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accost
v) to approach and speak to first; to confont in a challenging or aggressive way
animadversion
n) a comment indicating strong criticism or disapproval
avid
adj) desirous of something to the point of greed; intensely eager
brackish
adj) having a salty taste and unpleasant to drink
celerity
n) swiftness, rapid of motion
devious
adj) straying or wandering from a straight or direct course; done or acting in a shift or underhanded way
gambit
n) in chess, an opening move that involves risk or sacrifice of a minor piece in order to gain a later advantage; any move type of this
halcyon
n) a legendary bird identified with the kingfisher
adj) happy, affluent
histrionic
adj) pertaining to actors and their techniques; theatrical, artificial, melodramatic
incendiary
adj) deliverately settling or causing fires; designed to start fires
maelstrom
n) a whirlpool of great size and violence; a situation resembling that
myopic
adj)nearsighted; lacking a broad realistic view
overt
adj) open, not hidden, expressed or revealed
pajorative
adj) tending to make worse; expressing disapproval or disparagement
propriety
n) the state of being proper, appropriateness
sacrilege
n) improper or disrespectful
summarily
adv) without delay or formality
suppliant
adj) asking humbly and earnestly
talisman
n) an object that serves as a charm
undulate
v) to move in waves, to have a wavelike appearance or form