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Surly

Rude and bad-tempered

Limpid

Clear; transparent

Unequivocal

Absolute; certain

Zealot

Someone passionately devoted to a cause

Amalgamate

To combine; to mix together

Burnish

To polish

Florid

Excessively decorated or embellished

Pulchritude

Beauty

Encomium

Warm praise

Syncopation

Temporary irregularity in musical rhythm

Ignoble

Having low moral standards; not noble in character; mean

Aerie

A nest built high in the air; an elevated, often secluded, dwelling

Imprecation

A curse

Knell

Sound of a funeral bell; omen of death or failure

Demur

To express doubts or objections

Abeyance

Temporary suppression or suspension

Desultory

Jumping from one thing to another; disconnected

Fallow

Dormant; unused

Gregarious

Outgoing; sociable

Expurgate

To censor

Doctrinaire

Rigidly devoted to theories without regard for practicality; dogmatic

Elegy

A sorrowful poem or speech

Glower

To glare or stare angrily and intensely

Strategem

Trick designed to deceive an enemy

Hoary

Very old; whitish or gray from age