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Affinity
natural liking or attraction to person/thing/idea
Fastidious
particular, critical, demanding
Ineludible
not eludible, inescapable
Odious
deserving or causing hatred
Inexorably
not to be persuaded, moved, or affected
Tremulous
characterized by trembling, as from fear, nervousness or weakness
Recondite
dealing with very profound or difficult subject matter
Mortifying
causing to feel shame or vexation
Nostrum
scheme/theory/device to remedy social ills
Elixer
an alchemic preperation believed to be capable of prolonging life
Apportion
to distribute or allocate proportionally
Sanguine
cheerfully optimistic
Mein
air, bearing, or demeanor
Fervid
heated or vehement in spirit
Allay
to put to rest, to calm, or to quiet
Remonstrance
an act or instance of protest
Usury
the act of lending money with exorbitant interest
Contrite
caused by or showing sincere remorse
Vindictive
disposed or inclined to revenge
Intemperate
immoderate in indulgence
Bravado
pretentious, swaggering display of courage
Homily
a sermon, usually on a biblical topic and not of a doctrinal nature
Diffuse
to spread or scatter widely or thinly
Interpolated
to introduce between other things or parts; interject
Irreproachable
free from blame
Inert
having no inherent power of action or motion
August
venerable; eminent
Dissimulation
the act of feigning; hypocrisy
Vexed
much discussed or disputed; irritated, annoyed
Sagacity
acuteness of mental discernment
Wane
to decrease in strength / intensity.
Suavity
graceful / polite nature
Audactiy
boldness or daring, with confident disregard for personal safety or conventional thought
Reposed
the state of being at rest / sleep.
Derision
ridicule / mockery