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enigma

puzzle, mystery

harbingers

indicators; bringers of warnings

labyrinthine

complicated; highly convoluted

nuzzle

cuddle, snuggle

plaudit

statement giving strong prause

reprehensible

shameful; very bad

tardy

slow, late, overdue, delayed

absolution

forgiveness, pardon, release

blatant

obvious

creditable

praiseworthy

ensconce

establish firmly in a position

hasten

hurry, accelerate, rush

laceration

a cut

obdurate

stubborn

plausible

can be believed; reasonable

reprieve

a respite; postponement of a sentence

tawdry

of little value, gaudy

abstain

desist; go without; withdraw

blighted

damaged, destroyed, ruined

credulous

gullible; ready to believe anything

enshroud

cover

haughtiness

arrogance, pride

lachrymose

tearful, sad

obfuscate

deliberately make something difficult to understand

plethora

an excess

repudiate

shun, eschew

tedium

boredom

abstemious

self denying, refraining from indulging

blithe

free-spirited, carefree

crepuscular

active at dawn and dusk

enunciation

clear pronunciation, articulation, accent

headstrong

stubborn, willfull

lackluster

dull, monotonous, bland

objective

unbiased, not subjecive

pliable

flexible, not stubborn

rescind

retract, repeal

temper

to moderate, soften

abstruse

difficult to understand, obscure

blunderbuss

1. ancient weapon 2. a clumsy person

cringe

recoil, flinch, shy away

envenom

to cause bitterness and bad feeling

hedonism

self indulgence, pleasure-seeking

laconic

using few words, brief, to the point

oblique

indirect, slanting

plumage

feathers of a bird

resignation

acceptance of fate

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