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accolade
an award, an honor
blasphemy
irreverence; an insult to something held sacred; profanity
catholic
universal; embracing to everything
degenerate
to break down, to deteriorate
emigrate
to move to ao new country; to move to a new place to live; to expatriate
finesse
skillful maneuvering; subtlety; craftiness
guile
cunning; duplicity
idyllic
charming in a rustic way; naturaly peaceful
latent
present but not visible or apparent; potential
malaise
a feeling of depression, uneasiness or queasiness
bereaved
deprived or left desolate, especially through death
nominal
in name only; insignificant
accost
to approach and speak to someone (negative connotation)
benign
gentle; not harmful; mild
censure
to condemn severely for doing something bad
defame
to libel or slander
delineate
to describe accurately; to draw in outline
elusive
hard to pin down; evasive
flagrant
glaringly bad; notorious; scandalous
gregarious
sociable; enjoying the company of others
ignominy
deep disgrace
lethargy
sluggishness; laziness; drowsiness; indifference
magnanimous
forgiving; not resentful; noble in spirit; generous
nostalgia
sentimental longing for the past
paradox
a true statement or phenomenon that nonetheless seems to contradict itself; an untrue statement or phenomenon that nonetheless seems logical
acquiesce
to comply passively; so accept; to assent; to agree
benevolent
generous; kind; doing good deeds
chagrin
humiliation; embarrassed disappointment
deduce
to conclude from evidence; to infer
flaunt
to show off; to display ostentatiously
fatalist
someone who believes that future events are already determined and that humans are powerless to change them
gravity
seriousness
illict
illegal; not permitted
imminent
just about to happen
levity
lightness; frivolity; lacking seriousness
machination
scheming activity for an evil purpose
novel
new; original
noxious
harmful; offensive
obtuse
insensitive; blockheaded
abysmal
extremely hopeless or wretched; bottomless
obsequious
fawning; subservient; sucking up to
officious
annoyingly eager to help or advise
blight
anything that injures or destroys
charisma
a magical-seeming ability to attact followers or inspire loyalty
charlatan
fraud; quack; con man
deleterious
harmful
encroach
to make gradual or stealthly inroads into; to trespass
engender
to bring into existence; to create; to cause
flout
to disregard something out of disrespect
impeccable
flawless; entirely without sin
lugubrious
exaggeratedly mournful
luminous
giving off light; glowing; bright
mandate
a command or authorization to do something; the will of voters as expressed by the results of an...