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Utopia
imaginary island that enjoys perfection in law, politics, etc.
beadle
church official who does subordinate jobs such as keeping order in meeting or waiting on rector
inauspicious
unfavorable
physiognomy
outward appearance, offers insight into character
ignominy
disgrace; dishonor; public contempt
contumely
insulting display of contempt in words or actions
preternatural
out of ordinary course of nature; exceptional or abnormal
phantasmagoric
shifting series of illusions or deceptive appearances, as in the imagination
sojourn
temporary stay
discourse
formal discussion in speech or writing
demeanor
conduct, behavior
tremulous
characterized by trembling,a as from fear nervousness, or weakness
lurid
gruesome, horrible, revolting
mien
air, bearing, or demeanor, as showing character, feeling, etc.
sage
profoundly wise person
prolixity
characterized as extending to great, unnecessary, or tedious length; long or wordy
foolscap
old parchment
expostulation
earnest and kindly protest
paramour
illicit lover, esp of married person
inscrutable
inpenetrable
ascetic
person who practices self-denial or self-mortification for relgious reasons
ehortation
address conveying urgent advice or recommendations
amenable
open to influence, persuasion, or advice; agreeable
imbibe
absorb, soak in
rebuke
express sharp disapproval
inviolable
secure from destruction, violence, or desecration
enmity
feeling or condition of animosity
dearth
inadequate supply
epoch
particular period of time marked by distictive features, events
pristine
having original purity, uncorrupted