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avid
adj. desirous of something to the point of greed, intensely eager
halcyon
n. a legendary bird identified with the kingfisher; adj. of or relating to the halcyon; calm, peaceful, happy, golder; prosperous, affluent
devious
adj. straying or wandering from a straight or direct course, roundabout; done or acting in a shifty or underhanded way
accost
v. to approach and speak to first
incendiary
adj. deliberately setting or causing fires; designed to start fires; tending to stir up strife or rebellion; n. one who deliberately starts fires; one who causes strife
animadversion
n. a comment indicating strong criticism or disapproval
covenant
n. a solemn agreement
gambit
n. in chess, an opening move that involves the risk or sacrifice of a minor piece in order to gain a later advantage; any opening move of this type
brackish
adj. having a salty taste and unpleasant to drink
histrionic
adj. pertaining to actors and their techniques; theatrical, artificial, melodramatic
celerity
n. swiftness, rapidity of motion or action
suppliant
adj. asking humbly and earnestly; n. one who makes a request humbly and earnestly
propound
v. to put forward, offer, suggest for consideration; to set forth
propriety
n. the state of being proper, appropriateness; standards of what is proper or socially acceptable
overt
adj. open, not hidden, expressed or revealed in a way that is easily recognized
undulate
v. to move in waves or with a wavelike motion; to have a wavelike appearance or form
sacrilege
n. improper or disrespectful treatment of something held sacred
talisman
n. an object that serves as a charm or is believed to confer magical powers
myopic
adj. nearsighted; lacking a broad, realistic view of a situation; lacking foresight or discernment
summarily
adv. without delay or formality; briefly, concisely