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burlesque
a cheap; vulgar show
dote
give a lot of attention to
rostrum
platform for public speaking
materialistic
preoccupation with material goods
rile
to make angry; to irriatate
affronts
insults
undertaker
one who prepares dead for burial
convoluted
intricate
sadist
one who delights in cruelty
denizens
residents
advocated
pleaded or argued in favor of
impending
about to occur
falsetto
artificially high
claustrophobic
inclined to have a fear of small spaces
raspy
harsh
epidemic
an outbreak of contagious diesease
lagoon
shallow pond near or connected to another water body
guff
backtalk; sass
lurched
staggered; moved suddenly or erraticly
jibe
agree
exhibitionist
someone who does stuff for attention
divulge
make know
expounded
gave a detailed statement; explained in detail
infallible
incapable of error
grippe
influenza; flu
fraught
laden
frock
dress
domineering
overly bossy; tyrannical
liberate
to free
bliss
complete happiness
verification
confirmation
connoisseur
expert of a certain topic
muffler
a scarf
gentile
someone who is not a Jew
atheist
one who denies the existence of God
fedora
soft felt hat
qualms
feelings of doubt; regrets
invariable
not changing
dissentients
one who disagrees with the majority
gawk
to gape or stare stupidly
ostracized
excluded from a group by common consent
ignominious
dishonorable
descent
ancestry
pacifist
one opposed to war and violence
bourgeois
a middle class person (member of the thrid estate)
manifestly
obviously
blase
unconcerned; nonchalant
conscientious
painstaking; meticulous; thorough
lithograph
a print produced by a certain process
blithely
light-heartedly
gamboled
skipped about in play
incognito
w/ ones identity concealed
sledom
rarely
eloquence
the ablility to speak persuasively
unscrupulous
unprincipled
putrid
rotten; vile
premature
unexpectedly early
cryptic
mysterious; puzzling
knacker
a buyer of worn-out domestic animals or their carcasses for use esp. as animal food or fertilizer
griping
complaining
crude
unsophisticated; lacking taste; rude
procured
to get possesion of
rations
a food allowance for one day; fixed portion
nonchalant
indifferent
confinements
acts of being restricted to certain boundaries
propulsion
the act of moving onward
disciples
ones who accepts and assists in spreading the doctrine of another
immaterial
unimportant
implements
devices used in the performance of a task
chaff
grain husks
ensconced
settled sunggly and securely
psychoanalyze
to examine a person's mind
capered
froliced; pranced; leapt
shirking
to evade the performance of an obligation
swanky
fashionbly elegant
monotonous
tediously repetitive; dull
chisel
cheat
indefatigable
incapable of being tired
sacrilegeious
disrespectful to things held sacred
lavish
luxurious
precision
quality of being perfect
sordid
wretched
cliques
small exclusive group of people
sterling
excellent
squaw
NA woman
impromptu
spur of the moment
knoll
a small round hill
suave
pleasing; agreeable; smooth
enmity
positive, active, and typically mutual hatred or ill will
irrepressible
impossible to restrain or control
scullery
a small room next to the kitchen
stridency
harshness; shrillness
disinterred
taken out of the grave
affable
civil and courteous; kind and polite
submissive
obidient; humble
compulsory
mandatory; required
subside
die down; sink
ennui
boredom
obsequious
attentive; polite or obidient; servile
quarry
prey; game being hunted
repast
meal
bleak
bare; desolate; not promising
vigor
energy
typified
was representative of; was symbolic of
droll
amusingly odd
alternative
other choice
amenities
luxuries; comforts
vitality
liveliness
tangible
capable of being touched; substantially real; palpable
debacle
disaster; failure
imperative
absolutely nesscessary 0or required; urgent
futile
useless
discerned
saw
deplorable
lamentable
chiffonier
a high narrow chest of drawers