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bleakly
in a dreary or cheerless way
contentious
argumentative; quarrelsome; causing controversy or disagreement
convalescence
gradual healing(through rest)after sickness or injury
crucial
of the greatest importance
curriculum
a course of academic studies
demotion
act of lowering in rank or position
dismal
depressing in character or appearance
droll
comic and amusing in an odd way
equivalent
being essentially equal to something; equal in amount or value
feeble
lacking physical strength or vitality; lacking in force or effectivenes
grandeur
the quality of being magnificent or splendid or grand
harmony
a harmonious state of things in general and of their properties....
isolated
set apart from others
loomed
come into view indistinctly, often threateningly
nondescript
lacking in destinctive features or qualities; hard to classify
perpendicular
a straight line at right angles to another line
sedate
dignified and somber in manner or character and commited to keeping promises
specters
ghosts or ghostly visions
tacit
implied but not expressed; understood or implied without being stated openly
vibrant
spirited; responsive; full of energy
conformity
making one's ideas or actions match generally accepted standards
eloquent
expressive, effective, stirring in speech or writing
exhort
to strongly urge, to seriously urge, to seriously warn, to seriously advise
funereal
gloomy; very slow, solemn, mournful, or dismal
gullible
naive and easily deceived or tricked
idiosyncratic
having a peculiar or distinguished mannerism or characteristic
immersion
the act of wetting something by submerging it
implausibility
unlikeliness; unbelievability
incoherent
unclear or difficult to understand
indignant
angry at something that is unfair or wrong
infinitesimal
infinitely or immeasurably small
insidious
intending to trick, lie, or trap without concern for the other person
inveigle
to win over or entice by trickery or deception
invoke
call forth; put into effect
opulent
rich and superior in quality
preeminent
superior to others, especially in particular quality
rhetorical
question asked without expecting an answer
sinecure
position that requires little or no work
sultryness
humidity, heat
transcendence
a state of being or existence above and beyond the limits of material experience
culminating
ending, especially to reach a final or climatic stage
derangement
condition of being irrational, crazy, demented
desolate
devastate or ravage. Left alone; solitary; lonely
disillusionment
freeing from false belief or illusions; state of being disappointed or dissatisfied
forlornly
in a sad or lonely manner
impervious
incapable of being influenced or affected
incarnate
in the flesh; make concrete real
incomprehensible
difficult or impossible to understand
incongruity
the quality of disagreeing; being unsuitable and inappropriate
inevitable
unavoidable; certain to happen; can't keep from happening
irreconcilable
unable to resolve or make peace between
laden
filled or loaded; weighed down, burdened
latent
concealed; not developed; not clearly visible
pantomime
use of movements and facial expressions instead of words to convey meanings
quadrangle
a rectangular area surrounded on all sides by buildings
speculative
guessed at; not based on fact or investigation
tangible
capable of being touched; existing physically
timbre
the quality of sound that sets one voice or instrument apart from another
vague
not clearly understood. Not having a clear shape or size or meaning
virtue
the quality of doing what is right and avoiding what is wrong