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ominous

foreboding; threatening

omnipresent

present everywhere at once

omnivorous

eating almost anything, esp. both vegetables and meat

onerous

burdensome; oppressive

onomatopoeia

words that imitate the sounds associated with meaning

vernal

occurring in spring; springlike; young

synchronized

made to occur in unison; made to coincide

vesture

apparel; clothes; (an archaic word not often in current use)

opaque

not transparent or translucent; obscure

opprobrium

disgrace; shame

opulent

tremendously wealthy; very rich or affluent

oracular

forecasting the future

ordinance

a law of a town or city

hallmark

an actual mark on objects indicating high quality, excellence

paragon

the finest example; a model of excellence

an outcast from society

pariah

hallucination

an imaginary perception

a master of a particular art, skill, or technique

virtuoso

assiduous

persistent; diligent; devotedly attentive

propitious

accompanied by favorable circumstances and implications

propound

to set forth for consideration

propriety

conduct that matches generally accepted standards

piqued

made resentful; stimulated or aroused

pittance

a very small amount

tyro

a beginner or learner

ubiquitous

seeming to be everywhere at once; (omnipresent is sometimes used as a synonym)

prosaic

ordinary; dull

assimilate

to absorb and make a part of

assonance

resemblance of vowel sounds resulting in partial rhyme; rough likeness

assuage

to lessen in harshness; to calm or satisfy

benign

of gentle disposition; not harmful

artifice

cleverness; ingenuity; craftiness

rhetoric

effective use of words

artisan

one trained in a particular art or trade; a skilled craftsman

ascetic

lacking all pleasure or comfort; one who lives in such manner

perceptible

noticeable; discernable

peremptory

not to be debated; decisive; final; commanding

ascribed

alleged to come from or belong to

aspersion

a discrediting or injurious remark

perennial

continuing or existing through the year or for years;

precursor

one or that which goes or occurs in advance and foretells the future; a forerunner

predilection

a liking for; a leaning towards

perfidious

treacherous; violating of faith or trust

preponderance

superiority in quantity or influence

ribald

verbally coarse, or offensive

hermetically

made or treated so as to become airtight

heterogeneous

made up of unlike parts; differing in kind or quality; dissimilar

vested

endowed with power or authority

rotund

full; plump; deep and rich in sound

perfunctory

without genuine concern or interest; without true meaning