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Jeremiad
a cautionary or angry harangue
prescient
having foresight
pestilential
morally harmful
parse
to examine in a minute way
magnanimous
showing nobility of feeling and generosity of mind
impeccable
not capable of sining
lucid
clear
impel
to propel
corybantic
wild
assuage
pacify
abject
cast down in spirit
arcane
mysterious and obscure
halcyon
calm, peaceful
conundrum
a riddle whose answer is or involves a pun
contemporaneous
existing during the same time
catharis
a purification that brings about a spritual renewal
blithe
of a happy light hearted character
gargantuan
of tremendous size and volume
eponym
for which something is named
maudlin
drunk enough to be emotionally silly
pander
to go between in love interests
lilliputian
an undersized indivdual
rabelaisian
marked by gross, robust humor
Draconian
cruel, severe
cupidity
strong desire
Adonis
a very handsome young man
diabolic
devilish, evil
Bowdlerize
to modify by simplifying in stycle or content
quixotic
capricious and unpredictable
quisling
a traitor
platonic
a close relationship marked by the absence of romance
phillipic
tirade
pollyanna
person with the tendency to find good in everything
malpropism
usually unintentional misuse of words with humorous effect
mesmerize
to hypnotize or fascinate
Juggernaut
movement or object that crushes everything in its path
Herculean
of extraordinary power