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(adj) desirous of something to the point of greed; intensely eager
avid
(n) a legendary bird identified with the kingfisher; (adj) of or relating to the halcyon; calm, peaseful, happy, golden; prosperous; affluent
halcyon
(adj) straying or wandering from a straight or direct course, roundabout; dont or acting in a shifty or underhanded way
devious
(v) to approach and speak to first
accost
(adj) deliberatley setting or causing fires; designed to start fires; tending to stir up strife or rebellion; (n) one who deliberatly starts fires; one who causes strife
incendiary
(n) a comment indicating strong criticism or disapproval
animadversion
(n) a solemn agreement
covenant
(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
gambit
(adj) having a salty taste and unpleasent to drink
brackish
(Adj) pertaining to actors and their techniques; theatrical, artificial, melodramatic
histrionic
(n) swiftness, rapidity of motion or action
celerity
(Adj) asking humbly and earnestly (n) one who makes a request humbly and earnestly
suppliant
(v) to put forward, offer, suggest for consideration; to set forth
propound
(n) the state of being proper, appropriateness;
standards of what is proper or socially acceptable
propriety
(adj) open, not hidden, expressed or revealed in a way that is easily recognized
overt
(v) to move in waves or with a wavelike motion; to have a wavelike apperance or form
undulate
(n) improper or disrespectful treatment of something held sacred
sacrilege
(n) an object that serves as a charm or is believed to confer magical powers
talisman
(adj) nearsighte; lacking a broad, realistic view of a situation; lacking foresight or discernment
myopic
(adv) without delay or formality; briefly, concisely
summarily
(adj) tending to make worse; expressing disapproval or disparagement
pejorative
(n) a whirlpool of great size and violence; a situation resembling a whirlpool in violence and destruction
maelstrom