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edifice
a building, esp. one of large size or imposing appearance
invariably
not changing or capable of being changed; static or constant
ponderous
of great weight; heavy; massive
congenial
ageeable, suitable, or pleasing in nature of character
inauspicious
ill omened; unfavorable; unpropitious
physiognomy
facial features, esp. when regarded as revealing character
indubitably
too apparent to be doubted; unquestionable
abashed
ashamed or embarrassed; disconcerted
ignominy
disgrace; dishonor; public contempt
spectral
of or pertaining to a specter (ghost); ghostly; phantom
abate
to reduce in amount, degree, or intensity; lessen; diminish
efficacy
capacity for producing a desired result or effect; effectivness
requital
1) a justly deserved penalty;
2) the act of returning in kind
expostulation
an earnest and kindly protest; remonstrance; objection
retribution
something justly derserved; recompense
inscrutable
incapable of being analyzed or scrutinized; impenetrable
ascetic
self-denying
contumacious
stubbornly perverse or rebellious; willfully and obstinately disobedient
exigency
a case or situation that demands prompt action or remedy; emergency
eldritch
eerie; weird; spooky
inimical
unfriendly; hostile
importunate
urgent or persisting in asking or demanding; refusing to be denied; insistent
commodiousness
condition of having plenty of room; spaciousness
palliate
to relieve or lessen without curing; mitigate; alleviate
somniferous
brining or inducing sleep, as drugs or influences; soporific
abstruse
hard to understand; incomprehensible; esoteric
erudition
learning acquired by reading and study; scholarship
scurrilous
vulgar, indecent, abusive
impalpable
incapable of being perceived by the sense of touch; intangible
accost
to confront boldly
approach with a question mark
propensity
natural inclination or tendency
propinquity
nearness in place; proximity
nearness of relation; kinship
affinity of nature; similarity
nearness in time
deleterious
harmful or causing injury
asperity
harshness or sharpness in temper
scintilating
sparkling, bright, witty
misanthropy
distrust or hatred of people
effluence
the action or process of flowing out; efflux
vicissitude
a change or variation occuring in the course of something
obeisance
repectful submission or yielding to another's judgment or opinion; homage; deference
zenith
highest point