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immutable
unchangeable
facile
easy
egregious
outrageous
derision
ridicule; mocking, to laugh against
entreat
to plead earnestly
equivocation
avoid giving a definite answer; answer with intention of deceiving
expostulate
to reason earnestly with someone in an effort to correct
felicity
great happiness
filial
of or befitting a son or daughter
garish
gaudy, showy
hone
to sharpen
idiom
a style or manner of expression particular to a given people
dearth
a scarce supply
encompass
to surround
droll
amusingly odd or whimsical
depreciate
to lessen the price or value of
despotic
autocratic; ruling with absolute power
desultory
jumping from one thing to another; random
dire
urgently desperate
dominion
realm; sovereignty
chagrin
embarrassment
congenital
existing at birth, but not inherited
convivial
sociable, jovial
convoke
to call together
conjecture
to guess; to suppose
capitulate
to surrender
benevolence
an act of kindness
autocratic
arrogant
cynical
distrusting or skeptical of other's motives
crystalline
strikingly clear or sparkling
contrition
sincere remorse for wrong doing
collateral
property pledged as security for a loan
coalesce
to grow together; to fuse
cleft
a split as if with a sharp instrument
circumvent
to get around by artful manuveuring
casellated
having battlements
admonish
to warn
apathy
indifferent; lack of interest
anomaly
straying from the norm
anarchy
lack of government
calumnious
slanderous; misrepresentation to blacken one's reputation
blase
sophistocated; uninterested due to frequent exposure
belie
to picture falsely
behoove
to be necessary or proper for
avaricious
greedy
auspicious
favorable circumstances; prosperous
antithesis
direct opposition
amiss
faulty; out of proper order
imminent
About to occur; impending
impeccable
having no flaws; perfect
incantation
Ritual recitation of verbal charms or spells to produce a magic effect.
incarnate
invested with bodily nature and form
incognito
With one's identity disguised or concealed.
indiscriminate
Not making or based on careful distinctions; unselective
inexorable
Not capable of being persuaded by entreaty; relentless
inexplicable
Difficult or impossible to explain
anarchronism
something out of its proper time
dolt
stupid person
digress
to stray away from the main topic
eulogy
praise for a dead person
infuse
to put into or introduce by pouring
jocund
lighthearted in disposition
lilting
a lively matter of speaking
myriad
a limitless amount
nascent
coming into existence
nonchalant
cooly unconcerned/ indifferent
opaque
hard to understand; light can't pass through
pall
cover for a coffin; something to suggest something bad
lucid
shining; easily understood
ludicrous
ridiculous
magnanimous
generous; noble
malevolent
wishing evil
pedagogical
pertaining to teaching
perdition
loss of the soul; eternal damnation
peruse
to read or examine
pervasive
spread throughout as to be seen everywhere
portentous
exciting wonder and awe; foreboding
precept
a rule prescribing a particular course of action
prodigal
rashly extravagant
proficient
skillful; expert
misanthrope
hater of mankind
mundane
worldly; earthly
nefarious
extremely wicked
obviate
to prevent; like a roadblock
proavocative
tending to stimulate into anger or annoyance
pulsate
vibrate
qualm
a sudden misgiving; uneasy feeling about rightiousness about what you are doing
quandary
dilemma
rapt
engrossed
reiterate
to tell again
requiem
hymn for the dead
rueful
regretful
pancrea
cure all
perspective
relation of parts to one another and to the whole
pseudonym
assumed name to conceal identity
recalitrant
no obedient