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disdain
scorn, contempt. to treat as unworthy of notice
pleasantry
a courteous or friendly remark
comtemplate
to gaze at thoughtfully, to consider
mercurial
having a lively temperament. liable to sudden changes of mood
steadfast
firm and not changing or yielding
distraught
greatly upset, nearly crazy with grief or worry
achetype
an original model from which others are copied
circumspect
cautious and watchful, wary
harrowing
distressing, tormenting
tiresome
annoying
wither
to make or become shriveled, to lose or cause to lose freshness and vitality
dormant
sleeping, lying inactive as if in sleep. alive but not actively growing, temporarily inactive
congeal
to beomce semisolid instead of liquid
attenuate
to make slender or thin. to make weaker, to reduce the force or value.
burgeon
to begin to grow rapidly
pecuniary
of or in money
appall
to fill with horror or dismay, to shock deeply
sedulous
diligent and perservering, steadfast
sanctimonious
making a show of righteousness or piety.
stentorian
(of a voice) extremely loud.
dispel
to drive away, scatter
laudable
praiseworthy
verbose
using more words than are needed
morass
a marsh, a bog. an entaglement, something that confuses or impedes people.
careen
to tilt or keel over to one side. to swerve.
vertigo
a sensation of dizziness and a feeling of losing one's balance.
trepidation
a state of fear and anxiety, nervous agitation
abate
to make or become less
amerliorate
to make or become better.
dissension
diagreement that gives rise to strife
discord
diagreement, quarreling. a combination of notes producing a harsh or unpleasant sound.
sodden
made very wet.
celerity
swiftness
clemency
mercy. mildness, especially of weather
lassitude
tiredness
ebullient
exuberant, bubbling over with high spirits
trenchant
penetrating, strong and effective.
portent
an omen, a significant sign of something to come.
onerous
burdensome
transmuted
to cause (a thing) to change in form or nature or substance.