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spectral
adj
of, relating to, or suggesting a specter; Ghostly
inert
adj
lacking the power to move; Sluggish
fanatic
noun
one who is marked by excessive enthusiasm and often intesnse uncritical devotion
predilection
noun
a established preference for something
maraud
verb
to roam about and riad in search of plunder; Raid, Pillage
homage
noun
expression of high regard; Respect
defile
verb
to make unclean or impure
ingratiating
adj
capable of winning favor: Pleasing
ideology
noun
visionary theorizing; a systematic body of concepts especially about human life or culture
perpetuate
verb
to make perpetual or cause to last indefinitely
differentiation
noun
the act or prcess of differentiating
insoluble
adj
not soluble
paradox
noun
a statement that is seemingly contradictory or opposed to common sense and yet is perhaps true
injuction
noun
a writ granted by a court of equity whereby one is requred to do or to refrain from doing a specified act: Order
hearty
adj
giving unqualified support; Vigorous, vehement
dissemble
verb
to hind under a false appearance; Simulate
propriety
noun
the quality or state of being proper; the customs and manners of polite society
conjure
verb
to summon a devil or spirit by invocation or incantation
faction
noun
a party or a group that is often contentious or self-seeking: Clique
deference
noun
respect and esteem due a superior or an elder
providence
noun
divine guidance or care
motif
noun
a usually recurring salient thematic elements: esp a dominant idea or ecntral theme
smirch
verb
to make dirty, stainted, or discolored
contention
noun
a point advanced or maintained in a debate or argument
clamor
noun
noisy shouting
intimate
verb
to make known especially publicly or formally or delicately and indirectly
formidable
adj
causing fear, dread, or apprehension
subservient
adj
useful in an inferior capacity
naive
adj
marked by unaffected simplicity; Primitive
partisan
noun
a firm adherent to a party, faction, cause or person
hyporcite
noun
a person who puts on a false appearance of virtue or religion
calumny
noun
misrepresentation intended to blacken anothers reputation
titillate
verb
to excite pleasurably; tickle
wintry
adj
or, relating to, or characterstics of winter
pretense
noun
a claim made or implied; a pretense act or assertion
unnerved
adj
to deprive of courage, strength, or steadiness
prodigious
adj
exciting amazment or wonder, extraordinary in bulk
canny
adj
shrewd, clever
defer
verb
put off, delay
fathom
verb
to penetrate and come to understand
anarchy
noun
absence of government
ascertain
verb
to make certain
scrutiny
noun
examination; a searching study, inquiry, or inspection
diabolism
noun
dealing with or possession by the devil
bemuse
verb
to make confused: bewilder
cosmology
noun
a theory or doctrine describing hte natural order of the universe
diametrically opposed
adj
having the quality of being stark and complete opposites
inculcate
verb
to teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions
entrall
verb
to hold spellbound: Charm
abrogate
verb
to abolish by authoritative action; Nullify