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efflorescence
blooming of flowers, state of flowering
enmity
deep seated hatred, state of being an enemy
decorous
exhibiting appropriate behavior or conduct
chorister
a singer or leader of the choir
basition
a stronghold or fortification, similar to a stronghold
hiatus
a gap or interruption in continuity, a break or pause
ebullience
zestful or spirited enthusiasm
recrimination
the act of accusing in return, opposing another charge
tumult
commotion of a great crowd, disorder
tirade
a long angry or violent speech, a diatribe
opprissive
using power unjustly, burdensome
inscrutable
difficult to understand, mysterious
vicissitudes
a change or variation, unexpected changes in life
declivities
downward slopes, as of a hill
tacit
not spoken, implied by actions or statements
blatant
totally or offensively obtrusive, very obvious
taboo
excluded or forbidden from use or mention
sinewy
lean and muscular, stringy and tough
malevolently
having an ill will or wishing harm to other, malicious
ludicrous
laughibly and obviously absurd, foolish
ineffectual
insufficient to produce an effect, useless
jeer
to abuse vocally, taunt or mock
inarticulate
incomprehensible, unable to speak with clarity
leviathan
something very large, giant sea creature in the Bible
clamor
a loud outcry, great expression of discontent
mutinously
unruly, insubordinate or constituting a mutiny
crestfallen
dispirited and depressed, dejected
impervious
incapable of being penetrated or affected
enterprise
an undertaking or business organization, industrious
glowered
looked at or stared angrily or sullenly
rebuke
to criticize sharply, check or repress
demure
modest and reserved in manner or behavior
fervor
great intensity of emotion, intense heat
corpulent
excessively fat
sauntered
to walk at leisurely pace, stroll
compelled
to force or drive, exert a strong, irresistable force on
luminous
emitting light, full of light
myopia
nearsightedness
sniveling
to sniffle, complain or while tearfully
quavered
trembled, or spoke in a trembling voice
parried
deflected or warded off, avoided
talisman
an object with magical power
acrid
unpleasantly sharp of bitter taste or smell
cordon
a line of people or ships stationed to guard
elephantine
the size of an elephant, enormous size/strength
epaulettes
a fringed strap worn on military uniforms