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an agent of revenge or retribution
nemesis
based on experience or experiment
empirical
to make bare; to strip
denude
changes of fortune
vicissitudes
an expert on law; a judge
jurist
to set down in writing
indite
depravity of conduct; vileness
turpitude
the condition or amount most favorable
optimum
strong dislike
antipathy
radiantly healthy
vibrant
charmingly appropriate
felicitous
to restore to a position
reinstate
custome; ways of doing things
mores
seemingly true but actually false
specious
a recurring element or theme
motif
a mark of achievement; an award
accolade
to show a foolish fondness for
dote
having too high an opinion of oneself
egotism
abnormal; irregular
anomalous
paralyzed because of a burst blood vessel in the brain
apoplectic
vivid red
carmine
a platform for speechmaking
rostrum
honesty and uprightness
probity
a list of things to be done, as at a meeting
agenda
to wind back and forth
meander
cautious in what one says or does
circumspect
to show emotion in a dramatic way
emote
to conceal one's true feelings
dissimulate
violent anguish
throes
a novice in a religious order; a beginner
novitiate
to soften by soaking in a liquid
macerate
always wanting more; unsatisfied
insatiable
to arrive at by reasoning; to elicit
educe
very steep
precipitous
a fellow worker, especially one who assists
coadjutor
the members of a religion not belonging to the clergy
laity
to burst forth
erupt
not connected; incoherent
disjointed
showing changing rainbow colors
iridescent
the everyday language of the common people
vernacular
lasting but a short time; fleeting
evanescent
to change the pitch of the voice
inflect
unduly critical
captious
sharply worded; biting
mordant
playful; in an elfin manner
fey
to free from blame; to exonerate
exculpate
to make worse; to exaggerate
exacerbate
public disgrace; shame
opprobrium
the dome of the sky; the heavens
firmament
unsuccessful; fruitless
abortive
no longer in style; outdated
outmoded
diplomatic etiquette
protocol
to come together; to combine
coalesce
a legal claim on the property of a debtor
lien
a rule or standard based on an average for the group
norm
being neither masculine nor feminine
neuter