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abeyance
a state of (usually temporary) incactivity or suspernsion.
buttress
1. a projecting structure that supports a wall or building.
2. anything that supports or protects.
commensurate
Corresponding in size, degree, or amount; proportionate; of equal value.
dilatory
Slow to act or respond; delaying, tardy
ecumenical
Universal; inclusive, especially concerning religious matters.
facade
1. the front or face of a building
2. a superficial appearance, an illusion
gargoyle
a grotesque sone figure used as a decorative feature on a building or as an ornament; a spout projecting.
moot
to debate, suggest, or discuss
pinnacle
1. a tall, slender, pointed top; peak.
2. the highest point of achievement.
requiem
A funeral mass or service; a musical composition honoring the dead.
sacrosanct
highly sacred or holy; not to be violated.
sensuous
1. coming from or acting on the senses.
2. producing an agreeable effect on the senses.
tenet
a principle or belief held to be true, especially by members of an organization.
transcend
to go above the limits of; to exceed ir surpass.
venue
the scene or locale of any action pr event; the place of an alleged crime.
arbiter
one whose decisions are accpeted as final; a judge.
conclave
a private meeting or secret assembly
concomitant
accompanying; occupying or exisiting at the same time.
coterie
an intimate or exclusive group; a clique.
demur
to raise objections; to withhold one's approval or agreement.
entice
to lead or persuade by arousing desire or hope; allure.
flaunt
to parade or display conspicuously or boldy.
genteel
polite, elegant, stylish; somtimes overly so.
graphic
1. evoking a sharp mental picture; vivid.
2. concerning the picorial ars, as drawing, painting, etc.
inimical
1. expressing hostility or unfriendly intent.
2. having adverse or harmful effects.
inordinate
beyond what is ordinary or reasonable in amount or scope; excessive.
ludicrous
provoking or describing laughter because of absurdity; ridiculous.
oligarchy
government by a smell, elite group.
redoubtable
worthy of respect; formidable.
repugnant
highly distasteful; offenseive; repulsive.
archives
public or institutional records, especially historical documents that are preserved; the place where such records are kept.
chattel
1. an item of property hat can be moved, as distinct from real estate.
2. a human being considered as property.
commodious
having plenty of space to move around feely; roomy.
conflagration
having plenty of space to move around freely; roomy.
limbo
a place or state of neglect, oblivion, or transition.
lineage
line of descent; ancestry.
listless
indifferent, spiritless; showing a lack of motivation or interest.
metropolis
an important city, esp. one regarded as the center of a particular activity.
perfunctory
done in a routine way, without care or particular interest.
pristine
like new; spotless; free of dirt and decay.
ramshackle
loosely made; appearing ready to collapse; dilapidated.
sequester
1. to set apart; to seclude.
2. to seize, esp. by legal authority.
subversive
planning to undermine or overthrwo an establish order.
terminus
the final destination or goal of a journey or endeavor; the finishing point.
virulent
1. extremely harmful or poisonous; deadly.
2. full of hate; bitter or spiteful.