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accost
(v)to approach and speak to first; to confront in a challenging or aggressive way
animadversion
(n)a comment indicating strong criticism or disapproval
avid
(adj)desirous of something to the point of greed; intensly eager
brackish
(adj)having a salty taste and unpleasant to drink
celerity
(n)swiftness, rapidity of motion or action
devious
(adj)straying or wandering from a straight or direct course
gambit
(n)in chess, a opening move that involves risk or sacrifice of a minor piece in order to gain a later advantage; any opening move of this type
halcyon
(n)a legendary bird identified with the kingfisher;(adj)of or realating to the halcyon; calm, peaceful; happy, golden; prosperous, affluent
histrionic
(adj)pertaining to actors and their techniques; theatrical, artificial,melodramatic
incendiary
(adj)deliberately setting or causing fires; designed to start fires; tending to stir up strife or rebellion;(n)one who deliberately sets fires, arsonist; one who causes strife
maelstrom
(n)a whirlpool of great size and violence; a situation resembling a whirlpool in violence and destruction
myopic
(adj)nearsighted; lacking a broad, realistic view of a situation; lacking foresight or discernment
overt
(adj)open, not hidden, expressed or revealed in a way that is easily recognized
pejorative
(adj)tending to make worse; expressing disapproval or disparagement, derogatory, deprecatory, belittling
propriety
(n)the state of being proper, appropriateness; (pl)standards of what is proper or socially exceptable
sacrilege
(n)improper or disrespectful treatment of something held sacred
summarily
(adv)without delay or formality
suppliant
(adj)asking humbly or earnestly; (n)one who makes a request humbly and earnestly, a petioner, suitor
talisman
(n)an object that serves as a charm or is believed to confer magical powers, an amulet, fetish
undulate
(v)to move in waves or with a wavelike motion; to have a wavelike appearance or form