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accost
V. to approach and speak to first; to confront in a challenging or agressive way. (approach, confront)
animadversion
n- a comment indicating strong criticism or disapproval
avid
desirous of something to the point of greed; intensely eager
brackish
having a salty taste and unpleasant drink
celerity
swiftness, rapidity of motion or action
devious
adj- straying or wandering from a straight or direct course; done or acting in a shifty or underhanded way
gambit
in chess, an opening move that involves risk or sacrifice of a minor piece in order to gain a later advantage; any opening move of this type
halcyon
n- a legendary bird identified with the kingfisher; (adj- of or relating to the halcyon; calm peaceful; happy, golden, prosperous, affluent
histrionic
adj-pertaining to actors and thier techniques; theatrical, artifical; melodramatic
incendiary
adj-deliberately setting or causeing fires; designed to start fireds; tending to stir up strife or rebellion. n-one who deliberatly set fires, arsonist; one who causes strife
maelstrom
a whirlpool of great size and violence; a situation resembling a whirlpool in violence and destruction
myopic
adj- nearsighted; lacking a broad, realistic view of a situation; lacking foresight or discernment
overt
open, not hidden, espressed or revealed in a way that is easily recognized
pejorative
tending to make worse; expressing disapproval or disparagement, derogatory, deprecatory, belitting
propriety
the state of being proper, appropriateness. Standards of what is proper or socially acceptable
sacrilege
improper or disrepsectful treatment of something held sacred
summarily
without delay or formality; briefly, concisely
suppliant
adj-asking humbly and earnestly n-one who makes a request humbly and earnestly, a petitioner, suitor
talisman
n-an object that serves as a charm or is believed to confer magical powers, an amulet, fetish
undulate
to move in waves or with a wavelike moton; to have a wavelik appearance or form