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carnage
the slaughter of a great number of people, as in battle; butchery; massacre.
discern
to perceive by the sight or some other sense or by the intellect; see, recognize, or apprehend
discreet
showing prudence and circumspection; decorous; modestly unobtrusive; unostentatious
disheveled
hanging loosely or in disorder; unkempt
embellish
to beautify by or as if by ornamentation; ornament; adorn.
enunciate
to utter or pronounce (words, sentences, etc.), esp. in an articulate or a particular manner
fabricate
to fake; forge (a document, signature, etc.); to devise or invent (a legend, lie, etc.).
fervid
heated or vehement in spirit, enthusiasm, etc
finesse
extreme delicacy or subtlety in action, performance, skill, discrimination, taste, etc.
fixation
a preoccupation with one subject, issue, etc.; obsession
imminent
likely to occur at any moment; impending
impediment
obstruction; hindrance; obstacle.
insidious
intended to entrap or beguile; stealthily treacherous or deceitful
invincible
incapable of being conquered, defeated, or subdued.
irascible
easily provoked to anger; very irritable
malinger
to pretend illness, esp. in order to shirk one's duty, avoid work, etc.
masticate
to chew; to reduce to a pulp by crushing or kneading, as rubber.
meliorate
to make or get better
mesmerize
to hypnotize; to spellbind; fascinate; to compel by fascination
penury
extreme poverty; destitution; barrenness or insufficiency.
heinous
hateful; odious; abominable; totally reprehensible
histrionic
deliberately affected or self-consciously emotional; overly dramatic, in behavior or speech.
homogeneous
of the same kind or nature; essentially alike.
iconoclastic
attacking such things as ideas and institutions, art, cherished beliefs, etc.
ignominious
Marked by shame or disgrace; despicable
behoove
to be worthwhile to, as for personal profit or advantage
impeccable
to be worthwhile to, as for personal profit or advantage, not liable to sin
implacable
not to be appeased, mollified, or pacified; inexorable
incessant
not to be appeased, mollified, or pacified; inexorable
incognito
having one's identity concealed, as under an assumed name, esp. to avoid notice or formal attentions
inculcate
to cause or influence (someone) to accept an idea or feeling; to impress (something) upon the mind of another by frequent instruction or repetition; instill
indomitable
that cannot be subdued or overcome, as persons, will, or courage; unconquerable
infamous
having an extremely bad reputation
iniquitous
characterized by injustice or wickedness; wicked; sinful.
innate
inherent in the essential character of something; originating in or arising from the intellect or the constitution of the mind, rather than learned through experience
innuendo
an indirect intimation about a person or thing, esp. of a disparaging or a derogatory nature.
instigate
to urge, provoke, or incite to some action or course
inundate
to flood; cover or overspread with water; deluge; to overwhelm
kiosk
a small structure having one or more sides open, used as a newsstand, refreshment stand, bandstand, etc.
lackadaisical
without interest, vigor, or determination; listless; lethargic; lazy; indolent
averse
having a strong feeling of opposition, antipathy, repugnance, etc.; opposed
capacious
having a strong feeling of opposition, antipathy, repugnance, etc.; opposed
endeavor
to exert oneself to do or effect something; make an effort; strive
eradicate
to remove or destroy utterly; extirpate
ethereal
light, airy, or tenuous; heavenly or celestial
evince
to show clearly; make evident or manifest; prove.
exude
to ooze from, like sweat from pores
facsimile
an exact copy, as of a book, painting, or manuscript.
guttural
of or pertaining to the throat.
imbue
to saturate or impregnate with moisture, color, etc.
imperceptible
not perceptible; not perceived by or affecting the senses.
loathsome
causing feelings of loathing; disgusting; revolting; repulsive
lurid
gruesome; horrible; revolting; shocking
microcosm
a little world; a world in miniature
mince
to cut or chop into very small pieces.
nondescript
of no recognized, definite, or particular type or kind
potentate
person who possesses great power, as a sovereign, monarch, or ruler.
pulverize
to reduce to dust or powder, as by pounding or grinding.
rogue
a dishonest, knavish person; scoundrel.
soporific
causing or tending to cause sleep.
abject
utterly hopeless, miserable, humiliating, or wretched; contemptible; despicable, mean spirited
accost
to confront boldly, to apprach, especially with a greeting/remark/question
affectation
an effort to have a quality not really or fully possessed; the pretense of actual possession; a trait, action, or expression characterized by such artificiality
allay
to put aside fear or dout; to calm, rest or quiet
antipathy
a natural, basic, or habitual repugnance; aversion; and object of natural aversion or habitual dislike
apotheosis
the elevation or exaltation of a person to the rank of a god; th ideal example, epitome
array
order or arrangement, as of troops drawn up for battle; regular order or arrangement, series
ascertain
to find out definitely, learn with certainty or assurance; determine
audacity
boldness or daring, esp. with confident or arrogant disregard for personal safety, conventional thought, or other restrictions
axiom
trusted saying, maxim, proverb, trusim
azure
light, purplish shade of blue, like the clear sky
cartographer
mapmaker
conjure
to effect, produce, call into being, etc. as if by magic
crass
without refinement, delicacy, or sensitivity; gross, obtuse, stupid
domicile
a place of residence; abode, house; permanent legal residence (law)
dowager
a woman who holds some title or property from her deceased husband, especially the widow of a king, duke, etc.
docile
easily handled or managed; tractable; readily trained or taught; obedient
elocution
a person's manner of speaking or reading aloud in public
emmisary
a representative sent on a mission or errand
epitome
a person or thing that is typical or possesses to a high degree the features of a whole class
canard
false or baseless, usually derogatory story, report, or rumor
caustic
capable of burning, corroding, or destroying tissue; severly critical or sarcastic
celerity
swiftness, speed
complicity
the state of being an accomplice; partnership or involvement with wrongdoing
contumacy
stubborn perverseness or rebelliousness; willful and obstinate resistance or disobedience to authority
dilatory
tending to delay or procrastinate; slow, tardy
dossier
collection/ file of documents on the sam subject- usually a person/topic
drivel
saliva flowing from the mouth or mucus from the nose; slaver
endemic
natural to or characteristic of a certain place or people; native, indigenous
euphoria
feeling of happiness, confidence, or well being sometimes exxagerated in pathological states as mania
farcical
resembling farce; ludicrous, absurd
gauche
lacking social grace, sensitivity, or acuteness; akward, crude, tactless
inveigh
to protest strongly against or attack vehemently with words
jaded
dulled orsatiated by overindulgence
larceny
robbery, stealing stuff
logistics
planning, implementation, and coordination of details of a business/ other operation
mayhem
random or deliberate violence or damage
megalomania
a symptom of mental illness marked by delusions of greatness, wealth, etc.
nonplus
to render uttely perplexed; puzzle completely
osmosis
the diffusion of fluids through membranes or porous partitions