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acolytes
A novice in a religous order; attendant or assistant at the altar
august
Highly dignified; imposing; eminent; majestic; grandeur
brio
Having vigor in life; vivacity. might, strength
disingenuous
Not straight forward or honest; deceitful; crafty
Lacking frankness or candor
efficacy
Having adequate power for an intended purpose
euphemism
The use of a mild word in place of a possibly offensive one; word substitution
exemplary
Serving as a model for others; worthy of imitation
fastidiious
hard to please; critical; demanding
hibernated
Passed the winter in seclusion; retired; withdrawn
impugning
Challenging something as false; criticizing; maligning
insidious
OPerating steathily with evil affect or intent; trecharous or deceitful
logarithms
Exponents that must be applied to a fixed number to get a given number
magnanimity
Generous; high minded; noble; forgiving an injury
meglomania
Mania or delusion of wealth or greatness
obsequious
Fawning; servile; deferential; psychophantic
phelgmatic
Apathetic; unexcitable; pertaining to slugishness
presumptuous
Arrogant or overbold; imperious; dictatorial
Take for granted
supercilious
Haughtily contempuous; arrogant; scornful
vernacular
Native or common language of a place; colloquial
viscerally
Intensely emotional
aphrodisiacs
Foods, drugds, etc that arouse sexual desire
affable
Pleasently easy to approach and talk to; warm; cordial
bereft
deprived of something; lacking; needing; destituted
cadence
Rhythmic flow of words or sounds
catatonic
A syndrome frequent in schizophrenics, characterized by muscle rigidity and mental stupor
charades
A game in which words or phrases are represented in pantonine until they are guessed by other players
carnal
pertaining to or characterized by flesh of the body; its passions and appetities, sensual.
clandestine
Done in or executed with secrecy for purposes of deception, covert, stealthy, surrptious
enmity
A feeling or condition of hostility, animosity, or antagonism
furtively
Taken, done, used, etc by stealth
fortitude
Mental or emotional strength in facing adversity. Power to endure pain or hardship
intrepid
Resolutely fearless; dauntless; invulnerable to intimidation
innuendoes
An indirect or subtle implication in expression, an insinuation
leviathans
Something unusually large of its kind, usually a ship
ludicrous
Causing laughter because of absurdity
peremptory
Leavning no opportunity for denial or refusal
stident
Making or having a harsh sound; grating; creaking
supplicating
To pray humnly; to make humble and earnest entreaty
tremulous
Characterized by trembling, as from fear, nervousness, or weakness; timdid
wizened
Withered or shriveled; to dry out
Assignations
An appointment between to lovers, typically secret. Designating some with an assisgment or task.
bellicose
ready or inclined to quarrel, fight, or go to war with; pugnacious
bovine
Relaitng to genus of ruminant animals, cows, oxen
caterwaul
To make a loud howling noise; screech; wail
efficacy
The ability to produce the desired results, pertaining particularly to politics
guava
Tropical fruit used to make jellies
gumbo and okra
A stew of fish, poultry, or meat that has been thicked with okra(green pods)
milieu
The surroundings or environment that somebody lives in
impolitic
Likely to be disadvantageous and not admirable
incredulous
Unable to believe something; completely uncnvinced, skeptical
inert
Not moving or not able to move; inactive; sluggish
inarticulateness
Inability to express oneself clearly with words
officiously
Informal, especially in political dealings
phalaropes
Small wading bird that is related to the sandpiper
rapacious
Greedy, especially for money and willing to use unethical means to obtain what is desired
resolute
Possessing determination and purposefulness
rectitude
Strong moral integrity in character or actions
synoptic
Constituting a general view of the whole of a subject
turgid
Pompous, boring, and overcomplicated; bombastic, swollen, distended, timid, inflated
visceral inchoate
Instinctively motivated; rudimentry, disorganized