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beatific
(adj) blissful; rendering or making blessed
behemoth
(n) a creature of enormous size, power, or appearance
blandishment
(n pl) anything designed to flatter or coax; sweet talk, apple-polishing
cacophonous
(adj) harsh sounding, raucous, discordant, dissonant
chicanery
trickery, deceptive practices or tactics, double-dealing
consign
(v) to give over to another's care, charge, or control; to entrust, deliver; to set apart for a special use
coup
(n) a highly successful stroke, masterstroke, tour de force, act, plan, or stratagem; a sudden takeover of power or leadership
euphemism
(n) a mild or inoffensive expression used in place of a harsh or unpleasant one; a substitute
febrile
(adj) feverish; pertaining to or marked by fever; frenetic
gainsay
(v) to deny, contradict, controvert; to dispute, oppose
imminent
(adj) about to happen, threatening
innate
(adj) natural, inborn, inherent; built-in
loath
(adj) unwilling, reluctant, disinclined
manifest
(adj) clear, evident to the eyes or mind; (v) to show plainly, exhiit, evince; (n) a list of cargo and/or passengers
minutiae
(pl. n) small or trivial details, trifling matters
moratorium
(n) a suspension of activity; an official waiting period; an authorized period of delay
nostrum
(n) an alleged cure-all; a remedy or scheme of questionable effectiveness
pariah
(n) one who is rejected by a social group or organization
visionary
(adj) not practical, lacking in realism; hacing the nature of a fantasy or dream; (n) one given to far-fetched ideas; a dreamer or seer charcterized by vision or foresight
wizened
(adj) dry, shrunken, and wrinkled (often as the result of aging)