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ASSUAGE
To lessen (pain, distress); to calm (passion, anger)
APOTHECARY
Pharmacist or druggist
BRETHREN
Brothers; fellow members of a church
IMPRESSIONISTIC
1. relating to a theory & school of art whose chief aim is to capture the impression of a subject
2. This term has been extended to literature & music which seek to suggest moods & impressions
SOJOURN
v. to live somewhere temporarily; n. a brief stay
PERSEVERE
to continue in some effort or course of action, in spite of difficulty
FRACTIOUS
inclined to make trouble; hard to manage; unruly; rebellious
MALEVOLENT
having or showing ill will; wishing evil or harm to others
PROFANE
adj. showing disrespect for sacred things; v. to put sacred things to unworthy or improper use
REVELATION
something made known, especially when it comes as a great surprise
DELAGATION
1. the act of entrusting authority or power to a person or persons acting as one's representative.
2. a person or group of persons elected or appointed to represent another or others.
INIQUITIES
wicked, unjust, or unrighteous acts or situations
CONTENTIOUS
always ready to argue
DISCERNIBLE
easily perceived, recognized, or distinguished from something else
INQUISITIVE
inclined to ask many questions or seek information
PANTOMIME
the use of actions and gestures, without words, in order to tell something
CONDESCEND
to assume an air of superiority
HUMILIATION
a reduction to a lower position in one's own or another's eyes
BEGRUDGE
to look upon with reluctance or disapproval; to envy another person's pleasure or enjoyment of something
ABERRATION
the act of straying from the normal state or moral standard
ALTERCATION
a noisy, heated, angry dispute or argument
PERPLEXITY
the state of being confused; losing one's bearings
CHANGE OF VENUE
the movement of a trial from one place to another, as when the jury or court is likely to be prejudiced
FANATICAL
marked by intense, uncritical devotion and excessive enthusiasm
PROVOCATION
the act of purposely stirring up trouble; calling forth or inciting to anger
OBSTREPEROUS
marked by unruly or aggressive noisiness, loud opposition
VEHEMENTLY
marked by forceful energy; powerfully; intensely emotional
RECTITUDE
the quality or state of being correct in judgment, procedure, or morals
INDIGNANT
filled with anger aroused by something unjust, unworthy, or mean
DEGENERATION
the process of declining to a condition below what is normal foor someone or something
AUSTERE
stern or forbidding in appearance or manner; severe in self-discipline; strict in morals