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extremely difficult to understand, occult, arcane
Abstruse
an open or intentional insult; a slight; offend, to insult to one's face
Affront
a false rumor, fabricated story
Canard
excessively ready to find fault; given to petty criticism, nit-picking, intended to trap, confuse
Captious
aware, knowledgeable, informed; having jurisdiction, conscious, acquainted
Cognizant
regretful for some misdeed or sin; plagued by a sense of guilt; remorseful, rueful
Contrite
the center of attraction, attention or interest; something that serves to guide or direct, focus
Cynosure
well behaved, dignified, socially proper, tasteful
Decorous
to think it appropriate or suitable to one's dignity to do something; to condescend; deem
Deign
thoroughly dried out; divested of spirit or vatality; arid and uninteresting, dehydrated
Desiccated
the power to produce a desired result; effectiveness, potency, reliability
Efficacy
to bring into existence, give rise to, produce; to come into existence, assume form, generate
Engender
light, airy, delicate, highly refined, suggesting what is heavenly; celestial
Ethereal
the front or face of a building; a suface appearance, exterior, surface, mask, pretense
Facade
revolting in an unnatural or morbid way; suggestive or someone who robs graves or otherwise preys on the dead
Ghoulish
not in keeping, unsuitable, incompatible, discordant, jarring
Incongruous
a crafty, scheming or uderhanded action designed to accomplish some (usually evil) end.
Machination
to hypnotize, entrance; to fascinate, enthrall, bewitch
mesmerize
disgrace arising from shameful conduct; contempt, reproach, dishonor, shame
opprobrium
generally regarded as such; reputed; hypothesized, inferred, presumed
putative