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Licentious (adj)

Licentiousness(n); Licentiously(adv)
sexually unrestrained, immoral or wicked.
Corroborate(v)

Corroboration(n)
to make certain or confirm; especially for one's story.
Malevolent(adj)

Malevolence(n); Malevolently(adv)
evil; wishing evil or harm to others.
Incredulous(adj)

Incredulity(n); Incredulously(adv)
not believing, skeptical.
Vindictive(adj)

Vindictiveness(n); Vindictively(adv.)
wanting revenge.
Trepidation(n)
a fear so great that it causes trembling or quivering.
Spurious(adj)

Spuriousness(n); Spuriously(adv)
not real or genuine, counterfeit OR of illegimate birth.
Rancorous(adj)

Rancorousness(n); Rancorously(adv)
full of bitterness and resentment, unforgiving.
Assiduous(adj)

Assiduousness(n); Assiduoulsy(adv)
constant, working diligently, persevering.
Tempest(n)

Tempestous(adj)
a violent windstorm OR a violent commotion or distraction.
Impetus(n)

Impetuous(adj)
a driving force, impulse, stimulus.`
Heathen(n)
someone who does not worship the god of the bible or the Koran OR an irreligious, uncultured, uncivilized person.
Demagogue(n)
someone who gets power by stimulating people's emotions and prejudices.
Intrepid(adj)

Intrepidness(n); Intrepidly(adv)
fearless.
Cajole(v)

Cajolement(n); Cajolingly(adv)
to coax; persuade someone using flattery or promises.
Allegory
a direct symbolic representation of some idea or situation in fictious form, an extended metaphor.
Catch 22
a situation when a person is trapped between two contradictory conditions.
Irony
when the opposite of what is expected occurs.
Dramatis Personae
list of characters in a play.
Witch Hunt
an intense search for members of a feared group, based on little or no evidence.
Anachronism(n)

Anachronistic(adj)
something outside of its time.
Ardent(adj)

Ardently(adv)
intense feeling, passionate, burning.
Audacious(adj)

Audacity(n)
bold and daring.
Austere(adj)
serious, strict,severely simple.
Daunt(v)
to intimidate or cause loss of courage.
Ignominious(adj)
humiliating, deserving disgrace or shame.
Lurid(adj)
shocking, horrible, gruesome, revolting
Melancholy(n/adj)
gloomy, sad, depressed.
Obeisance(n)
a gesture to show respect.
Palpable(adj)
obvious OR tangible(touchable).
Pestilent(adj)
harmful and likely to spread; annoying.
Placid(adj)
calm and peaceful.
Robust(adj)
strong, healthy, rough.
Scrupulous(adj)
conscientious, precise, exact.
Urbane(adj)
socially polished and sophisticated; cool.
Convivial(adj)
fond of feasting, drinking and good company; jovial.
Corpulent(adj)

Corpulence(n)
obese, bulky in body, portly.
Disconcerting(adj)

Disconcert(v); Disconcerted(adj)
disturbing, throwing into disorder or confusion.
Disparity(n)
a difference, especially lack of similarity or inequality.
Exultant(adj)
feeling great joy or happiness, triumphant.
Gaudy(adj)

Gaudiness(n)
showy, flashy, ornamental.
Infinitesimal(adj)
tiny, immeasureably small.
Ingratiate(v)

Ingratiation(n)
to suck up, put yourself in good favor.
Juxtapose(v)

Juxtaposition(n)
to put multiple things close together for comparision/contrast.
Loquacious(adj)

Loquaciousness(n)
excessively talkative
Portentous(adj)

Portentously(adv)
momentous OR pompous, self important.
Punctilious(adj)

Punctiliousness(n)
strict in following the formalities of conduct.
Somnambulist(n)

Somnambulism(n)
sleepwalker
Superfluous(adj)
more than necessary, excessive.
Truculent(adj)

Truculence(n)
aggresively, hostile, belligerant.