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abashed
to make ashamed or uneasy; disconcert
aesthete
one who professes great sensitivity to the beauty of art and nature
amiably
friendly and agreeable in disposition; good-natured and likeable
analogous
similar or alike in such a way as to permit the drawing of an analogy
animosity
bitter hostility or open enmity; active hatred
aphorism
a tersely phrased statement of a truth or opinion; an adage (saying)
apparatus
an appliance or device for a particular purpose
approbation
an expression of warm approval; praise
apse
a usually semicircular or polygonal, often vaulted recess, especially the termination of the sanctuary end of a church
austere
severe or stern in disposition or appearance; somber and grave
bane
cause of ruin or harm; death
bemused
to cause to be bewildered; confuse
bolus
a round mass
bray
to utter the loud, harsh cry of a donkey
brusquely
abrupt and curt in manner of speech; discourteously blunt
capacious
capable of containing a large quantity; spacious or roomy
capACIOUS rhymes with spACIOUS
chaste
morally pure in thought or conduct; decent and modest
cogent
appealing to the intellect or powers of reasoning; convincing
cogitation
thoughtful consideration; meditation
collaborator
to work together, especially in a joint intellectual effort
complacent
contented to a fault; self-satisfied and unconcerned
congealed
to cause to solidify
think conGELLED
conniver
to scheme, plot
consternation
fear resulting from the awareness of danger
contentious
quarrelsome
convalescence
gradual return to health after illness
conventional
traditional
corpulent
excessively fat
cupola
a vaulted roof or ceiling
deigning
to think it appropriate to one's dignity; condescend
wouldn't deign to greet the servant who opened the door
delude
to deceive the mind or judgment of
fradulent ads that delude consumers into sending money
derange
to disturb the order or arrangement of
derision
an object of ridicule; a laughingstock
derogatory
disparaging; belittling; tending to detract or diminish
a derogatory comment
detonate
the act of exploding
discernible
perceptible, as by the faculty of vision or intellect
dispell
to rid one's mind of
dowager
a widow who holds a title or property derived from her deceased husband
droll
amusingly odd or whimsically comical
TROLL
effulgence
a brilliant radiance
elicit
draw out, bring out, extract, obtain, evoke
elucidate
to make clear or plain, especially by explanation; clarify
lucid=clear
encroachment
1. the act of entering silently or gradually upon the rights or possessions of another; unlawful intrusion; infringement, violation, intrusion
encumbrance
a burden or impediment; hindrance, nuisance
enmity
hostility, hate, bad feeling, deep-seated, often mutual hatred