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Ardent:
inteensly devoted; passionate
baleful:
Threatening Evil; ominous
Benefactor:
A person who has given help, usually financial
Bolster:
to give a boost to; a pillow
Betrothal:
engagement
Brigand:
A mischievous youngster; a bandit
Brawn:
(Adj) Muscular strength; British
Caustic
Capable of burning, corroding, dissolving, or eating away by chemical action. (Adv)causticity
collaborate:
To work together, especially in a joint intellectual effort. Collaboration(n)
Cornucopia:
A goat's horn overflowing with fruit, flowers, and grain, signifying prosperity. Also called horn of plenty.
Decorum:
A social code of formal, stiff, courteous behavior; good taste in behavior, dress, or speech: etiquette
Depict:
To represent in a picture or sculpture.
Despondent:
Feeling or expressing despondency; dejected.
Detest:
To dislike intensely
Dester(n)
deterioration:
the lowering in quality, vlaue, or character
Dogged:
(n)
Dogging(adv)
Dowry:
Money or property brought by a bride to her husband at marriage.
Elude:
To escape the notice
Feign:
To pretend: to make up a story or excuse
Fetter:
a shackle for the feet
Fettered(vb)
Fluctuate:
To rise and fall as waves
Fluctuation (n)
Gainsay:
To deny- Archaic
gastronomy:
The art or science of good eating. (n)
Illustrious:
widely honored or acclaimed; famous
imperious:
Arrogantly domineering or overbearing (adj)
inane:
One that lacks sense or substance (adj)
Invaluble:
having a great value: priceless
Irresolute:
Indecisive; wavering in opinion
Lucrative:
producing wealth; Profitable
Mirth:
Joyfulness and merriment