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debuted
to present for the first time; to make a debut; a first public appearance, as of an actor; aformal entrance into society
documentary
based on or consisting of documents; employing facts rather than fiction; a presentation built on factual conditions or historical events
vehement
marked by great emotion, force, or conviction; intense; violent
melancholy
sad; depressed; causing or suggestion sadness; gloom; low spirts
reprieve
a temporary relief; an order temporarily delaying punishment or the execution of a sentence
theoretical
hypothetical; unproved or uncertain
theoretical
hypothetical; unproved or uncertain
bestriding
to sit on something with a leg on each side; to straddle
casement
a window that opens on hinges along its side
requiem
music or a mass for the dead
fluctauate
to rise and fall or move back and forth; to change continually in an irregular way
legacy
something inherited or handed down; money or property left by a will
livid
discolored by a bruise; pale, white, or red with anger or affliction; wery angry or furious
mortified
to humiliate; to disciplinej oneself by selfdenial or punishment
indict
to charge with an offense or a crime; to make a formal accusation on the basis of legal evidence
enjoin
to command, especially in law; to forbid
patent
a government decument giving a person the right to profit fron an invention; to acquire such a document; evident; obvious
wheeled
to influevce or persuade by using flattery or soothing words; to coax
clangor
a continuous slanging; a loud ringing sound, as of metal being hit
gloat
to regard with mean or greedy pleasure, greed, or great rejoicing
patriarch
a founder and leader of a tribe or family; a respected old man
indifferent
unprejudiced; regareded as not mattering one way or another, meutral;unimpressive; average or moderate
botched
to spoil by inferior performance; a second-rate piece of work
condole
to express sympathy; to grieve in sympathy; to commiserate
momentum
the force exerted by a moving body, found by multiplying its mass times its speed; speed or force, usually incrasing in strength
clientele
customers or patrons collectively
stipulate
to specify as a condition of an agreement; to guarantee in an agreement; to promise
convened
to call, bring, or gather together; to assemble for a common purpose; to meet
impartial
fair; just; showing no favoritism; without prejudice
cronies
a close friend or companion; a buddy
closure
the act of closing or condition of being closed; a conclusion or finish
substantially
largely; considerably; significantly
disconcerting
causing a loss of calmness, disturbing, embarassing; frustating
subsidiary
a company controlled by another company; subordinate; secondary
oblivious
unaware, unmindful; forgetful
equilibrium
a state of balance; mental or emotional poise or control
stratagem
a scheme or trick for achieving some purpose, such as to devieve a military enemy; a deception
breaching
to break through; to violate; to leap clear of ; a violation of a law, obligation, or standard; a gap or broken place
cant
insincere or almost meaningless speech; jargon; hypocritical speech; to speak insincerely or tritely
rectify
to set right; to adjust
arbiter
a person chosen to decide a dispute; a judge
effervescent
the combining of parts or elements to form a whole; the production of a complex compound by union of chemical elements
resonant
to cheapen; to decrease the worth of something or someone
mull
to explain in detail; to clarify the meaning of
explicate
without stain; free from error; innocent, without sin; pure
quibble
deep and rich in tone or sound; resounding or reechoing
synthesis
occuring at irregular intervals; occasional; not widespread
sporadic
high-spritied; livel; griving off many small bubbles of gas; foaming; bubbly
imposition
to find a minor fault with; avoid the point being argued; a petty objection
naive
free from or icapable of error; absolutely reliable and dependable
itinerary
lacking in sophistication; simple; inexperienced; revealing a lack of subtle understanding of the nature of things
sardonic
letting some light through without being completely transparent
infallible
a route, plan, or record of a trip
rankle
to give up or renounce power
inadvertent
an event or a series of events that is part of a larger continuing experience; an incident in a written work; an installment, as of a series of television programs
episodes
not done on purpose; unintentional
stimulant
to cause continual irritation, anger, or resentment
abdicate
something that excites or activates; a substance or an agent that quickens body activity temporarily
