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repugnance
strong distaste, aversion, or objection; antipathy
tenet
any opinion, principle, doctrine, dogma, etc., esp. one held as true by members of a profession, group, or movement
irascibility
easily provoked to anger; very irritable
commiseration
to feel or express sorrow or sympathy for; empathize with; pity
portent
an indication or omen of something about to happen, esp. something momentous
scrupulous
having scruples; having or showing a strict regard for what one considers right; principled
obstinate
firmly or stubbornly adhering to one's purpose, opinion, etc.; not yielding to argument, persuasion, or entreaty
inscrutable
incapable of being investigated, analyzed, or scrutinized; impenetrable
urbane
having the polish and suavity regarded as characteristic of sophisticated social life in major cities
moot
open to discussion or debate; debatable; doubtful
eccentric
deviating from the recognized or customary character, practice, etc.; irregular; erratic; peculiar; odd
pathos
the quality or power in an actual life experience or in literature, music, speech, or other forms of expression, of evoking a feeling of pity or compassion
subterfuge
an artifice or expedient used to evade a rule, escape a consequence, hide something, etc
perfidy
deliberate breach of faith or trust; faithlessness; treachery
sundry
various or diverse
commodious
spacious and convenient; roomy
tantalized
to torment with, or as if with, the sight of something desired but out of reach; tease by arousing expectations that are repeatedly disappointed
progeny
a descendant or offspring, as a child, plant, or animal
belligerent
warlike; given to waging war
debonair
courteous, gracious, and having a sophisticated charm
sumptuous
entailing great expense, as from choice materials, fine work, etc.; costly
lamentation
the act of lamenting or expressing grief
taciturn
inclined to silence; reserved in speech; reluctant to join in conversation
fatuous
foolish or inane, esp. in an unconscious, complacent manner; silly
garish
crudely or tastelessly colorful, showy, or elaborate, as clothes or decoration