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Allure
to influence, sway, or entice with some tempting appeal
Arduous
very difficult to accomplish or to achieve, very demanding (task)
Augment
to make greater or to supplement
Auspicious
favorable
Bastion
a fortification, a stronghold
Corrugated
bent into folds
Crass
coarse, crude, and unrefined
Destitution
state of being extremely poor, in extreme want
Disparaging
to degrade, to speak of someone or something in a derogatory manner
Drone
speaking in a monotonous tone; a continuous low humming sound
Eclectic
coming from a variety of diverse sources
Eddy
a current of air or water moving contrary to the main current (circularly)
Aloof
apart, indifferent
Assuage
to ease, to mitigate, to make less painful or burdensome, to calm
Austere
strict, stern
Engrossed
completely occupied or absorbed
Euphonious
pleasant or agreeable (sound); dulcet
Fervid
ardent, burning, impassioned
Fortuitous
something that happens by accident or chance (usually good)
Grandiose
impressive, imposing
Gregarious
sociable and outgoing
Hyperbole
obvious exaggeration
Implausible
not believable
Incorrigible
incapable of being reformed or improved
Infallible
incapable of error
Obstinate
unyielding regardless of reason or logic
Odious
deserving hate or contempt
Paltry
trifling; petty; worthless
Placate
to appease or to pacify by making concessions
Portent
a sign or forewarning
Precarious
dangerous, risky, not a secure situation
Pretentious
making an extravagant outward show, self-important
Pugnacious
looking for a fight, combative, belligerent
Pulverize
to reduce into small pieces, to demolish
Rhetoric
the art of using words effectively in speaking or writing; inflated language
Rupture
to break apart, to burst
Sordid
filthy, foul
Stalwart
one who supports a cause with firm partisanship
Stoic
not showing passion or feeling, indifference, impassive
Stymie
to block, to present an obstacle
Terse
concise, summary
Troupe
a company or group--usually theatrical performers
Ungainly
awkward
Virtuous
having excellent morals; righteous
Zealot
enthusiasm, fervor