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not able to be overcome
insuperable
the highest point of something
apex
marked by a sharp taste or smell; bitter
acrid
to voice disapproval or protest
fulminate
without interest; dull
jejune
influence or domination over
hegemony
marked by ferocity
truculent
willingness to believe too readily
credulity
refuse or waste
dross
the appearance of truth
verisimilitude
havng a thick or sticky consistency like glue
viscous
of or relating to symptoms caused by mental or emotional problems
psychosomatic
unwillingness to admit the reality or truth; denial
abnegation
someone with knowledge of two or more languages
polyglot
seriousness
gravitas
difficult to manipulate or govern
intractable
to disperse or scatter
disseminate
a job that provides income but requires little or no work
sinecure
biased in perspective; preferring one view over another
tendentious
prudent or shrewdly tactful
politic
done without plkanning; spur of the moment; unexpected; makeshift
extemporaneous
jumping from one topic to another with out any order or reason
discursive
a dispersion of people from their homeland
diaspora
a relgious service or song for the deceased
requiem
to slander someone's reputation
traduce
sarcastic in mood, tone, or temper; harsh
acerbic
a state of happiness or joy
beatitude
not resourceful or cunning; inept
maladroit
having features of both sexes; suitable for both male and female
androgynous
someone who predicts future events according to omens
augur
a witty remark
bon mot
various laborers who are generally landless
peon
a member of thecontrolling upper-class
plutocrat
complete in every way; full
plenary
to deviate from the orginal subject or course
digress
a leave of absence
furlough
a hatred toward females
misogyny
showing or having little or no emotion; unemotional
stolid
something that gives relief or aid
succor
poor prepresentation or imitation; distortion
travesty
characterized by or adapted to a dry habitat
xeric
marked by secrecy
clandestine
a poorly done artistic work, often for quick profit
potboiler
arousing fear
redoubtable
a short, descriptive liteary sketch
vignette