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DESPOTIC
characteristic of an absolute ruler or absolute rule
EFFUSION
TO OVERFLOW
ENSCONCE
To settle (oneself) securely or comfortably
FRIVOLOUS
Inappropriately silly
GUILE
cunning
JUNCTURE
The act of joining or the condition of being joined
MAGNANIMITY
extremely liberal and generous of spirit
MENAGERIE
A zoo
PRECARIOUS
fraught with danger
SINUOUS
series of graceful curving motions
SOLILOQUY
A dramatic or literary form of discourse in which a character talks to himself or herself or reveals his or her thoughts without addressing a listener
IMPUDENT
rude; disrespectful
INUNDATE
to flood
PERENNIAL
Lasting an indefinitely long time
PORTENT
omen of something about to happen
CONJECTURE
guess; speculation
CLANDESTINE
Kept or done in secret
ALLUSION
passing reference or indirect mention
BLANCH
To take the color from; bleach
ADHERENT
sticking; clinging;
ZEPHYR
The west wind.
A gentle breeze
PALPABLE
capable of being touched or felt
EDIFYING
to worship
ODIOUS
highly offensive; repugnant; disgusting.
OPULENCE
wealth, riches, or affluence
OSTENTATIOUS
behaving, done etc in such a way as to be seen by other people and to impress them
DERISION
contemptuous laughter
VENERATE
to honour greatly
SUBLIME
Inspiring awe; impressive
Something sublime.
TRIFLING
unimportant