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specious
A: deceptively attractive
motif
N: subject/theme for developement of literary work.
irrelevant
adj. not pertaining to or related to the subject matter
intricacy
N. character very involved
strident
adj. harsh, grating shrill
pliant
adj. easily bent or fixed
intimidate
v. to inspire with fear
unintelligible
a: being such that comprehension is impossible.
chastisement
n. punishment by beating
spontaneous
adj. happening w/ out apparent external cause.
belligerence
N. an aggresive attitude.
evacuation
N: removing of things from a certain place
festoon
N. a wreath or garland
indignant
a: feeling or expressing anger
ebullience
N. overflowing enthusiasm
officious
a: pertaining to
incredulous
a. expressing disbelief
vulnerable
a. susceptible to physical injury.
frenzy
N. violent mental agitation
impervious
adj. incapable of being passed through
diffident
a. hesitant to assert oneself from lack of self confindence; timid
decorous
a. semingly proper
interminable
a. apparently w/ out end.
tacit
a. implied by actions or statements.
assent
v. admitting the truth
antagonism
n. hostility; enmity condition of being an opposing force.
lamentable
a. capable of being mourned.
effigy
n. a dummy made to look like.
civilization
n. advanced state of human society in which a high level of culture has been achieved.
savage
n. uncivilized human being
cynic
N. a person who believes that only selfishness motivates human actions
allegory
extended narrative that carries a second meaning along with the surface story. the continuity of the second meaning involves an analogous structure or ideas or events.
symbol
character, action, setting, or thing which stands for something beyond itself.
covert
adj. concealed, hidden, secret
n- hidden place
furtive
adj. expressing slyness, sneakiness
sanctity
n. holiness, sacredness
fervor
n. great warmth and intensity of emotion
anitphonal
adj. a devotional composition sung responsively as a part of a liturgy.
ludicrous
adj. laughable or hilarious because of obvious obscurity
incantation
n. charm/spell used in ritual recitatiom
inscrutable
adj. difficult to understand
propitiate
v. to appease
cordon
n. line of people, military, posts or ships stationed around an area to enclose or guard it
anonymous
adj. lacking name or face
corruption
n. marked by immorality
derision
n. ridicule; mockery being depraved
obscene
adj. offensive or repulsive to
composite
adj. made up from separte elements or parts; combined
gesticulate
v. to add force or emphasis during speech
superficial
adj. shallow; not thorough
gesticulate
v. to add force or emphasis during speech
talisman
n; an object market with majical signs, has supernatural powers or protection
inimical
adj. harmful, unfriendly
devestated
v. to overwhelm, or destroy