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indelible

cannot be removed, washed away or erased

lucid

(of language) transparently clear

inclination

a characteristic likelihood of or natural disposition toward a certain condition or character or effect

sublime

inspiring awe

reconcile

come to terms

seminal

containing seeds of later development

undulation

wave-like motion

stupendous

so great in size or force or extent as to elicit awe

vindicated

freed from any question of guilt

abhor

find repugnant

repugnant

offensive to the mind

knell

the sound of a bell rung slowly to announce a death or a funeral or the end of something

anomaly

deviation from the normal or common order or form or rule

concertina

free-reed instrument played like an accordion by pushing its ends together to force air through the reeds

stereoscope

an optical device for viewing stereoscopic photographs

chagrined

strong feelings of embarrassment

underrate

make too low an estimate of

maxim

a saying that widely accepted on its own merits

repute

the state of being held in high esteem and honor

accede

to agree or express agreement

perilous

fraught with danger

propriety

correct or appropriate behavior

boon

a desirable state

bolster

support and strengthen

arbitrary

based on or subject to individual discretion or preference or sometimes impulse or caprice

caprice

a sudden desire

vain

characteristic of false pride

ardent

characterized by intense emotion

lobby

a group of people who try actively to influence legislation

dawdle

hang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc.

despondent

without or almost without hope

itinerant

working for a short time in different places

elated

exultantly proud and joyful

exultant

to express great joy

pundit

someone who has been admitted to membership in a scholarly field

subsidy

a grant paid by a government to an enterprise that benefits the public

subside

wear off or die down

disparate

fundamentally different or distinct in quality or kind

succinct

briefly giving the gist of something

prose

ordinary writing as distinguished from verse

terse

brief and to the point

vignette

a brief literary description

literary

appropriate to literature rather than everyday speech or writing

reverent

feeling or showing profound respect or veneration

veneration

religious zeal

zeal

excessive fervor to do something or accomplish some end

fervor

feelings of great warmth and intensity

revel

take delight in

omnipresent

being present everywhere at once

detriment

a damage or loss

encroachment

influencing strongly

meticulous

marked by precise accordance with details

affiliation

the act of becoming formally connected or joined

wry

humorously sarcastic or mocking

disdain

lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike

superfluous

more than is needed, desired, or required

diligent

characterized by care and perseverence in carrying out tasks

anode

the negatively charged terminal of a voltaic cell or storage battery that supplies current

synagogue

(Judaism) the place of worship for a Jewish congregation

bonanza

a sudden happening that brings good fortune (as a sudden opportunity to make money)

erudite

having or showing profound knowledge

invigorate

impart vigor, strength, or vitality to

impart

make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret

vigor

an imaginative lively style (especially style of writing)

glib

artfully persuasive in speech

auspicious

tending to favor or bring good luck

uncanny

beyond what is natural

cowbird

North American blackbird that follows cattle and lays eggs in other birds' nests

typhoid

serious infection marked by intestinal inflammation and ulceration

sojourn

a temporary stay (e.g., as a guest)

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