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ague(n)
-a febrile condition in which there are alternating periods of chills
-a chill or fit of shivering
minion(n)
a follower
rapt(v)
-to enchant or seize with rapture
-to snatch
herald(n)
a messenger
harbinger(n)
one that indicates or foreshadows what is to come
missive(n)
a letter, a written message
compunction(n)
a strong uneasiness caused by a sense of guilt
**remorse**
quell(v)
-to put down forcibly; suppress
-to pacify, quiet
largess(n)
-generosity of spirit or attitude
sensible(adj)
-able to be touched, readilly percieved
-"is this dagger i see before me sensible?"
surfeit(v/n)
to feed or supply to excess; to overindulge
augury(n)
an omen
treatise(n)
-a formal exposition
-extensive, written on a subject
nonpareil(adj)
having no equal
incarnadine(adj)
*red, especially blood red
pristine(adj)
-belonging to the earliest period or state; **original
-not spoiled or corrupted; **pure
equivocate(v)
to avoid commiting oneself in what one says
requite(v)
to make return for; repay
scruples(n)
-a measure of weight
-an ehtical consideration that inhibits action
perturbation(n)
a disturbance of motion, course, or arrangement
usurper(v)
-to seize and hold in possession by force or w/out right
-to take the place of (by force)
surcease(v)
to come to an end
oracle(n)
a person giving wise or authorative decisions or opinions
resolute(adj)
marked by firm determination; bold, steady
pernicious(adj)
highly destructive; deadly
metaphysical(adj)
-supernatural
-highly abstract
cow(v)
-to destroy the courage of, intimidate
-beaten down, bending to the will of
apparition(n)
-an unusual sight; phenomenon
-a ghostly figure
wanton(adj)
-hard to control; unruly; undisciplined; reckless
-mischevious
-concerned w/ their own desires
quintessential(adj)
-elementary, basic, **key** - the most perfect manifestation of a quality or thing.
austere(adj)
stern, plain, severe
prognosticate(v)
to predict, forcecast, forsee
furlough(n)
authorized leave of absence from duty
calamitous(adj)
causing disaster, ruin or distruction
commissary(n)
supermarket for military personel
inordinate(adj)
exceeding reasonable limits; immoderate
rakishly(Adv)
-having a **trim, streamline appearance
-sportingly stylish
nonchalance(n)
state of being unconcerned
heinous(adj)
horrid, horrible, hateful or shockingly evil, abominable
hamlet(n)
small (poor) village
anachronism(n)
somethign that is out of place historically
opulent(adj)
characterized by an obvious display of wealth; displaying wealth
impudent(adj)
showing a lack of respect, BOLDNESS
appellations(n)
name, title
hominy(n)
holled and dried curnels of corn prepared for eating
ordain(v)
to invest with ministerality of preistly authority (ordained a preist)
pulpit(n)
elevated platform used for a religious service
dais(n)
a raised platform; pulpit
aversion(n)
a fixed, intense dislike
insolent(adj)
insulting in a matter of speech, rude, arrogant
subpoena(n)
a write, requiring appearance in court
gaffe(n)
a clumsy social error, a blatant mistake or misjudgement
cyclonic(v)
like a cyclone - low pressure system
admonish(v)
to caution, to sounsel another, to remind of something forgotten or disregarded
reprobation(n)
the process of condeming somethign as unexceptable or evil, strongly disaprove of**
chide(v)
to speak out wiht anger
sobriquet(n)
a nickname (affectionate or humorous) ex: honey, sweetheart
lurid(adj)
causing a shock or horror, gruesome
morose(adj)
sullenly, melancholy in nature, sad
rapier(n)
a small sword (dagger)
voile(n)
a dress fabric
taut(adj)
-pulled on or tight, not slack
-strained or tense
-kept in trim shape, neat tidy
tithe(n)
a payment as tax (to a church sometimes)
revelry(n)
unrestrained merry-making (party
commensurate(adj)
equal in length or measure
masochist(n)
one who takes pleasure in fear or pain
raucous(adj)
disagreeable, harsh or strident
comeuppance(n)
a punishment or retrebution that one deserves
contrapuntal
of, pertaining to, encorperating counterpoint (music)
ecumenical(adj)
world wide in range or applicibility
expeditious(adj)
acting or done with speed and efficiency
