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abate
to reduce, lessen
balk
to stop, block abruptly
calamity
an event with disastrous consequences
daunting
intimidating, causing one to lose courage
ebullient
extremely lively enthusiastic
fabricate
to make up; invent
genial
friendly, affable
hallowed
revered; consecrated
iconoclast
one who attacks common beliefs or institutions
jubilant
extremely joyful; happy
knell
the solemn sound of a bell, often indicating death
laceration
a cut, tear
magnanimous
noble, generous
nadir
the lowest point of something
oblique
diverging from a straight line or course, not straightfoward
palatable
agreeable to the taste or sensibilities
quagmire
a difficult situation
rancid
having terrible taste or smell
sacrosanct
holy, something that should not be criticized
tacit
expressed without words