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accost
VERB
to approach and speak to first
animadversion
NOUN
a comment indicating strong criticism or disapproval
avid
ADJECTIVE
desirous of something to the point of greed; intensely eager
brackish
ADJECTIVE
having a salty taste and unpleasant to drink
celerity
NOUN
swiftness, rapidity of motion or action
covenant
NOUN
a solemn agreement
devious
ADJECTIVE
1)straying or wandering from a straight or direct course, roundabout
2)done or acting in a shift or underhanded way
3) circuitous
gambit
NOUN
in chess, an opening move that involves the risk or sacrifice of a minor piece in order to gain a later advantage; any opening move of this type
halcyon
NOUN, ADJECTIVE
1)a legendary bird identified with the kingfisher
2) of or relatin to the halcyon
3) calm, peaceful
4) happy, golden
5) prosperous, affluent
histrionic
ADJECTIVE
pertaining to actors and their techniques; theatrical, artificial, melodramatic
incendiary
ADJECTIVE, NOUN
1) deliberately setting or causing fires; designed to start fires
2) tending to stir up strife or rebellion
3) one who deliberately starts fires; one who causes strife
maelstrom
NOUN
1) a whirlpool of great size and violence
2) a situation resembling a whirlpool in violence and destruction
myopic
ADJECTIVE
nearsighted; lacking a broad, realistic view of a situation; lacking foresight
overt
ADJECTIVE
open, not hidden, expressed or revealed in a way that is easily recognized
pejorative
ADJECTIVE
tending to make worse; expressing disapproval or disparagement
propound
VERB
to put forward, offer, suggest for consideration
propriety
NOUN
the state of being proper, appropriateness; standards of what is proper or socially acceptable
sacrilege
NOUN
improper or disrespectful treatment of something held sacred
summarily
ADVERB
without delay or formality; briefly, concisely
suppliant
ADJECTIVE, NOUN
1) asking humbly and earnestly
2) one who makes a request humbly and earnestly
talisman
NOUN
an object that serves as a charm or is believed to confer magical powers
undulate
VERB
to move in waves or with a wavelike motion