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imperious
dictatorial
reverential
expressing devotion
obsequious
compliant
leer
knowingly stare
glower
stare angrily
implore
to beg for urgently
curt
rudely brief
girth
circumference
cognizance
awareness
reveler
one who takes part in celebration
courtier
one who seeks favor
sycophant
one who attempts to win favor by flattering
derisive
mocking
appellation
designation
supercillious
proud
imperative
expressing a command
dissolute
lacking moral restraint
indifference
impartiality
droll
dry humor
madrigal
short poem
poignant
moving
elegy
poem/song lamenting a deceased person
eulogize
praise highly
deride
treat/speak of with contempt
enveterate
long established
denigrate
attach the character of
fiscal
relating to finance
insular
isolated
altruistic
unselfish concern for welfare of others
apathy
lack of interest
epoch
particular period in history
enervation
state of being weakened
livery
distinctive dress
parsimonious
frugal
scathing
critical
paltry
lacking in importance
tithe
small part
cavalier
showing offhand disregard
sardonic
sarcastic
avarice
desire for wealth
gentry
people of a particular class or group
sumptuous
splender suggesting great expense
vacuity
being empty
penchant
liking
antipathy
strong feeling of aversion
abet
improve
paean
expression of joy
narcissus
totally vain
squalor
wretched condition
evanescence
lasting for a short time
foreboding
sense of impending evil
shorn
clipped off
metonymy
word or phrase substituted for another
hyperbole
exaggeration used for emphasis
harbinger
forerunner
acrid
sharp and unpleasant
endemic
peculiar to a particular locality
stagnant
not flowing
infernal
relating to lower world
plummets
something that weighs down
begrimed
to soil
sallow
sickly yellowish hue
adder
snake
capstans
spool shaped cylinder cable is wound
interlude
intervening period or episode
certitude
sureness
apostrophe
address to an absent person
onomatopoeia
words that sound like spelling
ominous
threatening
tenure
possession
saffron
orange-yellow color
cormorant
greedy person
reverie
daydream
dissipated
vanish by disspersion
clamor
loud outcry
reminiscence
recollecting past experiences
deacon
to alter boundaries slyly
fiasco
failure
blowhard
bragger
moot
subject to debate
paradox
contradictory statement
disparity
distinct in quality
sullen
gloomy
insidious
awaiting chance to entrap
imperious
characteristic of one of eminant rank
petulant
rude in speech or behavior
innate
in an individual from birth
coddle
spoil
synecdoche
part for the whole
audacious
daring
revulsion
drawing away
surreptitious
acquired by stealth
clandestine
conducted with secrecy
deprecatory
seeking to avert disapproval
derisive
causing use of ridiule to show contempt
destitute
lacking something needed
tart
sharp taste
plight
give in pledge