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irony
a literary term referring to how a person, situation, statement, or circumstance is not as it would actually seem. Many times it is the exact opposite of what it appears to be.
artillery
the mounted guns and missile launchers
inestimable
too precious to be estimated or appreciated; invaluable
adequately
sufficiently
bereaved
greatly saddened by the loss of a loved one
callous
insensitive; indifferent; unsympathetic
charade
an obvious fake or deception; a mockery
expedient
a handy means to an end
annals
historical records; chronicles
impenetrable
incapable of being penetrated, pierced, or entered
incompetence
lack of ability or fitness; mental deficiency
inexplicable
the unexplainable
mesmerized
hypnotized; spellbound; fascinated
novel
of a new kind; different from anything seen or known before
objective
not influenced by personal feelings or prejudice; unbiased
quarry
an excavation or pit from which building stone and slate are obtained by cutting or blasting
routine
a rehearsed act, performance, or part of a performance
stance
position or posture of the body while standing
writhing
twisting the body about, as in pain or effort
foreboding
the strong feeling that something bad is going to happen