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deterrent
prevent
eschew
to avoid
microcosm
small representative system have anagolie to a larger system
exploitative
heroic act or deed
thwart
to prevent
anomalous
deviating from the normal
ephemeral
lasting a short period of time
vanity
excessive pride
chasting
to punish, as in beating someone
hector
to bully
deferential
marked by or exhibiting deference
imperatives
expressing a command or plea
inaction
lack or absence of action
pedantic
characterized by a narrow concern for book learning and formal rules
didactic
intended to instruct
exemplifying
to serve as an example
alms
money or goods given as charity
gallant
dashing
indelible
permanent
macabre
gruesome
martyrdom
any experience that causes intense suffering
vendetta
feud between two families that comes about because of a murder and is caused by revenge
conceit
a metaphor that is carried through and exagerated throughout a litterary work
stalwart
stout
fawning
to seek favor or attention by flattery
demagogues
a leader of the common people in ancient times
discomfit
to make uneasy
chagrin
a keen feeling of mental unease (annoyance or embarassment)
capricious
impulsive
misogynist
one who hates women
apathetic
indifferent
burgeoning
flourishing
conjugal
relating to marriage
whimsical
erratic in behavior
fortitude
strength in mind that allows one to endure pain
despondency
depression of spirits from loss of hope
synecdoche
part of a whole
subservient
subordinate in capacity or function
dissipate
to break up or scatter
emulate
to imitate
replete
full
delineate
to describe with accuracy or detail
sagacious
of keen judgement
idiosyncratic
eccentric
voluble
talkative
pompous
arrogant
litany
a prayer with responce from the congregation
callous
unfeeling
obscured
made dim or hidden
censure
harsh criticism
vigilante
one who takes the law into their own hands
brooding
worry
drooping
to become depressed
disconsolate
cheerless
nymph
in mythology represeted by a beautiful maiden dwelling in the mountains, forests, trees, and waters.
dogmatic
positiveness in assertion of opinion especially when unwarranted or arrogant
hubris
exaggerated pride
reverie
daydream
cowering
to shrin away
enervated
to reduce the mental or moral vigor of
certitude
the state of being or feeling certain
diction
verbal description
abated
to put an end to