noun: A state or condition markedly different form the norm. (anomaly).
adjective: Most unfortunate or miserable; pitiful.
noun: Act of cleansing; washing or cleansing of the body, especially as part of a religious ceremony. (sanctify).
verb: To deny (something) to oneself; restrain, especially from indulging in some pleasure. (ascetic).
noun: Cheerful willingness; eagerness; speed or quickness. (celerity).
verb: To lessen the intensity of severity of, to ease or sooth; to calm or pacify. (assuage, abate, alleviate, mitigate, mollify, pacify).
noun: Symbolic representation; an extended metaphor in narrative form.
adjective: Fully aware or familiar; cognizant; up-to-date.
adjective: Stern in manner or appearance.
noun: Strong or fixed dislike; a feeling of repugnance.
noun: A member of the middle class.
adjective: Dominated or characterized by materialistic and often frivolous pursuits or concerns.
verb: To confine or seclude; to shut away from the world.
noun: A place, especially a monastery or convent, devoted to religious seclusion.
adjective: Having the power to compel conviction or move the will. (sagacious).
adjective: Proportional; corresponding in size or degree; proportionate.
verb: To overcome the distrust or animosity of someone. (mitigate, mollify, pacify, placate, propitiate, quell).
adjective: Losing leaves in the fall; short-lived; temporary. (evanescent).
verb: To belittle; to deviate from a standard or expectation; to go astray or stray. (disparage).
adjective: Slow; tending to or inclined to delay or postpone; procrastinating.
noun: The disposition, character, or fundamental values and beliefs peculiar to a specific person, people, culture, or movement.
noun: An act or an example of substituting a mild, indirect, or vague term for one considered harsh, blunt, or offensive.
noun: Pleasant, agreeable, harmonious sound.
adjective: Unrehearsed; done on the spur of the moment; impromptu.
adjective: Irrelevant; unrelated; unnecessary; inessential or unrelated to the topic or matter at hand.
adjective: Suitable; appropriate; well spoken; marked by happiness or good fortune. (germane).
verb: To fall helplessly; to sink; to cave in; to fail utterly.
adjective: Secret; characterized by stealth; expressive of hidden motives or purposes. (surreptitious).
adjective: Composed of unlike parts.
noun: Public honor, recognition, or respect. (encomium).
noun: A curse.
adjective: Totally safe from attack; invulnerable; impervious to outside influence.
adjective: Arrogant; audacious; characterized by an offensive boldness. (insolent, impertinent).
verb: To call into question; to challenge an argument; to attack verbally; to attack as false.
adjective: Tireless; incapable or seemingly incapable of being fatigued.
verb: To bring oneself purposely into another's good grades especially by deliberate effort.
noun: Sin; an evil act; gross immorality or injustice; wickedness.