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resolute
firm determination
inundate
overflow, engulf
ex: I was inundated with homework.
chary
careful, cautious
ex: He was chary when he pet the snake.
portentous
pompous, haughty
ex: The rich man looked portentously at the commoners.
penitent
truly sorrowful
ex: He was penitent regarding his sins.
congruent
equal, agreeing, or corresponding
ex: The were congruent in their poor opinion of the boy.
lucid
clear and understandable
ex: His lucid description made the characters seem real.
pretence
a claim made or implied
conventional
conforming to socially accepted customs
licentious
loose moral
sequester
isolate, hideaway
ex: The jury couldn't make a decision, so they were sequestered for the night.
nefarious
wicked
proffer
offer
scrupulous
high morals
deride
ridicule
droll
humorous or odd quality
latent
capable buy not presently occurring
succor
relief, furnishing reprieve
copious
abundant, plentiful
propitiation
repayment for a debt
enthrall
to hold spellbound. to charm
paroxysm
a fit, attack
trifle (vb)
to talk in jest or with intent to mislead
ex: He was trifling with her affections when he said he loved her.