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affinity
natural attraction to person, thing, or activity
bilious
irritable, peevish, sickeningly unpleasant
cognate
closely related in origin, affiliated, relative
corollary
resultant or consequent, result, deduction, conclusion
cul-de-sac
dead-end street, any situation in which further progress is impossible
derring-do
valor or heroism
divination
act of predicting the future or discovering hidden knowledge, prophecy
elixir
cure-all, potion thought capable of curing all ills
folderol
foolish talk, ideas, nonsense
gamut
entire range or series, scope
hoi polloi
the common people, masses
ineffable
not expressible in words, indescribable
lucubration
laborious study or thought (especially at night)
mnemonic
devide to aid the memory, reminder
obloquy
public abuse indicating strong disapproval, discredit
pundit
learned person, expert, authority
risible
laughable, ludicrous
symptomatic
typical or characteristic, being concerned with a symptom of a disease
volte-face
a complete reversal, turnabout
aficionado
an enthusiastic/ expert follower or fan
browbeat
to bully, coerce, to intimidate by a stern manner
commensurate
equal in size, extent, duration, or importance, comparable
diaphanous
very sheer and light, almost transparent
emolument
pay, wages
foray
quick raid, especially for plunder, a venture
genre
type, class, or variety, species
homily
a sermon stressing mora principles
immure
to enclose or confine within walls, to imprison incarcerate
insouciant
carefree, happy-go-lucky, nonchalant
parameter
factor that shapes the total outcome, limit
matrix
a mold, pattern, model
obsequies
funeral rites or ceremonies
panache
confident and stylish manner, dash, flamboyant
persona
character in a novel or play, image, role
philippic
bitter verbal attack
prurient
having lustful desires or interests, titillating
sacrosanct
very sacred or holy, immune from questioning or attack
systemic
of or pertaining to the entire body, system-wide
tendentious
intended to promote a particular point of view, partial
vicissitude
change, variation or alteration, fluctuation
abortive
failing to accomplish an intended aim or purpose, fruitless
bruit
to spread news, reports, or rumors
contumelious
insolent or rude in speech or behavior
dictum
maxim, short saying, axiom
ensconce
to settle comfortably and firmly in a position, nestle
iconclastic
attacking or seeking to overthrow popular or traditional beliefs or ideas
in medias res
in or into the middle of a plot
internecine
murderous, savage
maladroit
lacking in skill or dexterity, awkward, clumsy
maudlin
excessively sentimental
modulate
change or vary the intensity or pitch, adjust
portentous
forshadowing an event to come, ominous
prescience
knowledge of events or actions before they happen
quid pro quo
something given in exchange or return for something else
salubrious
conductive to health or well-being
saturnalian
characterized by riotous festivities/ celebration
SEX!
touchstone
a means of testing worth or genuineness, benchmark
traumatic
so shocking to the emotions..causes lasting damage
vitiate
to weaken, debase, corrupt
waggish
fond of making jokes, playfully humorous