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Very light and airy; delicate; unearthly; celestial
Ethereal
A belief or set of beliefs held to be true, especially by a church or other authority; a doctrine
Dogma
A person easily deceived or tricked; v. to deceive someone
Dupe
To dry completely; to preserve by drying; to make dry or uninteresting
Desiccate
A funeral hymn or musical expression of grief
Dirge
Assuming an air of modesty or shyness; reserved
Demure
Propriety of action; speech or dress; conformity to social mores
Decorum
Tending to change quickly without apparent reason; fickle; impulsive
Capricious
A flood, earthquake, war or any sudden, violent change; a disaster
Cataclysm
To give up or renounce office or power
Abdicate
Sharp or bitter language or manner; filled with longlasting resentment.
Acrimonious
The use of clever trickery to deceive
Chicanery
Disparaging; belittling; meant to show an unfavorable opinion of someone or something
Derogatory
A conclusion based on reasoning; a subtraction; an amount subtracted from something
Deduction
Wandering or shifting from one subject to another; rambling; long-winded
Discursive
The threat or force to compel someone to act in a certain manner; coercion
Duress
A person sent on a mission or errand, who represents the interests of another
Emissary
Based on experiemtn and observation; based entirely on practical experience rather than theory
Empirical
The branch of zoology that deals with insects
Entemology
To run away; to leave suddenly and secretly and hide, especially to escape law
Abscond