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cordon
line or circle of soldiers, policeman, forts, etc enclosing or guarding a place
incantation
words used as a maginc charm
propitiate
prevent or reduce the anger of; appease or conciliate; win the favor of
intrinsic
belonging to a thing by its very nature; essentail; inherent; originating or being inside the part on which it acts
incongruous
not appropriate; out of place; lacking in agreement or harmony; not consistent
inexorable
not influenced by pleding or entreaties; relentless; unyielding
akin
of the same kind; similar; of the same family; related
insipid
lacking flavor; dull; tasteless; lacking interest or spirit
insidious
seeking to entrap or ensnare; wily; sly; crafty; tricky; working secretly or subtly; developing without attracting attention
foible
weak point; weakness
auspicious
showing signs of turning out well
fortuitous
accidentally lucky; happening by chance in a foavorable way
motif
main theme, principal idea or feature; a distinctive feature in a design, painting, etc
specious
deceptrive; seemingly desirable or reasonable, but not really so; apparently good but without real merit; making a good outward appearance in order to deceive
festoon
to devorate with garlands, flowers, ribbons, etc.; hanging in a curve between two points
pliant
flexible, tending to bend; easily influenced; yielding
strident
shrill, harsh sounding
generic
characteristic of kind or class; not specific or special; not sold under a trademark or brand name
dubious
doubtful, filled with or being in doubt; suspicious; hesitation
sinewy
stron, powerful, viorous, forceful; lean with prominent tendons and muscles
officious
meddlesome too ready to offer services or advice; minding other people's business
ebullience
exuberance; great enthusiasm and energy
effigy
image—usually of a person
tacit
unspoken, implicit, implied or understood without being openly expressed
intelligible
comprehensible; capable of being understood
diffident
shy; lacking in self-cofidence
deference
respect shown by putting another's wishes before or opinions before one's own
vulnerable
that which can be wounded or injured; sensitive to criticism, temptations, or influences
impervious
impenetrable; allowing no passage; not open to argument or suggestions; not vulnerable
inchoate
immature; in the early or beginning stages