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abtruse
extremely difficult to understand
affront
an open or intentional insult
affront
a slight
affront
to insult to one's face
affront
to face in defiance, confront
canard
a false rumor, a fabricated rumor
captious
excessively ready to fidn fault
captious
given to petty criticism
captious
intended to trap, confuse, or show up
cognizant
aware, knowledgable, informed
cognizant
having jurisdiction
contrite
regretful for some misdeed or sin
contrite
plagued by a sense of guilt
contrite
thoroughly penitent
cynosure
the center of attracton, attention, or interest
cynosure
something that serves to guide or direct
decorous
well behaved, dignified, socially proper
deign
to think it appropriate or suitbale to one's dignity to do something
deign
to condescend
desiccated
thoroughly dried out
desiccated
divested of spirit or vitality
desiccated
arid and uninteresting
efficacy
the power to produce a desired result
engender
to bring into existence, give rise to, produce
engender
to come into existence, assume from
ethereal
light, airy, delicate
ethereal
highly refined
ethereal
suggesting what is heavenly (rather than earthbound)
facade
the front of face of a building
facade
a surface appeaance (as opposed to what may lie)
ghoulish
revolting in an unnatural or morbid
ghoulish
suggestive of someone who robs graves or otherwise preys on the dead
incongrous
not in keeping, suitable, incompatible
machination
a crafty, scheming or underhanded action designed to accomplish some (usually evil) end
mesmerize
to hypnotize, entrance
mesmerize
to fascinate, enthrall, bewitch
opprobrium
disgrace arising from shameful conduct
opprobrium
contempt, reproach
putative
generally regarded as such
putative
reputed
putative
hypothesized, inferred