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all-prevading
prevalent throughout

There was an all-prevading feeling of fear as she walked up the stairs of the lighthouse
contorted
twisted out of usual form

pain contorted his face as he grimaced.
converge
come together

Lakeshore Drive and Valcour Blvd converge at the brick wall
defiant
openly resisting

The students had a defiant attitude when the principal wanted to ban the dance
idiosyncrasy
any personal peculiarity

The idiosyncrasy she possessed was the twitching of her nose to make the furniture move.
incisive
penetrating

He yelled at her with an incisive tone of voice that tore right through her
incriminate
charge with or show evidence involving a crime

The fact that he was holding the bloody knife incriminated him.
Inexplicably
without explanation

The rain fell inexplicably from the cloudless sky
instill
put in or into little by little

we try to instill good manners in our children
intersperse
scatter among other things

The flowers were interspersed between the trees
intimidate
make timid or afraid

The other students' knowledge intimidated her, so she didn't raise her hand.
materialize
appear in a bodily form

The ghost materialized before Hamlet.
metamorphosis
transformation

The metamorphosis of the caterpillar into a butterfly is awesome to watch.
Morass
perplexing state of affairs

The morass situation baffled everyone.
nondescript
lacking recognizable characteristics or qualities

The bland taste was nondescript.
ominous
threatening or sinister

one look at the ominous clouds to the west, and she knew the storm was almost there.
outset
beginning; start

Mom said no to the overnight with boys from the outset. Amy couldn't get her to change her mind.
phosphorescent
giving off light

He saw the phosphorescence of the Gulf weed in the water
reflective
thoughtful

She was a reflective person who didn't rush to decisions.
revelation
something disclosed

My mother made the revelation that I liked him when she read his name doodled all over my notebook
transfixed
made motionless

She was transfixed by his gaze.
validity
quality of being firmly grounded on facts.

Her mother questioned the validity of her excuse.