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A building, especially one of imposing appearance or size
edifice
A statement that seems true but at the same time seems to also have an opposite truth
paradox
Sorrow and remorse for past misdeeds
penitent
To ponder; mediate; think about at length
muse
To brag greatly
gloat
Irritation, resentment stemming from wounded pride; also to arouse curiosity
pique
To drive away; to dissipate
dispel
A branching out; a development growing out of and often complicating a problem or pain
ramification
To entice with something desirable; tempt
allure
Spacious, roomy, capacious
commodious
Conventional, doing it by the book, sticking to established principles
orthodox
Exhibit affection; seek favor through slave-like flattery; to "suck up" to something
fawn
Laziness, tiredness, languor
lethargy
To chew
masticate
Belonging to an earlier time, ancient; outdated
archaic
An outdoor structure with a roof and open sides
gazebo
To hate very much, to detest utterly
Abhor
A condition of situation, especially a distressing one
plight
Immature and inexperienced
callow
Pleasing to the ear
euphonious
A pelicularity of behavior; an unaccountable act or event
quirk
Customary cultural standards; moral attitudes, manners, habits
mores
To consist of; to include, to contain, to be made up of
comprise
A hiding place, or the objects hidden in a hiding place
cache
Rural of rustic in nature, country-like
bucolic
A sworn written statement
affidavit
Hard to understand
abstruse
At an angle; indirect or evasive
oblique
A difficult situation where one must choose between two or more choices that seem unfavorable; any problem or predicament
dilemma
The sensation of dizziness
vertigo