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to approach and speack to first, to confront in a challenging or aggressive way
accost
a comment indicating strong criticism or disapproval
animadversion
desirous of something to the point of greed
avid
having a salty taste and unpleasant to drink
brackish
swiftness rapidity of motion or action
celerity
straying or wandering from a straight or direct course, dont or acting in a shifty or underhanded way
devious
in chess, an opening move that involves risk or sacrifice or a minor piece in order to gain a later advantage, any opening move of this affluent
gambit
a legendary bird identified with the kingfisher
halcyon
pertaingin to actors and their techniques theatrical articficial melodramatic
histrionic
deliberately setting or causing fires
incendiary
a whirlpool of great size and violence a situation resembling a whirlpool in violence and destruction
maelstrom
nearsighted, lacking a broad realistic view of a situation lacking foresight or discernment
myopic
open not hidden expressed or revealed in a way that is easily recognized
overt
tending to make worse expressing disapproval or disparagement derogatory deprecatory belittling
pejorative
the state of being proper appropriateness
propriety
improper or disrespectful treatment of something held sacred
sacrilege
without delay or formality, brief concisely
summarily
asking humbly and eanestly
suppliant
an object that serves as a charm or is believe to confer magical powers an amulet fetish
talisman
to move in waves or with a wavelike motion to have a wavelike appearance or form
undulate