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abyss

bottomless hole

articulate

to speak clearly

bastion

a stronghold

blunder

to make a mistake as a result from stupidity

cascade

a steep waterfall

compress

to reduce in size or volume

contempt

extreme dislike

contrite

extremely apologetic

corpulence

a state of being very fat

covert

secret

credulous

gullible

cynical

sarcasm

declivity

downward slope

decorum

correct behavior

demur

to delay

derision

mockery

diffidence

shyness

discursive

rambling

disentangle

to unravel

disinclination

to avoid

dubious

doubtful, unclear

ebullient

extreme excitement

ferocity

savagery

flourish

to thrive

foliage

leaves of a plant

furtive

stealthy

gravity

seriousness

impervious

not capable of being damaged

incantation

a spell

inscrutable

mysterious

interminable

having no end

iridescence

brilliant appearance

lament

to morn or express sorrow

malevolence

ill will or evil intentions

muted

silenced

obscure

difficult to see

obtuse

dull of mind

officious

intrusive in a meddling or offensive manner

opalescent

showing or reflecting an iridescent light

opaque

not transparent

parody

humorous intimation

parry

impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball)

pinnacle

the peak or highest point

rue

to be sorry for

tacit

silent, not spoken

vexation

discomfort

vicissitude

change of luck

vivid

bright, distinct, and clear

vulnerable

susceptible to injury or attack

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