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sublime
adj. of high spiritual, intellectual or moral worth, exaulted
precipitous
adj. very steep, alomst perpendicular
lurid
adj. glowing reddish as if from hell, horrible marked by sensationalism or violence
tarn
n. mountain lake
sojourn
v./n. to stay temporarily; a visit, a stay
boon
adj: favorable, convival, jolly.
noun: a blessing
importunate
adj: overly persistent in request or demand
alleviation
n. making more bearable, relief
munificent
adj: generous, liberal in giving or bestowing
fancy
noun: imagination, especially of a whimsical or fantastic nature
verb: to imagine
affinity
noun: natural attraction or feeling of kinship; close relationship
specious
adj. seemingly true but actually fallacious, deceptively attractive
fissure
noun a crack
Gothic
adj: 1) medieval; of architecture style prevalent in the 12th to 15th century 2) of a stlye of fiction that emphasizes the grotesque and mysterious
phantasmagoric
adj: wildly imaginative, of ditorted and random
phantasmagoric
images as in dreams
countenance
noun apperance, especially facial expression
trepidation
noun apprehension, dreaqd
wan
adj. unnaturally pale, pallid
pallid
adj. pale, lacking in vitality
gossamer
adj. extremely light, delicate or tenuous
Arabesque
noun complex design of intertwined floral and geometric figures
trepidancy (modern term is trepidation)
noun apprehension, dread, uncertain agitation
abeyance
noun temporary suspension of activity
solace
noun consolation; comofrt in sorrow and distress
malady
noun physical disease or ailment
insipid
adj. lacking flavor or zest, not tasty; lacking excitement, dull
equivocal
adj. ambiguous; questionable or inconclusive; subject to two or more interpretations
tenanted
v. rightfully woned or inhabited
palpable
adj. tangible, capable of being touched; easily perceived, obvious
nakadt
noun physical disease or ailment
stupor
noun condition of complete loss of sensibility; daze
catalepsy
noun state of complete muscular rigidity and lack of awareness
mystic
adj./noun of or relating to religious mysteries and spiritual connections
seraph, seraphim (plural)
noun angel of the highest order
dominion
noun supreme authority; sovereignty
dally
verb to play amorously; to waste time
sentience
noun awareness; consciousness
similitude
noun similarity; resemblance
incubus
noun evil spirit believed to violate sleeping women; nightmare, heavy burden
miasma
noun poisonous vapor formerly thought to rise from swamps and putrid matter and to cause disease; toxic fog
prolixity
noun wordiness; excessive length
prodigious
adj. impressively reat in size or extent; enormous, extraordinary
demeanor
noun behavior
upbraid
to scold sharply
chiromancy
noun telling fortunes by reading palms
doppelganger
noun a ghostly double of a living person, especially one that haunts its fleshly counterpart