
adj. 1. Pleasent becuase of qualities of interests similar to one
s own; 2. suited to one's taste or inclination.
contumely
n. insolent reproach or abuse; insulting or offensively contemptuous language or treatment; scornful rudeness
credulous
adj. 1. ready or disposed to believe; 2. over-ready to believe; 3. apt to believe on weak or insufficient grounds.
evanescent
adj. quickly vanishes or passes away; having no permanence. Said of appearances, conditions, impressions, etc.
fallacious
adj.deceptive, misleading; illogical; delusive
heterodox
adj. 1. not in agreement with accepted beliefs, especially in church doctrine or dogma; 2. holding unorthodox opinions.
indecorous
adj. 1. unbecoming, inappropriate; 2a. contrary to, or lacking, decorum or propriety of behavior; in bad taste; 2b. immodest, indecent
lurid
adj.pale and dismal in color; wan and sallow; ghastly of hue
magistrate
n.a civil officer charged with the administration of the law; a member of the executive government
meagre/er
adj.1. deficient in quantity, fullness, or extent; scanty; 2. deficient in richness, fertility, or vigor; feeble; 3. having little flesh; lean
pervade
v. To extend or diffuse itself throughout; to spread through or into every part of; to permeate, saturate.
picturesque
adj. like or having the elements of a picture; fit to be the subject of a striking or effective picture; possessing pleasing and interesting qualities of form and color
portend
v. 1a. to presage as an omen; to foreshow, foreshadow; 1b. to point or to indicate beforehand; to give warning of, by natural means
prepossession
n. 1. the a preconception or prejudice; 2. the state of being preoccupied with thoughts, opinions, or feelings.
pretension
1. a specious allegation; a pretext; 2. a claim to something, such as a privilege or right; 3. the advancing of a claim; 4. ostentatious display;pretentiousness.
sepulchre/er
n. a tomb or burial-place; a building, vault, or excavation made for the interment of a human body.
sycophant
n. 1. a servile self-seeker who attempts to win favor by flattering influential people
tarry
v. to delay, retard, defer, put off
throng
n.1. pressing or crowding of people; an act of thronging or crowding; a crowded condition; 2a. a crowded mass of persons actually (or in idea) assembled together; a crowd; 2b. a great number of things crowded together, either actually or in idea; a multitude
torpor
n. absence or suspension of motive power, activity, or feeling
vagrant
adj. 1. Wandering about without proper means of livelihood; living in vagrancy or idle vagabondage; of or belonging to the class of vagrants or itinerant beggars; 2. Wandering, straying, roving; inconstant, unsettled, wayward, etc.; 3. leading a wandering or nomadic life; ranging or roaming from place to place
baffle
adj. bewilder; perplexl fill with confusionl puzzle;frustrate.
cinema
noun. movies;motion picture industry
despise
v. look down on with contempt or disgust; loathe; regard as inferior.
despicable
adj. worthy of contempl contemptible
ebullient
adj overflowing with enthusiasm; exuberantl effervescent; high spiritedl vivacious.
exaggerate
verb. overstatel go beyone the limiets of the actual truth.