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inculcate

instill by repeated teaching (v)

prerogative

special right or power; a privilege (n)

vindication

the act of avenging; justification (n)

evanescent

disappearing like a vapor (adj)

Repression

the act of being held back (n)

oppression

dominate harshly; held by persecution

supernatural

beyond the observable world (adj)

paranormal

of physic phenomena (adj)

corporeal

Physical or material rather than spiritual (adj)

interfused

combined by mixing (adj)

sordid

Vulgar or corrupt (adj)

sinuous

Winding in or out; supple or graceful (adj)

intermitted

stopped at intervals (v)

arbiter

a judge or umpire (n)

blithe

Joyous (adj)

connoisseur

a person who is competent to pass judgement in an art (n)

convulsive

characterized by spasms (adj)

impetuous

characterized by sudden action (adj)

languor

lack of energy; tiredness (n)

potable

fit for drinking (adj)

sepulcher

a tomb (n)

sylvan

Of forest; wooded; covered in or full of trees (adj)

unpremeditated

not planned (adj)

verdurous

freshly green (adj)

vernal

pertaining to spring (adj)

visage

the face (n)

acquisition

the act of acquiring or gaining something (n)

aesthetic

pertaining to a sense of the beautiful (adj)

deliberated

carefully weighed or studied (adj)

garner

to gather or collect (v)

impede

obstruct; hinder (v)

indefatigable

untiring (adj)

interloper

one that intrudes in the affairs of others (n)

mandate

an authoritative command (n)

physiognomy

judging character from the face (n)

precipitous

extremely steep (adj)

repartee

a quick, witty reply (n)

requiem

a song of mourning (n)

waning

to decrease in strength and intensity (v)

affront

an offense to ones dignity (n or v)

allude

to refer to casually (v)

assent

to agree (v)

apathetic

not interested; having or showing little emotion (adj)

celerity

swiftness (n)

inscrutable

not easily understood; mysterious (adj)

munificence

extreme generosity (n)

officious

marked by forwardness; meddlesome (adj)

propensity

a natural inclination (n)

prostrate

to lay flat; lying flat (adj or v)

retrogression

the act of moving backwards; return to worse condition (n)

torpor

lethargic indifference; state of mental or motor inactivity (n)

unctuous

characterized by excessive piousness; fatty, oily (adj)

anonymity

the state of being unknown (n)

avant-garde

unorthodox or daring (n)

bedeviled

tormented maliciously (v)

coppice

a thicket of small trees or shrubs (n)

expatriates

those who have taken up residence in a foreign country (adj or n)

inanition

starvation (n)

lintel

horizontal; weight-bearing support above a door or window (n)

prelude

a preliminary to an action (n)

quorum

a chosen group (n)

severance

a breaking off (n)

sporadic

happening at irregular intervals (adj)

turbid

not clear; clouded (adj)

unplumbed

not explored in depth (adj)

burnished

to polished a surface by friction; polished (v)

dismantle

to take to pieces; divest (v)

homage

reverential regard (n)

ineffable

indescribable in words (adj)

languid

weak; listless, lacking in vigor (adj)

lissome

moving with graceful ease; limber (adj)

obsequiously

in an eagerly submissive way (adv)

pomp

vain display (n)

reiterate

to repeat (v)

supplication

an act of begging (n)

tumid

swollen (adj)

vile

morally despicable; repulsive (adj)

artifice

a trick or clever stratagem (n)

Deprecation

disapproval (n)

despotic

tyrannical; dictatorial (adj)

garrulous

talking a lot; pointlessly or annoyingly talkative (adj)

imperturbable

marked by extreme calmness; impassive (adj)

incarnate

to give bodily form to; made human (adj)

incessant

not stopping (adj)

iridescent

shining like a rainbow (adj)

overwrought

very nervous or excited (adj)

pervade

to be prevalent throughout (v)

sage

wise (adj)

uncanny

strange or mysterious (adj)

aperture

an opening (n)

arboreal

relating to trees (adj)

circumscribe

to limit; to draw a line around (v)

desuetude

state of disuse (n)

emanate

to issue forth (v)

laconic

using few words (adj)

parquet

patterned flooring (n)

passe

outmoded; out of date (adj)

perambulator

a baby carriage (n)

prosaic

lacking imagination; dull (adj)

spectral

ghostly (adj)

stint

limitation; restriction (n)

weal

a welt or bruise (n)

abstraction

something that cannot be perceived by the 5 senses; an idea or quality (n)

anachronism

someone or thing that seems to belong to a former time but not the present; out of proper time (n)

convivial

pleasant, friendly (adj)

encomium

text expressing high praise (n)

euphemism

weaker word or phrase used in place of another in order to be less offensive (n)

garish

too bright or showy; gaudy (adj)

hinterland

a region lying inland or remote from urban areas (n)

indomitable

not easily discouraged or defeated (adj)

inexorable

not to be persuaded or moved by entreaty (adj)

iniquity

wickedness; immorality (n)

perversity

stubborn determination to act in an inappropriate or unexpected way (n)

propound

propose; to put forward a suggestion (v)

vitiate

to corrupt or weaken (v)

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