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ACCENTUATE
to give emphasis or prominence to.
to mark or pronounce with an accent.
AMBIGUOUS
open to or having several possible meanings or interpretations; equivocal: an ambiguous answer.
Linguistics. (of an expression) exhibiting constructional homonymity; having two or more structural descriptions, as the sequence Flying planes can be dangerous.
of doubtful or uncertain nature; difficult to comprehend, distinguish, or classify: a rock of ambiguous character.
of doubtful or uncertain nature; difficult to comprehend, distinguish, or classify: a rock of ambiguous character.
COMPREHENSIVE
of large scope; covering or involving much; inclusive: a comprehensive study of world affairs.
comprehending mentally; having an extensive mental range or grasp.
Insurance. covering or providing broad protection against loss.
FELICITOUS
well-suited for the occasion, as an action, manner, or expression; apt; appropriate: The chairman's felicitous anecdote set everyone at ease.
having a special ability for suitable manner or expression, as a person.
IMPREGNABLE
strong enough to resist or withstand attack; not to be taken by force, unconquerable: an impregnable fort.
not to be overcome or overthrown: an impregnable argument.
INCEPTION
beginning; start; commencement.
INTRICACY
intricate character or state.
an intricate part, action, etc: intricacies of the law.
INTROSPECTIVE
to practice introspection; consider one's own internal state or feelings.
to look into or examine (one's own mind, feelings, etc.).
PROVOCATIVE
tending or serving to provoke; inciting, stimulating, irritating, or vexing.
something provocative.
VERNACULAR
(of language) native or indigenous (opposed to literary or learned).
expressed or written in the native language of a place, as literary works: a vernacular poem.
of or pertaining to such a language.
ALLEGORY
a representation of an abstract or spiritual meaning through concrete or material forms; figurative treatment of one subject under the guise of another.
a symbolical narrative: the allegory of Piers Plowman.
CONJECTURE
the formation or expression of an opinion or theory without sufficient evidence for proof.
an opinion or theory so formed or expressed; guess; speculation.
DESPICABLE
deserving to be despised; contemptible: a mean, despicable man.
DISSOLUTE
indifferent to moral restraints; given to immoral or improper conduct; licentious; dissipated.
FEROCITY
a ferocious quality or state; savage fierceness.
INCONGRUOUS
out of keeping or place; inappropriate; unbecoming: an incongruous effect; incongruous behavior.
not harmonious in character; inconsonant; lacking harmony of parts: an incongruous mixture of architectural styles.
inconsistent: actions that were incongruous with their professed principles.
MISANTHROPE
a hater of humankind.
PROLOGUE
a preliminary discourse; a preface or introductory part of a discourse, poem, or novel.
an introductory speech, often in verse, calling attention to the theme of a play.
the actor or actress who delivers this.
an introductory scene, preceding the first act of a play, opera, etc.
PROTAGONIST
the leading character, hero, or heroine of a drama or other literary work.
a proponent for or advocate of a political cause, social program, etc.
the leader or principal person in a movement, cause, etc.
TERSE
neatly or effectively concise; brief and pithy, as language.
abruptly concise; curt; brusque.