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Avid
desirious of something to the point of greed: intensely eager
Halcyon
calm, peaceful; happy, golden; prosperous, affluent
Devious
straying or wandering from a staight or direct course, roundabout; done or acting in a shifty or underhanded way
Accost
to approach and speak to first
Incendiary
deliberately setting or causing fires; one who causes strife
Animadversion
a comment indicating strong critism 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
Histronic
pertaining to actors and their techniques; theatrical, melodramatic
Celerity
swiftness, repidity of motion or action responed with surprising
Suppliant
asking humbly and eagernestly
Propound
to put forward, offer, suggent for consideraation
Propriety
the state of being proper, appropriateness
Overt
open, not hidden, expressed or revealed in a way that is easily recognized
Undulate
to move in waves or with a wavelike motion
Sacrilege
improper or disrespectful treatment of something held sacrifice
Talisman
an object that serves as a charm or is believed to confer magical powers
Myopic
nearsighted, lacking a broad, realistic view of a situation
Summarily
without delay or formality; briefly, concisely
Pejorative
tending to make worse; expressing disapproval or disaparagement
Maelstrom
a whirlpool of great size and violence