presumptuous(adj)
going beyond what is right or proper
patronage(n)
support of encouragement proffered in a condescending manner
agitation(n)
extreme disturbance
bier(n)
-a framework for carrying
-a stand on which a corpse/coffin is placed
recognizance(n)
a sum of money pledged to assure the performance of an act, **bail**
solicitious(adj)
concerned or attentive
ordurous(n)
something morally offensive
parasitic(adj)
to live off another
farcical(adj)
-rediculously clumsy or absurd
-comedy, slapstick
impertinence(n)
the act of bad manners
elocution(n)
the art of public speaking
vernacular(n)
language or dilect spoke by regular people in a particular place; the way a group of people speak (yall)
incessant(adj)
something unpleasant continuing without interuption
pretentious(adj)
claiming undeserved distinction
clemency(n)
mercy, leniancy, usually toward offenders
haughty(adj)
scornfully and condescendingly proud
futile(adj)
serving no useful purpose, ineffective
bedizened(adj)
dressed gaudily (dressed to show off, with jewelry for example)
magnanimous(adj)
showing or suggesting a nobel spirit, or nobility of feeling
blasE<accent>(adj)
uninterested, nonchalant, unconcerned
obeisance(n)
a gesture or movement of the body to show respect (BOW)
depilate(v)
to remove hair from a body
ocher(n)
orange/yellow pigments or color
ostensibly(adv)
seemingly, appearing
periphery(n)
outermost boarder, perimeter
malaise(n)
a vague feeling of depression, a mild depression
capriciousness(n)
determined by whim, erratic, unpredictible, SPONTANIOUSNESS
imminent(adj)
about to happen at any moment
defferential(adj)
curtious and respectful
vestige(n)
footprint, track, or trace
gumption(n)
no common sense (NERVE)
supercillious(adj)
haughty, contemptuous, superior, arrogant, stuck up
contiguous(adj)
having a common boarder (countries)
ineffable(adj)
being beyond all human power to describe or tell, incommunicable, undefinable, undescribable
sinister(adj)
(literally): to the left
**evil, trouble, threatening
lugubrious(adj)
sad
ignominy(n)
-the state of shame or dishonor,
-the state of one who has lost self esteem or reputation
pious(adj)
genuinely religious
tumult(n)
commotion, upheavel, disorderly
a state of noisy confusion, hubbub, clatter, BROUHAHA
timorous(adj)
timid, lacking boldness or courage, skidish, nervous
august(adj)
venerable or noble
expiation(n)
compensation for wrong doing, making amends for
inadvertant(adj)
careless, thoughtless, uncontiously, unintentional, accidental
caprice(n)
an impulsive change of mind
indomitable(adj)
-invincible, unbeatable
-resistant to disapline or control
harrowing(adj)
a state of anxiety
poignant(adj)
moving, emotionally - sharp or stimulating to the senses
adroit(adj)
ready and **skilled in physical movement - handy, NIMBLE

-highly skilled in deriving a plan (mind)
probity(n)
honesty, goodness, richeousness
chimerical(adj)
imaginary, unreal, fictionary
coruscations(n)
sudden breif lights, flashes
apocalypse(n)
revelation: oracle or proficy
intractable(adj)
resistant to control or discipline; FRACTIOUS, STUBBORN
redoubtable(adj)
causing fear**
imprecation(n)
-cursing, swearing
-earnest, informal request
accost(v)
to seek the attention of someone, to call to greet
**to approach boldly
enjoin(v)
direct, instructed, warned, commanded, charged, told
ingenuous(adj)
natural, simple, naive - open, open-hearted
brigand(n)
robber, bandit
coterie(n)
small exclusive group, CLIQUE
effrontery(n)
nerve
cicatrix(n)
scar, scar tissue
pettifogg(v)
engage in legal trickery (find something to twist around)
-argue about unimportant details
panoply(n)
-a knight in armor
*impressive, array, exibition, a spectacle
votary(n)
a follower, fan or admirer
felicity(n)
bliss, extreme happiness
seraphic(adj)
angelic
execrable(adj)
detestable, wretched
ubiquitous(adj)
everywhere present
calumny(n)
slander, a FLASE or malicious charge or accusation
insurgent(n)
rebel
promulgate(v)
to proclaim, to declare, to announce
redoubt(n)
the barracades, a border, a FORT
fetid(adj)
malodorous, BAD SMELLING
frugal(adj)
thrifty, spending little
skulk(v)
to sneak around, creep, lurk
cloaca(n)
sewer