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sinister
evil
suggesting or threatening evil
prefecture
the district administered by officials
the district governed by a chief of police
humane
characterized by kindness, mercy, or compassion
ignominy
great personal dishonor or humiliation
disgrace
torpid
numb
inactive
slow
not moving
aperture
an opening, such as a hole, gap, or slit
effaced
to rub or wipe out
erase
pious
having or exhibiting religious reverence
devotedly religious
realms
a field, sphere, or province
area which over sovereign rule
kingdom
agility
nimbleness
inarticulate
uttered without the use of normal words or syllables
unable to be heard
lacking the ability to speak clearly
perdition
loss of the soul
everlasting punishment
lurid
causing shock or horror
gruesome
expiation
atonement
to make amends or reparations for
epaulettes
shoulder ornaments
a fringed strap worn with military uniforms
lackadaisicalness
lack of life, spirit, or zest
lack of interest or concern
procure
get possession of
to take hold of
take or get
indomitable
incapable of being subdued
strong willed
stubborn
very courageous
enigma
something hard to understand or explain
mystery
affable
being pleasant
easy to talk to
calumnies
a misrepresentation intended to ruin a reputation
a false statement created to cause ruin
satire
wit
irony
sarcasm used to expose and discredit
veneration
respect or awe inspired by dignity
wisdom
veritable
true to nature
being in fact true and not false or imaginary
malefactor
one who commits an offence against the law
extricate
to free or remove from an entanglement
whimsical
subject to erratic behaviour or degree of unpredictability
augury
divination from omens or from chance events
forebode
transfiguration
change in form or appearace
odious
exciting or deserving hatred or repugnance
orthography
art of writing words with proper letters according to standard usage
written symbols
austere
somber
grave
stern
cold
morally strict
serious
august
marked by majestic dignity or grandeur
inspiring dignity and reverence
portress
a female doorkeeper in a convent or apartment house
defray
to pay, as the expense of everything
pay all or part of the expenses of reparation
ecclesiastical
of or relating to the church
indefatigable
untiring
unremitting
cannot be wearied
cabriolet
two wheeled, one horse carriage, with two seats and a folding top
hovel
a small, very humble dwelling house
prudent
careful
discreet
judicious
mendicant
a beggar living on alms
truncated
shortened by cutting off a part
cut short
conduit
channel or pipe to convey water or to drain filth (sewer)
passage
precipice
dangerous situation
epoch
fixed point of time from/which years are numbered
period, era, date
ineffable
incapable of being expressed or described in words
inexpressable
pallid
pale
wan
octogenarian
between eighty - eighty nine years of age
physiognomy
face or countenance
voluptuous
pertaining to sensual pleasure
luxurious
sage
a wise man
grave
sagacious
well judged
parapet
wall or rampart chest high
wall on the edge of a bridge
fortification
panoply
assortment of attire
propituous
presenting favorable conditions
subjugate
make submissive
bring under complete control
conquer
vociferating
to speak or cry out loudly or noisily
shout
filial
having to do with a son or a daughter
seraphic
angelic
omnibus
large vehicle for conveying passengers
phosphoric
containing a luminescent element
undulating
waving
pell-mell
disorderly, confused crowd
reckless, hurried manner
disorderly, headlong haste
bourgeois
a member of the property owning middle class
emanate
to flow out
issue
proceed
come forth
inert
inactive or sluggish by nature
no ability to move
affluent
tributary stream
ossified
hardened like/into bone
malefactor
a person who violates the law
criminal
insipid
lack of...
without distinctive, interesting qualities
vapid
aphorism
short truth
a terse saying and embpdying a general truth
restitution
reparation made by giving an equivalent or compensation for a loss, damage, or injury
chimeras
vain, idle, fancy
mythical, fire breathing monster
expiated
atone
make amends or reparations for
abnegation
refuse or deny one of some of their rights and conveniences
ignore
renounce
calumniate
slander
make false and malicious statements