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amiss
faulty; out of proper order
antithesis
direct contrast
auspicious
favorable circumstances
avaricious
greedy
behoove
to be necessary or proper for
belie
to picture falsely
blase
sophisticated due to frequent exposure
calumnious
slanderous
castellated
having battlements
circumvent
to get around by artful maneuvering
cleft
split of divided
coalesce
to fuse; grow together
collateral
property pledged as security for a loan
contrition
sincere remorse for wrong doing
cyrstalline
strikingly clear or sparkly
cynical
suspicious of others' motives
dearth
scarce supply
depreciate
to lessen the value of
despotic
possessing and abusing unlimited power
desultory
random
dire
urgently desperate
dominion
realm; soverignty
droll
amusingly odd or whimsical
encompass
to surround
entreat
to plead earnestly
equivocation
intentionally avoid giving a direct answer
expostulate
to reason with in attempt to correct
felicity
great happiness
filial
of or befitting a son or daughter
garish
gaudy
hone
to sharpen
idiom
manner of speaking particular to a certain people
imminent
impending; about to happen
impeccable
flawless; perfect
incantation
ritual recitation to produce magic
incarnate
invested in bodily nature
indiscriminate
unselective
inexorable
relentless
inexplicable
difficult to explain
infuse
to introduce as if by pouring
incognito
with one's identity disguised
jocund
cheerful and lighthearted in disposition
lilting
cheerful or lively manner of speaking
myriad
consulting a large, indefinite number
nascent
coming into existence
nonchalant
cooly unconcerned
opaque
impassable by light
pall
a cover for a coffin; gloomy effect
pedagogical
pertaining to teaching
perdition
loss of the soul
peruse
to read or examine
pervasive
having the ability to spread throughout
portentous
full of unspecified significance
precept
a rule of conduct
prodigal
wastefully extravagant
proficient
skillful
provocative
tending to stimulate
pulsate
vibrate
qualm
a sudden misgiving
quandary
dilemma
rapt
engrossed
reiterate
to say or tell again
requiem
hymn for the dead
rueful
inspiring pity or compassion
suave
smoothly agreeable
subversive
intending to overthrow
sullen
morose; sulky
superfluous
beyond what is necessary
surcease
to come to an end
tactual
pertaining to touch
transfix
to pierce; to render motionless with terror or amazement
umbrage
offense or resentment
usurp
to seize without authority
voracious
ravenous; large appetite
zephyr
gentle breeze