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attenuate
-to make or become thin
- to lessen the amount, force, or value of
behemoth
something or someone of enormous size or power
disinter
to remove from a grave or tomb, to dig up
impinge
-to go beyond desirable or established limits, to encroach
- to come into contact with especially forcefully
multifarious
having many forms, varied, versatile
oxymoron
a combination of words that seem to be contradictory
plenitude
an ample amount, an abundance
postulate
-to assume as a fact based on the best available evidence
- something assumed to be self-evident, fundamental principle
prevail
-to prove superior in power or strength
-to remain in effect or use, to be current or wisespread
putrefy
to become rotten or decayed, giving off a foul oder
salubrious
beneficial to health or well being
succulent
fresh and juicy
tundra
flat, treeless plains of the arctic regions
unequivocal
leaving no room for misunderstanding, unambiguous
vicissitudes
fluctuations in conditions, changes of fortune
amity
peaceful relations, friendship
animadversion
a critical or hostile comment
antithetical
being in direct and outspoked opposition
bellicose
inclined to quarrel, combative, warlike
bucolic
of or relating to country life, rustic, pastoral
craven
utterly lacking courage, willing to give up or capitulate
exalt
to raise in rank, wealth, or honor, to praise highly, glorify
impugn
to attack as fals, to call into question
introspective
inclined to look inward and examine one's thoughts and feelings
metier
work or activity for which one is particularly suited
penurious
-marked by extreme poetry-
-stingy, lacking generosity
privation
an instance or condition of extreme hardship, a lack of comfort
sobriquet
a nickname
tantamount
equvalent to the same as
throes
conditions of painful or difficult change, struggle , or turmoil