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eclipse
go beyond
abrade
to wear away (by friction)
adventitious
accidental
mode
style, method
amalgam
alloy, mixture
sequester
isolate, seclude
momentous
great importance
tiff
minor quarrel
muted
toned down (color, sound)
depravity
moral corruption
cessation
stopping
nonchalant
acting casual
unassailable
cannot be attacked
nostalgia
fond remembrance
abet
to assist in a crime
tempestuous
stormy
somnolent
half-asleep
guile
cunning, trickery
eccentric
odd, unnormal
meander
to wander
zephyr
gentle breeze, west wind
monumental
great occasion
discerning
having keen perception/judgement
garish
gaudy, showy
heckle
to taunt
hermetic
tightly sealed
meticulous
attention to detail
prodigy
someone with great ability
forthright
outspoken
idiom
expression that doesn't mean what it means literally
impasse
deadlock
diminution
act of diminishing/tapering
impetuous
hasty, rash
empathy
feeling to understand someone
sympathy
feeling sorry for someone
apathy
having no feelings for someone
circumscribe
confine, limit
ignoble
unworthy
illusory
seemingly real
cogitate
to think over
perfunctory
routine, without care
imbibe
to drink, to drink in
vicissitude
change of fortune
puerite
childish
purge
remove by cleansing, rid an organization/undesirables
surfeit
excessive quantity, overindulgence(disgust from)
vacuous
lacking content, idle, empty
acerbic
bitter (in tone, taste, or manner)
soporific
causing drowsiness, tedious
tedious
dull, boring
apocryphal
not true (probably not true but widely believed to be true)
hyperbole
exaggeration used for effect
altruistic
selflessness, acting for others' good
conflagration
a large destructive fire
vanguard
leading postion or people, advance troops
anathema
object of loathing, somebody or something formally denounced, a general curse
incontrovertible
undeniable, not open to question
restive
uneasy, impatient, unwilling to be guided
vapid
dull, lacking strength, taste, or flavor
blandishments
flattery (piece of)