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Prodigious
extraordinary in size; quantity or degree
confiscate
to legally take someones property
junket
a trip made by public officialsat public expense
Simian
resembling a monkey
Nuance
a subtle distingtion or variation
entreat
a plead in with order to persuade
preclude
to rule out in advance
propensity
an intense natural leaning toward something
delectable
highly pleasing, delicious
pungent
causing a sharp or irritaion sensationstrong stinging bitiong
Pithy
to the point concise
usury
the loaning of money at a rate above the legal limit
wrest
to pull free or to move by violent twisting
Maxim
a general truth stated in the form of a saying
chagrin
distress of the mind caused by humiliation dissapointment or failure
bristle
to arise and stand stiffly and erectly
bullock
a young bull; castrated bull
modicum
a very small amount
assessor
one who determines the material value of something
brigand
a robber
hedonism
the belief that pleasure or happiness is the good in life
zenith
the highes pint tht can be reached
iota
an very small amount
sinous
marked by a strong, smooth, intricite movement
flaunt
to display openely and proudly; too much pride
austere
stern and cold in appearence or manner giving little or no hoppe for pleasure
dank
unpleasantly moist or wet
gadfly
an unusually anoying person who provokes others
rueful
causing another to feel pity or sympathy
truculent
harsh belligerent destructive
incorrigable
not manageable
stratagem
a cleverly laid plan
opaque
of a dark nature; letting through no light
vent
to give release to negative feelings
prevaricate
to deviate from the truth
bohemian
living an unconventional life; relaxed and laid back
debility
weakness or feebleness of the body or mind
paucity
indicating a small number or amount of something
soporific
marked by sllepiness or lethergy
unctious
marked by a smug, ingratiating false earnestness or spirituality
reparation
compessation as for damage
arcane
know or knowable only to one having the key
genre
a category of artistic composition
espouse
to take up and support as a cause
automaton
something that automatically goes off on its own
disconsolate
so unhappy that nothing can bring comfort
judiciously
wisely; discreetly
pith
the core or essential part of something
triennial
occurring once every three years
stolid
having or expressing little or no emotion
Duress
a condition of supreme power
essence
the very nature of a thing something in its concentrated form
wanton
recklessly or arrogantly ignoring justice, decency or morality
rotund
plump chubby
nymph
one of the minor divinities of nature in ancient mythology
ascetic
characterized by self denial poverty by choice spiritual discipline
pathos
an emotion of sypathetic pity
inanimate
lacking conscienceness or power of motion on its own; not lively
domicile
a persons home
triannual
occurring 3 times a year
gesticulation
an expressive gesture used to show strong feeling
congruous
being in agreement or harmony
weasel
to escape or evade situatio or obligation
coagulate
to bcome viscous (thick) form into a soft mass
risque
very close to being improper or indecent or sugggestive
conflagration
large destructive fire
conjecture
conclusion arrived at by guesswork
crypt
a room wholly or partly underground
undulation
a rising and falling in waves; a wave appearence outline or form
orb
a spherical body basketball eye sun