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exhalation
the releasing of air from the lungs; the air released from the lungs
dormant
marked by a suspension of activity; temporarily devoid of external activity; sleeping
legacy
something recieved from an ancestor, from a predecessor, or from the past
grimace
a facial expresion that indicates pain, disgust, or disapproval
candid
indicating or suggesting sincere honesty and absense of deception
evocative
tending or serving to call forth
deft
having the ability to do something easily and with great skill
profusely
exceesively, beyond that which is normal
demean
to degrade; to talk or act so that someone else looks bad
genuflect
to touch the knee to the floor(to bend in worship)
obsequious
openly servile; disgustingly sweet
complacence
calm or secure satisfaction with one's self or situation; self satisfied with no hopes for the future
malaise
an indefinite feeling of debility or lack of health; sickness
infatuated
struck senseless with exaggerated love or admiration
quarry
one that is sought or hunted; an open excavation
loquacious
pointlessly or annoyingly talkative
bland
not irritating, stimulating, or inviorating; soothing; boring
arbitrary
selected at random with no rhyme or reason
brusque
blunt in manner or speech often to the point of being harsh or nasty
pander
to cater to another's desires
portentous
pompous; showing one's self self off as being special
contrive
to think up; to put ogether a plan; Mmuahahaha
deliniate
to desribe in sharp or vivid detail (eyes dilate)
ambiguity
anything not clear or able to be understood in two or more ways
wistful
full of unfulfilled longing or desire; wishful
portentous
pompous; showing one's self self off as being special
contrive
to think up; to put ogether a plan; Mmuahahaha
deliniate
to desribe in sharp or vivid detail (eyes dilate)
ambiguity
anything not clear or able to be understood in two or more ways
wistful
full of unfulfilled longing or desire; wishful
dilatory
tending to cause delay; characterized by procrastination; tardy (dilly dally)
saunter
to walk about in an idle or leisurely manner; to stroll
polychromatic
having various or changing colors; technicolor
hirsute
hairy; covered with caorse, stiff hair
emanate
to come forth from its source
paroxysm
a sudden outburst of laughter or rage; a fit or spasm
vacillate
to waver in mind, will, or feeling; to hesitate in choice of opinions
egress
an exit, a way out
affinity
an attraction to someone or something
obstreperously
noisily, boisterously, or uncontrollably
ostensible
suspected as the reason though it cannot be proven or demonstrated
sconce
candles with holders whose sides are taller than the candle
tenuous
having little strength or support
sublime
lofty, grand, or exalted in manner or thought, or expression
limpid
absolutely quiet and untroubled
myriad
a great many
rescind
to make void; to repeal
impasse
a difficulty having no recognizable escape or solution
amenity
something that gives material comfort or convinience
eidetic
marked by extrordinarily vivid and accurate recall,visual
intuitive
percieving or knowing things without conscious reasoning
imminence
the quality or state of being ready to take place
alleged
questionalbly true; not yet found guilty
irrepressible
impossible to hold back or control
revel
to take intense satisfaction
impetuous
marked by impulsive vehemence or passion; by force of movement or action
accost
to approach and speak to in a challenging or agressive way
swathed
wrapped up or bond up in longstrips of clothing or bandages
gossamer
something light delicate or tenuous; cobwebs floating in the air
grub
to dig; to search about; to rummage