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implacable
relentless; not capable of calmed or appeased
postulate
an assumption; a fundamental truth or doctrine; to assume without proof
transcend
to surpass the limits of; to exceed
transitory
passing quickly; lasting only a short time; temporary
antiquity
ancient times; a thing or people of ancient times; the quality of being ancient
electorate
all persons having the right to vote
posthumous
coming after death
affiliate
an associated person or organization; a member; to join or unite with a larger body
encumber
to hinder; to obstruct; to burden
exalted
overjoyed with excitement; raised in status or rank; elevated in style or tone
invariably
continually; perpetually; constantly; always
plausible
appering to be true; reasonable; seeming to be logical or correct
rejuvenate
to make young or vigorous again; to give youthful qualities to
unprecedented
never done or know before; without previous example
atrocious
exceedingly bad, wicked, or cruel; abominable
compassion
pity for someone else'e suffering, along with a desire to help
composure
self-possesion; tranquility
discern
to detect with one of the senses; to notice; to recognize as different or identify as separate; to come to know mentally; to judge
lament
to feel deep sorrow; to express sorrow or meaning for; to grieve; an expression of grief; a song or poem expressing grief
painstaking
very careful; diligent; requiring great care; meticulous
repress
to restrain; to keep or put down
apprehensive
uneasy; afriad or anxious about the future
indignant
angered by the unfairness or meaness of something
ineffectual
unable to bring about a desired result; inadequate
judicious
showing good judgement; wise and careful; discreet; prudnent
mystic
mysterious; a person who believes that the truth or God can best be known through spiritual insight; a religious seeker
paraphrase
to state a meaning in other words; a rewording of meaning of a text or speech
verbatim
word-for-word; in exact words; following the original word-for-word
aesthetic
artistic; having to do with art or beauty; sensitive to art and beauty
cliche
an overused idea or expression; a trite saying
paradox
a statement that may be true but that seemes to say contradictory things
prolific
producing a great deal of something; producing many young or much fruit
wan
sickly pale or faint; colorless
acquittal
a setting free by judgment of a court
assert
to express or declare firmly; to defend or claim (ones rights for example)
contemptuous
showing or fealing scorn; disdainful
evolve
to develope gradually
fortitude
patient courage in facing pain or danger; moral strength; endurance
inarticulate
unable to speak clearly or to use words; unable to say what one thinks
opportune
right for the time or purpose; advantageously timed
stamina
vigor; strength; endurance
zealous
intensly devoted; eager; enthusiastic
zephyr
a gental wind; a mild breeze
amiable
friendly; agreeable; good-natured
indomitable
unconquerable; unyielding; not easily overcome
melodramatic
overly dramatic, emotional, or sensational; sensational
succumb
to die; to yeild or give into an overpowering force or desire
compliance
the act of adapting to or giving in; a tendency to yeild; conformity with official requirements
inanimate
dull; spiritless; lifeless
mutable
capable of change; inconstant
perception
an abservation, a concept, or an awareness gained by use of the senses; an understanding or impression of something; appreciation; discernment
prevalent
widespread; in general use; having general acceptance