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placidly

calmly, quietly, in an undisturbed manner

asinine

of or like an ass; esp having the qualities regarded as characteristic of asses; stupid; silly; obstinate

edification

instruction; esp. mortal or spiritual instruction or improvement

prowess

superior ability or skill

solitary

single, alone, lone

malignant

having an evil influence; very dangerous

appeal

an earnest, sometimes urgent request for help or sympathy

ascertaining

to find out with certainty; to learn

vigil

keeping watch with a specific purpose

aberration

a deviation from the normal or typical

accosted

to approach and speak to, especially in an intrusive way

perpetrated

to do or perform something evil criminal or offensive

libel

any false or malicious statement or sign, picture tending to expose a person to public ridicule or to injure his reputation

ingenuous

simple innocent

analogous

similar or comparable in some respects

innate

natural (inborn--when referring to a person)

guilelessness

innocence, naivete

deportment

behavior; the manner in which one should conduct oneself

obstreperous

noisy; boisterous or unruly

invective

verbal attack; abusive terms, curses, insults

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