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bastion
a strong hold or fortification
chorister
a singer, or a leader of a choir
decorous
exhibiting proper behavior
ebullience
spirited enthusiasm
efflorescence
blooming of flowers
enmity
deep seated hatred
hiatus
gap, pause, break
indignant
filled with indignation
interpose
to insert or introduce between parts
officious
informal, unofficial
pallor
extreme or unusual paleness
recrimination
opposing another charge
strident
loud, harsh, grating, or shrill
tirade
long angry or violent speech
tumult
disorder
bewilder
to confuse
blatant
very obvious
caper
a shrub in the Mediterranean
declivities
downard slopes
festoon
a string or garland of flowers
furtive
shifty, hidden motives
gyration
to revolve around a fixed point
inarticulate
unable to speak clearly
indigo
blue or purple in hue
inscrutable
difficult to understand
ineffectual
useless
jeer
to abuse vocally, mock
leviathan
very large sea creature in the Bible
ludicrous
absurd, foolish
malevolently
wishing harm to others
oppressive
using power unjustly
sinewy
lean, stringy, and tough
taboo
forbidden from use or mention
tacit
not spoken, implied by actions or statements
vicissitudes
unexpected changes in life
corpulent
excessively fat
fervor
great intensity or emotion
covert
a thicket where animals hide
sauntered
to walk at a leisurely pace
cordon
a line of people
demure
modest and reserved in manner or behavior
glowered
looked at or stared at angrily or sullenly
parried
deflected or warded off
steadfast
fixed in a direction, unwavering
talisman
an object of magical powers
luminous
emitting light
compelled
to force or drive
sniveling
to complain or whine tearfully
acrid
unpleasantly sharp or bitter in taste
epaulettes
a fringe or strap worn on military uniforms
quavering
trembled, or spoke in a trembling voice
enterprise
an undertaking or business organization
rebuke
to criticize sharply
iridescent
display colors like a rainbow
myopia
nearsightedness