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accost
(v.) to approach or confront in an agressive way
animadversion
(n.) strong criticism
avid
(adj.) intensely eager, enthusiastic
brackish
(adj.) salty taste, unpleasant to drink
celerity
(n.) swiftness
devious
(adj.) roundabout or tricky, sly
gambit
(n.) an opening move that involves risk
halcyon
(adj.) calm, peaceful
histrionic
(adj.) artificial, melodramatic
incendiary
(adj.) causing fires <b>to stir up strife</b>
(n.) one who causes fires, <b>one who causes strife</b>
maelstrom
(n.) a whirlpool of violence and destruction
myopic
(adj.) lacking a broad realistic view
overt
(adj.) open, clear, obvious
pejorative
(adj.) derogatory, belittling
sacrilege
(n.) desecration
summarily
(adj.) without delay
suppliant
(n.) one who makes a request humbly
talisman
(n.) an object with magical powers
undulate
(v.) to move in waves
propriety
(n.) appropriateness, socially acceptable