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motif
a single or repeated design or color
specious
having deceptive attraction or allure
MIRAGES
optical effects appearing as a pool of water or a mirror in which distant objects are seen inverted
enmity
hatred; ill will
strident
characterized by harsh insistent and discordant sound
eccentric
deviating from usual, established pattern or from accepted usage or conduct
furtive
wxpressive of stealth; sly; secretive
mortification
a sense of humiliation and shame
immured
enclosed within
bastion
projecting part of fortification; a fortified area or position; stronghold;
gesticulated
make gestures
officious
volunteering ones services where they are neither asked for nor needed
ebullience
the quality of lively or enthusiance expression of thoughts or feelings; exuberance
recrimination
a bitter retort; a charge agasint an accuser
pall
something that cowers or conceats;
abyss
immeasurably deep gulf or great space
inscrutable
not readily interpreted; mysterious; hard to grasp;
castanet
a rythm instrument that consists of two small shells of ivory, hardwood, or plastic fastenec to the thumb and clicked together by the other fingers
vicissitudes
fluctuations of states or conditions; visible mutations or natural changes
contrite
expressing remorse for one's sins or shortcomings
incredulous
disbelieving; skeptical
baffled
defeated by confusion or puzzlement;frustrated; disconcerned
susurration
a whispering sound; a murmur
blatant
completely obvious, conspicuous, or obtrusive
unpalpable
incapable of being felt by touch; intangible
myriad
an immense numberl from greek, 10,000;
preposterous
contrary to nature, reason, or common sense; absurd
taboo
banned on grounds of mortality or taste
swarthiness
darkness of complexion
tacitly
expressed without words; silently
errant
straying outside the proper path or bounds
malevolently
visiously;spitefully;hatefully
obscurely
indistinctly; without full understanding or expression
opaque
hard to understand or explain
improvisation
the art or act of making up stuff without practice
jeeringly
mockingly
lamentably
Inspiring or deserving of lament or regret; deplorable or pitiable.
ludicrous
amusing but absurd
expansively
with delusions of self-importance;
effigy
an image or representation, especially of a person
perilous
hazardous; dangerous
tempestuously
violently; agitatedly
discursive
digressive; trailing off from the main point
inarticulate
Uttered without the use of normal words or syllables; incomprehensible as speech or language
incantation
A formula used in ritual recitation; a verbal charm or spell.
interminable
being or seeming to have no end
tremulously
tremblingly;fearfully
exasperation
the state of being annoyed
incredulity
The state or quality of being incredulous; disbelief.
diffidently
shyly; reservedly
constrainedly
n a constrained manner
exulting
rejoicing
somberly
seriously; gravely
mutinously
rebelliously
obtuseness
dullness
brandishing
To wave or flourish (a weapon, for example) menacingly
daunting
dismaying; intimidating
impervious
inpenetrable
contemptuously
disrespectfully
derisive
expressing or causing scrorn vocally
sanctity
the sanctity or state of being holy or sacred
demure
reserved; modest
demented
mad; insane
iridescent
having or exhibiting a play of colors producing rainbow effects: also glittering
parody
a feeble or ridiculous imitation
corpulent
having a large, bulky body
succulent
full of juice; juicy
abdominable
worthy of or causing disgust or hatred;
loathing
extreme disgust
theological
relating to or of the study of God and his relation to the world
conviction
a strong persuasion or belief
purged
cleansed of
myopia
a type of vision where distant objects seem blurred
multitudinous
including many individual things; existing great in numbers
propitiatingly
To conciliate (an offended power); appease: propitiate the gods with a sacrifice.
truculently
belligerently; self-assertively or aggressive
talisman
something producing magic affects
inimical
unfriendly; hostile
ulation
a howl; a wail
excruciatingly
painfully; agoinizingly