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deviation from the normal order, from or rule; abnormality
anomaly
something or someone out of place in terms of its historical or chronological context
anachronism
having a tightening effect on living tissue; harsh; severe
astringent
friendly relations between nations
amity
waging war; belonging to or recognized as a state of war and protected by and subject to the laws of war
belligerent
medieval allegorical or moralizing work on the appearance and habits of real or imaginary animals: a collection of descriptions of real or imaginary animals.
bestiary
one who lives by plunder usu. as a member of a band
brigand
an ancient Scandinavian warrior frenzied in battle and held to be invulnerable; one whose actions are recklessly defiant
berserk
a large disastrous fire
conflagration
tending to believe too readily; gullible
credulous
complex or complicated
convoluted -
delight: enjoyment
delectation
a system of government in which the ruler has unlimited power
despotism
a definite authoritative tenet
dogma
stubbornly opinionated.
dogmatic
existing on or coming from the outside
extraneous
pouring freely.
effusive
to infer from values within an already observed interval; to project, expand, or extend into an area not yet known or experienced.
extrapolate
to have a paralyzing or mesmerizing effect on
gorgonize
a woolen cap of Scottish origin
Glengarry -
esoteric knowledge of spiritual truth held by the ancient Gnostics to be essential to salvation
gnosis
feverish
febrile
empty boasting
fanfaronade
relating to, or befitting a son or daughter
filial
incapable of being surmounted overcome, or passed over
insuperable
marked by slaughter: deadly: mutually destructive
internecine
to blame: incriminate
inculpate
lacking sharpness or quickness of sensibility or intellect
obtuse
of, relating to, or characteristic of an orator or oratory
oratorical
a fore and aft sail set on a mizzenmast
mizzen
defective vision of distant objects
myopia
a Eucharistic rite. A rite or body of rites prescribed for public worship
liturgy
Drooping or flagging from or as if from exhaustion
languidly
a large elaborate cemetery of an ancient city.
necropolis
in a commanding way
peremptorily
pouring forth liberally
profuse
an illicit lover
paramour
a ribald quality or element
ribaldry
crude, offensive. Characterized by or using coarse indecent humor
ribald
faltered
quailed
habitually complaining
querulous
of or relating to a surface
superficial
disdainfully or skeptically humorous
sardonic
seriousness
solemnity
craving or consuming large quantities of food: eager or avid; insatiable
voracity
a human being; a supernatural spirit: valiant, especially in war
wight
not having received extreme unction
unanaled
abominable snowman
yeti
the art of making engravings on wood
xylography
a breeze from the west: a gentle breeze
zephyr