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affront
to insult openly : OFFEND
confer
1 : to compare views especially in studying a problem <confer with the committee>
2 : to give or grant publicly <confer knighthood on hi
eerie
causing fear or uneasiness because of strangeness or gloominess <an eerie shadow>
extraordinary
so unusual as to be remarkable
fervor
strength of feeling
floe
a sheet or mass of floating ice
habitual
1 : being or done by habit <habitual tardiness>
2 : doing or acting out of habit <habitual talkers>
3 : done, followed, or used often or regularly <took our habitual path>
improvise
1 : to compose, recite, play, or sing without preparation
2 : to make, invent, or arrange on the spur of the moment or without planning <the quarterback improvised a play>
3 : to make out of what is conveniently on hand <improvise a bed from leaves and straw>
pallid
lacking healthy color : PALE
perpetual
1 : continuing forever : EVERLASTING
2 : occurring continually : CONSTANT
radiant
1 a : giving out or reflecting light <a radiant jewel> b : vividly bright and gleaming
2 : glowing with love, confidence, or happiness <a radiant smile>
3 : transmitted by radiation <radiant heat>
synonym see BRIGHT
- ra·di·ant·ly adverb
recede
1 a : to move back or away <the flood waters receded> b : to slant backward <a receding forehead>
2 : to grow less or smaller <a receding debt>
slovenly
1 a : untidy especially in dress or person b : lazily careless
2 : characteristic of a sloven
socaible
1 : likely to seek or enjoy companionship : AFFABLE, FRIENDLY <sociable people>
2 : leading to friendliness or pleasant social relations
wreathe
1 : to form into a wreath
2 : to crown, decorate, or cover with or as if with a wreath <ivy wreathed the pole>