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ponderous
massive, unwieldy
edifice
a building of important size
inauspicious
ill-omened
portal
doorway or enterance
frailty
a weakness moral or physical
indubitable
unquestionable; undoubtedly
scourged
whipped, flogged; chastened severely
vagrant
wandering beggar; tramp
demeanor
a person's manner toward others
transgressor
sinner
rotund
plump
grisly
horrifying; gruesome
evanescent
transitory, fleeting
ignominy
dishono; degradation
pillory
wooden framework with holes for hands and head -- used as punishment
vie
to contend or compete with
cloister
a place of religious seclusion
visage
the face or facial expression of a person
grievous
serious or dire; grave
infamy
a bad reputation; notoriety
mien
manner;appearance
eminent
distinguished as in reputation
unadulterated
not mixed or diluted; pure
tremulous
fearful, timid
plaintive
sorrowful; mournful
lurid
causing shock or horror
remorseless
merciless
somber
dark; gloomy; melancholy
inscrutable
impenetrable; enigmatic
progenitor
a direct ancestor
mortify
to shame, humiliate
penitence
repentance for one's sins
insidious
spreading harm in a stealthy way
venerable
worthy of respect by virtue of position, dignity, or age
vulgar
common; ill-bred; offensive
balm
something that soothes or comforts
adverse
hostile; unfavorable
ensue
to follow imediately
revile
to denounce with abusive language
perverse
obstinately persisting in an error or fault
efficacy
power to produce desired effect
ludicrous
absurd, ridiculous
pristine
in a pure uncorrupted state
impervious
cannot be penetrated or affected
attribute
characteristic; trait
exigency
urgent requirement; pressing need
physiognomy
facial features
annals
records; histories
temporal
pertaining to time; worldly as opposed to spiritual
sunder
break apart; divide
vindicate
to clear of blame; to justify
zeal
enthusiastic and diligent devotion
heterogeneous
consisting of unlike parts
deportment
conduct, esp. correct conduct
impel
to urge; compel
intrusive
entering rudely or inappropriately
vilify
to defame; to belittle maliciously
intimated
hinted; implied subtly
conjurer
magician; sorcerer
premeditated
planned or plotted in advance