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demeanor
the way in which a person behaves
engendered
to bring into existence
garland
a wreath or festoon
peevish
ill tempered, contrary, fractious
perceive
to become aware of directly through any of the senses; to apprehend
presage
an omen
suffice
to meet present needs or requirements
tarry
to delay or be late in going, coming, or doing
to wait
to remain or stay
harmattan
a dry, dusty wind that blows from teh Sahara to the Atlantic coast of Africa
improvident
lacking foresight or thrift
Kola
an African tree whose nuts contain caffeine and yield a flavorful extract
impending
about to happen, imminent
intricate
complex
cowries
brightly colored, glossy mollusk shells used as money in Things Fall Apart
prowess
bravery, valor, skill
ultimatum
a final demand whose rejection ends negotiations and leads to a use of force or other strong action
potent
powerful
imperious
overbearing, arrogant, domineering
emissary
a person sent on a mission
interim
a period between, meantime
emissary
a person sent on a mission
capricious
whimsical, flighty, tending to change suddenly (a.k.a. Nora)
malevolent
wishing harm to others
oracle
a person or place believed to reveal messages from a god or spirit
void
emptiness
matchet
machete
abomination
something hateful and disgusting
kite
a bird of the hawk family
cassava
a tropical plant having edible starchy roots
tendrils
the threadlike parts of climbing plants
luxuriant
lush, teeming, growing abundantly
tubers
the thick, fleshy parts of underground stems
brusqueness
curtness, rough and abrupt speech
kindred
a group of relatives
benevolent
wishing good to others
atone
to make ammends
exacting
strict, demanding
poignant
emotionally moving
ultimate
final, utmost
communion
the act of sharing thoughts and feelings with others
calabashes
the dried, hollow shells of a tropical gourd-like fruit, used for bowls
foo-foo
an african food made from boiled and mashed yam, cassava or plantain
tentative
hesitant, uncertain
pottage
a thick soup or stew of vegetables with or without meat
consoled
made less sad, comforted
persistent
stubborn, persevering, refusing to give up
grandees
people of high rank
prophesied
predicted, foretold
entrails
inner organs, intestines, guts
feign
pretend
harbingers
persons or things that announce what will follow
plantains
tropical banana plants whose coarse fruit is eaten cooked
raffia
a palm tree whose leaves yield a fiber used in making baskets, hats, etc.
coiffure
hairdo
spendthrift
extravagant person
prodigal
foolishly generous person
frivolous
trivial, silly
subordinate
inferior
squander
to spend wastefully
indiscreet
not wise
contraband
illegal goods
intolerable
unendurable
tactless
undiplomatic
excruciating
unbearably painful (Eric with the Big Red wrapper ;))
impulsive
hasty
proclaiming
declaring
retribution
retaliation (nananana)
disreputable
dishonorable
naturalistic
primitive
calculation
cunning
hypocrite
poser
proprieties
decencies
bewildered
confused
evasions
avoidances
grafter
unscrupulous person
scholarship
academic achievement/knowledge
attainment
accomplishment
dullard
a stupid/unimaginative person (they're dull....)
nullity
mere nothing, insignificance
incantation
use of spells or verbal charms as part of a magic ritual
ominous
foreboding/foreshadowing evil
firmament
the sky
clamor
noisy shouting
libation
a liquid used in ceremonial drinking
sluice
floodgate
austerity
morally strict act
poignancy
the quality of painfully affecting one's feelings
inordinate
excessive
fatuous
silly, foolish
avarice
greed
thicket
dense growth of shrubbery or small trees
prodigy
extraordinary person, thing or deed
tumult
noisy confusion
impale
to pierce with a pointed object
boon
convivial or sociable
demolition
the act of tearing down or breaking into pieces; destruction
precipitous
having very steep sides
appease
to make peace through concessions
munificence
great generosity
sinister
singularly evil
depraved
marked by evil
deluge
outpouring of water
antediluvian
before the flood
interminable
having/seeming to have no end
renown
a state of being widely acclaimed
redress
to correct of compensate for a wrong or loss
discourteous
impolite
enmity
hatred/ill will
revered
regarded as worthy of great honor
chaste
innocently pure (Berklee, etc.)
penuriously
in extreme poverty
extremity
great danger or need
presumption
attitude or conduct that oversteps the bounds of propriety or courtesy
contrary
unfavorable
disparage
to speak badly of
trespass
to illegally enter property
arable
fit for growing crops (Beth, you look like a farmer!)
prostrate
stretched out with one's face on the ground, usually in adoration or submission
humane
marked by compassion, sympathy or consideration for humans or animals
compulsory
mandatory, enforced
indiscriminately
randomly, haphazardly
emaciated
thin and feeble
renounce
to give up, refuse, or resign usually by formal declaration
caprice
a sudden change of mind because of a whim (goes with capricious)
tedious
tiresome because of length or dullness; boring
C&C classes are NEVER tedious
veer
to change direction or course
coercion
force, repression
conceive
to cause to begin, to originate
warble
to sing with rapid variations, or changes in pitch
immobile
incapable of movement, motionless
sustain
to perform actions that keep something in existence