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accentuate
to heighten the effect of
ambiguous
having more than one possible meaning
comprehensive
of wide scope
felicitous
well chosen for the occasion; having an agreeable or delightful manner
intricacy
condition or state of being complex
introspective
given to examination of ones own thoughts or feelings
provocative
pushing or tending toward action
rhetorical
the effective use of words designed to be impressive
usurp
to take by force
vernacular
the native language or dialect of a country
allegory
a symbolic story in which people or actions represent ideas or moral qualities
protagonist
the main character in a story or play
incongruous
not suitable or appropriate
terse
brief and to the point
prologue
introductory lines of a play or to a preceding event
ferocity
the quality or state of being fierce
conjecture
an opinion, guess
despicable
deserving of scorn
misanthrope
an individual who dislikes others
dissolute
lacking moral restraint