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