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adversary

an opponent or enemy

capricious

subject to impulse, whim, or unpredictability

cumbersome

difficult to handle due to weight or size

exacerbate

to increase the severity of; to aggravate

hierarchy

a structure of rank, especially the highest positions

insatiable

impossible to satisfy

meander

to wander aimlessly; to follow a winding course

overt

open and observable; not concealed or hidden

piety

a state of devotion and reverence, especially to a supreme being or family

rebut

to offer opposing arguments or evidence

squabble

to argue noisily over petty things; a noisy argument over a petty matter

treachery

the intentional betrayal of trust; a specific intentional betrayal of trust

validate

to confirm as official, legal, or legitimate

ambulatory

able to walk

cacophony

harsh, strident sound

amendment

an alteration or correction

calliope

an organ-like musical instrument having a keyboard that operates steam whistles

clairvoyance

the power to see things that are invisible to the senses

didactic

intended to instruct, guide, or teach

epic

impressive and magnificent; beyond ordinary

epic

; a long, narrative poem detailing the deeds of a hero

gruff

stern and blunt in manner

gruff

harsh-sounding; hoarse

incomprehensible

difficult or impossible to understand

lurch

to move slowly and unsteadily;

lurch

to move suddenly

ocular

of or relating to the eye or the sense of sight

palatable

acceptable to the taste; acceptable to the mind

quiver

to tremble rapidly; a shaky or trembling motion;

quiver

a case for holding arrows

residual

left over, as after the end of a process

stoic

seemingly indifferent to pain, grief, or pleasure

tirade

a long, angry speech

voracious

eager to eat; greedily hungry

voracious

having an insatiable appetite for a thing or activity

amass

to collect; to gather together

bravado

a showy or false display of courage

commiserate

to feel or to express sorrow; to sympathize

deter

to prevent from doing or happening

euphemism

an inoffensive term substituted for an offensive term

fledgling

a young bird just ready to fly;

fledgling

an inexperience person; young and inexperienced

lavish

extravagant and abundant

lavish

; excessively generous

menagerie

a collection of animals on display

occult

of or dealing with magic or the supernatural

peripheral

of, near, or related to the outer edge or boundary

profusion

a great quantity or amount; an abundance

recluse

a person who lives a secluded, solitary life

skittish

nervously excitable

tangible

actual; real; capable of being perceived by the senses

undulate

to move in or cause to move in wavelike motion

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