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bilk
to cheat or swindle; to thwart
homily
a sermon
demise
death; a ceasing to exist
emit
to send out; to give forth, as in sound or light
decadence
moral deterioration
aghast
feeling great dismay or horror
granary
a storehouse for grain
choleric
easily angered
impede
to hinder, obstruct
qualm
a feeling of uneasiness
lampoon
a written satire used to ridicule or attack someone
narcissictic
conceited; having excessive self-love or admiration
eradicate
to wipe out; to destroy
fabricate
to concoct; to make up a story in order to deceive
ghastly
horrible; frightful
fallible
capable of error
blatant
obvious; too conspicuous
dawdle
to waste time
affiliate
an associate; partner
fawn
to act slavishly submissive
calumny
a false and malicious accusation
berate
to scold or rebuke severly and at length
minion
a fawning, servile follower
desolate
lonely; forlorn; uninhabited; barren
bane
the cause of ruin, harm, distress, or death
pacify
to calm down
garble
to mix up or distort
prevaricate
to lie
filch
to steal
neophyte
a beginner
flagrant
glaringly bad; outrageous
patrician
an aristocrat
emissary
one sent on a special mission to represent others
kindred
having similar origins, nature, or character
fracas
a loud quarrel or fight
lacerate
to tear (flesh) jaggedly
futile
useless; pointless
immaculate
spotless; perfect
gait
manner of walking
carp
to complain or to find fault in a pretty of nagging way
query
to ask; inquire
queue
a line of people or vehicles
nefarious
very wicked; notorious
genesis
beginning; origin
facade
a deceptive outward appearance; a misrepresentation
deluge
a flood; an overwhelming rush
catholic
universal; wide-ranging
eerie
weird; mysterious; strange and frightening
martial
warlike; relating to the millitary
anthropomorphic
attributing human characteristics or qualities to objects, animals, or gods
beneficiary
one who receives benefits
careen
to swerve or lurch from side to side while in motion
aplomp
self-confidence
guile
slyness and cunning in dealing with others
modicum
a small amount
fester
to grow embittered over time; to rot
languish
to become weak or feeble; to lose strength
pall
something that covers or conceals
havoc
great destruction; chaos
rancid
having a bad taste or smell; spoiled
holocaust
a great or complete destruction of life
ebroil
to draw into a conflict or f ight
anachronism
something or someone existing outside of its proper time
denigrate
to attack the reputation of; to speak ill of
humane
kind; compassionate
effusive
emotionally excessive; overly demonstrative
defunct
no longer in existence
lackey
a slavish follower
envisage
to form a mental picture
lament
to mourn
gape
to stare with an open mouth
impertinent
rude and disrespectful
nemesis
someone or something a person cannot conquer or achieve; a hated enemy
lethal
deadly; fatal
haughty
arrogant; proud
catalyst
a person, thing, or agent that speeds up or stimulates a result, reaction, or change
jargon
vocabulary distinctive to a particular group of people
judicious
showing sound judgment
foible
a minor weakness in character
benediction
the act of blessing
frivolous
trivial; silly
alacrity
liveliness; willingness; eagerness
deify
to make a god of; to look upon or worship as a god
carnage
bloody and extensive slaughter
impel
push into motion
epitaph
an inscription on a tombstone; a brief comment
harp
to persist in talking continuously (on or about something)
lateral
of or relating to the side
pallid
pale; faint in color
impetuous
acting suddenly without thought