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facade
the front of a building, especially an imposing or decorative one
gaudily
Showily and tastelessly; flashily
adept
Very skilled; proficient; expert
renounce
to give up or put aside
grotesque
in an odd or unnatural way
haggard
to look exhausted and worn out from pain and suffering
tyranny
the cruel and unjust use of power
raucous
rough-sounding
frontier
an area at the edge of or just beyond a settled area
intangible
not definite or clear to the mind; vague; elusive
oppression
harsh and unjust treatment
resolute
firmly set in purpose or opinion; determined
anguish
acute suffering or pain
penance
voluntary self-punishment
quarantine
to isolate people in order to stop the spread of an infectious disease
insoluble
incapable of being solved
narrator
one who speaks a commentary in detail, as in telling a story
affirmation
the assertion that something exists or is true
dagger
a short, sword-like weapon with a pointed blade and handle
incredulous
disbelieving
prestige
reputation or influence arising from success
futile
incapable of producing any result; useless; not successful
impeding
causing delay, interruption, or difficulty
chastise
discipline, especially using physical punishment; criticize severely
virtuosity
excellence in a skill or performance
derision
to scorn
artifacts
the objects studied by archaeologists
morbid
suggesting an unhealthy mental attitude; unwholesomely gloomy
aromatic
having a pleasant smell; fragrant or sweet-scented
primly
properly; in a formally precise way