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Abeyance
(noun) A state of being temporarily inactive, suspended, or set aside
Ambivalent
(Adj) having opposite and conflicting feelings about someone or something
Beleaguer
(verb) to set upon from all sides; to surround with an army; to trouble, harass
Carte Blanche
(noun) Full freedom or authority to act at one's own discretion
Cataclysm
(noun) A sudden, violent, or devastating upheaval; a surging flood, deluge
Debauch
(verb) to corrupt morally, seduce; to indulge in dissipation; (noun) an act or occasion of dissapation
Eclat
(noun) dazzling or conspicuous success or acclaim; great brilliance(of performance or acheivement)
Fastidious
(Adj) Overly demanding or hard to please; excessively careful in regard to details; easily disgusted
Gambol
(verb) To jump or skip playfully
imbue
(verb) To soak or stain thoroughly; to fill the mind
inchoate
(Adj) just beginning; not fully shaped or formed
Lampoon
(noun) a malicious satire; (verb) to satirize, ridicule
Malleable
(adj) capable of being formed into different shapes; capable of being altered, adapted, or influenced
Nemesis
(noun) An agent or force inflicting vengeance or punishment; retribution itself; an unbeatable rival
Opt
(verb) To make a choice or decision
Philistine
(adj) lacking in, hostile to, or smugly indifferent to cultural and artistic values or refinements; (noun) such a person
Picaresque
(adj) involving or characteristic of clever rogues or adventurers