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physiognamy
art of judging human character from facial features
augur
to predict, especially from signs or omens; to fortell
impropriety
the quality or condition of being improper
sumputuary
regulating behavoir on moral or religious grounds
ignominy
great personal dishonor or humiliation
iniquity
grossly immoral or unjust act
contumely
insolent or arrogant remark or act
grievous
serious or dire
inscrutable
impenetrable; dificult to fathom or understand
anathema
a curse
expatiate
to speak or write at length
indefeasible
incapable of being annulled or made void
mountebank
a trickster; a charlatan
inimical
unfriendly or hostile
somniferous
soporific;inducing sleep
inextricable
difficult or impossible to disentangle
scurrilous
foul or vile
propinquity
proximity; nearness
sedulous
assiduous; perservering and constant in effort or application
deleterious
having a harmful effect
asperity
harshness of manner
scintillate
to sparkle or shine
loquacity
inclination to talk too much
preternatural
supernatural
obeisance
an attitude of deference or homage
potentate
one who has the power and position to rule over others
animadverstion
showing criticism; critical or censorious remark
consternation
state of paralyzing dismay
apotheosize
to glorify; to exalt
nugatory
of little or no importance; trifling
dormer
window set vertically into a sloping roof
mercurial
volatile
turbulent
violently agitated or disturbed
wisteria
climbing vine with purple and white flowers
peony
type of garden plant with large, variously colored flowers
simonize
to polish with wax
indignant
angred at something unjust or wrong
insinuate
to enter gently, slowly, imperceptibly
approbation
an expression of warm approval; praise
incipient
beginning to exist or appear
scrim
translucent curtain used in theater for special effects
laconic
terse or concise
trepidation
apprehension
imbue
to permeate or saturate
valise
small piece of hand luggage
philander
to engage in many love affairs
remiss
negligent
monotonous
tediously repetitious or lacking in variety
premium
the amount paid or payable for an insurance policy
incredulous
disbelieving
carte blanch
unconditional authority
raucous
rough sounding and harsh
sotto voice
in soft tones, so as not to be overheard
arch
mischievous; roguish
implacable
imposible to appease
coolie
an offensive name for an unskilled asian worker
contemptuous
expressing scorn
idyllic
simple and carefree
elegiac
expressing sorrow for that which is past
requiem
hymn for the dead.
philander
to engage in many love affairs
remiss
negligent
monotonous
tediously repetitious or lacking in variety
premium
the amount paid or payable for an insurance policy
incredulous
disbelieving
carte blanch
unconditional authority
raucous
rough sounding and harsh
sotto voice
in soft tones, so as not to be overheard
arch
mischievous; roguish
implacable
imposible to appease
coolie
an offensive name for an unskilled asian worker
contemptuous
expressing scorn
idyllic
simple and carefree
elegiac
expressing sorrow for that which is past
requiem
hymn for the dead.