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Antedate
to assign or affix a date to earlier than the actual one
invidious
showing or feeling envy
wanton
1) immoral or uncaste; lewd
2) Gratuitously cruel; merciless
3) marked by unprovoked, gratuitous maliciousness
4) capricious and unjust: wanton destruction
5) unrestrainedly excessive: wanton extravagance; wanton depletion of oil reserves
6) luxuriant; overabundant: wanton tresses
7) frolicsome: playful
8) undisciplined; spoiled
9) obsolete. rebellious; refractory
orgies
wild or wanton revelry
revelry
boisterous merrymaking
nefandous
not to be spoken, unfit to speak of, unmentionable, impious
accrue
1)to happen or result as a national growth/addition
2)to be added as a matter of periodic gain or advantage
3)to become an enforeable right or demand
abnegate
to renouce (a right or privilege)
pretentious
marked by pretense, conceit or display
cohere
to stick together in a mass that resists separation 2) to have internal elements or parts logically connected so that aesthetic consistency results
perambulate
to walk through 3) to inspect (an area) on foot
furlough
a temporary absence of a soldier or sailor by permission of the commanding officer
prevaricate
to use ambiguous or evasive language for the purpose of decieving or divertying attention
antediluvian
of or pretaining to the times, things, events before the great floot in the days of noah
plenary
entire
weltschmerz
1) a mental depression or apathy caused by comparison of the actual state of the world with an ideal state
2) a mood of sentimental sadness
orotund
1) marked by fullness, strength, and clarity of sound: sonorous
2) pompous, bombastic
conflagration
a great fire, as of many buildings, a forest, or the like
zeitgeist
the intellectual or moral tendencies that characterize any age or epoch
gape
1)to open the mouth wide: yawn
2)to stare wonderingly or stupidly, often with the mouth open
3) to open wide
erudition
extensive knowledge of literature, history, language, etc
abeyance
a state of suspension or temporary inaction
fulcrum
the support on or against which a lever rests, or the point about which it turns
effusion
an unrestrained expression, as of feelings
abrogate
to abolish, repeal
enumerating
to count off or name one by one; list
panegyric
1)a lofty oration or writing in praise of a person or thing; eulogy.
2) formal or elaborate praise