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Obtuse
not quick or alert in perception, feeling, or intellect; not sensitive or observant; dull
Odious
Deserving or causing hatred; hateful; detestable
Pallor
Unusual or extreme paleness, as from fear, ill health, or death
Partisan
One who exhibits blind alleigance to a group or cause
Peal
A loud, prolonged ringing of bells
Phalanxes
A close arrangement of people or things
Philanthropy
The effort or inclination to increase the well-being of human kind, as by charitable deeds or donations
Piety
Reverence for God or devout fulfillment of religious obligations
Placid
Pleasantly calm or peaceful; tranquil
Plumage
The covering of feathers on a bird
Polemicist
A writer who argues in opposition to others, especially in theology

"If challenged, Homais would be a skilled polemicist in his views on religion"
Portal
A door, gate, or entrance, especially one of imposing appearance
Prodigal
Wastefully or recklessly extravagant
Profusely
Spending or giving freely in large amount, often to excess; extravagant
Propitious
Presenting favorable conditions

"propitious weather, propitious omens"
Protracted
To draw out or lengthen in time; prolong
Protrude
To project or stick out
Provincial
Lacking sophistication; narrow-minded

"Emma Bovary considers her husband Charles to be extremely provincial - he lacks class and substance"
Reciprocal
Given or felt by each toward the other; mutual
Recluse
A person who lives in seclusion or apart from society
Remonstrate
To say or plead in protest, objection, or disapproval
Reprove
To criticize or correct
Resolute
Firmly resolved or detirmined; set in purpose or opinion
Revere
To regard with respect tinged with awe
Reverie
A state of dreamy meditation or fanciful musing

"Lost in reverie"
Rhetoric
The art of using words effectively
Serene
Calm, peaceful, or tranquil
Servile
Submissive or fawning in attitude or behavior
Simper
To smirk
Solace
To comfort, console, or cheer (often a person, oneself, the heart, etc)
Sonorous
Producing a full, rich, deep sound
Strident
Having a shrill, irritating quality or character
Supplicate
To pray humbly; to make a humble and earnest petition
Tepid
Lacking in passion
Undulated
Resembling a wave-like motion
Veneration
A feeling of profound respect for someone or something
Verbose
Talkative
Viscous
Of a glutinous nature or consistency
Vituperations
Abusive remarks
Wan
Very pale or sickly