translucent
letting some light through without being completely transparent
redundant
unnecessarily wordy or reptitive; excessive; superfluous
irrevelant
not applicable; not relevant; not related tot he subject
demure
assuming an air of modesty or shyness; reserved
synopsis
a brief review, outline, or condensation; a sumamry
edifying
to instruct, especially morally or spiritually; to reveal the facts of
intermittent
stopping and starting with pauses between; occuring at irregular intervals; occasional
intuition
a knowning or becoming aware through an inner feeling rather than through logic; immediate understanding; sharp insight
reminiscent
thinking or tellin about events of the past; suggestive of something seen or known before
pallid
abnormally pale; lacking in color, vitality, or interest
sequel
a story complete in itself that continues an earlier one; continuation; a consequence
jostling
to shove or push rudely; to come into close contact with; to collide
eject
to throw out forcefully; to expel; to evict or drive out
contend
to struggle for, battle; to compete; to debate, dispute; to assert
irrational
illogical; senseless; not reasonable
lexicon
a dictionary; the vocabulary of a particular trade, group of people, or the liek
daunt
to intimidate; to discourage; to subdue
detonate
to blow up; to explode; tp cause to explode; an explosion
throngs
a great number of people of things crowded together; to gather about and crush; to jam or pack
rendezvous
a designated meeting place; a place where people habitually meet; a prearranged meeting; to meet or bring together at a certain place an time
simulate
to look or act like; to pretend to be like; to imitate
contend
to struggle for, battle; to compete; to debate, dispute; to assert
irrational
illogical; senseless; not reasonable
lexicon
a dictionary; the vocabulary of a particular trade, group of people, or the liek
daunt
to intimidate; to discourage; to subdue
detonate
to blow up; to explode; tp cause to explode; an explosion
throngs
a great number of people of things crowded together; to gather about and crush; to jam or pack
rendezvous
a designated meeting place; a place where people habitually meet; a prearranged meeting; to meet or bring together at a certain place an time
simulate
to look or act like; to pretend to be like; to imitate
contend
to struggle for, battle; to compete; to debate, dispute; to assert
irrational
illogical; senseless; not reasonable
lexicon
a dictionary; the vocabulary of a particular trade, group of people, or the liek
daunt
to intimidate; to discourage; to subdue
detonate
to blow up; to explode; tp cause to explode; an explosion
throngs
a great number of people of things crowded together; to gather about and crush; to jam or pack
rendezvous
a designated meeting place; a place where people habitually meet; a prearranged meeting; to meet or bring together at a certain place an time
simulate
to look or act like; to pretend to be like; to imitate
irksome
annoying; irrating; tiresome
malignant
actively evil; having an evil influence; tending to do great harm; life-threating
farce
a broad comedy using exaggeration and absurd action; a mockery; emprty pretense
parody
an imitation (usually of a serious literary or artistic work) that ridicules that original; to imitate in order to ridicule:to mimic
jargon
the specialized language of a trade or profession; nonsensical speech; gibberish
rebuked
to accuse or scold sharply; scolding; a sharp reprimand
decrepit
worn out or broken down by age, illness, or long use; feeble; weak
pertinent
related to the matter at hand; to the point; appropriate
inconsistent
not in harmony or agreement; containing elements that contradict one another; changeable
rebuked
required; compulsory; legally blinding
negligible
too small or unimportant to bother with; insignificant
odious
hateful; disgusting; detestable
scenario
a brief summary of a play or opera; a script of a motion picture; an outline of proposed events, real or imaginary
protude
to project or stick out
carped
to find fault in an unplesant or nagging way; top complain, espicially about a minor grievance
incendiary
capable of causing fire; stirring up discord or rebellion; a person who sets fire to property; a person who stirs up discord or rebellion
transition
a changing from one form,s tate, or place to another; a passing from one subject to another
coincidential
occuring together by accident; existing or happeneing at the same time
caustic
a substance that burns or corrodes; corrosive; marked by sharp and biting with; sarcastic
sordid
dirty; degrading; ignoble; squalid; greedy and selfish