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Labyrinth
Something bewilderingly involved or complex.
Cleft
Palete, runs from front to back of the middle. --to split
Asunder
into different parts or pieces, or apart or separate.
Taut
usually refers to that which has been stretched and pulled to the limit; strict or severe well diciplined.
proximity
usually refers to nearness in space, sometimes refers to nearness in time.
incumbent
lying or pressing down on something in a physical sense, followed by in or upon.
noun--holder of office.
immure
confining something within walls; shutting up as though within walls; to imprison, confine, seclude, or isolate oneself.
palpitate
to beat rapidlyor strongly as though used to refer to heartbeat. can refer to other throbbings.
plummet
to drop sharply and abruptly or to fall straight downward.
noun--weight
dexterity
expertness or scal in using ones hands or mind.
facet
a small polished surface of a cut gem; any aspect of a many sided object or person.
pinnacle
a high peak or highest point in development
protuberance
a bulge or swelling or something that protrudes or bulges.
gesticulate
to use gestures while speaking; to express by using gestures.
agile
nimble, spry or quick and easy in movement or thought
lithe
agile, nimbly graceful or bending easily.
Genesis
the orgin, creation, or begining of something
novice
a beginer or one who has no training or experience in a specific field.
someone going to be a preiest or nun.
abstain
to refrain from or to withhold ones self from participation in. implies deliberate selfdenial or non participation.
abnegation
a renounciation, or surrender of a right, belief, idea, pleasure etc.
recant
to withdraw or renounce publicly. a statement or belief one has formerly witheld.
breach
a breaking or violating of a law, promise, or duty. or a breaking of friendly relations can refer to actualy gap.
obviate
to make unnessesary to to prevent by effective measures
deter
to discourage or prevent someone from action through fear or other unpleasant circumstances or consequences.
debar
to exclude, deprive, or prohibit, or to prevent an action. can mean to obstrust but not usually.
rescind
to anoll, cancel, repeal or make void. usually applies to laws, contracts, etc.
raze
to destroy, demolish, or tear down completely. applies oly to objects, not people.
cessation
a stopping, pausing, or discontinuance. a final or temporal stopping.
oblivion
forgetfulness or unawareness; or the condition of being entirely forgotten. followed by of or to.
Ramification
outgrowth, subdivision, consequence, or branching out usually an extension of a basically, simple, idea or problem.
Reverberate
to resound or reach a; or to reflect light or heat.
more often sound.
Garner
to cellect, accumulate or gather up and store.
assimilate
to take and make part of it's self. or to absorb and incorperate.
infuse
to pour into or fill; or to introduce, instill or inspire
permeate
to penetrate or spread throughout.
satiate
to satisfy with more than enough; so as to weary or disgust.
supplant
to take the place of; or to remove in order to replace with something else, often someone with force.
detract
to take away from; or to diminish in importance or value. to belittle someone's reputation
enhance
to heighten increase or intensify
rejuvenate
to make young or vigorous again or to renew.
regress
to grow worse or move backwards
adulterate
to make impure or inferrior by the addition of a substance of less value; or by the removal of a valuable ingrediant
Partition
a division, separation, or distribution into parts; or to divide into parts.
Momentous
very important
accessory
additional, extra, or aiding or contributing in a secondary or less important way.
Prefatory
interductory or preliminary
terminal
final, concluding, or an end, end part, or limit.
extempore
offhand, impromptu, without preperation, or spur of the moment.
epoch
a period of time between; or temporary or for the whole time being.
interim
meantime, an interval of time or the period of time between; or temporary or for the time being.
belated
delayed or too late, suggests undesirable or blameable delay; out of date.
nocturnal
of or relating to night or occuring or active at night.
imagery
descriptions and figures of speech.
platitude
a common place, dull/trite remark or dullness, staleness of ideas or language.
epigram
a short and witty poem or saying
dissertation
a treatise or formal or lenghthy discussion of a subject in writing. usually paper to greater knowledge.
missive
a letter or other form of written communication often formal or official
Farce
an exaggerated comedy based on broadly humorous situations. usually contains highly exagerated situations.
parody
a musical or literary work that imitates the style of another work or author for comic effects or poor imitations.
euphony
sweetness of sounds or combinations of sounds especially in speech.
lilt
to sing, play, or speak with a light and graceful swing or rythm or springy movement. sway from side to side.
aria
a melody or tone usually refers to an opera.
sonata
an extended musical compostion usually written for the piano or other solo instruments.
florid
very ornamental and showy often excessivly so.
depict
to represent portray or describe.
alliteration
the repitition of the same sound in 2 or more neighboring words/sylabylls.
sonorous
producing or having a deep rich or impressive sound.
literal
actual, real, true to fact, or following the exact words of; or plain or unadorned.
figurative
using language in a non-literal way; or metaphorically, or containing figures of speech; a figure of likeness.
subjective
personal, or existing in the mind, or arising from the feelings of a person rather than from the object thought of no external reality.
subtlety
a fine-drawn line and delicate distinction or the ability or practice of drawing delicate distinctions; or mental acuteness.
definitive
decisive, final, or conclusive,; most nearly complete, accuarte and reliable
inexplicable
impossible to explain, understand or account for
construe
to interpret, explain, or try to find the meaning of.
ascribe
to assign, or to attribute to a supposed cause of source. to regard equality as belonging to someone or something
pith
the core essance or essential part of something; or fore or meatiness.
adj--compact.
epitome
a condensed representationof something; or anything regarded as a symbol or quality or type.
recapitulation
to give a summary of or to repeat breifly or in outline form.
scrutiny
a careful inspection or close examination
semblance
the outward form or appearance of something; or a similairity likeness or copy
guise
an outward appearance, semblance, or manner of dress; or a pretense of a falseand descieving appearance.
provisional
conditional, tentitive, or temporary
tenet
a belief, principle or doctrine, usually refer to doctrine held to be true. esp. one held by an organization/religious group.
cassock
long closer fitting garmet worn outside or under clergy's garmets.
pontiff
high preist/ cheif justice. religious figure esp. Pope or Bishop.
curate
a member of a clergy who assists the head of parish or rector.
vestment
ceremonial robe or gown worn by members of clergy for religious services.
terrestrial
worldly earthly or relating to the earth or its inhabitants.
consecrate
to make holy or set apart as sacred, or to make someone a Bishop, ruler, etc. in a religious or holy ceremony.
apocalypse
a writing that claims to reveal the future or any revalation
idolatry
the worship of images animals, spirits, physical objects.
immmolation
a sacrificing being sacrificed, something sacrificed.
tithe
1/10 of ones income paid to support a church or clergy --to pay any small tax.
sacrilege
the act of violating something sacred by intentional injury or by disrespectful treatment.
sepulcher
a grave or tomb.
adj--sepulchraw--dismal.gloomy.
apparition
a ghost or phantom, or something or someone who appears unexpectedly.