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Diaphanous

(esp. of fabric) light, delicate, and translucent

Somnambulist

sleepwalker

Desolation

a state of complete emptiness or destruction

Countenances

a person's face or facial expression

Cravat

a short, wide strip of fabric worn by men around the neck and tucked inside an open-necked shirt; necktie

Gabardine

raincoat made of a smooth, durable twill-woven cloth, typically of worsted or cotton

Wean

accustom (someone) to managing without something on which they have become dependent or become excessively fond

Sordid

involving ignoble actions and motives; arousing moral distaste and contempt

Languid

displaying or having a disinclination for physical exertion or effort; slow and relaxed

Lugubrious

looking or sounding sad and dismal

Athwart

from side to side of; across

Insidious

proceeding in a gradual, subtle way, but with harmful effects

Moribund

at the point of death

Rapacity

aggressively greedy or grasping

Beguiled

charm or enchant (someone), sometimes in a deceptive way

Indefatigable

(of a person or their efforts) persisting tirelessly

Ostentation

pretentious and vulgar display, esp. of wealth and luxury, intended to impress or attract notice

Pestilential

annoying

Pestiferous

constituting a pest or nuisance; annoying

Sagacious

having or showing keen mental discernment and good judgment; shrewd

Intrepidity

fearlessness; adventurous; resolute courageousness

Recondite

(of a subject or knowledge) little known; abstruse

Bereavement

be deprived of a loved one through a profound absence, esp. due to the loved one's death

Peroration

the concluding part of a speech, typically intended to inspire enthusiasm in the audience.

Harlequin

a mute character in traditional pantomime, typically masked and dressed in a diamond-patterned costume

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