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Terminus

The final point; the end.

Gables

A triangular, usually ornamental architectural section, as one above an arched door or window.

Dormer

A window set vertically into a small gable projecting from a sloping roof.

Turret

A small tower or tower-shaped projection on a building.

Luxuriant

Characterized by rich or profuse growth.

Intractable

Difficult to mold or manipulate

Formidable

Inspiring awe, admiration, or wonder

Bemuse

To cause to be engrossed in thought.

To cause to be bewildered; confuse.

Countenance

Appearance, especially the expression of the face

Mercurial

Quick and changeable in temperament; volatile

Credulous

Disposed to believe too readily; gullible.

Prodigious

Extraordinary; marvelous

Impressively great in size, force, or extent; enormous

Burnished

Polished, made shiny by rubbing.

Sumptuous

Exceptionally rich and luxurious

Settee

A long wooden bench with a back.

Snifter

Slang for a small portion of liquor.

Magnanimous

Noble and generous, high minded, unselfish

Flourish

A showy or stylishly ornament, decoration

Teeming

Abundantly filled with especially living things.

Admonish

Warn, caution, repremand

Impetuous

Acting with great energy, eagerness, or impatience

Impudent

Disrespectful in bold and cocky way

Supple

Flexible

Tacit

Not spoken communication

Adroitly

Skillfully, smoothly, and efficiently

Titter

A nervous giggle.

Prone

Stretched out face downward

Maelstrom

Violently powerful whirlpool

Salient

Standing out, attracting attention, easily seen, noticeable

Conversant

Familiar, as by study or experience

Antebellum

Belonging to the period before a war, especially the American Civil War.

Primordial

Primitive, original, or ancient, primeval

Stodgy

Dull, unimaginative, and commonplace.

Staid

Proper, conservative, strait laced, uptight

Dour

Severe, stern, gloomy

Deftly

In a quick, smooth, and skillful way

Ardent

Displaying or characterized by strong enthusiasm or devotion; fervent

Burning; fiery.

Thrash

To beat with or as if with a flail, especially as a punishment.

Slovenly

Messy, untidy, unclean

Sanguine

Cheerful, confident, optimistic

Putrid

Stinking, foul, rotten, fetid, malodorous, rancid

Fastidious

Possessing or displaying careful, meticulous attention to detail.

Difficult to please; exacting.

Excessively scrupulous or sensitive, especially in matters of taste or propriety. meticulous.

Tome

Large weighty book (scholarly)

Decrepit

Weakened, worn out, impaired, or broken down by old age, illness, or hard use. See Synonyms at weak.

Ludicrous

Hilarious, ridiculous

Supine

Lying on the back or having the face upward.

Innocuous

Having no adverse effect; harmless.

Redolent

Giving off a smell or odor

Coquette

A woman who makes teasing sexual or romantic overtures; a flirt.

Torpor

A state of mental or physical inactivity or insensibility.

Protracted

Lasting for a long time or longer than expected or usual.

Despondent

Feeling hopeless and extremely discouraged; did pairing

Contrite

Filled with regret, sorrow, or guilt, penitent, remorseful

Inane

One that lacks sense or substance

Conciliatory

Trying to overcome distrust and regain friendship and goodwill

Gibbous

More than half but less than fully illuminated. Used of the moon or a planet.

Avant-garde

Experimental, new and different, innovative, unorthodox

Paragon

A model of excellence or perfection of a kind; a peerless example

Astute

Having or showing shrewdness and discernment, especially with respect to one's own concerns.

Discern

To detect with eyes and other senses, recognize mentally

Capacious

Able to contain a large quantity, roomy, large, commodious

Balustrade

A rail and the row of balusters or posts that support it, as along the front of a gallery.

Ruse

A crafty trick or plot designed to mislead

Baize

An often bright-green cotton or woolen material napped to imitate felt and used chiefly as a cover for gaming tables.

Tumbler

A flat-bottomed glass having no handle, foot, or stem.

Andiron

One of a pair of metal supports used for holding up logs in a fireplace.

Capricious

Characterized by or subject to whim; impulsive and unpredictable, arbitrary.

Eddie

A current, as of water or air, moving contrary to the direction of the main current, especially in a circular motion.

Cantankerous

Ill-tempered and quarrelsome; disagreeable

Threadbare

So frayed that the threads show, old and worn out, shabby

Exploit

1. (n) daring, brilliant or heroic action
2. (v) selfish using
3. (v) to use productivity

Vestibule

A small entrance hall or passage between the outer door and the interior of a house or building.

Olfactory

Of or pertaining to the sense of smell

Lumber

To move in a heavy or clumsy way

Insufferable

Difficult or impossible to endure; intolerable.

