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meagre
deficient in quantity, fullness or extent (adj)
infamy
evil fame or reputation (n)
venerable
entitled to respect because of age or wisdom (adj)
transgressor
someone who violates a law (n)
impropriety
the quality or condition of being improper (n)
ignominy
great personal dishonor or humiliation (n)
pillory
wooden framework on a post to which offenders were locked to be exposed to public as punishment (n)
reminiscences
a recollected event or experience (n)
apprehensive
anxious or fearful of the future (adj)
amenable
responsive to advice or authority (adj)
peremptory
putting an end to all debate or action (adj)
efficacy
effectiveness, power to produce a certain effect (adj)
lurid
glaringly vivid and graphic, marked by sensationalism but causing revulsion (adj)
ascetic
abstaining from worldly pleasures (adj)
insidious
treacherous, harmful in a stealthy manner (adj)
panoply
the complete arms and armor of a warrior (n)
physiognomy
face or facial features, especially when revealing character (n)
contumaciously
disobediently, rebelliously, insubordinate (adv)
inviolable
secure from violation, invincible (adj)
anathemas
formal ban or curse (n)
enmity
deep-seated hatred (n)
gesticulation
a deliberate, vigorous motion (n)
imperious
arrogantly domineering, urgent, pressing (adj)
extant
still in existence, not destroyed (adj)
tome
a large book (n)
exigencies
pressing or urgent situations (n)
bedizen
to dress in a gaudy manner (v)
mien
air, manner, or appearance -- as revealing inner state of mind (n)