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(adj) blissful; rendering or making blessed
beatific
(n) a creature of enormous size, power, or appearance
behemoth
(n, often pl.) anything designed to flatter or coax; sweet talk, apple-polishing
blandishment
(adj) harsh-sounding, raucous, discordant, dissonant
cacophonous
(n) trickery, deceptive practices or tactics, double- dealing
chicanery
(v) to give power to another's care, charge, or control; to entrust, deliver; to set apart for a special use
consign
(n) a highly successful stroke, masterstroke, tour de force, act, plan, or stratagem; a sudden takeover of poser or leadership
coup
(n) a mild or inoffensive expression used in place of a harsh or unpleasant one; a substitute
euphemism
(adj) feverish; pertaining to or marked by fever; frenetic
febrile
(v) to deny, contradict, controvert; to dispute, oppose
gainsay
(adj) about to happen, threatening
imminent
(adj) natural, inborn, inherent; built-in
innate
(adj) unwilling, reluctant, disinclined
loath
(adj) clear, evident to the eyes or mind; (v) to show plainly, exhibit, evince; (n) a list of cargo and/or passengers
manifest
(pl., n.) small or trivial details, trifling matters
minutiae
(n) a suspension of activity, an official waiting period; an authorized period of delay
moratorium
(n) an alleged cure-all; a remedy or scheme of questionable effectiveness
nostrum
(n) one who is rejected be a social group or organization
pariah
(adj) not practical, lacking in realism; having the nature of a fantasy or dream; (n) one given to far-fetched ideas; a dreamer of seer characterized by vision or foresight
visionary
(adj., part.) dry, shrunken, and wrinkled (often as the result of aging)
wizened