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Concordance
agreement; concord; harmony
Pious
having or showing a dutiful spirit of reverence for God - Characterized by a hypocritical concern with virtue or religious devotion; sanctimonious.
Fortitude
mental and emotional strength in facing difficulty, adversity, danger, or temptation courageously
Aplomb
imperturbable self-possession, poise, or assurance.
Empirical
derived from or guided by experience or experiment.
Exhort
to urge, advise, or caution earnestly; admonish urgently.
lugubrious
mournful, dismal, or gloomy, esp. in an affected, exaggerated, or unrelieved manner
apothegm
a short, instructive saying; aphorism.
dogmatic
asserting opinions in a doctrinaire or arrogant manner; opinionated.
narrative
a story or account of events, experiences, or the like, whether true or fictitious.
zealous
ardently active, devoted, or diligent.
adroit
cleverly skillful, resourceful, or ingenious
droll
amusing in an odd way; whimsically humorous; waggish // Jester // to joke
compunction
a feeling of uneasiness or anxiety of the conscience caused by regret for doing wrong or causing pain; contrition; remorse.
rapport
relation; connection, esp. harmonious or sympathetic relation
acerbic
harsh or severe, as of temper or expression
crux
a vital, basic, decisive, or pivotal point; a perplexing difficulty
fraught
a load; cargo; freight
erudite
characterized by great knowledge; learned or scholarly
revelation
something revealed or disclosed, esp. a striking disclosure, as of something not before realized.
Pecuniary
of or pertaining to money
Penitent
feeling or expressing sorrow for sin or wrongdoing and disposed to atonement and amendment; repentant; contrite
dearth
an inadequate supply; scarcity; lack
innovate
to introduce something new; make changes in anything established
harken
to give heed or attention to what is said; listen
immutable
not mutable; unchangeable; changeless
chattel
an item of personal, movable property; slave
austere
stern, as in manner; without excess, unadorned, severely simple and plain
aloof
distant, uninvolved, reserved in manner
cerebral
an intellectual person; of or relating to the brain
incongruous
not appropriate, unsuited to the surrounding; not fitting in
bulwark
a defensive wall; something serving as a principle defense
connoisseur
an expert, particularly in matters of art and taste
cacophony
harsh sounds
impede
to delay; to obstruct or interfere with
forbear
to refrain from; to abstain; to be patient or tolerant
migratory
roving, wandering
evade
to elude or avoid by cunning; to fee from a pursuer
efface
to rub away
asunder
in separate parts; apart from each other in position
incite
to arouse to action
quixotic
idealistic and totally impractical
beleager
to besiege; beset, surround, harass
milieu
environment or surroundings
arduous
hard, difficult, tiresome
reminisce
the act or practice of recalling the past
opportune
occuring or coming at a good time
histrionic
overly dramatic, theatrical
dulcet
soothing, melodious, soft
porcine
resembling a pig
lassitude
listlessness; torpor, weariness
coterie
a circle of close association or friends
ballistics
the study of the dynamics or flight characteristics of projectiles
ambiance
mood, feeling;general atmosphere
insolent
boldly rude or disrespectful; insulting
girth
the distance around something; to encircle;
cranny
a small opening as in a wall or a rock face
propulsive
a propelling force
laconic
brief, using few words
harrowing
extremely distressed; disturbing or frightening
aptitude
capacity for learning; natural ability
endure
to put up with; to carry on through despite hardships
chronic
continuous
giddy
a light-headed sensation; dizzy
irascible
easily angered; irritable
cower
cringe from fear; to shrink away
gossamer
a sheer gauzy fabric; something delicate, light, flimsy
queue
to form or to wait in line
Discomfit
: to confuse and deject; disconcert
Ambiguous
: open to interpretations; lacking clearness or definiteness
Mawkish
: weakly emotional
Expiate
: make amends for
Ineffable
: inexpressible
Desiccated
: dry up
Multifarious
: greatly diverse
Solace
: comfort in sorrow
Squander
: to spend or use extravagantly or wastefully
laconic
: expressing much in few word
quotidian
: ordinary, daily, commonplace
exultant
: highly elated; jubilant; triumphant
insidious
: intended to entrap or beguile
Furtive
: taken, done, used, etc., surreptitiously or by stealth
Contentious
: quarrelsome
Restive
: impatient of control, restraint, or delay
parable
: a short allegorical story
hubris
: excessive pride
caustic
: severely critical or sarcastic
Diatribe
: a bitter attack, or criticism
Plaintive
: expressing sorrow
Odyssey
: a long series of adventures
Maudlin
: weakly emotional
Delusional
: a false belief, opinion
redemption
: atonement for guilt