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holocaust

great or total destruction (by a fire), a great disaster

ennui

boredom

exigencies

urgent needs, crises, pressing situations

exonerated

freed from blame, proved innocent, pardoned

purport

claim or profess, to have the intention of doing

pernicious

tending to cause death; injurious, villainous, destructive

pseudonym

pen name

ineradicable

cant be rooted out or gotten rid of; impossible to destroy or remove

incisive

sharp, penetrating, clear, acute

ignominiously

shamefully, disgracefully, dishonorably

idyllic

simple and charming, rustic, carefree

temporize

evade immediate action; negotiate, act to suit the time

vouchsafed

permitted, granted, bestowed

effusively

overflowingly, showing to much emotion, overly demonstrative

cognizance

awareness by perception, knowledge obtained by observation