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thrall
a slave
antipathy
dislike
initiate
to begin or originate
opus
a creative work, usually musical
nonentity
something that does not exist
acclaim
applause or praise
occult
supernatural
provocative
arousing desire or speculation
epitome
the utmost representation
fallicious
misleading or deceptive
modicum
a moderate amount
insurgent
a rebel
crestfallen
dejected
abrogate
to abolish
effluvium
foul smelling vapors
carnage
large scale slaughter
ardor
passion
enhance
to make greater
sumptuous
lavish
lancet
a surgical knife
galvanize
to shock into awareness
retrench
to cut down, to reduce in size
expedite
to make easier and quicker
populism
a political movement supporting the "little guy"
lest
for fear that
myriad
a large indefinite number
compatible
harmonious or agreeable
anachronism
anything out of its proper time
intrinsic
inherent
grotto
a small cave
phobia
a fear
impugn
to accuse of being false
evasive
intentionally vague
serviette
a table napkin
resilient
able to recover quickly
tableau
an secne or picture frozen in time
harlequin
a traditional comic character in pantomime
authoritarian
favoring absolute obediance to authority
prodigious
of enourmous size
verity
the truth
beguile
to charm or delight
despondent
depressed
denounce
to condemn openly
contrite
remorseful
dross
waste, refuse
imperious
arrogant
addendum
something added to clarify
kudos
recognition as a result of achievement
nemesis
anything that is the cause of one's downfall
gossamer
translucent
fractious
unruly
sedulous
persistent
obeisance
a gesture of respect or reverence
vapid
uninteresting
sluggish
slow, inactive
yearn
to crave or desire
vouchsafe
to be willing to give
precept
a rule of conduct
turgid
swollen or bloated
hiatus
a gap or break in time
infraction
a break in a law or obligation
dissolute
lacking in moral restraint
decree
an authoritative order
sagacious
wise
perpetual
eternal
chronic
continuing or constant
celestial
relating to the sky, heavenly
incorporate
to combine
menagerie
a collection of caged animals
affable
courteous, pleasant
fillet
a slice of meat or fish without bones or fat
villify
to defame
quixotic
extravagantly chivalrous or romantic
apocryphal
counterfeit
disconcert
to confuse
patina
tarnish
inebriated
in an intoxicated state
banal
commonplace, trite
wheedle
to cajole
errant
wandering
sartorial
having to do with dress
manna
anything badly needed which is recieved unexpectedly
subordinate
lower or inferior in class or rank
bulwark
defense or protection
irrevocable
unchangeable
transient
lasting a short time
debase
to lower in value
preeminent
prominent
attenuate
to make slender or thin
cadence
a rythmic flow of a sequence of sounds
scintillating
exceptionally brilliant
ameliorate
to make better, to improve
relegate
to assign
pyrrhic victory
a victory gained through too great a loss
coalition
a union for a specific reason
immutable
not susceptible to change
prevaricator
liar
stentorian
very loud
juggernaut
an overwhelming and irresistible force
oyster
a close-mouthed person