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acme

the highest point, as of achievement or development

alacrity

cheerful readiness, promptness, or willingness

anachronistic

of or from a different time

anomaly

something different, abnormal, peculiar, or not easily classified

ascertain

to make certain through experimentation

aspiration

strong desire or ambition

avow

to declare openly, to admit

blunt

slow to perceive, fell, or understand

brash

hasty and reckless

capricious

tending to change abruptly and without apparent reason

chutzpah

shameless audacity

claustrophobic

having a terrible fear of small spaces

consecrate

to set apart as holy

countenance

the appearance or expressions of someones face

debase

lower, corrupt, contaminate, pollute

decorous

proper

degenerate

the process of declining to fall below a normal or desirable level

demeanor

deportment/behavior

emanate

to come from or out of somebody

eminent

conspicuous, signal, or noteworthy

ennui

feeling of being bored and mentally tired caused by having nothing to do

epiphany

revelation of something being revealed

equipage

a noun that means furnishing, especially for horses and carriages

erudite

knowledgeable, learned

exorbitant

exceeding the customary or appropriate

expiation

atonement, cleansing reparation

garrison

a military post, especially one that is permanently established, or to supply with troops

gratification

to pleasure

hector

to bully

heterodox

not in agreement with accepted beliefs

homage

respect or reverence paid to something

ignominy

shame, dishonor

immutable

not changing or unable to be changed

impetus

motivating force

indigent

poor enough to need help from others

individuation

adapting instruction or other services to individual needs

ineffable

incapable of being expressed or described in words

infamy

bad repute, evil fame

intrinsic

inherent

irresolute

unsure of how to act or proceed

labyrinthine

extremely complicated

latent

dormant potential, undeveloped

laudation

the act of praise

mangle

to destroy something by twisting it with force or tearing it into pieces to that its original form is completely changed

multitudes

large numbers or crowds

obdurate

stubborn

onerous

burdensome or oppressive

ply

to work with diligently

precipitous

steep

pretensions

a claim or belief that you can succeed or that you are important or of value

privation

lack of the usual comforts of necessities of normal life

prodigious

immense

recumbent

to lie down in a resting position

recurrence

return to a previous condition, habit, or subject

relent

to give in

remonstrate

to complain about something to someone

retribution

repayment, debt, especially punishment

sanction

to authorize, approve, allow

sanguine

happy

saunter

to walk at a leisurely pace

scarce

not easy to find or get

solicitude

to act of showing care and helpful attention to someone

soliloquize

to speak aloud to oneself

stratagem

a carefully planned scheme to achieve something

stygian

gloomy, dark, hellish

subsequent

following in order or succession

terrestrial

of or related to earth and its inhabitants

unscrupulous

to be conscienceless and have no principles in making decisions

vagabond

a person who moves from place to place

vespertinal

describing something that has to do with the evening

virulent

bitterly hostile

volatile

liable to lead to sudden change or violence

vouchsafe

to tell or give something to someone

wallow

to roll around in the mud

woes

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