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ague
fever
banal
trite
boon
welcome benefit; request; close
clairvoyant
supposedly able to perceive things not ordinarily present to the senses
cyst
small, pouchlike growth
demagogue
rabble-rouser
egoism
the belief in the all-importance of oneself
exiguous
scanty
gloaming
twilight
impropriety
improper act
lupine
wolflike
narcotic
drug
onomatopoeia
words imitative of natural sounds
propound
propose
rapprochement
establishment of friendly relations
talisman
good-luck charm
acolyte
follower; altar boy
atavism
reverting back to the traits of one's ancestors
bedizen
gaudily adorn
canto
division of a poem
crevice
narrow crack
deify
treat as godlike
ductile
capable of being drawn into wire; easily led
ennobling
uplifting
flotsam
floating wreckage
gubernatorial
for state governor
lionize
treat as a celebrity
moratorium
legally-granted delay in the payment of debts; suspension of activity
obituary
notice of a person's death
prognosticate
predict
raconteur
storyteller
sybarite
pleasure-loving person
unwonted
unaccustomed
anoint
pour oil on; make holy by putting oil on
baneful
ruinous
brier
thorny bush; made from the root of a European shrub
cognate
related
deem
believe
dipsomaniac
psychotic
emissary
agent
extradite
hand over to the power of another state
gossamer
filmy cobweb strands; sheer
incommunicado
without being able to get in touch with others
mendacity
lying
novena
nine-day period of prayer
polygamist
person with more than one wife or husband
quip
witty remark
stellar
of the stars; of a celebrated performer
trousseau
bride's outfit
anterior
front; earlier
blandishments
flattering remarks
climacteric
turning point
conjugal
marital
depredations
acts of robbery and violence; physical harm
empyrean
heavens
expiate
make amends for
inviolate
free from harm; unbroken
lattice
crisscrossed strips
leviathan
huge creature
objurgate
rebuke
panacea
cure for all diseases
preponderate
exceed in influence
refutation
proof of error
spoliation
destruction
verbose
wordy