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torpid
unable to move
vacillate
to waver; to show indecision
gambol
to dance or skip around playfully
abase
to humble; to desgrace
recant
to retract a statement
benighted
unenlightened
zenith
the point of cumination; peak
galvanize
to shock; to arouse awareness
knell
sound of a funeral bell; omen of death or failure
cosset
to pamper; to treeat with great care
desultory
random rambling
glower
to stare angrily and intensely
sonorous
producing a full, rich sound
mottle
to mark with spots
impervious
impossible to penetrate; incapable of being affected
hidebound
excessively rigid
permeable
especially by liquids or gases
trepidation
fear and anxiety
idiosyncrasy
perculiarity of temperament
scintillate
to sparkle or flash
evince
to show clearly, display, or signify
effrontery
impudent boldness; audacity
exhume
to remove from a grave; uncover a secret
didactic
excessively instructive
legerdemain
trickery
callow
immature; lacking sophistication
despondent
discouraged; dejected
machination
plot or scheme
impecunious
having no money
curmudgeon
a cranky person
transitory
shortlived, existing only briefly
indigent
very poor
prodigious
vast enormous extraordinary
effulgent
brilliantly shining
approbation
praise, official approval
lionize
treat as a celebrity
impetuous
quick to act withought thinking
vaunted
boasted about
belle
misrepresent
stoic
indifferent to or unaffected by emotions
negligible
not worth considering
garner
to gather and store
urbane
courteous, refined, suave
belabor
to insist repeatedly or harp on
diatribe
bitter verbal attack
ubliquitous
being everywhere simultaneously
sagacious
shrewd keen
extemporaneous
unrehearsed, on the spur of the moment
zealot
someone passionately devoted to a cause
antipathy
dislike; extreme opposition or aversion
parley
discussion, usually between enemies
entreat
to plead, beg
assuge
to make less severe; to ease, to relieve
parry
to ward off or deflect
ardent
passionate, enthusiastic, fervent
simper
to smirk; to smile foolishly
nuance
shads of meaning
effigy
stuffed doll; likeness of a person
lugubrious
sorrowful, mournful; dismal
hapless
unfortunate; having bad luck
officious
too helpfull; meddlesome
querulous
inclined to complain; irritable
ephemeral
momentary, transient, fleeting
divine
to foretell or know by inspiration
stultify
impair or reduce to uselessness
capacious
large, roomy, extensive
effusive
expressing emotions without resraint
aggrandize
to make larger or greater in power
ruminate
to contemplate, reflect upon
occlude
to shut; to block
sophistry
deceptive reasoning or argumentation
coalesce
to grow together or cause to unite as one
quagmire
difficult situation; marsh
buttress
to reinforce or support
contravene
to deny, act contrary to