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anathema
thing devoted to evil; a thing or person greatly detested; a thing accused, damned; a formal cure or condemnation
augured
to give promise of; to predict the future, esp. from omens
prolific
producing a lot, abounding
apothecary
a pharmacist, druggist
assailed
to attack (physically, mentally, a problem)
physiognomics
practice of trying to judge character and mental qualities by observation or the body
reproached
to rebuke, blame, reprove
mirth
joyfulness, merriment (especially by laughter)
efficacy
power to produce effects or intended results; effectiveness
evinced
to show plainly; make clear characterized by treachery or slyness
pallid
deficient in color; wan, lacking sparkle as liveliness, dull
coquetted
to behave like a flirt
stupor
a state in which the mind and souls are dulled (as from a narcotic or shock); mental or moral dullness or apathy
ponderous
wery heavy; dull and labored
commodious
spacuious, roomy
filial
of suitable to, or due from a son or daugher
grotesquely
in a way that is distorted, bizarre or ridiculous
repose
to lie at rest (from work)
somniferous
inducing sleep
desultory
random; disconnected, not methodical
inquisitorial
unduly harsh, severe or hostile in making inquiries
superfluous
exceeding what is sufficient or necessary
antipathy
aversion, deep rooted dislike
demagogue
a leader who makes use of proper power; prejudice and false claims to gain power
diminutive
smaller than average; tiny
capricious
fickle, erratic, flighty
ascetic
austere in appearance, manner or attitude practicing strict self-denial as a person/spiritually
multitudinous
very numerous; having many parts
venerable
worthy of reverence; deserving respect vecause of age, character, or importance
supercilious
haughty (disdainful
ethereal
light, airy, delicate, heavenly (non-earthy)
foist
to force another to accept, especially by stealt and deciet
peremptory
that cannot be denied, changed, or delayed
sardonic
bitterly, sneering disdainful, sarcastic
emaciated
having become abnormally lean, lost much weight (as by disease of starvation)
countenance
to sanction; to extend approval or toleration to
averred
to declare to be true; state positively; cofirm, affirm
abet
to assist or support in the acheivement of a purpose (especially in the wrongdoing)
inquest
a judicial inquiry, as a coroner's investigation of death; inquiry, investigation
palpitant
fluttering, quivering
disapprobation
disapproval
piquant
agreeably pungent or stimulating to taste
pretext
a false reason or motive put forth to hide the real one; excuse, cover up; front
invidious
tending to cause discontent, animosity or envy
querulous
complaining; fretful; peevish; faultfinding
langour
weakness; lack of vigor or vatality
volition
an act of the will; diliberate decision
deprecatory
belittleing, feeling and expressing disapproval of
austerity
the quality or condition of having a sever or stern looking manner, showing strict self-discipline; very plain, lacking ornament or luxury
perambulation
examination, inspection; walk-thru
extant
not destroyed or lost currently or actually existing (as a manuscript)
impetuous
impulsive; rushing (impetuous wind)moving with great force or violence
latent
present but invisible (or inactive; lying hidden and undeveloped within a person or ting as a quality or power, ability)
pretentious
making claims to some distinction or importance
remonstrance
an earnest presentation of reasons for opposition or grievance
insidious
more dangerous than seems evident
volubility
talkativeness; great effortless flow of words
temerity
foolish or rash boldness
expiation
to make amends or reparations for wrong doing or guilt; a tone for
insolent
boldly disrespectful in speech or behavior
query
(n) a question; (v) to question
impervious
incapable of being penetrated
transgressor
one who oversteps or breaks a low, commandment, one who goes behond a limit or boundary
penitent
feeling/expressing humble regret, repentant (for sins/offense)
torrid
scorched, parched, avid (dried up, or subjected to intense heat); highly passionate; zealous
scintillant
sparkling, witty
deportment
behavior; the manner in which one conducts oneself
effrontery
in defying the rules of courtesy (always derogatory), shamelessness
mien
a way of carrying and conduction oneself; manner;appearance
procure
to obtain or secure
infamy
a very bad reputation; nororiety, disgrace, honor
alacrity
eager willingness or readiness, often with quick lively action
inimical
like an enemy; hostile; unfriendly; in opposition; adverse
imperious
arrogant, domineering, imperative
torpid
having lost temporarliy all of part of the power of sensation or motion (as a hibernating animal; dormant, sluggish, sluggishness, stupor, dullness)
immutable
unable to be changed or altered
lorgnettes
a pair of eyeglasses attached to a handle (like opera glasses)
atelier
a studio or workshop (artist's)
scurrilous
using indecernt or abusive language; coarse; vulgar; foul mouth
rectitude
moral integrity; righteousness
expatiate
to wander; move about freely or at will, to speak or write at length or in detail
ennui
boredom
despotic
or or like a ruler or master autocratid; tyranical
expedient
in a given circumstance (self interest), something suitable for achieving an end
palliate
to lessen the pain without curing; alleviate; ease; to make appear less serious; excuse
effusive
unrestrained in expression (speaking, writing)
polemical
of controversy or desagreement; of dispute (n. polemicoa: disputing discussion, argument or one who takes part in such)
expunge
to remove completely
inauspicious
unfavorable, unlucky, ill-omened
brazen
showing no shame, hold, impudent
erudition
extensive knowledge acyired chiefly from books; profound, recondite, or bookish learing
scourge
means of inflicting punishment; cause of affliction (scorge of war)
preternatural
exceeding what is natural or regular; extraordinary; existing outside of nature
importunities
urgent or repeated asking; acts of demanding over and over again
deplored
to be regretful/sorry about to regard as unfortunate or wretched to condemn as wrong (disapprove of)
lurid
glaring in brightness or color; (fig) terrible; sensational, startling ghastly
regal
fit of a king, splendid, stately
ignominy
loss of one's reputation; shame and dishonor, infamy; disgraceful behavious or act
somnambulism
sleepwalking
repudiate
to rufuse or accept; reject
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sumptuous
costly, lavisy, magnificent (as in frustrating)
patois
a form of language differing generally from the accepted standard (as in a local dealer or jargon)
fatuity
self-satisfied stupididty; folly; silliness
subterfuge
any plan, action, or device used to hide one's true objective, evade a difficult or unpleasant situation (sin, deception)
sundering
breaking apart or in two, becoming parted, disunited, severed
furrowed
to make or form furrow, grooves, or lines wrinkled
quaff
to drink deeply
abstruse
hard to understand; deep
exigency
quality/stare of demanding immediate aid/action a state o affairs that make urgent demands
purport
meaning, sense, intention
sedulous
working hard and steadily; vigilant; persistent
deleterious
harmful to health, well-being
asperity
roughness or harshness of suffice, south, weather; harshness or sharpness of temper
propinquity
nearness in time or pace, relationship; kinship
obviated
to do away with or prevent by effective measures; make unnecessary
effluence
a flowing out or forth
undulating
that has a form or surface resembling a series of waves