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v. to approach and to speak first;to confront in a challenging or aggressive way
accost
n. a comment indicating strong criticism or disapproval
animadversion
adj. desirous of something to the point of greed; intensely eager
avid
adj. having a salty taste and unpleasant to drink
brackish
n. swiftness,rapidity of motion or action
celerity
adj. straying or wandering froma straight or direct course done or acting in a shifty or underhanded way
devious
n. in chess, an opening move that involves risk or sacrafice of a minor piece in order to gain a later advantage; any opening move of the type
gambit
n. a legendary bird indentified with the kingfisher
adj. calm, peaceful, happy, golden
halcyon
adj. pretaining to actors and their techniques , theatrical, artificial, melodramatic
histrionic
adj. deliberately setting or causing fires; designed to start fires;tending to stir up rebellion
n. one who deliberately sets fires; arsonist
incendiary
n. a whirpool of great size and violence; a situation resembling a whirlpool in violence and destruction
maelstorm
adj. nearsighted; lacking a broad, realistic viw of a situation; lacking foresight or discernment
myopic
adj. open,not hidden, expressed or revealed in a way that is easily recognized
overt
adj. tending to make worse; expressing disapproval or disparement, derogatory , deprecatory, belittling
pejorative
n. the state of being proper, approprateness
propriety
n. improper or disrespectful treatment of something held sacred
sacrilege
adv. without delay or formality; briefly, concisely
summarily
adj. asking humbly and earnestly
n. one who makes a request humbly and earnestly, a petitioner, suitor
suppliant
n. an object that serves as a charm or is believed to confer magical powers, an amulet, fetish
talisman
v. to move in waves or with wavelike motion; to have a a wavelike appearance or form
undulate