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abject
Most miserable; wretched
advocate
To plead in favor of; to defend
One who argues for or defends a person, group, or idea.
atrocity
An act of great cruelty and wickedness.
commemorate
To serveas a memorial to; to remember in a solemn manner.
dialect
A form of a language spoken in a certain geographical region that has its own grammar, pronunciation, and vocabulary.
dire
Having terrible consequences; urgent or desperate.
elite
A group that enjoys superior status to others.
Considered superior to others.
enhance
To make greater or better.
flagrant
Clearly offensive or bad; conspicuously acting against what is right.
languish
To lose hope, strength, or vitality because of neglect or bad conditions.
mute
To soften or tone down the sound of.
Not speaking or not able to speak; silent.
raze
To level to the ground; to destroy completely.
reprisal
A retaliation for an injury.
turmoil
A state of confusion or agitation; tumult.
wreak
To bring about or inflict.
To express or vent.
augment
To increase in size, amount, or degree.
benign
Kind; gracious; gentle.
connoisseur
A person with extensive knowledge, especially of the fine arts; a person of refined taste.
discern
To detect with the eyes.
To understand or comprehend.
To recognize as seperate or different.
embellish
To make beautiful by adding decorative elements.
To add fictitious detail to.
execute
To carry out; to perform.
To create, as a work of art.
To put to death as a legal penalty.
exemplify
To illustrate by being an example of.
grotesque
So distorted or strange as to appear bizarre or comical.
hallowed
Greatly respected; holy; sacred.
impersonate
To assume the character or appearance of.
To mimic.
malevolent
Showing ill will or hatred; producing harm or evil.
ornate
Heavily and elaborately decorated.
pastoral
Having to do with shepherds and herders.
Related to country life, and often presented as charmingly simple.
precarious
Not safe or secure; dangerously uncertain.
renown
Fame; honor.
abet
To encourage or assist in some activity, especially a questionable one.
agile
Able to move quickly and easily; nimble.
Able to think quickly.
allot
To assign or distribute as a portion or share.
balmy
Soothing; mild.
congregate
To come together in a group; to assemble.
divert
To turn aside.
To entertain or amuse.
humdrum
Lacking excitement; boring or monotonous.
influx
A flowing or pouring in; arrival in massive numbers.
intricate
Compilcated; having many related details or parts.
memento
Something kept as a reminder of a past event; a souvenir.
query
A question.
To ask or ask about.
sporadic
Happening occasionally; not regularly.
staple
A basic food that is used frequently and in large amounts.
A U-shaped fastener with sharp ends.
To attach with staples.
Most important; principal.
tumult
Noisy excitement; an uproar of disturbance.
unseemly
Not suitable; inappriopriate or improper.