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angst
A feeling of anxiety or apprehension often accompanied by depression
apparition
A ghostly figure; a specter
contrived
Obviously planned or calculated; not spontaneous or natural
conjecture
Inference or judgment based on inconclusive or incomplete evidence; guesswork
compulsion
An irresistible impulse to act, regardless of the rationality of the motivation
composure
A calm or tranquil state of mind; self-possession
congenial
Having the same tastes, habits, or temperament; sympathetic
disheveled
To loosen and let fall (hair or clothing) in disarray
despot
A ruler with absolute power
din
A jumble of loud, usually discordant sounds
dilemma
A situation that requires a choice between options that are or seem equally unfavorable or mutually exclusive
embellish
To make beautiful, as by ornamentation; decorate
exuberant
Full of unrestrained enthusiasm or joy.
Lavish; extravagant.
foreboding
An evil omen; a portent
hypocrisy
The practice of professing beliefs, feelings, or virtues that one does not hold or possess; falseness
imperiled
To put into peril. danger
intractable
Difficult to manage or govern; stubborn
impious
Lacking due respect or dutifulness
irrefutable
Impossible to refute or disprove; incontrovertible:
indiscriminately
Not making or based on careful distinctions; unselective
perplexed
To confuse or trouble with uncertainty or doubt
provincial
Of or characteristic of people from the provinces; not fashionable or sophisticated
pretension
A specious allegation; a pretext.
A claim to something, such as a privilege or right
premonition
A presentiment of the future; a foreboding
verisimilitude
The quality of appearing to be true or real