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momalous
deviating from the normal or common order form or rule
clairvoyance
the ability to perceive things that are not in sight or that cannot be seen.
antiquated
adhering to the past, old fashioned
peripatetic
walking about from place to place. traveling on foot
soporific
causing or tending to cause sleep.
perverse
willfully determined or disposed to go counter to what is expected or desired, contrary.
alcove
a recess or small room adjacent to or opening out of a room
virulent
intensely bitter, or malicious
orison
a prayer or supplication
pendant
hanging or suspended, undecided, pending
reprobate
a depraved, unprincipled or wicked person. a person rejected by God and beyond hope of salvation.
orotund
marked by fullness, strength and clarity of sound
conflagration
a great fire, as of many buildings, a forest.
zeitgeist
the intellectual and moral tendencies that characterize any age or epoch.
gape
to open the mouth wide, yawn. to stare with the mouth open.
erudition
extensive knowledge of literature, history, and language
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 of feelings
abrogate
to abolish, repeal
enumerating
to count off or name one by one, list
panegyric
a oration or writing in praise of a person or thing; eulogy. formal or elaborate praise.
antedate
to assign or affix a date to earlier than the actual one
wanton
immoral or unchaste, cruel, playful, spoiled, rebellious.
orgies
wild or wanton revelry
revelry
boisterous merrymaking
nefandous
unmentionable, unfit to speak of.
accrue
to happen or result as a natural growth/additon.
abnegate
to renounce
pretentious
marked by conceit or display
cohere
to stick together in a mass that resists separation
to have internal elements or parts logically connected so that consistency results
perambulate
to walk through
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 deceiving or diverting attention
antediluvian
pertaining to the times, things and events before the greatr flood in the days of Noah.
plenary
entire
weltschmerz
a mental depression caused by comparison of the actual state of the world with an ideal state. a mood of sentimental sadness
candor
the state of being frank, open and sincere in speech or expression.
freedom from bias, fairness
fastidious
excessively particular, critical, or demanding. hard to please.
supercilious
haughtily disdainful or contemptuous
scrupulous
punctiliously or minutely careful, precise or exact.
solace
comfort in sorrow, misfortune or trouble
ensue
to follow as a consequence or result
redress
the setting right of what went wrong.
relief from an injury
picturesque
visually charming or quaint as if resembling or suitable for painting.
mien
a typical expression or way of behaving
pique
a feeling of being annoyed or upset, especially because you feel insulted.
pedantic
ostentacious in ones learning. overly concerned with minute details or formalisms.
apothecary
a pharmacist, a pharmacy or drugstore
scrupulous
having moral integrity, acting strict in regard for what is considered right or proper.
caprice
a sudden, impulsive and seemingly unmotivated notion or action.
a disposition to do things impulsively.
derision
ridicule, mockery
an object of ridicule
felicitation
congratulations.
iniquitious
characterized by injustice or wickedness. wicked. sinful.
celerity
swiftness, speed.
felicity
the state of being happy