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amenity
(n.) that which is pleasant or agreeable; (p1.) attractive features, customs, etc.
aperture
(n.) an opening, gap, hole; orifice
dissidence
(n.) a difference of opinion; discontent
epicurean
(adj.) devoted to the pursuit of pleasure; fond of good food, comfort, and ease; with discriminating tastes; (n.) a person with discriminating tastes
improvident
(adj.) not thrifty; failing to plan ahead
iniquity
(n.) wickedness, sin; a grossly immoral act
inviolable
(adj.) sacred; of such a character that it must not be broken, injured, or profaned
mutable
(adj.) open to or capable of change, fickle
nascent
(adj.) just beginning to exist or develop; having just come into existence
obeisance
(n.) a deep bow or other body movement indicating respect or submission; deference, homage
panegyric
(n.) formal or elaborate praise; a tribute
pillory
(n.) a device for publicly punishing offenders; a means for exposing one to public contempt or ridicule; (v.) to expose to public contempt or ridicule
pittance
(n.) a woefully meager allowance, wage, or portion
presage
(v) to foreshadow or point to a future event; to predict; (n.) a warning or indication of the future
progeny
(n.) descendants, offspring, children, followers, disciples
promulgate
(v) to proclaim or issue officially; to make known far and wide
rectitude
(n.) uprightness, righteousness; correctness
restive
(adj.) restless, hard to manage, balky
seraphic
(adj.) angelic, heavenly, celestial
subsist
(v) to have existence; to remain alive, manage to make a living or maintain life; to persist or continue