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accretions
Increasing; adding parts; external additions
acquiesced
Submitted; yielded; gave way; consented without protest
derisive
Expression of contempt; mocking; jeering
exemplary
Worthy of imitation; serving as a model for others
fatuity
A foolish act or thing; a folly
concordance
An agreement; deal; pact; concord
egregious
Extraordinarily flagrant; conspicuously offensive
insensate
Without human feeling or sensation
intimations
Suggestions or hints; subtle
implacable
Not to be pleased or pacified; inexorable
putrescent
Rotten or foul; decayed; vile
puissance
power; strength; might
rabid
Irrational extreme practice or opinion; fanatical
resonances
Strong deep tones; lasting effects
taut
Pulled tight; tense; not slack
tensile
Capable of being stretched; extended; ductile
unconscionable
Incapable of being believed; vile; terrible; repulsive
virility
Masculine, vigor; potency that's capable of performing sexually
welter
To roll or toss about as in high seas
zeugma
Syllepsis; a verb that is applied to two nouns with different meanings
apotheosis
Elevation of a person to a God like ranking; diefication
anathema
A denunciation followed by an excommunication by an ecclesiastical authority
de rigueur
Rigidity that prevents a response
eschewed
Shunned or disregarded
euphoria
A feeling or state of well being; bliss; ecstasy
feral
Wild, untamed; hence savage or barbaric
imminence
Likely to occur soon; impending; inevitable
insouciance
carefree or unconcerned demeanor, manner, or attitude
inviolate
Not desecrated, infringed, or impaired
overt
In plain view; openly
nuances
A delicate degree or shade of differences; variations in meaning
jurisprudence
The body of laws existing in a given nation; philosophy of law
panache
Flair, flamboyance, verve, swagger
seditious
Rebellious, mutinous, insubordinate
torpor
Sluggishness in bodily functioning; stupor; apathy
travail
painful labor. Suffer the pangs of childbirth
temerity
Boldness or rashness in action or speech
stridency
Creaking, harsh, or grating sound
winsomely
Charming, flattering, suave
yellow jack
A yellow flag hoisted to warn of disease on board. Yellow fish in the Caribbean
ambiance
mood or character of an environment
bibelot
A swell of decorative objects; miniature book
cortege
Procession; train of attendence of a VIP
decorum
Appropriate behavior or conduct in a place; propriety
flaccid
Soft, lacking firmness
hegemony
predominance of a state or a region over others
ineptitude
Quality of lacking skill; incompetence
irrefutable
Incapable of being denied or disproven; incontrovertible
limpid
Clear or transparent
merde
To express anger or annoyance
odious
Deserving or arousing hatred/displeasure
obesity
Very fat or overweight; corpulence
purloined
Stolen item
quintessential
Being the best example of something
ratiocination
The process of reasoning logically
rapacious
Given to seizing for plunder, greedy, ravenous
rectitude
Rightness of principle or morality
scion
Descendant, relative, or heir
surreal
Pertaining to a dream; fantastically imaginative
visceral
Relating to instincts and/or intestines