Aquiline

Curved or hooked like an eagle's beak

Brusque

Abrupt and curt in manner or speech; discourteously blunt.

Prudent

Wise in handling practical matters; exercising good judgment or common sense.

Penchant

A definite liking; a strong inclination.

Tarnation

The act of damning or the condition of being damned.
(Used to express anger or annoyance.)

Glutton

A person who eats or consumes immoderate amounts of food and drink.

Voracious

Consuming or eager to consume great amounts of food; ravenous.

Automaton

A self-operating machine or mechanism, especially a robot.

Clandestine

Kept or done in secret, often in order to conceal an illicit or improper purpose.

Sycophant

A servile self-seeker who attempts to win favor by flattering influential people.

Toady

A person who flatters or defers to others for self-serving reasons; a sycophant.

Impertinent

improperly forward or bold: rude or inappropriate

Presciently

With or as if with knowledge of what is to come, with foresight

Degradation

A lowering in dignity or honor, disgrace, act of debasing

Jaded

Worn out; wearied from too much of something

Purloin

To steal, often in a violation of trust.

Ambivalent

Uncertain, indecisive, having conflicting feelings

Knell

To ring slowly and solemnly, especially for a funeral; toll.

Ominous

Menacing; threatening

Gobbledygook

Unclear, wordy jargon; abstract and circumlocutory language that is intentionally hard to understand

Heretofore

Up to the present time; before this; previously.

Redoubtable

Arousing fear or awe; formidable.
Worthy of respect or honor.

Commodious

Spacious; roomy.

Idiosyncrasy

A structural or behavioral characteristic peculiar to an individual or group.

Ponderous

Having great weight, bulky, dull and boring

Bereft

Deprived of or lacking something needed, wanted, or expected

Deprived of a loved one, bereaved

Obstreperous

Stubbornly resisting control, unruly, defiant, disorderly, intractable, recalcitrant.

Loud and unruly, boisterous, clamerous, vociferous

Impecunious

Lacking money; penniless.

Complacent

Contented to a fault; self-satisfied and unconcerned in an annoying way

Preening

Dressing and grooming oneself in an excessively careful way

Effeminate

Characterized by weakness and excessive refinement.

Fisticuffs

A fistfight.

Scintilla

A minute amount; an iota or trace.

Avarice

Immoderate desire for wealth; cupidity.

Epoch

A particular period of time known for its distinctive developments, remarkable characteristics, or noteworthy events

Somnolent

Sleepy, drowsy

Demimonde

A class of women kept by wealthy lovers or protectors.

Inamorata

A woman with whom one is in love or has an intimate relationship.

Virile

Masculine

Puerile

Immature; childish.

Fete dan

Any of various aquatic, chiefly marine mammals; including the whales, and dolphins

Ineffable

Incapable of being expressed; indescribable or unutterable.

Shoal

Sandbar

Intrepid

Brave

Fetid

Having an offensive odor.

Cachinnation

Convulsive, loud laughter.

Imbibe

To drink alcoholic beverages.

Tedium

Tiresome, boring, tedious

Cimmerian

Very dark or gloomy.

Impassioned

Filled with passion; fervent

Rotundity

Quality of roundness or plumpness, as of an object or person

Refractory

Obstinately resistant to authority or control.

Wry

Dryly humorous, often with a touch of irony.

Casuistry

Specious or excessively subtle reasoning intended to rationalize or mislead.

Specious

Deceptively attractive.

Bursar

An official in charge of funds, as at a college or university; a treasurer.

Officious

Marked by excessive eagerness in offering unwanted services or advice to others

Misanthropy

Hatred or mistrust of humankind.

Irascibility

Sudden anger or extreme annoyance, angry outburst, irritable fit

Rarefied

Highly refined or sublime nature, lofty and esoteric

Visceral

(belly) guided by gut or intuition

Benign

Of a kind and gentle disposition.

Exhort

To urge by strong, often stirring argument, admonition, advice, or appeal

Vexatious

Full of annoyance or distress; harassed.

Egress

The act of coming or going out; emergence.

Hector

Bully

Modulate

To adjust or adapt to a certain proportion; regulate or temper to fit circumstances

Harry

To disturb or distress by or as if by repeated attacks; harass

Stratagem

A clever, often underhanded scheme for achieving an objective.

Maunder

To talk incoherently or aimlessly.

Ruminate

Turn something over in the mind, contemplate

Arid

Dry, dull

Consternation

A state of paralyzing dismay from utter confusion

Brusque

Abrupt and curt in manner or speech; discourteously blunt.

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