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conjecture
an opinion, guess, speculation
accord
agreement
acute
sharpness or severity
allegory
symbolic representation of an abstract idea; something standing for another thing
allusion
indirect reference
amenable
willing to agree; submissive
anathema
bad spell, curse
approbation
official approval
barbarity
brutal, inhumane conduct
beneficent
performing acts of kindness
cajole
to persuade with flattery
caveat
warning or caution
deference
respect to a superior
deplorable
unfavorable conditions
desolate
deserted, abandonned
drivel
talk trashy, meaningless chatter, nonsense
incessant
continuing without interruption
incisive
penetrating clear and sharp as an expression
inclement
bad weather, unmerciful
indubitable
too apparent to be doubted, unquestionable
infamy
evil fame or reputation
earnest
determined and eager
ediface
building of imposing size
emancipate
to free from bondage
emulate
strive to equal or excel
enumerate
count off or name one by one
evanescent
vanishing quickly
exult
leap for joy
hackneyed
lacking creativity, cliche
heterodox
unorthodox
impertinent
irrelevant
precocious
advanced in development
inscrutable
not understood; mysterious
invariably
constant, not changing
lassitude
lack of energy; indifference
lurid
gruesome, revolting, shocking
marrow
most essential or vital part
melancholy
feeling of thoughtful sadness; gloomy
misdemeanor
crime less serious than felony
nebulous
hazy, vague, indistinct
nutriment
agent that promotes growth and development
orthodox
conforming to doctrine
pathos
rising feeling of sympathy
perverse
contrary in a stubborn way
physiognomy
physical features of the face
plebeian
common person (can be an adj)
proclivity
natural inclination or tendency
prodigious
advanced in development
propagate
reproduce, spread
propinquity
nearness of proximity
providence
God's will or care
quicken
to speed up; restore life
raiment
clothing
rend
to divide sharply
repudiate
reject validity
salient
prominent or conspicious
scathing
harsh, critical
scintillating
animated, clever
scruples
hesitation arising from principle
simulate
look or act like
stringent
strict, extracting, severe
sustenance
something that sustains
tempest
storm
throng
multitude of people or crowd
toil
to work in a plotting way
transcend
to exceed or go beyond
usury
loaning money with high interest
vagrant
tramp, wanderer, vagabond
venerable
a praise-worthy adjective
vestment
elaborate, formal clothes
vigor
power, energy, force
vitriolic
harsh, corrosive in tone - harsher than scathing
vivacity
lively , spritely
wanton
hard to control, undisciplined
ameliorate
to ease or subdue