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avid
desirous of something to the point of greed
halycon
calm, peaceful; happy, golden
devious
done or acting in a shifty or underhanded way
accost
to approach and speak to fist
incendiary
deliberately setting or causing fires
animadversion
a comment indicating strong criticism or disapproval
covenant
a solemn agreement
gambit
in chess, an opening move that involves the risk or sacrifice of a minor piece in order to gain a later advantage
brackish
having a salty taste and unpleasant to drink
histrionic
pertaining to actors and their techniques
celerity
swiftness, rapidity of motion or action
suppliant
asking humble and earnestly
propound
to put forward, offer, suggest for consideration
overt
open, not hidden
undulate
to move in waves or with a wavelike motion
sacrilege
improper or disrespectful treatment of something held sacred
talisman
an object that serves as a char or is believed to confer magical powers
myopic
nearsighted; lacing a broad, realistic view of a situation
summarily
without delay or formality
pejorative
tending to make worse
maelstrom
a whirlpool or chaotic situation
propriety
the state of being proper, appropriateness